Diabetes

@winterose (39918)
Canada
June 3, 2012 1:13pm CST
My diabetes medication was not working I am now taking Janovia, it works on a different part of the pancreas. Also I had a bladder problem, I couldn't hold my urine in at all. The new medication is working and that problem is gone. Any other diabetics out there how is the medication working for you
2 responses
• United States
4 Jun 12
I'm glad that the new medication is working for you. I'm not diabetic, and I'm hoping to stay that way through diet and exercise. Okay, so I'm not as good as I should be about the latter... I am active, but I need to have a more focused plan in that regard. The CDC's recommendation is 30 minutes, 5 times a week. I saw what my father went through with diabetes. His mother had it, as do his siblings. I want to avoid that if at all possible.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
5 Jun 12
yes that is great to stay away from diabetes
• United States
3 Jun 12
I'm not diabetic but a doc I used to have put me on diabenese. He put me on it because I have hyperinsulinism. My blood glucose levels are usually in the 50s on fasting labs. I'm not on anything with my present doc. She just asks that I eat more of the healthy foods like plant foods and less of the empty calories. She wants me to eat whole grains instead of white breads and pastas. It's hard because my family is so picky. My daughter got white wheat bread the other night bits supposed to be healthy but nowhere does it claim to be whole wheat.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
3 Jun 12
we talked about this before and I gave you a link that said it is just a different kind of white, there are over 30,000 kinds of wheat produced in the world, here is what a nutritionalist at the Mayo clinic says. She says first of all it is is healthy, and also this: Some people prefer the taste and texture of white bread over whole-wheat bread. But if you want the nutritional benefits of whole wheat, choose white whole-wheat bread — not regular, refined white bread. White whole-wheat bread offers the same nutritional benefits as whole-wheat bread. Regular white bread, on the other hand, is made with refined grains, which go through a process that strips out certain parts of the grain — along with some of the nutrients and fiber. When you're selecting any kind of bread, read the label carefully. Choose breads that list "whole" grain as the first ingredient, such as whole wheat, white whole wheat or whole oats. If the label doesn't say "whole" first, it isn't a whole-grain product. For example, a product label may simply say white wheat, which is not the same as white whole-wheat bread.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
10 Jun 12
yes I know, as I said there are different kinds of white not just whole wheat so you have a different kind of wheat in that bread.