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  • How do you describe yourself? Compliant? Adherent?

    It seems like we’re all more aware of the power of words these days. Not only how words are defined, but what they may imply. And, as a result, how words may affect the ways in which others view us as well as how we view ourselves. One good example can be found in our own vocabulary of...

    Dr Gary
    By Dr GaryCA 2 Replies Latest Reply 2017-07-27 12:08:13 -0500
  • A vaccine for T1D?

    If you have type 1 diabetes and want to get your pancreas working, you and I have something in common. I was very interested reading this article. Mass. General Hospital is working on this, and the FDA has approved clinical trials. This could really be something this time. Time will tell how...

    Chris Clement
    By Chris ClementPA 1 Replies Latest Reply 2017-07-26 08:45:59 -0500
  • Low Carb Low Sodium Snack Crackers

    I'm trying to get more sardines in my diet but can't seem to find a decent cracker to eat them on. Melba toast founds are too tough, and a lot of the wheat crackers I've found are way too salty or carby. I've heard you can slice veggies and toast them to substitute for crackers or even bake...

    By NewSong53 12 Replies Latest Reply 2017-07-26 11:39:02 -0500
  • best foods for blood sugar control.

    My husband has type 2 Diabetes. He was diagnosed shortly after we married. I help him manage it. What are best foods that I can cook that won't spike his blood sugar? He takes Glipizide for blood sugar control. We are on an extremely tight grocery budget. What type of fresh meats are best to...

    By wishbear1 8 Replies Latest Reply 2017-07-27 17:05:11 -0500
  • Costochondritis

    After having a stent put in my heart in March, I continued to have chest pain, dizziness and shortness of breath. The Cardiologist didn't believe me. My new Primary Care told her resident to tell me it was all in my head then denied my second opinion request. I fired her on the spot and got...

    Just Joyce
    By Just Joyce 4 Replies Latest Reply 2017-07-27 15:23:21 -0500
  • Jobs

    what I find hard now is trying to find a job for just 10 to 12 hours a week, need to stay under 1,170 grose a month to keep my Disability but no one will hire just for that many hours, want to work for Kaiser Positive choice, but getting hired at Kaiser, you need to know someone not just apply,...

    By akasha 8 Replies Latest Reply 2017-07-25 21:03:51 -0500
    Tags: stress
  • Just dx'd with prediabetes and hypothyroidism

    Hello everyone. I have been very sick for the past month and a half. I'm on hypothyroid medication now so it is a bit better. My glucose level was 137 and the doctor put me on pioglitazone 30 mg but I only took it twice because it made me so ill- it seemed to throw me into hyperthyroid...

    By MistyBlues 0 Replies Latest Reply 2017-07-19 09:41:01 -0500
  • Labs

    nothing makes you more motivated than good lab results. had the full compliment of tests done and everything came back great A1c was 5.5% ... looks like my Berberine "experiment" is paying off in to see my PCP in two weeks ... I'm sure she'll be pleased as well ❤ eat as if your life depends...

    By haoleboy 16 Replies Latest Reply 2017-07-26 14:45:01 -0500
  • Gluten free diet

    I went to the dermatologist yesterday for a rash I have on my shoulders and face also to question about my hair loss. He suggested it's due to my diet intake. I thought I was already eating healthier but apparently not! He advised me to get on a gluten free diet. Also said I needed to lose 25...

    By Nani914 1 Replies Latest Reply 2017-07-18 15:59:13 -0500
  • Keto diet - morning blood sugar are still high

    My dr recently took me off my type 2 meds because I'd been doing so well but my morning readings where my only issue. To watch that with continued diet n exercise so I've been a week on this keto diet where my carbs are under 20 carbs for the day. I've lost 5 lbs so far but my morning fasting...

    By nebraska15 7 Replies Latest Reply 2017-07-21 20:35:55 -0500
  • struggling with type 1

    Hi everyone. My name is paige, im 19 and ive had diabetes all my life. But more recently I like to pretend i dont have this disease. I'm struggling greatly to help myself. I'm hopeless because im not losing weight because i eat terribly. I wish I knew where to begin but talking to other people...

    By paigeelycia 4 Replies Latest Reply 2017-07-22 22:37:03 -0500
  • Anxiety and/or Panic disorders and living with Diabetes

    I have been living with an anxiety and panic disorder for 12 years now. I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes a couple of years ago. Health issues are one of my triggers for my anxiety and panic which has made diabetes difficult to deal with. I was wondering if there are others in this...

    By stitch57 5 Replies Latest Reply 2017-07-23 11:58:58 -0500
  • Fears of starting Victoza

    Hello all - My Endo just prescribed Victoza for my Type II Diabetes. I am on 2000mg of Metformin ER but it isn't doing much. I have tried several oral medications with side effects that made me unable to take them. I have to now move on to something like Victoza or insulin. However, I am very...

    By stitch57 0 Replies Latest Reply 2017-07-17 12:52:24 -0500
  • Need halp

    If someone can help me, i need lantus and novalog insulin, i don t have insurance to cover this medication i only have imergency plan.

    By Anonymous 0 Replies Latest Reply 2017-07-16 22:53:13 -0500
    Tags: insulin
  • Diagnosed Today!! ☹

    Hi, my name is Christina and I was diagnosed just today with type 2. I wasnt completely surprised, I've been pre-diabetic for a few years. Now that it's sinking in that's it's really here, I'm somewhat lost and confused. My Dr is setting up an appt for me with an educator, I'd like to go tmrw...

    By MelinaChristina 6 Replies Latest Reply 2017-07-26 12:46:47 -0500

    Hi, I'm new here. I'm 27 yrs old but been diagnosed with prediabetes. My doctor recommends me to eat foods with fewer carbs and let me do regular exercise. I'm fond of eating sweets and tbh, I'm obese. I feel weak and restless if I can't eat my favourite foods and tired to get any exercise. What...

    By PrettyJess21 6 Replies Latest Reply 2017-07-27 02:35:15 -0500