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  1. Diabetes Complications
    I know that being sick makes the blood sugar go up and I know that being a diabetic makes any sickness harder to get over. What has been your experience with this? I'm sick with a cold (9 days now) and my blood sugar is running about 80 points higher than usual and I'm behaving myself...
  2. Diabetes Symptoms
    Hi, I'm still new too all of this. I was diagnosed almost a month ago with insulin resistance. My A-1 c is 5.5 and I test my blood sugars at home and stay under 110 90% of the time. My doctor has me on 1000mg of Metformin twice a day. My concerns are, I feel very I'll about 30 minutes after I...
  3. New Member Introductions
    I've successfully fought the big D for years with diet etc. I kind of forgot I even had it. Was told I didn't need to tear anymore. Doc wouldn't prescribe strips. It was a false sense of security. I was in an actUte state of denial. I had tried a lot of medications in the past (orals and humalog...
  4. 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...
  5. Diabetes Medication and Supplies
    I have been on metformin, besides the HORRIABLE gas, and diareha , which wasent too bad at first since I have always had a hard time going regular" , but now I have added lipitor,. and mind you just ONE pill !! and my arm and leg and knee pain is unbearable !!!! AND I am on pain meds, so I have...
  6. Diabetes in children
    Hello everyone. My son was diagnosed with type 1 in September 08. He is now just over two years old. We've been managing his diabetese fairly well over the last few months. However, yesterday we started noticing some very strange behaviour. Last night, when we put him to bed, he was beside...
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