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  1. Diabetes Treatment
    It's been hard trying to find inspiration/motivation to exercise. I can't do all the fun dance classes because of physical issues and I hate swimming because of the chlorine...just ugh...the smell! I feel like a hamster on a wheel for everything else. I'm so bored. There's a yoga program I...
  2. Diabetes Diet and Nutrition
    I live in Vermont with a long winter, and biking is my way of working down my winter weight. Diagnosed with DM last summer. This is my first summer living with LCHF and I need to rethink my approach to biking and diet. Most of my rides will be under an hour; my daily ride is about 45 minutes...
  3. Diabetes
    What role does exercise play in everyone controlling their blood sugar here? I'm fairly certain that diet is more important, but I wanted to know how you guys feel about working out. Besides what it does for optimal all-around health, how big of a factor do you feel it plays in controlling blood...
  4. Diabetes
    I have a pump for my T1 and I completely turn it off when I rollerblade but my blood sugar will go from 200 to 60 in 20 minutes. I have an inline half marathon that will take me about 60 minutes to complete. What can I take that is small and will help me keep me from crashing too low during...
  5. Diabetes
    Can you exercise if your glucose levels are high? I tested at 287. I exercise after work each day, so I just want to make sure that my levels are not too high to exercise. I had a flat bread sandwich at lunch. I am trying to eat right. Don't know why it is so high today. Thanks in advance.
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    New Member Introductions
    Hi, I'm Phil and I am a Type 2 Diabetic. I was diagnosed in 2009 after being told I was Prediabetic in about 2006...which I basically ignored much to my detriment. I had the relatively rare opportunity to start with an A1c of about 13.0 - not the highest I have read about, but still way too...
  7. Diabetes
    Mostly this post just because I'm really, really, really annoyed. Last few days, as I've started working more vigorously outside (heavy gardening -- Pacific NW, cool weather but not New England :p) my BG has been spiking horribly, like to 168 :mad: around 3 hrs post a quite modest lunch...
  8. Diabetes
    I've had type two diabetes for around tweleve years. It's been a roller coaster ride and I'll tell you why. I've been on different medicines before and right now I'm on 2000 mg of Metformin a day and 5 mg of Glispizide per day. When I started to take the Glipizide, I started gaining weight. On...
  9. New Member Introductions
    I was diagnosed with type diabetes about 90 days ago. When I was diagnosed my A1C was 10.8 and I was very upset with my new diagnosis. My mother had diabetes for 20 years and had several complications the past 10 years. she just passed away 8 months ago from diabetes complications. Since I...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Hi. I'm kk from Texas. I have been diagnosed with diabetes for a few months. I am working closely to get my bs in check. First with medication now with insulin which I absolutely despise. I am eating a lot better basically eggs & fruit for breakfast, a big salad for lunch, & dinner consists of a...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hi all I'm a 'back on the low-carb, measure often' type ii gal (well, geezer-gal) after a few years of foolishly stopping. Last A1c was 9.1 (worst ever), so I got motivated. Am taking 2,000 metformin XR, one in the AM, 2 at noon, 1 in PM (this eliminated gastric distress, makes sense...
  12. Diabetes Diet and Nutrition
    Im 22 y.o. looking to get ready for fire academy in September. I have a high A1C (working on it) and I've been going to the gym since early February working on cardio and weight training. I just have a few questions if anybody knows... Does high/low BS negatively effect weight training? Why...
  13. Diabetes in children
    I would love to hear from someone who has had similar problems. I have a 14 year old daughter that plays basketball. She does not experience what I call the "normal" results of a diabetic that is extremely active. Instead of her blood sugar levels dropping while involved in a game, her's...
  14. New Member Introductions
    I just stumbled on this forum and it seems lovely. I live in California, USA and was diagnosed as a boy with pre-diabetes. I was kept away from sweets and always had swings in blood sugar which effected me in a variety of ways. But, learning from my Mother, told by her doctors that she...
  15. New Member Introductions
    I am sure there are other stories like mine in here so sorry if it is redundant. I have had IDDM for close to six years now, onset at age of 30... well there was a concern at age 25 that I might be a diabetic but it was blown off as being heat related... fainted playing hockey and had a bg of...
  16. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone! I just joined & wanted to say hi. I'm 53, 5' 7", 300 pounds, BMI is 47, and was diagnosed as Type 2 last year. My FBS is 205. I’ve been fat all my life, but have packed on even more weight as I got older. All though it's been almost a year since I was diagnosed, I’m still having...
  17. New Member Introductions
    My name is Jeff, but most people call me "Newman" because of my last name and the character from the Seinfeld series by that name. I am married with no kids, 51 years old as of last week and have been diagnosed with Type II diabetes since November of 2006. I am a high school English teacher and...
  18. Diabetes Treatment
    Hi! After 3 years of no-meds controlled self-treatment (generally very controlled no-grain&starch diet + regular exercise) with quite good HbA1Cs (7.8, 6.7, 5.7, 5.6, 5.7) after my last higher HbA1C of 7.3 with constant FG above 120, my doctor (a new one) thinks I should start with levemir. I...
  19. New Member Introductions
    Hi Everyone, I was diagnosed with being insulin resistant a year ago and was told I should lose 5 of my 85 kilos and I should be fine. Well I'm down to 77 Kilos and have been feeling a lot better until recently when the hangover feeling returned along with the tiredness, headaches and blury...
  20. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, I am 66 years old. I was diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2, 14 years ago. I also have epilepsy. The two do not get along in the brain. I have found out that I have to keep my diabetes under control to keep my epilepsy under control. I was immediately put on medications when I was...
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