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  • Pre- Diabetes and type 2

    Hello, I am fairly new as just been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Consistently I have had readings in the 100-111 fasting everyday. However, I notice my sugar is actually significantly lower after meals. Every afternoon about 3-4 hours after I eat lunch i start feeling exhausted and jittery. Yesterday...
    Posted to Taking Charge of Type 2 by kradindj on Thu, Jun 19 2014
  • Should I surrender and start on insulin?

    A fairly active 68 year old male. Exercises regularly, likes to scuba dive with one of two sons and two of his sons. I'm looking to decrease my glucose numbers so to live healthy and a long time into the future. Married twice, one divorce, one death. I don't like ending "realationships "...
    Posted to Taking Charge of Type 2 by reathsr on Mon, Apr 7 2014
  • metformin

    Hello Can you recommend a doctor who practices in NYC. My husband has been to two doctors and their treatment is different. We want to know the best possible way to get this disease under control. He was taken his metformin with his meals and now this new doctor said for him to take one pill in the morning...
    Posted to Newly Diagnosed by Gina on Fri, Oct 4 2013
  • Re: What Causes Leg Cramps in Diabetics

    I live in a hot European country and during the warm months of which there are many, although I have discovered much of what has been said above as true, it is very important to understand that as diabetics many of the symptoms we experience are multiplied. When you look at the easy going Greeks sitting...
    Posted to Beating Diabetes Burnout by Patrick Brigham on Thu, Jul 18 2013
  • Causes of Type 2 Diabetes

    Type 2 diabetes is often called adult diabetes because it mainly occurs to people above 35-40 and it accounts for more than 90% diabetes cases. It is relative shortage of insulin and therefore it is milder than type 1 diabetes. Compared with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes has closer relation with heredity...
    Posted to Beating Diabetes Burnout by kidneycare on Fri, Nov 23 2012
  • Insuline allergy

    Case study: My mother has been a (slim) T2 diabetic for the past 10 years. She is 78 years now. She started with a FBS of 200 mg/dL 10 years ago, then was treated with Medformin increasing dose from 1000 mg/day to 3000 mg/day. All this time her FBS was not going below 120 mg/dL (actually staying mainly...
    Posted to Coping with Complications by averomania on Wed, Aug 15 2012
  • Dawn Phenomenon

    I too suffer from Dawn Phenomenon, as I will go to bed with a 150, and wake up with a 259!! Very frustrating. In reading some of the posts I see that because I exercise (walk at home with Leslie Sansone) for 3 miles every morning after breakfast my muscles may be crying out for more nutrition overnight...
    Posted to Taking Charge of Type 2 by PZcolcap on Tue, Aug 7 2012
  • Re: Has Anyone had success in managing T2 with nutrition and exercise instead of drugs?

    I began with very simple exercises such as walking a block (which I initially found painful and left me out of breath) and increased this as my weight went down. Although I still have back and joint pain, it is much less severe and I am able to walk everywhere without losing my breath and keeping my...
    Posted to Taking Charge of Type 2 by DaffyD2 on Wed, Jun 13 2012
  • What is the Effective Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes?

    Diabetes is very common these days. It is reported that about 10% of Americans have Diabetes. Diabetes is a series of metabolic disorder of glucose, protein, fat, water and electrolyte. Genetic factors, immunity dysfunction, infection by microorganism and viruses, and mental factors—all these factors...
    Posted to Coping with Complications by bingllei on Mon, May 21 2012
  • Can Diabetics Drink Coffee

    Can Diabetics Drink Coffee ?Coffee is a common drink which many people are fond of. When people are suffering from diabetes, they want to know whether they can continue with this drink. It is said by experts that drinking coffee can prevent diabetes for coffee contains chlorogenic acid, which can inhibitα...
    Posted to Coping with Complications by ckdsite on Tue, May 8 2012
  • Diabetes & CKD

    HI everyone, I am disabled with quite a few health issues but don't let them get in my way! I was diagnosed with Type II in 2003, went along for a few years and did very well. Then in the winter of 2005-6, I had a lot of highs, but didn't report them...my bad!! Hence, a diagnosis of Stage 2 CKD...
    Posted to Coping with Complications by Lauren on Thu, Apr 12 2012
  • Alkali Ionized water drops?

    My daughter has been having a hard time keeping her blood sugar level down. I've been conversing with some friends who have diabetes and one of them mentioned a product called Travel Water. It is a stabilized negative ion that apparently helps reduce blood sugar level. Has anyone heard of this? Or...
    Posted to Taking Charge of Type 2 by regmichaelson on Thu, Apr 12 2012
  • Latest Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

    Only aiming at the root cause of type 2 Diabetes , can patients get radical recovery from their disease. Stem Cell Transplant is the latest treatment for type 2 Diabetes and this treatment is just aimed at removing root cause of type 2 Diabetes. Why do people suffer from type 2 Diabetes? Most type 2...
    Posted to Taking Charge of Type 2 by ckdsite on Sun, Apr 8 2012
  • How Long Can You Live with Controlled Type 2 Diabetes

    Diabetes mellitus type 2 – formerly non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or adult-onset diabetes – is a metabolic disorder that is characterized by high blood glucose in the context of insulin resistance and relative insulindeficiency. This is in contrast to diabetes mellitus type...
    Posted to Taking Charge of Type 2 by tcmremedy on Sun, Apr 8 2012
  • How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    Diabetes is not a life-threatening disease, but its complications often can cause severe problems, like heart disease, renal failure, diabetic foot, etc. For heavy people and those with a family history of diabetes should take steps to prevent Type 2 Diabetes early. Type 1 Diabetes is often thought to...
    Posted to Taking Charge of Type 2 by tcmremedy on Wed, Nov 30 2011
  • How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    Diabetes is not a life-threatening disease, but its complications often can cause severe problems, like heart disease, renal failure, diabetic foot, etc. For heavy people and those with a family history of diabetes should take steps to prevent diabetes early. How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
    Posted to Coping with Complications by tcmremedy on Wed, Nov 23 2011
  • Type 2 Newbie

    Afternoon Everyone, I was diagnosed as type 2 diabetic about a month ago. My doctors are saying it is most likely caused by one of my medications: Prednazone and "should" ease up once the medication is changed. I, however, am not planning on this going away just because there's a chance...
    Posted to Newly Diagnosed by Bramble on Thu, May 12 2011