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Darshana Makwana - Type 2 Diabetes

Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by darshkin, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. darshkin

    darshkin Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hello Friends,

    I hope all are doing well.

    My name is Darshana Makwana, I'm working with digital marking company and my profile is Sr. SEO Executive (Search Engine Optimizations). I have more than 10 years experience in this feild.

    I type 2 diabetes patient, in December 2010, I found I have diabetes my sugar level is 460. that time I have TB + Diabetes, I was hospitalized for 8 days. still my sugar not under control.

    I like to say thanks to the owner of this forum who created, it very helpful to us people who suffering the various problem.

    Darshana Makwana
  2. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Hello and welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear about your ill health but there are things that you can do to improve your future well being. Have a wander around the forum and ask as many questions as you like.
    Tagging @daisy1 for the info pack offered to all newcomers.
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  3. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    Hi and welcome! :D
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  4. daisy1

    daisy1 Type 2 · Legend

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    Hello Darshana and welcome to the Forum :) Here is the Basic Information we give to new members and I hope you will find it useful. Ask as many questions you like and someone will be able to help.


    Diabetes is the general term to describe people who have blood that is sweeter than normal. A number of different types of diabetes exist.

    A diagnosis of diabetes tends to be a big shock for most of us. It’s far from the end of the world though and on this forum you'll find well over 235,000 people who are demonstrating this.

    On the forum we have found that with the number of new people being diagnosed with diabetes each day, sometimes the NHS is not being able to give all the advice it would perhaps like to deliver - particularly with regards to people with type 2 diabetes.

    The role of carbohydrate

    Carbohydrates are a factor in diabetes because they ultimately break down into sugar (glucose) within our blood. We then need enough insulin to either convert the blood sugar into energy for our body, or to store the blood sugar as body fat.

    If the amount of carbohydrate we take in is more than our body’s own (or injected) insulin can cope with, then our blood sugar will rise.

    The bad news

    Research indicates that raised blood sugar levels over a period of years can lead to organ damage, commonly referred to as diabetic complications.

    The good news

    People on the forum here have shown that there is plenty of opportunity to keep blood sugar levels from going too high. It’s a daily task but it’s within our reach and it’s well worth the effort.

    Controlling your carbs

    The info below is primarily aimed at people with type 2 diabetes, however, it may also be of benefit for other types of diabetes as well.

    There are two approaches to controlling your carbs:
    • Reduce your carbohydrate intake
    • Choose ‘better’ carbohydrates
    Reduce your carbohydrates

    A large number of people on this forum have chosen to reduce the amount of carbohydrates they eat as they have found this to be an effective way of improving (lowering) their blood sugar levels.

    The carbohydrates which tend to have the most pronounced effect on blood sugar levels tend to be starchy carbohydrates such as rice, pasta, bread, potatoes and similar root vegetables, flour based products (pastry, cakes, biscuits, battered food etc) and certain fruits.

    Choosing better carbohydrates

    The low glycaemic index diet is often favoured by healthcare professionals but some people with diabetes find that low GI does not help their blood sugar enough and may wish to cut out these foods altogether.

    Read more on carbohydrates and diabetes.

    Over 145,000 people have taken part in the Low Carb Program - a 10 week structured education course that is helping people lose weight and reduce medication dependency by explaining the science behind carbs, insulin and GI.

    Eating what works for you

    Different people respond differently to different types of food. What works for one person may not work so well for another. The best way to see which foods are working for you is to test your blood sugar with a glucose meter.

    To be able to see what effect a particular type of food or meal has on your blood sugar is to do a test before the meal and then test after the meal. A test 2 hours after the meal gives a good idea of how your body has reacted to the meal.

    The blood sugar ranges recommended by NICE are as follows:

    Blood glucose ranges for type 2 diabetes
    • Before meals: 4 to 7 mmol/l
    • 2 hours after meals: under 8.5 mmol/l
    Blood glucose ranges for type 1 diabetes (adults)
    • Before meals: 4 to 7 mmol/l
    • 2 hours after meals: under 9 mmol/l
    Blood glucose ranges for type 1 diabetes (children)
    • Before meals: 4 to 8 mmol/l
    • 2 hours after meals: under 10 mmol/l
    However, those that are able to, may wish to keep blood sugar levels below the NICE after meal targets.

    Access to blood glucose test strips

    The NICE guidelines suggest that people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes should be offered:
    • structured education to every person and/or their carer at and around the time of diagnosis, with annual reinforcement and review
    • self-monitoring of plasma glucose to a person newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes only as an integral part of his or her self-management education

    Therefore both structured education and self-monitoring of blood glucose should be offered to people with type 2 diabetes. Read more on getting access to blood glucose testing supplies.

    You may also be interested to read questions to ask at a diabetic clinic.

    Note: This post has been edited from Sue/Ken's post to include up to date information.
    Take part in Diabetes.co.uk digital education programs and improve your understanding. Most of these are free.

    • Low Carb Program - it's made front-page news of the New Scientist and The Times. Developed with 20,000 people with type 2 diabetes; 96% of people who take part recommend it... find out why

    • Hypo Program - improve your understanding of hypos. There's a version for people with diabetes, parents/guardians of children with type 1, children with type 1 diabetes, teachers and HCPs.
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  5. ziggy_w

    ziggy_w Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello @darshkin and welcome to the forum. Please feel free to ask anything you like. There are very many amazingly helpful and knowledgeable members on this forum.
  6. Surendra Sharma

    Surendra Sharma Type 1 · Member

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    I like share my experience about my blood sugar level yesterday. As previously I had told you that consultant has change my insulin HumulinM3 to Novomix30 last month.
    because for years my Hba was not good. My last Hba was 10.4. Yesterday my BG was 15.0 at 6.00am. I had 46 units insulin in stomach. And had porridge and tea. 10.00am I had coffee and 1/2 apple. At 12pm I check my blood sugar was 4.7. So lunch time I had 2 chappati and potatoes curry and rice.
    At 4.00pm I had tea and 2 samosa. Was my mistakes.
    6.00pm my sugar in blood was 24.9 So I had 30 unit insulin in stomach and had 1rai bread and just went to walk for 1 miles+. When I check my Bloo sugar at 9.00pm drop to 4.3 so I had curry with rice and pudding +1 cup of coffee.
    This morning my blood sugar was 6.9. My message is don’t panic when sugar is high. Magic is exercise.I am type 1 Diabetic.
    #6 Surendra Sharma, Mar 26, 2018 at 9:09 AM
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2018
  7. darshkin

    darshkin Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hello everyone

    Thanks so much for sharing your experiences with me.
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