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Apps to track diet, blood sugar, etc.

Started by Ila. Last reply by Dave Dec 2. 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. 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. 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

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Comment by Christalyn on Monday

@Kate
My friend doesn't seem to be too worried about his episode at McDonald's. I find it frustrating to chat with him about the subject since he left the doctor with alot of open ended question with not answer. And he is perfectly fine with this....I told him he should press the doctors or go see an internist to make sure things are ok. He is in England so not sure if he will or won't.

Comment by Kate on Saturday

Christalyn, my mom's 1st heart attack was the same symptoms as your friends--short of breathe. Diabetics symptoms for heart attacks are not typically not classic or traditional textbook due to the diabetes. Most of the time, the cardiologist and hospital have to run special test for antibodies in order to determine that the patient has had a heart attack.

Comment by Kristinemac777 on Saturday

I have always loved Christmas (both for my faith beliefs and the fun of the secular traditions). This year has been a bit more difficult for me to get into the "holiday spirit" as I'm still trying to figure out how to navigate the landscape of Type II Diabetes. It's been very difficult. I had never given much thought to the sweets and carb laden foods which dominate family/friend gatherings let alone the holidays. I'm learning how to deal with stress differently now as well.

Comment by biggrey on Saturday

I have multiple reasons for finding the holiday season stressful. I am on an insulin pump and the challenge of richer foods, sweet foods, carb heavy foods makes it a tremendous challenge in addition to the fact I have spinal stenosis and walk with a cane, the stress of just buying a Christmas tree with the cane raises my blood glucose as I am constantly tripped and almost knocked over, the spinal pain also affects the diabetes as pain equals stress equals high readings on the glucose meter.

I don't do the religious part but I respect those who do so that is not an issue for me. But increased alcohol and foods is a dangerous trap for a diabetic this time of year.

Try to hate this time of year but find ways to adapt to it that do not affect your health. My mom passed away just a few days before Christmas and the entire holiday changed for me but I learned I needed to shift my focus, just like I did with the diabetes and stenosis, I created new traditions for the holiday that incorporated all of it. It's a learning curve for sure.

I wish all a healthy and happy holiday season.

Comment by Linda G on Saturday

The Christmas Season is bittersweet for me. I love being with my children, grand children. Siblings (one in particular) not too far away come by....but I miss those who have gone, and Christmas carols have me in tears.
Memories of Christmases long ago tug at my heart.
We all celebrate differently, and I don't wish to refer to religion as being "sucked up". Best wishes to one and all....and to all, LOVE AND PEACE.
As for carbs....I do at Christmas what I always do....I use common sense, and if I've had a few more carbs....it's not the end of the world.

Comment by Christalyn on Saturday

is there anybody besides myself that hates this time of year??? I am not trying to rain on anybody's holiday experience. I just find this time more stressful for no reason. I hate the fact that people are valued by the amounts spent on gifts and such. I only participate in secret santa at work so I won't be considered a total killjoy. I am not religious so I definitely don get sucked up into that part. I know I am not the only person that feels this way. I find my BG levels go crazy at this time and I am having to make extra efforts to maintain my diabetes because of the crap around me. I know I am not alone.

Comment by Christalyn on December 8, 2014 at 8:42am

For some reason my insurance suddenly made it a requirement to have pre authorization for NOVOLOG. Of course nobody knows why...Now for Humolog no problem. They could not give an answer to why one would need pre-authorization over the other. Any guess? So now I am in the process of getting authorization from my doctor.

Comment by Linda G on December 6, 2014 at 5:10pm

That is not diabetes related Christalyn, but your friend should pursue it. Seems odd that with a battery of tests, they found nothing amiss. Perhaps it wasn't a heart attack, but and asthma episode. Whatever....he can't just let this drop!

Comment by Christalyn on December 6, 2014 at 12:11pm

My friend Stevie had an episode at McDonald's that I find very weird. He is a Type 2 Diabetic.

Basically he was short of breath and went into McDonald's. The shortness of breath got worse and McDonald's called an ambulance and he was taken to the emergency room. He was in the hospital for 3 days. During that time period they said he did had a heart attack but recovered from it remarkably quick. With all the battery of test they can not tell him much more than he had a heart attack but recovered quickly...Has anybody had this experience? Is it diabetes related.

Comment by Linda G on November 23, 2014 at 4:33am

Hello Irene! Please ask your doctor about this, as there are interactions with other medication, and side effects with any medication/supplements.
One must be aware that though these are vitamins, they are nevertheless medication....larger doses than suggested on the container IS dangerous, and can be toxic.

 

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