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Diabetes

Also known as Blood Sugar Disorders, Cranial Diabetes Insipidus , Gliclazide, Glucophage, Glucose Tests, Hyperglycaemia, Hypoglycaemia, Metformin, Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus , Pre-diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

There are currently 4 million people in the UK living with diabetes; a staggering 6% of the population. Although type 1 and type 2 diabetes are very different conditions, and should be treated as such, keeping on track of your blood sugar and eating the right things are incredibly important in regards to both. Receiving a diabetes diagnosis at any age does not mean your life is over, so long as you take notice of the advice to make important changes to your lifestyle.

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  • blood sugar and insomnia

    For almost 4 months now I've been experiencing on going night time symptoms where I'll wake up anywhere from 130am - 530am.  Around 6am I can fall asleep again for another couple of hours. I've been recording all my waking up times and how I feel. My average waking up time at night is...

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  • Foot tingling

    Recently I am having tingling (pins and needles ??) on the insteps of my feet. I wonder is it due to diabetes and how it can be cured or minimized. I look forward to suggestions. Regards.

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  • Sugar spikes

    I am diabetic and lately my sugar has been spiking over 200 on my glucose meter. My energy levels have dropped and I sometimes feel miserable. I workout everyday and walk between 1 to 4 miles a day. Any suggestions ?

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  • Diabetes

    I have heard various people saying that diabetes does not start for individuals at advanced ages. Any views?

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  • Type 1 diabetes constant high blood sugar

    So for the past week I have been struggling with my diabetes quite badly. For the first day I was struggling I had low blood sugars, that bad that I had a hypo for around 2 hours (around 2.6) and I was struggling to get it back up and I was also sick. Since then I was scared of my blood sugars getting...

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  • Borderline Type 2

    I have been having symptoms of type 2 diabetes and had the Hba1c test which came back at 48 mmol which my GP has said is borderline type 2 diabetis. He wants the repeat the test in 3 months (due next month). I have bought a blood glucose monitoring device, my readings have varied from 7.6 up to 11.6....

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  • Peeing alot, Is this first SYMPTOM ??

    GOOD MORNING EVERYONE! i havent been on here in a while, i actually being doing alot better with all my health scares . but lately i been worried about diabetes really really bad! i went to the doctor last week to check for diabetes and my doctor said everything looks fine. my A1C was 5.5 standard range...

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  • The Impact of Innovation

    The Internet of Medical Things (loMT) is the ability of medical devices to communicate with healthcare IT systems.  A wearable device is an example of this concept but over the years not only being able to see patients remotely but also monitoring them remotely has grown rapidly.  The ability...

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  • Injections leading to large tummy

    my husband who is type 1 has injected into his stomach for so long it has made it stick out and is hard.  He is 83 so I dare not say exercise but would anyone know how to remedy this. I may add he is extremely thin everywhere else and I can’t fatten him up.

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  • Help! Acanthosis Nigricans

    For the past couple of years I've always had a very dark neck and underarms. Recently I've decided to do something about it and found out it was acanthosis nigricans. I am not overweight or have diabetes. Also I am getting tested for insulin resistance and PCOS. I'm only 17 years old but...

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  • Anyone wake up starving at night?

    I do so well during the day with eating healthy. For years I have waken up at night starving! I notice my blood sugar is lower than usual but not too low and recently this has gotten worse I had surgery. So im battling with that. Anyone experience this? By eating something at night I think its affecting...

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  • Injecting insulin

    Hi. Im new here but have been diabetic for over 14 years. Lately ive discovered that, instead of holding the pen at top, I now hold it at the bottom a little above the needle(at bottom of pen) not on the needle and I find theres no pain as I do experience pain sometimes the other way.Its working for...

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  • Glaucoma/AMD

    I have been the patient of early Glaucoma and early dry AMD for the last 2.5 years. There is not much change uptill now. Recently, a friend advised me to use Flax Seed meal Powder (good fibre) to help my abdomen issue. I apprehend that Flax Seed  Powder may not have adverse effect on my eye health...

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  • How long does it take Metformin to work?

    Hi Guys I have always eaten pretty healthy and for some reason I can get my a1c down, with out meds its 6.5. I was put on victoza and in a week my blood sugars where normal my a1c ended up being a 5.4. but due to how expensive it is in the USA I had to go on metformin and stop the victoza. My sugars...

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  • Supplements for type 2 diabetes

    Has anyone been using supplements for type 2 diabetes successfully, seen any improvements, noticed a difference ? If yes, please tell me.... Chromium Picolivate...reduces cholesterol, cinnamon tablets, alpha lipoic acid, berberine...reduces glucose production in liver, citrus bergamot...raising good...

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  • Best bread for type 2 Diabetes

    Hello Can anyone say which bread does not spike the blood sugar.  I shop at my local supermarket.  I cannot find a list which actually tells you makes and types and the GI.  This is for my husband who is not only trying to cut down but change to one which does not spike blood sugar. ...

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  • Progress Thread!

    So, It's been more than a month since I was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes and I'm doing pretty much fine now. My readings have improved and I'm doing good. I've started a keto diet and progressing with it every day to improve my health. I would like to know about how much progress y'all...

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  • reversed diabetes

    Anyone here has had type 2 diabetes reversed through diet and exercise ? I would like to read about your experiences.... I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about two months ago....I am not on medication. I have started a low carbohydrate, sugar free diet and I am pretty active. My aim is to loose some...

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  • Twitches, burning sentastions colour change

    I feel reading and posting on this helps me alot so here goes. I have been getting musle twiches on my legs and arms for a couple weeks now, they vary day to day from big ones to lots of small twitches, its very annoying. The more worrying thing on my mind though is how my feet knees and hands always...

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  • Prednisone induced diabetic

    I was diagnosed diabetic about 15 months ago. I had been on prednisone long term, about 18 months total. I have now been off the prednisone for about 5 or 6 weeks. I had expected the diabetes to go away when I quit the prednisone. I had been averaging morning readings of 94. When I went off the prednisone...

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  • Stopping insulin

    For 6 days my morning glucose has been normal. I dc 16 units of toujeo the last 2 nights. Can I dc it for good? Type 2 dm.

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  • Diabetes

    Hi! How Diabetes affects your life? Do people with Type 2 Diabetes have a shorter life span? It still affects you if you keep your blood sugar level normal? Could you tell me what food to avoid and what food is good for Diabetes? Thank you!

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  • Amputation and bedsores due to diabetes

    My dad had a lower leg amputation but since his wound is not closing up, the doctor suggest a above knee amputation and he has done that too. Then later on he also had bedsores on his back. He undergoes few surgeries to get his leg amputated again and also remove dead flesh on his back (if I express...

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  • Blood sugar

    I am Type 2 Diabetic and am on Metformin. I check my blood sugar about once a week. On Saturday evening In suddenly felt very thirsty and tired and wondered if this was a problem with my blood sugar. So I took my blood sugar and it was 24.9. It has never been that high before. I talked to a doctor on...

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  • diabetes insipidus

    Hi All I am now 39 years old and at the age of 36 was diagnosed with Diabetes insipidus. I am employed as a diabetes specialist nurse and had never even heard of diabetes insipidus and felt so very silly. I felt exhausted at the time as was drinking approx 6-8 liters a day and passing the same in urine....

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  • Problems with hypoglycaemia-like symptoms, but blood test normal

    Hi all. My first post... After a period of not eating (perhaps waiting too long to have lunch or not eating enough during the day), I can have quite a serious reaction, becoming shaky, slightly dizzy, a feeling of hunger but also slight nausea, lethargy, slight increase in heart rate and sometimes...

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  • Tingling/burning sensation after stopping Metformin?

    So about a year ago I was prescribed Metformin because my doctor diagnosed me as pre-diabetic (she also said it would help with my PCOS as well). If I had known she was going to do a spot check on me that morning, I wouldn't have eaten cold pizza for breakfast. Anywho, since then I have been taking...

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  • What are your after meal readings?

    What are your after meal readings? 1) state your average range (and how many carbs you usually eat if you know) 2) state your average fasting glucose and h1ac 3) state if you are under insulin or oral pills Thanks!

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