Type 2 Diabetes Forum and Discussions

Be part of the conversation in our type 2 diabetes forum. Here, you can ask questions, share experiences and learn from other people living with type 2 diabetes. From monitoring your blood sugar and starting diabetes treatment to fending off complications and creating a diabetes meal plan, type 2 diabetes is a lot to manage. Use our type 2 diabetes forum as a resource for helping you manage your disease.

  • What is Your Favorite Halloween Memory?

    Spooky haunted houses, Creepy graveyard hikes, Trick or treating with the kiddos or a favorite costume you had as a kid (or not a kid)? Halloween is a fun holiday to enjoy on so many levels way past the candy. Sometimes I think we get caught up in what we can't do at Halloween, but we forget...

    By GabbyPA 10 Replies Latest Reply 2017-10-23 11:37:51 -0500
  • Who uses the Instant Pot

    I have now two instant pots. I have really been using it in the last 10 days. Been making healthy meals and soups. I have lost 4 lb;'s in the last 10 days without even trying. Been able to make meals in 10 16 minutes. Even hubby has been using it and he has lost weight too. Going to do a...

    By cmr55 18 Replies Latest Reply 2017-10-23 11:31:42 -0500
  • B-Complex

    I'm currently taking D3, 2 fish oil and Biotin daily. There are lots of other B vitamins and I'd like to find a really good B-Complex (brand please). I want something that is easily absorbed -- don't know whether to get caplet, tablet, or capsule. I just feel a little rundown sometimes, due to...

    By NewSong53 2 Replies Latest Reply 2017-10-23 15:24:36 -0500
  • Question about Novilin N

    I have been taking this insulin for several years now and I usually keep my vial in my fridge inside the box. Usually, when I first get it, I have to suspend my insulin by rolling the vial to mix it. But I don't usually have to do it after that. Then I just drop it back in it's box and repeat 12...

    By GabbyPA 1 Replies Latest Reply 2017-10-23 08:27:09 -0500
  • Frustrated

    Never seems to stay in a good range just have been put on a pump has been so much better, but for some reason I have a cup of coffee in the morning I love that quiet time but I don’t understand makes me spike to 300. Any Ideals

    By Rascal1955 7 Replies Latest Reply 2017-10-22 20:30:29 -0500
  • Sleep Apnea

    Just when I thought it was safe to go back into the waters, the sharks are circling again. I had a sleep study done on 9/11/17 and the results were finally sent back and reported to me this past Tuesday. It seems I stopped breathing 80 times and there was no recorded snoring. I have to return...

    Just Joyce
    By Just Joyce 12 Replies Latest Reply 2017-10-23 07:33:04 -0500
  • It's Time for PUMPKINS and Spice

    I am a lover of Autumn. I love the colors, the cooler weather and the holidays that come with it. I am not a total freak on pumpkin spice, but I do like it. There are ways to get your spice on without a spike. Here are some pumpkin spice items you can indulge in....

    By GabbyPA 17 Replies Latest Reply 2017-10-23 18:44:01 -0500
  • Your Thoughs On This

    For years obesity and diabetes have been linked and to some extent rightly so. It is a lifestyle that can lead to many contributing factors to ending up with diabetes along with many other diseases. The sentence in the article...

    By GabbyPA 6 Replies Latest Reply 2017-10-21 18:17:51 -0500
  • my diabetes

    My parents are both type 2. I was on the phone with them tonight and was asking them about a particular medicine. They said I didn't need it. Am I right in saying that my diabetes isn't the same as their diabetes.

    By doglover86 5 Replies Latest Reply 2017-10-19 18:54:06 -0500
  • hemp oil

    anyone hear of hemp oil curing type2 or controling blood sugar?

    By rabbies01 0 Replies Latest Reply 2017-10-20 22:46:16 -0500
  • Questions about Type 2 and telling your family

    Hello Everyone, I was diagnosed Oct 2nd with type2 with a blood sugar of 425. It does run in my family but i never knew what it really meant to be a diabetic. I just saw my mom inject herself with insulin and ate like normal. I fortunately do not have insulin and I am on Metformin 500g (2x...

    By TLo7788 0 Replies Latest Reply 2017-10-20 17:19:07 -0500
  • so excited

    I just met with my doctor and changed my action plan. I checked my bs yesterday before dinner and it was at 80. I am so excited.

    By doglover86 5 Replies Latest Reply 2017-10-22 12:27:54 -0500
  • Do You Take Januvia?

    "Januvia, a once-daily pill for type 2 diabetes (a DPP-4 inhibitor), has a new warning label for increased risk of heart failure. Though a recent outcome study showed clearly that Januvia is no riskier for the heart, the FDA seems to be taking a conservative approach based on other studies of...

    By GabbyPA 2 Replies Latest Reply 2017-10-17 10:17:06 -0500
  • Understanding Diabetes

    I have been diagnosed as diabetic and insulin dependent. I take (or prescribed) novolog 3x a day and 70 units of Toujeo at night. Almost every night I check and I'm way above 450. I don't understand being diabetic and I'm a little scared at the high number. I'm forcing myself to change my diet...

    By Anonymous 2 Replies Latest Reply 2017-10-23 15:45:34 -0500
  • a1c

    i need so help. i had my spine fixed 5 yrs ago my a1c was good.since then its been bad,inot very active now because my sergery. anyone know how i can lower my a1c,in 6 months it went from 10,12 and 13.8. im on a fixed income and cant buy the greast foods,im on that bous medicare trash,is there...

    By rabbies01 4 Replies Latest Reply 2017-10-21 20:49:07 -0500
  • Newly diagnosed and scared

    On a whim I decided to check my blood sugar as both my parents have diabetes...it was 200..yikes. I immediately stopped carbs and have been so stressed and scared. It has been a week and my #s have been better. I had one fasting BS of 135 the rest have beem 125 then 110 then 109 and now below...

    By Jenmarie76 4 Replies Latest Reply 2017-10-19 19:03:42 -0500