Type 2 diabetes diet requirements

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Avatar n tn Given your weight, diet and history you may be adult onset type 1 (research LADA) rather than type 2. Treatment for this is insulin rather than oral meds, usually. Your fasting no. are reasonable now, but your after eating is still too high. Yes, exercise and low carb eating are very helpful in controlling blood sugars and minimising med requirements. Hope this helps.
Avatar m tn My mother is 57 years old. She was found diabetes type 2 in 2010. In 2010: Blood sugar is 7.3 mmol/L before meal and 9.8 mmol/L after meal. The doctor didn't give any medicine or treatment, just give advice to control sugar input and do some sport. In 2012: Blood sugar is 8.9 mmol/L before meal and 10.0 mmol/L after meal. The doctor gave Metformin and three pills a day. But it was not that helpful...Blood sugar is always 8.3 mmol/L before meal and 9.5 mmol/L after meal.
Avatar n tn I was detected to be a type 1 diabetic around 2 years back. I have been taking short term insulin since then. Recently i have found a drastic increase in my body weight and increased insulin requirements. I have been changing my insulin dose myself. I take erratic dosages everyday n decide using trial n error. My dose decided was 10 12 10 units everyday by the doctor 6-7 months ago. I have increased it to 18 18 20 on my own. I am worried that my requiremnts are going on increasing.
Avatar f tn Note that this must be done carefully as your insulin requirements can drop rapidly. 2. Exercise (but you must monitor your blood sugars closely to be sure you don't go high or low). 3. Controlling portion size and amounts of calories. Usually not less than 1500 calories a day, though for slow steady weight loss. I would highly recommend "diabetes solutions" by Dr. Berstein as an ideal manual for using insulin and controlling blood sugars and weight. Hope this can help.
Avatar n tn I was 2 when i got diabetes and a year ago i meet twins that were born with it
Avatar n tn Hi Stacey, Your email didn't post as they don't allow emails on the public board. The best diet to help manage diabetes is very low carb, moderate protein, high healthy fats. This will also help prevent the blood sugar swings that make you feel so bad. I strongly recommend you look at the book Diabetes Solutions, by Dr. Richard Bernstein. You can also look him up on U-tube at Bernstein Diabetes University - where he gives a lot of short lectures on how to manage blood sugars.
Avatar n tn She went to a specialist, but apparently was told there is not much that can be done about this type of diabetes. Is this correct? She is in otherwise excellent health; is fanatical about diet and exercise, yet it gets worse and worse and we are desperately worried. She can no longer drive due to the sporadic nature of the disease. Is there anything that can be done to help regulate this, before she does serious damage to other organs or through falling?
1469903 tn?1286650297 Of all the patients with diabetes, only approximately 10% of the patients have type 1 diabetes and the remaining 90% have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes was also referred to as non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), or adult onset diabetes mellitus (AODM). In type 2 diabetes, patients can still produce insulin, but do so relatively inadequately for their body's needs, particularly in the face of insulin resistance as discussed above.
Avatar n tn My teenage son was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Being a typical growing teenage boy, the temptation to snack often and on anything under the sun, is a constant battle. This has caused severe spikes in his blood sugar levels and I constantly worry about what long term effects this might have on his organs. Could you please tell me what complications over time can occur from high blood sugar levels.
Avatar n tn There also appears to be a higher than normal occurrence of thyroid disorders in people with type 2 diabetes, with hypothyroidism being the most common. When the diabetes and hypothyroidism are properly controlled with treatment the weight should automatically come off - of course that is with a proper diabetic diet and exercise. That is what I was told by family (hypo) diabetecs. On the other hand, we are not all alike. Good Luck.
Avatar f tn I have had type 1 diabetes for around 8 years now. Me and my husband are trying to get pregnant. I've had 2 miscarriages. I'm just wondering what are some tips or advice that you guys have? What foods should I eat? Anyone had this problem? Just looking for advice in what to do. I do shots right now but am looking into insulin pump.
Avatar m tn Fasting hyperglycemia can happen with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is caused by lack of insulin and the treatment is injected insulin, exercise and careful management of diet. Type 2 is initially caused by insulin resistance and there will initially be high levels of insulin that cannot be properly used by the body. Treatment can be diet, exercise, weight loss, and medications.
Avatar n tn I am kind of in the same boat. Somewhere between type 1 and type 2, but no antibodies. Low insulin requirements. Low c-peptide. Probably I am what they call LADA, which is slow adult age onset type 1. Anyway, I think the most important thing is not the type of diabetes we have, but how well we manage it. I also eat very low carb, and this results in great management and good numbers, with relatively little insulin.
Avatar n tn As pregnancy progresses and the placenta increases in size, so do a woman's insulin requirements. Women with type 2 diabetes who control their disease with diet and exercise may be able to continue doing so, or they may have to begin insulin treatment. Those who take oral medications will probably be switched to insulin during their preconception planning.
Avatar m tn that many physicians accidentally think is type-1 diabetes. LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adulthood) often does not require insulin for several years, and is caused by a combination of insulin resistance and autoimmunity. I am not aware of meth having the ability to reduce insulin requirements, However, it can lead to poor decision-making which, as we know, can be deadly when one has diabetes.
Avatar f tn I did a quick search online and found a couple articles linking hep c infection to diabetes type 2, which is what my hubby has. My questions are, has anyone else been dx'ed with diabetes 2, and do you have any advice for us? And, had anyone tx'ed for hep c with diabetes? Are there any special complications? Thanks!
1436324 tn?1283702360 The ways to control type 2 diabetes is with change of diet (reduction of carbs), weight loss if necessary, exercise, and, if necessary, medication. Medication is not the enemy, and if it is needed can help control your blood sugar. However, I agree with the previous poster that it shouldn't be the first choice; diet, exercise and weight loss should. I am going to send you a PM with a website with a lot more diabetics of both types. There you will get the support and knowledge you need.
Avatar n tn I've been a type 1 diabetic for 12 1/2 years. My doctor took me of Humulin N because A1c was 5.5 and I would experience lows through out the day. With diet and exercise, my blood sugars were pretty good. When my gynecologist put me on Birth Control Pills, seems as if my blood sugars got worse. The next prescriptions would be Glucophage twice daily. Things didn't get better. This medication was discontinued and I was prescribed Glucovance. Oh my God. My blood sugars soared to over 400.
137025 tn?1217768341 gov/dm/pubs/insulinresistance/ I tookk a continuing ed course on diabetes and learned enough to put me to sleep, as I wasn't as interested in it at the time! My grandmother was a type 2 diabetes (adult onset) but no one else in my family has developed it.
Avatar f tn Other medical disorders unrelated to liver disease, such as diabetes or heart disease, must also be factored into any diet. Each person has his or her own individual nutritional requirements, and these requirements may change over time. Nutrition and liver disease can be a complicated subject. That is why I devoted an entire chapter to this topic in my book: "Dr. Melissa Palmer's Guide To Hepatitis And Liver Disease".
Avatar n tn How long would it take to see the benefits of my new fish diet? 2. Are vegetarians relly very sick people? 3. Can poor diet (like mine) and loads of stress make the body feel weak? The problem with me now, is that I cannot simply walk - my pulse goes around 100 - 120 beats per minute. Thank you very much for your answer. I am a Russian lady living in New Zealand. This is where all my problems have begun........
Business woman3 ½ months ago, can the A1C of 6.0 turn into type 2 diabetes in a 5month period or does it take longer? Thank you.
Avatar f tn I am type 1, I find that eating a low carb diet (I follow Dr. Richard Bernstein's teachings, checkout Bernstein Diabetes University on U-tube, or look for his book "Diabetes Solutions") is the best way to reduce insulin requirements, and thus to assist in weight management.
Avatar f tn But if all you do is waste money on wet foods she doesn't even eat then....like I said...let her be. Give her what she likes. I feed my cat Science Diet wet and dry. I was thinking maybe raw meat but he doesn't even like the smell of it. He gives me the eww looks. ugh..cats can be really fastidious.
Tbd Hi, the best way to avoid diabetes is to eat a diet that is low in carbohydrates, adequate in protein, and adequate in healthy fats. Please note that this way of eating is the opposite to that which has usually been promoted for 'health' which is low fat, high carb, and moderate protein.
Avatar m tn Gall stones in the bile duct can also cause cholestasis and if that is the cause the stones can usually be removed which will cure the cholestasis. This type of problem can be associated with nutritional requirements about which your Mother may not be knowledgeable. I don't know much about the nutritional aspects but a specialist will. I would get seen by a doctor who specializes in liver or digestive diseases and I wouldn't put it off either.
Avatar n tn I haven't taken any medications at all; I just added vitamins to my diet. The first 2 weeks were the worst. This weekend my legs hurt again, but it went away. My eyes were bothering me for several days (odd sensation like they were extra dry or straining) but that too passed. During this process I have had a nerve test, reflex tests, blood work and an MRI done. The MRI was to rule out the coincidence that maybe MS was a factor. All test results were normal.
Avatar f tn Hello! Welcome to medhelp. Sorry you haven't gotten an answer to your question. Sounds like you are a very thoughtful person about your health which is great and cograts on losing some weight. I'm working on that myself! I have gotten into the DASH diet. It's recommended by the American Heart Association and is great for your health. However, it's really for prevention of hypertension, it's also good overall. So, for diabetes specific, there ARE dietary rules to follow.
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