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Type 2 from 2003

  1. At night, my levels are 120-125 (6.6-6.9 mmol/L], but in the morning when I wake up they are back up to 150s (8.3 mmol/L). (24 Dec 2003)
  2. Lately my fasting level is between 120 and 130 [6.7 and 7.2 mmol/L]. Do I need medication to lower these fasting numbers? (22 Dec 2003)
  3. The doctor had advised him to take Acarbose occasionally. Is this proper? (22 Dec 2003)
  4. My husband has been diabetic for 8 years. I am noticing major mental changes. (22 Dec 2003)
  5. During the past year, my A1C results have consistently been climbing, even after my doctor has doubled by Glyburide. (7 Dec 2003)
  6. What is the benefit of taking Glyburide 5mg and Metformin HCL 500mg at the same time? (27 Nov 2003)
  7. What can my brother do to control his blood sugar when it reaches more than 400 mg/dl [22.2 mmol/L]? (14 Nov 2003)
  8. I am losing weight now, and my blood sugars and blood pressure have dropped. Is this normal? How can I regulate the medication? (14 Nov 2003)
  9. If I faithfully exercise and eat properly, is it possible I can be taken off medication one day? (7 Nov 2003)
  10. What is the effect of obesity on type 2 diabetes in a school age child? (3 Nov 2003)
  11. What stage is my father in? What can my family do avoid the advancement of this illness? (28 Oct 2003)
  12. Can type 2 diabetes go away? Can other prescribed medications make it seem as if the diabetes has gone away? (19 Oct 2003)
  13. Why are my blood sugars higher in the morning? (7 Oct 2003)
  14. Why am I feeling this way when my blood sugars were doing so much better? (30 Sep 2003)
  15. I cannot get my blood sugar to normalize. What do I do? (3 Sep 2003)
  16. When my father takes his medicine continuously, his sugar easily goes down], but when he stopped taking it for a week, his sugar went up. (25 Aug 2003)
  17. I am having trouble with high blood glucose levels after I have spent a good deal of time being active and when I lose weight. (24 Aug 2003)
  18. I have trouble with the Somogyi Effect, and Prandin was started just two weeks ago because my A1c was 8.3%. (21 Aug 2003)
  19. If I take the Glucophage only, with no glyburide, my fasting blood sugar is too high. If I take the glyburide, I wake in the middle of the night with low blood sugar. (18 Aug 2003)
  20. I have a person with type 2 diabetes on maximum oral agents who shows an increasing trend of blood sugars. What next? (17 Aug 2003)
  21. I would rather skip Glucophage thing just start insulin, but my endocrinologist says that's not a good idea.What would be the disadvantage? (13 Aug 2003)
  22. In the month I have been on insulin, I have had only five readings under 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L]. Can you give me any clues? (12 Aug 2003)
  23. What would be the potential consequences of simply stopping the diabetes medication and following the Atkins' diet rigorously? (11 Aug 2003)
  24. If you see a patient after two weeks on glipizide, and the blood sugar is still not well controlled, what is the next step? (9 Aug 2003)
  25. My sister who has type 2 diabetes had a high C-peptide level, and I have several questions. (1 Aug 2003)
  26. Could stress cause this jump in my blood sugar? Should I talk to the doctor about switching back to the other two medications? (15 Jul 2003)
  27. Why can I no longer control this by diet and exercise as I have for the last six years? (6 Jul 2003)
  28. Is the Glucophage necessary? Should I see a diabetes specialist? (26 Jun 2003)
  29. My grandmother, who has had diabetes for almost a year, is on oral medications. How much should her blood sugar levels decrease? (26 Jun 2003)
  30. Despite changes in my Glucotrol XL several times, my fasting blood sugar is still high. Please advise. (21 Jun 2003)
  31. Is there a time limit for the to the effectiveness of Glucophage before a someone must move on to insulin? (12 Jun 2003)
  32. My doctor and I are concerned with the "dawn phenomenon". Any suggestions of how to deal with it would be greatly appreciated. (10 Jun 2003)
  33. I have been told that my diabetes is "brittle". (10 Jun 2003)
  34. My wife's blood pressure and blood sugar are not coming under control, despite treatment. (4 Jun 2003)
  35. When I asked the nurse for a diet sheet for diabetes, she gave me a sheet that gives me a choice of 1200, 1500, or 1800 calories. (31 May 2003)
  36. What kind of risk may I encounter with damage to internal organs if I continue to exist with these sugar levels? (31 May 2003)
  37. Is it normal for blood sugar to rise while sleeping? (29 May 2003)
  38. Is insulin the only answer? (25 May 2003)
  39. How does this treatment sound to you? (24 May 2003)
  40. Can I continue controlling my diabetes by diet and exercise like this without metformin? (19 May 2003)
  41. In time, will my mother be able to give up insulin and come back to oral medicine? (19 May 2003)
  42. Should my doctor look for something, or is this just the course of aging? (16 May 2003)
  43. What should the normal range be for someone who already has diabetes? (14 May 2003)
  44. Do you suggest my mother change therapy to insulin? (3 May 2003)
  45. My wife gets weak and cold and begins to shake. Her her blood sugar is just a little low, but it drops quickly. What should we do? (30 Apr 2003)
  46. My sister who has type 2 diabetes usually has elevated blood sugars two hours after a meal. (28 Apr 2003)
  47. Can I consider my diabetes mild? Is it possible that I may not need the Glucophage in the near future? (16 Apr 2003)
  48. Twice now I have awakened with a reading that's high, and it continues to climb before I've eaten. (15 Apr 2003)
  49. How can I convince my father to follow a diet, etc.? (14 Apr 2003)
  50. How likely is it that the gestational diabetes will return as my pregnancy progresses? How likely is it that I will get type 2 diabetes? (5 Apr 2003)
  51. What could possibly cause my fasting blood sugar to be higher than my blood sugar at bedtime? (4 Apr 2003)
  52. I have poorly controlled type 2 diabetes, and they gave me insulin twice, but I had a severe reaction both times. What can I do? (2 Apr 2003)
  53. I am taking Glucophage XR along with premixed insulin, and my fasting blood sugars are all elevated. (31 Mar 2003)
  54. I know trauma can make your blood sugar rise, but shouldn't my husband's blood sugars have gone down in two months? (28 Mar 2003)
  55. My boyfriend is on pills and has been doing everything right to control his diabetes for about three years, but it is not working any more. (25 Mar 2003)
  56. If you start rejecting the insulin, should you not increase the amount? Why does this happen? What can be done to help prevent this? (24 Mar 2003)
  57. Could any of my medicines be the culprit in not losing weight? (23 Mar 2003)
  58. What are the best drugs for my dad to be on? (4 Mar 2003)
  59. I have had diabetes for about five years and have been taking two diabetes pills, which seemed work great at first, but then not so well. Will I have to take insulin? (27 Feb 2003)
  60. I have to take prednisone for another medical condition, and now I have problems controlling my sugar levels. (26 Feb 2003)
  61. How can it be established what kind of medication I need? (26 Feb 2003)
  62. My daughter has a brown patch on her neck under her chin. Will this go away or get worse? What causes it? (22 Feb 2003)
  63. Could having three kidneys have any effect on my higher readings? (14 Feb 2003)
  64. I began the insulin plus the metformin to control the postprandial readings, and I'm feeling very frustrated. (5 Feb 2003)
  65. I have had type 2 diabetes for about two years now and lately, I have found it difficult to stay in range. (27 Jan 2003)
  66. My morning sugar levels are very high, but my hemoglobin A1c values are always below 6%. Should I be concerned (22 Jan 2003)
  67. If I don't take care of my diabetes, how soon could I start experiencing symptoms or complications? (17 Jan 2003)
  68. Should I get some kind of other test to make sure I have diabetes? Does someone without diabetes ever have readings over 126 mg/dl [7 mmol/L]? (2 Jan 2003)

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