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From Austin, Texas, USA:

I have a friend whom I believe is a type 2 diabetic (NOT 100% sure, but pretty sure). We were hanging out and she checked her blood sugar in front of me. It was 80 mg/dl [4.4 mmol/L], which I believe is normal. Then, she started eating sweets, including A LOT of candy and cookies like a mad woman! She checked her blood sugar again and it was up to almost 400 mg/dl [22.2 mmol/L], which I suppose believe is not normal, and then proceeded to inject herself with insulin and went to bed. I know just eating that kind of food at night is bad for anyone. Is it worse for a diabetic? I should state that my friend is a personal trainer and does work out a lot. But, I still think it's unhealthy and I am really concerned. Is this normal? Should I be concerned?


It sounds like your friend needs to talk to a health care professional to discuss her destructive behavior. You should encourage her to seek help before she gets into trouble physically.


Original posting 25 Mar 2006
Posted to Behavior and Type 2


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