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In this issue:
1. Sugar going haywire
2. Synthroid & Metformin (response)
3. Response to Ana
4. Allergies (response)
5. Blood sugar should be? (response)
6. Neuropathy questions
From: phyllis fleming
Subject: RE: Diabetes-Group
Sugar going haywire.
I found my self in a similar predicament. I used a new bottle of insulin
and it seemed to solve the problem. The insulin I was using was clear, no
indication of a problem; however, it had been out of the refrigerator for
more than 10 days.
Have a nice day,
From: Linda Mercer
Subject: Synthroid & Metformin (response)
To Sharon - yes, I am on synthroid and metformin. Had thyroid surgery (removal) two years ago and just discovered the pre-diabetes (or insulin resistance).
From: Sharron Ward
Subject: Metformin & Synthroid (original posting)
I started taking metformin 500mg about a year ago. i am also on synthroid medicine is their anyone else also taking this two drugs.
From: Janet Prior
Subject: Response to Ana
Ana, I have prediabetes also and have been given a short period of time to lose weight. Since joining GlucoMenu my blood sugar levels have dropped to non-diabetic levels.I have also started walking and the weight is coming off.
From: Ana Paton
Subject: Pre-Diabetes weight loss
Hey, I have pre-diabetes and my doctor is giving me about 8 months to lost some weight. cardio. My last fasting blood test was 116, I try to eat healthy already...so what kind of diet can I use to lose and keep the diabetes away?
From: Julie Winans
Subject: Allergies (response)
I have been a diabetic 2 for close to eight years and I finally had to change doctors because the meds she had me on was making me gain weight. I now have a Doctor that is very much into making sure that I am doing everything that I am supposed to be doing and she calls me every week to check up on me. She has changed my meds and I have actually lost 6 pounds since I started with her. Also, in regards to whole wheat breads—I have found that by making my own bread and by grinding my own wheat into flour has actually helped to keep my sugars low and myself full and that way I know exactly what is gong into my bread and my children love the homemade bread better than the store bought ones. I work full time and it takes me about two hours on the weekend to make eight loves of bread for my family to enjoy throughout the week. It also taste better than store bought.
Julie M. Winans
Subject: Allergies (original posting)
I am concerned with the fact that I was diagnosed with Type II, in April 2005. Is it coincidence that my allergies are not going berserk. I am in a very dry area of the country and I have allergies to dust, mold and mildew, but here in this high desert, I am having trouble with my dust allergies. I actually have suffered from irritant-bronchitis at least 4 times in 18 months. My older brother has had Type II Diabetes for many many more years than me, and he got a terrible case of pneumonia (I am sure from the same allergies that I suffer from) and had to have an operation on his lungs. Would the diabetes prevent my lungs from kicking off the irritant-bronchitis? My stupid doctors treat everything separately and seem to think nothing is related.
From: Morna Lane
Subject: Blood sugar should be?
My name is morna lane and I have a family history of diabetes,I recently found out that I also have diatetes,I am not overweight, I am 42 years old,and 125 lbs,my question is whatis the correct number my blood sugar should be? thank you morna
From: Christine Carlson
Subject: Blood sugar should be? (Response)
The American Diabetes Association acknowledges these as normal blood
sugar for healthy people who do not have diabetes:
- fasting/before eating < 100 mg/dl
- bedtime 120 mg/dl
- A1c blood sugar test (3 month blood sugar indicator) <6%
The American Diabetes Association recommends the following blood sugar
goals for those with diabetes:
- before eating (pre-prandial) 80-120 mg/dl
- bedtime 100-140 mg/dl
- A1c blood sugar test (3 month blood sugar indicator) <7%
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (endocrinologists
are medical doctors specializing in disorders including diabetes)
recommends the following blood sugar goals for those with diabetes:
- before eating (pre-prandial) 110 mg/dl
- 2 hours after eating (post-prandial) 140 mg/dl
- A1c blood sugar test (3 month blood sugar indicator) <6.5%
Each person may have different goals for treating their diabetes. It is
important to discuss blood sugar control goals with your diabetes
educator or doctor so you know what to personally try to achieve.
From: Delores Boeyenga
Thanks for the response on neuropathy. I would also like to know if
one of the things you can have with it is a lot of pressure
in your head or if I should be looking at other things as a solution to
this problem. Is it common for the legs to ache from the hips down but
mostly localized to below the knees.
Thanks so much. Knowledge sure helps a person deal with this disease
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Chromium: Should I be taking Chromium?
Diabetes: Can you reverse diabetes?
Diabetes: Can you reverse pre-diabetes?
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Diabetes: Newly diagnosed... Where do I start?
Dining Out: We eat out a lot. Could you give us some suggestions for Japanese and Chinese?
Dreamfields Pasta: How does Dreamfields pasta count carbohydrates?
Exercise: When should I exercise?
Fiber: Which items are the best for fiber?
Flax: Should I add ground flax seed to my meal plan?
Food Exchanges: Can you explain food exchanges?
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Glucose Test: My glucose tolerance test was at 105 - how high/low is that compared to acceptable levels?
Gluten: Should I be eating gluten free products?
HFCS: What's all the hype with High Fructose Corn Syrup?
High Blood Pressure: What should I order when eating out to limit sodium?
High Blood Sugar: My blood sugar levels have been running between 475 to 575.
High Blood Sugar: Tired after lunch. Any suggestions?
High Cholesterol: In addition to having diabetes I have high cholesterol. What can I order?
Hunger: What do you advise when I find myself, always, hungry and most of the time ravenous?
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Margarine or Butter: Why unhealthy margarine instead of butter?
Medications: Can you give me some basic information on the medication Metformin?
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Nutrition Facts: What is "other carbohydrate" and why aren't they included in the total carbohydrate count?
Nuts: What kind of nuts should I buy?
Olean: Where I can buy Olean and what brands of food have it?
Pre-Diabetes: I'm concerned & depressed about Pre-Diabetes... Any advice?
Pre-Diabetes: What are Pre-Diabetes lifestyle changes?
Pre-Diabetes: Newly diagnosed w/ Pre-Diabetes... Where do I start?
Pre-Diabetes: Do people with Pre-Diabetes have the same symptoms as those with Type 1 and Type 2?
Pre-Diabetes: Trying to lose weight, but now gaining... Suggestions?
Snack Bars: What snack bars do you suggest I use?
Snacking: How do I avoid overeating when I'm bored?
Sodium: Does low sodium mean high in potassium?
Stevia: Are Stevia sweeteners safe for someone who has diabetes?
Sugar Alcohol: What is the difference between sugar and sugar alcohols?
Tomatoes: Will tomatoes cause an increase in blood sugar levels?
Type 2: What should I do if I've just been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes?
Vinegar: Do you have any info on taking vinegar tablets or liquid to reduce blood sugar?
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Weight Loss: How do I lose weight?
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