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  • #12470

    Hi! I’m Amy and i have type 2 diabetes. It is a constant struggle to keep my blood sugar at a normal range. It either drops way too low or way too high. I take lantus 60 units 2x a day, novolog 20 units 3x a day, and metformin 1000mg 2x a day. I workout frequently and will admit to being overweight especially since I’m only 5’2. I also try to eat as healthy as i possibly can which isn’t always easy since my fiancee has no known medical issues and I’ve got every one in the book. Any suggestions would be extremely helpful and I’m willing to try anything to even my sugars out. Thanks and God bless 🙂

  • #14825

    Fasting a few days out of the week from sunrise to sunset really helps with diabetes. Upping your water intake and cutting out juices, sodas, and other non-water beverages might help too.

    • #257521

      I have type one diabetes so it’s very difficult. Just watch your carbs/ sugar intake everyday.

  • #14826

    Oh, another thing came to mind: have you ever thought of trying the blood-type diet? I was able to modify my eating habits based on this concept until I lost the weight and managed my pre-diabetic stage without medication. So far, so good. It’s been 5 years and counting. I bought the book from Amazon and downloaded onto my Kindle Fire.

  • #17751

    Well, you are fortunate that you are able to move round and exercise as that is not something that I can do with all my ailments. The true battle with diabetes is self-control/will-power. You have to want to reform your whole way of life, and no matter who is in it with you, they can’t alter your course of action. When you exercise you are heating the body up and burning through your body’s natural resources, so your numbers are going to be out of whack. All I can say, is to find what works for you and your body and stick with it; as we are all different and not everything works for everybody…

    **Just My Two Cents**

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  • #18753

    Diabetic neuropathy is a chronic condition that sometimes accompanies diabetes mellitus. Brought on by long term high blood sugar, this is usually a complication affecting the feet and legs. Over time the nerves become damaged and fail to send sensational messages to the brain. This loss of sensation can cause injuries on the feet to go unnoticed, leading to ulcers.

    Diabetics have to watch their carbohydrate intake, and bread is a major player in a typical American’s diet. Try to find a bread with at least 5 grams of fiber AND protein per slice so that eating it is validated by the nutrients it’s carrying. Also avoid preservatives as they’re not healthy either.

    Did you know that it is recommended that diabetics have a diet high in dairy? Studies show that dairy can help keep blood sugar levels from spiking, so having as much low-fat dairy as possible, can be a huge help to a diabetic. Have a tall glass of skim milk at breakfast and some cheese at lunch. It’s healthy and tasty!

    When a child has Diabetes, you need to ensure that everyone in their life is aware of the consequences of not adhering strictly to their new eating rules. If they go to their Grandparents’ house, ensure they know how important it is for the child to only receive healthy snacks.

    Diabetics must remember that cough lozenges are still candies! Try to buy herbal lozenges which are sweetened with honey, or options that have artificial sweeteners, to make sure that your blood sugar doesn’t spike while you have a cough or cold. We have to be so careful about absolutely everything we ingest!

    There are so many resources online for diabetics, including the American Diabetes Association, so make use of all they have to offer! Many have support groups, articles, research and even links to local educators, who can help you learn even more. Take the time to know what’s going on in your body and you’ll live a long, healthy life.

    A great breakfast food for a Diabetic is grapefruit! It’s been known to assist people with weight loss even when they do nothing else. Be careful that you aren’t on any pills, like atorvastatin for cholesterol, that have adverse reactions when you ingest grapefruit. It can actually increase their potency and potentially lead to an overdose.

    To help yourself deal with a diabetes diagnosis, arrange to meet with a diabetes expert or take a class. Diabetes may seem as though it’s overwhelming to live with, but a good instructor can help simplify the disease and give you ways to cope. Getting good advice from a knowledgeable source is invaluable to any diabetes sufferer.

    If you are diabetic and notice numbness, tingling, pain or burning in your legs or feet, report these symptoms to your doctor immediately. Diabetic neuropathy can be avoided by keeping your blood sugar levels under control. It’s important for diabetics to treat their feet well. Toenails should be clipped regularly, skin should be moisturized and shoes should be comfortable and fit properly.

  • #62976

    I am a type 1, and I would not be here to raise my four amazing children without my amazing support team. Speak up and speak out! The best thing to do is reach out…. I feel that this is a journey. Through healthy fresh fruits and veggies clean vitamins and trying new foods and walking you will benifit greatly.

  • #79685

    I am fortunate enough to have it be a rarity in my family. I have a paternal uncle who suffers with type 1. I know it could show up somewhere in the family, though. It really is a scary condition.

  • #93282

    Start drinking apple cider vinegar immediately, Bragg’s apple cider vinegar with mother is the best and you can find it in most of the grocery stores you can also purchase cider vinegar pills but I still think the liquid it is better. I mix mine with some orange juice or tomato juice and you can’t even taste the vinegar. Also on top of that start taking chromium and also cinnamon in powder form or pills. Doctors will never tell you that you can actually cure your diabities, yes I said CURE by taking those supplements instead taking all the medications that are actually worse for you.

  • #134209

    I have type 2 diabetes and am able to keep it under control by eating a diet that limits carbohydrates and sugars and increased protein. My suggestion would be to talk to a nutritionist about how you might be able to change your diet to effectively lose weight and get better control of your diabetes.

  • #177980

    Great info!

  • #206451

    Thanks for the info.

  • #206475

    Working with 1:1 coach really helps because everyone thinks they know how much to eat or what to eat or that they eat healthy, which most of the cases it is not accurate.

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