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Started this discussion. Last reply by lotsofshots Feb 9, 2013. 3 Replies

Hi everyone, had something interesting happen to me last year. I take meds for more than just diabetes and changed one of my antidepressants. Upon receiving the results from my a1c my dr. phoned and…Continue

starting insulin on Tuesday

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stemwinder (Gary) Jun 22, 2012. 40 Replies

I have had type 2 diabetes for about 15 years. Until now my a1c has hovered around 7. It has jumped to 9.5. So I guess I will be starting unsulin now and I feel defeated and anxious. I know it's a…Continue

 

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Cora replied to karen's discussion 'drug interactions' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Met is one of those drugs that will damage an already damaged kidney, but does not hurt a healthy one (I'm a long term kidney patient and know a fair amount about it). I do know about the B12 issue. I take a lot of nexium and it has the same…"
Feb 12, 2013
karen replied to karen's discussion 'drug interactions' in the group Canada Diabetes
"metformin long term can effect the liver and the kidneys as well as deplete vit b12. I have had to start taking b12 supplements, after never having a deficiency before. there are dr's now that are taking patients off metformin, my friend in…"
Feb 11, 2013
Cora replied to karen's discussion 'drug interactions' in the group Canada Diabetes
"A lot of drugs have the side effect of raising your blood sugar, I'm glad you found the problem and resolved it. If you don't mind my asking, why don't you want to take met? I've heard a number of good things about it including…"
Feb 11, 2013
lotsofshots replied to karen's discussion 'drug interactions'
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Feb 9, 2013
karen replied to karen's discussion 'drug interactions'
"thanks Betty!"
Feb 9, 2013
Betty J replied to karen's discussion 'drug interactions'
"Doctors are the wrong person to ask about drugs interactions. Pharmacist are the experts to consult with when it comes to information about medications. I'm glad you're doing better..the saying goes "experience is the best…"
Feb 9, 2013
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drug interactions

Hi everyone, had something interesting happen to me last year. I take meds for more than just diabetes and changed one of my antidepressants. Upon receiving the results from my a1c my dr. phoned and was quite alarmed that over the last 6 months my number went from 7.3 to 9.5. My diabetes drugs were increased and I joined this forum as I was to begin insulin as well. She had said to start at 10units and increase nightly until my levels were within the normal range. I kept going until I was at 56…See More
Feb 9, 2013
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Diabetic and from Ontario

For people with diabetes who live anywhere in Ontario, Canada
Feb 9, 2013
karen posted a status
"doxepin was the culprit for me, in spiking my a1c, be careful if u take this for depression just in case you have the same side effect"
Feb 9, 2013
karen added a discussion to the group Canada Diabetes
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drug interactions

Hi everyone, had something interesting happen to me last year. I take meds for more than just diabetes and changed one of my antidepressants. Upon receiving the results from my a1c my dr. phoned and was quite alarmed that over the last 6 months my number went from 7.3 to 9.5. My diabetes drugs were increased and I joined this forum as I was to begin insulin as well. She had said to start at 10units and increase nightly until my levels were within the normal range. I kept going until I was at 56…See More
Feb 9, 2013
karen replied to Drea522's discussion 'Where in Canada are you?' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Hi Heather, I am from Brockville and my dr is in Kingston, welcome!"
Feb 9, 2013
karen and Catie are now friends
Sep 28, 2012
Catie left a comment for karen
"Hi Karen, Just wanted to encourage you. I started on shots in March. By being really careful of what I eat, counting carbs and 5 needles a day, I brought my A1C down from 9.5 to 7.9 in 3 months. You can do it too! I would love to meet you sometime…"
Sep 28, 2012
karen replied to Drea522's discussion 'Where in Canada are you?' in the group Canada Diabetes
"I'm in Brockville and my Dr. is in Kingston"
Sep 28, 2012
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to karen's discussion 'starting insulin on Tuesday'
"Hi Tombcx, Bernsteins diet can work wonders. I imagine the other half of your success was your dedication to bringing this monster under control. I applaud you, you're doing what I dream of doing. I have read Bernstein and have also had success…"
Jun 22, 2012
tombcx replied to karen's discussion 'starting insulin on Tuesday'
"Hi all. I am 20 years plus T2, currently self treated, I had leg pains AKA neuropathic complications just as any long term T2 do, now living a life of a non diabetic, currently I don't need to use any diabetes meds nor insulin shots at all, for…"
Jun 22, 2012

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At 5:00pm on September 28, 2012, Catie said…

Hi Karen,
Just wanted to encourage you. I started on shots in March. By being really careful of what I eat, counting carbs and 5 needles a day, I brought my A1C down from 9.5 to 7.9 in 3 months. You can do it too! I would love to meet you sometime when you are in Kingston. Perhaps we can figure something out.

At 9:49am on May 6, 2012, catlover said…

Hi karen- Welcome to TuD. We are glad you joined the community. We hope you like it here.

At 1:06pm on May 5, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home Karen....fellow Ontarian!!
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, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
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.
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http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 7:05am on May 5, 2012, Marie B said…

hi karen, welcome! Here's a nice explanation of our values as a community
http://www.tudiabetes.org/profiles/blogs/the-values-of-tudiabetes

let me know if you have any questions

At 6:45am on May 5, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family, We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 9:06pm on May 4, 2012, MatthewHubbard said…

Welcome home! Being diagnosed and living with Diabetes is one of the hardest things anyone can ever go through. However, you no longer have to do it alone. TuDiabetes is a great place to seek support, information, advice, and general friendship. Be sure to introduce yourself on the forums; tell us your story. Also, take part in a conversation or lose yourself in the tons and tons of information. If you need any help or have any questions, feel free to ask! - Matt

At 1:49pm on May 4, 2012, brokenpole said…

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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