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Type 2

I was diagnosed with early diabetes, put on an 1800 calorie diet and metformin. I didn’t take the metformin because I was nursing. Why is my blood sugar varying? Why can’t I lose much weight?

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My two hour reading after my GTT was 177 mg/dl [9.8 mmol/L]. Do I have insulin resistance? Is it reversible if I lose weight?

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I am controlling my diabetes by diet. On days that I eat extra, can I take Xenical and Acarbose? Can I skip metformin, too?

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With diet and exercise, I have relatively good control of my diabetes except for elevated fasting blood sugars. Would the use of long-acting insulin, such as Lantus, be beneficial? I am reluctant to use oral medications due to their side effects.

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Recent blood work revealed a fasting blood sugar of 123 mg/dl [6.8 mmol/L]. At 5 feet, 3 inches, I weigh 152 pounds. The doctor said I have pre-diabetes. What is your opinion?

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I have my A1c checked once a year and the recent one is higher than the last. Is this related to cutting back on exercise? Is there a meter available for testing my A1c at home?

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Although his blood sugars have normalized since his diagnosis three months ago, lately, my husband has been having mood swings. Is this normal for someone recently diagnosed?

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My friend, recently diagnosed with type 2, is worried that she’ll need to take insulin if she gets pregnant. Is this true? Will she then have to take insulin for the rest of her life?

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After losing about 60 pounds over six months, I was able to stop my evening diabetes pills. I’m still having some lower blood sugars, so I plan to wean myself from my morning pills. Can one “lose” type 2?

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My doctor switched me to Victoza but I have had nothing but elevated blood sugars since. Should I go back on insulin?

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