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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

Husband diabetic. short term affordable health insurance info.

I need information on affordable health care for my type 1 diabetic husband. [more inside]
posted by Chele66 on Mar 17, 2009 - 12 answers

How to handle a costly, weak-bladdered dog?

Our six-year-old diabetic maltese is getting progressively more difficult to care for. He has frequent accidents on our and our two young daughters' beds; he needs regular insulin injections every 12 hours; and the cost between insulin, allergy shots, and a host of pills is challenging. How can we make things easier on ourselves without making him suffer? (As in, not crate him 24/7.)
posted by lexfri on Mar 6, 2009 - 26 answers

Are You Happy with Your Insulin Pump?

I am a 60 year old male who has had type 1 diabetes for 54 years. I have taken insulin injections every day since being diagnosed. For the last 30 years, I have taken 2-4 shots daily. Since the needles are now so thin and sharp, I don't feel pain with the injections, but it is such a nuisance to always have insulin and syringes with me and sometimes to have to find a place to inject. I am still fairly active (knock, knock) and am considering an insulin pump. Will you kindly tell me your experiences, good or bad, with your pump? Thanks!
posted by konig on Mar 2, 2009 - 7 answers

Risks of T1 Diabetes and pregnancy

As a Type I diabetic, the two risks of 1) passing the genes for diabetes through the population and to your child at a 100% greater risk than in the general population and 2) pregnancy-induced retinopathy (which could eventually lead to blindness) make me seriously doubt whether pregnancy is a viable option. How did other people think about these issues, and what made the difference in making this choice? [more inside]
posted by mccn on Jan 30, 2009 - 17 answers

What to feed a diabetic?

What to feed a Type 1 diabetic soon after giving birth? [more inside]
posted by I_drew_an_angelfish on Nov 20, 2008 - 9 answers

Looking for meal ideas for Murphy's Law pregnancy: Gestational-diabetic-menu-filter?

Can you wonderful ladies (and awesome supporters of same) who have experienced gestational diabetes, even though you already ate pretty well, post as many meals as you remember eating/liking/working for you? [more inside]
posted by Sweetdefenestration on Oct 17, 2008 - 10 answers

Sweet, sweet blood sugar...monitor

Diabetes-filter: Which continuous glucose monitoring system is best? [more inside]
posted by johnsmith415 on Sep 23, 2008 - 3 answers

Anti-social cat, help w/insulin regimen/travel/sociability?

Anti-social cat that needs twice-daily insulin shots and oral meds; solutions for travel? [more inside]
posted by 4midori on Aug 31, 2008 - 16 answers

The Eyes Have It.

Why do diabetics intermittently get little swaths of redness at the outside corners of the eye? [more inside]
posted by BrotherCaine on Aug 11, 2008 - 10 answers

help me live my life

Can you give me your tips, tricks and valuable information for living with type one diabetes? [more inside]
posted by bobber on Aug 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Should we have our baby induced?

What are the reasons for and against inducing childbirth in cases of gestational diabetes? [more inside]
posted by faustessa on Jul 24, 2008 - 14 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

Is my shoulder frozen forever?

Will my frozen shoulder ever stop hurting? [more inside]
posted by the matching mole on Jun 13, 2008 - 11 answers

Diabetic cat care

How do I best care for my cat after a hypoglycemic reaction until I can get him to the vet? [more inside]
posted by Stacey on May 17, 2008 - 1 answer

Help, I need motivation to lose weight.

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]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2008 - 20 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

Mom diagnosed with MRSA & has complications?

Long story, starting with a diabetic having an infected kidney removed, ending with MRSA. [more inside]
posted by phox on Apr 10, 2008 - 6 answers

I'd like to eat more than cheese and butter.

Insulin Resistance Filter: I've just been put on metformin. What next? [more inside]
posted by orangemiles on Feb 25, 2008 - 15 answers

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My dog may have the beetus. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by pieoverdone on Feb 22, 2008 - 7 answers

Is the sweetness gone?

I am in my third trimester of pregnancy - from the moment I knew I was pregnant, I cut out artificial sweeteners (in addition to other things) from my diet. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 31, 2007 - 23 answers

Peanut Butter Cups with less sugar?

Can you tweak this Nigella Lawson peanut butter cup recipe to be lower on the glycemic index? [more inside]
posted by cda on Nov 16, 2007 - 18 answers

How should I monitor myself for potential Type II diabetes?

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]
posted by peep on Oct 18, 2007 - 11 answers

What is PKCepsilon?

What is PKCepsilon? What is it? Is it made by the body? Is the generation of this nutritional? [more inside]
posted by zymurgy on Oct 5, 2007 - 9 answers

Any recommendations for a glucometer?

Have any recommendations for a glucometer for an adult newly diagnosed with Type II diabetes? Cost effective, low-blood, and low-pain preferred -- but all suggestions welcome. [more inside]
posted by rdn on Aug 14, 2007 - 9 answers

Late meal diabetes risk?

Is there any connection between eating meals close to bedtime and elevated risk of developing diabetes? [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jul 6, 2007 - 15 answers

I don't want to start my own needle exchange

What should I do with a large quantity of unused but unneeded insulin syringes? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Jun 26, 2007 - 21 answers

My wife and I don't have sex. And it's my fault. I'm looking for answers.

What is the problem? Why can't I have sex? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2007 - 37 answers

Sugar binge = Diabetes?

Just much binge sugar consumption would it take to cause diabetes? [more inside]
posted by mr.dan on Mar 16, 2007 - 17 answers

Low carb, low cholesterol, low time. What to eat?

One person has high cholesterol. The other has type 2 diabetes. Both have no more than 30 minutes to cook and eat together. What do you recommend for breakfast, lunch, or dinner? [more inside]
posted by gnomeloaf on Mar 13, 2007 - 20 answers

What does my wife's reaction to sugar mean?

Whenever my wife eats candy like Starbust, Skittles, Big Red gum, etc. she starts perspiring and getting really hot in her face. Could this be an allergic reaction or be related to diabetes?
posted by JPigford on Jan 2, 2007 - 17 answers

Using an insulin pump

I just bought an insulin pump. I've been using it for about a month and would love to hear any tips, hints or suggestions from other pumpers. [more inside]
posted by lumiere on Dec 19, 2006 - 3 answers

healthy party recipes

Do you have a healthy and yummy holiday recipe for a bunch of fun-loving elderly folks with type 2 diabetes and hypertension? [more inside]
posted by dog food sugar on Nov 8, 2006 - 8 answers

Type 2 diabetic with a sex starved girlfriend

I am 33 years old and I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about two years ago, with an initial blood sugar reading of 350. Currently, I have it under control with the help of Metformin, Glipizide, and Avandia.....I have also have now been in a monogamous new relationship with my girlfriend for about 2 months ......My dilemna... [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on Jul 5, 2006 - 7 answers

Tell me a story about diabetic retinopathy laser surgery.

I've been diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy. I'm AskMe'ing for first- or second-hand accounts of the outcome of laser surgery. [more inside]
posted by deborah on Jun 29, 2006 - 4 answers

Diabetes & low blood sugar?

I have a question about diet & exercise-controlled Type II diabetes and low blood sugar. [more inside]
posted by peep on Jun 8, 2006 - 21 answers

Help paying for insulin.

How can we pay for insulin without insurance? Aside from getting a credit card, are there any other ways? Cheap short term insurance (yeah, but for diabetics?) Or should we write a letter to the State ombudsman to try and get welfare-type insurance?
posted by shipbreaker on Jun 1, 2006 - 11 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

Good endocrinologists in downtown Chicago?

Are you diabetic and see an endocrinologist that you're happy with in downtown Chicago? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on May 2, 2006 - 1 answer

Can you cure diabetes through breathing?

Can anyone tell me about/lead me to any legitimate sources concerning the effects of pranayama breathing techniques on diabetes? [more inside]
posted by msali on Mar 7, 2006 - 17 answers

Pregnancy and Genetic Disease

Responsibility filter: Is it responsible to have a child when there is a high percentage chance of passing on a genetic disease? [more inside]
posted by maelanchai on Feb 19, 2006 - 42 answers

How to get my mom to a doctor?

How can I get my mom to go to the doctor? Her eyesight from her Type II diabetes is getting considerably worse, but she won't tell the doctor because she's afraid they'll take away her drivers licence again. [more inside]
posted by cgg on Feb 2, 2006 - 18 answers

Glucose meter expiration dates?

Blood glucose testing strip expiration dates? [more inside]
posted by cajo on Oct 1, 2005 - 1 answer

Diabetes software for Mac?

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.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Aug 11, 2005 - 3 answers

How to date a picky eater

I want the tasting menu, she wants plain chicken and mashed potatoes - how can my girlfriend and I eat out and at home so that we are both happy? [more inside]
posted by rorycberger on Jun 20, 2005 - 24 answers

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