• kzytexas21 kzytexas21
    February 16, 2009
    Constipation and diabetes low carb
    kzytexas21 kzytexas21
    February 16, 2009

    I follow the low carb diet for Type 2 diabetes but I am always constipated, any suggestions. My levels are excellent and I follow Metformin 500 mg twice a day.

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  • Cherise Nicole
    Health Guide
    February 20, 2009
    Cherise Nicole
    Health Guide
    February 20, 2009

    KZYtexas21-

     

    I agree with Frank, you should try more fiber, prunes, plum's, spinach, salad.  If that doesn't help you, you should talk to your Doctor.  When I was prego I had to drink some Malax to get me going.  I hope this helps.

     

    Cherise

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  • Kelsey Bonilla
    Health Guide
    February 23, 2009
    Kelsey Bonilla
    Health Guide
    February 23, 2009

    Definitely try to increase the fiber in your diet.  Beans, apples, dried fruit, bran cereal, fresh vegetables, etc should be part of your diet. 

     

    Also, exercise is extremely helpful in keeping people regular.  If you're not active now, try adding some light exercise to your routine, which should help keep your digestive track in shape. 

     

    Good luck,

    Kelsey


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  • frankenduf February 17, 2009
    frankenduf
    February 17, 2009

    you could try prunes/prune juice; or exercise; or drink more fluids/and or a fiber supplement (metamucil); or listen to that old song 'keep on movin' don't stop'

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