Diabetes education week

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Business man2 You can begin your diabetes education by reading, understanding and practicing what is put forth at these sites: http://www.diabetes.org/ http://diabetes.webmd.com/ Since you didn't provide us any information to work with, you can start by making lifestyle changes. Too many people rely solely on medication to make themselves normal when basic lifestyle changes are ignored. Medication alone will not do the work for you, they are there to 'help' you.
Avatar f tn Does anybody else have or been through this? My midwife and sending me twice a week to do stress tests what is that about? Does it help?
Avatar f tn I am sure I am going to get a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes this week. My blood glucose this AM when I woke up was 200. It's been running about 125-130 all week. I also get some pretty low numbers during the day and start to feel weak and jittery. I'd just like to see what the diet looks like before I go in to see my doctor. Thanks.
Avatar f tn Thank you for the info it helps out!! I go next Friday to the fetal doctor to learn about it! I don't think I'm going to make it to my due date anyway lol I just hope she doesnt get to big from it :-/ and I hope we are both OK!!! Did they say how long after delivery it takes to go away?
Avatar n tn There is no correlation that I have read or heard about between you having gestational diabetes, and your child later in life developing diabetes. Gestational diabetes usually goes away soon after giving birth, every person is different. However having gestational diabetes can put you at higher risk for developing diabetes later in life. I would also ask your doctor if you should see an endocrinologist, this is a doctor that specializes in diabetes care.
Avatar n tn I am a type 1 diabetic and live what some diabetics may regard as a spartanesque lifestyle for wanting to control my diabetes. Since I now have high cholesteral and my doctor has not really provided me with vey many creative suggestions for countering this problem, I am comtemplating changing my eating patterns (possibly only eating fish as an animal product or going vegan), but am curious if many others have experimented with different diets.
Avatar f tn Controlling diabetes through diet, exercise and insulin shots, if necessary is pretty easy, but for sure you'll benefit from guidance through a diabetes education centre or whatever is available in your area.
Avatar f tn Consider reading Blood Sugar 101 online or another basic diabetes book. Diabetes education classes are also good IF they give you up to date information which is not always the case. There are many websites and much information online written by people who are successfully managing their diabetes. Remaining consistently over 250 is very dangerous and can lead to complications.
647391 tn?1275020233 I see numbers way higher then what I have and yet I have begun Diabetic education with daily monitoring of my blood sugar. Back in 95/96 I was pregnant with Twins and ended up with Gestational diabetes, which was controlled with diet. What do you think?
Avatar f tn I e-mailed the diabetes education nurse at Joslin Diabetes Center and she responded that a weight loss diet has to be customized for the person. So poster diabetes86 is correct that there is no "diabetes" diet. For your father, you should look for a diabetes program (free if possible) that will show him (and you) what to eat, how much and how often. There is literature to read and make note of.
1140218 tn?1316144876 It sounds like your mother in law needs a lot more education and guidance in treating her diabetes. By "time release insulin" I'm guessing you mean long-acting, such as Lantus or Levemir? This is what is called basal insulin which provides the background insulin 24 hours that people without diabetes have produced by their pancreas.
Avatar n tn We at Medhelp are not medical professionals, and I do not have any personal knowledge of Ecstasy to share with you (and for that I am grateful). Because of your diabetes, you are more prone to high blood pressure, thyroid problems, blindness, neuropathy and amputation due to poor blood glucose control, so why you would want to ingest a substance that could impair you from making good judgement calls when it comes to taking care of yourself is beyond me.
Avatar n tn I have read here more then once of someone who had diabetes treated for hep c and then there diabetes cleared. sounds to good to be true although I hope it is. Does anyone have any links to share about studies in regards to diabetes and hep c. I asked by by diabetes docotor and my hep c doctor about a link between the two diseases and both said there wasn't one. Since I am not over weight and there is no diabetes in my family I am inclined to think there is a link.
Avatar f tn Hi Everyone, Well my hubby has been dx'ed with diabetes. He had been having excessive thirt, URGENT urination, and had lost 12 lbs without even trying. I kinda knew what it was before we even went to the doc, so I prepared him for it. Basically, nobody likes to be dx'ed with anything, but this is not too bad.
Avatar n tn UN-treated diabetes not allowed with treatment*, so your options are to look into this diabetes thing right now while on treatment, or stop treatment right now to look into the diabetes. Work up and treatment for your diabetes (most likely oral blood sugar control agents) can easily be done now and your sugars under better control in the next few weeks. A few months after treatment, the testing can be re-done to see if it was indeed a treatment related thing or just bad timing.
Avatar f tn Huh? They usually do the gestational diabetes test at 24 weeks. Maybe call and ask if you are supposed to have one?
Avatar n tn My 25-yr old daughter was diagnosed with Type I diabetes when she was 11 mos old. Because her blood sugars have been out of control since she was a teenager, she now has developed retinopathy and has begun a series of surgeries. And, she was hospitalized for 5 days last week for pancreatitis. She keeps saying she just wants to give up. I along with close family and friends are trying to be very supportive, but she is not willing to make any changes to her lifestyle. We do not know what to do.
Avatar n tn The goal, of course, is to find a balance that's sustainable -- since you need to be healthy for many many decades, not just a week or two. I've had Type 1 diabetes for over 35 years. Some days are tough, but then as a parent, you know what tough days can be. Diabetes does not define my life nor does it define me. I earned a great education, travel the world, have a challenging career, and a great family life ... diabetes has not changed any of my life goals or my experiences.
Avatar f tn To help Americans fight the dramatic increase in type 2 diabetes, Joslin Diabetes Center has crafted new nutrition and physical activity guidelines for overweight and obese individuals with type 2 diabetes and those at risk for developing diabetes (pre-diabetes).   "Since obesity doesn't seem to be slowing down and the complications of diabetes are so serious, we were especially alarmed about the health of the American public.
Avatar n tn Does anyone know where I can get information about diabetes onset with Hep C treatment? My husband has been on PEG-Intron for 13 weeks with excellent results. Two weeks ago I rushed him to the hospital violently ill. His blood sugar was 500 and he had diabetic ketoacidocis. Last week the same thing happened only he went into diabetic shock. He was just released yesterday. There is absolutely NO diabetes in his family ANYWHERE. He is 53 and now on 4 shots a day of insulin.
Avatar n tn He said it was fine and we went ahead, I must have conceived in that same week. Now I discover that I am 4 weeks pregnant and that I should have waited at least 3 months before trying to get pregnant. I am extremely worried about the effects of the vaccine at this crucial time of development. Has this happened to anyone and was the baby ok?
Avatar n tn Metabolic disorders like thyroid dysfunction, testosterone deficiency or diabetes can also uncommonly lead to your symtoms. These options can be discussed with your personal physician, or in conjunction with a urology referral. Followup with your personal physician is essential. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only.
Avatar n tn My name is Elizabeth; I've had diabetes for 9 yrs. and have been on the pump for 4 yrs. Last fall, I started my first semester of college and, boy, was that a handful! I was tried to take 17 credit hrs., which 12 to 18 is considered to be a full load, but I ended up only taking 14 hrs. During that time, my personal, academic, & family life was pretty hard to balance.
Avatar n tn Diabetes is associated with gastroparesis - or delayed gastric emptying. This condition may lead to some of the symptoms you describe. You can consider a gastric emptying scan if this is suspected. I would also consider an upper endoscopy or upper GI series to rule out an ulcer or inflammation in the upper digestive tract. More specialized tests like a 24-hr pH study or esophageal motility study can be considered if the tests remain non-revealing.
Avatar n tn I exercise by walking 2 1/2 - 3 miles 4 times a week and eat a fairly well varied diet which includes vegetables and fruit. However, two years ago I was diagnosed with a hypo-thyroid -- this is being controlled with Levoxyl, 0.125mg once a day. A short time later, I learned that I have Type II diabetes and am currently taking 2 Glipizide, 5mg, tablets twice a day. I also learned, at the same time, that I had high cholesterol which is controlled with Lipitor, 20mg once a day.
Avatar n tn My husband had EUS done this week, the report says he had bile in his stomach, irregular Z line (for this biposy is taken), his pancreas has scars and one calcified stone. please tell me what are the complication sof all this? i will be thankful.. he has mild chronic pancraetitis and got his gall bladder removed ( because it had four stones and lots of sludge in it).
Avatar n tn My daughter is 16 and also has diabetes. She has a IEP, which is an Individual Education Plan. They have to accommodate you because of your illness. My daughter also misses a lot of school and with this IEP she has a homebound tutor that kicks in when she misses. You need to meet with your daughter's principle and councilor and talk to them about this. You are not alone~!
Avatar n tn I have no idea what's going on or what's caused this. The week before I did do lots of heavy lifting which I'm told could have caused this (I've had to do more since) and I am also sexually active (always with the same partner. We were very active the week before it began). I had it checked out at my University's Health Center and they told me I didn't have an infection or STD of any kind. I've been taking aleve and antibiotics.