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Type 2

A place to discuss EVERYTHING related to Type 2 -- diet, exercise, meds, insulin, complications, emotional stress, family relationships, diabetes police -- everything!

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Apps to track diet, blood sugar, etc.

Started by Ila. Last reply by phedrick Feb 1. 9 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

Tags: type 2, study, research


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 Natalie ._c- on March 28, 2012 at 12:25pm

Akiva, if you are an early stage of T2, then you are VERY susceptible to low BGs. They happen because your pancreas secretes too much insulin at the wrong times. It really doesn't matter what meter you get -- cheaper store brands are just fine, but what's important is that you check. T2's with fairly good insulin secretion can EASILY go low after exercise, and 4-5 hours after eating (which is why CDE's usually recommend frequent small meals instead of 3 large ones). But if your doctor doesn't know what he's talking about, then you're sort of on your own, and WE want to help!!!

Comment by Akiva on March 28, 2012 at 4:34am

thanks badmoon I guess my next question what do you all recommend to do my monitoring and by that I mean product name like which product is better etc?????

Comment by BadMoonT2 on March 28, 2012 at 3:49am

Many doctors don't think T2s need to test but they are wrong. By testing you can learn how your body reacts to things like food and exercise. You can then make adjustments to gain better control.

Comment by Akiva on March 27, 2012 at 10:08pm

the doctor doesnt have monitoring my BG as I was/am at low levels (I think that is what I want to say) my last check with the doctor I had a bg level of 107. I have been debating about monitoring anyways even though he says that he is not concerned about me doing that at this point and time.

Comment by Natalie ._c- on March 27, 2012 at 9:30pm

Akiva, did you check your BG after the ride? Maybe you were a little bit low?

Comment by Akiva on March 27, 2012 at 9:08pm

I have a question, as I am new to being diabetic and being on meds. I recently started to bike to work since my car was total and while I know the added exorcise will benefit me. I noticed that I am a little unbalanced (dizzy) after the ride (5 miles one way) I am wondering if this could be related to my diabetes and what can I do to reduce or eliminate this problem? I am drinking plenty of fluids so it is not a question of dehydration.

Comment by Natalie ._c- on March 19, 2012 at 10:37am

I have deleted the comments about celebrities headed toward T2 diabetes, because it showed the seeds of turning into a flame war, and I think everyone would rather keep a peaceful atmosphere here.

Comment by Pastelpainter on March 15, 2012 at 5:10pm

Jeff, you need to buy a carb counting book of some kind, mine is called How Much Carb? How Much Protein? and is a small reasonably priced booklet, I think there are many versions of the same thing. Carbs lurk in all kinds of unsuspected foods, not just bread!

Comment by Jeff on March 15, 2012 at 4:45pm

I'm on a few oral meds, metformin 2x 500mgx2 times daily glicazide 60mg/day and januvia 100mg/day.

My best readings are just before dinner and 2 hrs after usually 8.2-8.6 both. I need help to reduce my #'s in the next 3 weeks or my dr. will put me on victoza. I'm trying to cut out most of my carbs as im a bread eater. What else can I do?

Comment by Christalyn on February 17, 2012 at 9:01am

Thanks for the input! I was asked to participate in a health fair that will have some cannibus folks involved. I never used b/c i am constantly drug tested for my jobs. So wanted to be prepared for questions.


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