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Resistant starch and leftover pasta

Started by Nellie. Last reply by Georgia boy Oct 19. 1 Reply

I saw a mention in a cookbook I recently bought (Blending Science with Spices, by Gita Patel, the dietician I saw a couple of weeks ago) of "resistant starch" - which occurs in cooked-then-cooled…Continue

Self-monitoring study for people with type 2 diabetes

Started by Emily Coles Aug 29. 0 Replies

Researchers from Columbia University are looking for individuals with type 2 diabetes to participate in a self-monitoring study. The purpose of the study is to collect a set of data to develop and…Continue

Tags: type 2, study, research


Started by Krztina. Last reply by gg Aug 4. 1 Reply

I was curious if anyone has started this new once a day medication. The part that doesn't grab me is the "diuretic" effects as well as yeast infections. Just curious what other peoples personal…Continue

Why am I peeing so much?

Started by Dee. Last reply by Dawnnikki98 Jul 30. 1 Reply

I thought this is what happens when your D is out of control. But, as soon as I started insulin + victoza 6 weeks ago I started getting thirstier and needing the bathroom more often, and waking up…Continue

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Comment by Linda G on Sunday

Hello Irene! Please ask your doctor about this, as there are interactions with other medication, and side effects with any medication/supplements.
One must be aware that though these are vitamins, they are nevertheless medication....larger doses than suggested on the container IS dangerous, and can be toxic.

Comment by irene hatfield on Sunday
Hi I'm new to the sight but I'm a type two and was wondering if it would be safe for me to take B12 shots to help me loss weight?
Comment by Joe_h on November 19, 2014 at 8:53am

I take Vitamin D and B12. not sure if they help my sugars much but their levels have been found to be low on my blood work so I needed to boost them. not sure if they are low because of my meds or the diabetes

Comment by Noemi on November 19, 2014 at 8:50am

Does anyone take supplements along with your medications and do they help you lower your glucose readings? Curious..

Comment by biggrey on November 17, 2014 at 11:49am

Hi group!
I just joined and am rather excited to find a community who will understand. I love my friends but only the diabetic friends can understand and identify with what living as a diabetic really means.

So here I am!

Comment by Joe_h on November 17, 2014 at 8:29am

hi Irene!

Comment by irene hatfield on November 16, 2014 at 7:59pm
Hello I'm new to the group
Comment by Christalyn on November 9, 2014 at 3:18pm

Another question..... Can insulin or any other diabetic medication influence hair coloring?....

I went in to the beauty salon to have my hair colored light brown blondish. I don't look like the picture any more. When she was washing the treatment out she asked if I had put any coloring or hair dye with a blue or green base in my hair. I told her no. Another beautician asked me if I was on medications and I said no but I am diabetic and I take insulin. He said that's the insulin causing my hair to change colors. I didn't argue with the assumption. Yes my hair is somewhat darker than before but reasonable. Has anybody else had this experience?

Comment by Mick48 on October 31, 2014 at 9:10pm
To relies cramps we use Tonic water lith no sugar or tablets Cramp ezzy I tink is no lock of potassium I WOs told is Magnezium sow I tak magnesium tablets
Comment by Linda G on October 31, 2014 at 2:44pm

I have had that with my leg Christalyn, where it caused me to collapse and nearly faint. In my case, it was a very low potassium count. Ask your doctor for a potassium level test. I may NOT be's a process of elimination!


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