Type 2 Diabetes Forum and Discussions

  • High Blood Sugars

    I was diagnosed 2 years ago with type 2 diabetes, ever since I have had uncontrolled blood sugars, I have been on several oral medications,several injectable medications- byetta, lantus, novolog, regular insulin, nothing seems to help. Not sure what I am doing wrong. I am a nurse and can take...

    By rjmcmm 6 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-26 04:19:15 -0500
  • Links I came across

    Hello everyone. I recently was able to get some magazines and it had some links in it and thought I would...

    By DonnaAnn 7 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-25 12:05:08 -0500
  • Have Faith

    Usually, when someone finds out that they are daibetic, they become angry. they are angry at the world, but worst yet, themselves for letting this happen. why me is the big question? I must of really screwed up for this to happen to me. At some point and time, one must become accepted to the...

    By DonnaAnn 6 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-25 11:04:02 -0500
  • meters and readings

    I this mornng i tested and it said 354 ketones at the top....then i retested on a different finger and it was 125. What does that mean, the ketones? Also my blood doesn't flow out very good, is it ok to like milk the finger to get the blood? Also do any of you test and get a different result with...

    By ldybugg47 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-21 13:55:11 -0500
  • Arsenic/type2 Diabetes risk

    Arsenic in water from natural mineral deposits can raise risk for developeing Type 2 Diabetes. please go to HealthCentral.com for full report.

    By seawolf1944 0 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-23 07:14:57 -0500
  • humulin

    my husband recently lost his job and his insurance i can no loner afford my lantus but my dr. called and said he could switch it to humulin 70/30 does anyone know anything about this medicine and is it generic for lantus?

    angel mom
    By angel mom 1 Replies Latest Reply 2011-05-17 15:35:44 -0500
  • On the go testing

    Hello Everyone. I was jsut wondering how and where everyone tests while they are out to parties, dinner, the fair, the movies,etc. Do you test in the bathroom, in a stall, go out to your car? I am very timid about testing out in public. How does one do it discretly? When you are done, do you...

    By DonnaAnn 9 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-22 11:29:15 -0500
  • Temporary vision loss

    Last night was the 3rd or 4th time I've experienced temporary vision loss, sometimes it is only my peripheral vision and lasts no longer than 5-10 minutes. My heart was racing, I broke out into a sweat and felt like I was gonna pass out, I couldn't see to check my blood sugar so I just took some...

    By BobMWade 5 Replies Latest Reply 2011-09-17 11:40:51 -0500
  • Monitoring BG after meals, with snacks and nightime

    I'm afraid this is a three-part question: 1. They say to check BG 2 hours after meal -- I'm confused is that the start of the meal or at the end. Example: Friendly Lunch starts 11:30 and finishes at 12:55. Do I check at 1:15 or 2:55?? 2. Also, a planned snack at 3PM will cause higher BG...

    By CateyeMarble 8 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-15 00:53:25 -0500
  • Good reading?

    I realize that many of us read magazines about diabetes or nwspaper articles. and most of the time we find them resourceful. But, what confuses the dickens out of me is, when I read something, go to my diabetes person and ask her about it, she says one of two things: 1) she has not heard of this...

    By DonnaAnn 5 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-14 08:02:34 -0500
  • Problems with injections

    I use Lantus at night and in the morning and try to rotate which side of my stomach I am injecting into, but have noticed small lumps sometime that last for a day or so after injecting. Also why does it hurt sometimes more so that other times when injecting. Some days it is almost unbearable and...

    Olies mom
    By Olies mom 0 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-14 05:47:10 -0500
  • chart

    hello everyone. I came upon this chart and have found it very helpful. After you "pick" your finger, look for you meter reading on the chart. it will tell you where your A1C is. When you click on the link, and come to the sight, click on printable chart. And your...

    By DonnaAnn 6 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-13 11:19:49 -0500
  • I take the byetta shot and it was not working for me

    I take the byetta shot and I found that one of my injection pens did not work and I was without my shot for about 2 weeks. When I was taking my shot it made me very sick to my stomach. I wanted to stop but the doctor would not let me. I had BS of 245 and I then started 10 mg. 2 times a day. I...

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    By Peggys - 20350 3 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-12 05:42:36 -0500
  • PCOS


    By krista16 12 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-04 23:53:12 -0500
  • triumphant

    Hope this is okay: I thought it would be nice to have a place where we could boast about our triumphants big and small, no matter what it is! For me on the 1st of august, I was actually able to do a stretching excercise and touch the ground!

    By DonnaAnn 39 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-01 22:31:22 -0500
  • Book about Vinegar

    I am looking for this book. Healing Powers of Vinegar or something close. There was a show on yesterday a talk show with the author on it and I could not fine it. Anyone catch it or know the book?

    G Thomas
    By G Thomas 8 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-04 02:24:39 -0500