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  • 7 hours ago

    Diabetes

    I've been dealing with some symptoms and was told I could have diabetes but don't have a way to be tested for it. I constantly feel thirsty and use the restroom about 20 times a day. My hand and feet keep getting the numb feeling and my skin is really ichy checked my blood sugar this morning when I woke up and it was 103. I checked it two hours after eating breakfast it was 88 and then two hours after lunch it was 101.
  • 8 hours ago

    trying to make the best of dealing with neuropathy

    I have a friend who has type 2 diabetes.....he also suffers from neuropathy, and has difficulty walking without a cane... if one is strict about eating healthily, is it possible to stop the negative consequences of neuropathy....knowing that one cannot cure it....thanks, ted
  • 17 hours ago

    What is a good glucose reading

    I'm afraid to use the pills my doctor has prescribed. I trying to manage my numbers with diet and exercise. I would like to know what is a good glucose reading? I'm currently testing 2 - 3 times a day.
  • 3 days ago

    I think I might have Diabetes but I'm not certain. I'm scared to tell my family?

    Hello. I'm a 16 year old female and the last couple of days I haven't been feeling the best. However, I noticed that right before I started to feel this way I became particularly afraid of developing diabetes. It started off with slight numbness in my feet. At first I assumed it was only a placebo effect causing the sudden numbness. And then the numbness disappeared and it turned into a weird feeling in my calf, not a pins and needles sensation but just a strange feeling. Shortly after, I....
  • 3 days ago

    Second opinion on blood test results

    Results of my blood test: Total cholesterol: 169ml/dL LDL cholesterol: 109mg/dL HGB A1c: 5.3% My doctor says I have high cholesterol and wants me to take atorvastatin as he says I have diabetes and need to control my cholesterol. He says he is supposed to offer me these per medical guidelines. Reading articles on cholesterol and diabetes, my results look fine and I don't see a need to take any meds. Should I be looking for another doctor?
  • Guessing at this point

    Type 1 diabetic for 17 years. Medtronic insulin pump. Novolog insulin. Blood sugar been between 350 and 550 all weekend. Take correction dose in pump does nothing. Take it in syringe sugar comes down some but not like it should. Take more insulin then I need for correction and lowest I can get to is 350. Tried new bottle of insulin, changed pump site. Neither made a difference. Not sick, eat same as always, activity level same as always. Not sure if pump messing up, bad batch of insulin, or something....
  • 4 days ago

    Type 2 diabetes and methadone withdrawal

    Hi, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes around 7 yrs ago. I take both oral medication along with insulin injections. My sugars still arent controlled and still are way to high. I have also been in the methadone clinic for about 4 yrs now. Before that I was a patient at a local pain clinic where my addiction was started and was there forabout 6 1/2 yrs. It is along time to be on methadone. Almost 2 weeks ago my husband was in a car accident which left him with 2 breaks in his wrist. Unfortunately....
  • 5 days ago

    "...&, Eat More Fruits and Vegetables"

    E.M.F.V. (aka Eat More Fruits and Vegetables)... Every diabetic has heard their doctor say these words. They say it at the end of every appointment. They say it, like it's as easy as, "Don't leave the house without your cell phone", or, "Don't forget to brush your teeth twice a day". But, anybody can brush their teeth twice a day. Very few, though, can "eat more fruits and vegetables". Why? Because, 1. Process foods are easy. Hand over the money, toss it....
  • 5 days ago

    Diabetic food problems

    I am an older woman who has lost all her teeth and the bones that support dentures or implants are gone also. So all I am able to eat are very soft foods like eggs, pasta, oatmeal, bread with no crusts, and the like. Many foods I have tried like chicken or rice have choked me. I am also T2 Diabetic and I don't know what to eat anymore. I'm sick to death of my meager food choices. What do I do?
  • 5 days ago

    Blood Glucose levels

    What is considered a normal fasting blood glucose