Type 2 Forum and Discussions

  • Should we reduce the frequency of retinopathy screenings?

    I just finished reading an article by Medscape that highlighted research that proposed reducing the frequency of retinopathy screenings from once every year to once every two years for those patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes that do not show signs of retinopathy upon initial examination....

    abbeysue
    By abbeysue 7 Replies Latest Reply 2017-04-24 10:40:53 -0500
  • type 2

    Today I jus started a new program called Livongo its through my insurance Blue cross Blue Shield this company will give me a meter and and all test strips for free plus moniter and coaching free I could pull my reading on my phone or computer and if my bg goes to high they will call me...

    Scared ****less
    By Scared ****less 3 Replies Latest Reply 2017-02-22 22:05:58 -0600
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  • Diabetes and pain

    I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Around three years I am consulting a doctor for the pain in my legs and feet I am having due to my diabetes. All doctors that I consulted insisted that the pain was caused by my diabetes. But the pain is still the same. Some doctors insist that the pain might...

    ScoottyPewitt
    By ScoottyPewitt 6 Replies Latest Reply 2016-01-18 00:02:18 -0600
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  • Type 2?

    Is this forum for type 2 Diabetics as well as type one? If so is there a way to use it specifically for type 2?

    carhoodguy
    By carhoodguy 9 Replies Latest Reply 2015-12-26 14:47:08 -0600
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  • Ice Cream Substitute for a desperate man:)

    Not sure if anyone ever uses this page as a forum but thought I'd give it a shot. I'm wondering if anyone has a favorite ice cream substitute. My BF was recently diagnosed as type 2 diabetic a few months ago. After some trial and error, his number are very under control and he's been craving his...

    phepok925
    By phepok925 23 Replies Latest Reply 2017-01-25 20:12:11 -0600
  • Concerned

    I have been Type 2 diabetic for almost 3 years. I've lost over 100 pounds, exercise hard 4 to five times a week. The god new is I was taken off metformin over a year ago and my Bloog Glucose numbers are in the mid 90's and my A1c is 4.9. All good,right? I have even maintained my numbers while on...

    Anonymous
    By Anonymous 10 Replies Latest Reply 2015-01-31 11:06:02 -0600
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  • First time insulin user

    I am taking 12 units of Lantus solo star insulin and my blood sugar is still in the high 300's how much do I have to take for it to come down!

    2167Phillip
    By 2167Phillip 9 Replies Latest Reply 2014-12-20 13:29:31 -0600
  • carb blockers

    Has anyone tried them??? Did some. reading not sure what to think... It seems that my nights. are tough,,,,snacks....... Im type 2......4 time Stroke Survivor.....

    cef117
    By cef117 6 Replies Latest Reply 2014-07-31 06:10:48 -0500
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  • 28 and type 2 diabetic

    Hi i am 28 yrs old and type 2 diabetic. My a1c was 13 at time of diagnosis but now it is 6.4. I hear about early deaths due to this condition. Will I reach my 80s if I take proper care of myself? I am yet to start a family life and want to see my children getting married. Please help.

    youngdiabetic
    By youngdiabetic 6 Replies Latest Reply 2014-08-13 02:41:09 -0500
  • My a1c

    Just got my a1c back down to 5.6 Long way from 7.4 Now my new battle is to quit smoking I battled the first one now on to the next all the while keeping first in check I have not been on hear a lot But plan to change that you guys are awesome I may call on some of you for support advice and a...

    Misspearl01
    By Misspearl01 9 Replies Latest Reply 2014-03-16 09:37:28 -0500
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  • Met my new doctor finally

    And she is wonderful! She was very patient and very informative! I have a schedule if classes to take now and I feel so much more optimistic about getting my diabetes under control. She told me ideally she's like my blood sugar fasting between 70-100. Question though, I just tested...

    ryxter
    By ryxter 11 Replies Latest Reply 2014-01-06 13:43:54 -0600
  • A Walk really helps

    I walk my ferocious little Dog Montana the Min-Pin at least twice a day for about a mile rain or shine. I feel so much better and want to stay busy because of the initial exercize. Anything we can do to get motivated really helps. We take in the birds, Trees in Budd and the grass growing and we...

    Montanacharlie
    By Montanacharlie 85 Replies Latest Reply 2014-11-16 19:26:02 -0600
  • New here and looking for help with ac1 levels, meds, anemia ect.

    Hey everyone :) I am new here and I'm looking for advice on many things. I was diagnosed 3 weeks ago with Type 2 and by the time it was found My AC1 levels were 11.8, I have Anemia and had lost about 16#. I am following my diet and getting as much exercise as I can tolerate at the moment. On...

    Teresa Adkins
    By Teresa Adkins 24 Replies Latest Reply 2013-10-19 04:28:37 -0500
  • Not easy to be a diabetic

    I have been diabetic for more than 3 years now. Still cannot work out what to eat? How much to eat? I thought just avoiding added sugars and sweet stuff was going to be enough, but clearly it isn't because last week my pre breakfast sugars have been 7.6-9.2 and post lunch 16 plus. I am already on...

    mishaquk
    By mishaquk 20 Replies Latest Reply 2013-04-18 10:38:49 -0500
  • need substitues for potoes, mac & cheese, rice

    Trying to do meal planning, need to cut carbs. we are meat and potatoes people and running Out of ideas. Thank you

    By 29 Replies Latest Reply 2013-04-19 08:41:13 -0500
  • Bydureon is costly!

    My new doc has put me on Bydureon after taking me off Victozia. It is very involed injecting the drug using a vial & syringe, & the needle is big! Good thing is it is injected just once a week. Went for 1.5 months on samples. Finally got a perscription and I nearly choked! After co-pay...

    Armourer
    By Armourer 18 Replies Latest Reply 2017-06-13 15:24:30 -0500