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Apps to track diet, blood sugar, etc.

Started by Ila. Last reply by Dave Dec 2. 8 Replies

Have you found any apps for the iPad that will track diet, meds, efc? I want one that. An also scan bar codes. I have the Atkins app and love it for diet tracking. It scans bar codes, but of course…Continue

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

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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

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Comment by Allen on September 29, 2011 at 11:11am
I'm seeing this new doctor who put me on this treatment plan. I just got a new job where I am on my feet most of the day,, and have been experiencing lower BG levels throughout the day. I lowered my Lantus last night to 20, and woke to a glucose level of 170 which is high but I have seen this number before. I took the new drug sample the doctor gave me with my metformin this morning.
As for the B12 shot my blood work showed I was deficient. I eat a lot of meat and vegies, fruit, I just don't know about the B12 shot.
Comment by Allen on September 29, 2011 at 10:52am
Joe_H, my sugars were fair nothing stellar.The Doc I saw yesterday is supposed to be one of those endos, and supposed to know her stuff. My A1C is up form the beginning of summer from 6.9 to 7.1, I was disappointed since I thought I was on a downward trend. I usually test 8,9,ten times per day but, this new doctor said I should only test 2 times per day.
Comment by Joe_h on September 29, 2011 at 8:14am
allen no idea if that's a good plan first off I'm not a doctor and no idea what your sugars are at - how often are you testing & what's your A1C. think in the long run you need insurance to help pay for whatever treatments you need and doctors visits

check out this link for insurance options hope that helps
Comment by Christalyn on September 29, 2011 at 2:52am
What is the B12 shot suppose to do for diabetes? Who told you about this treatment or did you compile this yourself? What are you doing in the way of exercise and food management? Yeah this is hard because I am doing the same thing. When I didn't have a gym membership I would walk for 2 miles a day in the morning with my mp3 player. Food has all ways been hard for me. I have started a vegetarian regiment for the past 3 weeks. It is hard too.

With this "treatment" that you are doing, I just don't see how it will be effective with out more effort on your part in the control department.
Comment by Allen on September 29, 2011 at 1:30am
Ok I have new stuff to to treat my diabetes, and was hoping for a little insight on some new treatments.I don't have insurance, so I take a handout when possible. This treatment plan will only be for a couple months because I can't afford it if I had to pay for it. (does that make sense?) Anyway, first thing I was given was a B12 shot and will have to continue with that for 3 more weeks. The next thing I was told to cut my Lantus from 30 to 20,and take 15mg actos for...looks like they gave me a little over a months worth. I called the pharmacy and they said this medicine costs 220 bucks for 30 days.( I could never afford this medicine after the free samples run out.)
Anyway should I change my meds around like this even if it will be for a short while?
Comment by Chaplain ET on July 25, 2011 at 8:46pm
Natalie; good idea! I just started carrying a meter around with me, and while nothing's happened, I like your idiom, "preventative worry." I'll have to remember that!
Comment by Doc P on July 22, 2011 at 11:16pm
Check out the new facebook group called Glucoming
Comment by Natalie ._c- on July 21, 2011 at 4:28pm
Hey, Picklebird, that's great! :-) Splendid hike, and I'm really glad you didn't go low. Your liver was apparently doing a good job -- 115 is a great number! But I'm still a believer in the better safe than sorry school of thought -- my friend calls it "preventive worry". Which means it's better to be prepared for the disaster that never comes than the other way around! :-)
Comment by picklebird on July 21, 2011 at 12:44pm
Natalie, I don't know what to put this comment, it may not fit anywhere but couple months ago you advised me to take my meter with me when hiking cuz I might go low. I thought I'd tell you how it went for me.

I had a solo 6 1/2 hour hike with a change in elevation of 1200 feet. All I felt was tired. Meter: 115. And I hadn't eaten in several hours. go figure! LOL
Comment by MaryLou Little on July 8, 2011 at 6:40am
Thank you for the chart, it gave me an idea of what I was dealing with.

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