"The problem with your Dr.s approach is that T2 is a highly variable condition. Since diet is a keystone of any T2's treatment you need to test frequently to find out your bodies response to various foods. When I was first diagnosed I tested…"
"Here is an article discussing what earthling was talking about. Pretty convincing research. The compound that helps with retinopathy is different from the one that makes you high so a strain that helps you with your vision could be bred that could…"
"Hi Jem, welcome, sorry you had to join our little club.
I take metformin + Victoza and it works well for me. My Doc says the protocol he follows is 1. metformin, 2. add Victoza, and then move to insulin.
Both drugs can cause digestive issues which…"
"I'm not an insulin user, but it seems I've seen threads suggesting using a sterile solution to dilute insulin. I believe such a solution is available in drug stores. If you dilute 50 50 then 1 unit = .5 units. It would probably need to be…"
"Hi shank, I'm sorry your medical team is giving you this advice, but the fact that you're back shows you are taking this seriously and that's a good thing.
If you were in the US my advice would be to fire your doctor and find one that…"
"Shank, many of us have been in the same situation you find your self in. My initial finger stick was a 392 (21.7) These are very dangerous numbers which will kill you if you ignore them, they can also be the cause of your depression.
But the good…"
"Thanks for the friend Allen. I see you're an Arkie and guitar player too. What kind of music do you play? I'm pretty eclectic country, blues, Beatles and Stones. Lately I've been learning some standards. Here's a post I did a…"
"A coworker gives me Diabetes Forcast after he's done with it. I enjoyed the Crystal Bowersox interview and the article about the cost and manufacture of strips.
The recipes make me see red. For instance I have zero chance of eating this double…"
"Lynn, I'm so glad you joined and posted. I agree with you that the DOC is a tremendous resource that is under utilized by medical professionals and patients alike.
I also live in a rural area but have only met one other T2 who is striving for…"
"There is something called reactive hypoglycemia where you go high after a meal and then your pancreas overreacts and puts out too much insulin and you wind up going low. Sometimes this develops into diabetes, sometimes not. You need to test…"
"Hi Kate, You really need a meter so you can test when these episodes happen. There is no way to tell if it is caused by high blood sugar if you don't test. Since you can buy a meter over the counter, I would go to Wal-Mart, Target etc. and buy…"
"Your symptoms could very well be caused High blood sugars.
Pre diagnosis on a Saturday morning I would eat a carby breakfast, drink 3 or 4 cups of coffee and doze off by 9AM. At work my brain would stop functioning about 9 or 10. I work in IT and…"
"I know some T2's find the Glycemic Index useful, but I tried it soon after diagnosis and could not meet my blood sugar goals. For me adopting the "Eat to Your Meter" system quickly identified which foods I had to eliminate. In effect…"
"Since I low carb the traditional recipes for dressing to go with turkey are off limits, so I was pleased when tuD member Gerri posted her dressing recipe. The key for me is to substitute this almond bread recipe for the cornbread I used to use.
You were right, visited a friend in Indy for a long weekend, glad the shoulder happened after! Tripped over a dog gate. Ni driving for a good month; every car in our driveway is stick lol Thanks for the good wishes my friend.
So you have heard of Giving Tuesday, right? Maybe you have seen the hashtag: #GivingTuesday. If you are like me, confused by all of the messages pointing in different directions floating around social media, you may be wondering, “What is Read on! →
Last Thursday was November 14, 2013, the day we commemorated the birthday of Frederick Banting. Thanks to him we have insulin today. Early that day the International Diabetes Federation released updated statistics for diabetes worldwide, as part of their update Read on! →