To all who really care about good health, those who keep trying to educate others, and those who are attempting to lead more livable lives.... and Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays and Happy New Year. BTW, a great holiday hors d'oeuvre is a toothpicks with a cherry tomato, a mini mozzarella ball, and a mini cucumber slice. Few carbs and colorful.View Thread
I thought this was a web site to exchange information on diabetes and blood sugar. Guess I offended someone with information about how many carbs different foods contain. Sorry. Too bad that a lot of good info from a pharmacist was removed also.View Thread
Ok, my husband has been A TYPE II diabetic for about 16 years. He became ill and for some reason his pancreas stopped functioning and is now encapsulated ... so he is totally dependent on the insulin he gives himself.
He also has congestive heart failure, has 4 stents, extremely high blood pressure but that is also under control with medications, and his kidney function has gone way down... SO... we went to the heart doctor the other day and told her about some recent episodes of retaining water (he's on 3 or 4 different water pills) so she ran a Creatinine level which came back 3.07 and his usually is around 2.5 or so...
He's been retaining water but doesn't seem more than normal by looking but you can tell on the scale.
Trying to get this all under control his sugar has been dropping WAY low for some reason... he is a bad diabetic, eats what he wants and doses accordingly.
Started drinking gator-aid for the electrolytes and it has 34 sugars... yet it seems to LOWER his sugar? What is going on?? Remember his pancreas doesn't work at all.
His Nephrologist (kidney dr) said if your kidneys are not functioning correctly it can cause your sugar to drop? Huh? How is that? Any help, or advice or insights would be fantastic. Thank you!!View Thread
I am of 24.My parents and my elder brother are Diabetic and from a couple of few days,I am observing the following symptoms:[br>1.Tinglings all over the body[br>2. dry mouth (it has been lowered significantly)[br>[br>I have tested my "glucose fasting" two times. First time it is 123 and second time it is 79.[br>My hemoglobin A 1C test result is 4.3 (lowest).[br>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 ?[br>whether I am pre diabetic or not ?[br>which diet should I take now?[br>I am not over weight at all..so do I need to reduce my weight and should avoid fat foods as suggested?[br>Do fat foods increase glucose level or it is being avoided to reduce weight only?View Thread
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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