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  • What Does a Diabetes-Friendly Meal Look Like?

    From "Living With Diabetes From Everyday Health" Counting carbs is effective and plays a critical role in your diabetes control. So does portion control — and all you need to get started is an empty...

    By jayabee52 96 Replies Latest Reply 2014-12-17 18:38:18 -0600
  • Drinking and the holidays. Any experiences or advice to share?

    The holidays are here! And one of those questions that comes up at get-togethers with family and friends: How about a drink? More specifically, how about a drink with alcohol in it? Chances are, you’ve heard that question. Or you’ve asked it. Or, maybe you’ve asked yourself that...

    Dr Gary
    By Dr GaryCA 105 Replies Latest Reply 2014-12-18 20:02:05 -0600
  • changing your lancet?

    Not saying I wait until daylight saving time change to change my lancet (like you would your smoke detector) but I realized the other day that I have used less than 125 in the past 2 years. Should I be expecting a visit from the diabetes police? Seriously though ... how often do you...

    By haoleboy 19 Replies Latest Reply 2014-12-18 10:04:38 -0600
  • Starting a ketogenic diet today...!!!!

    After doing much research I have decided that a ketogenic diet is the best way to manage my diabetes..I was on one about 10 years ago and managed to loose over 100 pounds in a little over a year..and my numbers (cholesterol and sugar) were great..and most importantly I felt great..I was a...

    Jibber Jabber
    By Jibber Jabber 24 Replies Latest Reply 2014-12-18 00:50:04 -0600
  • Simple carbs

    I am new to this low carb diet. And ive cut my carbs to 100 a day, which seems to do the trick with my weight loss. My bs was going down too. Ive been seeing 130 in the morning and 140-145 at night. Well this week i started eating meal bars for breakfast. Special K strawberry. Now my bs has crept...

    By Kimberly3101 12 Replies Latest Reply 2014-12-18 13:58:36 -0600
  • feeling cheated ... yet again.

    I was diagnosed as a type 2 in 2007 with an A1c of 10.0. At that time I was advised that I should try and get my A1c to under 7.0 in order to avoid complications. 3 months later my A1c was 6.6 ... at which time I was told that I should get it to under 6.0 in order to avoid complications ... 4...

    By haoleboy 9 Replies Latest Reply 2014-12-18 17:02:07 -0600
  • party

    Hey every one! Pray for me tonight. Got a party to go to. I always have a hard time at parties. It 's just finger food but will have a lot of sweets there. I'm going to drink a boost for diabetics an hour before we leave II'm getting my sugar under control since taking bydureon tomorrow will...

    rhett t
    By rhett t 22 Replies Latest Reply 2014-12-17 19:03:59 -0600
  • Diabetic Shoes

    I have a pair of diabetic shoes that I have worn for a couple of years. I plan on getting new ones after the first of the year. When I first got mine, my feet did hurt for a short while but eventually I got them broken in and really like them. I choose the tennis shoes. I am thinking about a...

    By BreC 13 Replies Latest Reply 2014-12-17 11:38:59 -0600
  • Oatmeal revisited

    Grains have become another popular "villain" of good health... IMO much like eggs and saturated fats are/were. I incorporated whole grains into my diet 7 years ago when diagnosed with T2 diabetes, high blood pressure and 'high' cholesterol (I was also morbidly obese). Since then I have lowered...

    By haoleboy 13 Replies Latest Reply 2014-12-17 10:42:28 -0600
  • Dating with Diabetes

    I recently went out on a date with a guy and he is very nice and respectful. We went bowling so the topic of me having diabetes did not come up.. Do I tell him I have diabetes? If so how? It is kind of awkward and I dont want to put a damper on things. Thanks (:

    Bekah Y
    By Bekah Y 18 Replies Latest Reply 2014-12-18 16:07:26 -0600
    Tags: dating
  • Christmas Party Trouble

    I just had a pretty scary part of the day today. My sugar went down to 68, and I was trying to sit down to eat my lunch. Someone did bring my tray for me. Then, I fell, but someone did catch me. My body did lay on the floor, but I didn't hit my head hard. I did not eat the snack that they had...

    By Nyu-chan 6 Replies Latest Reply 2014-12-18 14:29:17 -0600
  • Thank You DC! I wouldn't have done it alone....

    Like I'd introduced myself in an earlier post, and let me repeat...I'm a 40 year old T2D w/ 9 years of uncontrolled blood sugar, complications of microalbuminuria diagnosed in July 2014. Today, I've got back home after meeting my diabetologist cum endocrinologist after discussing Dec 2014 test...

    By vensa 10 Replies Latest Reply 2014-12-17 06:00:58 -0600
  • Help needed with weight loss.

    During my first 5 weeks after being diagnosed with T2 I lost 10 pounds. The last few weeks I just don't seem to be able to get the scale moving in the right direction. I only drink water. I follow a very low carb diet and am careful about calories. I exercise on average 5 times a week for at...

    By sweetslover 21 Replies Latest Reply 2014-12-16 13:43:33 -0600
    Tags: weight loss
  • Blisters on fingers

    In the last few weeks, I have had 3 blisters suddenly appear on the back of my fingers. They start as red splotches which suddenly turn into blisters. I have not done anything to cause these blisters. Is this related to my diabetes?

    By sweetslover 13 Replies Latest Reply 2014-12-18 14:45:47 -0600
  • Blood Glucose level after exercise

    Hi everyone, I am new here and glad to find this community. I am newly diagnosed as Type 2, not on any medication yet. I want to try to control blood glucose level via diet and exercise first. A very strange thing happened last night. My BG level was 100 @6:20pm right before dinner Then...

    Bryan Xu
    By Bryan Xu 10 Replies Latest Reply 2014-12-18 04:34:54 -0600
  • Happy 4th Birthday Friday

    11/14/14, I Feel Great, I'll be 48 years old this Friday- December 19th. By the grace of God I'm still here on earth living & breathing, so I guess that means I'm blessed and highly favored to see another day (Amen) ; ). I'm also ready to see another year 2015 wow I can get up...

    By oink66 8 Replies Latest Reply 2014-12-16 10:27:35 -0600