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Will You Take 10 Mins To Fill Out A T2D Self Care Community Survey?

Will You Take 10 Mins To Fill Out A T2D Self Care Community Survey?

I was diagnosed with T2D in 2017 and I did everything that the doctor said. I tracked my sleep, I tracked what I ate, I tracked my workout, went through a nutritional transformation and I became efficient. Lately I have realized that the only other place that is as efficient as the expected life of a type two diabetic …is… a prison. I feel I am officially, efficiently imprisoned. Every 3rd person in this world is going to be expected to lead an efficiently imprisoned life. I am at a critical… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Thank you. It'll be great if I could get some more responses.

posted about 2 months ago

Taking Dococyline

Taking Dococyline

I will be on Dococycline for the rest of my life. I keep getting huge drops in my blood sugar. I take no other diabetes medicines. Just wondering if anyone had any suggestions .
Thanks

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Oh
Yes I understand now

posted about 1 month ago

Does Type 2 Increase Your Risk Of Developing Pancreatic Cancer?

Does Type 2 Increase Your Risk Of Developing Pancreatic Cancer?

I saw an ad from the Canadian Cancer Society reminding people who have stayed mostly cooped up for the past 2 years to get into their Doctors and get a check-up.

During the pandemic the diagnosed rates of Cancer dropped to historic lows. Not because people weren't getting it but rather because they were not getting checked and ultimately diagnosed so the worry is some will be later stage when it is caught and their odds of a decent outcome may be lost.

Anyhow, they noted that in 2022 they… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

@A DiabetesTeam Member,that a great target.Am in favour of getting off as many meds as possible.

posted about 2 months ago

Potential Secondary Conditions Resulting From Diabetes

Potential Secondary Conditions Resulting From Diabetes

Good Day All,

Saw a similar question and answer about 3 months ago. Thought I'd revisit the the question again. I'm still young (turning 30 this year). I am extremely active (running ultra's), not overweight and follow a basic but healthy diet. Been Diabetic (type 2) for 5 years now and it appears that during this time, new conditions keep on manifesting. Would like to find out from members if they maybe experienced similar secondary conditions as below:

1. Sensitive nose (that tends to… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I have thyroid issues also. I lost my front teeth on top and bottom due to periodontal disease which is linked to diabetes.

posted about 1 month ago

If You Invite Non Diabetic Friends Over For Dinner What Would You Make?

If You Invite Non Diabetic Friends Over For Dinner What Would You Make?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Lean fresh meat, chicken, lots of fresh dark green veg for iron, other veg for vitamins n minerals, starch in moderation,fresh oily fish, lowest sugar fruit, diabetics can eat anything they like but… read more

edited, originally posted about 2 months ago

What Are Some Of The Tests Used For Management Of Type 2?

What Are Some Of The Tests Used For Management Of Type 2?

Over the past few days a few of us have been in a discussion about C-Peptide and anti-body tests and some may be wondering what the heck we are going on about.

So I'll try and give the 10 Cent explanation about some of the tests that can be used particularly if our diabetes gets a little out of hand or doesn't exactly react the "expected" way when the Doc is treating according to the guidelines that work for "most".

First we have the A1C test - I'm sure each one of us has had at least one of… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I order c-peptide tests in the states through labs where i do not need a dr's script and pay for it myself. It cost $69.00 for a test here in Maryland.

posted 2 months ago

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 2 months 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 2 months 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:

It might only be the fluids, but I'm a firm believer on cranberry juice for kidney stones and kidney health. I knew a lady who was able to pass a kidney stone by drinking 2 half gallons of cranberry… read more

posted about 1 month ago
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