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  • 18 days ago

    Different blood sugar reading between left and right hands.

    When I check my blood sugar levels I get a different reading between right and left hands. My left hand is usually highest...Any ideas?
  • 1 day ago

    Pancreatogenic diabetes

    Hi I was just wondering if anyone else has or knows anything about type 3C also known as pancreatogenic diabetes. Most people have never even heard of it and I would like to find someone who knows about it or has it so I can compare notes maybe get advice something
  • 2 days ago

    "Diet sodas may be tied to stroke, dementia risk"

    An study just released last week about the health risks of Diet Sodas (and other artificially sweetened products): http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/20/health/diet-sodas-stroke-dementia-study/index.html ...and, here was the response from the Association of American Beverages released as counterpoint : _______________________________________________________________ ...In response, Lauren Kane, a spokeswoman for the American Beverage Association, issued a statement from the group that said low-calorie sweeteners....
  • 4 months ago

    What Do You Do To "Fight" Diabetes?

    In order to beat Type 2 Diabetes, you have to "fight" to improve your health. What stands in the way of most people, newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, is themselves. They refuse to look for simple ways to make improvements in their health. They think, "I'll just let my doctor tell me what to do." There's two problems with this line of thinking: 1. They don't follow anyone's advice, let alone, their doctor's, and 2. Their doctor only see's them for 15....
  • I am worried I may have diabetes! Help?

    Hi, to begin with I am a male about 195 lbs and 6'2" so not really overweight (pretty fit in general), but I've noticed some tingling in my feet and calves, as well as a little in my hands and face. I do not know if the foot pain is because I walk about 2 miles a day during school, but it's possible. About six weeks ago I went and got bloodwork done and received the following results from a fasting bloodtest: Cholesterol: 144 HDL (High density lipoprotein): 79 Glucose: 103 HA1C:....
  • 8 days ago

    Feeling low levels but levels are fine

    Over the past year I have been feeling increasingly dizzy, lightheaded and having the most horrible headaches. For the past week or so I have decided to track my levels, although on a not consistent basis. And I test when I start feeling the symptoms but my levels are still in the 113 range. I am getting frustrated with feeling this way and having no answers. If anyone could give some insight it would be much appreciated.
  • 7 days ago

    SPREAD THE WORD: Vote for WebMD in the 2017 The Webby Awards

    Some exciting news to share -- WebMD has been nominated for a Webby Award in the Health and Wellness Social Category! Voting ends Thursday, April 20 and we need YOUR help. Like what we're doing on our social accounts? Share the good news and encourage everyone to do the same :) Vote here: http://wb.md/2orH27c
  • 10 days ago

    What's Causing Your Blood Sugar Swings?

    Managing diabetes means being prepared for unexpected blood sugar changes. Certain foods and drinks are often to blame, but not always. Seemingly simple facts of everyday life can sometimes kick your sugar out of whack, too. Here are 20 possible reasons for your blood sugar swings and what you can do about them: http://wb.md/2ouqnA3 What are your thoughts?
  • 12 days ago

    Does anyone use Tradjenta? Does it spike sugar?

    I have type2 Diabetes. I had a bone marrow transplant for Leukemia 5 yrs ago. I got the diabetes and after anti rejection meds stopped for BMT it went away. I was on Tradjenta 5 mg. tablets and then stopped taking them. My sugar has spiked so I went back on pill each day. It seems as when I take them my sugar spikes. I am now up to 239 on the meter. If I stop the pill it goes down and then spikes back up again. Does anyone else have this problem? My internist gave me an additional pill called Glimepiride....
  • 14 days ago

    Diabetic male 73yrs old needs suggestions on sexual stamina pills

    Hello Doc, I am the son of the 73yrs gentleman requesting advise on which over the counter stamina pills work for a 73yrs diabetic male? Please advise. Thanks