I was diagnosed by my doctor I was a type 2 diabetic, they made me do a glucose fasting test which I didn't really like and they told me my fasting numbers were 130 then I had to drink that sugar water and in a hour went up to 248 and then the last hour it went to 255. well now they got me on metformin 500 mg once daily and I have been on it for 2 weeks now and my blood sugar are good but I am staying more to the low side when I check my blood sugars at night they have been running in the 70's like 77 79 then I will eat a low carb snack just to be on the safe side because I am on other medication for mitral valve prolapse, I take Inderal 40mg x 3 daily and anxiety medication klonapin 0.5 mgx 3 a day so I really get tired and weak at times. One more question my sister was also told she is borderline what does that mean..View Thread
Stress can play a huge role in the development of diabetes. I noticed, several years ago, that stress was effecting almost every aspect of my life. It seemed that each day, I was working later...I was eating faster (or not at all)...I was always running late for appointments...I was calling in sick more frequently. But, most of all, I was irritable and grouchy, all the time.
Then, one day, as I was helping my 99 year old grandma out of the car, something occurred to me. As I slowly shuffled my feet to keep in step with her snail-like pace, I thought, "Holy kr@p, is this how slow I'll be moving in 40-50 years?" Then, it hit me like a ton of bricks...
"Now, I know why I'm so stressed out all the time. I've aged, therefore, I've slowed. I was just too 'busy' to notice."
Depending how well we take care of ourselves, it's said that we begin the downward slide (of aging) in our 20's and 30's. If we, (1. ) Don't get more rest, or (2.) Find ways to reduce stress, ie. exercise, we are heading our ship on a collision course with metabolic syndrome &, eventually, diabetes.
Medications mitigate or reduce severity of "symptoms". But, unless root cause of disease is "treated", the symptoms will only increase. The most critical first step in the treatment of diabetes is too acknowledge that you're growing old and slowing down.
More rest and exercise, therefore, is essential for improved blood glucose control.View Thread
My blood sugar sometimes reaches around 250 two houres after a meal but usually goes down to 140 or less at...
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My blood sugar sometimes reaches around 250 two houres after a meal but usually goes down to 140 or less at three or four hours after eating. It has never stayed high after four hours. How long can high blood sugar persist to cause damage? Your information will be appreciated. Thank you.View Thread
I have a strange story, and it started back in 02. I have MS, RA, I've had a massive heart attack at 48 yrs old. 3 mini strokes, 2 anurysym surgeries, Hyper Calcemia X2, I don't produce the enzyme that thins my blood (and that's not all of it) and NOW, I've been told I have type 2 diabeties. I mean....Enough already...right?? My problem is...I'm NOT over weight, I have been on a heart smart diet for 7 years faithfully, I have NEVER been a sweet eater....but, due to my current disability, I have NO way to exercise, Mainly because I can't handle the pain when I even move my legs. Soooo, to help combat the latest in my line of ailments....how can i get the exercise that I KNOW i need to get?View Thread
I have been type one since 1999 I'm now 22. The past five years I've developed a autoimmune thing that is unnamed where my immune system attacks my organs and I've developed auto immune pancreatitis. Both are slow killers.I've almost died hundreds of times and the worse attacks were on my heart for two years when it first started then on my liver last year. These health problems make my diabetes uncontrollable. I've been told that I'm not to be on a diabetic diet because swelling and pancreatic attacks make me unable to eat for a week or longer also hospitalizing me and causing my weight to be a dangerous problem. And most times my BG is high if I correct I'm getting a glucogon shot. Almost everyday I'm to weak or sick or n pain to function. I'm afraid that the doctors are right. And there truly is nothing else they can do. I've been told if I don't find a way to get a pancreatic transplant (which I'm not elligable for) that I'll eventually get pancreatic cancer. My pancreatitis is how I got type one. And if the other auto immune problem isn't cured eventually it will kill me. I don't know what to do I just need information if any is out there so I can get help or fixed.if u find anything contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org please. Thank you for reading this.View Thread
I have these hard bumps on my toe. They don't stick out, they are under the skin. I have had them probably almost a year, and it started out as 1 or 2. They don't itch, and they really only start to feel sore or hurt after standing for a long time, or when wearing heels or walking barefoot on tile or hardwood floors. I'm 26, female, and stand on my feet a lot from work.View Thread
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