Type 2

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Apps to track diet, blood sugar, etc.

Started by Ila. Last reply by phedrick Feb 1. 9 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 Christalyn on June 11, 2014 at 7:22am

I read on another blog that a person said they didn't have "real" diabetes but had strong insulin resistance. Some how I think this is bad information. How can you have one without the other and it not be diabetes? They said their glucose levels are all over the place. How true is this?

Comment by Linda G on June 8, 2014 at 6:28am

Please join our community chat on Tuesday June 10th. It will be held on home page!
The topic...Metformin! Click on the link for time zone and RSVP.

Comment by Linda G on May 24, 2014 at 12:32pm

Come and learn more about carb counting....share your, and be supported. Interactive discussion! "room" on home page.
When....Thursday May 29th.
Click on the attached link for more information!

Comment by David (dns) on May 21, 2014 at 12:08pm

On Thursday, May 22 the tuDiabetes chat room will host an interactive discussion on Starting Insulin.

If you're thinking of starting insulin therapy, worried about it, or curious and just seeking more information -- this is the place (and the time)!

Comment by Christalyn on May 20, 2014 at 12:34pm

I have talked about my mother several times on this site... my mother passed away this past Saturday... I can't say that I am terribly said about her passing. I am more anger about the treatment I have received from my sister and some family members. I am the oldest of 4. My BS levels have been super high since this happened. My stress has been exacerbated by the evilness of my youngest sister that has done everything possible to cut me out of my inheritance and the obituary. Gosh I am shaking sometimes. I have to stop and rest to calm myself down. I have been doing a lot of emotional eating too. thanks for listening. While my mother was in the hospital I had to receive info about my dying mother from my uncle because my sister didn't want to talk to me. She refuses to do the will so I can get my portion of the inheritance. Just being a super spoiled brat...Why do I need this .......

Comment by Linda G on May 13, 2014 at 4:11pm

In Type 2, your pancreas may be secreting less insulin, but all along you are insulin resistant in varying degrees. It's a classic 2 step!

Comment by Christalyn on May 13, 2014 at 11:59am

Does anybody remember an article (or 2) about the pancreas of a TYPE 2 is functioning at 50% or less at the time of diagnosis? I remember reading this some where. I had a person tell me that most Type 2's are more insulin resistant as oppose to having pancreatic damage or a less functioning pancreas. Any thoughts.

Comment by Linda G on April 5, 2014 at 7:55am

Sorry to hear about your mother.....and lets move on this page, keeping civil...ALL of us.

Comment by Christalyn on April 5, 2014 at 7:25am

I got a message last night my mother might be on her death bed. I am not sure how I feel about this. She was evil to me so I don't have the normal feeling a person should have. just not sure.

Comment by Christalyn on April 5, 2014 at 7:24am

Well tell that to Dawnnikki who was confused and misunderstood. An when will we get to read about this AMAZING life story. I am very curious.


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