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  • 1 month ago

    Bergamot and metformin

    Hello, im A 20 year old female and have been diagnosed with PCOS for 7 years now. I was prescribed 500 mg metformin at a young age and have been taking it for quite some time. I recently have been diagnosed with high cholesterol a few months ago (crappy genes i know) i eat healthy and dont eat any red meats. Havent had my labs checked recently due to the Covid pandemic. I just purchased a bergamot 500 mg extract supplement i am supposed once everyday to lower my cholesterol levels, it also lowers....
  • 2 months ago

    Morning numbers goes up

    My FBS when I get up normally around 130 but after say around 30 min. it goes up to around 140 (without eating anything, still fasting condition). Why so or is it normal ? I take metformin 500mg
  • 2 months 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....
  • 2 months ago

    Ease of side effects from metformin

    What are ways to help with frequent bowel movements while taking metformin for pre-diabetic?
  • 2 months ago

    How does A1C work?

    While in the hospital last fall I was diagnosed with diabetes. At the time of my admission they said my A1C was 12.7. In Nov. at my Dr visit my A1C was down to 6.3 with blood sugar levels consistent around 170. At my last Dr appointment in early March my A1C was still at 6.2 with blood sugar consistently around 120. How does this work?
  • 2 months ago

    Welcome to the Diabetes Message Board

    We are so excited to finally be able to share our new boards with you! Just a few housekeeping things to go over before you get started: - Bookmark this page so you can easily find us any time - Make sure you check back frequently as conversations are always being added and expanded - Head on over to your Message Board profile (just click on your account avatar in the top right corner of the page) to update your personal story and add your photo - Don’t see what you’re looking for? Look through the....
  • 3 months ago

    Question about diabetes tracking apps

    Is there an app that stores the info on your phone (or desktop), instead of the cloud...I do not trust the cloud, and, am not crazy about the vendor making money off of my information. Some years ago, Glooko used to charge for the app, and the info was stored on the phone, not in the cloud. Now the app is free (because they are making money off your information), and the info is stored in the cloud.
  • Consumer and Provider Costs

    Healthcare is one of the most controversial challenges that the federal and state government has been embarking on. They are plagued with providing accessibility to healthcare for all at an affordable price while ensuring costs are lower. At some point in life, most Americans can agree that they know what it feels like to not have health insurance; to wait until the simple home remedies do nothing to the ailing body before being propelled to the emergency room, which at that point, the bill would....
  • 5 months ago


    I have been taking my metformin on/off what, how is affecting my body?
  • 5 months ago

    Atkins Net Carbs: True or False

    My husband is diabetic. His endocrinologist calks him a Type 1.5 because his Father and Grandfather were diabetic, so, while onset wasn't until he was an adult (Type 2), his diabetes is due to a bad gene (Type 1). I have researched Sugar Alcohols, which seem better than sugar substitutes; however, foods containing sugar alcohols always have high carbs. Atkins diet says net carbs formula of total carbs - fiber - sugar alcohols = net carbs should be used instead of total carbs. Is this true or....