• Am I diabetic?

    I started checking my blood sugar a few months ago because I was having all kinds of problems and the dr at the hospital thought I was diabetic because my blood sugar was 340 but I was on steroids for an ear infection and I had eaten a bunch of sweets throughout the day. I stopped all sugar intake other than sprite... show more
    I started checking my blood sugar a few months ago because I was having all kinds of problems and the dr at the hospital thought I was diabetic because my blood sugar was 340 but I was on steroids for an ear infection and I had eaten a bunch of sweets throughout the day. I stopped all sugar intake other than sprite which is 38 grams per serving and there is 6 services in a 2 liter and that is what I drink throughout the day. When I first started checking my sugar the fasting was always between 65 and 90. After meals no more than 147. Yesterday after eating 2 fried chicken thighs and a fried drumstick with mac n cheese and mashed potatoes with sausage gravy from Bojangles it was at 131. Today I woke up and it was 106 and I didn't have anything to eat or drink after 3:30 this morning. I know carbs turn into sugar but I used to eat a lot of sweets and I stopped it all and I have been watching what I eat for the last month or so. I eat 2 eggs every day for breakfast and have nothing until supper which is usually a meat and either mashed potatoes or some kind of bean. I've stopped eating chips and a lot of things. Last night was the first time I have eaten at a restaurant in probably 2 months or longer. It was about 730 last night when I ate and I checked my sugar about 9 almost 10 and it was 131. I am about 320 pounds. I have went from 387 down to that since Feb. The last 2 days I have been urinating more than usual. I had my A1C checked about 3 months ago and it was 5.5.
    7 answers · 13 hours ago
  • Is it best to have type 2 diabetes or lose weight?

    Best answer: Lose weight.

    Diabetes is a serious disease which could lead to death. Losing weight, if done right, has very few consequences.
    Best answer: Lose weight.

    Diabetes is a serious disease which could lead to death. Losing weight, if done right, has very few consequences.
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • HIGH GLUCOSE LEVEL 283 What can I eat..... ?

    Best answer: Keep the carbs low. Increase the salt intake (sea salt, not the processed stuff) and drink plenty of water (not "water substitutes"). Salt regulates the blood sugar and water prevents dehydration. It's been found that insulin resistance is directly linked to a higher blood viscosity (thickness).... show more
    Best answer: Keep the carbs low. Increase the salt intake (sea salt, not the processed stuff) and drink plenty of water (not "water substitutes").

    Salt regulates the blood sugar and water prevents dehydration. It's been found that insulin resistance is directly linked to a higher blood viscosity (thickness). Blood is normally 94% water. Dehydration causes a loss of water volume in the blood by 8%, resulting in thicker blood. Stay properly hydtated and the blood will stay at the proper thickness.

    If necessary, lose weight>

    Other than that, you can eat what you want - just make sure to eat single portions and keep your daily calorie intake between 1000 and 1500 calories per day. This will allow you to burn off excess calories before they get stored as fat.
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • Will my hba1c testing be accurate?

    So I decided to seek professional help because I have severa mental health issues and I have constant worrying about diabetes? So they’re doing blood work and it included fasting and also a1c. I had a 5.5a1c in September 22 and 5.3 in October 27. I have been eating like crap and have been eating healthy and eating... show more
    So I decided to seek professional help because I have severa mental health issues and I have constant worrying about diabetes? So they’re doing blood work and it included fasting and also a1c. I had a 5.5a1c in September 22 and 5.3 in October 27. I have been eating like crap and have been eating healthy and eating right. I’ll usually don3-5 days of dieting and then cheat one day or more and it gets out of control but I restrict myself when eating. I only eat less than 2,30 calories when eating bad even though I’m still doing damage. Could I be pre diabetic on upcoming test? It’s on Monday and it’s gunna be the 88th day and I know it takes 90 days to see a difference in a1c so would it not be accurate since it’s 88 not 90, do I have to wait 2 more days?
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Do you take Metformin?

    Best answer: I've been taking metformin for about 20 years now. I started with 500mg 2x per day and eventually the dose was increased to 850 mg 2x/day. I know it causes gastric problems with some people but I never had any trouble with it at all. For people who do, there's a time-release version that's supposed... show more
    Best answer: I've been taking metformin for about 20 years now. I started with 500mg 2x per day and eventually the dose was increased to 850 mg 2x/day.

    I know it causes gastric problems with some people but I never had any trouble with it at all. For people who do, there's a time-release version that's supposed to cause less trouble. And if it still is a problem, there are other drugs. But metformin is always what they start you on because it works great, it's been around a long time, and it's available as a cheap generic (I pay $12 for 3 months worth! I dropped my insurance prescription coverage because their $20 co-pay is actually more than the cost of the drug!)

    Now I'm diabetic, as you might have guessed already. Type 2. A few years ago I wondered if metformin even did anything for me, considering that I do a pretty good job of controlling my blood sugar through diet and exercise (and that I've lost a lot of weight, as my Dr. recommended). So I went off it for a week or so, just to see what effect it would have on my blood sugar readings. It made a BIG difference! My post-prandial readings shot up about 40 points! So I know it works.
    6 answers · 7 days ago
  • Am I at risk for Diabetes? Or do I have it and just not know?

    Best answer: Honestly, it sounds like you have an anxiety disorder. It would be a good idea to improve your diet, learn to cook at least simple things (doesn't take much effort to learn to sautee vegetables, scramble eggs, throw together a sandwich, peel an orange ffs, etc... this is stuff I learned when I was 5 or 6, if... show more
    Best answer: Honestly, it sounds like you have an anxiety disorder.

    It would be a good idea to improve your diet, learn to cook at least simple things (doesn't take much effort to learn to sautee vegetables, scramble eggs, throw together a sandwich, peel an orange ffs, etc... this is stuff I learned when I was 5 or 6, if not earlier, and it wasn't that challenging even then), and cut down on the junk food. For a number of reasons. But at your age, your weight (not at all overweight), and without a notable family history of diabetes, it's HIGHLY unlikely you have diabetes. Your symptoms actually sound quite a bit like an anxiety attack... and considering the amount of anxiety you seem to be expressing over something you probably don't have, it sounds like a much more likely possibility than diabetes. It's possible your medication is contributing to it (or maybe even the full cause of it), too.

    Doesn't hurt to go to the doctor and get some bloodwork done, so probably a good idea to talk to your parents about scheduling you an appointment. But diabetes is extremely unlikely (you're too old for Type 1 to be likely, too young and too thin for Type 2 to be likely, etc...). Most likely either an anxiety disorder or side effects from your ADD medication. Of course, that's just a guess (again, going to the doctor wouldn't hurt).
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is intermittent fasting good for prediabetics?

    I've heard fasting helps your liver, weight loss, hormones etc.. But I also hear that regular meals keep blood sugar levels in check. Help?!
    I've heard fasting helps your liver, weight loss, hormones etc.. But I also hear that regular meals keep blood sugar levels in check. Help?!
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Will my a1c and fasting be accurate if I start eating healthy again?

    Best answer: It is always accurate. The labs and doctor's office keep their testing equipment calibrated and up to date, so accuracy is never a problem. The A1C is a three month average. A few days of better habits won't make the results better. The fasting test might be fooled by 24 to 48 hours of really healthy... show more
    Best answer: It is always accurate. The labs and doctor's office keep their testing equipment calibrated and up to date, so accuracy is never a problem.

    The A1C is a three month average. A few days of better habits won't make the results better.

    The fasting test might be fooled by 24 to 48 hours of really healthy eating especially for someone who is not already diabetic. That is why this test is not as accurate for diagnosing early diabetes. Also, this test can be a "false high" too because the LIVER CAN RELEASE glucose for someone who has fasted a little too long. So, it is possible to eat perfectly the day before and it should have been a good fasting test, but sometime between the point of getting up, dressing, going to the doctor, and getting the lab work done, the body decides that it needs some fuel and the liver releases some stored glucose to fuel the body. Now, that "perfect" fasting test has been altered slightly by the body's natural response to going to long without food. So, a test that might have been 80 becomes 95 just because the body wanted the liver to give it some energy. But, since a good fasting range is 75 to 99, this would still show "not diabetic". And the reading of 95 WOULD NOT MEAN AT RISK FOR DIABETES. It just means that the RANDOM one time test caught a reading of 95.

    You worry about this way too much. How many type 2 diabetics are in your immediate family?
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Cause of change in diabetic medication?

    My diabetic medicine Metformin 500 mg tid was recently changed to Sitaglaptin phosphate & Metformin HCL 50/500 mg(Janumet) tid. What does it mean? Is my diabetes advancing to next higher level? Should I be managing my diabetes more intensively. Was I managing my diet unsatisfactory that it resulted in... show more
    My diabetic medicine Metformin 500 mg tid was recently changed to Sitaglaptin phosphate & Metformin HCL 50/500 mg(Janumet) tid. What does it mean? Is my diabetes advancing to next higher level? Should I be managing my diabetes more intensively. Was I managing my diet unsatisfactory that it resulted in change in medication.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • What are symptoms of diabetes?

    Best answer: Thirst, frequent urination and fatigue are all symptoms of diabetes. But they are pretty common symptoms and could be attributed to other illnesses as well. My brother has diabetes and right before he was diagnosed he often felt very dizzy, his hands were extremely shaky, and he just generally felt extremely... show more
    Best answer: Thirst, frequent urination and fatigue are all symptoms of diabetes. But they are pretty common symptoms and could be attributed to other illnesses as well. My brother has diabetes and right before he was diagnosed he often felt very dizzy, his hands were extremely shaky, and he just generally felt extremely unwell. If you are worried about diabetes I would see your doctor for a blood test as soon as possible. If you wait you may end up in the hospital, diabetes is something you wanna get a quick diagnoses on so you can learn to control it before it controls you. Best of luck.
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Dexcom for hyperglycemia?

    I have hyperglycemia and I have passed out at school from it and I was wondering if getting a Dexcom would be a good idea? Can only diabetics get one? I’d love to be able to know when my blood sugar is going low so I can eat before I feel faint. Opinions?
    I have hyperglycemia and I have passed out at school from it and I was wondering if getting a Dexcom would be a good idea? Can only diabetics get one? I’d love to be able to know when my blood sugar is going low so I can eat before I feel faint. Opinions?
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • DIET: Which other natural sugar can be substituted for sugar that does not increase blood glucose levels? ten points?

    Best answer: Sorry, but If it is a Sugar or starch, it will raise your blood sugar levels. No Exceptions. Sugars include things like Honey, Syrup, Molasses, Fructose, Condensed Fruit Juice, etc. Your only alternative is to use a "Sweetener" like Stevia which is just crushed leaves of the Stevia Plant and taste sweet... show more
    Best answer: Sorry, but If it is a Sugar or starch, it will raise your blood sugar levels. No Exceptions.
    Sugars include things like Honey, Syrup, Molasses, Fructose, Condensed Fruit Juice, etc.
    Your only alternative is to use a "Sweetener" like Stevia which is just crushed leaves of the Stevia Plant and taste sweet to your tongue. Stevia does not have any sugar or starch.
    Another is popular Sweetener is Xylitol, or better known as "Sugar Alcohol". It is extracted from the woody fiber of plants, such as corn cobs or tree fibers, and then Hydrogenated into a form of Alcohol that that stimulates the Sweet Taste Buds on your tongue. It will not raise blood sugar levels.
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • I have diabetes?

    I've experienced tiredness weight loss and slow healing has anybody else experienced these symptoms with diebetes I've also had blurred vision and now have to wear glasses
    I've experienced tiredness weight loss and slow healing has anybody else experienced these symptoms with diebetes I've also had blurred vision and now have to wear glasses
    7 answers · 7 days ago