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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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  • In need of help and support

    Good morning,  Here I am sat in my car ready for what feels like it’s going to be a very long day at work. Ok here is my issue, exactly 12 months ago I started having strange feelings. - fatigue (feelings really tired) - Palpitation - Shakes - Feelinng sick This was happening every few …

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  • Diabetes

    I inject humalog mix 25 2 times daily. Its ok during the day but come evening its different. Right now, I had a 5.9-reading. So I'm not sure do I inject now or later as I go fir a walk in the evening.also I cant inject anytime I like. Once insulin is in thats it. So any help welcome . When my …

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  • Insulin.

    Do I need to inject as much insulin in the evening as in the morning. I inject humalog mix 25/75 twice daily.

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  • type 2 my brother has just started taking hemp oil

    my brother and me have had type2 for around 27 years  ,he has just started a course on hemp oils , taking two drops before bed and 2 drops in the morning , he phoned me up to tell me how it was going , as he just had a stroke and wanted to try something else , well he is know sending me a …

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  • Need advise on exercise

    Hi Newly diagnosed yesterday with a reading of 46 in the 42-47 range.  So I spent yesterday researching after reading the little booklet.  I've got a handle on the diet/losing weight, I think, as I had joined WeightWatchers recently, and now need to tailor my meals to monitor carbs …

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  • Experiencing hypoglycemic symptoms. Few questions???

    Hi, So lately I've been noticing a pattern of low blood sugar readings (3-4 hrs) after eating pancakes accompanied with syrup and a cup of vanilla latte coffee. I'm not sure why for the reason that syrup contains alot of sugar. I don't understand how my blood sugar would read low after …

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  • Diabetes type 2 and testosterone i ( women)

    Hello,  I have always had type 2 diabetes. We even tried taking insulin injections and it never lowered my diabetes levels. Now 1 year ago i took testosterone shots each month approx 1 shot.  I noticed my daily blood glucose was down from 300-400 to 40 and 60... yes... I was eating …

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  • Hypo

    When I had a bad hypo recently, I kept eating and checking sugars throughout the hypo for a half hour or so. I had injected by mistake 24 units of humalogmix25/75 accidentally on a sugar level of 12.5. Nasty one. I was shaking like a leaf in a desert storm. Thought it was the end. As I say I kept …

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  • Can diabetes insipidus cause weight gain?

    I was diagnosed with Central DI 30 years ago, but it likely onset as a result of a childhood head injury 50 years ago. I've struggled with weight all my life. My pituitary problem also extends to the other hemisphere and I have reduced production of both vasopressin and testosterone. Even with …

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  • Hypo

    I'm getting more hypos these times. This evening before tea, I had a level of 13.8. I dont normally get that high but I ate a bread roll at lunch time with chicken fillet lettuce grated cheese and butter. I then went playing music on the street ( busking) they call it for 3 hours. During that …

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  • Ozempic weekly shot

    I am just over a month of diabetes diagnosis. I was put on metformin twice a day. I just went to new primary care and she wants to add Ozempic injections once a week. She says it has also helped with weight loss. Has anyone tried this yet?  And if so any advice or reviews?

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  • Pre diabetes worry

    Hi peeps,been up all night worrying, unsettled itchy feet and health anxiety going through the roof... So last week I was called back into the doctors, my heart went through the roof,  I have been told that I am in the pre diabetes range, and my score chart was 46, he told me that I was 2 …

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  • Hypo.

    When my sugars go high, I cant inject to bring them down like type 1 diabetics. So its down to amounts of food for me. My problem time seems to be in the evening. So I think I'll get an appointment with the diabetic dietician.

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  • Fresh Fruit Quantities?

    Husband has steroid induced raised blood glucose levels. I've found conflicting advice on varying supposedly knowledgable websites - some say to eat plenty of fresh fruit and others say to restrict the amount. (He doesn't yet have a monitoring kit.) What's the general experience of …

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  • My diabetes insipidus journey

    I'm a 34 years old and was diagnosed with central diabetes insipidus in Sept 07. This diagnosis followed a prolonged headache (about 2 weeks) and fever (10 days) after which I became extremely thirsty and could hardly sleep for getting up in the night to go to the bathroom! Unfortunately …

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  • My Type 2 Diabetes story

    I’m sharing this because it may be useful to others.  I am 54 year old male. About 2.5 years ago, my doctor diagnosed me as pre-diabetic (A1C = 6.4).  He told me to lose weight.  I did not.  In fact I really did not take it seriously and made no changes.   About 1 …

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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 …

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  • HbA1c Figures and reducing/tapering Prednisolone

    I'm posting on behalf of husband (he's not good on computer or keyboard) and we also look for info on the Polymyalgia Rheumatica forum. July 12th he was admitted to Rapid Assessment Unit ater Gp appointmnet ans blood test results - diagnosis PMR + GCA. He was in for 3 days and saw " …

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  • warning to dibetics

    i have beeown a  diabetic for over 20 years know , but never taken it serous i thought what the hell , never took all the medication ext thought it would just go away . , how wrong was i anyways my best friend was also a dietetic and we would talk about or illness he would nag about making …

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  • LCH Langerhan Cell Histiocytosis

    Hi all My dauber was diagnosed with diabetes insipidus in January this year. The fact most people, including some medics, doesn’t help. She started on  dissmopresson (sorry spelling?) and was fine for six weeks. However she started feeling worse, sickness, dizziness and chronic fatigue. She …

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  • High blood sugar

    I have had health issues for a while although no one seems to know why. I am a skinny, tired out 43 year old.  I had blood tests a few months back that said blood sugar was good.  Trying to resolve health issues I decided to give up sugar and carbs and pretty much went keto for a good …

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  • Medformin

    Hello, has any one noticed that they developed nurapathy after starting medformin? Think I’m allergic 

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  • Do I have diabetes? if so what do I do about it?

    back in february I had my sugar level checked by my dr she said it was 100, from 70-99 that was with a 24 hour fast. I ordered a kit and some strips,  I just got them in the mail last night. I checked my sugar level and it was 149, granted I did just eat 3 hours before and just finished …

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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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  • GP appointment- what to expect

    I have today received a phone call from my GP regarding my last hba1c blood test. I have been called in for a double appointment with the GP. 3 months ago my hba1c was 48, and my recent result was 49. I don’t know what to expect from my GP appointment.  

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  • Blood sugar levels

    I am confused. Type 2 diabetic diagnosed 2 years ago. On metformin not insulin. One of my neighbours is also diabetic type 2. She says he blood sugar is usually around 13. Mine is slightly high. If I take it first ting in the morning before having anything to eat or drink it is usually between 8 …

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  • Pre Diabetic help

    I recently had some blood work done for PCOS and my results came back with signs of pre diabetes. My doctor hasn’t confirmed it just yet, but says if I keep eating the way I eat and not exercising it will become pre diabetes. Ive tried looking up recipes for breakfast and dinner but each site …

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  • Worried I have diabetes

    Hi guys. So a brief about me, i have some mental health and neurological conditions. im awaiting diagnosis for my urinary issues and i have acid reflux and lactose intolerent. Last year I got tested for diabetes and it came back clear however things have changed. Due to my mental health i've …

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  • Blood sugar calculations

    I have a glucometer that I test blood sugar morning, and before dinner.  I see many on here that use 2 digit numbers....such as 7.4, etc.  I am assuming that is their a1c, but how do they test that themselves, or is there some sort of conversion calculation I should be using?  I am …

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