Type 2 Diabetes Forum and Discussions

  • morning blood sugars

    I have the most trouble keeping my sugars down in the morning. It usually is in the 200's. I take 120 units of lantus for this and it still is high. I take byetta and gluburide in the day and most of the time it is under control. It is that dang fasting blood sugar. It is really frustrating....

    By 2catty 20 Replies Latest Reply 2009-03-24 07:05:01 -0500
  • Thyroid

    My goodness! I found out that the thyroid has a lot to do with diabetes. I jsut put a article in the News & articles section. I never realizied that I should make sure that my thryroid should be checked. Nor did I know that my doctor should be checking for a pulse in my ankles! When going for...

    By DonnaAnn 3 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-06 08:18:26 -0500
  • Fruit and Cheese together?

    Is it true that if a diabetic eats fruit as a snack, then they must eat a piece of cheese with it?

    By camsgranny 13 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-08 04:14:02 -0500
  • grief and your own well being

    grief and sadness can really get you down,i lost 4 family members within 4 yrs one including my mom and now my own illness and it seems like you just can't enjoy life anymore this is just starting to lift and this sight has really helped

    By wendyjean 4 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-08 06:23:22 -0500
  • profusive prespiration

    Prior to eating breakfast, my glocuse level is between 04/104. Within one hour of eating, I find myself perspiring profusely. My doctor offers not advise or seems concern. Does anyone know what causes this.

    Beatrice Bushnell
    By Beatrice Bushnell 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-05 22:31:52 -0500
  • high sugars

    Anybody else have problems with carbs and high sugars?? Mine have been really wonky lately and it's really got me concerned. I know they have to be counted and all that but it seems no matter how little I eat I still spike. Any ideas or meal suggestions that don't feature too many carbs? My...

    By nickle.penny 5 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-04 10:35:38 -0500
  • Diabetic products??

    Latley I have been noticing alot of lotions and soaps and toothpastes that supposidly good choices for diabetics. And, it made me wonder: i am spending all my money for nothing? are "regular" products just as good? Would love to hear what others think about this.

    By DonnaAnn 13 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-17 22:19:18 -0500
  • Gift of Hope

    There is a wonderful organization called Gift Of Hope. you can order things from a catalogue or on line and the profits go to the A.D.A. Here is the internet access link. www.diabetes.org/giftofhope

    By DonnaAnn 3 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-03 14:57:23 -0500
  • Milagro de la Selva

    I was wondering has anyone tried this tea? The testimonials are amazing - sounds too good to be true. Half Sunflower

    Half Sunflower
    By Half Sunflower 9 Replies Latest Reply 2014-05-15 20:01:47 -0500
  • Foot drop and gum problems

    I'm beginning to have trouble with my feet working as I wish, dragging on things, tripping when there is nothing to trip on (the rug)? Is this more of the symptoms of diabetes? Also I am noticing my gums are beginning to shrink, is that also a diabetic problem?

    By Pat1942 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-31 06:24:19 -0500
  • Fear Factor

    For diabetics there are a lot of fear factors surrounding the disease. blindness, loss of limbs, kidney problems, stroke, and so on. Personally, when I started to read about diabetes I became very scared of what "could" happen. I hope this thread will help others in some way. What is your worst...

    By DonnaAnn 56 Replies Latest Reply 2010-01-28 11:02:11 -0600
  • What to drink

    YesterdayI read an article on Orang juice, and apple juice, being put on the list with grapefruit juice as either preventing meds or allowining meds to effect your system If that is the case what are we to drink,I'm not a fan of bottled waterWhy should I pay a dollar or more for the same thing...

    Robert C. H.
    By Robert C. H. 23 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-20 05:31:06 -0500
  • neuropathy

    Iv'e read in my book that neuropathy could be reversed with the right medications. There are different kinds of neuropathy that you could have. It could involve anywhere on your body. When I went to my doctor explaining what was going on with me she told me that it wasn't neuropathy because it...

    By joybell 11 Replies Latest Reply 2010-09-15 18:57:56 -0500
  • Walking

    Hello friends, I am new to the gang, I was wondering is walking 6 miles a day is good or bad. Dr have put me on high blood pressure medicine also. So I need to do something to control these issues. I need some encourgaging people that are willing to work me (walking) and have some encouragement....

    By joybell 10 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-27 08:23:55 -0500
  • how to download

    can someone tell me how to down load or ad a article to the news and articles section. thanks

    By DonnaAnn 5 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-27 02:12:12 -0500
  • 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