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    I have a question. I seem to be in that group that don’t ‘feel’ when they’re having a high or a low. A friend and I were talking about it and he thought odd because he can feel his lows etc.But I explained that the only way I know is when I do a test. We got to discussing something that his nephew uses. Think it’s the CGM.

    I’m not on insulin but do fall into that category about not feeling the symptoms. So got to wondering if that a CGM would benefit me or not. Will try to talk to the CDE on this but wanted to see what everyone thought on this as well.



    I was taking 1 mg 2x day. At my last doctor visit, my A1C was up a couple points. It didn’t reflect my improved eating for the previous 2 weeks. Doctor upped to 2 mg 2x day. I did as was advised and starting having lows. I called my doctor, but she is on leave until July. The PA gave me some advice that made me nervous. Said if I go to 50, make sure to treat it. I was told by everyone else not to go below 70 without treating. So I cut back to 1 mg 2x day. Still had lows. I know it’s because I am eating properly now. I finally am off this medicine, until my doctor is back and I see her in July. My numbers have been very good. My pharmacist said make sure to follow up with my doctor, but supports my decision since my numbers are very good and my lifestyle habits are improving. If not for my family and pharmacist, and of course my daily readings, I wouldn’t have stopped this medicine.

    Would love to ditch Metformin!

    I am a 5’2″ skinny 62 yr. old female T2 diabetic diagnosed 6 years ago. I’ve gone WFPlant based in hopes of improving but I still have trouble. What does one have to do to to reverse this ugly disease?

    Interesting Information on Lows

    I was talking to my CDE about lows and she sent me a couple links. I didn’t know that people got lows after eating like this. So thought would share the links just for information providing that the moderators and staff agree with the posting of them.

    and this one as well:

    Don’t know if they will be of use to anyone but thought that they were interesting reading.


    I have a quick question(I think). I’ll be switching to a new primary care doctor come January. Since I know that some of them believe if they don’t see it, you don’t have it. I had one like that before. I work hard to keep my A1C in a “Normal” range. So she didn’t see anything and said that I didn’t have it. I got hold of my CDE and had her yank me away and put with another one that had better understanding of diabetes and diabetics. I don’t want to come across that again. I’m already seeing an Endo for something else. So the question is are Endo’s mainly handling diabetics with big issues or do they handle all diabetics. If latter I’m thinking about asking mine if she’ll accept me as a diabetic patient as well as what she’s seeing me for now. All experts and everyone please feel free to chime in. I know it might sound dumb but I don’t know what if any restrictions they place on seeing diabetic patients, if it’s everyone or only those with severe issues. I figure that at least an Endo wouldn’t pull that stunt of if they don’t see it then you don’t have it bit.

    Keto Diet

    Saw this in FaceBook. Was wondering if anyone has seen it and what their views are on it. I don’t do it but know that some do and will. Thought I’d share the link here and see what you think on it.

    Medical Bracelet

    I have a question.I have a medical alert bracelet but will be needing to get a new one. I’ve read on some Metformin directions to make sure if taking that it is listed on the medical alert bracelet. Has anyone heard anything on this? Reason I’m asking is that I’m thinking on adding it to the bracelet as well as adjusting other information for the new bracelet. Was just curious if anyone else has noticed this or not.

    Always Exhausted

    Hi, I am not just tired but exhausted every day. Is it a side effect of non-controlled diabetes? My morning number run 180 -200 and 200 -250 after meals. A1C about 9. Does anyone else experience mental and physical exhaustion in their everydayhealth and life when numbers run high?

    Health Benefits of Pet Ownership

    This month we’re talking about how pets can affect living with serious health conditions. If you have a pet, tell us how your pet helps you cope with type 2 diabetes! Don’t have a pet? Tell us what comforts you when you aren’t feeling great.

    George Foreman Indoor/Outdoor Grills

    Thought that I’d post this since a couple of us have talked about this on another post. Wife and I bought one and really like it. I had gone to their site and found various recipes to use on it. Had bookmarked it and once in a while go back to view some of them. Don’t know how many others own one but here is the link for the recipes on it. I cant tell you what carb counts etc is on them. To be honest I don’t remember it they even talk about that. Maybe. You’ll have to check on own. I figure that after the meeting with the new dietitian/weight manager I might be doing more grilling on it and am going to be looking at these even more. Plus there are also other sites talking about recipes to use on this machine. Give it a shot.

    I am always hot.

    Is this normal with type2 or could my Gastroparesis have something to do with me being hot?


    Woke up this morning with sever leg cramps again Haven’t had them for awhile. But seems they’re coming back again. I used to wake up about 2 or 3 in the morning with them so bad I’d be hollering and using words that would make a sailor blush. Wife would try to quieten me down saying I was going to wake up the neighborhood. Didn’t care. Hurt too bad to care. This morning they started with small minor cramps taht went away but all of a sudden the big ones hit and hit very hard. I was cussing again and loud as they hurt. She started getting the towels soaked with hot water wrapped around them to help ease the pain to where they didn’t hurt as bad and finally went away. Decided to do some searching about cramps and diabetes. Discovered several health sites about diabetes that also mentioned cramps. And yes I’m getting plenty of potassium and eating bananas etc. My reads have been fairly decent this month but they’re coming back.
    Then my hands also started cramping on and off throughout the day.

    My next appointment with my doctor is in July but might send a message to the team and let them know about what’s going on and see if she’ll want me to come in early or wait till then. I’ve been taking Lyrica for the burning in the feet(have nerve damage in them thanks to diabetes), was taking Ultram for pain in knees but got off of that and taking something else instead for that. Don’t know what she’ll do.

    Although I’ve been maintaining very well since 2013 I’m going to talk to her and maybe the DE to see if they think that the diabetes is working on my legs now also.

    Times to take read after meal

    I’ve seen various remarks on the time for taking a read after having eaten.
    There’s the 2 hours after a meal, the 2 hours after first bite and then I read that one and a half hour after having eaten is the peak for glucose rising and best time for taking a read. All of this gets confusing after a while. So, what is the best time for taking a read?

    When I first started I was doing 2 hours after eating then someone said to do 2 hours after first bite. Like I said, it gets confusing.

    Interesting PDF

    I found this pdf a few years ago. It’s a free download for personal use. It’s called Taming the Tiger. Don’t know if allowed to post this link or not. If not then admin please let me know. It’s humorous, yet very serious at same time. The author is also diabetic. Some good and interesting information. He tells it like it is, no sugar coating so to speak. Some of the language might be a bit rough, don’t remember. Has been a while sine I read it. I shared the link before with my DE and dietitian. Both loved it. Like I said, very interesting and fun reading at same time. It’ll tell you that it’s free to download for personal use. I believe the author has other books but this is the one I found interesting to me. I still enjoy going back and reading it.
    If the admin lets this be posted then I hope everyone enjoys it.

    carb counting

    I was diagnosed a year ago with Type2, at my education class I was told 45 carbs per meal with 15 carb snack. okay, I did that, stuck to it and didn’t lose an ounce. I also started walking and eventually started weights and resistance. still not an ounce lost. I am getting so discouraged, I am on no medication right now, but with all that’s going on, I am afraid this time at the dr. I will be on a pill.
    has anyone else had trouble following the carb plan and not losing weight? what did you do about it? and can I lower the number of carbs at each meal?
    thanks for your response.

    Recently diagnosed for diabetes 2

    04 july 2017 informed .’went to doctors for a medical for a
    Psv linence ‘ tested postive my resding was quite high :last time had a medical done about a year a go was fine then .:checking lanels of food suff. Somthing didn?t do much of before was surprised how much suger is in food that i thought was healty
    Any comments in dealing with would be helpful

    diagnosed with RA

    Hello it would be really good to hear some advice and talk to people who understand how it feels. I had recently been diagnosed with RA. I was on hydroxychlorquine but been recommended to be on Methotrexate. I had pain in my feet everyday with the mornings being the worse. but when I am wearing orthofeet’s shoes, at that time I dont have pain in my feet

    Nutrition and Health

    This month we’re talking about how nutrition plays into type 2 diabetes management. This is a place to share your experiences with the impact of nutrition on your type 2 diabetes, any challenges you may face, or any questions you may have!

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