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Forum: Diabetes Treatment 10-14-2019, 15:43
Replies: 2
Views: 62
Posted By itissteve
Depends... Strips generally are matched to...

Depends...

Strips generally are matched to the meter and companies are smart enough to put something proprietary into their own test strips that makes every third-party strip not quite as good....
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 10-12-2019, 00:22
Replies: 80
Views: 3,668
Posted By itissteve
I took a yoga class once and quit after two...

I took a yoga class once and quit after two sessions because I always came home with a headache and figured that wasn't making me feel as good as yoga promised to make me feel.

I have a niece...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 10-11-2019, 13:18
Replies: 31
Views: 829
Posted By itissteve
Aldi sells a comparable seasoning for around $2...

Aldi sells a comparable seasoning for around $2 (if there are Aldis in your area). As the hot sauce ad says, I put that $#!+ on everything.
Forum: Diabetes Treatment 10-10-2019, 21:30
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By itissteve
My overall motivation for managing my T2 is,...

My overall motivation for managing my T2 is, indeed, my grandkids. My informal barometer of "in shape" is if I can do pretty much what our 30-year-old son-in law (who hits the gym regularly) does...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-06-2019, 12:20
Replies: 11
Views: 178
Posted By itissteve
Welcome to the forum, sonic! Wow! Double...

Welcome to the forum, sonic!

Wow! Double (triple?) whammy there to get laid off just at the time you discover you're T2 and have high BP. But it sounds like you're addressing it wisely. You'll...
Forum: Diabetes Treatment 10-05-2019, 01:56
Replies: 3
Views: 70
Posted By itissteve
Because of the way gliflozins work (encouraging...

Because of the way gliflozins work (encouraging the body to pass more sugar through the urine), yeast infections are a not-uncommon side effect. I don't know if Segluromet is formulated differently...
Forum: Diabetes Treatment 10-04-2019, 16:35
Replies: 3
Views: 70
Posted By itissteve
They're both gliflozins, or SGLT2 inhibitors,...

They're both gliflozins, or SGLT2 inhibitors, combined with metformin. Gliflozins, according to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gliflozin), "prevent the kidneys' reuptake of glucose [...]...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-02-2019, 12:38
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By itissteve
Hello, jimmy! You're going to find a bunch...

Hello, jimmy!

You're going to find a bunch of like-minded people here, many of whom are eating low-carb (or ketogenic), fasting, exercising, etc., to control their blood glucose -- and others who...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 10-01-2019, 23:23
Replies: 5
Views: 105
Posted By itissteve
NSDad, thank you for posting this. It takes...

NSDad, thank you for posting this. It takes something extra to admit publicly when things have gone off the rails. I have to say I missed you posting about your "Let's try it!" experiments when it...
Forum: Diabetes 09-26-2019, 14:00
Replies: 20
Views: 347
Posted By itissteve
This is a concern that comes up at times. ...

This is a concern that comes up at times.

This variability should not keep you from using your meter as a guide to your blood glucose levels. Most people cannot feel a difference in BG levels...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-25-2019, 22:26
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By itissteve
exercise01, if you click/tap on the "Reply with...

exercise01, if you click/tap on the "Reply with quote" button on a given post, the entire post will be quoted and you can delete the non-essential parts. If you're viewing the site on a mobile device...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-25-2019, 18:05
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By itissteve
Welcome, exercise01! I think you'll find a lot of...

Welcome, exercise01! I think you'll find a lot of support here on the forum.

I certainly understand how a stressful job can make diabetes worse -- I think it did for me. I hope you can find some...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 09-22-2019, 02:01
Replies: 5
Views: 99
Posted By itissteve
A lot of the posters at /reddit/keto are using...

A lot of the posters at /reddit/keto are using keto just to lose weight, not for the management of diabetes or related metabolic disorders. And few of them seem to be using it in relation to a...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 09-21-2019, 13:39
Replies: 5
Views: 99
Posted By itissteve
The folks over at /reddit/keto think measuring...

The folks over at /reddit/keto think measuring ketones is of little value and constantly advise against strips and analyzers. They believe if you stay at or under 20 grams of carbs a day, confirming...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 09-20-2019, 02:44
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By itissteve
My gall bladder was removed laparoscopically,...

My gall bladder was removed laparoscopically, too. Three little incisions and done. No issues since then, either. So if it does get to surgery, though everyone is different, a common method of...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 09-14-2019, 21:44
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By itissteve
I've tried the Halo Top. It's good. Rebel is not...

I've tried the Halo Top. It's good. Rebel is not available in my area yet. Enlightened may be (the brand seems familiar) but apparently there was nothing I saw about the package that indicated it was...
Forum: Diabetes 09-13-2019, 18:42
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By itissteve
Yup. That's kind of in the same ballpark as not...

Yup. That's kind of in the same ballpark as not getting drunk so fast if you're eating at the same time. Fat and fiber and protein make a difference compared to just eating the sugary stuff.

You...
Forum: Diabetes 09-13-2019, 13:34
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By itissteve
It's hard to analyze this from a distance, but...

It's hard to analyze this from a distance, but are you talking about something like an adrenaline ("fight or flight") rush? Increased heartbeat, heightened mental acuity, maybe a little stomach...
Forum: Diabetes 09-12-2019, 21:39
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By itissteve
I'm no expert in C-peptide levels at that degree...

I'm no expert in C-peptide levels at that degree of difference but I would offer two suggestions:

- that you evaluate your confidence level in the test itself (is it so out of whack that you...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 09-12-2019, 15:13
Replies: 0
Views: 121
Posted By itissteve
Low carbing while traveling

My wife and I just got back from a vacation in the United Kingdom. Vacations are wonderful times to take a break, but, of course, diabetes does not take breaks, so I needed to manage what I ate while...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 09-12-2019, 03:37
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By itissteve
I think you just make some different choices....

I think you just make some different choices. :smile2: I am LCHF and eat a good-sized bowl of salad pretty much daily. Bump up the fiber content by using, say, broccoli or cauliflower rather than...
Forum: Diabetes Complications 09-01-2019, 21:34
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By itissteve
Stress can wreak havoc with a body. Being a...

Stress can wreak havoc with a body. Being a primary caretaker for someone who is very sick has its own stress, as you well know (as do I, since I support my mother as primary caretaker for my...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 08-27-2019, 22:24
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By itissteve
What I understand of it is that LCHF and keto are...

What I understand of it is that LCHF and keto are similar in that both limit carbohydrates. Keto limits carbs to about 5% of the calories you take in daily, though many keto Web sites and on-line...
Forum: Diabetes 08-26-2019, 19:48
Replies: 3,153
Views: 133,217
Posted By itissteve
vicky3vicky, you're actually doing pretty well....

vicky3vicky, you're actually doing pretty well. Since A1c measures a protein that can exist for three months, moving your A1c down more than a point indicates your average blood sugar levels are...
Forum: Diabetes 08-23-2019, 13:15
Replies: 127
Views: 3,294
Posted By itissteve
mbuster, good luck on your century!

mbuster, good luck on your century!
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