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  • A Heart Healthy Giveaway

    February is American Heart Month, which means you’ll probably be hearing about all the wonderful benefits associated with the simple act of walking every day—it decreases your heart disease risk, helps in the maintenance of healthy blood sugar levels, and improves overall well-being. But for most...

    By aleahkCA 49 Replies Latest Reply 2016-02-13 21:59:01 -0600
  • Whoops! Your doctor messed up. What do you do?

    Does your doctor make an error from time to time? Maybe overlook something that should not have been overlooked? Wait and see when action should have been taken immediately? About three years ago, I stopped in at a medical clinic – not my regular doctor – to take a look at a little bump on...

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    By Dr GaryCA 39 Replies Latest Reply 2016-02-13 20:15:59 -0600
  • Type 2 Diabetes cure?

    I was going through the Diabetes Time Line provided by Luis65 and found an example in the UK where type 2 diabetes was cured by being on a starvation diet for a month. That surprised me because I was under the impression that there was pancreatic damage with both type 1 and type 2. Apparently not...

    By Dan360 63 Replies Latest Reply 2016-02-11 12:03:20 -0600
  • All Hail the Mighty Cauliflower

    Cauliflower...that weird looking veggie that was kind of nondescript to me as I grew up. It was the "grown up" food that had no flavor and looked like...well....brains. Mom smothered it in cheese, grandma cooked it to death and it just plain smelled funny. Ah, but now. It has risen from the...

    By GabbyPA 11 Replies Latest Reply 2016-02-13 23:28:57 -0600
  • Is Sugar Your Drug of Choice?

    Most of us probably have to face giving up the sugar now that we are diagnosed with diabetes. But have you really kicked your "sweet" habit? Do you still try to get your "hit" of sweet, even if it's sugar free? It's a menacing habit for sure. "The lengths we’d go to for a spoonful of sugar are...

    By GabbyPA 8 Replies Latest Reply 2016-02-13 23:31:44 -0600
  • Normal Glucose. What IS Normal?

    With all the wonderfully low A1c's I have been reading about combined with the drastic change in our food pyramid back in the 70's, I was wondering. Just what would a normal glucose reading be if we were not all jacked up on a high carbohydrate diet as recommended by our doctors and...

    By GabbyPA 45 Replies Latest Reply 2016-02-13 23:14:57 -0600
  • 6 months since "D Day"

    It's been 6 months since my diagnosis, although at times, it feels like forever! I've lost about 40lbs, figured out how to eat completely different, and I feel great! I started with an A1c of 15+ (the test only went up to 15, so I don't actually know how how it was) 2 months ago it was down to...

    By KarmannGhiaChristy 18 Replies Latest Reply 2016-02-13 23:40:18 -0600
  • Truvia?

    So I had another Learning experience today. Was out at the store and started feel slightly dizzy and spacey. Immediately got some water and came home. It was time anyway to test. BG was a whopping 154 when it's been running 104-118 for the three weeks since I've been testing. I thought it was...

    By mcmbkk 16 Replies Latest Reply 2016-02-13 22:01:33 -0600
  • carbs ... morning, noon, nite?

    do you consume your carbs at a particular time of day? or spread them out over the course of the day? do you think it makes any difference? why? why not? I eat at 2 pm and 7 pm and have alternated between eating the majority of carbs early and eating them late. not sure I have seen a...

    By haoleboy 14 Replies Latest Reply 2016-02-13 21:57:36 -0600
  • Ketosis versus Ketoacidosis

    Our language is amazing sometimes and the change of a letter can make all the difference in what a word means. Throw in some medical terminology and it is easy to see why we get confused. Being a fan of a low carb lifestyle, the term ketosis comes up a lot and I have to admit, when I first...

    By GabbyPA 23 Replies Latest Reply 2016-02-09 21:40:49 -0600
  • Unconscious eating

    Today I wandered into a sweet little cafe for lunch. My god, I faced shelves full of the most beautiful homemade Muffins, Valentine's Day cakes and sweets and cupcakes and not much I could eat. Finally I settled on lunch and a big cup of coffee with cream and sat down with my book. Everybody was...

    By mcmbkk 21 Replies Latest Reply 2016-02-12 10:04:24 -0600
  • confuse

    Hi .. I am diabetic from past 7 years. . Now I am 30 years old.. doctors told me that I am type 1 diabetic. . So I was taking insulin... but my sugar level was not controlling by it.. 3 months back I go to another doctor. .. he took my c-peptide test.. N by that he told me that I am type 2...

    By worried123 20 Replies Latest Reply 2016-02-13 08:40:15 -0600
  • Exercise choices

    I have read what many of you have said about your exercise routines and what works for you and they seem pretty impressive to me. Two things happened last year that stopped most of my simple but regular exercise. Both my Corgis died at 12 and I stopped their twice a day walk on the beach and then...

    By mcmbkk 29 Replies Latest Reply 2016-02-12 01:38:14 -0600
  • I'm Cold!

    Since being dxd with diabetes and a few other maladies, it seems like I am always cold, even when its warmer outside. I'm turning into the old woman whose house is overly warm. Is this a by-product of diabetes or maybe hypothyroidism?. I feel like I have no internal temperature regulator anymore.

    By suecsdy 18 Replies Latest Reply 2016-02-13 12:13:49 -0600
  • Sleep

    How much sleep should a diabetic get? Mine is interrupted a lot and I am taking medication for it. I understand the room should be 97 degrees and you should take up reading or not bright lights to start the wind down to sleep. Also, no caffeine after 1 pm. What do you all think?

    By LRD 15 Replies Latest Reply 2016-02-12 14:12:46 -0600
  • Long-Term “Cure” for Type 1 Diabetes (in Mice)

    It seems is it stem cell week here at DC. Here is a kind of continuation of the capsule discussion that was started earlier this week that covered the human trials that are starting on this procedure. Here is some more on how MIT and Harvard are getting in on it as well. Maybe this is the glimmer...

    By GabbyPA 16 Replies Latest Reply 2016-02-11 13:08:37 -0600