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Old 01-11-2011, 18:28   #1
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Hi, My name is Dale . I have been a type 2 diabetic for 18 years now. I am on an Insulin pump and take oral medication metformin . My diabetes is out of control every since I started using the pump 1 year ago.
I am new to forums but I have work in a PC related work. I have taken information off diabetes related forums for years but never felt I had anything to contribute. I ran across this today and jumped in because I recently found that Emulin is on the market. I have some on order and will be posting my opinion as to the effect it has on my blood sugar and weight loss or gain. I f you have not heard of Emulin, google it and you find links going back to the discovery of it .

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Well hello and welcome, Dale. Tell us a little about your eating habits. Pumping insulin should give you awesome control - instead you say you have none. Something ain't right here.




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Well hello and welcome, Dale. Tell us a little about your eating habits. Pumping insulin should give you awesome control - instead you say you have none. Something ain't right here.
I have to say I don't have good eating habits but on those occasions that I do measure and count the cards , it does not work. Yesterday my doctor ask me to fast and do blood test every two hours and not to do bolus adjustments. . There was steady decline over 8 hours until I started eating again. I ate three eggs and four sausage patty . Three hours my blood sugar went from 72 to 198. I counted the carb intake as 18, this should a little on the high side.

I know I eat a lot for a diabetic but I am constantly hungry unless I am outside doing something physical. I have been eating recommended frozen meals for lunch (Healthy Choice). I still get blood sugar readings.

I hate working in the kitchen an I live alone. Making up meals and weighing exact amounts is not something I can see myself doing.

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I guess I am looking for the inpossible magic pill.

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Did you eat anything else along with your sausage & eggs? Anything at all? Was the sausage just ground meat, or were there fillers in it?

I don't weigh and measure much anymore myself, because I just don't eat anything carby. My meals consist solely of meat, poultry, fish, cheeses, eggs, nuts, avocados . . . my diet is classified as low-carb and high-fat. It keeps my blood sugar down and it takes weight off too. I am not on insulin, but I do take metformin.

There may be prepared meals that are low enough carb to be acceptable for us, but I don't know what they are. Even Lean Cuisine has drawbacks. Anything containing pasta, rice, potato, or bread products will raise your levels. Gravies and sauces can also raise your levels if they're thickened with flour or cornstarch.

Even if you eat large quantities, keeping your choices to protein and fats should give you great latitude to eat a lot. You'll feel full a lot longer too, eating only protein and fats.




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I'm also a little confused as to why the sausage and eggs would cause a spike in bg. Are you sure you didn't eat anything else? A biscuit? Maybe drink a glass of milk?
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I'm also a little confused as to why the sausage and eggs would cause a spike in bg. Are you sure you didn't eat anything else? A biscuit? Maybe drink a glass of milk?
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I know when I tell my doctor he looks at me like I am lying to him . What be the point of that. All I had besides the eggs and sausage is 4 glasses of water.

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I would never suggest you are lying. Sorry if that was how I came across. I really don't know what to tell you. That seems very unusual and I hope you get it figured out.

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Hi, My name is Dale . I have been a type 2 diabetic for 18 years now. I am on an Insulin pump and take oral medication metformin . My diabetes is out of control every since I started using the pump 1 year ago.
I am new to forums but I have work in a PC related work. I have taken information off diabetes related forums for years but never felt I had anything to contribute. I ran across this today and jumped in because I recently found that Emulin is on the market. I have some on order and will be posting my opinion as to the effect it has on my blood sugar and weight loss or gain. I f you have not heard of Emulin, google it and you find links going back to the discovery of it .

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Dale

i don't really know but it sounds like your helpful T2 pancreas is shot.
the only one i know of that might be able to relate to you is PAM onaughmae, her pancreas is shot also.

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I have to say I don't have good eating habits but on those occasions that I do measure and count the cards , it does not work. Yesterday my doctor ask me to fast and do blood test every two hours and not to do bolus adjustments. . There was steady decline over 8 hours until I started eating again. I ate three eggs and four sausage patty . Three hours my blood sugar went from 72 to 198. I counted the carb intake as 18, this should a little on the high side.

I know I eat a lot for a diabetic but I am constantly hungry unless I am outside doing something physical. I have been eating recommended frozen meals for lunch (Healthy Choice). I still get blood sugar readings.

I hate working in the kitchen an I live alone. Making up meals and weighing exact amounts is not something I can see myself doing.
I am a bit at a loss also as to why eggs and sausage alone would cause such a rise. I am not sure why that would be 18 grams of carbs either. Is that what the box on the sausage said? It must have some filler in it.

I am also T2 that has a failed pancreas. The pump actually has given me awesome control. When you started using the pump, you went to pump classes? You saw a CDE that instructed you in carb counting? Did your pump ever give you good control? If not, then you might not have had the proper settings from the beginning.

Maybe give us a little more info and we can help a bit more....

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