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 Can diabetes skip a generation?
Diabetes is in my family and my grandfather had it and my mom got it about a year ago....i heard diabetes usually is very easy for obese people to get it......im skinny so i was thinking my chances ...

 When you got diagnosed with diabetes did you get addicted to Diet Coke or Pepsi max or something?
Pretty much straight after I was diagnosed I got addicted to diet coke and now I can not stop drinking it! It seems that heaps of people with diabetes get addicted to diet coke, so I wanted to hear ...

 Is laser eye treatment suitable for diabetes sufferers?

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I'm 24, and I was thinking about correcting my vision. I hate wearing glasses....

 What if you are way older than 13-14 and you become a type 1 diabetic is that possible?
They say that if you have had diabetes since the age of 13 then you are a type 1 diabetic but what if you are 50+ and all of a sudden you get diabetes ad they diagnose you to be type 1 is this ...

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 Okay. Sugar in the urine means Diabetes. Does lack of sugar mean lack of Diabetes?

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 I am diabetic. On a few days each month I have painful feet. How can I treat?
I have sharp jabs of foot pain that are very painful whenever they occur throughout a bad day....

 What kind of sugar can I use instead of regular sugar for recipes ?

 Is it hard to runaway with diabetes?
I hate my "parents" and I'm going to leave. I have a place to go and enough money. The only problen is I have type 1 diabetes so I won't be able to get my medicine. Help me please<...

 Is it ok to use someone else's diabetes blood sugar mechanism thing to check if I have that diabetes?
is it ok to use someone else's diabetes blood sugar mechanism thing to check if I have that diabetes?

I might use my dad's, we are about the same height and weight. Is it ...

 Insulin Needles?
I work at a site that we have a girl who has to take shots But what I found in the trash was a needle that was just throw in the trash There was no cover on it . I told my boss and she acted like it ...

 Toe amputation?
I recently had my big toe amputated due to diabetes and a bone infection.

Now I find my attitudes alternating between anger and depression.

I now wish I wouldn't have had ...

 For diabetics out there....?
What would a three month HA1C Hemoglobin reading of 7.1 mean to you? What number range would this put a diabetic in as in way, way tooo high? or "would like to see it lowered by how many ...

 Gestational diabetes during Ramadan...?
I haven't spoken with my Dr. yet (promise I will!), but I'm a little curious as to what to do during Ramadan. I had planned on fasting as much as I could during Ramadan this year, but not ...

 Should I call 911???!!!!?
My dad is a diabetic and before he went to bed he was cting very weird so I told him to heck his blood sugar he didnt check he just ate but when I went up stairs and came back down the back door was ...

 RECOMMENDED LIqiuds for diabetics.?

 Help! I can't stop worrying, and I'm kinda scared.?
Well,when I went to go get my blood tested it was 104 for blood sugar, which was really scary(I'm naturally a healthy person blood wise) And so they retested me yesterday, and I'm getting ...

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COBRA is too expensive. I need to know if just having hospitalization is enough or do I need more? Thanks....

I want to know if peanut butter lowers high sugar?

Peanut butter is what my daughter calls a free food cause it Barley has any carbs. I'm new to this but I thought only insulin would lower the blood sugar or exercise.

it doesnt make a difference. peanut butter doesn't have enough carbs in it to do anything at all.

Read the label on the jar of peanut butter. Are there carbs in the peanut butter? If so, what you are doing is having the exact opposite effect on her ... it is raising her blood sugar even more. To my knowledge, there is no food that can lower blood sugar levels.

My 12 year old daughter has had Type 1 diabetes for 2 years. The one thing I do know is that if she has a low blood sugar I will give her a peanut butter and crackers or sandwich. Peanut butter has protein in it and once the blood sugar raises back to to normal the protein will help maintain the normal sugar. It will not lower blood sugar at all.

Most commercially made peanut butter has sugar in it. If it is one of the "natural" peanut butters there are still carbs. No food is carb free. Everything you eat will turn to sugar. Peanut butter will not lower your sugar. Anything you eat, will raise it to a degree.

No. No food lowers high blood sugar. Only insulin, exercise, and oral diabetes medications can do that. In some cases, only insulin will work. Diet and exercise can help control diabetes over the long term, but food is not used like medicine to lower a high blood sugar reading. In fact, most foods *raise* blood sugar, with a few having a neutral effect (I.e. Celery).

As stated earlier, some brands of peanut butter are very high in carbs and sugar, and may be adding to the problem.

I am not quite sure where you learned to give peanut butter for a high blood sugar, but this women is sustaining serious damage to her organs by not having her diabetes properly cared for. If she is a Type 1 diabetic, she can even go into a coma and die from a lack of insulin.

I would suggest that anyone who cares for a diabetic should have proper training, ideally a nurse. If you are a health/home care aid, there are basic diabetes care classes for you.

I highly suggest that you look into some training, as diabetes is a very serious disease.

No... Peanut Butter does not lower blood sugar if anything it will raise it...

it has no bearing on you sugar, sorry

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