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Stupid Question (sorry--sent it in an email first. still new to the forum)

Started by Kristinemac777. Last reply by Kristinemac777 Jul 10. 5 Replies

So I'm getting hungry a lot more quickly these days and I've started getting seriously nauseated when I don't eat something (and I'm not talking waiting a long, long time). Typical? Should talk to my…Continue

Liver releasing glucose?

Started by Dexter. Last reply by Leigh Ann May 30. 1 Reply

I have noticed a trend in my eat to your meter plan. My FBG is around 120 when I first wake up. I will have a simple breakfast such as cheerios and almond milk with splenda. 1 hour later I am 260. I…Continue

Unsupportive Spouse

Started by OBX OMA. Last reply by trauts May 26. 8 Replies

OOPS, I sent a message and could of added a discussion topic. Sorry about that.Someone responded about a separate fridge - sounds like a good idea. (like the ones you get for college). He has his…Continue

Daytime sleepiness and diabetes?

Started by Kate. Last reply by trauts May 26. 8 Replies

Just before I was diagnosed as diabetic, I started having these episodes where I "lost time"--at work and at home, normally between 1 - 3 pm. Sometimes later. I kept asking my mom who is a diabetic,…Continue

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Comment by ChinkyEyed on July 14, 2014 at 1:22pm

I take Metformin HCL ER 500MG Take 1 tablet twice a day. But I take it once a day. Usually my blood level is 135 or under. If its 108,or around that I dont take it at all. Is it okay to that? I feel like if my blood level is fine and I take the Metformin it will make it lower. I may be wrong but can someone let me know. Thanks! ^_^

Comment by Christalyn on June 11, 2014 at 7:22am

I read on another blog that a person said they didn't have "real" diabetes but had strong insulin resistance. Some how I think this is bad information. How can you have one without the other and it not be diabetes? They said their glucose levels are all over the place. How true is this?

Comment by Linda G on June 8, 2014 at 6:28am

Please join our community chat on Tuesday June 10th. It will be held on home page!
The topic...Metformin! Click on the link for time zone and RSVP.

Comment by Linda G on May 24, 2014 at 12:32pm

Come and learn more about carb counting....share your, and be supported. Interactive discussion! "room" on home page.
When....Thursday May 29th.
Click on the attached link for more information!

Comment by David (dns) on May 21, 2014 at 12:08pm

On Thursday, May 22 the tuDiabetes chat room will host an interactive discussion on Starting Insulin.

If you're thinking of starting insulin therapy, worried about it, or curious and just seeking more information -- this is the place (and the time)!

Comment by Christalyn on May 20, 2014 at 12:34pm

I have talked about my mother several times on this site... my mother passed away this past Saturday... I can't say that I am terribly said about her passing. I am more anger about the treatment I have received from my sister and some family members. I am the oldest of 4. My BS levels have been super high since this happened. My stress has been exacerbated by the evilness of my youngest sister that has done everything possible to cut me out of my inheritance and the obituary. Gosh I am shaking sometimes. I have to stop and rest to calm myself down. I have been doing a lot of emotional eating too. thanks for listening. While my mother was in the hospital I had to receive info about my dying mother from my uncle because my sister didn't want to talk to me. She refuses to do the will so I can get my portion of the inheritance. Just being a super spoiled brat...Why do I need this .......

Comment by Linda G on May 13, 2014 at 4:11pm

In Type 2, your pancreas may be secreting less insulin, but all along you are insulin resistant in varying degrees. It's a classic 2 step!

Comment by Christalyn on May 13, 2014 at 11:59am

Does anybody remember an article (or 2) about the pancreas of a TYPE 2 is functioning at 50% or less at the time of diagnosis? I remember reading this some where. I had a person tell me that most Type 2's are more insulin resistant as oppose to having pancreatic damage or a less functioning pancreas. Any thoughts.

Comment by Linda G on April 5, 2014 at 7:55am

Sorry to hear about your mother.....and lets move on this page, keeping civil...ALL of us.

Comment by Christalyn on April 5, 2014 at 7:25am

I got a message last night my mother might be on her death bed. I am not sure how I feel about this. She was evil to me so I don't have the normal feeling a person should have. just not sure.


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