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Started 9/4/2012 by sjtbiswas777

  • sjtbiswas777 sjtbiswas777 ORIGINAL POSTER
    Hello everybody, it’s a new one for me. Well i will like to know more about it. Please elaborate.
  • zalam45 zalam45
    Hello everybody. I am 67 year old with 33 years flying experience. I was retired at age 57 due heart attack in 1999. CABG - triple vessels was done in 2006. Type II diabetic since last 35 years. Medically advised to adopt Relaxed Lifestyle, with active care of personal health. Am looking forward to more info / discussion on Diabeties.
  • Rose pettel Rose pettel
    emoticon Hi am new to this and have a lot to learn, so any help, suggestions will be taken on board and used if its good sound advice
  • Chelsmitch Chelsmitch
    So my 4 1/2 year old daughter has been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I am frustrated, angry, sad and devastated all at the same time. Everyday feels like a battle. I am thankful she is alive but I cannot understand why this would happen to her. I am sure everyone else feels the same. I just wish it had been me not her. She is so happy and so far it has not affected her joy for life. How do you cope with this? Next year she starts kindergarden and I am so afraid to send her off to the public schools. I just do not trust them. Any advice?
  • monic71 monic71
    Hi Everyone.
    I have type 2 and know nothing about it.Can someone help me on how to eat well and at the right time.Also when do you know if you have your suga leavels high or low?
  • SharonRD SharonRD
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    So my 4 1/2 year old daughter has been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I am frustrated, angry, sad and devastated all at the same time. Everyday feels like a battle. I am thankful she is alive but I cannot understand why this would happen to her. I am sure everyone else feels the same. I just wish it had been me not her. She is so happy and so far it has not affected her joy for life. How do you cope with this? Next year she starts kindergarden and I am so afraid to send her off to the public schools. I just do not trust them. Any advice?
    Your strong feelings about this diagnoses is very understandable. You don't even have the time to be in denial--you must deal with this now and every day. There is a lot of help out there--you need to be working with a pediatric endocrinologist and a diabetes educator for continual contact until you and your daughter learn to take over the controls. Your children's hospital may have a support group, or you might be able to find one on line. There are many many people with Type 1 who have lived full and long lives. Read some of Riva Greenberg's articles. Riva feels her life is better because she is type 1. On this website, we interviewed a college student, Jordan, who has a normal life and very positive attitude about her diabetes. She doesn't remember any other way of living. You and your daughter will learn a lot about the way our bodies work, and there will be scary times, but you can and will do just fine. Public schools are under regulations that they must have a plan and system to help your child. You will need to meet with the administration and get the plan set up. Find other parents of diabetic children in your school district to get the scoop. Best of luck!
  • SharonRD SharonRD
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    Hopefully your doctor has given you a glucometer to start testing your blood glucose. He will tell you when to test and what the goal numbers are. Fasting ( first thing in the morning) should be between 90-130 mg/dl. Your diet should be controlled in carbohydrate. Don't drink sweetened beverages and pass on desserts to get your weight and blood glucose in line. Consider the Plate diet. Half your plate low cal veggies, one quarter lean protein ( meat, chicken, fish, etc) and one quarter starch ( limit to 1 cup of rice, pasta, potatoes or 2 slices of bread.) This is a rough guide, but a registered dietitian can be more specific. Check out out site and watch the videos for more information.
  • monic71 monic71
    Thank you SharonRD for you help.The only thing is i was never given a glucmeter so i never can test my suguar levels.This is why i am finding controing my blood suguar so hard.I live in spain and they seem to not realy know anything about diabetes.I was told not to eat cakes prepaked food.That has been my help for the last year,I have suffered high and low blood suguar that have left me feeling ill and very scared.
  • choondal choondal
    I am 55 years and have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. I am on medication - taking metformin twice daily. I am measuring my blood glucose levels daily. While my fasting sugar level is about 115 mg/dl, my sugar levels two hours after dinner is always above 200 mg/dl. I do not understand why it is so high even though I am having controlled dinner and do exercise. Should i reduce my dinner and spread my food intake more evenly - like having food at 6 pm, 8.30 pm, 11 pm ?
  • claras claras
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    I am 55 years and have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. I am on medication - taking metformin twice daily. I am measuring my blood glucose levels daily. While my fasting sugar level is about 115 mg/dl, my sugar levels two hours after dinner is always above 200 mg/dl. I do not understand why it is so high even though I am having controlled dinner and do exercise. Should i reduce my dinner and spread my food intake more evenly - like having food at 6 pm, 8.30 pm, 11 pm ?
    Hello,
    Please go and see your diabetes educator. Make sure the amount of carbohydrates are correct for you at dinner. Track you dinner portions and review this information with your educator. Ask your physician if you can walk or do other exercise 15 minutes after you finish dinner. Ask your physician if you are taking your medications correctly and ask if it is the correct dose. Keep working to get your blood glucose levels to be at target.
    Clara Schneider MS,RD,RN,CDE,LDN
  • carolfox823 carolfox823
    This is a reply to
    So my 4 1/2 year old daughter has been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I am frustrated, angry, sad and devastated all at the same time. Everyday feels like a battle. I am thankful she is alive but I cannot understand why this would happen to her. I am sure everyone else feels the same. I just wish it had been me not her. She is so happy and so far it has not affected her joy for life. How do you cope with this? Next year she starts kindergarden and I am so afraid to send her off to the public schools. I just do not trust them. Any advice?
    hi chelsmitch i am a new member here, looks like your so sorry about your daughter well just a little bit advice my friend she is your daughter so dont show her that your weak just read and learn about diabetes.. if there is one person to be strong here is you...i also have a friend who has a type 2 diabetes but i told him not to loose faith everything has a cure so as a support to him i research about diabetes and eventually join these forum so that i could learn more about it. dont loose faith ok..just read and read and i guess if we have some question we can talk or ask some of the members here. i feel the same way you do thats why i reply on your post..hope i give you a little relief on that ok..take careemoticon
  • claras claras
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    hi chelsmitch i am a new member here, looks like your so sorry about your daughter well just a little bit advice my friend she is your daughter so dont show her that your weak just read and learn about diabetes.. if there is one person to be strong here is you...i also have a friend who has a type 2 diabetes but i told him not to loose faith everything has a cure so as a support to him i research about diabetes and eventually join these forum so that i could learn more about it. dont loose faith ok..just read and read and i guess if we have some question we can talk or ask some of the members here. i feel the same way you do thats why i reply on your post..hope i give you a little relief on that ok..take careemoticon
    Hello Carolfox823,
    I agree that learning everything you can about diabetes is very wise advise. Here at diabetescare.net we provide the latest information about diabetes. Please explore our diabetes education section and diabetes news. If you have questions please ask. We are here to help you. Thanks for your reply.
    Clara Schneider MS,RD,RN,CDE,LDN