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  • 4 months ago

    Foot Care

    Should I Trim my own toenails? I'm a big guy and its doable but alittle tough. Thanks
  • 4 months ago

    Is there hope?

    About a week ago my a1c reading was 7. 2 years earlier it was 6. I'm about 40lbs overweight and don't exercise much and have a terrible diet. I didn't listen. Now I WILL Exercise, lose weight and eat right. I also drink too much. I'm a binge drinker about twice a week. A pint of Canadian club each time. That will end. My question is: Seeing that I'm right at the limit high end and not over. Do you think I will be able to get my a1c under 7 in 3 months with a healthy low carb low....
  • 4 months ago

    Blood sugar high in morning

    I was controlling my BG (taking metformin 500mg, diet and exercise). Few days I am finding my FBS (fasting ) in the morning high. Any information ? (Reading morning 130, after 1 hour 140 then comes down..all fasting reading)
  • 4 months ago

    BG stable after years on insulin

    What would cause my sugar to stabilize all of a sudden after years on sliding scale, pill, and long acting shots. I have changed my diet or habits very little. This has been going on now for about 3 months.
  • 5 months ago

    Diabetes or hypochondriac... or pinched nerve?!?!?!!?

    For months I thought I had diabetes because of burning and tingling feet so I didn't go to a doctor and I just ate healthy and exercised and it seemed to be working. then some of the typical symptoms start popping months later up and I went to see a doctor. I got an x ray to see if my kidneys were functioning normally which they were, I had ketones but apparently it's usual for people who are exercising and losing weight. The x ray also showed one of the lower nerves in my back was pinched....
  • 5 months 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....
  • 5 months 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....
  • 5 months 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....
  • 5 months 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....
  • 5 months 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.