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  • 8 hours ago

    Nursing home caused the death of my mother after only 4 days

    My mother had type 2 diabetes controlled by medication for about 30 years. I was caring for her for about 20 years but it was getting difficult and I am older now. I admitted her to a nursing home on June 14 and we, her family, called 911 on June 19 because she was not herself, she was sleeping too much, not responsive. My mother always took her meds and checked her blood sugar. If it seemed high, around 180, then she made sure to make extreme adjustments. We have since found out that her BG went....
  • 1 day ago

    Type 2 is the most common form of diabetes

    Type 2 is the most common form of diabetes, accounting for more than 90% of all cases of diabetes. The number of adults diagnosed with diabetes in the United States has risen significantly over the past 30 years, from 5.5 million, almost doubling to $ 21.3 million in 1980 Type 2 diabetes has been known as adult onset diabetes and non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), but the disease can occur at any age and increasingly includes childhood. What is type 2 diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is most....
  • 2 days ago

    high triglycerides (and other things), but normal fasting glucose

    My husband has a lot of health stuff going on - high cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, obesity, sleep apnea - but his fasting blood sugar (via intravenous blood draws, not finger pricks) has always been in a healthy range (most recently 80 in March, 67 in April). However, his doctor yesterday basically told him he was prediabetic and noted "IMPAIRED FASTING BLOOD SUGAR" in his chart, even though he's never had an elevated fasting blood sugar level. So basically he....
  • 2 days ago

    Body odor.

    Just a question. I don't have diabetes that I'm aware of. Last blood work was ok. But in last couple weeks I have noticed a odor coming from my hands and arms. It actually smells like diesel fuel. I am a truck driver and do haul diesel and gas but it's not from any spills. I take a HOT shower and scrub with soap and 5 minutes after shower I can smell it from my arms and hands and even my sweat. Any ideas from anyone??? Do have a Dr appt coming up but wanted to see if any Dr or anybody....
  • 2 days ago

    Diabetic Neuropathy related?

    I am a 45 year old male. Ever since last summer, I have had swelling along with numbness in both feet and ankles along with leg pain, weakness, hip and thigh aching along with back stiffness. This started to happen all at the same time. My lower back gets "tweaked" fairly easily also. I cannot walk very far without my legs getting exhausted and hurting. The right foot being the more numb always and the right leg having the most pain and weakness. The swelling in my feet and ankles is the....
  • 5 days ago

    muscle cramps

    Dr. I have been a diabetic type 2 for about 20 years and my most recxent A1C was 7.1. I exercise every day and my blood sugar readings for the past 3 months average out to 120. My question is--lately I have been getting muscle cramps in my legs. Are they a bi-product of diabetes? Thank you Jim Artese
  • 5 days ago

    May I Suggest This To Reverse Your Diabetes: Fasting

    How many supplements have you read about that supposedly "cures" diabetes? How many diets? How are those drugs your doctor's prescribed for your diabetes; How's that working for you? Here's my suggestion that I know will work: Fasting Why does it work? Because, when you stop eating, your blood sugar levels not only decrease, your INSULIN levels decrease, too. So, why is that such a big deal? Because, insulin is the "Fat Storage Hormone". Insulin clears the bloodstream....
  • 6 days ago

    Gangrene In Diabetes

    My brother has Type 2 Diabetes and he recently found out he had gangrene in his toe and changing dressing there was a foul odor that kept getting worse what should be done?
  • Diabetic to wound

    I am an over 50 diabetic female with an accidentally self inflicted wound on my big toe. I was trying to give myself a pre-summer pedicure and while trimming the thick nail and the heavy callus underneath the nail, I cut a little too deep and cut through the skin. My doctor treated the wound by trimming away the excess skin and applying antibiotic ointment and covering it with a piece of tube gauze. I am not having any luck keeping a bandage on the toe, so my doctor recommended that I could just....
  • 7 days ago

    At our wits end...

    Our 22-year-old daughter has had Type 1 diabetes since she was three years old. Over the past eight weeks, she has been hospitalized seven times, sometimes in ICU. A few of those times, she was in DKA...one time, it was almost fatal. Her symptoms always start with intense, uncontrollable vomiting. The doctors' diagnosis is always "diabetes mismanagement." But her A1C is always good. She has had to drop out of school and move back home, where we have been monitoring her diet, sugar levels....