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 Please help me understand?
Why is it that when you drink a lot of water (which I do, I am almostt always thursty) they say it is a sign of diabetes. What is it about drinking a lot of water that the doctors say that?


 What can I take to improve my blood circulation in my legs and private part?

 Is there anyone out there with diabetes who is scared of hypo's ? am i the only one ? panic attacks ? :-(?

 After 30 years of drinking alcohol,need to stop how do i fill my time?
how do i fill the time?after 30 years of alcohol.advice please?...

 MEDICATION QUESTION....................

 Ive bee n diagnosed type 2 diabetic 2 months ago since then i have two and half stone is this normal?

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it should say lost two and half ...

 Can a person with hypoglycemia get diabetes?

 Are you diabetic? What foods or combination foods raise your blood sugar levels???
I need to know this because iv been tested for diabetes and they say i don't have it but i know there are some people who have the undiagnosable form..... All of my life whenever i eat milk ...

 Does this sound like too much medicine & insulin?
I had a doctor's visit today. He has added another medicine to my routine:
Novolog (short acting insulin)
Lantus (Long acting insulin)
Byetta injection
Glucophage 2000mg

 This might be silly, but.....?
I haven't been feeling real well the last couple of weeks so I thought I would check my blood sugar. I had dinner around 7:00pm and I've been checking my blood sugar throughout the night ...

 Do i have diabetes?
I am a young student of 20 years old. I have observed ants getting attracted to my urine just before dinner. But, same ants seemed to repel to urine immediately after dinner. Is this the sign of ...

 Using Lantus, what's the best injection site... belly or thigh?
I'm just curious about the experiences of other people using this drug. I've been told by a nurse that the belly is the best site because the drug is better absorbed. All the information ...

 Can either of these medications help with or prevent diabetes?
Aldactone (spiractin 100)
Diane 35
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reason I am asking is because i am already on both these medications for bad skin and sudden weight changes. was on a lower ...

 Im i diabetic?
im overweight drink lots of water,lately i go all floppy after dinner and have to go for a nap.im tired all the time even though i have a good nights sleep, i eat lots of carbohydrayts in fact i ...

 Are people with untreated diabetes 2 subject to irrational mood swings?
A close female relative has been diagnosed with diabetes 2. She refuses treatment, and she exhibits ALL of the classical symptons, but in addition is subject to frequent angry and nasty moods. A...

 Is there a new pill for diabetes instead of an insulin shot?

 What does a doctor do to check and see if you have diabeties?
Does he draw blood and check your sugar at the doctors office? Or does he do more then that. I'm 15 years old and im scared to death. I dont want to have any major tests done to me. I just hope ...

 My blood sugar levels (fast/post-lunch) indicate diabetes, but I had never any symptoms. What does this mean?
Both parents diabetic. I go to a doctor regularly, take diabetes medicine and have gone through many blood-sugear tests (all point to a need for control). But I never had/have no symptoms of diabetes ...

 I have added Crystal light packets to bottled water.Is that good for diabetics? Or is plain water better?

 Can eating relieve symptoms of hyperglycemia?
While I'm waiting for the results of my blood tests to come back, I thought I'd look for more info. I have some classic symptoms of diabetes (excessive thirst and urination, fatigue). But ...

janice f
Is fruits a high sugar food for diabetics. Such as watermelon?
My mother has diabetes and needs a good site for a what to eat and what not to eat site.

Tim Br
Eat No sugar. Fruit has a lot of sugar. I would stay away from it until you get a good understanding of what your body can and cannot handle. Everybody is different.
Eat lean meat, vegetables and whole grain carbohydrates.

Mom needs to be under the care of an endocrinologist who will refer her to a dietitian.Together they will come up with a diet that includes her favorite foods and explains that she can eat any food on this planet.It is just a balancing act.
Start subscribing to diabetes magazines and join a support group to make new friends and talk about diabetes.
The key is education.
I wish you both the best.

yes fruits are high in sugar but you can eat them not the juice unless you are low sugar at some point. you need it and watermelon is ok you just can't eat alot of anything. you need to check the sugar balance all the time and keep it down. if its high then you will know what to avoid. sometimes if you eat 3 fruits in one day could be toomuch for you try 2 etc and so forth. but its good veggies are good lean meat is good not fried. no startches it goes to sugar straight. if you must do a little at a time 3 oz meats is all surving.

Have her Google "glycemic index." She should be able to pull up a chart that lists common foods and their GI number. The higher the number, the worse the food is for a diabetic. P.S.: Fruits are generally OK for diabetics, although some are quite a bit higher on the GI than others. Fruit juice is higher on the GI and should really be avoided whenever possible. Ditto that for white starchy stuff like potatoes and rice, and of course anything with processed sugar in it should be avoided as much as possible.

Diet Guidelines

Blood Sugar Management

Fruits are very good for diabetic person, but should be eaten in small quantities. Avoid fruit juices because fruit juices contains lot of fruit to get small amount of juice.

Some very useful fruits for diabetes are:-


This popular sub-acid fruit one of the most valuable of all fruits, has been found beneficial in the treatment of diabetes of its rich pectin content. Pectin is a natural therapeutic ingredient found in the inner portion of the rind and the pulp. It aids in detoxification of the body by supplying the galacturonic acid needed for the elimination of certain harmful substances. This food element reduces the body’s insulin requirements by approximately 35 percent.

The apple is also considered valuable in depression. The various chemical substances present in the fruit, such as vitamin B1, phosphorous and Potassium, help the synthesis of glutamic acid, which controls the wear and tear of nerve cell. This fruit acts as a very effective tonic and recharges the nerves with new Energy and life.


The grapefruit occupies a high place among citrus fruits because of its favor, its appetizing properties and its refreshing qualities. It is a well-known authority on nutrition, believes that it is a splendid food for diabetics and if this fruit were taken more liberally, there would be much less diabetes.

According to Dr. Riley, any person suffering from high blood sugar should take grapefruit three times a day. A person who does not have high blood sugar, but a tendency towards it, and wants to prevent it, should also use the fruit three times a day. Simultaneously, consumption of starches, sweets and fats should be reduced and diet made rich in fruits, vegetables and juices. Two weeks of this grapefruit rich diet will bring down sugar level in individuals not taking insulin. In those who take insulin regularly, it takes longer.

Jambul Fruit

The jambul fruit also known as rose apple is grown all over India. It too possesses anti-diabetic properties.

In the indigenous system of medicine this fruits is regarded as specific remedy against diabetes because of its effect on the pancreas. The fruit, the seeds and fruits juice are beneficial in treatment of this disease. The jamboline’ contained in the seeds in believed to check the pathological conversion of starch into sugar in case of increase production of glucose. The seeds are dried and powdered. This powder mixed with water, taken three or four times daily reduces sugar in the urine and allays thirst.

In Ayurveda, the inner bark of the jambul tree is considered valuable in the treatment of diabetes. The bark is dried and burnt, to produce a white colored ash. This ash is pestle in the mortar, strained and bottled. The diabetes patient should be given. The diabetes patients should be given about two grams of this ash in the morning on an empty stomach and two grams each in the afternoon and in the evening and hour after meals.

The seeds of the jambul fruits are considered beneficial in the treatment of excessive urination. The powder of these seeds in doses of one gram each, in the morning and evening is effective in controlling this condition.

Kim W
watermelon has the highest glycemic index number for fruits. So cantalope is a better choice. I'm afraid of grapefruit because it raises estregen in post mentapausal women a risk factor for breast cancer.

Try the american diabetes socitey/association. They should have good links. Some fruit is ok. Actually you can have most anything in small amounts such as potatoes arent an absoulte can not have, it just has to be smaller amounts. Fruits are naturally high in sugar so something like a small orange or apple or a banana or even a piece of watermelon are fine Just dont eat like half the watermelon. Also its better to eat fruit then to drink juice. IF you look at a juice sugar content its actually higher than in most sodas.

Becky W

i HOPE this helps. i know how hard it is to eat right..GOOD LUCK.

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