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  • 5 days ago

    Ease of side effects from metformin

    What are ways to help with frequent bowel movements while taking metformin for pre-diabetic?
  • 7 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....
  • 9 days ago

    Typo in your article

    Your recent article “Magic of diabetes test strips” says that these need to be within 15% of laboratory tests This is a typographical error and should be 95%. This value then ties in with a result being correct 19 times out of 20
  • 14 days ago

    Insulin pump pain

    This isn’t for me but a question about my mother who has type 2 diabetes, she is using an insulin pump and has been experiencing really bad pain around her stomach and sides, her doctors are looking into why, and this only started after she started the pump, I’ve been researching possible answers but come up with nothing.
  • 15 days ago

    Diabetic Ketoacidosis

    Webmd says I may have this. For the past week, I have dry mouth, thus drinking a lot fluids - I can not quench my thirst. I pee often, all day long. They say call 911 - do I have diabetes? This would be new to me to my knowledge. I am 50 year old male
  • 15 days ago

    Am I at risk of getting diabetes?

    I'm a 21 year old guy and weigh about 350 pounds, so a little overweight. I don't exercise much at all really. My blood pressure is a little high. But overall I feel comfortable and don't plan on losing weight. But am I at risk of developing diabetes soon? None of my family have had it so I assume I am fine.
  • 20 days ago

    Glucose levels for someone 70 years old

    My Doctor has told me I should not worry about higher sugar levels at my age. He said I should keep them above 100 at all times, so I do not fall and break a bone. This makes no sense to me, and seems rather condescending. Is there any reason why I should not try to maintain blood sugar levels in a healthy range of 90-100 after fasting, and after exercising?
  • 27 days ago

    Is there a way for me to donate my insulin

    I had gestational diabetes while pregnant and was prescribed insulin. I gave birth before I needed to use my last refill. So now I have 3 months worth of unopened insulin sitting in my fridge. I have good insurance so it didn’t cost me much. I feel bad throwing it out especially when there are people who can’t afford it. Is there a way for me to donate it?
  • 1 month ago

    Exercise for older diabetics

    I'm curious as to what daily exercises some of our older diabetics (60 and older) find effective in helping manage their A1C without breaking their back. I already walk 2 miles a day and keep a relatively healthy diet, but my most recent A1C was 7.7. Any help is appreciated.
  • 1 month ago

    Motivation

    I have been a caregiver for my husband for the past seven years. During that time I let my own health go. Completely. Caregiving was intense and exhausting. My husband died in July of 2019. We were both to the point of not going on but death was his end and utter exhaustion and years of accumulated consequences both emotionally and physically were mine. I am working on learning to sleep again. For years I existed on no more than five hours a night and usually less. My next challenge is to learn to....