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  • Let's talk fruit.

    I have decided to make an effort to get more fruit in my diet. I need a lot more fiber. I cannot live on salad alone. I know that not all fruits are good for diabetics. The only fruit that I know I can't eat is raspberries..... I am allergic to them. They make my tongue swell horribly. So...

    By suecsdy 22 Replies Latest Reply 2016-05-25 15:42:39 -0500
  • Help

    Help just found out my A1c is 11.6

    Larry Boulerice
    By Larry Boulerice 17 Replies Latest Reply 2016-05-26 10:51:02 -0500
  • What tests and treatments do you really need?

    There's a series on Consumer Reports that shares people's stories about their experience with unnecessary tests and medications. http://consumerhealthchoices.org/patientstories/ For example, one woman had 17 MRIs over the course of a year. Even though the hospital had access to her...

    By aleahkCA 8 Replies Latest Reply 2016-05-25 18:55:39 -0500

    Why does this condition take so much out of us like hair loss, vision loss, numbness, heart disease, and so many other things I feel like I'm falling apart literally.

    By Anonymous 10 Replies Latest Reply 2016-05-26 09:38:46 -0500
  • Thank you Heinz Ketchuo

    Newly out. Reduced sugar legit. 1Tbsp serving 5 calories Total carbs 1g Sugar 1g Substantially way less than regular ketchup and You cannot tell the difference. It's little things like this that become important to me! Hello burgers!

    By mcmbkk 18 Replies Latest Reply 2016-05-25 15:44:13 -0500
  • FDA looks to redefine the term "healthy" on food

    What we know to be healthy nowadays has changed significantly since the FDA's labeling regulations were developed 20 years ago. The specifications needed to label a food as "healthy" were developed at the advent of the low-fat craze. For example, current standards allow fat-free cereals and...

    By aleahkCA 8 Replies Latest Reply 2016-05-25 15:13:59 -0500
  • Good News for me

    This is not totally related here but I have severe osteoporosis too which is common with diabetics with small bone structure. -2.5 is osteoporosis and my back scan was -4 which is really bad. Did have 2 back fractures. I refused meds for it because of all the bad side effects from them. My Dr....

    By Dayfly 10 Replies Latest Reply 2016-05-25 15:23:08 -0500
  • Happy news!

    Just got my latest A1c and after 8 weeks on Bydureon, 5.9! One happy camper here. It was just where I hoped it would be and at the end of the week I am kissing the insulin goodbye. My.cholesterol continues to be ex excellent, ldl 56, hdl 43, total cholesterol 116, triglycerides 84, and...

    By suecsdy 5 Replies Latest Reply 2016-05-25 18:48:24 -0500
  • Yogurt blues

    I love yogurt. I've even switched to 2% and full milk . I've measured and cut to 1/2C. But it still is raising my BG. Am I the only one who can't eat it? This is a real loss in my diet. Cheese doesn't seem to bother my numbers at all? Phooey.

    By mcmbkk 34 Replies Latest Reply 2016-05-23 18:30:23 -0500
  • Vitamin D deficient and started protein and plant base diet - dont want to go on medication

    Hi everyone I am new here. Recently my bones where aching and test revealed vit d deficiency (14)and 208 non fasting sugar in the early evening. I have not ran and AIC test, but truly believe I am diabetic as I know I was insulin resistant. My sugar shot up 2 years ago after taking steroids for...

    By legendmom 17 Replies Latest Reply 2016-05-25 06:23:33 -0500
  • Oh the summertime heat!

    I'm still working on keeping my numbers down and learning about my spikes/triggers. I know stress and illness send my bg sky high. I have a feeling the heat of the summer is going to add another factor to consider. It was 85 yesterday and my numbers were high. Ugh. Does this happen to anyone else?

    By TrixieTurbo 7 Replies Latest Reply 2016-05-26 18:59:21 -0500
  • Is Breakfast Necessary?

    Here's a link to a really good article on the history of breakfast, and how cereal manufacturers made it our American standard meal. www.priceonomics.com/how-breakfast-became-a-thing

    By Ben1955 7 Replies Latest Reply 2016-05-26 19:06:17 -0500
  • Fatigue and weakness

    For months I have felt fatigued to the point of not getting things done around the house. I also feel weak. I have trouble opening things. I fell when my dog pulled me tonight, while walking him. Now I have more scrapes and cuts that I worry about healing, as over the last few months I have...

    By SashiStar 17 Replies Latest Reply 2016-05-22 18:23:07 -0500
  • Highs and lows

    I wake up with lows and the ought out the days I get highs. My blood work came back as type 1 but I'm also insulin resistance, so I take type 2 pills also. I have a pump, I took it off one night, went to bed my bg was 75 and 5 hrs later I checked it and it was 525. I've only been a diabetic for 4...

    By judyj12 7 Replies Latest Reply 2016-05-22 13:55:18 -0500
  • Advocating for Yourself or Someone Else

    Last week a friend said her sister was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. Her Primary Care Physician gave her the diagnosed told her to make an appointment to see him in 10 weeks to discuss treatment and walked out of the room. She was devastated and went home. My friend said the next morning...

    Just Joyce
    By Just Joyce 4 Replies Latest Reply 2016-05-25 16:03:10 -0500
  • Medical ID Choices

    I really need a medical ID bracelet and put off buying one for many reasons. Since I'm on insulin and a few other meds that state you should wear an id stating you are taking this drug, I really do need one. But honestly I have yet to find one that meets my needs. I do want my blood type and...

    By dakotashey 6 Replies Latest Reply 2016-05-23 18:56:22 -0500