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I have severe shoulder pain can not lift my arms above my chest, I have diabetes type 2 all the doctors that I have seen keep telling me that it is related to that. I have a pain management doctor and he will not do or change medication. I need a doctor that knows this type of pain. Lol
2 1 Thu, 29 Nov 2018
Hello-I am under my dr’s care for a recent (February) type 2 diagnosis. I am not overweight and I do not drink alcohol. I changed to a LOW carb diet, no sugar. I take 1000 mgs of metformin per day. I am two weeks in on a everyday lap swimming regimen of 2/3 mile. My blood sugar 3 hours after a...
2 1 Fri, 23 Nov 2018
My blood sugar is all over the charts, its not steady. One time it will be 135 then 200 then 260. I take metphormine 2,000 daily and glypicide 8mg daily. When I was first diagnosed 10 years ago it was easily controlled with these meds. I am concerned that this high blood sugar level is destroying...
2 1 Fri, 23 Nov 2018
I have recently found out that my pancreas is no longer working and that I am going to have to start taking insulin. Until then, I am to take my sugar four times a day to give my endocrinologist an idea of what my sugars run. Herein lies the problem, it s the weekend, and my sugar is now 248!...
2 1 Fri, 23 Nov 2018
My boyfriend is 69 and diabetic. He is acting groggy and out of it . He says he did his insulin tonight, although I didn t witness this, as I sometimes do. I convinced him to check his blood sugar, and it registered 259. He said this is OK, then fell asleep. I m afraid to go to bed in case he is...
2 1 Fri, 23 Nov 2018
OK, I am not diabetic, but I was experiencing head issues after dinner so I took my blood glucose reading and it came in at 204. I am very active, 5 ft 5in and 120 pounds. My head is feeling better now (4 hours later) but I am wondering what I should do. I had this feeling before (not as bad) and...
2 1 Thu, 22 Nov 2018
I received a Cortisone shot in my knee a few days ago. It has elevated my sugar. I am a type 2 diabetic. My sugar reading are exceeding 300. I take Glipizide xl 5 mg once daily. Is it ok to take additional doses of Glipizide to bring my sugar levels down for a couple days. I was told at time it...
2 1 Thu, 22 Nov 2018
I was on statins for many years. I quit the drug at age 77 because my Dr told me they didn t help people my age. Also I had been in ketosis for 7months and my blood lipids were good. However after 6 months off statins my ketones went down and my fasting blood sugar went up to 226. What should I do
3 2 Thu, 22 Nov 2018
I had a steroid injection in my wrist today and my blood sugar is really high. I have sliding scale insulin which I took two hours ago but my sugar is still 400 How much sliding scale insulin can someone take. Should I take more than the 20 units I already took?
2 1 Thu, 22 Nov 2018
i am 55 years old male and never take any medication yet. My cholesterol and blood pressure was in a normal range but my sugar count for the past 3 days were 136 ,,,139 and today is 149.... do i need to see a doctor and take any diabetic medicine or can this be manage thru diet and exercise,
2 1 Thu, 22 Nov 2018
Having problems with blood sugar, the nurse at my endo’s office was supposed to call last Friday morning to get my readings so she could talk to my doc. Today my readings have all been in 300,s I take humilin R U500 using a sliding scale.is there anything I can do?
2 1 Thu, 22 Nov 2018
My husband has type 2 diabetes and IPF - he has been placed on Prednison 10 mg daily which he is taking with food in the morning. This is his second day and we know it can raise the BS but his is now 260 and he is very tired, has a headache and is sleepy. He has just drank 20 oz water, What else...
3 2 Thu, 22 Nov 2018
Hello, I am a type 2 diabetic. Recently my doctor put me on insulin to take at night because I get home from work late and therefore eat late -- my sugar readings are 250, 300+ in the mornings so she thought a small dosage of insulin along with the glipicide twice a day would work. She took me...
2 1 Thu, 22 Nov 2018
My husbands blood sugar tested at 575 at 11 pm. He changed his insulin pump site and I s trying to go to sleep now. Our plan is for me to wake him at 1 am and test his sugar again. He is a type 1 diabetic, 60 yrs old, and a 6-bypass survivor. What should I expect for acceptable improvement, and...
2 1 Thu, 22 Nov 2018
hello, 3 years ago i was diagnosed pre diabetic... i bought a measuring test machine at CVS, my blood glucose is showing at 185, two hours after lunch ( adult male 55 years old) ... what is the best medicine to take to immediately lower my glucose level?
3 2 Thu, 22 Nov 2018
my doctor has had me on metforim 1000mlg twice a day for over a year now and sugars are running around 190 to 320 he gad 5mlg of glipizide twice daily i now get sugar levels at 145 to 255 i want to ask my doctor what is the most glipizide you cantake in one day?
2 1 Thu, 22 Nov 2018
I was diagnosed as a diabetic 3 1/2 ys ago. I am taking levothyroxine for my thyroid, metformin 1000mg twice daily, glipizide 10mg in am trulicity 1.5 mg on Thurs. fish oil w/omega 3, alendronate tab 70 mg.(for my osteoporosis/osteopenia on back and hip) and now 1/2 tab of Jardiance. Now, I am...
3 2 Thu, 22 Nov 2018
I have been taking 2 capsules in the morning on an empty stomach for 3 months for high blood sugar readings hovering around 250, and A1C 7.4. Since taking Ip6 Inositol my blood sugars now hover around 100 and my most recent A1C is 6.2.How does this product reduce sugar levels?
2 1 Thu, 22 Nov 2018
I have been taking Gemer 1mg morning and night before food for the past 1 year. My sugar level is slowly increasing - Fasting 130; PP 170. I started taking Glucobay 50mg; one in the morning and one in the night. Is it the correct combination to bring down my sugar level.
3 2 Thu, 22 Nov 2018
My blood sugar levels have been in the high 200s. My Dr has instructed me to take a metaformin pill before breakfast and dinner which I do but my level 2 hours later is still in the midst 200s. I don t drink soda, water all day and night. I eat oatmeal for breakfast , tuna sandwich on whole grain...
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