Patient Comments: Diabetes - Causes


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Comment from: Daphne, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 24

My secondary diabetes is due to the prednisone I take for my rheumatoid arthritis which I was diagnosed with back in 1996. I've been taking prednisone nonstop for 18 years. So far the diabetes is being controlled by diet and exercise, but it is no longer working, my BGs are slowly creeping up.

Comment from: minus300, (Patient) Published: August 08

My diabetes is like a built in warning device for any bodily illness or stress. In fact diabetes was first diagnosed when I was in the hospital for a serious leg injury. Blood sugar was over 300 just after surgery. Since then I have worked on finding a good way to control it. It is only in the past few years that I have been successful. I lost weight, exercised, and tried to stay with a reasonable diet, but I still have high blood sugars when I get an infection. My last A-1C if that is the correct way of saying it was 6.3 (not perfect, but way better than it was).

Comment from: BJ, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 13

I developed polymyalgia and giant cell arteritis and was put on prednisone. I developed drug induced diabetes, what a mess! I’m having problems getting blood sugar under control in the afternoons. I can’t seem to eat anything without it elevating to the 350 and above level for hours; got lots of work to do.

Comment from: Sensei, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: November 17

I know of a woman who has been diabetic for many years due to autoimmune condition discovered by doctors. She always monitors the sugar level every day, writing them down in a book. She was later introduced to a company supplement called botanical balance which I happened to know about. I think she is fine.

Comment from: B 1st Bn RHF , 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 12

Wonder if I am right to be a little concerned about my blood glucose levels at present. I’ve not really had the need to keep checking it because everything was fine and I was told that I was heading towards remission. But I’ve checked it over the last 4 days (3 times each day) and they have all been more than double my normal levels. Nothing in my life has changed and my diet is good, but I’ve been getting sore heads and my eyes are a little strained.

Comment from: Yassmine , 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: September 13

I'm a type 1 diabetic. I discovered it 2 weeks ago. I noticed I was losing my weight, I was 65, then 54. I was going to the bathroom every 15 minutes. I was very thirsty. My vision was blurred sometimes and I didn’t know why. My face and skin were pale. Finally I found it hard to breathe. The acidity rates in my blood was high. Lately I noticed there are some scars in my legs that didn't heal quickly. There was numbness with my toes. Those were all the symptoms I had when my blood sugar was high at 460.

Comment from: John R., 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 11

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and put on metformin on May 21st, 2014. I started the ADA (American Diabetes Association) diet, using it as directed 100 percent for weeks, still my blood glucose did not get below 140. I questioned my doctor about my options and he said I would be on metformin the rest of my life until moving to insulin. Medicines were the only option he gave me. Then, I found the Gnuh Monix Diabetes Theorem (google it) program. I wonder if this is the real deal. I am getting a bit desperate on losing weight fast lately, since summer is here. It is worth it if I can jumpstart my pancreas again and reverse the diabetes.

Comment from: darthur, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: July 29

I'm a 69 year old that was diagnosed wit type II diabetes approximately 15 years ago. I attended a class at the local hospital and followed their advice almost to the letter, not enough exercise, but my glucose level continued to increase until my next step would have been insulin. 10 months ago, I read the book, "Wheat Belly" and immediately stopped eating anything containing wheat; today my glucose is normal, I lost 40 pounds, and only take metformin. I still do not exercise, but am more active with no joint pains.

Comment from: Diabetes, Female (Patient) Published: June 07

I am a 32 year old houselady, weight of 84 and height 5'6"; I was diagnosed with Diabetes at the age of 30 during pregnancy and my doctor had suggested to take insulin. I had taken the insulin during the last two month of pregnancy. With God grace i had normal delivery. But now my blood sugar is increase i.e. morethan 250.

Comment from: New2Diabetes, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 02

I developed gestational diabetes when I was carrying my first child. Now my son is 2 years old and I've developed full-blown type 2 diabetes. Is my pregnancy to blame?


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Comment from: pt, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: December 28

I am a 20 year old female; I was diagnosed with T1 Diabetes at the age of 10. I have never been over the weight of 130 and I am 5'6". Today, I am experiencing extreme high blood pressure, weight loss (now 104) and tingling in my right baby toe. I have never took great care of my diabetes and I am paying the price. There is no reason or excuse to not take care of your illness so please, if you are diabetic take care of it :). It's not the end of the world by any means and you can like a perfectly normal life with it. The feeling of being a healthy diabetic is amazing, however the feeling of being a unhealthy diabetic is miserable.

Comment from: unknown, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 28

Every month I had bad yeast infections, it was only after reading in a magazine that this can be a sign of diabetes, my sugars were 20.8 definite type 2. That was 8 years ago, now on medication and insulin.

Comment from: Anna37, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: December 28

I developed gestational diabetes when I was pregnant and now I have type 2. Any other new moms struggling with the same issue?


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