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  • 2 days 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.
  • 8 days ago

    Neuropathy in feet

    I know neuropathy can cause pain and numbness in hands and feet. Can it also cause numbness and a swelling/heaviness feeling in the feet and the legs below the knees?
  • 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....
  • 25 days ago

    Unusual BG high reading

    My glucose shot up mid afternoon to 335 by evening it went to 428 and 3 hrs later it started going down last chk was 251. Should I have gone to ER or did I do right and bring it down mysel
  • 1 month ago

    Foot Care

    Should I Trim my own toenails? I'm a big guy and its doable but alittle tough. Thanks
  • 1 month 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)
  • 1 month 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.
  • 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

    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....
  • 2 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.