Tag Archives: type 2 diabetes

The Journey of a Test Strip

I am of course talking about diabetic test strips that I use on a daily basis.   First off, a bit of history. Test strips and meters likewise are an important part of managing diabetes at home. Nowadays we take them … Continue reading

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Obesity, BMI and Diabetes

This is a sequel to my previous post, My Opinion About Five Types of Diabetes. Now I will be talking about obesity. Obesity is traditionally defined as having so much body fat that it has a negative effect on health. Body … Continue reading

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Flying with type 2 diabetes

This involves some advance planning. While traveling by car allows for more flexibility with food, it is not so should you choose to fly. The airline food is not necessarily the healthiest. BuzzFeed website provides information of airline meals for … Continue reading

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The Daily Prompt: EMPTY. My glass isn’t empty

When you’re blessed with diabetes, try keeping your glass not empty, both literally and figuratively. Positive attitude helps to manage diabetes more efficiently. Diabetes management is a full-time job that can easily become overwhelming. It affects a big part of … Continue reading

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Diabetes Management is not a one-size-fits-all and here’s why

First off, a brief overview.  In this post, I’ll be talking about a type 2 diabetes that I am diagnosed with.  What happens is that although insulin is produced, it cannot be used efficiently by body tissues which is called … Continue reading

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How accurate are blood glucose meters?

Not very much so, according to my own experience and my research on the net. Mayo Clinic site lists a number of factors  that can affect meter accuracy.  Among them, test strip problems, monitor problems, improper coding, not enough blood applied … Continue reading

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Want to lose weight? Take neurontin

Just kidding. I can’t really recommend this drug although it did what it was supposed to do as its primary function. It has made my diabetic neuropathy go away for the time being; not sure if forever which remains to … Continue reading

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