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Old 03-06-2019, 21:16   #41
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Old 03-07-2019, 03:00   #42
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Hi JR...

I am so glad you have so many people providing you with great advice.

You mentioned in one of your posts that you would rather eat motor oil than how we low carb people eat.

Here is a typical day for me

Breakfast

3 egg omelet with sausage and cheese, side of bacon
Large coffee , heavy whipping cream, stevia


Lunch

Gyro plate with lettuce, tomato, onion and Tzatziki sauce over it all
Diet soda


Dinner

Steak covered in butter and sauteed onions , some vegetable
Juniors low carb cheesecake

Snack

Almonds, pork rinds, cheese crisps, Sugar free jello


Yeah... not really struggling that much

BTW - I was diagnosed with my BG at almost 400 and changed my diet so I am on no medication and I am healthier in all areas than I have ever been. My diabetes is controlled and no longer a factor as long as I stay away from carbs. AS a diabetic, I am carb intolerant

(side affect of eating the above type food is that I lost almost 100 pounds)


There are low carb TV dinners now and so if you dont want to cook, there are options

- I am glad you're here asking intelligent questions

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Hi hfmrock and thanks for sharing our experience

Sounds like you can cook, I hate doing so except I would hace liked to do so from my Ex mother :-)

As example I tried to cook poke chops, and even up lousy :-(
I did defrost them, that is a plus but not knowing how I shoved then into the oven and just too a guess at setting if to 400 deg and as to cook time I just used a meat thermometer and keep testing till they were like 175 deg
end result they were dry and dry. Tasted like, who know what

Interesting I've design functions for NASA, or DOD, or how your computers exchange data via Vsats or change calibrations for vehicle's controls but really suck on this type 2 crap

Very happy you'd doing fine !

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Hi JR...

I am so glad you have so many people providing you with great advice.

You mentioned in one of your posts that you would rather eat motor oil than how we low carb people eat.

Here is a typical day for me

Breakfast

3 egg omelet with sausage and cheese, side of bacon
Large coffee , heavy whipping cream, stevia


Lunch

Gyro plate with lettuce, tomato, onion and Tzatziki sauce over it all
Diet soda


Dinner

Steak covered in butter and sauteed onions , some vegetable
Juniors low carb cheesecake

Snack

Almonds, pork rinds, cheese crisps, Sugar free jello


Yeah... not really struggling that much

BTW - I was diagnosed with my BG at almost 400 and changed my diet so I am on no medication and I am healthier in all areas than I have ever been. My diabetes is controlled and no longer a factor as long as I stay away from carbs. AS a diabetic, I am carb intolerant

(side affect of eating the above type food is that I lost almost 100 pounds)


There are low carb TV dinners now and so if you dont want to cook, there are options

- I am glad you're here asking intelligent questions

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Old 03-07-2019, 04:35   #44
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Hi alamogirl

We need to laugh in times like this

On other side I am burned out in reading and searching in cyberspace so I stopped for a few days on how to use that damn monitor

Monitor "how to" Booklet is 52 pages long and my eyesight during fighting 2 illnesses at once is not good, and the print/font is too small so I said hell with that and kept searching till I found online PDF of that booklet and wait another day and get back reading it so I am not screwing up results and then on purpose stab myself :-(

Funny it was far easier to put on all the race gear and in 80-120 deg weather with no windows or A/C and sweat off 6 pounds and do 239 MPH then convince myself to go to war on my fingers

In any case as a newbe I am hoping others new to all this reading my thread can learn what your teaching me to make it easier for them

You want to drag race ?

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You have a great sense of humor. I had to laugh about not wanting to stab your finger. I've seen You Tube videos of newly diagnosed diabetics doing just that ! I find that the index and middle finger are my favorite fingers to stick. My ring and pinky are way too soft.

Visited your website. Nice racer!
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Old 03-07-2019, 04:51   #46
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Hi div2live

With having pneumonia and also this type 2 crap, lots of overload :-(
Maybe once I know how to correctly use this blood monitor tool and see results before and after eating some thing I can move forward as all that damn doctor told me is some value seen in blood test was over 300 when it should be about 125ish

Funny thing is I rather pay income taxes then do this so that is pretty bad.

Thanks a lot

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teamzr1....hell, I too like to eat out often including fast food! You still can do the same, you just have to make a few changes...I eat on the road when traveling all the time. Stop at a Sonic and get a double cheese burger with mustard please, no catsup. Mayo is ok too! I take of the top bun, pitch it in the bag for trash, and use the bottom bun to allow me to hold the burger! When I take a bite I put my bottom teeth on top of the bottom bun, then take a big bite. When done I have a clean bun in my hand that I throw away. Not a problem at all.

Kentucky Fried Chicken is another easy to find meal! They have Roast Chicken, I order 2-3 pieces with their green beans....oh they do it right! Low Carb High Fat all the way!

It can be done and you do not have to cook!

For breakfast I have a large coffee with heavy whipping cream HWC (to add some fat) and a small tub of low fat Greek Yogurt with a fruit added... that has around 12-14 carbs. I add a little HWC to cream up the yogurt adding more fat. I know you think of yourself as not being a 'Yogurt' type of guy, but do you like tapioca pudding or vanilla pudding? Well this stuff is better, and is high fat and fairly low carb....keeps me full till lunch time!

Here is the real deal...you can manage your diabetes by eating low carb! Many do, but if you don't your doctors will put you on more meds to try and control your diabetes. Many of these newer drugs have some bad real side effects...

If you do not control your blood sugars in time, you will start having diabetic complications. We are all different and we get different problems at different times, but the better you control your blood sugar, the better chance you have! These complications are serious including loss of sight, loss of toes, feet, etc. Heart attacks, strokes, etc. etc. are all tied to diabetes...so this is serious stuff! One way of the other you will have to deal with it! Now is the time or it will be more difficult to get control as time goes buy....

A whole lot of us 'old guys' are on this same road you are now on! I made it, you can too...just jump on in, and learn the facts and start trying some new things....

Good luck

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Old 03-07-2019, 15:05   #47
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Team-zr1 …

I understand the 'burn-out' you are feeling. Been their, done that!

Take your time sorting things out, just know we are all out here in cyber space welling and able to share our experiences to help your perspective and knowledge.


Getting to feeling better is most important....so focus on that!


By the way, your doctor was probably telling you that your blood sugar tested at 400 which if really high and at that level would make you feel pretty bad! He was also suggesting that it should be somewhere around 125 which is far better, but above where I try to stay! So when you learn to use your meter keep these numbers in mind! These blood sugar levels is what our meters tell us....

Good luck...hope you get to feeling better soon...

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Hi div2live

I will get there but problem is I do not know if the type 2 or lungs problems as which I am feeling or both

I have been searching for 3 days now for programs that are free, have been out for years. I have found some I downloaded from CNET that run on a P/C (mswindows) and they have some for you cell phone junkies

One I have started to use is called "Health"

Again this is coming from a guy who still have to use that needle BM tool

The program was written by some doctors and program was released back in 2004. I checked it for any virus or other crap but programs in 2004 time-frame. crap like that was very rare.

Check out CNET and search for diabetes type 2
You will see many programs.
Click on "free" and it will only show programs that are totally free to download

Health had no problem installing on MSwindows 7

Program is multi functioned as you see below

It stores the data you insert and then allows you to have any typed of graphs
Below I inserted some data of times I used my heart monitor and clearly shows the data before and then after the doctor stuck me with new illness

Maybe you pros at all this and even us newbies can use this and compare how the program works, and if data looks OK

One thing the install does not put the icon to task or start so go to the Health folder, right click on program and make shortcut the program to desktop

If mods do not mind I could give the URL directly to Health

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I understand the 'burn-out' you are feeling. Been their, done that!

Take your time sorting things out, just know we are all out here in cyber space welling and able to share our experiences to help your perspective and knowledge.


Getting to feeling better is most important....so focus on that!


By the way, your doctor was probably telling you that your blood sugar tested at 400 which if really high and at that level would make you feel pretty bad! He was also suggesting that it should be somewhere around 125 which is far better, but above where I try to stay! So when you learn to use your meter keep these numbers in mind! These blood sugar levels is what our meters tell us....

Good luck...hope you get to feeling better soon...
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Not sure why I do not see a edit button

But on anther note i Mentioned that with type 2 at least
I see bubbles when I take a leak and read somewhere it is due to it

I called a friend, his wife has been a doctor for like 30 years ( I did not dare to ask her age)

We talked for about 40 minutes and she said it is true about bubbles in urine, I forget what parts think she said like pankreous (SP?)
trying to convert something

In my case right our of the sack, I take a leak into a clear bottle ( do not know how women can do this)

In any case in the AM there are countless bubbles and they do not break up
as day goes on there is far fewer ones and break up quickly

Color in either case is light yellow

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