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.

  • Mrsa and being a diabetic

    Some of you will remember both my husband and I had a weird upper respitory infection. We seemed to get over it, then he came hme with what looked like a nasty bug bite. About a week later I got a boil on my thy I thought ok I can lance it, nothing came out but it got bigger and my limp nodes...

    By Dancehawk 3 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-17 09:03:57 -0500
  • feeling nauseated at night

    This happens to me alot lately,I don't understand why.I eat a good dinner,and check my bg's at night,and them seem to be okay.Any one else have this happen?Any advice?

    By liz2857 6 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-18 04:13:42 -0500
  • Morning dizziness

    I eat at nighttime the way but I don't eat anything before I go to bed.Sometimes I wake up in the morning and I feel dizzy and it takes me awhile to start to feel normal any suggestions what I can do so I don't feel so lousy in the morning?

    By risingstar 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-14 13:45:23 -0500
  • Seven Self-Care Behaviors

    Hi All, I was wondering if you are familiar with the so-called "Seven Self-Care Behaviors" recommended by the American Association of Diabetes Educators: http://www.diabeteseducator.org/ProfessionalResources/AADE7/ They might sound kind of obvious, but if you can work on integrating some...

    Amy Tenderich
    By Amy Tenderich 18 Replies Latest Reply 2013-06-11 23:41:45 -0500
  • brewery yeast

    hi my name is cocoa im a cosmetology student with type 2 diabetes i was cutting this ladys hair the other day and she mentioned she was diabetic i told her i was too...so she said i know sumthing that can make it go away she told me the key was to stay away from bleached sugar and to take brewery...

    By retrochica 3 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-17 03:20:12 -0500
  • Artificial Sweeteners

    I was just wondering if anybody else has trouble with high sugar readings after using artificial sweeteners? I use about 25 - 30 packets of SweetnLow per day for coffee and tea and have noticed my sugars are very hard to control. As an experiment, I quit using so much - unsweetened coffee,...

    Stevie P.
    By Stevie P. 3 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-15 11:24:17 -0500
  • diabetes and gum disease

    There is a strong link between gum disease and type 2 diabetes. The best advice is to go to a dentist and start with a deep cleaning. From ADA, (Yeah I am hard on them but they do have some good information about type 2 diabetes, just not the best information about how to control it with...

    By Toma 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-18 05:59:58 -0500
  • Elevated morning levels

    Diagnosed May 2006. I have been progressively adding medications to my routine. Metformin 1000mg x2 and now 15 units of insulin x2. My morning readings are still elevated (149 - 175), do I worry to much about these morning levels. I write down in a journal all that I eat. Some days I have a...

    By deby3 10 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-13 07:58:02 -0500
  • Amazing Omega-3 Eggs

    Can we eat these? Healing Foods and Recipes Amazing Omega-3 Eggs High omega-3 eggs are nature's nearly perfect food. Eggs contain all known nutrients except for vitamin C! They are good sources of fat-soluble vitamins A and D as well as certain carotenoids that guard against free-radical...

    By Dancehawk 7 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-11 04:02:04 -0500
  • Am I Crazy???

    Hi Everyone, Just need a reality check here. Since being diagnosed with diabetes in May 08 I have tried my best to keep my sugars low. I have a 30 day average of 130, I have lost 25 pounds and continue to walk 2 miles a day and I eat NO sugar unless its in fruit. I am SO upset though if...

    By JoJoCooks 11 Replies Latest Reply 2015-05-10 01:52:24 -0500
  • diabetes???

    I am a bit confused, I hope that somebody can help me. 3 weeks ago I had a bladden infection due to dehydration (I am a terrible drinker, never thirsty). I have just had a coffee with sugar as my blood sugar was checked at hospital, it was very high, 200... The doctor told me that I may have...

    By virgo090666 10 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-10 06:55:26 -0500
  • blood thinners?

    Do any of you take blood thinners like low dosage bayer...also can anyone explain keytones to me??

    By rj 2 Replies Latest Reply 2009-03-30 06:34:30 -0500
  • A Loosing Battle

    I always feel like this is a loosing battle, but, blood sugar is high, I walk, and it does help me

    teri - 18753
    By teri - 18753 17 Replies Latest Reply 2013-11-18 08:04:05 -0600
  • Strategies for Staying Healthy

    Strategies for Staying Healthy Coping With Changes in Your Routine Some circumstances call for taking even more precautions. When you’re under the weather Infections and other illnesses can have serious implications for people with diabetes. When trying to fight an infection, your body...

    By Dancehawk 3 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-18 10:19:40 -0500
  • yes we can use splenda

    Ok I got a answer back. When it calls for sugar you can use Splenda! calls for salt use seasalt. So We will go through and taste a few things with using splenda and post them for you. Also Smuckers uses splenda too! So jams can be done woot! hugs Catherine

    By Dancehawk 1 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-18 08:54:29 -0500
  • The First 25

    Hi Everyone, Hope you all had a WONDERFUL 4th of July weekend! I am VERY happy to report that I have reached my first weight loss goal of 25 pounds!! Only 25 more to go!! I want to THANK EVERYONE for all your support, comments, ideas, recipes etc etc. I know that managing my diabetes and...

    By JoJoCooks 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-07 04:51:47 -0500