Diabetes Type 2 Support Group

Type 2 Diabetes is a condition in which the body either does not produce enough insulin or does not make efficient use of it. Insulin is a hormone needed to convert food into glucose, a sugar that the body uses for energy. Without enough insulin, glucose can accumulate in the blood, and can cause serious health problems such as heart disease and strokes and organ damage such as eye and kidney damage.

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  • Goldielocks5

    Dietary help with metformin

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    Hi.  I was diagnosed last year with insulin resistance/idiopathic hypoglycemia.  I went no carbs/sugar for alost a year and never felt as great in years because of the no hypos. (Had to cut out fruit)  Had to stop because my cholesterol went through the roof and just completely fatigued all the time.  (I could have napped on a park bench and not care)  Now I'm metformin to help tolerate some...
  • red47640

    Guilt

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    Since my pre-diabetes came out of remission last year, a lot of people (including my doctor) have been asking me if type 2 diabetes runs in my family. I can't honestly answer that-- no one in my family's ever been tested for it, and I doubt it's even something that's ever crossed their minds. I can tell you that heart problems, high cholesterol, and hypothyroidism (including Hashimoto's disease,...
  • polarbare

    What to eat?

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    I know eating salads and veggies are recommended ... Low carbs... I have type 2.  I want my Chinese but what I like is taboo... I am on a budget and I'm just tired of the same ol same ol....   I thought I'd ask you guys what do you eat ?  Thanks ((hugs )) polar
  • grammagus70

    Keeping my diabetes under control

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    At the moment my diabetes is under control with no medications, but it is so hard not to slip.  I was on insulin for a long time, but I got tired of the shots.I am living with my daughter and her husband now and the way she cooks is not for a diabetic although her husband is a severe diabetic and on dialysis.My problem is will power as she is a good cook and makes wonderful desserts with sugar...
  • mkeri

    Diabetes app for smart phones

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    Hi everyone,I wanted to ask for suggestions about diabetes apps for smart phones. I am thinking about programing an app to help monitor blood sugars and medications. But I thought that there were probably other things that people would like an app like that to do. So my questions are this: What would you want an app for monitoring your diabetes to actually do? What would be useful enough to make...
  • topazmoon1968

    Freaking out a bit...

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    My 6 month doctor's appt. is this week, going for bloodwork tomorrow.  I know my A1C is probably going to be much higher than it has been for a few reasons.  I was on prednisone, which really increase my numbers, I have not been careful about eating, and have not been exercising as much mostly because my schedule has changed.  I have been under a lot of stress and I also believe I am starting...
  • ECZP

    Hello Everyone

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    I just wanted to introduce myself. I am a 25 year old male from Wisconsin that was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes a little over 3 years ago. I've recently started looking for support groups because I have a hard time controlling my blood sugar levels and eating right. I've also been depressed because I feel like this illness ruined my life after I was diagnosed and I'm still trying to recover...
  • billwfriend

    doctor visit today....

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    I am staying on 63 units of Levimer insulin and she checked my liver enzymes because they were elevated 3months ago and she has done a Hep C test without me knowing about it but that is ok because I was asking for one today just to be safe....she said things are improving my A1C was down from up in the 9s to 8.7 she said it should continue to come down unless my sugars are going high when I eat...
  • MamaH

    Carb Binge

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    I am on a carb binge and need help to break the habit, I have not been able to eat much in the last 7 year due to Gluten Allergies but since being put on Metformin and actos I can eat gluten again. I have been going crazy any advice?
  • billwfriend

    Seeing the MD on Thursday...first time since being

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    put on Levimar Pen....I started at 15units and now am pretty good but it is moved to 63units now....I am not sure where she will head with this but right now she told me that things are looking good and keep doing what I am doing....I am sure other things will be discussed because I want my meds in 90day supplies and I need to get some more Norco...I have just 2pills of that left and my knee...
  • polarbare

    Official dx today

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    Doc made it official today that I borderline diabetic she put me on metaforim and I have meter etc to test blood... Pharmacist tested it read a 5 so that was good... I bought three diabetic cookbooks going to work hard to learn and keep my numbers low...not happy with yet another health problem ...expense for treatment ... Anyhow I have to work within program ....(( hugs ))
  • billwfriend

    been having troubles with blood sugars for while..

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    I had an A1C in early July after surgery that was 9.7 and my doctor wrote it off to the surgery....then a month later it was down to 9.5 I think....I did another last month and it was still up there in the 9.? range...not sure what it was exactly...doctor took me off Glipeside and put me on Levimar pen insulin....I started at 15units....it is now up to 50units at bedtime....my sugar this morning...
  • BeALoser

    T2D is a fully reversible disease. Please read...

    Hello Everyone! First off I want to say how proud I am of all of you for coming together to support each other. I recently was struggling with obesity and pre-diabetic blood glucose. I read several books and scoured the internet for answers. The information I've found has helped me lose 30 pounds in 8 weeks!! And I'm still losing weight. I want to share my information with as many people as I can...
  • jody0385

    After being on this site for over 9 years...

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    I'm out. The change to this site is not user friendly at all, not easy to navigate and the regulars have already left. I have patience so I waited it out a bit longer than most. It doesn't seem the people in charge care much about the complaints at all. I have complained thru the dailystrength facebook page and even though they answer back nothing has changed. I know several others have done this...
  • johnhill33

    Stem Cell Treatment for  Diabetes

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    Stem Cell Treatment for  DiabetesIs a protocol designed to help cells sense the level of glucose in the body, in order to help secrete the amount of insulin needed to keep the body healthy and balanced. http://www.stemcellmexico.org/diabetes-treatments/