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Self-monitoring study for people with type 2 diabetes

Started by Emily Coles on Friday. 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. 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

Why am I peeing so much?

Started by Dee. Last reply by Dawnnikki98 Jul 30. 1 Reply

I thought this is what happens when your D is out of control. But, as soon as I started insulin + victoza 6 weeks ago I started getting thirstier and needing the bathroom more often, and waking up…Continue

Daytime sleepiness and diabetes?

Started by Kate. Last reply by Dee Jul 30. 9 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 Christalyn on July 6, 2012 at 11:11am

Has anybody had any blood spikes while drinking Crystal Light?

I have been having high glucose levels for the past several months. I don't remember having this issue a few years ago when I was drinking it. But now I am not so sure.....

Comment by Gerri on June 27, 2012 at 3:25pm

Judy, chat is only available on the weekend.

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Comment by karaoke judy on June 27, 2012 at 2:54pm

i was on some chats now i cant find them or the chat icon anybody no where they are??

Comment by mybloodissweet on June 24, 2012 at 8:50pm

I'm new to the group. I'm T2 metabolic syndrome. I'm taking Bydureon. Would like to talk to those who are taking Bydureon. I have a very difficult time keeping my blood sugars below 200. I'm hoping to figure this out :).

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 Aimee on June 13, 2012 at 7:29am

I would add frustration over weight issues... it feels like even though I eat better than most thin people I do not lose weight, or my weight loss is temporary. I also think there is a certain amount of guilt and self blame that comes along with type 2; like, if I had just worked harder all my life to diet and exercise more maybe I would not have so many health issues. I understand that there is a very strong genetic piece at work here, but I think that it is still hard to get away from the blame since the majority of society sees it as my fault.

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.

 

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