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Old 07-26-2018, 02:01   #61
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looking at the low-carb recipe collection on Pinterest, i didnt see anything with two legs, 4 legs, a tail, or swims in the ocean.
Are you referring to my personal recipe collection that's linked to in my signature?

There's plenty of meat recipes - scroll further down - but probably more vegetable and dessert recipes. I'm a pretty good cook and can make meat dishes with no problem and usually stick to my own tried and true. I don't much care for fish but do make it now and then and usually stick to what works for me so there's not much fish on my Pinterest board.

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Old 08-07-2018, 01:37   #62
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I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO sick and tired of having to poke myself with a damned pin to get blood! WHY haven't they invented an easier method for this?

I don't poke my fingers because they bleed for so long, I poke the "pad" of my lower palm, and it looks like a freeking dartboard.

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Well, there are continuous glucose monitors and the Freestyle Libre. But they work off some sort of invasive sampling device. You just don't have to apply it 2-6-10 times a day. That's somewhat of an improvement. I know they're researching devices that try to determine glucose levels of blood vessels near the skin (or skin cells themselves).

Part of the problem is that sites near the fingertips apparently are the most accurate (more accurate than palms, thighs, etc.). Accuracy matters if your BG is super-low. I'm guessing they'll want whatever other method they find to be at least as accurate and responsive to BG changes as the fingertips.

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These days, "healthy" means low or no fat. Can be loaded with sugar or composed mostly of starch, but if it's low-fat, it's "good for you".
Teehee. Like frozen yoghurt?

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Some people think it is a joke and is not.With me as a pre diabetic and my mom a type 1,this makes us angry.They don't see what my mom goes through poking herself checking her blood sugar level taking care of herself.Me,I am very good taking care of myself so I don't go through my mom has to go through.

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I was given a Freestyle Libre, CGM Dexcom I thru VI, a palm reader, my own personal psychic, and a restored version of Space Odessy 2001 Computer name HAL but the Law of Physics needs to add another law. Let me explain.

The CGM records glucose readings every 5 min though the data is 10 min in the past due to the patch placed just under skin where it reads interstitial fluid and not blood. CGM records values every 5 min = 12 per hr x 24 hrs = 264 per day x 30 days = 2970 a mo x 12 months = 35,640 a year unless its leap year which case it = 35,904.

This mode of surveillance can only be conjured up by someone with the sinister madness of George Orwell and his 1948 movie "1984" as translated into 2018 technology. If the film '1948' is Big Brother, what is CGM? All in the Family with Aunt Mildred, Mother Jenny, Father Benny, brothers Ronnie, Bobbie, & Johnnie, sisters Jenna and Jeannine, & Bagel the Beagle all on rotating shifts?

In comparison and to take it from a scene of the Twilight Zone, the Libre has the audacity and intrusiveness of recording your glucose reading every min x 60 min = 60 hr x 24 = 1440 per day x 30 days = 43,200 a month x 12 mo = 518,400 a yr. Now this is all fine as long as you have self control, patience, possess the laid back persona of James Bond., and believe in the pursuit of Life, Freedom, and Happiness. But what if you have the temperament of Lou Getz from Lethal Weapon 3, played by Joe Pesci?


This brings me to the 4th Law to be added to the 3 below from Isaac Newton.

1. law is body at rest tends to stay at rest
2 law states the acceleration of a body is = to force acting upon it\body mass
3 law states that for every action there is an = and opposite reaction.
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4th Law - states for every reading there is an overly reactive response x square root of Correction \ Adrenaline + 50 glucose points

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The wisdom of this story is if you even have a trace of OCD "Obsessed Compulsive Disorder, use a glucose meter with a test strips

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Every now and then my body seems to have a need to remind me that no matter what my A1c is, I am still a full-fledged diabetic.

Out of nowhere, I woke up with a 149. It's been a very long time since I have seen a number like that. I guess my liver was in the mood to send me a ton of glucose this morning.

And no, I haven't eaten anything new, I still live a strict KETO lifestyle.

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Its like you leave to drive drive cross town at 11:00am figuring there will be no traffic and you plan on a 15 min trip but its backed up for 35 min in which case you get stressed and your glucose goes up even higher.

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Every now and then my body seems to have a need to remind me that no matter what my A1c is, I am still a full-fledged diabetic.

Out of nowhere, I woke up with a 149. It's been a very long time since I have seen a number like that. I guess my liver was in the mood to send me a ton of glucose this morning.

And no, I haven't eaten anything new, I still live a strict KETO lifestyle.

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All I did was drink a cup of KETO coffee after that and now it is 104.

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