Type 2 Diabetes Forum and Discussions

  • Diabetes & Arthritis,

    The CDC says that at least 50% of people with diabetes also have arthritis; that is in comparison to 27% of all adults. This is based on a the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), a nationwide, randomized telephone survey in which participants answered questions about their...

    By jupton1 39 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-08 13:03:27 -0500
  • New Member

    Hello everyone, I'm Ruth. I have been a Type 2 for five years. Have tried many meds. Actos caused weight gain, metformin caused diarrhea. I am now on Januvia, Glipizide and 20 units of insulin in the AM and 6 units PM. My AM blood sugar is still around 150, that is on a good day. I retired 1...

    Ruth Garrett
    By Ruth Garrett 12 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-06 15:40:35 -0500
  • Metformin Dosage

    Today I got diagnosed with Diabetis Type II. Dr. order was to take Glyburide 5mg AM and Metformin 500mg in the evening only 1 x 3 days and then I have to take it twice a day. When is the best time to take the second one, with the Glyburide or later in the morning?

    By Evy135 12 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-03 05:51:24 -0500
  • How can I deal with a change to type 1

    I am 65 years old. In 1990 I had a heart attack, and find out I am a diabetic. More changes come when I was made a type 1. I find it hard to accept this change. Please tell me why that under insulin that my blood suger flexulate. Under glypozine it has never been skyrocket high. Why does...

    By mrcarl 3 Replies Latest Reply 2008-06-04 16:15:24 -0500
  • errection dysfunction

    my meds help this condition i'm on glipizide has anyone turned to an alternative drug? and if you have could you tell me what your on and i can discuss it with my doctor

    By thehappylicker 3 Replies Latest Reply 2011-09-17 11:10:52 -0500
  • Reading a food label

    Hey guys found this and wanted to share. Reading a food label If you aren't in the habit of reading food labels, try it. You will be surprised to see how much great information appears on this small government-mandated label. Federal law requires all packaged foods to bear a label stating the...

    By Dancehawk 8 Replies Latest Reply 2008-05-30 14:03:05 -0500
  • Is This A Losing Battle

    Even if you do everything right, such as eating right, exercise, take you medicines ,,and keeping your A1c very low, you still still walk away from the doctors office feeling like you have done something wrong, Such as I did today, I have brought my A1c from 16 to 5,8 and kept it there for...

    Cindy Riley
    By Cindy Riley 78 Replies Latest Reply 2011-09-17 11:06:07 -0500
  • Got a great Report at Doc today.

    In Feb I was 13 on my AC1, 6 weeks ago down to 9 today I was 7 wooot! heading for 6 I hope. Trying very hard. Now for the rest of the numbers to bring down. Dances a snoopy dance!!! Swish swish! dancehawk

    By Dancehawk 13 Replies Latest Reply 2008-06-09 09:45:43 -0500
  • meters

    can someone please tell me if I should be concerned when 2 different meters show 2 different reading,sometimes 15-20 points apart, using the same prick. I'm type 2 and the A1c is satisfactory however in keeping track of my facting sugar I find the reading is all over the chart, so I'm using 2...

    susanK - 14120
    By susanK - 14120 5 Replies Latest Reply 2008-05-28 08:51:40 -0500
  • sugar craving

    hi i have type 2 and i take humalog according to carbs three times a day, byetta twice a day and lantus at bedtime. i usually have such a sugar craving after a meal that i will tear the house apart looking for something sweet. i know i need to take better care of myself but it is so hard. i...

    By maryw 11 Replies Latest Reply 2008-06-08 12:06:22 -0500
  • Partners of Diabetics?

    How about your spouse? Or your boyfriend or girlfriend? Have you ever had a chance to really dig into their experience with your diabetes? I run a section on my website called "The Diabetic Partner Follies" that might be very eye-opening. Please visit......

    Amy Tenderich
    By Amy Tenderich 0 Replies Latest Reply 2008-05-27 06:29:33 -0500
  • Tingly toes

    Several months ago, I had foot surgery to remove an ingrown toenail. About the same time, I noticed that my toes were not feeling right. I mentioned it to my foot doctor and he said it was most likely that the nerves were damaged. Now I have come to find that it actually is related to my...

    By GabbyPA 6 Replies Latest Reply 2008-06-26 12:48:56 -0500

    I have had type 2 for about 90 days.When my sugar get down to around 100-110 I dont feel right..My Dr said I should feel better,is it to soon yet? I take Actos 15mg,Im eatting 100 % better and I havent lost any weight..Anyone have any ideas???

    By jupton1 46 Replies Latest Reply 2012-10-27 19:05:20 -0500
  • traveling to las vegas in august 2008.

    i'm going to travel to las vegas in 2008 and i was wonderin if anybody else has done so and if they had where do they go to get diabetic foods?

    kathey bull
    By kathey bull 6 Replies Latest Reply 2008-05-27 06:13:54 -0500
  • Lap-Band Surgery

    I have been Diabetic 2 for appoximately 31 years. I have tried every diet program out there. I am now thinking about the possibility of having the Lap-Band Surgery. Can any one tell me about the pros and cons of having this surgery. I feel it is a last resort.

    By Punkie200 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-05-24 16:10:18 -0500

    Hi , I wanted to bring up one thing that I have not seen any one talk about yet DRY MOUTH// See I know being a Diabetic , makes you have a DRY MOUTH,, but taking some medicines will also cause a DRY MOUTH, , and you don't even have to be a Diabetic to get a DRY MOUTH ,, See when I was...

    Cindy Riley
    By Cindy Riley 7 Replies Latest Reply 2011-09-17 10:23:28 -0500