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Just Diagnosed Now Our Trip Overseas Is Coming Up Shortly. Any Traveling Info Or Hints I Should Be Aware Of

Just Diagnosed Now Our Trip Overseas Is Coming Up Shortly. Any Traveling Info Or Hints I Should Be Aware Of

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Since you were just diagnosed first off I wouldn't worry about much else other than enjoying your trip - you can think about the Diabetes when you get back. It is initially a slow moving disease so… read more

posted 18 days ago

Trouble Sleeping

Trouble Sleeping

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 3 years ago, and have been struggling with insomnia for a while now. It is a struggle to exercise when I’m feeling so tired and worn out all I want to do is sit down! I’ve tried using melatonin with no affect. Does anyone have any suggestions I would greatly appreciate feedback thanks

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

If the melatonin didn't do anything for you then your sleep issues are probably not the standard slightly messed up hormones from the thyroid issues that cause the majority of sleep issues in Type… read more

posted 18 days ago

How Much Water Do I Need To Drink For The Best Hydration Level.

How Much Water Do I Need To Drink For The Best Hydration Level.

Good morning from South Jersey to all you diabetes warriors
Proper hydration, a loaded question, with many answers.

Those with kidney disease need to listen to their doctors.
Those on diuretics, listen to your doctor.
Those on sulfonylureas may need extra water.
If exercising, you may need more water.

Most of the rest of us fall into these categories
In general, data and recommendations from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine suggest that

Women 150 pounds, BMI less… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Wow, thanks for this. I was aiming for 80 but clearly I need to aim much higher!! I already feel like I’m running to the bathroom all day!!! Lol

posted 13 days ago

Are Forgetfullness Part Of Diabetes?

Are Forgetfullness Part Of Diabetes?

Are forgetfullness part of diabetes? I also had Covid 19 in 2020 and I've noticed that I am forgetfull nowadays. I am 48 years young.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Thank you so much!

posted 18 days ago

What Advice Do You Have For Others About Managing Fatigue?

What Advice Do You Have For Others About Managing Fatigue?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Wow that is dedication…. I have to try to adjust away from night eating but I’m just not hungry in the daytime

posted 1 day ago

Can Facialis Paralysis ( Cranial Nerve Neuritus ) Be Part Of Diabetes?

Can Facialis Paralysis ( Cranial Nerve Neuritus ) Be Part Of Diabetes?

At the end of March this year I was diagnosed with Facialis paralysis ( Cranial nerve neuritus ) I would like to know if a diabetic can cause this I am only thinking about it now and haven't asked my doctor it.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Thank you so much!!

posted 21 days ago

Byetta

Byetta

I’ve been on Byetta for the last 4 months and have stopped it as it has caused not weight loss but has caused my weight to increase and my stomach to bloat. It caused my sugar levels to drop but why the increase in weight

Milk Thistle And Ragweed

Milk Thistle And Ragweed

Allergic to ragweed and milk thistle. I read on the bottle of milk thistle not to take if you are allergic to ragweed. I have seasonal rhinitis during ragweed season. I have been much better since I was on allergy shots for 20 years. I have been off shots for 20 plus years.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

How are you doing?

posted 21 days ago

What Is Your Biggest Challenge In Managing T2D?

What Is Your Biggest Challenge In Managing T2D?

I will appreciate a description (short or long) of your biggest challenge with T2D.

I am at a stage where I am finding my diet very restrictive. A food scoring app I downloaded gave an excellent 90/100 to couscous packet from Costco but when I looked closer I saw that it has 32g of carbs for a small 50g serving. I thought why even bother?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I find my most difficult challenge is going to social events. I have control over what I bring into my house for nourishment. Where is the fine line between a "treat" and over indulgence?

posted 18 days ago
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