By Caroltoo Latest Reply 2012-03-06 08:36:12 -0600
Started 2012-03-02 21:13:40 -0600

This information says that one out of three people experience some form of complications from their diabetes. The more we know, the better our chance to stay in the two out of three who avoid complications.

Here's a fun quiz to test your knowledge about diabetic complications.

16 replies

pixsidust 2012-03-04 21:28:53 -0600 Report

Its a bleak picture if…we do not maintain our glucose levels
My doctor had me on prednisone for my breathing and my BG shot up to 410. Very discouraging. I am off it now and my readings are still whacked.
I had no idea about our teeth being affected!

Caroltoo 2012-03-04 21:44:50 -0600 Report

You had a tough time of it with your health issues this year. Prednisone will do that to you … there is one woman who posts occasionally who says that is what caused her diabetes … but most seem to indicate that once they have been off it for a while, BGs have returned to what they were before taking it. Hope that's encouraging, Pixsi, cause I know you don't want to stay in the high ranges. Is your doctor doing something for you and the BGs in the short term while they come back down?

pixsidust 2012-03-04 22:07:21 -0600 Report

No. I am just on my regular Metformin
I am trying to really go low carb to bring it down
Yes I have had a rough go of it

jayabee52 2012-03-06 07:33:47 -0600 Report

When she way alive my bride "Jem" had to go on Prednisone or cortisone shots and that always spiked her. We weaned her off of the pills as soon as we could, and we had to really work to get her Blood Glucose (BG) levels below 200. We tested her BG 4x/day and we administered 3 kinds of insulin. NPH (2x/day and then "R" 1x/day on a sliding scale) and then Novolog "Aspart" a very fast acting insulin about lunch time, also on a sliding scale.

Even with such intensive intervention administered through her Endo. often it would take her about 2 weeks to get her BGs closer to normalized.

I couldn't IMAGINE trying to do it with Met! Low carb would be my recommendation too.

Caroltoo 2012-03-06 08:02:05 -0600 Report

Mine too, especially very low carb at the beginning … literally no grains and only low carb veg, fruit, and, of course, proteins.

donna62M 2012-03-06 08:36:12 -0600 Report

know what you are saying very well. Prednisone and diabeties just do not belong together. Every time the asthma kicks in, my sugars are always affected. I have to constantly juggle how much insulin and carbs all the time while on the drug.

locarbarbie 2012-03-03 06:27:59 -0600 Report

Whoo hoo! 100% for me! (1st time I have ever aced one of these quizes!) I did guess about the dry skin one though. Hm, I used to have very oily skin and for the past 2 years or so has gotten quite dry…I just chalked it up to age (I am 55) but possibly due to diabetes?? I try to keep tight control, last A1c was 5.8. Anybody else noticing this?

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