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  • 22 hours ago

    What to Order When You Dine Out?

    Dining out when you have diabetes isn't always easy -- many meals made outside your home can be high in calories, fat, and carbs. This slideshow has a few helpful tips on how to choose a healthy restaurant meal that fits with your meal plan: What are your tips for dining out?
  • 3 days ago

    Blood Sugar Never Changes!

    I recently decided to start monitoring my blood sugar. I'm 25. 5' 9" 142lbs. I have had a goiter for the last 5 years (not hypo or hyper thyroid, no nodules, no meds as it is functioning perfect, and US born). I wanted to start monitoring just for the heck of it and I'm finding that no matter what whether I'm fasting, just had a bowl of ice cream, piece of fruit, or did fasted cardio on an empty stomach I always seem to have a BS of 72-75 mg. The highest I've seen is 95 and....
  • 4 days 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....
  • 7 days ago

    Questioning Diabetes

    I am a 51 year old woman with many health issues over the years. Its been several weeks now that I am not feeling well. I have headaches, frequent urination, dizziness, fatigue, insomnia and increased thirst. I even went to the emergency department a couple of nights ago as I had a severe headache and my temples were extremely swollen. After being there 8 hours, they sent me home, telling me it was a virus. Can you believe that? I know for a fact it is not a virus. Here I am back home feeling ill....
  • 9 days ago

    diabetic and frustrated

    I have been diabetic for approx. 15 years. I am currently on 1000 mg of metformin a day, 30mg glicacide per day, a diabetic study drug and 12 units of lantus taken nightly. My sugars range from 10-15 fasting and 15-23 at bedtime. My doctor only seems concerned about my morning fasting sugars but I am concerned how high it is at bedtime. My question is if I am already taking insulin at night why can't I switch to just insulin and increase the dosage and get off all this other medication which....
  • 9 days ago

    The Ultimate Diabetes Diet...

    Bone Broth Soup Grab a big slow cooker. Find a meat bone...chicken, beef, ham, big onion, some carrots, some sweet potatoes, some bell peppers, some garlic cloves, some celery, a bay leaf, some great northern or kidney beans. Add water. Sprinkle salt and pepper. Set to "low". Come back in 8 to 10 hours. Eat (and grin). Bone broth soups are the one food staple found in every culture around the world...except in the US! The fact that Americans don't eat soup on a regular basis....
  • 9 days ago

    Quick Guide to Carb Counting

    As you know, carb counting is an important way to make sure your blood glucose levels stay in your target range. And the amount of carbs you should eat depends on many things. Here's a helpful chart of 15 common foods that have 15 grams of carbs: Do you find something like this helpful to quickly identify how many carbs your meals contain?
  • 10 days ago

    What is High Cholesterol and why it's a scam

    How many of you know that "normal" Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides & LDL ranges change with age? I'll bet zero. You know why this is? I'll bet the drug companies have something to do with it... Total Cholesterol: Recently, cardiologists are now recommending everyone's level should be below 200 at all ages, but, in reality, it's a moving target range... = Upper level is 230 + age, Max 300 = Lower level is 115 + age Triglycerides: = Males upper level is 130 + age, Max....
  • 12 days ago

    Grapefruit and type 2

    My husband is controlling his type 2 by diet choices alone. Is grapefruit a healthy food? There seems to be some controversy over this fruit.
  • 14 days ago

    Please Help URGENT!!

    I am 58 years old and I have been suffering for a while now. I am constantly tired and people have told me that sometimes I am unsteady on my feet. I have complained to my wife of numbness in my right lower arm and hand. Also, changes in temperature are painful. My wife suggested I have diabetes, and I trust her because she was in medical school for one semester. I know I should go to the doctor but I am scared of what I will be diagnosed with. Cancer runs in my family and all of my older relatives....