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 If you were more than 100 pounds overweight, would you consider having a gastric bypass?
Could you abide by the diet after the surgery?
Could you pass the psychological exam to have the surgery?...


 if a movie starts at 4:40 pm and is 107 minutes long, what time will it be over?
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 what kind of foods do diabetic people eat?
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 I'm 12 years old and my mom thinks i might have Diabetes what should i do?
HELP ME!!! ;-(...


 Who is responsible for diabetes and obesity in america?
Who is responsible for diabetes and obesity in america?...


 I'm a very unhealthy eater... What will it do to me?
Well, I eat very unhealthily. For lunch I have things like candy. I am a vegetarian, so I can't get protein and nutrients that I need. I can't see what I am doing to myself. What will ...


 Does anyone else think people with type 2 diabetes are just lazy and don't bother eating/exercising properly?

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How could it happen to me, if I eat healthy and stay active? I also have no family history of (Type 2) diabetes....


 Can Diabetics drink Diet Cola of Pepsi?
if not then name any drink (including fruit juices) that they may drink without affecting their health.[available in all parts of the world] .
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I live in India and here ...


 Were our doctor went wrong? Should we switch?
A few days ago we went to the doctor because my sister was showing signs of diabetes. SHe was drinking a lot and peeing more than normal. She started puking a lot also. We went to the doctor about it ...


 Ok well I'm not sure if this exsists or I'm just to wird but...?
I think I have like the smallest crush on myself o.0 omg LOL is that even ...


 Is diabetes a disorder or a disease?
Why?...


 Low Blood Sugar?
I do not have diabetes but have consistently low blood sugar (around 40-50) until I eat a lot of sugar (usually 4 glucose tablets) or 1 cup of orange juice, 2 or 3 granola bars, some crackers and ...


 Diabetics only please ?
I have been diagnosed as diabetic 2 . My glucose tolerance test was 12.1 .Have any of you been the same reading as me .What type of lifstyle did you then adopt? Thank you for taking the time to ...


 Why do diabetics have to check their feet?
I have type 1 diabetes and all the doctors and books tell me to keep care of my feet. Why is this?...


 help with drugged up diabetic niece refusing insulin bm=23.2?
she is refusing to take her injection her blood sugar is 23.2 what do i do she has taken some sort of powder or pill ran down street in rain with no shoes on and i had to chase her she is 17 ...


 How do you handle a restricted diet for life?
Because of a medical condition, I have to follow a restricted diet for the rest of my life. Now that I know so many foods are forbidden, I crave them all the time and usually give in. I guess I ...


 Why do people with diabetes smell funny ?
It is like a fruity/sickly ...


 I'm worried I may be diabetic. Should i get it checked out?
Recently I've been quite worried about myself. I'm now constantly tired, drinking much more water than i usually do with the consequence of needing to go to the toilet frequently. Also, i ...


 What is the cure for diabetes? I know there is a cure but I don't know what it is though?
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 Its been six years that i'm using insulin,is there a possibility that i can stop using it?
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mrscmmckim
My blood sugar count has been high for 3 weeks now. No matter what I do, I can't get it below 320. Any ideas?
I am taking Metformin and Glucophag and it won't go down. Could I be changing the type of diabetes I have to insulen dependant? I just got diagnosed with this in December so it's all new to me. I do go to all the sites and I am taking the easy way out by asking you guys. My doctor was asked but the wench said she didn't have time to deal with me. Needless to say, I got my records and split. What kind of doctor should I hire?
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I made an appointment with an endo today, thank you all for the quick response. I don't feel good right now though so I am going to the hospital. Blood Glucose is at 344 and climbing even though I followed my diet to the t today, and yesterday and for that matter, for the last five months!
                      








salahudin
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why don't you try drinking liquid CHLOROPHYLL and apply KINOTAKARA. email me for further info [email protected]


oldswede2
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glucophage is the same as metformin
i take metformin and amaryl. if you are sick or fighting infection your sugar may be high. some antibiotics kick me up to the three hundreds. i make a note and don't let the dr give them to me again.
when i have a problem like yours i go on a high protein diet. my internist recommended the south beach diet, but i never got around to reading the book. i will eat protein- meat , cheese, and check my sugar two hours after eating. i won't eat until it is below 160. when i say i will eat meat and cheese, it is in small portions. I drink black tea instead of my favorite coffeesugarmilk.
my gp basically takes care of my diabetes, but when my liver levels went high he sent me to the internist. (see above) Some hospitals have diabetic clinics where they keep track of you. Losing weight helped, just going from 178 to 158 make it easier to keep my sugar down.
when i have it controlled i do allow myself a bit of chocolate now and then. I am 51 and have had diabetes for about 6 years.


tater2u2
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Watch your carbs, more non greasy proteins, such as grilled chicken, watch out for sugar in any juices or fruits.


redneack_butterfly_18
ask ur family doc. if theres any thing that u can do?

PLZ HURRY!!!!


ThereseRose
High blood sugar is nothing to mess with. I would go to the hospital ER right away and let them help you deal with it, then find yourself a different but good doctor.

Cut back on all carbohydrates such as potatoes, rice, bread made with flour, etc. Do not drink alcohol! Use Splenda instead of Equal. Equal has aspartame which carries side effects. Do everything sugar-free. I'm discovering a lot of good, name-brand products out there that are now carrying sugar-free products.


lind
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my sugar was in 500 when i found out. i got real bad off thats when i went to dr. your eating is the most imporant thing. stay off all suger bread anything white for 3 or 4 days.if that works then you can controll it by food.i was insulen dep. but now i free of it all i watch what i eat andi lost weight lots of it take a diabete class. any good family dr...just not the one you had


blue5568
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320 IS WAY TOOOOO HIGH. Call another dr. on your health plan, and if you start feeling bad go to the ER they will help you short term


chandan
at these levels being persistent, u shud see a doctor...if not an endocrinologist, a general practitioner would do fine.u might need short term insulin mixtard followed by a modification in the medications u take.
food should go on low carbohydrate diet.no bread, rice, sugar, potatoes, fruits, juices, alcohol, smoking, groundnuts etc. and add some exercise(walk a couple of miles in the morning)
metformin 500 mg half an hour before food twice a day is the actual dosage to start with, woudnt work if u take it with or after food(just in case u een taking it wrong)
can increase it to 750 mg twice a day if u dont achieve control with the first regime(but only after testing yr blood sugar regularly and then deciding)
tell me what happens with so much.


Mommymonster
Call your doctor immediately. Diabetes is NOTHING to play with.


Jambo
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EAT RICE AND DRINK WATER


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coonazzgal
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glucophage and metformin are the same kind of medicine i take it too it doesnt make ur sugar go down it regulates it and keeps it at a certain level u may need to find out what kind of meds will help ur sugar go down im on insulin ive been on it for 2 yrs now and im still type 2 not just type 1 takes shots ppl who r type 1 make no insulin at all i would definitely find another dr because she sounds like a quack


alexa2829
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I am also a diabetic, and I also take Glucophage. You know, most of your problems with your sugar levels have to do with food. Remember that it does not only matter what you eat, but how much you eat and when. It is all portion control for me.

What has worked for me, and if you can afford to do so, is Nutrisystem. It will teach you portion control and will help you visualize what and how much you should be eating. I order mine from QVC (American Classics is good).

About your doctor, well, most are just quick to prescribe meds and send you on your way. You should definitely get an endocrinologist, as well as a dietitian.

Make sure you also monitor your blood pressure and cholesterol levels since, as you know, they are almost always tied with diabetes. Good luck, try and exercise (walking) and hang in there!


donp
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The best NATURAL answer to Diabetes is Bitter Melon.

This vegetable is available in all Philipino markets.

Wash the vegetable and eat it raw - about half the vegetable per day and check your sugar level after about 4 days - you will see the difference. Of course I must warn you that the taste of it is very unpleasant. Once you know that it is good for you you will come to like it.

I know a person who was injecting insulin daily stopped it after his wife started to crush the vegetable and made him to drink a half cup of this juice daily.

Of course you have to have it raw. Boiling it or cooking it and eating it will have no results.

If you get good results post it as a question in this section so that others will know the value of this vegetable.


nedzephyr
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find an endocrinologist... quick !! peace and love to you and yours... good luck


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