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I Am Having High Morning Reading, Could It Be Taking My Cholesterol Tablet At Night Please Advice

I Am Having High Morning Reading, Could It Be Taking My Cholesterol Tablet At Night Please Advice

posted 19 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I too was having high morning readings. However since on Glucophage at night and Injections of insulin when eating and last thing at night it has made of world of difference. My A1C has come down from… read more

posted 12 days ago

Where Does My Fasting Sugar Come From?

Where Does My Fasting Sugar Come From?

@A DiabetesTeam Member mentioned a common misconception amongst Type 2’s which believe that some bedtime snack affected their morning number.

Type 2 is an umbrella that covers about five different sub-types of the disease.

The overwhelming majority of us (over 90%) are “insulin resistant” T2’s. So we don’t really have a production problem, we have a deficiency in how we use that insulin.

So while a Type 1, LADA or Severely Insulin Deficient T2 (all that require both nighttime and mealtime… read more

posted 21 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Your liver stores any spare glucose during the day when you fast at nighttime it dumps sugar into your blood stream to compensate that’s why you can have high sugar levels in the morning

posted 20 days ago

Knowing More About My Diabetes

Knowing More About My Diabetes

Just a statement not a question: I want to thank all of you for your support over the time that I have been a member of this group. The information I have received by your question and answers is far more than I have received from my medical staff. Keep up the great work. I feel more confident in living with diabetes by all the wisdom and understanding each of you shares.

Jimmers
Otsego, MI

posted 21 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Feeling just the same. Thank you all.....

posted 8 days ago

Please Share Your Favorite Recipe Thais Both Diabetic Friendly And Dinner Party Worthy

Please Share Your Favorite Recipe Thais Both Diabetic Friendly And Dinner Party Worthy

Here is mine:
Salmon Bites
I serve this over a salad but makes a great appetizer) usually romain , cucumber and grape tomatoes and if on hand green onions . I have used chopped fresh mint (i grow my own) in season.
Ingredients;
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated garlic
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
1 pound center-cut salmon fillet, skinned and cut into 1-inch pieces
I serve with a lemon poppy seed dressing made with butter milk

posted 22 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I forgot to put directions

Marinate the salmon with the first 5 ingredients than bake on a shallow pan at 350 ° for about 12 min

posted 22 days ago

How Much Variation In Day To Day Fasting Numbers Is Too Much?

How Much Variation In Day To Day Fasting Numbers Is Too Much?

@A DiabetesTeam Member asked a good question about what causes our blood sugar to jump around day to day.

I posted a reply about it being driven by our hormones when talking about our Fasting/Between meal numbers. We all know that we can affect our mealtime numbers depending on what we put in our mouth.

This led me to think of another question. How much can it bounce before we see that as something of concern?

I don’t have a specific answer to that but can share how my own Fasting Numbers… read more

edited, originally posted 24 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I love that you post these questions. They are always so helpful. Right now, my numbers are pretty even and pretty good. However, I am either compliant or I get overwhelmed by something and wind up… read more

posted 22 days ago

What Causes Fbs To Vary From 94 To 105 And From 106 To 114?

What Causes Fbs To Vary From 94 To 105 And From 106 To 114?

What causes fbs to vary some days by 10 points?

posted 24 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Hi @A DiabetesTeam Member and all you warriors. For me, I try to control in a very tight range. When I suspect I might be higher than my normal I adjust with little tricks to make me release more… read more

posted 23 days ago

Does The Heat Mess With Our Blood Sugar?

Does The Heat Mess With Our Blood Sugar?

We have had a number of minor discussions in the gang here and we have a ton of antidotal evidence and first hand accounts claiming that particularly during the hot summer months, we, as a group, tend to experience a few more challenges keeping our blood sugar in check.

I tripped over an Ontario based study conducted a couple years back that was analyzing the cause of hospitalizations due to extreme hot and cold temperatures (we experience swings in Ontario where it's not uncommon in the Summer… read more

posted 25 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Typical of weather here in the Adirondack's as well. We don’t see quite the same High as you
But our lows are even more severe. I think a lot of people do not get out and get their exercise during… read more

posted 23 days ago

What Is Your Go-to Snack When Your Blood Sugar Is Low?

What Is Your Go-to Snack When Your Blood Sugar Is Low?

posted 27 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

definitely good choices. I am always afraid o eating too much.

posted 5 days ago

How

How

hey i just did my afternoon blm and my machine said lo and i think while i napped i had a seizure and now awake i have massive headache how do i stop this happening or fix the problem please help me

posted 29 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

If you are an insulin user it may be time to talk to the Doc about dialing back your dose.

If going low while sleeping (a "not totally uncommon event") and if you are not taking insulin which can… read more

posted 29 days ago

Anyone Taking Trulicity?

Anyone Taking Trulicity?

Hello, Is anyone taking trulicity. Any side effects? I have a prescription for it, but reading about what it could cause has me worried. Also, if you are allergic to it you have a week's worth in your system.

posted 30 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I take trulicity and have no issues with it. Remember there are side effects with any drug you take but there is also side effects with uncontroled diabetes, damage to internal organs neuropathy… read more

posted 29 days ago
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