was diagnosed with t2 diabetes 2 days ago. I am 42 years old.I honestly dont know what i should eat as a meal for breakfast or dinner. Dont know what i should have for snacks. I check my blood 3-5 times a day. Im required to do it twice a day.In reality Im just scared of this. Any suggestions?View Thread
I just started monitoring my blood glucose since my doctor changed my Metformin to glipiZide. I can't get any pattern at all on my readings. Readings before breakfast sometimes gives me a 153, 137,126. After meals. I get a 305 reading. Can't bring my level into the 80-120 range. Just now my reading before breakfast was 120, 2 hours after I get a reading of 220. I only had 2 pieces of toast & small pieces of lean meat. What am I doing wrong?View Thread
What do you say to friends who tell you that diabetes can be cured and they feel you do not need pills, pumps, injections, etc.? I've had diabetes for 7 years. My friends have never approached me before about my diabetes being "curable". They offer stories about people who have beaten diabetes by changing their diet. I feel like they need to be supportive of my struggles. What do I say in defense? Thanks.View Thread
As a Type 2 Diabetic, I have been told that blood sugar spikes are the major cause of nerve cell...
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As a Type 2 Diabetic, I have been told that blood sugar spikes are the major cause of nerve cell deterioration. I have also been told that there are three substances that can effectively reduce these spikes - Berber-ine, Curcumin and Piperine. Does anyone have firsthand experience with any of these?View Thread
I had a cortisone shot 2 weeks ago. Blood sugar went up to 546. Dr. Gave me levemire insulin pin. Hasn't worked. He is off today what can I do to get it down. Feel really bad. Should I go to er?View Thread
I recently took my six year old to the doctor because I noticed that he is always thirsty, always hungry even after just eating, he is tired and he gets a lot of headaches and throws up a lot. I asked the doctor if she could test him for diabetes and she did. His fasting blood glucose levels were high she didn't tell me how high. His insulin levels were normal. All she told me was to change his diet and make an appointment in 3 months. My son is normal weight he is 4ft tall and weighs 48lns. He doesn't like sweets such as juice and candy etc. I am just a little confused by what this all means and I am wondering if this is the normal way that doctors deal with this kind of thing. Also any information would be greatView Thread
My husband is 25 he's a type 1 diabetic was diagnosed when he was 8 years old. For years now he has had pain in his calf muscles. The pain feels like he's over exerted his legs just in his calf muscles though. It gets worse when he rests. His doctors have done numerous test and can find no answer. Has anyone else had the same problem?View Thread
Let's assume a certain person eats usually for breakfast two servings of bread, one serving of milk and one...
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Let's assume a certain person eats usually for breakfast two servings of bread, one serving of milk and one serving of fruit which adds up to about 60 grams carbs. If instead of the above he eates four serving of bread he will still have 60 grams carbs.I know this is not recommended because he will miss minerals and vitamins which he could get from milk and fruits but will it affect also his blood sugar? If it does is it because of glycemic load? I would be obliged if someone can clarify this to me.View Thread
I am trying out a body building supplement called NO2 Explode Extreme. It 's giving me a boost in strength and recovery after exercise. What is the likely impact of this product on a1c? I am aT2D on oral medications for over 10 years. My last a1c was 7.9.View Thread
The 2014 Food Revolution Summit (audio broadcasts) is currently underway and may be of interest to many of you as dietary factors are an essential component of good blood sugar control. The Summit runs from April 27th through May 4th. Three interviews are featured each day and each broadcast runs approximately 35 to 46 minutes in duration (sans the 2-3 minutes of generic promotional hype at the end of each session).
The Summit is free but access to the broadcasts (i.e., for free) is only available for 24 hours following their initial respective air times/dates. The exception to the rule is the opening day's broadcasts that aired yesterday (April 27th). The latter are available as free replays until the Summit ends at the close of May 4th. Although registration may be required (name and email address), many folks have been able to access the summit by simply going to the broadcast site at http://foodrevolutionsummit.org/broadcasts/ .
Those of you who believe in the tenet that the development of diabetes complications are optional and can be 100% prevented through lifestyle changes (diet, activity and medication, if required) may find some of these topics to be insightful. In contrast, those who subscribe to "conventional wisdom" that diabetes is a "naturally progressive disease" may not want to invest time in listening to speakers who may challenge their beliefs. Please note that the Summit is NOT diabetes-specific but if you have learned how to absorb and adapt information to your own individual situation, you may find the information to be useful.
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