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Reply: Artificial Sweetners for Diabetics
Sucralose is just the generic/chemical name for Splenda. Even though artificial sweeteners do not contain...More
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Reply: left abdomen seems hard near ribs
Could you please refrain from creating multiple usernames? This is a very deceptive practice and to employ...More
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Reply: leg infection(s)
Hello. I am sorry you are going through all this. Are you seeing a vascular specialist? That would be the...More
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Reply: Single high blood sugar of 290
prenisone sends my blood sugar to the moon. seriously. the amounts of insulin i have to inject to bring it...More
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This am the blood sugar was 290. This will be short term, I think as I go off the prednisone after a week. But should I be too worried about a single high reading, or a few?
Reply: BG Meters & varying readings
Here's a couple of things that might help you. First off, when you go to the lab and have blood drawn (and...More
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Posted by mrscora01
Reply: Does When You Eat What Matter?
Well, I think Type 2 Diabetes can be controlled with medication and lifestyle change. I've heard the term...More
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Blessings,

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Posted by davedsel2
Reply: itchyness with sugar
I use and like Gold Bond Ultimate diabetics Dry Skin Relief. Your pharmacy, or even Walmart or a dollar store...More
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Reply: Metronidazole 500mg
Hello. The person that can answer your question best is your pharmacist. Give them a call and they can help...More
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Reply: 5mg bisacodyl and diabetics
Yes, agreed with anon. Your pharmacist has the knowledge regarding any medications, regardless if it is over...More
Posted by auriga1
Reply: Prediabetic
imho, if everyone in America, 65 or older, were to submit to A1C testing, I believe more than half could be...More
Posted by brunosbud
Reply: forgot some info
I can relate...I had so much loss and gained weight, lost my nice low A1-c number of 5.1....now I...More
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Reply: Just relized I use to be on this group
WoW...I just returned after five years gone...I remember you and all the people who replied to your...More
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Reply: mama what?
Make the appointment as soon as you can. The familial tendency is high. Mammography and sonograms can catch...More
Posted by auriga1
Reply: Mad at my father
You make good points and I appreciate them. He has worked hard to bring his A1c down and I think that's...More
Posted by rohvannyn
Reply: newly diagnosed
I agree with all you say and do, including kayaking and pottery! My "counting" carbs is just mental, as I...More
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Posted by flutetooter
Fatigue and diabetes
Thanks to all who replied. I have an appointment in September and will ask my Dr. about this again.
Posted by msluki
Reply: High blood suigar
Surfdude, Lantus insulin is NOT prescribed to bring down a high blood sugar. It is a basal insulin that works...More
Posted by auriga1
Reply: Out of control
I just got on here and I hope you get this. I have gone through the same thing and still do from time to...More
Posted by undefined
Reply: sugar rise after sport
Hi Maria. Sorry, I missed your post and would have answered soon (had to get a heads up from a friend)....More
T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008
Posted by mrscora01
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Reply: Type 1 Diabetes
Hey, Dr. Dansinger, thanks for making this thread! I was a 2 year old when I was first diagnosed with 424...More
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Reply: heel pain
Plantar Faciitis. Proper fitting shoes, particularly arch support become critical when you age. The fascia...More
Posted by brunosbud
Reply: Forgot insulin 12 hours ago
Edward, I have done this before. At the risk of ruining my schedule, I just waited until the time for my next...More
Posted by auriga1
Reply: My husband needs help
I agree there's something going on as Anon_134193 mentioned, above. Unintentional weight loss is alarming....More
Posted by brunosbud
Reply: How would you finish this sentence?
It didnt come as a surprise, but I felt dissappointed in myself.
Posted by digibetes
Reply: diabetes and heart
"...Is it common for your body which has never experienced such things in a younger stage in life to just...More
Posted by brunosbud
Reply: SWEATY AND BRAIN FOG
An, all I can say is the same thing happened to me. I know how you feel because I felt anxious thinking I was...More
Posted by auriga1
Reply: Pre-diabetes and skinny
Get in touch with a reputable dietician. It has made a difference for me, and she has taught me much. If...More
Posted by aliattitude
Reply: IRON VS POTASSIUM CONTROL LEVELS
Hi and welcome. What are your issues with potassium? You really need to see a doc about this as abnormal...More
T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008
Posted by mrscora01
Reply: Diabetes
Gk, are you drinking plenty of water? Have you had steroids prescribed recently? Maybe an injection into a...More
Posted by auriga1
Reply: brown seaweed
Here is one way of bringing down your blood sugar readings. I personally avoid all starches as potatoes...More
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My Dr. said I have diabetes my a1c level is 6.5 and wants me to take Metformin 500mg. I took my bs test and it was 103 after I ate. I have ... More
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