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 Could I have Diabetes?
OK, I USED to be "slightly" overweight, but I slimmed down from an XL to an XS in just one year, and I am still shrinking into nothingness (lol). OK, these are some of the things that ...


 3 year old with type 1 diabetes?
He's my godson...I'm looking for tips to give to his mom to make his injections a little bit less stressful for him (and her).

He was diagnosed 1 week ago.

Thanks!...


 Has anyone with diabetes every experienced any discrimination? or stigma?
How does it affect your lives?
Do you have to change your lifestyle ?


Thank you!!...


 Please please please read and answer =(?
ok umm...well i don't have diabetes but i test my blood sugar sometimes and i use the same needle for a couple of weeks and the i change them..i've been doing this for a couple of months ...


 Do I really need insulin??
For awhile my blood sugar was around 450 because I wasnt taking meds. When I started taking metformin it slowly started going down now I am around 120- 180 and my doc says that is still to high and ...


 Symptoms of diabetes?
can any tell me the type 1 symptoms a 1 year old might present
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just to add i took him to my gp today with the following symptoms
tiredness, really grumpy (unlike ...


 If a diabetics blood is up....does eatin grapefruit help it go down?1?
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 Is it possible to get diabetes even if you're skinny and no one in your family has it?
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 Once a diabetic, always a diabetic?
A friend of mine has a trigger finger. Which is so so painful for her and she is a diabetic. She had gotten a cortisone shot, but that didn't help so she is going to an Orthopedic Surgeon. If ...


 What can I do to prevent diabetes in my family?
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 Diabetes help. I think I may be diabetic. What are some signs?
I already know that I have an extraordinary amount of iron in my blood.
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I get very tired after eating and I have constant migraines....


 Can I Study Nursing even if I have diabetes? I am from the Philippines.?
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 Can blood sugar levels affect...?
Can blood sugar levels (either high or low) have a drastic effect on moods and emotions? For instance; can a low or high blood sugar level cause massive mood swings in a person (i.e. extreme anger, ...


 What is the best beer for a diabetic?
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 Suffering from diabeties.could anybody pleas tell me about ayurbed or homeopathc medicine for final cure?
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 Has anyone else with diabetes type 2 experienced problems with metformin?
When first diagnosed 7 years ago I was prescribed metformin, then a couple of years ago for no apparent reason it stopped working and I was prescribed Avandamet, a combined metformin and ...


 What foods can i eat and what foods can i not because im dibetic?
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 OMigosh, Im really sick right now? I dont know why? Im Diabetic and...?
Well, Im Diabetic And I Just Feel Really Sick To My Stumach, Sometimes I Look Flushed! So As I Said I Feel Sick Like Im About To ( I Hope Your Not Eatting ) Puke. The One Night I Was Up Untill 1:30am....


 Diabetes???????
I tested my blood yesterday two hours after eating and it was 102.Tested first thing this morning and it was 104. Tested an hour ago after eating a bagel with cream cheese and lipton tea and it was 12...


 I desperately need someones input.?
I am 58, no income, diabetic, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, can not afford the medicines. Any thoughts as to assistance of any kind? Thank you!!...



Abisola W
Can a diabetic use honey as a sweetner?Is it not sugar?
                     





ANF
Honey is sugar. Almost every food is a form of sugar. In milk it is called lactose, in fruit it is fructose. The secret is to eat foods that convert to sugar slowly such as whole wheat, brown rice etc.


Texas Pineknot
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My mom is diabetic and she won't use it. Something about how it breaks down in your body that's not good for a diabetic.


saxon trix
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I am a Diabetic 2 and honey is a no, no for me. It enters the
blood too quickly. It is a high GI, wheras fruit sugar, which you
can buy in any supermarket, is low GI and better for you. I
use it in my homemade jams and very sparingly in other foods.
And it doesn't taste any different from real sugar.


BAR
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its GI is a little lower but still it will make your blood sugar rise if you use a lot. I am a type 1 and I don't use it. If its in something i'll eat it but to add it to my food as a sweetner, no its just another form of sugar. But at least its natural so a little would be fine if you take it into acount of what you are eating. So in a way yes a little is fine.


ame2607
not sugar. but i think it sweeter than sugar. consult doctor or website.


cookie
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No. However, go to a pharmacy, where they sell sweeteners for diabetics.


jen ERNY
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Actually, honey is sugar. It is a simple sugar. I am referring to the chemical bonding of honey. Depending upon what type of diabetes you have, insulin dependant, or type two, it may or may not be safe for you to use honey as a sugar substitute. that is a question for your doctor, or a registered dietitian, who is familiar with your case. I am a nurse, and also an insulin dependant diabetic. Hope this helps.


jo w
NO, its worse than sugar.


lyona22
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No way! Honey is a form of sugar that is WORSE than sugar. It will cause your blood glucose to go throught the roof. I suggest you use something like Splenda for a sweetner. It was made for diabetics.


Cathy :)
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It depends on the type of diabetes you have and its treatment, but basically honey will definitely affect your blood sugar just like sugar does. It is often recomended as 'better' than cane sugar because it's natural, but just like fruit being 'good for you,' it is still high in sugar and will affect your blood sugars. I've heard that fructose (you can buy it in the supermarket and it looks just like normal sugar) doesn't affect your blood sugar, but I'm too scared to try it!!! Artificial sweeteners are an alternative that won't affect your blood sugar - but they are artificial so some people don't like to use them! Hope that helps xx


Susan G
Honey, although not table sugar, breaks down in your system like sugar does. I am a diabetic and I still have a little bit of honey on toast every now and again. I just can't have very much of it. Most diabetics count carbs right now and if you'll look at the nutritional label for a jar of honey you will find that it's fairly hight in carbohydrates and is therefore on the "you don't get very much of this" list.


★menta★
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No, I don't think it's a good idea. Consider from GI (Glycemix Index), Honey has GI = 87 higher han 58 of Sugar.
Choosing low GI carbs - the ones that produce only small fluctuations in our blood glucose and insulin levels. So Honey is even worse than sugar.


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