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Can you help me explain diabetes to a cranky old guy?

Family member (FM), mid-seventies, healthy (some mild arthritis), stubborn. Talked into getting blood work and doctor exam because of family history of kidney problems. Kidneys are great, everything is great, except his blood sugar levels. Doctor says "diabetic," FM very resistant to diagnosis, doctor unable to explain in a way he can understand. I'm the one he talks to most freely, so ... how do I explain this when I don't understand it very well myself? Seeking explanations, and sources if possible. [more inside]
posted by kestralwing on Jan 4, 2016 - 21 answers

Combatting Type II Diabetes

In July I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. Since then I've made significant changes to my lifestyle. I'm wondering what to expect on my next doctor visit. [more inside]
posted by slogger on Dec 19, 2014 - 15 answers

How to Get Rid of Prediabetes?

I just got blood test results back that reveal that I'm at the lower end of the range for prediabetes. My doctor wants me to go hardcore in the next three months, which is when she'll test me again. I'm just not sure how to do that. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 13, 2013 - 36 answers

Can prediabetes cause weight gain?

Can prediabetes cause weight gain? [more inside]
posted by davisnot on Oct 21, 2012 - 8 answers

Oh iced coffee, why you make me feel this way?

I drink iced coffee from Starbucks once or twice a week. My standard order is a grande with two Splendas and 2% milk. I've noticed that by the time I get to the end of my drink I have that shaky and empty feeling that usually means my blood sugar is low. I don't notice any particular sugar/caffeine high while I'm drinking it. I usually sip on it while I'm working at the computer, so it takes about 45 minutes to finish the drink. What could be causing the sugar-crash feeling? Is it all in my head? [more inside]
posted by TallulahBankhead on Aug 17, 2012 - 30 answers

Why does higher blood sugar feel more healthy?It's been 2 years since it got stabilized.

Why would my dad feel worse after getting his Type II diabetes elevated blood sugar under control? It doesn't seem to be an adjustment-period thing - he's been in the proper range for almost two years and still feels far worse than he did with high sugar. [more inside]
posted by dust.wind.dude on Feb 24, 2012 - 18 answers

How to prevent hypoglycemia at a desk job

If you're hypoglycemic (or if you know one well), what/how do you eat during the normal work day? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Mar 16, 2011 - 25 answers

Help understanding these blood sugar test results?

Help interpreting this oral glucose challenge blood sugar test? (To preface, I have an appointment with an endocrinologist; just looking for background.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2010 - 4 answers


Should I be worried about a higher-than-normal fasting glucose level (117) on my last blood draw? And if so, what should do about it? [more inside]
posted by wholebroad on May 11, 2010 - 13 answers

Should I just gnaw on a head of lettuce?

I've had insulin resistance and PCOS for about 8 years now. I've been on metformin off and on for most of that time. My lab results this week show elevated liver enzymes, which means I have to stop the metformin. But it also showed elevated blood sugars over the last 3 months, which means I have to get the sugars better controlled. Since I can't take the metformin right now, I have to try to manage this with diet. I have no idea what to eat. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by MultiFaceted on May 1, 2010 - 21 answers

How much does hydrochlorothiazide affect blood sugar?

YANMD. One of the side effects of hydrochlorothiazide is high blood sugar. How much of an increase would be typical? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 17, 2009 - 2 answers

Help me understand what's going on with my body?

Questions about glycogen stores, hypoglycemia, carbs (specific situation inside) [more inside]
posted by Chrysalis on Sep 27, 2009 - 7 answers

Support for spouse with type II diabetes

It looks like my husband probably has type II diabetes, and I am at a loss. [more inside]
posted by feathermeat on Jul 14, 2009 - 20 answers

Can frequent periods of low blood sugar be a precursor to diabetes?

Can frequent periods of low blood sugar be a precursor to diabetes? I know that diabetes is actually high blood sugar. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 19, 2008 - 13 answers

I hate needles. Please help me avoid them a while longer.

So I've been diagnosed as prediabetic. What now? [more inside]
posted by geckoinpdx on Apr 23, 2008 - 21 answers

Feed me.... feed me...

My appetite has been spiking over the past few months, and I don't have the parts to be pregnant. Should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by Popular Ethics on Mar 30, 2008 - 4 answers

One of those snark-inducing "Diagnose Me!" type questions.

My friend, who was recently diagnosed with Diabetes Type I thinks I am hypoglycemic. Is he overly concerned because of his recent diagnosis or should I investigate further? [more inside]
posted by 10ch on Mar 9, 2007 - 14 answers

Tips or tricks for lowering fasting morning glucose levels without resorting to insulin?

Tips or tricks for lowering fasting morning glucose levels without resorting to insulin? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on May 15, 2006 - 10 answers

Glucose/thyroid/fatigue connection?

I am wondering if there are any resources that can draw a connection of any kind between low blood sugar and poor thyroid function, and thus fatigue? [more inside]
posted by miss tea on Apr 6, 2006 - 8 answers

Know thy self's sugar level...

I want to try monitoring my own blood sugar levels and linking it with energy, mood etc. How to go about this? [more inside]
posted by BleachBypass on Mar 10, 2005 - 18 answers

Newly Diagnosed Diabetic Has Questions

My husband was just diagnosed with diabetes. A very incompentent nurse came by. I can get the rest of the informations that he may have missed from the physician...but.....how often should we be doing finger sticks? Three times a day? Can we get by with two? [MI] [more inside]
posted by lag on Feb 6, 2005 - 14 answers

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