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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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Invonkana

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 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.

Comment by BadMoonT2 on February 17, 2012 at 7:09am

Here's an article about cannabis and diabetic retinopathy.

Quoting the article..... "“What we believe cannabidiol does is go in here as an antioxidant to neutralize the toxic superoxides. Number two, it inhibits the self-destructive system and allows the self-produced endogenous cannabinoids to stay there longer by inhibiting the enzyme that destroys them.” Cannabidiol also helps keep microglial cells from turning on nerve cells by inhibiting cannabinoid receptors on microglial cells that are at least partially responsible for their ability to destroy rather than support the cells.

“Cannabinoids are trying to ease the situation on both sides. They help save the neuron and, at the same time, make sure the microglial cells stay in microglial form. How good do you want a drug to be?” Dr. Liou says."

The actual article goes into more detail about the causes of diabetic retinopathy.

Comment by Gerri on February 17, 2012 at 6:42am

There are Tu discussions about weed & diabetes. Never heard of effects for retinopathy, but it helps glaucoma.

Comment by Linda G on February 17, 2012 at 4:05am

Hi Christalyn. For what purpose would the cannabis be used for...retinopathy? My sense is that regardless of the reason for treating with cannabis, it will indirectly cause your blood sugar to go up when you eat, as one of the side effects of the drug is hunger and cravings. The other concern, is that it may cause you to be unaware of low/high blood sugar symptoms. As well, this drug impedes your ability to appreciate time lapse; in that a shorter on longer time frame has occurred than you actually perceived....thus hampering your ability to properly bolus/treat.

Comment by Christalyn on February 15, 2012 at 11:31am

Does anybody have any information on cannibus (weed) and diabetes? Are there any reports as to its affect on diabetes or sugar levels?

 

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