Type 2 Diabetes Forum and Discussions

  • Medicines

    After being on Janumet 50/1000 for 1 1/2 years my LNP put me on Metformin 1000 twice a day along with the Janumet I also take 100cc of lantus at night . My problem is my Ins. will not pay for the JANUMET they say it is because the FDA has not approve of it being used with insulin Does any one out...

    Starfire - 23364
    By Starfire - 23364 0 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-28 02:06:28 -0500
  • Testing after Exercise

    I have been testing right after my morning walk. I was wondering if I should wait to see if my numbers lower? If so, how long?

    By GabbyPA 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-27 11:02:20 -0500
  • getting on track

    I know I am to blame, but I just can not seem to get myself motivated to start up again to control my diabetes. It was under great control over a year ago. But then I started having pain in my legs-continually. And the doctors still do not know the cause of the pain. They have tried everything....

    By ssybils 12 Replies Latest Reply 2008-12-03 11:18:31 -0600
  • different readings

    About an hour or so after dinner Jim took his blood sugar was real concerned last night when he tested his blood sugar and had two very low readings,of course not the average for him, not that low. especially for him. The third was within the average for after a meal. But, I told him I would put...

    By 3 Replies Latest Reply 2010-11-28 04:31:51 -0600
  • New Comer

    I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes a week ago. I went into the ER throwing up and found out I was in severe DKA with a BS of 618. I had no idea I was diabetic. Well now I do, but where do I go from here? My doctor was not very infomative. I take insulin before I go to bed, watch my diet,...

    By vgarrison 15 Replies Latest Reply 2011-02-27 12:37:18 -0600
  • Lantus

    Does anyone know where one can get the refillable pens? My pharmacy has the refills but does not know where to get the pens.

    By Eaglesnest 4 Replies Latest Reply 2009-11-07 20:28:19 -0600
  • taking metformin

    Help. I have ADD and have a hard time remembering to take my medication. I have a huge struggle getting my levels at a good level. When it is down 120, I feel worse then when it's up at a higher level. Any advice??

    By Pacificbug 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-23 17:54:25 -0500
  • Cooking Show

    Why is it that on all the cable channels you can find cooking shows for people with out health problems. But every one complains that we live in an obese country. As for myself I was never tought how to eat healthy or even plan a menu.

    By sisson 5 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-23 09:16:41 -0500
  • Spikes in Blood suger

    I have been on antibiotics and prednizone for about a week now and can not seem to get my suger under control any suggestions I will be seeing the doctor for a med evaluation on 9/29 I have been on same meds for almost 9 yrs now they were doing well before any suggestions.

    By gerald620 1 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-21 08:32:35 -0500
  • Learning about dieabetes

    Why don't doctors or nurses explane every thing to us? See I have been a dieabetic for 13 years and when I read what you guy's write it seem so forgine to me! You guy's talk about numbers, counting leavles and I feel lost. Up intill three day's I didn't know about half of the stuff that I have...

    By sisson 3 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-21 08:15:19 -0500
  • Spikes!!

    My spikes are coming at weird times. I might have a super jump or a rapid drop. I mean from 80 to 315, or 265 to 43. In working with my Endo Dr. we are really trying to get this in a controlled situation.

    NamVet - 21894
    By NamVet - 21894 4 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-17 12:17:55 -0500
  • Anonymous
    By Anonymous 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-16 12:41:19 -0500
  • Vegetarin eating

    I am starting to eat Vegetarin {sp} I have been eating this way, but not sure if all the Carbs are good for me. I am one of these that goes all the way in my eating either Hi Protein or Vegetarin. Does anybody know about either of the diets best as a diabetic. Thank you for your interest ...

    By 21 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-26 09:51:14 -0500
  • Need Help

    Hi, I recently have not been able to control my diabetes. I was dignosised in 1996 and taking metformin. For about the last 5 months or so my sugar levels have been going to a high 300's and then drop to about 190's. My doctor upped my dosage to 2 pills in the morning 2 pills in the evening...

    By gingerrulene 7 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-21 07:10:50 -0500
  • 1200 calories a day?!?!

    Was diagnosed this past week with type 2......have about 100 pounds to lose.......my Dr. says to not exceed 150g of carbs a day, which is fine, but then told me to not exceed 1200 calories a day. Isn't 1400-1500 more realistic? especially if i'm exercising?

    By orbchaser 3 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-10 05:53:19 -0500
  • sleeping problems

    are there anybody else out there that is having problems with sleeping? it does'nt seem to matter my sugar levels i have tried everything accept meds for which I'm trying not to use but it's starting to effect my everyday living,I'm getting drained,am opened to any suggestions. thanks

    By wendyjean 36 Replies Latest Reply 2009-04-04 16:58:11 -0500