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 My step-dad has chronic pancreas and is not eating he looks very ill has he got long to live?
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 I have shoulder joint pain. (Right side) I could not lift or turn back my right hand . I am diabetic remedy?
I am diabetic for the last 15 years. It is some what under control. Some times it goes to 220 and it remains between 160 to 180.for the last six months I got severe pain in right shoulder joint. when ...


 Is a BS reading of 106 high?
I have gestational diabetes and I test my BS in the morning and 2 hours after each meal. I had lunch and two hours later my BS was 106. Is that considered high? My doctor says anything between 70-120 ...


 I am considering obtaining a diabetic pump.?
I have only been married three years and I am concerned about wearing the pump and it being a turn off to my husband. Can I get a women's honest opinion and some suggestions?...


 Is diabetes genetic? if it doesnt run in ur family can u still get it? how old do u have to be to get symptoms
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 You can find how much blood sugar in your blood in last three months?
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 Non carbohydrate wrap? I have diabetes and have to avoid bread?
and crackers and tortillas. But I would really like to find something in which I could wrap up my sprouts and chicken and cucumbers. Is there anything like this? Maybe made out of seaweed? (Please ...


 Ok i have all diabetes symptoms but...?
i have excessive urinating, excessive thirst shortage of breath, and ive lost 8 lbs in 4 days. i checked my blood sugar at my grandmas and it was 105 which is normal. anyone know what could be the ...


 What should i avoid if i have type one dibetes?
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 Is it necessary to test a child's blood sugar all night long if he has juvenile diabetes and takes insulin?
My brother and sister in law test my nephew's blood sugar around the clock....even through the night while he is sleeping. He was diagnosed a few years ago, so they have had time to get a handle ...


 Is it good to have a blood sugar level of 80mg/dL?
im concern because i went to the doctor last friday and took a urine test and it came up positive that i had glucose in my urine but when i did the prink the finger test the number was 80Mg/DL. which ...


 Diabetic Help Needed?
I'm diabetic. Not very well controlled. Just now felt hungry, cold and sweaty. It is lunch time. My glucometer read 304 and said check ketones. What does that mean? What's the best I ...


 Coca-cola ???
i tested coke zero on my dad and his blood sugar rose even though the label says no ...


 My urine is sweet. Do i have diabetes?
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 I'm fasting for a "fasting glucose blood test" in the morning- should I watch what I eat for dinner?
Do I need to avoid anything in particular? Starches, etc? I just don't want to interfere with accurate results. I will fast 12 hrs. prior....


 Where can I go on the internet to find good recipes for sugarless pies for diabetics?
Apple Juice and concentrates contain about 29 grams of sugar. If substituting water, it looses good taste. Any suggestions or web sites, etc. where I can find good recipes?...


 Drop in blood sugar level?
I have a pc. of jam toast + coffee around 8 a.m. Have lunch at 11.45a.m. After that, around noon I start trembling, n start munching on something else. Like magic, the trembling stops about half ...


 How can u get diabetes?
ples help for ...


 Are your fingers calloused from testing so much?
I have to remember to rotate sites more often. Some places are so calloused, no blood comes out....


 My husband has a carbuncle on his stomach that when squeezed is full of pus and smells like ammonia.What to do
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Bob W
Blood glucose levels for type 2 diabetic?
my levels are high and i have been doing everything to bring it down any suggestions
                     





Big Bobby Clobber
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I agree with what Cammie wrote, and woould like to add that you should also keep track of what foods you are eating. Certain foods can trigger long-lasting high glucose levels. For me - it is oranges, for my sister, it is nuts. Go figure.

Exercise never hurts, and a discussion with a diabetes professional is always in order if you have questions.


lugwrench3@verizon.net
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what is high level??? hard to tell without numbers but if you go above 500 then go to doctor or er otherwise frink water for about 5 hrs no food then ck see if you start dropping and take a walk to burn off the suger see if that helps


123
stay on the light side of your ideal weight

eat several small meals a day vs 2 or 3.larger ones

for diner do not eat carbs - they are slow to digest and when they turn to sugar will just build up body fat.

Try to do 4 hours of exercises a day 4 times a week with at least 30 min in your routine to be cardiovascular.

drink at least 8 large glasses of water per day.

Breakfast should contain a non sugared fiber cereal using skin milk or skin milk plus.

eat no more than 4 oz of meat per day - eat plenty of salad.

do not drink soda or sugared fruit drinks.

drink tea vs. coffee. Many green teas are even therapeutic.


Al
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Diabetes HATES exercise !!! You can do low stress exercise if exercising is a problem ... however, whatever your restrictions are, there is always an exercise you can do.

Also, brown (wild) rice is the only food found that can actually lower your blood glucose.


Cammie
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Go see your doctor.You may need a change in medication or diet.
A diabetes educator might help too.It's all so confusing when you first have to deal with this.
You can try some exercise- a walk or whatever you like.See what effect this has on your sugars.
Good luck


Jen C
See a doctor, and also get Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution, an excellent book that really helped me. A nontraditional approach of a strict diet, probably stricter than the one your on now. When I go on the ADA diet, my blood sugars are out of control. However, on Dr. Bernstein's regimen my blood sugars were always UNDER 100, even after eating, and my fasting was in the 80's. It took about two weeks to get there. He advocates a very low carb approach, which the ADA doesn't like - but it works! So I don't care what they think. Besides the low-carb lifestyle was recently totally vindicated in the medical field as not increasing heart/cholesterol problems. Another thing Dr. Bernstein recommends (he is a diabetic himself) is anaerobic exercise, as it has a huge impact on reducing blood sugars. He describes how to do a particular type of workout in his book, it's tough but it does work. He also has a bunch of supplements that he suggests, commercially available everywhere (like a certain type of Vitamin E, alpha-lipoic acid, etc.). Good luck!


Valley Girl
I am heavily into natural remedies. You know the ones the doctors and FDA don't want you to know about because they really work? Anyway there is a new health discovery product on the market today that has proven to decrease blood sugar levels in Type 2 diabetes. Visit the web link below for more information. Trust me it really works! Take care.


Ron M
Yes, see your doctor. A number of things can cause your sugars to run higher despite using the same drugs. If you've gained weight that will have an effect, more likely is that your pancreas is producing less insulin. You NEED to see your doctor. He will send you for a blood test to determine exactly what is going on, and he will adjust your medication to ensure that your blood stays in a healthy range.


Scarlett
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Are you on medications oral or injections? I was recently prescribed Byetta (injection) because my glucose levels stayed high and then after eating jumped even more. My A1C from my doc visit 2 weeks ago was 8.6, the 3 months before that it was 6.5, so it has jumped considerably. I currently take Metformin and not have added the Byetta, it is also supposed to help lower weight. But you do need to exercise if possible, keep stress to a minimum (high glucose can be caused from stress), keep away from the sugars and carbs, processed foods, white bread, take your medications and if they don't seem to be working tell your doc you think you need a change. I had to change doctors in order to get something done other than just the Metformin. My new doc on the first visit found alot of things wrong that have not been being treated as they should by my last doc. Before going to doc write down all the questions you might have also.


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