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  • Re: Can't lose weight

    Dear Peachpits, It is important that you do not reduce your calories or carbohydrates too low. When you lose weight the body tries to hang onto calories by slowing the metabolism. If you are eating too little this exaggerates things. It may help you to meet with a dietitian who is also a diabetes educator to help you lose weight while getting all the
    Posted to Weight Issues (Forum) by nora@joslin on Wed, Apr 9 2014
  • Re: anyone have any info on Tresiba and U300 Insulin

    Dear Amrad: Tresiba which is the brand name of degludec insulin was rejected by the FDA in February of 2013 because the FDA wanted more cardiovascular safety data.
    Posted to Type 1 Diabetes (Forum) by nora@joslin on Wed, Feb 5 2014
  • Re: Treating a Low in Type 2

    Other appropriate things to try are 1 tablespoon of regular jam or honey or if milk doesn't make you nauseous, 8 oz of skim milk
    Posted to Taking Charge of Type 2 (Forum) by nora@joslin on Wed, Feb 5 2014
  • Re: What do i eat now

    Dear jpatrick: First don't beat yourself up about how you were eating; genetics play a large role in type 2 diabetes. Going forward, until you make an appointment with a dietitian, divide your plate in half and cut one of the halves in half again. Fill the complete half with non-starches vegetables, such as salad or broccoli, tomato and spinach
    Posted to Newly Diagnosed (Forum) by nora@joslin on Mon, Nov 25 2013
  • Re: does anyone else have cortisol problems rather than diabetes

    Dear Mr. Grossbard Cortisol is an anti-insulin hormone so it has opposite effects from insulin - a high cortisol state will elevate glucose level whereas a low cortisol state can be associated with hypoglycemia. So patients on insulin who develop increased hypoglycemia often despite lowering insulin dosages - need to have an evaluation for adrenal insufficiency
    Posted to Meal Planning (Forum) by nora@joslin on Wed, Oct 2 2013
  • Re: Proper meal plan

    Dear dpalmer, The total amount of carbohydrate you need a day is dependent on the type of diabetes you have, you ht and weight (which you have provided), how you eat and the amount of activity you engage in her day. As a quick beginning -on average between 60 and 75 grams of carbohydrate per meal. If you have snacks take away some from the meal totals
    Posted to Meal Planning (Forum) by nora@joslin on Mon, Aug 13 2012
  • Re: Monitoring after having Tea with Splenda as a sweetener

    Dear Mr. Heaster: Splenda does not cause an increase in blood glucose values. However, the caffeine in tea can have such an effect. You can see if this is the case for you by taking your blood glucose before you drink tea, drinking plain tea with or without Splenda and then checking your glucose levels each hour for two hours post drinking the tea.
    Posted to Continuous Glucose Monitoring (Forum) by nora@joslin on Mon, Jul 16 2012
  • Re: Cold cereals and BG

    To all you wrote: Everyone's response to different foods is different. Many people find that cold cereals tend to spike glucose values, but this isn't true for everybody. Having healthy fat and protein with easily digestible carbohydrates such as cereal can help reduce the rate of glucose rise. It is also important not to overly limit your choices
    Posted to Meal Planning (Forum) by nora@joslin on Tue, Jun 26 2012
  • Re: Sweet Taste in Mouth

    Dear Board: Another way to think about it is that when the blood glucose is high the amount of glucose in the saliva increases giving the impression of a sweet taste in the mouth.
    Posted to Beating Diabetes Burnout (Forum) by nora@joslin on Wed, May 9 2012
  • Re: Can Diabetics Drink Coffee

    Dear List Serve: Coffee is an interesting paradox in that the data indicate that coffee consumption may lower the risk of developing diabetes. At the same time coffee can increase blood glucose levels in some people who have diabetes. This doesn't mean that it needs to be excluded from the diet, only that one needs to be aware of the potential and
    Posted to Coping with Complications (Forum) by nora@joslin on Wed, May 9 2012
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