My parents are and my elder brother are Diabetic and from a couple of few days,I am observing the following symptoms: 1.Tinglings all over the body 2. dry mouth (it has been lowered significantly)
I have tested my "glucose fasting" two times. First time it is 123 and second time it is 79. My hemoglobin A 1C test result is 4.3 (lowest). I am pretty confused now with the contradictory test results and considering my family background and above symptoms.., I want guidance and whether there is a need of some more tests or not ? whether I am pre diabetic or not ? which diet should I take now? I am not over weight at all..so do I need to reduce my weight and should avoid fat foods as suggested? Do fat foods increase glucose level or it is being avoided to reduce weight only?View Thread
I'm 49 years old height and weight just starting to push the BMI limit for being in a healthy range. At 17 I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia. Managed to keep it in control until about four years ago. Past four years, my glucose levels have spiked up to as high as 287 and as low as 61. My husband seems to think this can be treated much like a common cold, meaning its that easy. That if I just roll out of bed, eat a spoonful of peanut butter, that I will be good to go. I can't seem to convince him otherwise. That until I get screened to know what I'm actually dealing with, I can't know how to go about it. Hard to predict when the symptoms appear whether I bottom out or spike. He thinks I should know when they will happen. I think I already have some effects of untreated glucose problems. Like the black spot in the middle of my vision in one eye. Nerve issues in my legs and feet. Anyway...what can I do to convince him how very important getting to a doctor and getting screened can be? I've lost two uncles (one each side) from complications from diabetes. Diabetes runs heavily on both sides. I need advice because husband thinks its a simple fix at home.View Thread
My fasting blood sugar is approximately 115 in the morning. I also must take Coumadin which limits green vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and other leafy greens. A healthy heart diet includes these vegetables. How can I eat right and lower my blood sugar with this road block? Suggestions?
After I was diagnosed with diabetes type 2 I was given metformin and had terrible abdominal pains with diaherra - 3rd opinion was the answer - to switch to new diabetes meds. - this after 2 l/2 yrs and gall bladder surgery that wasn't necessary - thank god I didn't give up - just ruined a couple years of my life being miserable. Go for a second or third opinion to see if your medication is causing a problemView Thread
I'm female, 72 years old, 5'9" and weigh between 150 and 155. That is well within the weight limit for me. I have fluctuated through the years. Last time I was overweight was about 1985.
Not being overweight does not seem to affect my Blood glucose levels. Right now high and has been for about a year. I'm frustrated but intend to discuss with Dr. some of the newer drugs. Maybe it is time for a change.
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