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Type 2

I was diagnosed with Type 2 about 2 months ago and I’m now following the exchanges diet. Can non-carbohydrate exchanges be moved around during the course of a day?

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I have type 2 diabetes and haven’t been taking my insulin, but I’ve been feeling okay. What’ s going on? Did it go into remission?

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My three year old has type 1 diabetes, we recently visited his great-grandmother who has had type 2 for about 10 years, and, after the visit, I am very concerned with the type of care that she is getting. I need to know what I should realistically suggest be included as standard type 2 diabetes care.

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My 72 year old mother, who is very obese and has syndrome X, claims she read an article published by a major research institute that says diabetes may be caused by environmental factors such as pollution. I believe she is in a bit of denial. I have searched many places on the Internet and cannot find anything about environment and pollution as possible causes of diabetes. Can you help direct me to anything she might be talking about?

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I have type 2 diabetes and take Glucophage. I want to take niacin to help lower my cholesterol and triglycerides levels, but was told it may affect my blood sugar readings. Is that true?

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If my blood sugar before bed is in the normal range, I take the Glucophage only, with no glyburide, but then my morning blood sugar is too high. However, if I take the glyburide, I wake in the middle of the night in distress with very low blood sugar.

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I just heard that my father had a high blood sugar level and is in the early stages of diabetes. He always consumed a lots of sugar and I love my father so much that I need to know exactly what is that my father has. What can my family do avoid the advancement of this illness?

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My friend who got diabetes about seven months ago needs to lose weight, and at times has very high or very low numbers, so I am very concerned about him. He takes pills and does do his treadmill, but I don’t think he eats properly or that the doctor has given him a specific diet. I would like to help him, but I really don’t know enough about diabetes.

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My mother, who has type 2 diabetes and had cardiac bypass surgery two years ago always has high blood sugars, but she says that she is feeling fine and does not follow a strict diet when it comes to sugar. What are the risks in her case? What should she do to minimize them? Will diabetes keep posing a problem for her even after undergoing bypass surgery?

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I heard that the weight-loss surgery can cure type 2 diabetes. Is that true?

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