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Type 2 Support from September 26, 2001

Betty Brackenridge and Kris Swenson hosted a Virtual Support Group chat about Type 2 diabetes.

Chat Room Administrator Wed Oct 24 2001 20:15:00 Eastern US
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Wed Oct 24 2001 20:36:23 Eastern US
Karen, Aussie (Mum, Nathan, 13.) from 203.34.200.248
Hello, anyone around ?

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:05:57 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Hi there - we made it! How's it going tonight?

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:06:21 Eastern US
Jeff Hitchcock from 216.68.227.65
Hi Betty and Kris ... we've just enjoyed a wild wind and rain storm here

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:06:21 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
Good evening, how are you?

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:07:07 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Hi Jeff and susie -- no such drama here, Jeff. Just sunshine.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:07:51 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
It has been unseasonable warm here. That's about to change.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:08:15 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
I'm headed for Atlanta tomorrow - inagine I'll catch some of that. How are things going, Susie?

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:08:19 Eastern US
Jeff Hitchcock from 216.68.227.65
Kris and Betty -- of course you enjoy sunshine. You live in one of the best places in the US! I do miss Phoenix when winter creeps into Ohio.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:09:06 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 208.224.174.71
Hi everyone

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:09:21 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
Had a strange/rough several weeks. Made of point of checking in tonight to commisserate.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:09:37 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
Hi Nancy.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:09:43 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Yep - this is when we have the tourist weather. Of course, we keep REAL quiet in July and August.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:10:38 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Hi, Nancy! Welcome. Wwell, Susie, commiseration is our specialty! Spill it!

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:11:41 Eastern US
Beth (IA) (type 2, also mother to Rea 16, type 1) from 206.72.22.10
Hi all

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:12:08 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 208.224.174.71
Hi Beth!

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:12:36 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Hi, Beth. Good to see you.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:12:52 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
Okay, you asked for it. LOL
About 6 weeks ago my bg began rising, for no reason, in fact I was following a low gi diet and working out atleast 4 xs per week. They were in 200s and 300s during day and close to 200 in a.m.s

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:13:59 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Well, that had to be upsetting Susie. Did you ever find any particular reason?

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:14:09 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
Hi Beth!
I was on 2 mg of prandin w/meals and 1000 mg of glucopage xr each day. dr. increase glu to 1500 and added 0.5 prandin at night, necessitating a snack before bed. It has worked.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:14:11 Eastern US
Karla from 209.86.45.121
hello

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:14:36 Eastern US
Beth (IA) (type 2, also mother to Rea 16, type 1) from 206.72.22.10
Susie mine were like that for about a week and a half,but I knew the reason

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:15:06 Eastern US
Beth (IA) (type 2, also mother to Rea 16, type 1) from 206.72.22.10
Hi Susie and Karla

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:15:07 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 208.224.174.71
My blood sugars have been a little on the rise too.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:15:36 Eastern US
Krissy Lynn from 209.86.45.121
Sorry about that, I had to change my name. Just stopped at the spanish room

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:15:52 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Well, how cool that you found a resolution, Susie. Med changes are just part of the landscape with type 2. Glad your doc jumped up. Hi Karla!

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:16:06 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
I have been having abdominal pains for several months and have undergone much testing. Have just found out that I have fibroids. Elevated bgs have been common right before monthly and mid cycle. Could hormones be playing on the bg?

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:17:04 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Could be the hormones, the pain, the stress or all three, Susie. Any plan for treating the fibroids?

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:17:36 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
Kris: I am very pro active with my treatment. I did give him a hard time about increasing meds.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:18:11 Eastern US
Krissy Lynn ((Karla)) from 209.86.45.121
I had to change my name from Karla to Krissy Lynn

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:18:56 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
It's good to questionso you understand but those medicine changes are just part of the expected journet with type 2 -- and you're just now getting into the optimal dose range for Glucaphage with this last increase. Most effective dose for most people is 2000 mg.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:19:11 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
I am going for an mri. I have had catscans and ultra sounds, now gyn wants to see mri. spoke of removal of uterus...said faily large mass.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:20:12 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Susie, Kris, fibrois survivor, says "Yank it out!" LOL

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:20:29 Eastern US
Beth (IA) (type 2, also mother to Rea 16, type 1) from 206.72.22.10
I had lots of reading over 300, but it was because I had a very severe reaction to the flu shot. Laid me up for about 10 days at least. still don't have all my strength back.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:20:47 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 208.224.174.71
I had an alergic reaction to the ace inhibitor my dr. put me on. Zestoretic. I'm not alergic to anything except soap powder, any thoughts on what could have caused that?

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:20:50 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
The increase in the gluc was done first with virtually no change. The prandin seemed to make more of a difference.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:20:59 Eastern US
Beth (IA) (type 2, also mother to Rea 16, type 1) from 206.72.22.10
Susie I had mine out several years ago too. I'd let them take it

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:21:30 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Beth, what a shame. You make me want to just rush out and get one of those puppies!

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:21:34 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
Kris, I'm afraid of surgery with the asthma and the D.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:22:15 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
Am I the only one with one? LOL

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:22:29 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Nancy, what were the symptoms of that allergic reaction to Zestril?

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:22:58 Eastern US
Beth (IA) (type 2, also mother to Rea 16, type 1) from 206.72.22.10
It was the first one I ever had, and was told to never have another. Rea was fine after hers tho

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:23:35 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Susie, NOPE! I've managed to hang on to mine too! Understand the worries about surgery. Have you talked to your pulmonary guy about it?

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:23:37 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 208.224.174.71
My arms turned red and my face and neck. The redness in my arms lasted the whole day.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:23:57 Eastern US
Karla from 209.86.45.121
I have type one diabetes and I am very curious about type 2.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:24:40 Eastern US
Diane (IGT) from 66.69.135.123
HI---I've never been in a chat before, so please excuse my typing and ignorance!

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:25:16 Eastern US
Beth (IA) (type 2, also mother to Rea 16, type 1) from 206.72.22.10
Hi Diane

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:25:46 Eastern US
Karla from 209.86.45.121
Hi Diane

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:25:50 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Nancy, sounds systemic. No fun and important to avoid a repeat. WAs the Zestril for blood pressure? If so, hope they're looking for another agent in a different class. Important to keep it controlled.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:25:55 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
I have an asthma specialist, but no pulmonary person. I went for a consult many years ago and had managed with gp and asthma dr.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:26:29 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
Hi Diane.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:26:31 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Welcome, Diane and (again) Karla - any particular questions?

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:26:55 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 208.224.174.71
yes, for bp. I didn't take it again. I see him Monday so I should be ok until then.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:27:56 Eastern US
Karla from 209.86.45.121
Is there any speciic way of getting type 2?

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:28:00 Eastern US
Diane (IGT) from 66.69.135.123
Hi Beth--I wanted to ask a couple of questions about type 2 progression. I have randoms in the 200's pretty often within an hour after eating. I am on a diet to help control this. My fasting levels have gone up over the past couple of months and my A1C has gone from 5 to 5.6 . I know those are normal levels, but I was curious to see what ya'll thought. Thanks!

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:28:04 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Well, your asthma specialist is probably the one to talk to. He/she must know your lung function and can address your questions and concerns. Have you asked about the possibility of less invasive procedures that wouldn't require general anaesthetic?

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:29:05 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
It frightens me that I have had to increase the dosages of my meds significantly since dx'd in 1-99. I was on lots of insulin when pregnant in '88. Hope that's not in my near future. :-(

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:29:08 Eastern US
Diane (IGT) from 66.69.135.123
Oh--One more thing. I do have symptoms like frequent urination and weght loss. I weigh 100 pds. and am 5'1".

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:29:47 Eastern US
Beth (IA) (type 2, also mother to Rea 16, type 1) from 206.72.22.10
Diane, are you on any meds for your Diabetes--type one or type 2?

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:30:39 Eastern US
Beth (IA) (type 2, also mother to Rea 16, type 1) from 206.72.22.10
I never had gestational D, but dx'd myself with type 2 7 yrs ago. called my Dr and said I wanted to be tested,

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:30:41 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Diane, you are right to be concerned even though your A1c is still in the normal range. I'd share that info about the randoms over 200. In my neck of the woods, that's diabetes, not IGT. And given your weight, you are more likely to be dealing with an early "catch" of developing type 1 diabetes, rather than type 2. In either case, you are insulin deficient and a diet won't get the job done. Back to the doc, girl!

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:30:59 Eastern US
Diane (IGT) from 66.69.135.123
So far I haven't been diagnosed. I went to a Dr. in JUne, but he thought I was only IGT and told me to eat more carbs. and gain weight! I have an appt with a great endocrinologist in NOvember.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:32:22 Eastern US
Diane (IGT) from 66.69.135.123
Thank you so much! I feel like I have3 been so alne in dealing with this. MY family Practice doctor said he though the same, But I still felt like I was making something of nothing!

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:32:22 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Dianne, I'm glad you're getting to an endo soon. If you lose any more weight in the meantime, please call them and ask to be seen sooner.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:32:32 Eastern US
Beth (IA) (type 2, also mother to Rea 16, type 1) from 206.72.22.10
sorry, but I don't know what IGT means.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:32:53 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 208.224.174.71
impaired glucose tolerant

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:33:55 Eastern US
Diane (IGT) from 66.69.135.123
This is such a wonderful and informative website. Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions!

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:34:41 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 208.224.174.71
Diane this is were I get a bunch of my questions answered

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:34:43 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Susie, most people with type 2 diabetes need insulin at some point. I know that sounds pretty scary to a lot of people. But high blood sugars should be a bunch scarier. Is there soneone you can talk to about what it's like for THEM to take insulin. Most of our patients say that once they've started, it becomes pretty much a non-issue. Food's much harder!

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:34:50 Eastern US
Wendy from 12.78.68.109
Hi Everyone

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:35:28 Eastern US
Karla from 209.86.45.121
Hi Wendy

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:35:38 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Hi, Wendy! Welcome.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:36:11 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 208.224.174.71
my after meal blood sugars are on the rise again. 163-200 even with the Starlix

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:36:39 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Nancy - are you keeping track of carbs?

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:36:46 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
K & S: what do you think of the Golden Graham Treats as a snack: 90 cals/20 cals fat, 17 gr of carbs. Sound like they taste pleasant. may try it tonight with my prandin.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:37:39 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 208.224.174.71
up to 60 grams of carbs per meal.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:38:33 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
I need to find pleasant alternatives to night time snacks.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:38:40 Eastern US
Beth (IA) (type 2, also mother to Rea 16, type 1) from 206.72.22.10
There are times when I almostwish I could start the insulin now, think it would be easier and would have really helped when I was sick

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:38:59 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Susie, they're a tasty way to get carbs -- but I'm not clear why you need them. Is the Prandin at bedtime causing lows is you don't eat a snack?

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:40:01 Eastern US
Diane (IGT) from 66.69.135.123
Would it still have a chance of being type 1 evenif my fbg is in the 112to 122 range? I have both type in my family.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:40:15 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Nancy, that sounds reasonable. If you're not able to make enough insulin to cover that measley amount, you might need to look at other options to maintain blood sugars in target range after eating.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:41:09 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
When dr. convinced me to take the night time prandin, he was quite concerned that I didn't usually have a night time snack. I protested, but he insisted. My bg has been very good with it in the a.m. Should I try to skip it?

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:41:12 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 208.224.174.71
What kind of other options?

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:41:13 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Diane, anything is possible and this could be very early onset type 1 or a very insulin deficient type 2... either way, you'll need to eat a heatlhy amount of food to maintain a good weight and then treat the blood sugars as needed. Meds/insulin whatever it takes to maintain quality of life and good health.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:42:01 Eastern US
Diane (IGT) from 66.69.135.123
Thanks again!

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:42:08 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
K&S, I have another variable...I use asthmacort before bed which the asthma dr.and gp thought was causing me some highs during night. This seems to be helping?

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:43:23 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Susie, the old way was to always feed people at night and tell them to diet during the day. But, no matter what, if it's working, go with it for now. It's always about, "is it working"... Any cortisone product will potentially raise blood sugar so it could be that you're balancing the inhaler with the Prandin right now.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:44:08 Eastern US
Wendy from 12.78.68.109
oh yes cortisone that lovely blood sugar raiser

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:45:11 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Nancy, there are options to treat the mealtime blood sugars such as Prandin in adjusted doses, Starlix and rapid acting insulin in amounts to cover carbs eaten. Have you checked your blood sugar before and then 1 hr after meals? Is it high before, then you might need a longer acting oral agent during the day.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:45:26 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
For the time being, it is working. I have even had to use, also, proventil during the night and I woke up with decent bgs. I'm just afraid of gaining weight from the snack.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:46:11 Eastern US
ms from 64.12.105.34
Hello everyone

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:46:24 Eastern US
Wendy from 12.78.68.109
Hi ms

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:46:40 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Hello ms

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:47:04 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
Beth, the insulin frightens me so, even though my mother injects herself twice a day.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:47:32 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Well Susie, that's always a challenge in a body that's a "good storer", like type 2 bodies. You're way ahead of the game since you exercise.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:47:35 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 208.224.174.71
I check my bg 2 hours after eating. I usually don't check it before a meal. At first I did and it always normal. I have been put on Pravachol recently, could that raise bg?

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:47:59 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
What about the insulin frightens you the most?

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:48:38 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Nancy, Pravachol does not affect blood sugar that we know of. It is for cholesterol and does a good job at that.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:49:09 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Nancy, the thing is... if you're seeing your after meal blood sugars slowly rise, perhaps the before meal ones are too. It's good to spot check every so often to know what's going on.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:49:34 Eastern US
Beth (IA) (type 2, also mother to Rea 16, type 1) from 206.72.22.10
After I have cortisone shots for the osteoarthritis, I have injected some of Rea's humalog (with drs. permission,--no big deal and this from someone who hates needles!

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:50:37 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Beth, exactly right. If it's used to treat a problem blood sugar and you use the newest equipment, it's really as easy as it can be, compared to years ago. Susie, what about your Mom's insulin bothers you the most?

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:51:04 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
The lows seemed to have come on more frequently and with less warning. You are more a "slave" to eating at certain time...less spontenaity.
Also, my asthma dr. "benched" me this week since my asthma has been acting up and I have an URI. I put it on so quickly!!!!

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:51:21 Eastern US
Wendy from 12.78.68.109
thats was a good idea Beth, actually i asked my endo to do a .1 increast across the board.....because the doc was gonna put steriods in the foot after he was done.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:51:49 Eastern US
Beth (IA) (type 2, also mother to Rea 16, type 1) from 206.72.22.10
I have thought about it a lot lately and think perhpas a shot of Lantus once a day and then humalog to cover meals might work better for me than just the Glucophage and Glucotrol

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:52:01 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
It's not mom's insulin. It was my experience with gestational D.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:52:26 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Well, Susie, that is not the journey of most people taking the right insulin at the right time with the right match to food choices. No longer do we give people large doses twice a day and hope they feed it enough to avoid lows. This is the old way and not a very good way.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:53:19 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Especially with type 2, using the right insulin, like Humalog/Novalog at meals to match carbs and a good background insulin the risk of low is pretty small. We use this technique now in gestational diabetes as well.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:53:32 Eastern US
bodeen (North Carolina) from 63.255.89.83
hello everyone! Susie I missed the beginning of your story but hopefully you're situation will be like mine was. i to was told I had to go on insulin (i'm type 2). I went on it and was able to stop after only 1 month because my sugars went back to normal. I had always said i could never give my self a shot. but when it came down to actually doing it, it was nowhere near what i imagined it would be like.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:53:42 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
what is the difference between prandin or starlix and glucotorol?

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:54:37 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
Bodeen, what was that miracle insulin?

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:55:11 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Susie, Prandin and Starlix are much the same, short acting drugs that cause your pancreas to squirt out insulin for meals. Glucotrol does the same thing but for much longer and not specifically at meals.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:56:08 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
How would it be determined which of these meds was best? My dr started me on prandin right away.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:56:48 Eastern US
Wendy from 12.78.68.109
Hi Bodeen

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:57:10 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
What Bodeen described is not unusual when someone with type 2 diabetes has high blood sugars over time, the pancreas decreases it's amount of insulin produced because it is tired and needs it's rest. Giving insulin brings the blood sugars down and rests the pancreas. Everything gets better for awhile but the journey of pancreas poop-out continues.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:57:46 Eastern US
Beth (IA) (type 2, also mother to Rea 16, type 1) from 206.72.22.10
I was on nothing the first 2 yrs, then just Glucotrol about 4 yrs ago, started on Glucophage also, just had my dr. up the dose to 500mg at each meal. seems to be working better for me most of the time.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:58:36 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
Susie, the idea is to "treat the problem, not create one". If you have high blood sugars after meals, we use drugs to make more insulin or inject insulin to match the food. If your blood sugar is high when you get up, this calls for Glucophage which suppresses the sugar released from the liver. Each drug class has a job to do and combinations of all the classes of drugs is the most effective way to go for most people.

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:58:58 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
Beth, do you use 500 mg of glucophage xr?

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:59:10 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
well, only a minute to go. Anything else pressing?

Wed Oct 24 2001 21:59:10 Eastern US
bodeen (North Carolina) from 63.255.89.83
Susie it was just the regular slow acting insulin. i had developed a major infection on my leg that got into my bloodstream. This along with me letting down on my daily health plan caused my sugars to skyrocket. needless to say I've learned ny lesson

Wed Oct 24 2001 22:00:17 Eastern US
Beth (IA) (type 2, also mother to Rea 16, type 1) from 206.72.22.10
no, just the regular glucophage, that is why I take it 3 times a day.

Wed Oct 24 2001 22:00:25 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
thank you for allowing me to commisserate! I really needed it!

Wed Oct 24 2001 22:00:30 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 208.224.174.71
Thanks Kris and Betty for answering all of these questions. I have learned so much from the two of you. Good Night

Wed Oct 24 2001 22:01:00 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
The chat room will be open for another 20 minutes so feel free to keep on "gabbing". Betty and I send you all our best and hope your journey this month is an easier one. Bye for now

Wed Oct 24 2001 22:01:29 Eastern US
Beth (IA) (type 2, also mother to Rea 16, type 1) from 206.72.22.10
thanks Kris and Betty, I am so glad I can now make some of these special chats.

Wed Oct 24 2001 22:01:31 Eastern US
Kris and Betty (Chat Co-hosts) from 152.163.204.69
You're welcome Nancy. Good luck to you.

Wed Oct 24 2001 22:01:31 Eastern US
bodeen (North Carolina) from 63.255.89.83
Good night folks! Good luck Susie

Wed Oct 24 2001 22:02:37 Eastern US
Susie from 207.29.205.137
Good night all. Thanks for letting me go on and on tonight!

Wed Oct 24 2001 22:03:34 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 208.224.174.71
Susie, how long have you been diabetic

Wed Oct 24 2001 22:04:40 Eastern US
Connie(BC) from 207.194.24.196
hi

Wed Oct 24 2001 22:04:59 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 208.224.174.71
Hi Connie, how are you

Wed Oct 24 2001 22:05:58 Eastern US
Connie(BC) from 207.194.24.196
I'm fine, you? Sorry I missed the chat again!

Wed Oct 24 2001 22:06:05 Eastern US
wolpi (mom of josh 8 dxd 7/01) from 66.19.108.119
hi long time so see

Wed Oct 24 2001 22:06:49 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 208.224.174.71
I'm fine. I am sorry you missed it too. we had a good one tonight. Lots of input

Wed Oct 24 2001 22:07:15 Eastern US
Connie(BC) from 207.194.24.196
Hi Wolpi

Wed Oct 24 2001 22:07:27 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 208.224.174.71
What time is it in BC?

Wed Oct 24 2001 22:07:48 Eastern US
Connie(BC) from 207.194.24.196
just got home, and have to go again in a while!

Wed Oct 24 2001 22:08:13 Eastern US
Connie(BC) from 207.194.24.196
7:05

Wed Oct 24 2001 22:08:31 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 208.224.174.71
a.m or p.m

Wed Oct 24 2001 22:09:34 Eastern US
Connie(BC) from 207.194.24.196
p.m.

Wed Oct 24 2001 22:10:44 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 208.224.174.71
It's 10:10 pm here and I think I am going to sign off. Have a good one. see ya

Wed Oct 24 2001 22:10:52 Eastern US
Connie(BC) from 207.194.24.196
How are you doing Wolpi?

Wed Oct 24 2001 22:10:56 Eastern US
wolpi (mom of josh 8 dxd 7/01) from 66.19.108.119
hi do u guys remember me

Wed Oct 24 2001 22:11:44 Eastern US
Connie(BC) from 207.194.24.196
Night Nancy take care
Let's go to parents Wolpi

Wed Oct 24 2001 22:12:14 Eastern US
wolpi (mom of josh 8 dxd 7/01) from 66.19.108.119
Connie, thanks for asking. ok i guess. josh is now doing his own bg tests he just had his a1c and it was 9. i was shocked bcs he was 8 when he was diagnosd. any input on that

Wed Oct 24 2001 22:12:41 Eastern US
wolpi (mom of josh 8 dxd 7/01) from 66.19.108.119
ok i will connie



                 
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