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Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more


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Type 1 diabetic actively exercising & healthy eating looking for right lantus (insulin glargine) dose.

Type 1 diabetic actively exercising & healthy eating  looking for right lantus (insulin glargine) dose.

Lantus (insulin glargine) dose: Hi. I applaud you for your healthy lifestyle and dedication to tight diabetes control. Finding the right Lantus (insulin glargine) dose can be trickier than people think, especially for an active type 1. I was on Lantus (insulin glargine) for about 6 years before going on CGM in 2006. CGM is THE perfect way to find the right Lantus (insulin glargine) dose, but not everyone uses CGM yet. Do you? My guess is no, or you'd have dialed in the right Lant dose ...Read more

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Ketonic diet for insulin resist 35f? allow for stable blood sugars, feeling better and weight loss? No carbs = no sugar spikes/crash & fat burn? Good?

Ketonic diet for insulin resist 35f? allow for stable blood sugars, feeling better and weight loss? No carbs = no sugar spikes/crash & fat burn? Good?

May: Be helpful short term. Will suggest modified ketotic diet . Which is adding just a small amount of high complex carbs. This reduces pro inflammatory markers and long term sustainability ...Read more

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Which fruits should diabetic patients eat?

Which fruits should diabetic patients eat?

All are OK: All fruits and everything else are ok on a diabetes diet, if the diet is balanced and appropriate for the patient. Consult a registered dietitian for more information. There is no "magic" or "forbidden" food. Eat three meals/day, don't snack, and stay lean with proper diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Fasting blood sugar 181.8, hba1c > 7%, taking all vitamins, exercise 6 hrs/week, eat no sugar, eat high fibre, drink water, juice, wt. 67kilo, ht 5'5"?

Fasting blood sugar 181.8, hba1c > 7%, taking all vitamins, exercise 6 hrs/week, eat no sugar, eat high fibre, drink water, juice, wt. 67kilo, ht 5'5"?

Look into Paleo : Your lab numbers suggest you're on the path to diabetes. Even though you don't eat "sugar" any fiber or starch that your body can digest turns into sugar and fruit juice is sugar. Even things like diary that is thought of as healthy has sugar (lactose is a type of sugar). A person with lab numbers like yours has to limit all sugars and heal the damage. The paleo approach can help you do both. ...Read more

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Male/34yr/170lb borderline diabetic (fast-105) with hypothyroid (tsh: 6.1) and total cholesterol 255 (ldl-173, hdl-36, tgly-227). Can i avoid medicine?

Male/34yr/170lb borderline diabetic (fast-105) with hypothyroid (tsh: 6.1) and total cholesterol  255 (ldl-173, hdl-36, tgly-227). Can i avoid medicine?

Doubtful: Considering the prediabetic state, I would be a bit more aggressive with your cholesterol management - I might target 100 for your LDL which will be difficult to achieve with diet and exercise alone. ...Read more

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Does the diabetic drug Invokana control carbs I eat as well as sugar?

Does the diabetic drug Invokana control carbs I eat as well as sugar?

Invokana: Invokana is fine and also free for the first 12 months. Go to Invokana online and learn about cost free for a year. Controlling carbs is OK. Sugar is not! Please go to your pharmacy and look for over the counter for non-sugar sweeteners. The pharmacist can help you. ...Read more

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For type 2 diabetes, are these good : erythritol based "zero wholesome sweetner" stevia sweetleaf also, which artificial sweetner do you recommend?

For type 2 diabetes, are these good : 
erythritol based "zero wholesome sweetner"
stevia sweetleaf 

also, which artificial sweetner do you recommend?

Type 2 diabetes: Your goal for type 2 diabetes is to get rid of it!. Yes, that is true! Please set up an appointment with a diabetes educator and work to get rid of your diabetes before too long. If you are overweight start working to get rid of it and also the diabetes. Please let me know how things are getting better. ...Read more

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Can blood sugar for type i diabetic (age43), onset 3 years ago, be controlled with minimum lantus (insulin glargine) and strict diet of protein, vegetable and fruit?

Can blood sugar for type i diabetic (age43), onset 3 years ago, be controlled with minimum lantus (insulin glargine) and strict diet of protein, vegetable and fruit?

No: If you are truly a type 1 diabetic, then the main treatment for you is insulin. Avoiding Insulin in a type 1 is just going to make you sicker. Lifestyle changes can decrease the amount of Insulin needed to keep your blood sugar normal but you do need to consume adequate amount of calories. ...Read more

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I need a prescription for diabetic insulin pump im type 1diabetic with uncontrolled diabetes and diabetes resistance in the stomach.Covered byMedicaid?

I need a prescription for diabetic insulin pump im type 1diabetic with uncontrolled diabetes and diabetes resistance in the stomach.Covered byMedicaid?

Insulin pump: At age 40 you should not need an Insulin pump. Please see your doctor about this. At age 40 it is unlikely that you need an insulin pump. What you do need is a nurse to help you gradually lose your blood sugar level until you no longer have diabetes Will take some time but quite necessary! ...Read more

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What are reliable, doctor-recommended high protein, low calorie & low sugar foods?

What are reliable, doctor-recommended high protein, low calorie & low sugar foods?

Many!: Meats (all lean), cheeses, greens, spinach, beans, lentils. Too many to name. Whey protein-great supplement. Many high protein-no or low-sugar products made by eas and atkin's. ...Read more

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Diabetic, to balance blood sugars, do I eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet?

Diabetic, to balance blood sugars, do I eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet?

High fiber: Low glycemic food (rich in fiber) is recommended for all and particularly for those living with diabetes. Fiber delays glucose absorption and minimizes rapid glucose excursion which can mismatch Insulin rise (via injection/bolus). You also should know that fiber is not accounted for when you calculate your carb intake before administering insulin. ...Read more

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Hypoglycemia documented with glucose meter and ogtt, gained 10kg in 1 year, no diabetes, hunger, dizziness, exercise intolerance, glycogen issues.

Hypoglycemia documented with glucose meter and ogtt, gained 10kg in 1 year, no diabetes, hunger, dizziness, exercise intolerance, glycogen issues.

Sorry!: Sorry. Hypoglyciemia is very uncommon in people without diabetes. Meters are not accurate and do not confirm the diagnosis nor are ogts. Ask your doctor to allow you to wear a continous glucose sensor-ipro for 3 days. ...Read more

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Type 2 diabetic Atkins diet on metformin and byetta for about 2 yrs. Bs high after exercise. Stopped exercising and bs better. Should i exercise.

Type 2 diabetic Atkins diet on metformin and byetta for about 2 yrs.  Bs high after exercise. Stopped exercising and bs better. Should i exercise.

Continue exercise: Typically exercise results in lower blood sugars. If sugars are high to start, they can sometimes go higher with exercise. Sometimes exercising in the morning causes sugars to rise, but doing the same exercise in the afternoon or evening causes it to drop. The benefits of exercise outweigh any temporary effect on your blood sugar, so i would continue it. ...Read more

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Is diabecom medicine good for controlling & normalize diabetes?

Is diabecom medicine good for controlling & normalize diabetes?

Be very careful: I have not persoanlly recommended it but I have patients who have decided to take it themselves. There are some published papers from india, but these are of low quality. Diabecon has not gone through fda monitoring, and could be dangerous or contaminated. Some 'natural' products have been found to cause serious injury:(http://online.Liebertpub.Com/doi/abs/10.1089/acm.1998.4.1-9. ...Read more

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Normal glucose test. Can eating lots of sugar (cookies) and carbs in 3 days reverse normalcy and cause gestational diabetes? 108 glucose 19.6 BMI 25w

Normal glucose test. Can eating lots of sugar (cookies) and carbs in 3 days reverse normalcy and cause gestational diabetes? 108 glucose 19.6 BMI 25w

Short-term sugar OK: Secondary forms of diabetes (not the autoimmune insulin-requiring types), including the gestational type, are caused by cells become desensitized to insulin. This happens when Insulin levels are always high due to high sugar intake. It takes time; pregnancy just adds to the process. Three days of cake or girl scout cookies won't do anything if you weren't already heading that way. ...Read more

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Why do I get low blood sugar when dieting? Not diabetic, just symptoms low glucose. Restricting 2000 cal, less carbs, balanced meals, snacks btwn.

Why do I get low blood sugar when dieting? Not diabetic, just symptoms low glucose. Restricting 2000 cal, less carbs, balanced meals, snacks btwn.

Low blood sugar diet: Symptoms of low blood sugar are not good way to diagnose it. What is your blood sugar when you have the symptoms? If low several times then we can discuss more. ...Read more