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Old 08-04-2013, 12:42   #1
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Fantastic post, kantim! This builds my resolve to keep working on my PP blood sugars, and maintain good LCHF eating. I have also shared this link with a few other people.

The traditional ADA diet and BS recommendations thus promote CVD, and they don't seem to mind! Arrghh!

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I feel so sad about not knowing about my diabetes, and my bg running so very high for who know how long.

My retinologist said I have hardening of the artieries beyond my years, and if I keel over from a heart attack tomorrow, it will be because of that and not because of cholesterol numbers or the fact I'm not on statins.

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If I am reading this correctly, fasting under 90 and no spikes over 100 to avoid issues? That is some tight control. Almost seems impossible for me.

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If I am reading this correctly, fasting under 90 and no spikes over 100 to avoid issues? That is some tight control. Almost seems impossible for me.
For most of the diabetic world also, I'd be willing to bet.

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A bit off-topic, but within the text on that link is this information about how to get accurate reading with you home BG meter:
Twirl your arms at your sides or hang them down in front of you while you bend over to encourage pooling of blood in the fingertips.

Avoid “milking” the finger except for slight milking at the base of the finger (where it attaches to the hand). “Milking” is a frequent cause for falsely increased blood sugars.
I've never heard of either. Do others do this? I tried it today, and the twirling my arms felt like it was drawing blood towards my fingertips, but I just couldn't get enough blood without my normal "milking" my fingers. Does that really give higher readings by doing that?

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