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Weight loss and diabetes

Hi there, I am overweight and diabetic I have tried Metformin 500mg and Glucophage, but I get very sick with that so now I am taking Galvus 50mg but I don’t see any change to my weight even though I exercise and follow a diet. My sugar is stable and I don’t feel any side [...]

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The Klein Karoo Diabetic Retreat

The Klein Karoo Diabetic Retreat

Looking for a change in your Type 2 diabetic life? Take a look at this diabetic retreat that one of our Sweet Life diabetes community members is running! The Klein Karoo Diabetic Retreat is where newly diagnosed and veteran Type 2 diabetics come together in a nurturing and diabetic friendly environment, to learn and experience [...]

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Diabetes petition

Diabetes petition

Hello. My 14 year old son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes last year. I want to bring to your attention an initiative that I believe will greatly facilitate awareness and fundraising for T1D. A fellow mom of a T1 child, Jeanette Collier, and I have filed a petition to revise the type classification names [...]

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Can’t get blood sugar down!

Can’t get blood sugar down!

Hi! I wonder if anyone can advise me. I’m 27 (soon to be 28) and was diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic in 2010. When I lived in South Africa, my average blood glucose would read between 5-7 and I would have occasional episodes of hypoglycemia. Since I moved to South Korea, I have had [...]

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Type 2 diabetic daily diet

Type 2 diabetic daily diet

I guess this question should have been forwarded to a Dietician but I am sure you will pass it on. Being a Type 2 diabetic my usual breakfast consists of two slices of low G.I. bread turned into toast with butter and Bovril, only after a Glucophage tablet has been taken. Lunch is also a [...]

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Insulin resistant, pre-diabetic or diabetic?

Insulin resistant, pre-diabetic or diabetic?

Hi, I have had my fasting blood sugar tested recently and my doctor told me it was too high at 12. He has prescribed Metformin. How does one tell or distinguish if one is: 1.       Insulin resistant 2.       Pre-diabetic 3.       Diabetic Regards, Stefan Note from the Editor: I’m not a doctor, Stefan, but as I [...]

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Can vitamin D affect blood sugar?

Can vitamin D affect blood sugar?

I am a Type 2 diabetic and battling to get my blood sugar under control. I’m now taking insulin as well. I have also been taking vitamin supplements and vitamin D supplements 500iu per day. Included in the normal vitamin supplement is 200iu. From last Monday I am hitting hypos everyday. Blood glucose also low [...]

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Diabetes and measles

Diabetes and measles

Hi there, A colleague of mine has just been diagnosed with measles. Does having Type 2 diabetes mean I have a greater risk of getting measles if I haven’t had it already? What dangers are there for me? I’m a 39 year old female on Glucophage/Metformin. – Karin

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Treatment for gout

Treatment for gout

Hi there, I am a Type 2 diabetic and I have suffered from gout since I was 30 years old. On the pad underneath my big toe I have a big lump that is caused by gout. It burns constantly. I have been to a surgeon who recommended surgery. Is there any other option? – [...]

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Does eating white rice lead to diabetes?

Does eating white rice lead to diabetes?

Image credit How much white rice do you eat every week? You may want to re-think your choice. Recent studies conducted in China and Japan are linking Type 2 diabetes to high white rice consumption. The research showed that people who ate large amounts of white rice were 55% more likely to develop Type 2 [...]

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