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Potassium

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Dennis Mar 8, 2009. 10 Replies

Hi everyoneI need your help with this issue. I had my quarterly check up (type 2) two weeks ago and all my test came back within range with the exception of my Potassium at 5.2. My doc said the…Continue

Frequency of testing by T2 not on Med or Insulin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jovanni de Jesus Jan 10, 2009. 3 Replies

I have been off Metformin for about a month. In an attempt to maintain tight control I am testing when I get up in the morning, after running, before lunch, late afternoon, before dinner and before…Continue

New Years Resolutions anybody?

Started this discussion. Last reply by debb Jan 1, 2009. 6 Replies

I am making the same one I have made a few times already. Nevertheless this time I am going to stick to it. I am sharing this with you so I have social pack to follow through!My resolution for 2009…Continue

 

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johnbwalsh1 replied to Jim K's discussion 'Sweating in the early morning hours before 5' in the group Metformin 4 us
"Is the sweating really from Metformin. I had no idea that it was the medicine. Urgh"
Aug 13, 2013
Linda G replied to Jim K's discussion 'Sweating in the early morning hours before 5' in the group Metformin 4 us
"Jim, glucose tablets are fast acting sugars, and are meant to correct a low in an emergency. They wont "hold you". A combo of carb/protein will hold you. A whole bowl of cereal might be much though. Don't forget to test before your…"
Jan 29, 2013
Jim K replied to Jim K's discussion 'Sweating in the early morning hours before 5' in the group Metformin 4 us
"Thanks for responding! I generally eat between 630pm and 730pm and take my Metformin as I am sittings down to eat. I go to bed between 830pm and 11pm(worst case). I eat a bowl of cereal with soy milk before bed. I am up around 5am for work but often…"
Jan 28, 2013
Silver Bullet replied to Jim K's discussion 'Sweating in the early morning hours before 5' in the group Metformin 4 us
Jan 28, 2013
Silver Bullet replied to Jim K's discussion 'Sweating in the early morning hours before 5' in the group Metformin 4 us
"This discussion instantly grabbed my attention. I have had exactly the kind of early morning sweating episodes that you described. I had no idea why they were happening and never thought to tie them to diabetes, much less Metformin. Linda G's…"
Jan 28, 2013
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Linda G replied to Jim K's discussion 'Sweating in the early morning hours before 5' in the group Metformin 4 us
"You need to have a small snack before bed...say a small yogurt...a few nuts...about 10 grams carbs...to prevent you from crashing! As well....at what time do you have you dinner/supper....and when do you take your Met. for that meal??"
Jan 28, 2013
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Sweating in the early morning hours before 5

I am on Metformin 500mg and frequently experience awakening in early morning totally wet from perspiration . I take on tab with dinner and eat a pretty low card diet mainly fruits, vega and soy based products. I am a vegan and run three to four miles daily.I am in interested to hear about anyone experiencing similar sweating events.ThanksJimSee More
Jan 28, 2013

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Posted on February 21, 2009 at 7:32am 4 Comments

Friday (20 Feb) was an exciting day for me because that is when I went to discuss my previously elevated Potassium Level. As it turns out it had settled back to within the normal range (4.3). We agreed it was probably the supplements (over the counter) I was taking, but should not have. Lesson for me is not take things without letting my doc. know. My P level was 5.2 with the supplements and now that I have been off for two weeks it is back down to 4.3. Today will be my first day on the… Continue

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At 9:42pm on June 3, 2009, Jaimie Hernandez said…
check socal group
At 9:42pm on June 3, 2009, Jaimie Hernandez said…
long beach coming up soon :)

When: July 25, 2009
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At 9:50pm on March 2, 2009, Jaimie Hernandez said…
At 6:42pm on January 15, 2009, roes said…
thanks a lot!god bless!
At 2:57pm on January 3, 2009, Carol said…
I was too afraid to check!
At 8:40am on January 3, 2009, Carol said…
I have lost my mind. Last night I couldn't sleep and ate most of a bag of hersheys kisses.
At 9:06pm on January 2, 2009, Carol said…
Thanks Jim. What do you eat for breakfast?
At 7:40pm on January 2, 2009, Kristin said…
Hi Jim! Just came across your profile and wanted to say HI and that I am glad that you are part of our community! Great A1c--- please share advice with all of us!
At 8:24am on January 2, 2009, Marie B said…
wow Jim, great a1c! Tell me where you took that picture - I'm getting carpal tunnel just thinking about pruning those roses.
At 8:26am on December 26, 2008, Sonya said…
Wow Jim.
Reading everyone's stories lets me know I am not alone. God Bless.
 
 
 

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