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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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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 trenia on March 30, 2014 at 10:28pm

I was told here by our members that R- ALA (Right) is only good for our pains, but in my country there is no R-ALA available so I tried lipoic acid and it works for me. Neurologists (doctors)prescribe B1(100), B6(200 and B12 vitamins for neurol.pains.

Comment by David (dns) on March 30, 2014 at 1:04pm

I take R-ALA as a preventive and also for its insulin mimetic properties.

Comment by deb1126 on March 30, 2014 at 1:02pm

I take alpha lipoic acid for neuropathy too. I haven't taken B1 and B6 though. I will try this. Thank you, Trenia!

Comment by trenia on March 30, 2014 at 11:41am

I just want to share how I take care of my neuropathy pains . I take lipoic acid (600) and vitamin B1 and B6 (100+100) , in a big dose not for healthy people, everyday in the morning. I made experiments and tried to skip lipoic acid but my hands became numb and painful in the morning and feet after a walk. Just to remind for people who didn't take before lipoic acid that it should be taken 1/2 hour before breakfast , and Mg or other minerals should be postponed till afternoon

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on March 24, 2014 at 6:52pm

Christalyn. I was not implying that you eat too much. Please forgive me if it sounded that way. I do think your grazing habit may be causing some problems. If I graze I find it almost impossible to get my insulin correct and will always go high. Sometimes its not what we eat its how we eat.

Comment by Ila on March 23, 2014 at 2:56pm
Christalyn, you mentioned your eating. I am going through a rough patch too. I'm not eating like I was around the holidays, but I can't seem to get my mind off carbs. I know part is stress. We traded our single wide trailer for a double wide in October. Stressing about higher expenses. Anyone have any suggestions?
Comment by Christalyn on March 22, 2014 at 9:26pm

No more tingle or needles I am fine.

Comment by Christalyn on March 22, 2014 at 9:26pm

@Stemwinder (Gary) I am making a luke warm effort to curb my eating. I don't think I am an overeater. I do "graze" alot. I don't eat candy and cake very often. Recently I am always sleepy at any time of day. This does concern me.

Comment by Linda G on March 20, 2014 at 7:27pm

I at times will have higher reading in the morning....but was told that it's likely due to my bg dropping during the I have a snack at bedtime....seems to help.

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 ?

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