Depending on the type of diabetes you have, either your body doesn’t make insulin, doesn’t make enough insulin, or doesn’t use insulin in the right way. Both the forms are equally bad and need good care and proper regular treatment. If not then both willlead to complications which might turn into life threatening problems at times. Its not just eating a lot of sugars. There are other factors also that can cause you to get diabetes.
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My 60yr old boyfriend has type II diabetes since 1985. 1. Lately he has to urinate alot -getting up in the middle of the night and wets himself when sleeping or napping. He thinks it has to do with his high blood sugar, which has been over 300 for 2 years, but I think it is due to his prostate. 2. He has lost a lot of weight (literally looks anorexic) over these past months and doesn t want to go ANYWHERE hardly even outside and wont make dr. appt. or do anything to find treatment. 3. He vomits occasionally, has heartburn and hiccups regularly but not daily. What do you think? P.S. His meds are metformin, glipizide, jardiance, Lisinopril and low dose aspirin. Right now he is out of his medications. He said he also was diagnosed with hep c a long time ago.
I’m a 52 year old female, 5’3”, currently 126 lbs, recently diagnopsed as hypothyroid, which I expected, but shocked to also find that I’m prediabetic with high cholestrol (both of the latter two are very low, cholestrol is 1 point over the line, blood sugar a few points but I’m still freaked out about it, in particular the prediabetes). I fit very few of the risks for prediabetes, I am active (professional archaeologist. When in the field I am physically active 8 to 10 hours per day, when in the lab or office make a point of walking 1 to 2 miles per day, if for some reason I can’t do my usual walking I do yoga. I also do some light weight training while not in the field). I try to eat healthy, don’t drink pop, last time I ate fast food was 8 months ago, eat beef, lamb, or pork products two to four times per month, eggs a couple days a week, belong to the local CSA for fresh local seasonal produce. Now that I’m on Sythroid I’ll start to restrict my edemame and tofu consumption. When out of the field I tend to limit my daily caloric intake to around 1000 cal per day or less, when in the field eat more because of the increased activity. I’m working on losing a few pounds, gained last time I came out of the field and didn’t adjust my eating habits soon enough, but even at my heaviest, my weight is well within the standards for my age, height, and build. I really can’t think of too many big lifestyle changes I can make at this time and still leave me enough energy to work, and enough of the right kind of nutrients to keep osteoporosis at bay. And enough time to work, do my painting and weaving, write my archaeology articles (though I hope when the thyroid gets straightened out I will have more energy and less despair). I understand that hypothyroid can cause cholestrol and blood sugar problems. The thyroid was recently diagnosed, but I have been trying to get my health professionals to test for thyroid for at least 8 years, or rather, to test and take the results seriously, so I don’t know what kind of damage has been done. My question is twofold. All of the prediabetes information I can find seems to be aimed at people who weigh 300 pounds and think that a french fry counts as a vegetable (One source recommended cutting calories by 500 to 1000 a day! I suppose in my case that would solve all of my problems in a matter of weeks, since I usually eat around 1000 cal per day, but not really the way I had in mind) Where can I find information for people like me who are not overweight, who already follow an active lifestyle, and with no family history of either high cholestrol or diabetes? And are reasonably educated. A lot of the stuff out there seems to assume a 3rd grade education. Both parents and two grandparents lived to be at least 90 and I assumed that I would have a reasonable chance of getting to at least my 80s without too many problems. Second, when the thyroid gets under control, are the blood sugar problems likely to go away as well or will I always have to be living in fear of diabetes for the rest of my life?
HI we just found out my dads blood sugar is to high it is about 190 when he was tested.Yes he is very over wheight. I would like to know what would be good for him to eat to help keep his sugar down and to lose weight . Yes he is take meds to lower it.
just check blood glucose level with a new Reli On monitor. it is 10pm and my reading is 292. I did a urinalisys 25 june and had high glucose level, protien, blood. I weigh 236 and not active. When I get active (plan to anyway) could type two ot one diabetes go away?
I am 44 Male. Yesterday, I had Tea with sugar at around 8.00 a.m. had nothing for breakfast. took a glucose test using AccuCheck at 9.30 a.m (at a free health check up camp) - the reading was 133. Am I suffering from Diabetes . Or should I go for regular glucose test (fasting/pp) for confirmation? pl guide me. (My BP was 150/90).