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]
Looking for a podiatrist in the Washington, DC area (preferably Maryland and NW DC) who can give a male relative a pedicure in a medical setting and without embarrassment. [more inside]
Help me decide if I need to revisit the doctor and increase my metformin dosage. YANMD and all disclaimers apply [more inside]
Should I be concerned about my recent lab results? [more inside]
My wife, who has had an insulin pump for almost 18 years, has somehow never traveled more than one time zone with it. Next week she has 5 day business trip to the West Coast, and we live on the East Coast. Any diabetic MeFi's have experience crossing 3 time zones with a pump? [more inside]
My wife loves baking cakes, but I'd really like her to stop. What other things could she cook that meet her requirements and mine? [more inside]
Is there an iPhone App that tracks ALL of the following aspects of health: Blood pressure, weight, Type II diabetes, exercise routines and calories (aka food consumption)? There's plenty of apps that track 2 or 3 of these things, but is there one that tracks ALL of them?
I am a nutritional newbie - I never took any classes on the subject, I'm a lifelong selective eater, and what little I know has been memorized, mostly in the last two months. I'm in need of some specific schooling on my current peculiar weight-loss situation. [more inside]
I am going in for a doctor's appointment tomorrow, where it's likely I'll be told I have diabetes (or pre-diabetes, or diabetes caused by medications, or something like that.) What questions should I be asking? [more inside]
I'm looking for an NPR segment or show that aired in the last year or so. In this story, the issues of diabetes and obesity on Native American reservations were discussed. [more inside]
I'm peeing a LOT and drinking a ton of water. All blood work has come back normal. So what could it be, besides diabetes?
I'm peeing a LOT and drinking a ton of water. All blood work has come back normal. So what could it be, besides diabetes? [more inside]
What are ways to eliminate sugar from my diet? [more inside]
What are some good online forums/communities for older adults w/ diabetes & obesity? [more inside]
I have unmanaged type 2 diabetes. in the last 2 weeks i have had 2 episodes of what i would call mild hypothermia (shivering, chattering teeth, etc) is this the same shaking that is linked to hypoglycemia or is it directly related to the cold? [more inside]
Am I suffering the effects of Diabetes from eating too much sugar? [more inside]
Why does my pee smell like Cheerios? [more inside]
Oh, hive mind. I am very soon going to go join my boyfriend in Macau, China for an indefinite amount of time. I am an insulin-dependent diabetic. I am quitting my job and therefore, losing my insurance... is this going to cause problems? [more inside]
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]
According to my waist-hip ratio, I am unattractive and will die of heart disease. How much will weight loss help? [more inside]
I recently heard that Pterocarpus marsupium extract can be beneficial for those of us with high blood sugar. Have you tried it yourself? Has it been helpful? Have you seen results? Any side effects?
I would like to move my schizoaffective, obese, diabetic, IBS mother to San Francisco from Maryland so I can help manage her health and get her healthy again. What resources should I look into? What problems should I anticipate? [more inside]
Urgent-care-or-not filter: Excess thirst and frequent urination for the past two days, with pitting edema in the feet. Can this wait until next week? [more inside]
I'm fat and diabetic. My first year after diagnosis I lost 50 lbs and stuck to my diet. How do I stick to it for the long term? [more inside]
I have a family history of Type II Diabetes and would like to be proactive about monitoring my own health. Questions & concerns inside. [more inside]
Is there any connection between eating meals close to bedtime and elevated risk of developing diabetes? [more inside]
What is the problem? Why can't I have sex? [more inside]
I have Type 2 diabetes. I have a Mac. Does anyone know of blood glucose meter that will work with a Mac application, where I can download the reading from the meter into the software. Hopefully, the software would export this data into a non proprietary format.