Newly Diagnosed Forum and Discussions

  • Take Back the Control

    I have learned through experiences with my mom, who was diagnosed and treated for depression 2 years before someone else diagnosed her with diabetes, and by that time no oral medications would help her, Her diet was way out of control, because she ate for depression, when it was actually the...

    By 1 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-27 06:24:20 -0500
  • newsletters - gathering info 2+2=5

    Are there any newsletters that actually come in the mail so that you can gather information and have it at hand when you need it, cos' I am still having such a problem making sense of it all. I need as much info as possible and right in front of me. Thanks for listening.

    By 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-29 09:10:52 -0500
  • Breeze 2 Meter

    I see a lot of meters being tried and compared to others, but not much about this particular one, I believe Bayer puts it out and it is made by Ascensia; not sure if that is all right, But does anyone know any pros or cons about this one.I would appreciate knowing if I am not using a reputable...

    By 1 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-27 03:45:31 -0500
  • artificial sweeteners

    I do not understand how these can be useful; It seems to me there has to be something bad in them if they are a replacement for sugar. Other than making your food and drink sweet for you, do they do any harm? Cos' I think reintroducing the taste of sugar alone can be harmful.

    By 5 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-25 00:40:31 -0500
  • Need Help

    Ok .... I'm a new to this stuff. I joined a few months ago,but I have been in denile I guess.... I use Actos and splenda, butt lately I have been feeling tired and sluggish, all I want to do is take naps, I wake up in the morning and I feel as bad as when I went to bed.... I have been...

    mike g
    By mike g 15 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-26 05:19:18 -0500
  • High protien in urine

    I was diagnosed with type 2 about 2 months ago. I am doing my best with the news and making changes each day. Today I got a call from the doc and she told me I have too much protien in my urine and added Enalapril to the Janumet I am taking. I am 49 years old and kind of freaked out about the...

    By msfemme 6 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-25 04:50:36 -0500
  • The affects diabetes has on the mental state of the elderly.

    I just joined this community page to see if I can find out all that I can do for my aunt. I still am not sure what kind of effects it will have on her. I am researching every where all your comments are greatly appreciated.

    By Skoob 4 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-14 22:44:17 -0500
  • Encouragement!!!!

    Hello To My Many Friends, I want to say thank you thus far for all the support and kindness that has been shown to me so far since joining this site in May. But I would like to say now that since April of 2008 I have faced this entirely new challenge in my life. When I was told the...

    By Charish 10 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-03 05:55:06 -0500
  • diet

    how do you go from eating anything you want to 1800 cals

    By lulu1964 4 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-04 22:19:38 -0500

    I was told by my chiropractor that insulin resistance is progressive. She says there is no way to stop the progression into diabetes because the body adjusts to everything you do to control it and it just keeps getting worse. This has really scared me.

    cheryl fullerton
    By cheryl fullerton 5 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-11 07:49:20 -0500
  • BS testing (no blood)

    Ok, this maybe silly but I just got my meter and I cannot get enough blood to come out. Is this a problem for just me or you too?

    By Deltadawn43 3 Replies Latest Reply 2010-09-05 04:07:43 -0500
  • Fatty Liver

    I have just been diagnosed with a very fatty liver while having my gallbladder surgically removed. Anyone else have this problem and if so what are somethings I can do to help with it and the pain

    By Loribeth 3 Replies Latest Reply 2011-10-25 02:28:57 -0500
  • Testimony: high blood sugar can be caused by infection or stress!!

    Dear Friends, I have a wonderful message to post here: I am definitely NOT DIABETIC! As I assumed it before, the high blood sugar has occured because of my bladden infection (dehydration, I USED TO BE a bad drinker, now I am a GOOD one :-))) and a cold which has just followed it a few days...

    By virgo090666 10 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-18 07:10:59 -0500
  • Portion control!

    I'm doing very well sticking to low carb but am having a REAL problem with size of portions and limiting fatty items. I try to have lots of fresh veges but if I stick to recommended serving sizes I end up hungry within an hour or so after a meal. Can use some input for tricks to stay on track -...

    By Judijudi 7 Replies Latest Reply 2014-12-23 17:58:50 -0600
  • carbohydrate numbers.

    i'm new to this and i'm having trouble dieting.where can i find a book with a list of foods and their carbohydrate values.thank you.

    thomas kosky
    By thomas kosky 10 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-11 08:19:20 -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: 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