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Old 08-06-2012, 11:18   #11
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Whilst your HB1AC is not at all bad, it is an average. You may find that you have spikes after eating. Those spikes can cause damage

It may be useful if you got a meter and started to test 1 hour after eating (anything above 180 (18) is damaging) Ideally you should looking to be below 126 (7)

I was really suprised what foods spiked me in the early days

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interesting. I must confess that I have learned a lot from here, but sometimes feel the need to rebel like eating a few hot chips (which I dont normally do) but just to irritate my condition. I also at times feel I have to see it for myself so I had a 1/4 cup of oats with 1/4 tspn honey & cinnamon. I pay dearly for my foolishness. Im at 7.8 an hour after, from 5.5 fbs.
My excuse. It is a bit cold and I wanted something comforting and warm. It was so good.

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interesting. I must confess that I have learned a lot from here, but sometimes feel the need to rebel like eating a few hot chips (which I dont normally do) but just to irritate my condition. I also at times feel I have to see it for myself so I had a 1/4 cup of oats with 1/4 tspn honey & cinnamon. I pay dearly for my foolishness. Im at 7.8 an hour after, from 5.5 fbs.
My excuse. It is a bit cold and I wanted something comforting and warm. It was so good.
My MIL is one of those "ooh it was so good" people. I tell my BH she will be going 'ooh why am I loosing my limbs' if she keeps it up.

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Old 08-06-2012, 16:13   #14
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Whilst your HB1AC is not at all bad, it is an average. You may find that you have spikes after eating. Those spikes can cause damage

It may be useful if you got a meter and started to test 1 hour after eating (anything above 180 (18) is damaging) Ideally you should looking to be below 126 (7)

I was really suprised what foods spiked me in the early days
Ok...being the wimp that I am, tell me if it hurts to test your you blood sugar. I have always had a phobia about needles etc. I know this is going to be a challenge for me. Also...what is the best meter?

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Ok...being the wimp that I am, tell me if it hurts to test your you blood sugar. I have always had a phobia about needles etc. I know this is going to be a challenge for me. Also...what is the best meter?
It's only a little needle to test your blood sugar, not like having an injection at all. Literally a pin prick.

Although I have to confess, I was shaking the first few times

I think meters are all pretty good. Personally I prefer the Contour USB because it links into my laptop to upload the results

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interesting. I must confess that I have learned a lot from here, but sometimes feel the need to rebel like eating a few hot chips (which I dont normally do) but just to irritate my condition. I also at times feel I have to see it for myself so I had a 1/4 cup of oats with 1/4 tspn honey & cinnamon. I pay dearly for my foolishness. Im at 7.8 an hour after, from 5.5 fbs.
My excuse. It is a bit cold and I wanted something comforting and warm. It was so good.
hehe, Im scared to doing that, I'm sort of worried I would go off on a "carb bender" and wake up in a hotel surrounded by 20 empty pot noodles

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FWIW, there are some good hot cereal recipes in our recipe section. It's at 100 degrees here these days, so for me I only use them in the cooler months!




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Old 08-06-2012, 20:40   #18
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Just my not so humble opinion but:

statins are only good for statin salesmen like your doctor!

statins cause muscle disintegration,

for real people a healthy cholesterol level is around 240,

cholesterol levels less than 180 causes cancer,

cholesterol levels less than 150 causes strokes,

there is a lot of money to be made selling statins, cancer, and strokes.

again, just my opinion.

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Thanks for the replies! To answer David's question...I have had a mild tingling sensation for some time, but it suddenly got worse about a month ago. During a routine physical my doc says my A1c test puts me in the pre diabetic category and may be the cause of the tingling. I do take meds for high blood pressure and cholesterol. I thought the tingling might be a side effect of the statin but the symptoms continue even though I had stopped taking it. If I understand correctly, a 5.8 result on the A1c just barely puts me in the prediabetic category. Is it possible to already be experiencing neuropathy?

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Just my not so humble opinion but:

statins are only good for statin salesmen like your doctor!

statins cause muscle disintegration,

for real people a healthy cholesterol level is around 240,

cholesterol levels less than 180 causes cancer,

cholesterol levels less than 150 causes strokes,

there is a lot of money to be made selling statins, cancer, and strokes.

again, just my opinion.

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I'm darn near perfect in your opinion, and I like it.

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My excuse. It is a bit cold and I wanted something comforting and warm. It was so good.
Home made soup is equally comforting and warm. And if you swirl some double cream through it, it's decadent as well.

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