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Apps to track diet, blood sugar, etc.

Started by Ila. Last reply by Dave Dec 2, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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 Christalyn on September 30, 2011 at 12:24am
What state do you live in? Some states do have "insurance" or aid to people that have chronic diseases. I know California has an insurance for me when I run out of COBRA. What it entails I don't know yet. Call around the state agencies and see if there are programs for people with disabilities. You are considered a disabled person by being diabetic.
Comment by Chaplain ET on September 29, 2011 at 8:42pm
Picklebird; have you looked at a web site called 'Glucose Buddy?' I downloaded their program, and they allow you to have several BG readings a day. It will also graph your progress, and automatically sets up a log, that you can email to your endo or doctor. I use it to register my blood pressure, as well as when I take my insulin, what type, and the like. I like it, especially when you talk to whomever is managing your diabetes, between the two of you, you can decide whether he wants you to send it to him every 7 days, 14, or 30. It's a good program, with several options on it, as well as a GB Forum. Take a look at it! God Bless.
Chaplain ET
Comment by picklebird on September 29, 2011 at 4:39pm
I find the comment wall confusing and mixed with old threads. My comment isn't going to be in the right place, but I guess that won't matter to those of us who receive emails from TuDiabetes. Just wanted to "amen" what Natalie_c said about two times a day doesn't tell us much. I just had my insurance refused to support what the doctor ordered in strips for three months. So pretty soon, I'm gonna have to buy mine out of pocket. Grrrr Currently need to check at one hour as well as two hour as you just never know. I got to 167 on four bites of food at one hour but it dropped to 114 at two hours. I'm worried next year the doctor will think I'm doing so well, she won't renew the prescription, so I need to document what happens at one hour. I eat as low carb as I can go, yeah, which is not a record compared to others on this site.
Comment by Allen on September 29, 2011 at 3:22pm
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Alonso-Magdalena, P., Vieira, E., Soriano, S., Menes, L., Burks, D., Quesada, I., & Nadal, A. (2010). Bisphenol A Exposure during Pregnancy Disrupts Glucose Homeostasis in Mothers and Adult Male Offspring. Environmental Health Perspectives, 118(9), 1243-1250. doi:10.1289/ehp.1001993
Comment by Allen on September 29, 2011 at 3:17pm
health insurance is out of the question for the foreseeable future, there is just no way I can afford it. This new doctor seems to be that type of doctor that wants to blame the inflicted, and ignore other factors that contribute to type 2 diabetes. For example nutritionally deficient food sources, BPA, and other stuff.
Comment by Allen on September 29, 2011 at 3:11pm
I was taught from the get-go to test often, and was surprised the new doctor recommend only two tests per day. To be honest I would rather spend 100 dollars a month on test strips and not have to buy a new medicine which would be twice the cost as test strips. I mean after the samples are gone I won't be able to afford them. I tried to get a hold of my county health clinic doctor for advise but I was unable to.
Comment by Natalie ._c- on September 29, 2011 at 1:00pm
Allen, 2 tests a day don't mean a bloody thing. BG is a constantly moving target, and those 2 tests might be 100 and 89, and you'd never know that you'd been at 280 at your highest, and 54 at your lowest. While there are a lot of Type 2's who really don't know or care about their BGs, when you ARE the kind of person who does care, and wants to take the best possible care of himself, it's so frustrating to have a doctor who will settle for the minimum! :-(
Comment by Joe_h on September 29, 2011 at 11:14am
try finding insurance that'll pay for more testing. I get low B12 levels as well and improved my levels w/ a B12 vitamin for $12. just my experience your results may (and often do) vary. 7.1 is a very good A1C. keep up the good work
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.

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