Diabetic and Cancer

By LennyDenny1 Latest Reply 2013-03-07 08:45:05 -0600
Started 2013-02-26 10:07:07 -0600

I've been away from the site for a while now but I'm now back. I was diagnosed with cancer about 3 months ago and have been struggling with blood sugar. It seems that it doesn't matter what I try it's all over the charts. I try to watch everything I eat with out much sucess. Has anybody else had this problem and what have you tried. I'm going through chmo and soon radiation.
God Bless

14 replies

LennyDenny1 2013-03-06 08:07:49 -0600 Report

You know it's ironic, I went to the family dr. yesterday and if I didn't know I had cancer I'd be perfectly healthy. All my numbers from the blood work came back great, my A1c was a 6.7 which the dr really liked. So fight the cancer and things should look good.

Gwen214 2013-03-01 17:21:12 -0600 Report

Hi Denny, my dad was diagnosed with cancer a week ago and he is a type 2. He has not gone through chemo yet, but he continues to exercise mostly walking, he has changed his eating habits drastically and it has made a difference in his readings.

Hueone 2013-03-02 23:06:07 -0600 Report

Hi Gwen, I feel your stress and fear. I now it seem that all the care in the world has not helped you up to this point. I would like to say we are all connected in some way. we feel as each other feel. I hope i can help you in any way i can, i will start with pray. let me now if you have any question i can help you with.
when you seek, the seek will find,

LennyDenny1 2013-03-02 10:59:23 -0600 Report

You know he may not have to change is diet much. The only thing I had to do was add high protien to my diet, I drink protien drinks twice a day. I do watch my numbers and when they go up I try to see what I ate at the last meal and try to adjust. The exercise is good, the chemo does drain you so you need the extra work outs to stay in shape. My biggest problem was I lost 60 pounds after I started chemo, I neededd to lose weight just not that way. I hope your dad stays strong and has a good family support that is most important. A lot of prayers have help me also.
God Bless

LennyDenny1 2013-03-07 08:45:05 -0600 Report

Boy you sound like me, I lost 60 lbs. when I started chemo. The protien drinks are great I drinks them 2 times a day also. Thanks for the input it sure helps.

EJMac 2013-02-28 18:32:58 -0600 Report

When I was on chemo & radiation even though I was on pills before, I had to start taking insulin while on the chemo. Went back tot eh pills after. The numbers do go way up from the treatment.

LennyDenny1 2013-03-01 08:50:46 -0600 Report

They had me on insulin while I was in he hospial, but when they sent me home I was put back on the pills. My numbers have been so irratic. I guess I need to talk to the dr. about it again. I had a CT Scan done yesterday so I'm off the metformine until later tomorrow and mt bs was just 171 si I guess it could be worse.

Mikeal72 2013-02-27 15:08:07 -0600 Report

Im sorry to hear of your struggle. Speaking of cancer, does anyone know if diabetics are more predisposed to cancer in general or certain types? I dont recall running across any literature on the subject.

LennyDenny1 2013-03-01 08:53:48 -0600 Report

I checked with one of he dr's and he says if you have a family history or you might be just on the edge it could possibly cause the diabetes. Who knows for sure.

Flustrated 2013-02-27 14:46:25 -0600 Report

I went through chemo and radiation and blame that for diabetes. I don't know if it is or not.

jayabee52 2013-02-27 14:52:51 -0600 Report

it is very likely that you had been on the edge of Diabetes for a while and the added stress of the cancer treatments may have well put you over the top.

My 2nd wife "Jem" developed Diabetes, when she was alive, because of her heart failure. All it takes is a little more stress.

cast209 2013-02-26 16:30:47 -0600 Report

Hey Lenny,
You should research alkaline and cancer by Doctors like Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr Otto Warzburg that did study's that proved that cancer reproduces steady in an environment where the PH levels are acid and lack oxygen. So what the Dr says is that in the studies when a person consumes greens (green vegetables raise the ph level and alkaline the body which deliver more oxygen to cells) a lot of foods we eat now or processed foods (chemicals, fake sugars and synthetic foods) these things drops the oxygen levels and stuff like sodas drop the body's ph balance to 2 in acid

LennyDenny1 2013-03-06 07:55:40 -0600 Report

Thanks forn the info I'll take a look at it. I'm new to this cancer stuff and still struggling to believe I have it. I need all the help I can get, thanks again for the info.