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  • 2 days ago

    Blood sugar diet

    I found out I had T2 diabetes in 2012. I've just started the (Michael Mosley) 8-week blood sugar diet - I discovered it after reading "Fixing Dad". For those who don't know about it, it's a low-carb, low calorie program that is based on the Mediterranean diet. After 8 weeks, you adapt it, sticking to the Mediterranean principles the whole week but only going low calorie for 2 days out of 7 per week. I'm on day 4 and finding it surprisingly easy. I haven't been hungry....
  • question about adverse reaction to steroids given to combat allergic reaction to insect bites

    I am allergic to just about everything. got tested and doctor told me that I just about need to be in a bubble. Life threatening allergic to insect bites, latex products. I went fishing with my husband on Monday and got bitten but didn't know it. I broke out in a rash and knots came up on my hands and side of one leg. itching got so bad, that benaydril didn't help. I am I guess borderline or diabetic. my glucose varies from 100 to 137 take no medicines for this. I finally went to the emergency....
  • 11 days ago

    No Love

    I have T2 Diabetes and I can't get my meds. I'm an dependent contractor, so I don't have health insurance through a company. This year I didn't get a lot of work during the AHC enrollment window, and I couldn't get coverage. I finally started getting enough steady work to get personal health insurance and come to find out that the health insurance companies are doing this loop hole thing that will allow them to deign insurance for pre-existing conditions with there personal plans....
  • 19 days ago

    Sleep Apnea, Frequent Urination at night (Nocturia) & Diabetes

    "...A research study showed that over 84% of patients with sleep apnea reported frequent nighttime urination while 82% acknowledged snoring. Until recently, nocturia was thought to be caused by a full bladder, but it is also a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea..." Here's the significance of the, above, fact: 1. If you have (A.) Sleep Apnea and (2.) Over-Active-Bladder and you do nothing to treat these two conditions, forget it. You're a "goner". Get your affairs in order....
  • 19 days ago

    Thoughts to Remind All of Us...

    First, about three weeks ago, my dog was attacked by a neighbor's dog. It was swift, sudden...little time to react. I know, they say, never try to break up a dogfight. but that's pretty much impossible to follow when your dog is being mauled by a junkyard hound. So, I saved my buddy...unfortunately, though, at the expense of the a large portion of the tip of my thumb and nail. Needless to say, blood, everywhere. Despite my wife's pleas and, since it was an open wound, I decided to not....
  • 22 days ago

    Gastric Inhibitory Polypeptide and Bone Loss

    There have been few studies of Gastric Inhibitory Polypeptide (GIP) and bone in humans. One study found that exogenous administration of GIP did not change serum CTx levels. In contrast, a cohort study found an association between a GIP receptor polymorphism and bone loss. In the Danish Osteoporosis Prevention study, 1686 perimenopausal women were genotyped, BMD was measured at baseline and 10 years later, and fracture data were collected. After 10 years, women with a functional GIP receptor polymorphism....
  • 24 days ago

    Since 2015 I was told I had t2d

    I weighed 230lbs and my levels was 245. I worked out non stop at 57 and became a vegetarian I was 175 in a few months. I was in great shape and jacked, but when I got cancer all that was gone. My t2d is good now. I take meds and am back to working out.
  • 27 days ago

    Need answers

    Hi I’m a type 1 diabetic. they said I have inflammation, tendinitis in my should. They want me to get a Cortizone shot and try Pt again. but my blood sugar have been running in the 300 400. I was in a coma about five years ago. that’s when I had a blood clot as well so my question is should I take the shot or try something else?
  • 1 month ago

    Glucagon-like peptide-1 analogues for type 2 diabetes

    A 58 year old woman attends a diabetes clinic with type 2 diabetes of seven years’ duration and no history of macrovascular disease. She is obese (body mass index 37), but says she eats a healthy diet and describes this. Her blood pressure is 134/78 mm Hg, and she has microalbuminuria, but normal renal function and a lipid profile within target levels ranges. She is taking simvastatin 40 mg daily and perindopril 4 mg daily. Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) is 8.3% despite treatment with metformin 850....
  • 1 month ago

    type one diabetes

    My grandson is a type one diabetic for 18 years now.One year ago he had stem cell treatments for diabetes and now he is having blood sugar lows ,once as low as 16,when he has not taken any insulin.Tests have not shown his pancreas to be working but something is happening and we're looking for answers.Any help would be appreciated.