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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 Natalie ._c- on June 13, 2012 at 9:45am

Glad you're addressing that on your blog, Christalyn. The issue of T2 is SO judgmentally and badly addressed in the media, with their stereotypes, and I think that is SO counterproductive for people who actually are trying to live healthy lives with T2. Blame and guilt never helped anyone, and the so-called War on Obesity would have been MUCH better named Working Toward Healthy Living, with an emphasis on how our work environment, life stresses and physical environment need to be dealt with and cleaned up, how industry should not be dictating what we eat (thinking about fast food, although many obese people do NOT eat fast food!) and in general a helpful attitude toward people with obesity (and T2) rather than the judgmental and hostile attitude which is so often portrayed. We really need positive voices and we need the HEARD!

Comment by Christalyn on June 13, 2012 at 8:11am

These are all good answers! I will be putting some of these up on my blog about the subject matter. If you want a link please email me. I am not allowed to mention the name of my blog here. (long story)

Comment by Natalie ._c- on June 12, 2012 at 4:03pm

I think the most depressing thing for T2's is the societal blame they endure. Add that to the fact that if you're on diet and exercise, or oral meds, you really don't have any simple way to lower BGs, because most of those things are not meal dependent. So you might feel very out of control and powerless to do anything about it. There's no simple fix for T2, and that has to be depressing.

Comment by Alicia on June 12, 2012 at 12:52pm

I don't get really depressed, but I do get down sometimes.

I think it is because we can't be a "normal" person. Can't eat what everyone else does. Sometimes, can't do what everyone does. Can't get my BS to what it should be. Can't get a really good doctor in our area that REALLY understands us. Just can't get a good handle on IT sometimes. (I know many here have, but I haven't or maybe I just haven't come to grips with IT. Living in denial.) I give up and will eat something that I know that I shouldn't. Then I will get upset with myself. It's a vicious circle.

Comment by Christalyn on June 12, 2012 at 11:24am

I appreciate the comments but don't be so clinical. think about the life style changes, people perception of diabetes, how doctors treat diabetics........

Comment by Steven on June 12, 2012 at 8:59am

...following on from the depression dialogue, I think a lot of us simply get "cheesed off" with the whole diabetes experience ...and for the want of a better word, we may say we feel "depressed" at our Diabetes Reviews ...which the health professional may just take at face-value. If the word "depressed" is minuted in our patients' files, it becomes official. Depression hence conflated with diabetes.

Comment by Ann on June 12, 2012 at 8:06am
Comment by Ann on June 12, 2012 at 8:01am

Christalyn I have NO idea. Why? Because I have bipolar so cycling through depression is a given for me. I do know that when my BS is out of control it can play with my moods though. No sientific facts but maybe it has something to do with blood sugars slowing down blood flow? Who knows. I do a little reseach and see what I can find and get back to you.

Comment by Christalyn on June 12, 2012 at 7:40am

I spoke at a Women's Health Forum this past weekend about my diabetes experience and I was asked the question as to why I thought there was so much depression with diabetes. I wanted to ask Type 2 members this question too.

Why do you think there is depression with Type 2 diabetics?

Comment by Randy on May 20, 2012 at 10:15am

Has anyone experienced grabbing pains in both calf muscles at the same time?


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