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Invokana

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Nov 12. 1 Reply

My endo just took me off Cycloset and put me on Invokana. He mentioned some things, and the patient insert said some things, and I'm curious about some things, so here I am.1. Is the 10-15 pound…Continue

Tags: invokana

Increased Carbohydrate Sensitivity with Low-Carb Diet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Nov 11. 13 Replies

For some background info: I'm a type weird, possibly MODY 3 but possibly really, really atypical T2, on 2.4 mg of Cycloset (Bromocriptine Mesylate, max dose 4.8 mg per day) in the mornings. A1c never…Continue

Tags: diet, low-carb, sensiivity, carbs

More Proof that Low-Carb Diets Are Good

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Nov 8. 19 Replies

As if we needed any, right?I know it's been a long time since I last posted--medical school's insane. Yeah, I knew what I was getting myself into, but I still wasn't expecting this kind of volume of…Continue

Tags: type2, diet, carbs, carb, low

Allergies, Med School, and Diabetes--Bad Combination!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melitta Sep 10. 2 Replies

Hi, everyone. It's been a while since I posted--mostly because I started med school in August and a lot of the time before that was spent preparing (and all the time after that has been spent…Continue

 

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guitarnut replied to rahul_boston's discussion 'Sticky eyes'
"Actually, I find my eyes and nose are much drier at night because the heat is up higher (to compensate for the fact that it's colder at night). I hope the humidifier helps!"
Nov 16
guitarnut replied to LDB's discussion 'Celiac info?'
"Celiac disease often has no or few symptoms, and the only reason it's caught it through blood test and subsequent endoscopy. It does cause damage even if it isn't causing symptoms, so I wouldn't leave it. Though an endoscopy sounds…"
Nov 16
guitarnut replied to rahul_boston's discussion 'Sticky eyes'
"Have your eyes been red? Is there any goop? It sounds like it could either be dry eyes or an infection. I'm leaning towards dry eyes because it's getting towards winter, when the air is drier."
Nov 16
guitarnut replied to SheenClimmings's discussion 'NYPD PAT'
"I did a bit of a Google search, since my initial instinct was that they'd say no. It turns out that it's variable, depending on whether you're "controlled" or not (no, I don't know what their criteria for control are).…"
Nov 12
guitarnut replied to Gina's discussion 'Type 1 and shortness of breath?'
"As far as I know, the actual sensation of being short of breath comes with low thyroid. And yes, it's an incredibly uncomfortable sensation. Good luck!"
Nov 12
guitarnut replied to Gina's discussion 'Type 1 and shortness of breath?'
"I've had a similar sensation for most of my life--it gets better and worse, but it never goes away. I've been working up for everything under the sun and can only tell you this--get your thyroid checked. That's the first thing…"
Nov 12
Brian (bsc) replied to guitarnut's discussion 'Invokana'
"I blogged about Invokana a little more than a month ago. I had been discussing Invokana with my endo for about a year. I started a sample course for a month and then elected to employ a combination drug called InvokaMet which combines 100 gm with…"
Nov 12
Sam replied to guitarnut's discussion 'Increased Carbohydrate Sensitivity with Low-Carb Diet'
"Yeah but the brown rice on your plate has had the "hull" mechanically removed and then been boiled to the verge of disintegration before being served-- making it digest far faster than any human being evolved to be capable of. At least…"
Nov 11
guitarnut replied to guitarnut's discussion 'Increased Carbohydrate Sensitivity with Low-Carb Diet'
"You should be able to calculate the insulin correctly for MODY the same as for T1 and T2, but the doses are significantly smaller than either. I have brought up the insulin idea and have always had it shot down so fast that I don't know if…"
Nov 11
guitarnut replied to guitarnut's discussion 'Increased Carbohydrate Sensitivity with Low-Carb Diet'
"Interesting point. Good thing it isn't an issue for me--I had one IGTT and I'll never do it again (and my endo knows what it'll show, anyway)."
Nov 11
guitarnut replied to guitarnut's discussion 'Increased Carbohydrate Sensitivity with Low-Carb Diet'
"I like the half and half/cream idea. It tastes better in milk, anyway! (I love half and half in my coffee, but I never use it because it's so high in fat.) I like the idea of tea just fine but it just doesn't have as much caffeine as…"
Nov 11
guitarnut replied to guitarnut's discussion 'Increased Carbohydrate Sensitivity with Low-Carb Diet'
"It's a good theory, and it might be a combination of both, but I have just as much of an issue with brown rice as I do with bread and pasta."
Nov 11
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Invokana

My endo just took me off Cycloset and put me on Invokana. He mentioned some things, and the patient insert said some things, and I'm curious about some things, so here I am.1. Is the 10-15 pound weight loss real? I'll be thrilled if it is, but it sounds too good to be true.2. Has anyone (especially women) had UTI's or yeast infections on it? I'm not susceptible (he asked me before he offered it), but still.3. Have any of you experienced lows? If so, about how often and how low? (I know it's…See More
Nov 11
Dave replied to guitarnut's discussion 'Increased Carbohydrate Sensitivity with Low-Carb Diet'
"Not familiar with MODY and how it plays with the whole IC ratio, bolus insulin treatment regimen. Does this type of D work the same as T1 and T2? I.e. you can pretty reliably calculate insulin via an IC, bolus with meals, and have the carbs…"
Nov 11
Brian (bsc) replied to guitarnut's discussion 'Increased Carbohydrate Sensitivity with Low-Carb Diet'
"It is true that when you follow a low carb diet you become carb intolerant. In fact you are advised to "carb up" for a few days before taking an oral glucose tolerance test."
Nov 11
Randy replied to guitarnut's discussion 'Increased Carbohydrate Sensitivity with Low-Carb Diet'
"You might give hemp milk a try. I can't handle soy or almond either. My daughter got me some hemp milk and it works great. In fact, It tastes better than anything else I have ever tried, including cow."
Nov 11

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Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

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Welcome to the TuD family! Stop in the chat room (bottom of the main page) some time and say hi. Glad you found us ;)

At 8:08pm on January 20, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home guitarnut!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
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Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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There are also groups here for young people with diabetes, such as....
"College Students with Diabetes" & "Type 2 Teens!!! (includes young adults with Type 2)"
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Take a look at the group..."Type 2 Diabetics".
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AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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