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Forum: Diabetes 05-16-2018, 01:42
Replies: 19
Views: 2,053
Posted By Bunjee
How low you can go safely also depends on the...

How low you can go safely also depends on the person and their history. If you take diligent records and have a doc you can work with, you certainly can work out parameters that meet both your needs....
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 05-03-2018, 04:37
Replies: 24
Views: 3,576
Posted By Bunjee
I have ongoing issues with carbs. Other than...

I have ongoing issues with carbs. Other than that, I have no bad habits, just some inconvenient ones.

I quit smoking in 1991. To all of you who are trying to quit, keep trying. It takes 7-10...
Forum: Diabetes Treatment 05-03-2018, 04:32
Replies: 15
Views: 2,731
Posted By Bunjee
My brother has had the INR machine for some...

My brother has had the INR machine for some years. The goal is to have similar amounts of vit. K daily. Spinach alone can make a difference and you need very little to make that change. We always...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 05-03-2018, 04:18
Replies: 14
Views: 1,305
Posted By Bunjee
Mine was 7.4 at the doc yesterday. Obviously...

Mine was 7.4 at the doc yesterday. Obviously higher, but I was expecting it. BG has been lower in the last week though. Doc has raised my insulin slightly and just cautioned me to test often and...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 04-28-2018, 04:11
Replies: 9
Views: 1,964
Posted By Bunjee
Better would be to experiment with making your...

Better would be to experiment with making your OWN BBQ sauce. My Mom has come up with one that is quite yummy and far less sweet than commercial stuff. Same with honey mustard sauce. She came up...
Forum: Diabetes 04-27-2018, 23:00
Replies: 33
Views: 2,856
Posted By Bunjee
It is frustrating especially when the lunch crowd...

It is frustrating especially when the lunch crowd always orders from the same high carb places. It might help to come up with some OTHER lunch places that DO have options for you. I had to stop...
Forum: Diabetes 04-27-2018, 18:24
Replies: 3,548
Views: 165,082
Posted By Bunjee
142. Better!

142. Better!
Forum: Diabetes 04-26-2018, 18:51
Replies: 33
Views: 2,856
Posted By Bunjee
Patches, it's no different from doing Weight...

Patches, it's no different from doing Weight Watchers. The reality is once you get to normal weight, you realize that either you have to do without some things forever or you have to manage it. ...
Forum: Diabetes Symptoms 04-26-2018, 17:44
Replies: 23
Views: 3,003
Posted By Bunjee
First, I never wait for results when a doctor is...

First, I never wait for results when a doctor is off-the-job for a bit and I have a concern. I just call or go down there and get a printout of my labs. Just go to Medical records and tell them you...
Forum: Diabetes 04-26-2018, 17:36
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By Bunjee
Call the diabetes educator and ask if it would be...

Call the diabetes educator and ask if it would be appropriate for you to have insulin during this temporary period. She will contact your doctor for any appropriate approvals, but clearly, metformin...
Forum: Diabetes 04-26-2018, 17:33
Replies: 671
Views: 36,788
Posted By Bunjee
145. Still stable. Yay.

145. Still stable. Yay.
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 04-26-2018, 02:21
Replies: 9
Views: 1,964
Posted By Bunjee
The best way to have steak sauce is to MEASURE...

The best way to have steak sauce is to MEASURE it. Then you know exactly how much you can have. I find that 1 tablespoon is more than enough. My brother thinks 1/4 cup is better. Measure for...
Forum: Diabetes 04-26-2018, 02:13
Replies: 19
Views: 2,053
Posted By Bunjee
My endo said the major risk for tight control is...

My endo said the major risk for tight control is hypoglycemic episodes and losing the ability to recognize that you are having a hypoglycemic episode. In addition, increasing meds to gain that tight...
Forum: Diabetes 04-26-2018, 02:03
Replies: 24
Views: 1,669
Posted By Bunjee
That's wonderful!!

That's wonderful!!
Forum: Diabetes 04-26-2018, 02:02
Replies: 3,548
Views: 165,082
Posted By Bunjee
Mine was 150. It's been right around 150 for 3...

Mine was 150. It's been right around 150 for 3 days in a row so that is good. No, it's not great, but I've had so much trouble with my blood sugar since January due to illness that it's pathetic...
Forum: Diabetes Medication and Supplies 04-26-2018, 01:59
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By Bunjee
Insulin Prescription fill does not include wastage.

I just had my Novolog filled at Walgreens. It seems that the corporate office is now requiring that insulin fills do not include any wastage or overage. In other words, that 1-2 units of insulin you...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 04-23-2018, 05:11
Replies: 14
Views: 1,305
Posted By Bunjee
My recommendation is to find out what that data...

My recommendation is to find out what that data is and keep track of it. 6 years from now, they won't have it in your records and SOMEONE will want to know (probably you) where you started. This is...
Forum: Diabetes Symptoms 04-23-2018, 05:03
Replies: 55
Views: 7,786
Posted By Bunjee
I've been using cpap (actually apap) for 3 years....

I've been using cpap (actually apap) for 3 years. You might try some of the newer masks, especially if you don't breathe through your mouth. They are very light.
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 03-22-2018, 00:11
Replies: 16
Views: 1,832
Posted By Bunjee
It's hard to get a good seared edge on meat...

It's hard to get a good seared edge on meat without cast iron due to the high heat that you need to use. The weight is the only problem, since the care is pretty easy unless you are like my sister...
Forum: Diabetes 03-21-2018, 23:59
Replies: 16
Views: 1,956
Posted By Bunjee
If it means something to you and you will wear it...

If it means something to you and you will wear it every day, it's worth the $550 to have a design you enjoy. I've lost 2 bracelets so far. I gotta find one that is waterproof since the only time I...
Forum: Diabetes News 03-21-2018, 23:46
Replies: 13
Views: 2,490
Posted By Bunjee
The study was presented at a conference, so the...

The study was presented at a conference, so the information isn't yet published (https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/research/news/articles/sedentary-lifestyles-harmful-diabetes-family/). In addition, ALL...
Forum: Diabetes Complications 03-21-2018, 22:57
Replies: 64
Views: 8,952
Posted By Bunjee
In addition, there are the sugar free cough...

In addition, there are the sugar free cough drops. If you have a chronic cough (often happens in spring for a lot of folks), sugar free will save your teeth, but has that annoying little side effect...
Forum: Diabetes Complications 03-21-2018, 22:04
Replies: 64
Views: 8,952
Posted By Bunjee
First, I appreciate the article. I might have...

First, I appreciate the article. I might have missed it, but all diabetics should be aware that most of the artificial sugars can cause diarrhea when used in excess. I could never understand how...
Forum: Diabetes 03-21-2018, 06:59
Replies: 5
Views: 1,161
Posted By Bunjee
Ambulance gal said that if you are too ill to do...

Ambulance gal said that if you are too ill to do a blood sugar yourself, call an ambulance. They do not have to transport you. They can evaluate your situation. If you have a low, they can treat it....
Forum: Diabetes Medication and Supplies 03-21-2018, 03:51
Replies: 12
Views: 2,081
Posted By Bunjee
It's possible that your diabetes educator glossed...

It's possible that your diabetes educator glossed over that. Diabetes educators at both places (clinic and endocronilogist's offices) told me to wait 10 seconds. If you have a lot of edema in your...
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