Type 2 Diabetes Forum and Discussions

  • Foot Care.

    Nothing scares me more than my feet. So, I try to make sure they are well cared for. Powders and lotions, and drying them well. Tickle tests (please dont kick the tickler!) How do any of you take care of your feet (ie toe nails, pedicures, etc.)? Here is a number from Diabetes for Dummies for a...

    By DonnaAnn 5 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-23 10:41:16 -0500
  • active voice to law makers

    I seek input from other diabetics in voiceing our opinions to law makers concerning sweetners and other additives or products which might cause addtional health problems to diabetics.

    By seawolf1944 9 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-27 00:54:59 -0500
  • balancing my body PH

    i just got theses PH strips just to see what my PH was and i no its suppose to be between 7.0 an 7.5 mine was 6.0 im vary aicdid is that do to my DM2? i was also told that anyone with PH no. was more likely to get some kind of cancer does anyone no if this is true?? also does anyone know how one...

    By bucky 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-25 12:07:11 -0500
  • Newly diagnosis and truly hating all these symptom

    I was diagnosised in April of this year, and I have been weak and dizzy almost every morning and when I'm trying to clean my house or cook me a small meal my body, knees and hands shake uncontrollable. I can't do the normal everday tasks, I have a fiance who's a good man and is such a big help,...

    By Bertlette 33 Replies Latest Reply 2010-02-14 00:15:18 -0600
  • Rising blood sugar readings after I go to bed

    I am at a loss here. I guess I have just gotten off track with tending for others in the family with illnesses but I do not know what to do to get lower blood sugar readings. Does anyone else have this problem and how do you handle it. Open for advise

    By meme3289 3 Replies Latest Reply 2010-01-16 11:45:22 -0600
  • Mrsa and being a diabetic

    Some of you will remember both my husband and I had a weird upper respitory infection. We seemed to get over it, then he came hme with what looked like a nasty bug bite. About a week later I got a boil on my thy I thought ok I can lance it, nothing came out but it got bigger and my limp nodes...

    By Dancehawk 3 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-17 09:03:57 -0500
  • feeling nauseated at night

    This happens to me alot lately,I don't understand why.I eat a good dinner,and check my bg's at night,and them seem to be okay.Any one else have this happen?Any advice?

    By liz2857 6 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-18 04:13:42 -0500
  • Morning dizziness

    I eat at nighttime the way but I don't eat anything before I go to bed.Sometimes I wake up in the morning and I feel dizzy and it takes me awhile to start to feel normal any suggestions what I can do so I don't feel so lousy in the morning?

    By risingstar 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-14 13:45:23 -0500
  • Seven Self-Care Behaviors

    Hi All, I was wondering if you are familiar with the so-called "Seven Self-Care Behaviors" recommended by the American Association of Diabetes Educators: http://www.diabeteseducator.org/ProfessionalResources/AADE7/ They might sound kind of obvious, but if you can work on integrating some...

    Amy Tenderich
    By Amy Tenderich 18 Replies Latest Reply 2013-06-11 23:41:45 -0500
  • brewery yeast

    hi my name is cocoa im a cosmetology student with type 2 diabetes i was cutting this ladys hair the other day and she mentioned she was diabetic i told her i was too...so she said i know sumthing that can make it go away she told me the key was to stay away from bleached sugar and to take brewery...

    By retrochica 3 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-17 03:20:12 -0500
  • Artificial Sweeteners

    I was just wondering if anybody else has trouble with high sugar readings after using artificial sweeteners? I use about 25 - 30 packets of SweetnLow per day for coffee and tea and have noticed my sugars are very hard to control. As an experiment, I quit using so much - unsweetened coffee,...

    Stevie P.
    By Stevie P. 3 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-15 11:24:17 -0500
  • diabetes and gum disease

    There is a strong link between gum disease and type 2 diabetes. The best advice is to go to a dentist and start with a deep cleaning. From ADA, (Yeah I am hard on them but they do have some good information about type 2 diabetes, just not the best information about how to control it with...

    By Toma 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-18 05:59:58 -0500
  • Elevated morning levels

    Diagnosed May 2006. I have been progressively adding medications to my routine. Metformin 1000mg x2 and now 15 units of insulin x2. My morning readings are still elevated (149 - 175), do I worry to much about these morning levels. I write down in a journal all that I eat. Some days I have a...

    By deby3 10 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-13 07:58:02 -0500
  • Amazing Omega-3 Eggs

    Can we eat these? Healing Foods and Recipes Amazing Omega-3 Eggs High omega-3 eggs are nature's nearly perfect food. Eggs contain all known nutrients except for vitamin C! They are good sources of fat-soluble vitamins A and D as well as certain carotenoids that guard against free-radical...

    By Dancehawk 7 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-11 04:02:04 -0500
  • Am I Crazy???

    Hi Everyone, Just need a reality check here. Since being diagnosed with diabetes in May 08 I have tried my best to keep my sugars low. I have a 30 day average of 130, I have lost 25 pounds and continue to walk 2 miles a day and I eat NO sugar unless its in fruit. I am SO upset though if...

    By JoJoCooks 11 Replies Latest Reply 2015-05-10 01:52:24 -0500
  • diabetes???

    I am a bit confused, I hope that somebody can help me. 3 weeks ago I had a bladden infection due to dehydration (I am a terrible drinker, never thirsty). I have just had a coffee with sugar as my blood sugar was checked at hospital, it was very high, 200... The doctor told me that I may have...

    By virgo090666 10 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-10 06:55:26 -0500