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Stupid Question (sorry--sent it in an email first. still new to the forum)

Started by Kristinemac777. Last reply by Kristinemac777 Jul 10. 5 Replies

So I'm getting hungry a lot more quickly these days and I've started getting seriously nauseated when I don't eat something (and I'm not talking waiting a long, long time). Typical? Should talk to my…Continue

Liver releasing glucose?

Started by Dexter. Last reply by Leigh Ann May 30. 1 Reply

I have noticed a trend in my eat to your meter plan. My FBG is around 120 when I first wake up. I will have a simple breakfast such as cheerios and almond milk with splenda. 1 hour later I am 260. I…Continue

Unsupportive Spouse

Started by OBX OMA. Last reply by trauts May 26. 8 Replies

OOPS, I sent a message and could of added a discussion topic. Sorry about that.Someone responded about a separate fridge - sounds like a good idea. (like the ones you get for college). He has his…Continue

Daytime sleepiness and diabetes?

Started by Kate. Last reply by trauts May 26. 8 Replies

Just before I was diagnosed as diabetic, I started having these episodes where I "lost time"--at work and at home, normally between 1 - 3 pm. Sometimes later. I kept asking my mom who is a diabetic,…Continue

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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?

Comment by Christalyn on January 30, 2012 at 10:09pm

On second thought....I know I was being rather harsh with this video but it brings up so many issues we as diabetics have face...then only to have these 2 people that are not even Type 2 to talk to the world about us makes me made. I am person from the southern part of the US. I don't care for when people talk about the South or small towns but don't know the history or the pride that is felt from being a person of the south. I think both need to get a history book and learn some history as to why things may be the way they are before quoting some 2 year old article about the things are now. Its not good manners.

Has anybody else That is Type 2 seen this video?

Comment by Pastelpainter on January 30, 2012 at 9:19pm

Christalyn, where is your website/blog. The site you give on your page does not work. I thought all this stuff about Paula Deen (whoever she is, I am not American) was about Type 2.

Comment by Christalyn on January 30, 2012 at 8:33pm

hi folks! I just gave a rather scathing opinion to that video that manny and emily put up about Paula Deen. Do you know it doesnt even feature a Type 2 in the video? I am from Baton Rouge and I found some of the language they used as being insulting when it comes to the south. I am rather upset they can talk about us (type 2) but they can't find one to actually give air time too. I would have been happy to do skype or something. I am sure either of you.

Well I wrote a lovely piece about the PD on my website/blog....

Comment by Christalyn on January 18, 2012 at 1:04pm

Finally got a hold of a person with a brain and they have helped me out. The reason why stuff was sent to me late was the buy out wasn't complete till 12/31/11. So they were waiting till them to send out letters. Then somebody got my address mixed up so they had to re submit everything again and send it too me.

And people wonder why my BS levels are high all the time???

Thanks everybody!!!!


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