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HELP, with diabetic diet.

I need clever ideas to help someone with diabetes make better food choices. This person is supposed to be on a low carb diet. Catches: Obviously i can not force them to eat any certain thing. or deprive of food.
posted by misformiche on Jul 19, 2011 - 21 answers

Help me regain my mojo when it comes to diabetes self-care.

Help me regain my mojo when it comes to diabetes self-care. [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay on Jun 21, 2011 - 7 answers

Diabetes, PCOS *and* Thyroid doc in NY?

Recommendations for an excellent endocrinologist in new york? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 9, 2011 - 1 answer

Looking for NPR show

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]
posted by anansi on Jun 5, 2011 - 5 answers

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]
posted by tamagogirl on May 29, 2011 - 44 answers

Do any French diabetics use grams/dL rather than mg/dL?

French diabetics, what units do you use for your BG? [more inside]
posted by dmd on May 11, 2011 - 3 answers

The Road to RAGBRAI

Suggestions for a RAGBRAI newbie? Mid-forties male, experienced bicycle rider, working on getting into shape for the ride. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on May 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Looking for a diabetes monitor that's strong enough for a human, but gentle enough for a cat

I need to find a blood glucose meter I can use to track my cat's blood sugar. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 22, 2011 - 6 answers

What is "sugar"?

What are ways to eliminate sugar from my diet? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Apr 15, 2011 - 39 answers

Online forums/communities for older adults w/ diabetes & obesity

What are some good online forums/communities for older adults w/ diabetes & obesity? [more inside]
posted by jruckman on Mar 26, 2011 - 5 answers

insulin cessation

Diabetic cat: what's likely to happen with several days missed dosage? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2011 - 12 answers

knock wood will never be used

What should I put on my medic alert bracelet? [more inside]
posted by kestrel251 on Feb 5, 2011 - 13 answers

Should I be this mad at a social worker's allegations?

Am I wrong to be furious about allegations made by a social worker? [more inside]
posted by Ninevolt on Jan 30, 2011 - 13 answers

hypoglycemia, hypothermia or both?

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]
posted by BSummers on Dec 19, 2010 - 13 answers

Help me track.... everything

Help a newbie diabetic export glucose monitor data to a Mac. Triple bonus points for iPad. [more inside]
posted by kestrel251 on Dec 17, 2010 - 8 answers

How does Seroquel cause weight gain and/or diabetes?

Does Seroquel *really* cause diabetes and if so, how? [more inside]
posted by MuChao on Nov 17, 2010 - 5 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

Can you get diabetes from eating too much sugar

Am I suffering the effects of Diabetes from eating too much sugar? [more inside]
posted by complience on Nov 8, 2010 - 16 answers

Why does my pee smell like Cheerios?

Why does my pee smell like Cheerios? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 2, 2010 - 32 answers

Help a diabetic

My husband suffers from what appears to be diabetic neuropathy pain in both feet and one hand. Could this be caused by something else? What can we do to make it more bearable? [more inside]
posted by fifilaru on Aug 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Is it time to let her go?

Is it time to let her go: diabetic cat edition. [more inside]
posted by politikitty on Aug 13, 2010 - 29 answers

How do I get my insulin filled in a foreign country?

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]
posted by the_royal_we on Jul 2, 2010 - 24 answers

Grilling pizza crust... for diabetics?

I'd like to do pizza on the grill, and I have the equipment. The challenge? Boyfriend is diabetic. [more inside]
posted by juniperesque on Jun 11, 2010 - 9 answers

Effective glucose monitoring for an elderly diabetic

Wearable glucose monitors? Do they exist and if so, are they worth it? [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on May 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Tattoo N00b

[TattooFilter] I've finally decided to lose my tattoo cherry, and have a pretty good idea of what I want, but specific questions remain. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on May 27, 2010 - 25 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

Weight, genetics, and ratios. Or: Motivate me to drop some pounds

According to my waist-hip ratio, I am unattractive and will die of heart disease. How much will weight loss help? [more inside]
posted by BusyBusyBusy on Apr 26, 2010 - 7 answers

Dealing with a morbidly obese, bi-polar diabetic with chronic depression and suicidal thoughts?

Dealing with a morbidly obese, bi-polar diabetic with chronic depression and suicidal thoughts? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 19, 2010 - 8 answers

Diabetes Disability - who pays?

I have a friend (living in the U.S. Southeast) who is not working due to type 1 diabetes. He was recently working the assembly line for a major Japanese automobile manufacturer before diabetes forced him to stop working and now he's on some kind of disability for the rest of his life. Does his employer write his disability checks or the Social Security system or is this unknowable without asking him probing questions?
posted by loosemouth on Mar 25, 2010 - 7 answers

How did "sugar" come to mean "diabetes"?

So what do you know about "sugar", "sugar diabetes", or "the sugar" being used as synonyms for "diabetes"? And how did that meaning come to be, exactly? [more inside]
posted by skoosh on Mar 6, 2010 - 32 answers

Snacks or dessert for someone with gestational diabetes?

Baby shower. Gestational diabetes. What can I bring? [more inside]
posted by zix on Jan 6, 2010 - 9 answers

Financial crisis in the family, what can we do?

My mom was diagnosed earlier this year with diabetes, and thats where things started getting really bad. The insurance we have won't cover anything she's needed for it. [more inside]
posted by jrdnbaade on Dec 4, 2009 - 33 answers

Help me help her!!

How can I best encourage and support my wonderful little niece who was just diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes? [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game on Nov 12, 2009 - 16 answers

Does Pterocarpus marsupium work?

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?
posted by RajahKing on Nov 6, 2009 - 1 answer

If I'm so healthy, why do I feel like crap?

I'm thirsty, fainting, dizzy, and cold. Do you know why this might be? [more inside]
posted by motsque on Sep 28, 2009 - 9 answers

How do I care for a cat with diabetes?

How do I best care for a cat with diabetes? [more inside]
posted by dbgrady on Sep 25, 2009 - 15 answers

Best science-based resources to help me understand pre-diabetes?

Help me understand pre-diabetes. [more inside]
posted by kristi on Sep 19, 2009 - 11 answers

Why does hypoglycemic sweat stink so bad?

I am a type 1 [insulin-dependent] diabetic, and sometimes at night, when I haven't eaten enough to cover the insulin I took that evening, I 'bottom out': my blood sugar goes down very low and I wake up bathed in sweat and must go searching for orange juice. My question is about this: The nighttime sweat from low blood sugar just... stinks. It is powerfully rank sweat, as though I had not washed in many days. My partner agreed, he has noticed that it is different from any other sweat I sweat. "You NEVER smell like that any other time. It's a low blood sugar thing." Yet only at night! I also become clothes-soakingly sweaty if low blood sugar happens during the day, BUT it seems 'normal', the same as when I exercise. Can anyone tell me why this might be? Why is the night-time hypoglycemic sweat so incredibly smelly? [more inside]
posted by st looney up the cream bun and jam on Aug 24, 2009 - 9 answers

How can I make a move of my unhealthy mother to San Francisco be successful?

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]
posted by fourmajor on Aug 12, 2009 - 5 answers

Should a person with diabetes have to hide their illness out of politeness?

Calling all diabetics: when out in public, like in restaurants for instance, do you inject your insulin/test blood sugar out in the open, or do you go to the rest room to do this? And if you do it out in the open, has anyone ever made a negative comment about it, and if so, how did/do you respond? [more inside]
posted by weesha on Aug 3, 2009 - 69 answers

Diabetic cat question

My diabetic cat has an off-again-on-again pancreas, so his insulin needs vary. I asked my vet about home monitoring using a glucometer. The vet said no one she knows who's tried it with a cat has succeeded. I tried it following this excellent video and found it was a piece of cake. Now we adjust his insulin based on twice-a-day readings, just as humans do (three times a day). I'm considering offering free home-monitoring training to owners of diabetic pets in my community who might benefit from home testing, as a public service. Do you think this would be useful?
posted by markcmyers on Jul 29, 2009 - 7 answers

the diabetic who came to dinner

What food/drink should I bring to a small dinner party where there will be one diabetic person? [more inside]
posted by MaddyRex on Jul 22, 2009 - 10 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

Diabetes, glucose, and food -- Oh my!

Type II Diabetes filter: How do measured glucose levels vary depending on how long it has been since eating? [more inside]
posted by DrGail on Jun 28, 2009 - 7 answers

Do I need to see a doc now for sudden diabetes related symptoms?

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]
posted by anonymous on Jun 19, 2009 - 5 answers

No fat, no sugar.. now grill it!

Grill Recipes for Father's Day - The catch? Dad's diabetic and a heart patient. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2009 - 11 answers

Might Metafilter Mitigate My Metformin Misery?

So there is this lovely drug called Metformin that I take to help control the ole blood sugar and it works a treat. However, it seems to be leaving me with a constant low grade stomach ache and very very frequent Diarrhea. My Doctor and I have experimented with lowering the dose but it does not seem to make much difference. This is a known side-effect of the drug, but I am reluctant to start changing things and risking introduction of new side-effects or lose some of the effectiveness of my current cocktail since it does a good job of keeping the numbers where they should be.

Has anyone out there experienced this issue and found a way to help minimize the side effect? (besides taking it with food, which I do)
posted by Lord Widebottom on Jun 10, 2009 - 11 answers

Levemir for diabetes?

Questions about using Levemir. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 7, 2009 - 2 answers

Assistance Needed...

Having intestinal reactions to meds that I've been taking for a while. I'm searching for a new Doc, but I'd like to ask the hive for assistance. [more inside]
posted by bach on Apr 1, 2009 - 6 answers

That was then. This is now.

I am killing myself because I can't get over the past. Please help me take control of my disease. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2009 - 16 answers

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