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11/2/12 12:44 P

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been lucky never had the morning high

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11/1/12 8:20 A

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That early morning high can sometimes be due to something called the Symogi effect--aka "dawn phenomenon". Try a protein-based bedtime snack--no more than 15 grams of carbs with protein. My favorite is a half cup of cottage cheese, or celery stuffed with peanut butter or tuna salad... If that takes care of the problem, what is happening is that your body is dropping too low when you sleep so your brain sends a signal to the liver to release some of the glucose stored there--but being diabetic, your body over-compensates and you end up with too much. The snack gives your body something to work on while you sleep, so that doesn't happen... it's worth trying, to get those numbers down. Just "borrow" the calories from your other meals. I sometimes split dinner in two, and have part of it later...

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10/24/12 11:05 P

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how are you?

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10/24/12 2:35 P

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I can't see myself injecting... Not yet anyway..I will try any medication though. However, I am having trouble getting my sugar down. My morning readings are 140s..I am taking the smallest dose of Onglazia. Who knows I may end up with a shot.

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10/24/12 10:55 A

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Something new, I looked it up... I wasn't too impressed, actually.

But then...
I gave up on oral diabetic meds a LONG time ago! LOL

Insulin is better than trying to force an overworked pancreas to perform at higher levels... it's a much more natural way of dealing with the disease. Scary idea, taking shots?

Once I started, I was laughing at myself for making such a big deal of it... it's SO much easier--and though I AM allergic to Novalog, the only real side effect has been lower blood sugar! LOL

One step at a time. If the medication isn't doing anything, talk to your doctor about discontinuing it... but don't just quit taking it. That can have some interesting consequences too, sometimes...

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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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10/17/12 10:37 A

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no idea this is sorry cant help

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10/12/12 6:03 P

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you can do it and i'm always here to cheer you on!!
the lady mary

TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
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last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

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10/12/12 3:26 P

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Thanks Lady Mary,

I guess I need plenty of support just as you have offered with your experience. I have been here for quite a while. but I have never taken off those 20 pounds my Dr. wants me to. I just get frustrated because whether I diet or not I seem to still be at pretty much the same weight. I do see myself going from a 10 to 8 size dress and pretty soon I'm back again. It's like a yoyo type of thing with my weight. I was fine for a long time but about a month a go my glucose started to come up in the mornings to 160 with Orglazia it's at 138 but I still feel it's not where it should be.

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10/12/12 1:46 P

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well how long have you been doing this??? for example myself
i have been on sparkpeople for 6 years now and i was dieting before i came here but this place made getting the weight off a piece of cake MOST OF THE TIME lol my weight 378 to 105 and i have been maintaining here for four years..i went through many plateaus the last one being 40 pounds out from goal and lasting 9 months..i still came every single day and whined and crabbed but participated because that is what one does for sure and when the plateau ended the 40 pounds literally dropped off..so you just never know..are you weighing and measuring your food?? portion size is important for sure
and you need to get off the scale you need to see the weight loss in other ways like your clothes getting baggy and stuff like that..i sent mine to goodwill and only weigh now at the docs office and i maintain it's just something you learn you have to do..i was fat my whole life and i will never be that again
drink the water..it is essential to the body's well being and having enough is always a great idea
anyway it is what happened with me and i stay here hoping that my experiences will help others along the way..i am always around for sure
NEVER GIVE UP
the lady mary

TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

if i stitch fast enough do


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10/12/12 1:33 P

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I think I eat enough I follow the diabetic food tracker. That is why it is puzzling. However I started exercising at the time I started taking it about 2 weeks ago. I might have to give my body time to get adjusted. Haven't lost weight either. Have a stubborn scale.

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10/12/12 1:23 P

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you know if you are exercising and not eating enough you can experience 'dawn' syndrome where the brain demands the liver to produce needed sugar from it's stores..i think the exercise is good but you have to eat enough or this will happen and the liver will push more sugar into the system on demand and thus high readings..run this by your doc and see what is said
the lady mary

TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

if i stitch fast enough do


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10/12/12 1:02 P

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Thanks, I did a search and yes those are side effects, however, I haven't had any which is a good thing but my glucose hasn't moved much even when tracking my foods and exercising at least 1 hour. That is why I wondered if anyone has taken it and how long before they saw results. This is a fairly new medication.

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10/11/12 7:54 P

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Thanks! It is not easy, but with SP, there's always support! Hugs!

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i see crazydog you are maintaining well GOOD WORK for sure
the lady mary emoticon

TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

if i stitch fast enough do


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If yo do a search on ONGLYZA, you'll get lots of information . I don't take it but the main side effects appear to be

upper respiratory infection

hypoglycemia

Do read the information to learn more about the med. Good luck!

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Gosh, I wish I could help you...But I'm not on it.
I just wanted to wish you Well !!!! emoticon

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Hi..Haven't been here for quite a while. But now it seems all of a sudden my glucose has been going high in the mornings. 138 or so. My Dr. started me on Onglazia. I have been taking 1000 metformin hcl er morning and 1000 metfromin hcl er in the evening to that Dr. added Onglazia. Is anyone on Onglazia? After 2 weeks it hasn't made a difference in my glucose readings.
I am tracking my foods and doing at least 1 hour exercise.

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