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Forum: Diabetes 02-25-2020, 12:05
Replies: 27
Views: 2,294
Posted By patpuckett
Itissteve responded with the way doctors think....

Itissteve responded with the way doctors think. They fear lows and follow the ADA guidelines although those guidelines have been revised to allow for reduced carbs.

I'm a senior and the thinking...
Forum: Diabetes 02-24-2020, 23:31
Replies: 27
Views: 2,294
Posted By patpuckett
I was growing increasingly frustrated with a...

I was growing increasingly frustrated with a small increase in my A1c with each test. My doctor's response was to drop my metformin to 500 mg/day since his goal for me was to eventually reach 7. He...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 02-22-2020, 04:20
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By patpuckett
I have recently started frying with both butter...

I have recently started frying with both butter and olive oil. I use skin-on breasts and the butter and olive oil makes a crustier skin. I season with salt, pepper, garlic and a meat seasoning such...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 11-06-2019, 15:03
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By patpuckett
I add cheese to all the Real Good products. The...

I add cheese to all the Real Good products. The Mexican products don't meet the "tasty" level that Californians expect.
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 08-31-2019, 21:48
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By patpuckett
I am where you are, stalled weight loss. The...

I am where you are, stalled weight loss. The recommendation I am finding is intermittent fasting. I watch videos at DietDr.com and on YouTube with Drs Eric Berg and Ken Berry.

Unfortunately, I'm...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 12-23-2017, 01:02
Replies: 14
Views: 1,398
Posted By patpuckett
Good discussion on sodium. Since I don't eat...

Good discussion on sodium. Since I don't eat processed food, I don't get my sodium there. I have to add it to my diet, and I do. I am particularly cautious of all my electrolyte levels since I was...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 12-23-2017, 00:41
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By patpuckett
When I injured my back, I chose CBD over the...

When I injured my back, I chose CBD over the opioids suggested by my doctor. CBD has no THC so you won't get a high, so that added to my decision besides not wanting to risk any addiction that...
Forum: Diabetes Medication and Supplies 11-12-2017, 19:50
Replies: 25
Views: 7,143
Posted By patpuckett
I am in the midst of a metformin quandary. When...

I am in the midst of a metformin quandary. When my A1c dropped to 6.1 eighteen months ago, my dr reduced my dosage to 1000 mg/day from 2000 mg/day. I, however, continued taking 2000 mg/day. This...
Forum: Diabetes 09-21-2017, 17:41
Replies: 22
Views: 2,854
Posted By patpuckett
I was diagnosed a T2 in 2006 and until 3 years...

I was diagnosed a T2 in 2006 and until 3 years ago went on and off diet controlled blood sugar levels. I was put on metformin and worked to bring down my A1c although my doctor believed my numbers...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 08-16-2017, 14:24
Replies: 32
Views: 4,714
Posted By patpuckett
I hadn't had any sodas in the house for years....

I hadn't had any sodas in the house for years. Then I started drinking very small amounts of diet ginger ale to soothe occasional tummy upsets.
Forum: Diabetes 07-03-2017, 19:51
Replies: 1
Views: 910
Posted By patpuckett
I've added milk thistle to my regimen, but I'm...

I've added milk thistle to my regimen, but I'm only a week into it. I'm looking forward to seeing benefits to my liver but won't have any test results for 4 - 6 months.

I, too, am hoping others...
Forum: Diabetes Treatment 06-09-2017, 18:10
Replies: 4
Views: 2,003
Posted By patpuckett
VeeJay, I am now three months from my back...

VeeJay,

I am now three months from my back injury. I no longer have the excruciating pain that resulted when I foolishly picked up one of those bulky old TV sets to take it to recycling. I also...
Forum: Diabetes Treatment 06-09-2017, 14:15
Replies: 4
Views: 2,003
Posted By patpuckett
I just came off two months of horrible back pain...

I just came off two months of horrible back pain from an injury. The only pain meds that the doctor offered were opiods. I declined and looked at medical marijuana. The problem is that there is not...
Forum: Diabetes 12-24-2016, 09:07
Replies: 4
Views: 1,110
Posted By patpuckett
My recent ALT result was high and my doctor has...

My recent ALT result was high and my doctor has ordered that test and additional tests to be taken in a month. I don't know which additional tests I'll be doing but he advised no alcohol for two...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 07-05-2016, 04:25
Replies: 10
Views: 1,885
Posted By patpuckett
Congratulations on your success!

Congratulations on your success!
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 05-09-2016, 03:04
Replies: 14
Views: 3,990
Posted By patpuckett
I can share my vision experience. One of the many...

I can share my vision experience. One of the many clues I had that something was amiss was the change in my vision. Words looked like pepper sprinkled on a page. When my blood glucose level came...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 05-08-2016, 19:22
Replies: 2
Views: 2,632
Posted By patpuckett
Happy Mother's Day to all our moms!

Happy Mother's Day to all our moms!
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 04-20-2016, 10:48
Replies: 7
Views: 1,290
Posted By patpuckett
Do a search for "spa water" and you'll find many...

Do a search for "spa water" and you'll find many choices for making the infused water.

We began using spa water at office celebrations instead of juices or punches and they were a big hit. Yes,...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-27-2016, 22:46
Replies: 9
Views: 1,568
Posted By patpuckett
Again, from my previous response: You will need...

Again, from my previous response: You will need to explore the various Medicare options as you approach 65. I am enrolled in Medicare Advantage, not basic Medicare. I had to choose a provider for the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-26-2016, 21:48
Replies: 9
Views: 1,568
Posted By patpuckett
I've been on Medicare for three years and not...

I've been on Medicare for three years and not anything has changed from when I had insurance through my employer. I was able to stay with the same health care provider (Kaiser) and also opted for...
Forum: Diabetes 02-11-2016, 22:08
Replies: 24
Views: 6,019
Posted By patpuckett
This is the test that Kaiser here in SoCal uses....

This is the test that Kaiser here in SoCal uses. Very easy and done at home.
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 11-04-2015, 07:27
Replies: 28
Views: 7,486
Posted By patpuckett
It took me some time at the Alvarado St Bakery...

It took me some time at the Alvarado St Bakery site to find the nutrition labels for their products. They are high carb and would send my blood sugar to sky rocketing levels.

Protein & Barley...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 10-18-2015, 17:01
Replies: 17
Views: 4,521
Posted By patpuckett
I am glad that you posted this link since it gave...

I am glad that you posted this link since it gave me the opportunity to review the supplements I take. A few months back at a visit to my PCP at Kaiser, he reviewed my records and sent me off for a...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 10-17-2015, 20:47
Replies: 7,024
Views: 624,910
Posted By patpuckett
105 again today. Warming up but I'm headed out to...

105 again today. Warming up but I'm headed out to the South Bay area where it's cooler for my grandson's soccer game.
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 10-16-2015, 23:41
Replies: 17
Views: 9,141
Posted By patpuckett
When I succumbed to eating the many artisan...

When I succumbed to eating the many artisan breads that are so delicious, I lost control of my blood sugars and have been paying the price as I bring those numbers back down. I just faced the fact...
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