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Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 06-05-2016, 21:48
Replies: 20
Views: 4,552
Posted By JT Reagan
This is a "little" off topic, but I have to...

This is a "little" off topic, but I have to share. Thursday I went to a Health Fair and told one of the "Diabetes Educators" who was manning a booth that I counted carbs. She approved and asked me...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 06-05-2016, 21:37
Replies: 163
Views: 26,239
Posted By JT Reagan
I'm a librarian so I am going to send you to a...

I'm a librarian so I am going to send you to a dictionary. :) Cannabis is commonly called "weed" and spelled m-a-r-i-j-u-a-n-a. If you lived in any U. S. state except Colorado, you risk arrest if...
Forum: Diabetes Symptoms 05-20-2016, 01:50
Replies: 15
Views: 4,660
Posted By JT Reagan
Kazz, I , too, have been plagued with fatigue and...

Kazz, I , too, have been plagued with fatigue and leg cramps for the last few months. My doctor suggested trying more Vitamin D (prescription capsules). It seems to work but wears off. I also...
Forum: Diabetes 05-19-2016, 07:42
Replies: 6
Views: 2,349
Posted By JT Reagan
Colds are guaranteed to raise my blood sugar...

Colds are guaranteed to raise my blood sugar levels at least 20 points. The sinus infection following will keep it high for weeks. Sorry you are going through it this fine Spring. (At least here...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-19-2016, 07:39
Replies: 11
Views: 2,517
Posted By JT Reagan
The "watch the food" means cut out the snacking,...

The "watch the food" means cut out the snacking, I bet. :) mbuster has given you a good description to which I would add--fresh vegetables and fruits, not canned. Frozen takes time to fix but are...
Forum: Diabetes Symptoms 05-19-2016, 07:33
Replies: 4
Views: 2,592
Posted By JT Reagan
I have two suggestions: 1. buy the catsup that is...

I have two suggestions: 1. buy the catsup that is free of high fructose corn syrup or make your own salsa; 2. just drink more water or green tea. Also, you might keep track of sodium for a while...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 05-15-2016, 03:57
Replies: 163
Views: 26,239
Posted By JT Reagan
I am a breast cancer survivor (surgery 1997) and...

I am a breast cancer survivor (surgery 1997) and my prayers are that you have as good a recovery as I do. I credit the following and hope you can use this for your recovery.

1. Get a buddy with...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-15-2016, 03:40
Replies: 13
Views: 2,408
Posted By JT Reagan
If you are dieting, water is your friend. How...

If you are dieting, water is your friend. How much do you drink in a day? You know, sometimes we can mistake thirst for hunger and vice versa. My cousin measures out her water for the day so she...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-15-2016, 03:34
Replies: 6
Views: 1,470
Posted By JT Reagan
Hives! Do you know the cause of yours? The...

Hives! Do you know the cause of yours? The tingling could be neuropathy but those hives mean possible infections. My advice is to work on getting rid of the hives and, of course, try to lower your...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 05-15-2016, 03:31
Replies: 3
Views: 1,881
Posted By JT Reagan
Don't forget about eliminating "blue" lights in...

Don't forget about eliminating "blue" lights in the room you sleep. "Blue" lights are those on electronic equipment like tvs, computers, ipads, etc. Even when they are turned "off" the little eye...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-15-2016, 03:21
Replies: 4
Views: 1,782
Posted By JT Reagan
Have you charted your blood sugar readings...

Have you charted your blood sugar readings against the episodes of blurry vision? I know that as my blood sugar rises and then falls, my vision blurs. Maybe yours does, too. The "halo" around...
Forum: Diabetes Treatment 04-08-2016, 04:59
Replies: 61
Views: 11,698
Posted By JT Reagan
Wow! I would call him arrogant, bossy, and gone.

Wow! I would call him arrogant, bossy, and gone.
Forum: Diabetes Treatment 04-08-2016, 04:56
Replies: 61
Views: 11,698
Posted By JT Reagan
Call me "suspicious" but that "hospitalist" has...

Call me "suspicious" but that "hospitalist" has probably billed your insurance for consulting with you. This has happened with one of my relatives and is extremely irritating when the patient is...
Forum: Diabetes Symptoms 04-08-2016, 04:48
Replies: 8
Views: 4,553
Posted By JT Reagan
Have you tracked your episodes to any one food? ...

Have you tracked your episodes to any one food? Any chance the ricotta was "off?"
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 04-08-2016, 04:39
Replies: 15
Views: 3,118
Posted By JT Reagan
I'm still looking for a good multivitamin to...

I'm still looking for a good multivitamin to stick with. I take vitamin D3 (big dose) twice a month for boosting the immune system. (Prescription dosage) Also biotin. Cinnamon gives a nice bite...
Forum: Diabetes Medication and Supplies 04-08-2016, 04:33
Replies: 17
Views: 8,754
Posted By JT Reagan
Why are you sure it was the metformin? ...

Why are you sure it was the metformin? (Especially the waking up.)
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 04-04-2016, 02:36
Replies: 18
Views: 3,834
Posted By JT Reagan
How often do you take shots?

How often do you take shots?
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 03-25-2016, 21:43
Replies: 20
Views: 4,552
Posted By JT Reagan
On a light note, my family has stopped the...

On a light note, my family has stopped the "remarks" because I got "upset" and my plan of action was to react by explaining, once again, how I eat low carb and pointing out how many carbs are in each...
Forum: Diabetes Symptoms 03-25-2016, 21:34
Replies: 7
Views: 3,733
Posted By JT Reagan
How is your blood pressure? Also, have you...

How is your blood pressure? Also, have you noticed if any particular food is eaten before these episodes? I get the "ringing" when I drink too much cafeine and that raises my blood pressure, not...
Forum: Diabetes Complications 03-25-2016, 21:31
Replies: 12
Views: 4,597
Posted By JT Reagan
Throw out any worn shoes and examine the others...

Throw out any worn shoes and examine the others carefully. Socks should be washed in really hot water and it won't hurt to use clorox. (You probably thought of this but I threw in out anyway.)
Forum: Diabetes Complications 02-28-2016, 02:29
Replies: 11
Views: 3,984
Posted By JT Reagan
Do you have a strategy for handling stress? Some...

Do you have a strategy for handling stress? Some people use yoga; some exercise; some lose themselves in a book, etc. Deep breathing helps me. Hope everything gets better for you.
Forum: Diabetes Medication and Supplies 02-25-2016, 05:06
Replies: 27
Views: 6,816
Posted By JT Reagan
Are you taking regular metformin or the extended...

Are you taking regular metformin or the extended release kind? I know the stomach problems are very infrequent with the extended release metformin for me. Almost always I can track any problems...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-25-2016, 04:26
Replies: 26
Views: 2,481
Posted By JT Reagan
My goal is to stay steady between meals and not...

My goal is to stay steady between meals and not have my BS rise more than 20 points after eating. Going down to 50 carbs is quite a shock to a body that has been being fed 150 or more carbs per day....
Forum: Diabetes Symptoms 02-25-2016, 04:16
Replies: 43
Views: 14,700
Posted By JT Reagan
Update on my pains. Doctor examined me and...

Update on my pains. Doctor examined me and decided it is bursitis. It has been getting better the past two weeks. Meds are over-the-counter Aleve. Exercises were advised and they, too, help. ...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-22-2016, 06:55
Replies: 11
Views: 2,020
Posted By JT Reagan
I suggest you analyze your recipes and see if any...

I suggest you analyze your recipes and see if any one food is a trigger for the BS rise. (Mine is milk, especially low fat milk.) Combine that with any wheat product and I really get a rise. Maybe...
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