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Stupid Question (sorry--sent it in an email first. still new to the forum)

Started by Kristinemac777. Last reply by Kristinemac777 Jul 10. 5 Replies

So I'm getting hungry a lot more quickly these days and I've started getting seriously nauseated when I don't eat something (and I'm not talking waiting a long, long time). Typical? Should talk to my…Continue

Liver releasing glucose?

Started by Dexter. Last reply by Leigh Ann May 30. 1 Reply

I have noticed a trend in my eat to your meter plan. My FBG is around 120 when I first wake up. I will have a simple breakfast such as cheerios and almond milk with splenda. 1 hour later I am 260. I…Continue

Unsupportive Spouse

Started by OBX OMA. Last reply by trauts May 26. 8 Replies

OOPS, I sent a message and could of added a discussion topic. Sorry about that.Someone responded about a separate fridge - sounds like a good idea. (like the ones you get for college). He has his…Continue

Daytime sleepiness and diabetes?

Started by Kate. Last reply by trauts May 26. 8 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 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 ?
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.


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