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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi. My name is Bob Smits and I'm a 68 year old type 2 diabetic who's been on insulin for the past 6 years. I'm on a low carb diet (trying to stick to about 30 grams /day and I use 30/70 humulin insulin twice a day 120 units in the morning before breakfast and 75 units before supper. I check my...
  2. Diabetes Diet and Nutrition
    Hey - I am 4 weeks diagnosed, really high BS (17.9) and on 2x1000 Meformin, increased my exercise and following a low carb diet. I am only 41kgs and have high cholesterol so not committing to fully following HFLC just yet. Diet wise, I have cut pasta, rice, potatoes, chips, crisps, cereals...
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    New Member Introductions
    Greetings from Canada. I was diagnosed with Type 2 last Friday and am still dealing with the shock. I'm 45 and up until July 2016 I was relatively healthy. In the last month this disease has come on very strong in me. My Doctor was shocked. previous tests a few months back did not show any...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone! I'm new to these forums. My name is Arthur. My best friend was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and I'm not sure what he's going through. Could use your experiences to help understand and support him! Thanks
  5. New Member Introductions
    HI everyone, Been dealing with type 2 for quite a few years. Manage to keep my numbers pretty low(ish) A1C 6.4 - 7.0 (last test) Daily glucose 145-185.. Numbers starting to creep up so decided to truly get into living with this. Daily meds Janumet 1000/50 Dr added 1000 Metformin to the list...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hello, My name is Ken and I'm 51 and today I was diagnosed as having Type 2 diabetes. Two weeks ago my glucose was recorded at 186 and I was brought in for a second screen and my AC1 was registered at 11.1. When I was informed about a week ago that my original glucose was high and most likely...
  7. Diabetes
    The Dawn Study involves 5,426 adults with diabetes 2,194 primary care physicians 556 specialists (endocrinologists, diabetologists) 1,122 nurses (specialist and general) The people with diabetes interviewed were self-classified as 50% Type 1 and 50% Type 2. Some very interesting and revealing...
  8. Diabetes Symptoms
    when I eat something sweet, which happens once in a while, I get an aweful sick feeling & mild to moderate headache one hour after. Taking Janumet 50/1000mg bid with breakfast. Test my BG & it's not high nor low (5.0mmol). What is happening? Why? I do not make it a habit, just once in a...
  9. New Member Introductions
    I hope I'm posting this in the proper location. I am pre-diabetic and my wife is Type 2. She was diagnosed in 2012, and I in 2013. I'm glad I found this forum and hope to gain much benefit from the posts here.
  10. Diabetes Complications
    I need advice on what I should do!!! My wife of 18 yrs. refuses to treat her Type 2 diabetes. She has had a total of 3 amputations & has lost vision in her right eye, due to gloucoma. She is also showing signs of kidney damage. She is in the hospital now, after her third amputation. I know...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, I just joined this forum so I'm giving you some background info before I start posting in the other sections because I do have a question. I'm 33 yrs old and married. I got diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in Jan 2012 which my Dr said was due to my personal history of gestational...
  12. New Member Introductions
    Hi All! My name is Jenny, hypothyroid, PCOS and now my insulin resistance has transformed into Type 2 Yay!! Well not really but thought I should enter this with some enthusiasm as Tom Hanks :) I am new to this for myself but both parents are Type 2. I am currently on Metformin and was also put...
  13. Diabetes News
    Apparently, in some people, taking statins increases their chances of Type 2 diabetes. Haven't tracked down the original article. Global Health and Wellness News: Statins and Diabetes
  14. Diabetes Treatment
    I recently saw an MD today because I had to change doctors because of insurance. I am currently taking metformin, Januvia and prandin (as needed). My diabetes is 100% under control with an A1C of 6.0. When I started, my A1C was over 9. I have tried glipizide but that was not effective. I am...
  15. New Member Introductions
    Hi all, my name is Katey and I am a recently diagnosed type 2 diabetic. My journey with diabetes started in 2007 when I was pregnant with my first child and I developed gestational diabetes. After that pregnancy I went back to normal blood glucose values. Fast forward to 2012 and my second...
  16. New Member Introductions
    Hi I would like to indroduce myself. My name is Nikki. I'm a newly diagnosed (April 2012) type 2. I have a very complicated health situation- I had a MVA 5 & 1/2 years ago and broke my femur in many places, broke my spine and most of my ribs. I was told I woul never walk again. Then after many...
  17. Diabetes
    Hi, Allow me to introduce myself. I'm type 2, diagnosed 1994, at age 45. I'm too fat, but not real fat. I've been on insulin for a long time. I maybe could be on orals, but I feel I can get better blood sugar control on insulin. Byetta gives me violent diarrhea. I've tried metformin...
  18. Diabetes Forum Lounge
    I have read about this some time ago. WHen asked to provide the the background, I could not find the article. Here it is: People with type 2 diabetes are often urged to get their blood sugar as close to normal as possible. But several studies have not shown that such tight control has...
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