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Type 2 Diabetes Complications

With type 2 diabetes (also called type 2 diabetes mellitus), if you don’t work hard to keep your blood glucose level under control, there are short- and long-term complications to contend with. However, by watching the amount and types of food you eat (your meal plan), exercising, and taking any necessary medications, you may be able to prevent these complications. And even if you have some of the long-term, more serious complications discussed below when you’re first diagnosed, getting tight control of your blood glucose will help prevent the complications from becoming worse. (It is possible with type 2 diabetes to already have some of these complications when you’re first diagnosed. That’s because type 2 develops gradually, and you may not realize that you have high blood glucose for quite some time. Over time, high blood glucose can cause serious damage. You can learn more about that in this article on the symptoms of type 2 diabetes.) Short-term Diabetes Complications Hypoglycemia is low blood glucose (blood sugar). It is possible for your blood glucose to drop, especially if you’re taking insulin or a sulfonylurea drug (those make your body produce insulin throughou Continue reading >>

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  1. sugarbaby07

    Eating bread with type 2

    Please help! I am so confused if I could eat bread, I am a newly diagnosed type 2 on diet controlled and feel like I will never be able to just eat a sandwich again :( how many of you type 2s eat bread? Is this allowable in a diet controlled ? Would taking Metformin Allow me to be eat a little more foods? PLease tell me your experiences. Thx

  2. Anonymous

    I have been a type 2 since 2001, when I started out I was very confused, my doc told me to go on Atkins and stay on it. That's the way I mostly eat to this day. But your body changes over time and food you could tolerate changes, I began telling myself I could introduce some high fiber breads and skinny sandwich breads by counting the carbs, I was alright for a while with my aic being in the 6.8 range about 130 to 158, but as the years went on, my aic went higher and my readings went to 180s to 200s and with the dawn phenoninem I would wake up with over 200.. And I stayed that way for a couple of years taking metformin 500 mg twice aday, just recently I have found I can no longer eat any type of bread, and believe me I have tried all the high fiber and whole grain I can find. I don't eat empty food, I cook all my own food and try to eat all whole foods, I am pretty inventive when it comes to adjusting recipes and spicing up conventional dishes. As of a couple of months ago I gave up all grain products, my readings have dropped into the 105 to 178 range, so I am reinventing the way I eat with lettuce sandwiches and smaller portions, so far it is working and I feel less frustrated, I take metformin now with each meal which is 1500 mg per day. If I snack it's a handful of nuts or 1/2 cup of tapioca pudding or raw veggies or 1/2 cup no sugar added ice cream…blue bunny freedom is great. I am 71 yrs old, and I never eat anything after 6 pm and I only drink water, two 32 ounce bottles every day, it's a routine that keeps me less frustrated, I treadmill 15 min am and 15 min pm walking. I hope my experience helps someone, remember …your body changes and you have to change with it…good luck

  3. MisteriosaMisty

    If you like bread, try Fiber One Multi Grain Bread. It taste great and also comes in white, wheat and a raisin-cinnamon. One slice has 110 cal., 6 gm fiber, 4 gm sugar and 5 gm protein ; the fat is only 1.5 gm no saturated or Trans fats.
    I also like wraps and the one with the best flavor is made by Olé Mexican Foods, called Extreme Wellness, they come in Tomato Basil, Spinach & Herb, high Fiber, Whole Wheat and more. Most have the same info: 90 calories, 9 gm fiber, 0 sugar, 5 gm protein and NO FAT. Unlike regular tortilla wraps that use lard, these use just a small amount of olive oil. Best of all that taste great no matter what you put on them. I have even put a teaspoon of cinnamon butter and 2 teaspoons of peanut butter and felt like I was cheating! It was so good.
    These are hard to find. Olé are at most Walmart Superstores. But the Fiber One Bread I am having shipped in from Madison, WI because I can not get it in the Tucson area of AZ YET!!! I am working on that now. I will get it in a store or on base or I will have it shipped directly from the bakery.

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