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Forum: Diabetes 02-17-2016, 09:39
Replies: 4
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Posted By John.in.France
Whatever we swallow will appear as blood glucose...

Whatever we swallow will appear as blood glucose at varying times. Fast acting stuff like glucose (the soda?) will start to appear after 15 to 20 minutes as it does not need digestion. Other items...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-16-2016, 21:13
Replies: 11
Views: 4,967
Posted By John.in.France
:welcome: to the forum. The rule book says...

:welcome: to the forum.

The rule book says that the HbA1c figure is a magic number. It's not. It is helpful in giving an indication of how overall your body is handling carbohydrate but all it...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-16-2016, 16:15
Replies: 65
Views: 7,246
Posted By John.in.France
Edge, You sound as though you're going...

Edge,

You sound as though you're going through much the same experience as I did in August 2010. With the help of my kidney infection, I came out of hospital clinically under control but feeling...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-13-2016, 11:22
Replies: 10
Views: 2,383
Posted By John.in.France
You may find this link useful - How to Lower Your...

You may find this link useful - How to Lower Your Blood Sugar (http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/14045524.php) in bringing your control up to scratch.
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-12-2016, 16:24
Replies: 65
Views: 7,246
Posted By John.in.France
Well done. Good trick with the TexMex - and it's...

Well done. Good trick with the TexMex - and it's exactly the sort of thinking you need when you eat out.

And that your wife is with you on it is very important. Without her cooperation - or...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-12-2016, 13:47
Replies: 106
Views: 14,076
Posted By John.in.France
As Shanny said, testing is essential -...

As Shanny said, testing is essential - particularly for type 1. Also, as she implied, Sliding Scale as an approach to dosage is pretty well ineffective and you should be basing your bolus dose on...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 02-12-2016, 12:10
Replies: 7,024
Views: 583,672
Posted By John.in.France
Now I hate shopping - and the boss absolutely...

Now I hate shopping - and the boss absolutely refuses to have me in the same building as her when she's doing the job.

So, it's Lyn and I in the car - or out walking when she's busy. I've...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 02-11-2016, 12:31
Replies: 7,024
Views: 583,672
Posted By John.in.France
I'd like to associate myself with the good wishes...

I'd like to associate myself with the good wishes but qualify the comment about nurses :)
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-10-2016, 16:47
Replies: 65
Views: 7,246
Posted By John.in.France
You are moving in the right direction - so please...

You are moving in the right direction - so please stick with it.

Now, on the two points your doctor raised, one is correct, the other not so.

The "plate" presentation of an "ideal" meal is...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-07-2016, 09:13
Replies: 16
Views: 2,366
Posted By John.in.France
Bernstein's The Laws of Small Numbers - Diabetes...

Bernstein's The Laws of Small Numbers - Diabetes Solution - Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution. A Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars. Official Web Site...
Forum: Diabetes 02-06-2016, 21:32
Replies: 11
Views: 4,976
Posted By John.in.France
I can't comment on the pattern of blood glucose...

I can't comment on the pattern of blood glucose you're seeing. All I will repeat is that the A1c test is normally done every three months although, as div2liv does say, once things have settled down...
Forum: Diabetes 02-06-2016, 17:04
Replies: 10
Views: 4,026
Posted By John.in.France
In France, by default, pharmacies will supply...

In France, by default, pharmacies will supply generic drugs.

If for some reason, it's necessary to use a particular "named" brand, stress this to the doctor when he's writing your "ordonnance"
Forum: Diabetes 02-06-2016, 10:02
Replies: 11
Views: 4,976
Posted By John.in.France
weezie, A quote from first. And that is...

weezie,

A quote from first. And that is the whole problem with insulin stimulating drugs - no-one can say when and how much insulin (if any) will be delivered!

But on the A1c test, about once...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-06-2016, 09:52
Replies: 106
Views: 14,076
Posted By John.in.France
John, Please tell us a bit more about your...

John,

Please tell us a bit more about your overall situation with diabetes. Things like your overall blood glucose control (HbA1c and regular blood glucose checks - medication, diet etc).

On...
Forum: Diabetes 02-06-2016, 09:46
Replies: 10
Views: 4,026
Posted By John.in.France
I don't need metformin so my experience with its...

I don't need metformin so my experience with its names in French (where it gets an "e" on the end "metformine") is limited but this list has the marketing names under which it would be recognised...
Forum: Diabetes News 02-05-2016, 21:26
Replies: 15
Views: 9,814
Posted By John.in.France
Since August 2010 - call it 5 and a half years. ...

Since August 2010 - call it 5 and a half years. Would not even consider going back to a sad diet.
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 02-05-2016, 19:53
Replies: 5,489
Views: 808,027
Posted By John.in.France
You should get a dog. Our pup, Lyn, considers...

You should get a dog. Our pup, Lyn, considers our standard 5 miles (8 km) a day an absolute minimum. Spread over two sessions each of 30 minutes. But yes, you do need good shoes or you pay for it...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-05-2016, 16:29
Replies: 65
Views: 7,246
Posted By John.in.France
Salted Nuts as a snack - Fine. But not salted...

Salted Nuts as a snack - Fine. But not salted peanuts. (too carby)

Coffee with Cream (real cream) - a real treat. Over here I cannot get proper pouring cream, so I've gone black and now am quite...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 02-05-2016, 14:16
Replies: 7,024
Views: 583,672
Posted By John.in.France
So now - do it again on Saturday, Sunday,...

So now - do it again on Saturday, Sunday, Monday.......!:)
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-04-2016, 21:39
Replies: 65
Views: 7,246
Posted By John.in.France
:welcome: to the forum. Let's start with the...

:welcome: to the forum.

Let's start with the good news. Yes, you can manage diabetes. It takes self discipline and determination but it's not magic. You have to decide to take control.
...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-04-2016, 21:22
Replies: 13
Views: 3,213
Posted By John.in.France
That's a good figure for one hour but sorry,...

That's a good figure for one hour but sorry, pasta doesn't play nice and quick like rice - I suspect you'll see a bit of a hike with the next reading.

Good for you on the weight loss but once you...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-03-2016, 21:38
Replies: 11
Views: 2,099
Posted By John.in.France
That decision has to be yours and your doctor's -...

That decision has to be yours and your doctor's - I can't say yea or nay. All I will say is that if you find that you're struggling to get those numbers down, it should be your first port of call...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-03-2016, 21:28
Replies: 11
Views: 2,099
Posted By John.in.France
Diabetic Keto Acidosis...

Diabetic Keto Acidosis (http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/118361-overview) The body isn't producing insulin and blood sugar through the roof. The situation is life threatening - use the link for...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-03-2016, 21:14
Replies: 11
Views: 2,099
Posted By John.in.France
Ok - a quick history lesson. Five and a half...

Ok - a quick history lesson. Five and a half years back I landed in hospital going DKA (quite a good trick for a type 2). HbA1c was 8.2% and blood sugar 400.

Came out and the wife took my...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-03-2016, 20:54
Replies: 13
Views: 3,213
Posted By John.in.France
So your question now is what fast acting...

So your question now is what fast acting carbohydrate was in the meal that turned in that 176 (9.8 mmol/L) at one hour?

At two hours 125 (6.9 mmol/L) is quite respectable - well done.
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