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Too FEW carbs at a meal?

Started by Summer P. Horton. Last reply by Yvonne Mar 26. 7 Replies

I was diagnosed fairly recently and am still verrrry much just learning. I'm counting carbs per meal/snack, at least until I'm able to take a diabetes education class and see if they tell me…Continue

Lipitor and Diabetes

Started by iceberg. Last reply by Seagal Mar 24. 11 Replies

Hi there. I've just read and heard about all the possible problems with taking Lipitor. I was diagnosed with Type 2 some 4 years ago and at that time did not have any problems with cholestrol. My…Continue

Social Media and the Type 2 experience

Started by Christalyn. Last reply by David (dns) Mar 1. 18 Replies

I have been to several conference in the past weeks that were about the impact of social media. I was the only blogger that I met that was doing advocacy for a chronic disease. Met lots of mommy…Continue

a change in insulin because of insurance

Started by Yvonne Jan 15. 0 Replies

My insurance company wrote me a letter recently saying they no longer covered NovaLog Mix 70/30 and I had x number of days to change my prescriptpion!!! What is this about?I've used NovaLog Mix ever…Continue

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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?

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.


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