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Forum: Diabetes Complications 06-02-2014, 05:00
Replies: 17
Views: 7,487
Posted By Mar2a
Could it be your gall bladder that's giving you...

Could it be your gall bladder that's giving you problems? (That is, do you still have a gall bladder?)

Hope it's nothing serious, and please do let us know what you find out.
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 05-31-2014, 17:51
Replies: 21
Views: 4,182
Posted By Mar2a
I read an article about using jelly beans instead...

I read an article about using jelly beans instead of coke:

Jelly beans as an alternative to a fifty... [Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1999] - PubMed - NCBI (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10561636)
...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 05-31-2014, 17:17
Replies: 9
Views: 1,320
Posted By Mar2a
One time I tested and my meter just said HI. I...

One time I tested and my meter just said HI. I laughed and said, "Hello to you, too!" and washed my hands and tested again. The second test had a believable number.
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-30-2014, 05:53
Replies: 14
Views: 3,548
Posted By Mar2a
I'm surprised that your doctor started you on...

I'm surprised that your doctor started you on Metformin with an A1c of just 5.5. According to the American Diabetes Association web site, 5.5 is normal:

Diagnosing Diabetes and Learning About...
Forum: Diabetes Symptoms 05-27-2014, 04:50
Replies: 15
Views: 3,026
Posted By Mar2a
Are they saying you must lose weight to improve...

Are they saying you must lose weight to improve diabetes, or just that you must lose weight in general because of other problems? For example, if you're having knee problems and you're extremely...
Forum: Diabetes 05-22-2014, 19:24
Replies: 58
Views: 7,429
Posted By Mar2a
Yes, 4.8 is considered normal. The American...

Yes, 4.8 is considered normal. The American Diabetes Association considers anything under 5.7 normal, as shown here:

Diagnosing Diabetes and Learning About Prediabetes: American Diabetes...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 05-21-2014, 19:40
Replies: 12
Views: 2,254
Posted By Mar2a
Tamango, I notice you're in the Northeast. I've...

Tamango, I notice you're in the Northeast. I've read that most people in the Northeast should test because we have long winters (and, I'd guess, more people who work indoors or spend a lot of time...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 05-20-2014, 18:44
Replies: 12
Views: 2,254
Posted By Mar2a
My husband and I have noticed a great reduction...

My husband and I have noticed a great reduction in colds since we upped our vitamin D intake. He was actually diagnosed as low and had to take a prescription dose for about a month. He was able to...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 05-18-2014, 21:33
Replies: 80
Views: 7,697
Posted By Mar2a
Best of luck to both you and your mom in the...

Best of luck to both you and your mom in the changes ahead. It sounds like a great solution for all.
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 05-17-2014, 15:21
Replies: 21
Views: 2,749
Posted By Mar2a
I forgot about another thing we used to get at...

I forgot about another thing we used to get at BJs: Cat litter. When we had two cats, we had two litter boxes, and the large sizes there were very inexpensive.
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 05-16-2014, 20:05
Replies: 21
Views: 2,749
Posted By Mar2a
There are only 2 in our household. We use it...

There are only 2 in our household. We use it mainly for home supplies, cheese, ground lamb, and frozen eggplant parm (yeah, a little carby, but I cut down on the portion size). It's on my way home...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 05-16-2014, 20:00
Replies: 6
Views: 1,894
Posted By Mar2a
Yes, I eat eggs for breakfast and black coffee. I...

Yes, I eat eggs for breakfast and black coffee. I make a large dish of egg frittata about every 7-10 days and microwave a portion in the morning. (I freeze some of it.) I don't remember to do the...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 05-16-2014, 19:57
Replies: 9
Views: 1,507
Posted By Mar2a
That's what I've found: A splurge here and there...

That's what I've found: A splurge here and there for a special occasion is okay. A splurge every week because "Yay, it's Friday!" won't work! :)

Glad you did okay. It *is* nice to be able to do...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 05-11-2014, 22:00
Replies: 18
Views: 4,405
Posted By Mar2a
That's what I think, too, though the only thing I...

That's what I think, too, though the only thing I have to go on is that this is what happened with my cats :) I know I'm not a cat, but it could be true for humans: Less waste, smaller movements.
...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 05-11-2014, 21:56
Replies: 80
Views: 7,697
Posted By Mar2a
So sorry to hear about the turn. Sending positive...

So sorry to hear about the turn. Sending positive thoughts your way for all of you.
Forum: Diabetes 05-09-2014, 16:13
Replies: 8
Views: 2,658
Posted By Mar2a
Just read this under "Information Regarding the...

Just read this under "Information Regarding the Former Shasta Product":

PharmaTech Solutions would like to announce a no cost replacement of the GenStrip™ glucose test strips formerly manufactured...
Forum: Diabetes 05-09-2014, 16:09
Replies: 8
Views: 2,658
Posted By Mar2a
Interesting. Their web site now says "under new...

Interesting. Their web site now says "under new quality management" but doesn't say since when. Here's where I saw that: GenStrip? is the affordable alternative...
Forum: Diabetes Symptoms 05-09-2014, 16:06
Replies: 124
Views: 16,553
Posted By Mar2a
Yes, do ask questions, but also try searching...

Yes, do ask questions, but also try searching this site. There are past posts by people who might be offline right now that you might find helpful, too.
Forum: Diabetes Symptoms 05-09-2014, 05:41
Replies: 15
Views: 5,383
Posted By Mar2a
For a fast breakfast, Google frittata or...

For a fast breakfast, Google frittata or crustless quiche. After it cools, cut it into squares. Pop the square in the microwave in the morning and you're good to go!
Forum: Diabetes Symptoms 05-09-2014, 04:48
Replies: 5
Views: 6,628
Posted By Mar2a
You didn't have to eat anything. Your liver...

You didn't have to eat anything. Your liver noticed you were going low and turned some stored glycogen into glucose. (Some people call this a "liver dump" and if you Google that phrase, you'll find a...
Forum: Diabetes Symptoms 05-08-2014, 14:17
Replies: 124
Views: 16,553
Posted By Mar2a
Even though you're eating thin-crust pizza, it...

Even though you're eating thin-crust pizza, it could be the small amount of wheat in the crust. When I have pizza, I scape the toppings off and eat those, along with a large side salad.
Forum: Diabetes Symptoms 05-08-2014, 04:43
Replies: 124
Views: 16,553
Posted By Mar2a
Remember, though, that meters are not 100%...

Remember, though, that meters are not 100% accurate. Newer models of meters (introduced within the last year), I believe, have to be within 15% accurate, but ones introduced before that are going by...
Forum: Diabetes Symptoms 05-07-2014, 23:29
Replies: 15
Views: 5,383
Posted By Mar2a
Yes, what are you eating for breakfast, and what...

Yes, what are you eating for breakfast, and what are the portion sizes? And what are you eating for dinner?

Try a test before you eat and then every 30 minutes until 2 hours is up. Tell us what...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 05-07-2014, 21:52
Replies: 39
Views: 14,005
Posted By Mar2a
Hi, and welcome. First, try searching this site...

Hi, and welcome. First, try searching this site for the word reactive. There are other people who have posted about this problem (I just responded to one).

What worked for me was a...
Forum: Diabetes Symptoms 05-07-2014, 21:48
Replies: 15
Views: 5,383
Posted By Mar2a
Hi, and welcome! I have/have had reactive...

Hi, and welcome!

I have/have had reactive hypoglycemia, but it stabilized pretty much after I was on a low-carb/high-fat diet for about 6 months.

Grains will make me spike and drop, so I don't...
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