Welcome To HowIManageMyDiabetes.com
About Fred's Website
I started this website to share some of my personal experiences with Type 2 diabetes. Often referred to as the silent killer, it affects 422 million people worldwide (2016 data from the World Health Organization). In the United States alone there are over 29 million people or 9.3% of the populated are afflicted (as of 2014)……..Read More
Diabetic Supplements – Are They Effective?
There has been a lot of anecdotal evidence reporting that many of the diabetic supplements sold today are effective for lowering blood sugar and help manage diabetes. Cinnamon, chromium, magnesium, Omega-3 fatty acids, ginseng, vanadium, glucosamine, alpha-lipoic acid, bitter melon and now cannabis. .. Read More.
Some Advancements in Diabetic Medication
In addition to the stand-alone products, they have been combined with Metformin and also with cholesterol-lowering drugs. Below are examples of these products:
- Janumet XR (sitagliptin & Metformin HCL -> 100 mg/1000 mg) .. Read More
Understanding A1c vs Blood Glucose Tests
Diabetes Testing and Cotrol in order to manage my diabetes, I am continually researching trying to understand what the disease does to the body. I am fortunate enough that although I have Diabetes Type 2, I am not taking any insulin medication.. Read More
Manage Diabetes with Regular Doctor Visits
Doctor's Visits – Key to Managing Diabetes. Doctor visits and managing diabetes go hand-in-hand. I am happy! My doctor discussed with my my recent blood work during my regular visit. The results were good. My Hemoglobin A1c went down from 7.2 to 7, over a span of 5 .. Read More
Natural Disasters – Where Are Your Diabetic Medications?
Hurricane Season preparations Natural Disasters. With the current weather patterns world wide is going crazy, it is essential that if you are taking any medications for your diabetes, you must know where it is at all times in case you have to evacuate during an emergency.. Read More
Some Things Every Diabetic Needs – Click to Enlarge
Hi there Fred and thank you for writing down your experience with your type 2 Diabetes. It defintely helps other sufferers. It would appear you a very understanding doctor on your side which does help enormously. Read More
Thank you for sharing this weatlh of information. I have been worried if I have diabetes, I don't know how to check if I do. I guess just a simple trip to the doctos will do. However, like you said, there are rarely any signs until it's too late. Read More
My husband is diabetic and has experienced many of the same fluctuations that you describe. It is great that you've learned what triggers the swings in blood sugar levels and you've given up cetain behaviors. You have Type 2 and my husband is Type 1 (diagnoesed at age 27 right after we'd gotten engaged). Read More
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Lets Work Together. Share Experiences. Learn From Each Other.
I hope to harness the power of many to learn more on how the disease affects us. There are many people out there who are not aware that they have the disease. By the time they find out, sometimes it is too late. It is very important that people get tested. It is a very simple blood test that detects the presence of the disease. In many cases, lifestyle changes and diet can delay or reverse the disease. For some it does not work, and they have to take prescription medications. Others take over the counter supplements, including cinnamon, omega 3, magnesium and many others. There is no one single approach to managing the disease. Each regimen is tailored to the needs of the individual.
Every individual is different. Diabetes in general and specifically Type 2 impacts individuals in many ways. Individuals experience different reactions to some of the medications. For example, many individuals react negatively to Metormin, one of the more commonly prescribed medicine. Personally, I do not suffer from any side-effects, but I am aware of others who do. The newer medications, such as the family of liptin products are effective for many, but some cannot tolerate it. The bottom line is to work with your physician to identify steps to manage your diabetes.