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I have been tested for kidney disease, and that is neg thank God. Other 3 I will ask my PCP to check. Thank you for your thoughts.

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Have you been checked for thalassemia, B12 deficiency, folate deficiency or kidney disease?

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Yes. Low iron as far is what they say. Have to go to a Hematologist in October.

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Do you know if the anemia is due to low iron?

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My name is Karen and I am newer to the team. I am very anemic with a Hbg of 9. I have been at that level for over 6 months with 1dip to 8. The Dr has said that because my Hbg is so low the A1C readings are not accurate. Do you know if there is a way to estimate the correct range.
I will be seeing a Hematologist soon to see if we can find the cause of the anemia. I cannot take iron supplements as I had an Ileus in March and Gastroenterologist says they will slow down my intestines to much and could cause another Ileus.

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I usually reinforce frequent small meals (100 - 200 cal ~ every 3 hr), a bedtime snack and 1 main meal a day. A source of protein should be included every time - esp. at bedtime. If this with the oral med doesn't bring the HgbA1c into a reasonable level, I start a once-a-day long-acting insulin, such as lantus. Just because this is my preferred plan, it doesn't mean it is your physician's choice. Depending on an individual person's circumstances, I tweak it appropriate for the situation.

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What to expect when metformin and gliperides orals meds don't work, scores are in the 200's, and insulin injectables have entered the conversation by internist Doctor.

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It shouldn't as long as the insulin is injected into the subcutanious tissue.

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Does the length of the needle you use to inject insulin have any effect on its being absorbed and doing its job. When I was on 38 units I used 8mm needles. Then my units were reduced to 24 units and my doctor gave me 5mm needles. Now my blood glucose is high and I am back to 38 units but still using 5mm needles. Does it matter.

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Potatoes are very nutritious if you leave the toppings off.
Most 'white' foods have been altered from their original form (i.e. bread, rice) which makes them less nutritious. Here is a link.
www.potatogoodness.com/nutrition/

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Doc Patricia-

I know Potato skins have a lot of nutrition value in it but what good does the potato itself have in our bodies? It's awful for a diabetic because it is white and it makes us gain weight no matter the size. I've never known someone to just eat 1/4 c. of potato.



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Thank you Patricia



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Debbie,
Sorry I missed your query last month.
1. eat SMALL amounts (about 100 - 200 cal) ~ every 3 .hr while awake and 1 main meal a day.
2. have some protein before bed.
3. be sure you are drinking adequate amts of WATER.
4. cinnamon aides in BG control.
5. DO NOT skip meals!

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Thanks! I am monitoring both and wondered if they could affect each other.

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If BG is elevated, it can raise BP. I'm not aware of the opposite.

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Can high blood pressure affect diabetes? Can diabetes raise blood pressure?

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Good afternoon Dr. Patricia

If one's blood sugar is higher than it should be and they are on meds or insulin... other than exercising what would you suggest they do to bring it up a little? Thank you.



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that is not my area of expertise

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I have got so many different answers. how many grams of carbs do we need a day to lose weight
I'm on insulin at meal times and at bedtime. I have gained 30lbs since I became a diabetic.
I had just lost 45 lbs now gained the 35 back.
ready to lose this weight forever.
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:)

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Thank You Doc Patricia!

Oh, by the way, Express Scripts is the Mail away Pharmacy for Tricare, the military insurance. I am surprised that the base pharmacy & Express Scripts didn't indicate any concern about the drug interactions from all my prescriptions. I have had them say something about different prescriptions in the past. Must be a side effect of Obamacare. emoticon

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That's a good plan.
WebMD and Mayo Clinic are two medical sites I trust that you don't need to be a doctor to use.

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Thank you for the information on these medications. I entered all my medications into the WebMD drug interaction checker and found some other serious interactions as well. I will definitely be talking to my Doc on Monday, if I can get through to her.

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Janumet is also a combination medication. It is metformin and a drug that stimulates insulin production. I'm not sure why your diabetes doctor has you on 2 medicines that both contain metformin. The most common side effects of metformin are nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, diarrhea, weakness and a metallic taste in the mouth. It makes sense that not taking one or the other would decrease sx.
Ianumet costs over $400. a month retail in most areas.
Here is the webMD link for janumet.
www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-148074/ja
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XIGDUO XR was approved for use in the USA less than a year ago. Retail cost is in the neighborhood of $500. for 1 month. It combines metformin with a drug that increases the amount of sugar your body excretes in the urine. This does increase the chance of yeast infections. Here is the webMD link. It DOES cause the symptoms you are experiencing, DEBALDERMAN.

www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-167199/xi
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I agree with your decision to go back.

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When I mentioned it to my PCM, that's when she sent me to the Diabetes Center. I have only seen the new Doc once, and we are just starting. I guess I can call back and say I really cannot take this treatment and would prefer something different. Monday will be the end of two weeks. I've read through the side effects (online at Express Scripts) and am also concerned about the light-headedness, the heart-pounding, and the cold-sweats. This overcomes me late afternoon and I have to go lay down and take a nap. I really don't think I should be taking this medicine.

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What do you hear about that drug, Patricia? Is it highly reviewed?



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Is your primary doctor receptive to listening to your concerns?
Can you change doctors?

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Doc Patricia, another concern: My Diabetes Doc started me on a new (for me) medicine called Xigduo * XR. It's supposed to help my body get rid of excess sugar through my kidneys, peeing it out. I've been taking it about a week and a half, and have been nauseous and had diarrhea within an hour after dinner almost every night, and have lost almost 10 lbs. I called the Doc and they want me to try to stick it out for at least 3 weeks to see if the stomach ailments will abate, but I don't know if I can handle it. I'm glad I have some Phenergan on hand, and thank goodness for anti-diarrhea medicine, too. Today, I tried waiting until I was half way through with my breakfast before taking that medicine, and so far, knock on wood, no nausea. I tried another experiment last night and skipped the Janumet (Januvia) with dinner. No nausea, and no diarrhea. Maybe it's the Janumet and not the Xigduo. I had noticed that I was getting the nausea before I started the Xigduo, but not the diarrhea and had mentioned it to my Doc, but she didn't address my concerns. Do you have any suggestions on how I can get over this hiccup?

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Okay, Thank you.

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Red and inflamed sounds like possibly infection. If the bacteria was not sensitive to Cipro, it would get worse. Then when Augmentin was used, if the bacteria was sensitive to it, the infection would clear and the BG go down. Just a possibility.

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It was given to me as a preventative after minor surgery on my foot. After a week on it my foot was all red and inflamed, but not swollen due to dressing. My Dr. put me on Augmentin for another week, and my BG has continued to drop. Doesn't really make sense to me.

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Infection (the major reason for Cipro) is known to raise BG.

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Hi Doc Patricia,

Have you ever encountered anyone who had very high blood sugars while taking Cypro (anti-biotic)? My fasting numbers were as high as 178 while taking it, and now that I'm done, (3 days ago) it has gone down a little each day. Today was 129.

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good choice

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Great advice Patricia. I just like frozen berries alone on my oatmeal.





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GRAMMYX7,
It is the instant oatmeal that is a challenge for diabetics. Cooked oatmeal is better, Chicken, turkey,fish, eggs and pork in reasonable amounts (3 oz) should be fine for both diseases as non-vegan sources of protein.

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As it is not legal in my state, I've never researched it.

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Just saw this on Facebook:

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and wondering if there's any truth in it?

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My mistake I apologize. But Doc Patrucia will talk woith you soon.



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Thank you for recipe. It sounds good. Sorry, I guess I was on the page discuss it with Doc Patricia,

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Hi Grammy! I'd guess Low carbing fuits veggies and anything you like as a protein source. Sometimes i go Paleo. I lke a breakfast 2 days in a row just cuz i get left overs and here's an example. You can eaither use a little butterin the pan or olive oil but I peel and chop tiny a very small sweet potato nuke ina bowl covered with paper towel or paper plate 2 minutes then sautee on low in the fry pan and wash, dry and peel and core and chop a small apple and cook on low heat with the sweet potatoe. You can add raisins or whatever you want and I top with sliced almonds or walnuts and this is my breakfast.

We have a wonderful Dr. on board our team int he thread called "Discuss it with Doc Patricia" go to the main page and scroll down. Hit reply and add a message and post it. Good luck



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I have Type 2 diabetes controlled by diet and high cholesterol. Without becoming a vegetarian, what foods are good to eat for both problems. I like to eat oatmeal for breakfast 4 out of 7 days a week and thought that was good, now am hearing oatmeal is good for cholesterol but not for diabetes. It can be so confusing.
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Thank you.



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It is a much better choice.
The lower the glycemic index, the safer it is for diabetics.

www.health.harvard.edu/healthy-eatin
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Dr. Patricia...

White rice, potatoes and pasta are not a diabetics friend. What about brown rice? How healthy is this for us?



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super idea

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Thanks so much for your advice! Yes, I do include some protein with an evening snack. The educator and I talked about that and she thinks a light snack before bed will help keep the am numbers lower because my liver won't be dumping so much glucose overnight. That has definitely worked.

Like Pickie my sleep is always interrupted because of fibro pain. Last night was a bear because snow was coming, so I had a lot of pain. One thing that helps me get to sleep fast is Sleepytime Extra herbal tea (by Celestial Seasonings); it has valerian , spearmint, west indian lemongrass, hawthorn and orange blossoms in it and does not require any sweetening at all. It works! (and last night I forgot it, and then I was too lazy to go make it when I woke up in pain).

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DEEA2Z,
Do you include some protein with your evening snack?
Protein helps keep BG more level.

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