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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 Mick48 on March 20, 2014 at 6:05pm
I like to now if some one has problem like me hi sugar level in the morning ?
Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on March 20, 2014 at 5:39pm

I'm glad it isn't a stroke Chrystlyn.

I'm wondering why you can't get your numbers down since you are Two insulins. I manage my D with insulin, I find that I can get my numbers down if I take a sufficient amount of insulin. I count my carbs and calculate the correct dose according to an insulin to carb ration the I worked out thru trial and error. The more carbs I eat the more insulin I take.

Comment by Christalyn on March 19, 2014 at 1:07am

No stroke I am still alive!!!
I am actually having a hard time lowering my BS levels. I normally bwn 300-400. I know this is bad. This is causing me to be very sluggish and sleepy most of the time. I am thinking about asking my DR. for byetta again. I doubt if it will stop my appetite but it would drop my levels. I am on both insulins. Not sure what to do...

Comment by Christalyn on March 16, 2014 at 10:25pm

Well my fingers are much much better. I hope to not have this happen again. Thanks everybody!.

Comment by Natalie ._c- on March 15, 2014 at 4:58pm

Christalyn, I doubt it's a stroke, because it would have progressed by now. But the symptoms of a stroke are numbness and tingling on one whole side of your body, slurred speech and/or a splitting headache. If it's just in your hand, it sounds more like carpal tunnel. Which is, indeed, annoying! If it continues, you can see a doctor -- there is surgery for carpal tunnel, if that is indeed what you have. But you're right, you could have just slept on it wrong.

Comment by Linda G on March 15, 2014 at 4:31pm

Well...personally, if I thought I was having a stroke, I would have gone to ER!!

Comment by Christalyn on March 15, 2014 at 2:07pm

Yes there were several articles about orka ( of all things) being a cure for diabetes....

The tingle has decrease but it is still there and is annoying. I might have to cancel conga practice.
Still not sure if it is a stroke.

Comment by Linda G on March 15, 2014 at 10:25am

Okra WITH cinnamon!! Just think of the possibilities!!!

Comment by David (dns) on March 15, 2014 at 10:01am

Ta-da! Okra! The new cinnamon!

Comment by Linda G on March 15, 2014 at 8:33am

Okra cure....are you kidding me????


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