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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

Can prediabetes cause weight gain?

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

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

Diabeetus!

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

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

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

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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