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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  • MsBlank1

    One Of Those Days

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    I was diagnosed with type 2 almost 3 years ago. I have been being really good and my BS is well under control.I've tried to venture out a bit......but it never works out. It seems that the smell of foods I can not eat seem to raise my BS.It is frustrating at times while surrounded by friends and loved ones who don't have to think twice about what they eat. While they are busy enjoying french...
  • HI I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in feb 2016. I was hospitalized before this with a very large ulcer and diverticulitus. it has taken until 2 weeks ago to find a diabetic medicine i could tolerate. finally im on lantus at night and novalog insulin at meals. This has made me gain weight. I try to watch what i eat. This is hard. Im all alone(51) and was never a cook. getting right med seemed...
  • 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...
  • greyhounds92

    so upset

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    Two weeks ago I went for my diabetic eye exam then had to schedule for a regular eye exam that I was supposed to go to today well the dr told me then if my blood sugar was high to call and cancel my appt well 8am this morning when I woke up I checked my blood sugar it was 156 which in the mornings lately its been ranging from 140-160 which is my fasting....  Then i took my meds and decided to...
  • Lesa

    Your plan of treatment

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    I thought maybe we could compare notes on what is and isn't working for us. What meds are you taking and are they helping your A1C levels?I take Acarbose and it's really helping keep my A1C low. I was 5.5 a couple of months ago. I also have bouts of hypoglycemia so finding the right medication was hard. I couldn't take metformin.
  • I have been on DS since 2010....I have had type 2 diabetes since 2001 and now today the doctor put me on insulin....I had an A1C three months ago that was 9.7....I know that is really high and previously I had Actos and Metformin and perhaps Glipiside....had the A1C get low so she took me off Actos then....that is maybe year year and half ago....so when I went to 9.7 she changed and added...
  • red47640

    Stress and Depression

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    I am so unbelievably stressed and I know it is messing with my physically at this point. I get bad headaches. I feel nauseous to the point of wanting to throw up. It's messing with my blood pressure. And it's probably messing with my prediabetes. The commute to and from my new job is horrible, it's really making me miserable. Fortunately, a coworker who also lives here in Fort Collins has offered...
  • red47640

    Feeling Miserable Lately

    I'm a pre-diabetic. I have been since January 2014. And I still can't talk about it. I don't even want to think about it. I exercise often and eat very little (not as much as my nutritionist says is the healthy range, in fact). I have eating disorders as well. I just feel so alone in this. There are no other prediabetics here in my town-- or if there are, they keep it quiet like I do. I feel very...
  • red47640

    What To Do

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    So my new job is pretty cool in most respects, but I'm having an issue with the commute-- it's 45 minutes in the morning which isn't terrible, but it's more like 75-90 minutes in the evening home. I have to exercise, we all do. But my apartment is small (only 460 sq. ft. or thereabouts). Not that I won't exercise there if I need to. I actually spent half an hour running in place in my apartment...
  • I'd like to share this post from Intensive Dietary Management:I grew up in South Africa, over-weight most of my life with periods of weight loss (yo-yo dieting). In 2002 I went on the X-Diet, a fat-free high carbohydrate diet, for 2 years. Early in 2004 I moved to a new job in Botswana, a neighboring country, and had to have a full medical check-up after which I was diagnosed with diabetes, high...
  • Tonight I had two whole wheat beef wraps, then a couple of hours later, went out for dinner, grilled chicken salad with beets, spinach, cheese and artichoke dip with small fried bread pieces, about 8. And a handful of fries.  Then I had 6 pieces of brownie balls, filled  with melted chocolate, dusted with icing sugar and dripping in caramel sauce.  I finished off the caramel sauce too.  My...
  • greyhounds92

    Question out of curiosity

    do any of you use sugar substitute or regular sugar when drinking coffee hot tea iced tea etc etc???  if you use a sugar substitute which do u use??  
  • Before trying some "new" treatment program be sure you talk it over with your doctor and dietician and make sure it's a good fit for you and your health history. I see a handful of people here and across the internet making promises that simply cannot be fulfilled long term. Remember that what works for one may or may not work for you, but you need to speak to your trusted doctors first because...
  • 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...
  • craigidlebrook

    Type 2 Nation

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    Hi all - I just wanted to let you know we have a site for the latest diabetes news. It's at type2nation.com. There, we try and answer basic questions about diabetes, and also provide the latest info on research and nutrition. Hope we can help!