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Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 06-19-2019, 03:47
Replies: 5
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Posted By itissteve
I would say that diabetes is different in every...

I would say that diabetes is different in every one who has it and that I am eating in a way that helps me manage my blood glucose in a manner I can sustain. Then I move on.

There are studies...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 06-18-2019, 23:44
Replies: 5
Views: 53
Posted By itissteve
Everyone's diabetes is different. In some people,...

Everyone's diabetes is different. In some people, insulin resistance may be the issue. In others, it may be poor regulation of the insulin response. Or it may be some combination of that or other...
Forum: Diabetes Symptoms 06-18-2019, 16:03
Replies: 3
Views: 54
Posted By itissteve
For me, DP seems pretty closely tied to what I...

For me, DP seems pretty closely tied to what I eat later at night (more protein or more fat, time of the evening, etc.). Any changes to that lately?
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 06-17-2019, 01:53
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By itissteve
The current practice of diagnosing and...

The current practice of diagnosing and prescribing medication based almost solely on LDL level is being discredited, very slowly. Turns out that, like so many bodily functions, health cannot be...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-17-2019, 01:15
Replies: 5
Views: 62
Posted By itissteve
Welcome back, you two! Always happy to see people...

Welcome back, you two! Always happy to see people return, especially with new experiences.
Forum: Diabetes Recipes 06-16-2019, 21:08
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By itissteve
Heh. Just bought some cabbage today....

Heh. Just bought some cabbage today. Unfortunately our slow cooker is out of commission -- someone :wink2: dropped the liner and it is not repairable. May have to use the pressure cooker for this one.
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 06-16-2019, 19:09
Replies: 27
Views: 1,384
Posted By itissteve
I think you're finally working with a health care...

I think you're finally working with a health care professional who is addressing your blood glucose issue -- good! Your BG is trending in the right direction.

If this were me, I'd work first on...
Forum: Diabetes 06-16-2019, 19:02
Replies: 8
Views: 114
Posted By itissteve
I created an Excel (well, NeoOffice/LibreOffice)...

I created an Excel (well, NeoOffice/LibreOffice) spreadsheet to record my BG numbers; it has one field set aside for unusual levels of activity (or illness, etc.) and food. It could have more fields...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 06-16-2019, 13:42
Replies: 3
Views: 74
Posted By itissteve
"Net carbs" is real. However, Atkins does it...

"Net carbs" is real. However, Atkins does it largely by using sugar alcohol sweeteners, which are not counted as "sugary" carbs by those in charge of labeling, but which also are not handled well by...
Forum: Diabetes Symptoms 06-15-2019, 06:07
Replies: 8
Views: 121
Posted By itissteve
I do, too. However, I know in eating keto I'm not...

I do, too. However, I know in eating keto I'm not eating several of the most popular sources, so I'm probably even further away from that 4,700 mg than most people.

I'm interested in some of the...
Forum: Diabetes Symptoms 06-15-2019, 03:39
Replies: 8
Views: 121
Posted By itissteve
I'm taking 200 mg (okay, 198 mg) daily plus...

I'm taking 200 mg (okay, 198 mg) daily plus whatever I get in food (which is limited as I don't eat fruit, V8 juice, or that much of the more keto-friendly sources of K [spinach, avocados,...
Forum: Diabetes Symptoms 06-15-2019, 02:48
Replies: 8
Views: 121
Posted By itissteve
We know that organ damage starts to occur at BG...

We know that organ damage starts to occur at BG levels above 140, so the 170 is of a little concern. As you state, though, your body is responding by reducing BG to a level within the standards of...
Forum: Diabetes 06-14-2019, 14:49
Replies: 35
Views: 966
Posted By itissteve
Even though many of us here believe your doctor...

Even though many of us here believe your doctor is not being aggressive enough treating this progressive condition, he is offering sound advice here. The metformin will blunt some of the damage being...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-14-2019, 02:34
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By itissteve
mcknzAlex, Welcome to the forum. I'm sorry about...

mcknzAlex, Welcome to the forum. I'm sorry about your grandmother's passing.

At least as we understand it now, genetically, your likelihood of getting diabetes is somewhat along the same line as...
Forum: Diabetes Treatment 06-13-2019, 14:12
Replies: 11
Views: 240
Posted By itissteve
I hope so, too. Thanks for the update, Sue.

I hope so, too. Thanks for the update, Sue.
Forum: Diabetes Symptoms 06-07-2019, 02:10
Replies: 11
Views: 197
Posted By itissteve
Kinda depends on your body's ability to manage...

Kinda depends on your body's ability to manage insulin on its own. It may not be as good as it was years ago, so even halving carbs from the "standard" diet may lower BG but not enough to get you...
Forum: Diabetes Symptoms 06-07-2019, 00:55
Replies: 11
Views: 197
Posted By itissteve
Hi, Robert! Good for you for decreasing your carb...

Hi, Robert! Good for you for decreasing your carb intake -- it makes such a difference! Sometimes, though, the difference is hard to recognize.

Are you taking any medications or insulin for your...
Forum: Diabetes 06-05-2019, 18:55
Replies: 43
Views: 803
Posted By itissteve
Nice! Beats messing around with quills. Must look...

Nice! Beats messing around with quills. Must look around for that.. Thanks.
Forum: Diabetes 06-05-2019, 14:30
Replies: 43
Views: 803
Posted By itissteve
mbuster, my bike is a royal pain to put on and...

mbuster, my bike is a royal pain to put on and take off the trainer. But you seem to move between road and trainer fairly easily. One bike? What do you do to make it easier?
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 06-04-2019, 13:46
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By itissteve
Welcome to Diabetes Forum, genxreader! I applaud...

Welcome to Diabetes Forum, genxreader! I applaud your effort to gain control of your health.

Diabetes treatment is evolving, s l o w l y, as more study disproves old "conventional wisdom" and...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 06-03-2019, 22:34
Replies: 31
Views: 1,441
Posted By itissteve
Thanks for the update, vernag! That's a bunch of...

Thanks for the update, vernag! That's a bunch of good news. So many of us have figured out low carb is the way to go for issues even beyond diabetes. Wishing you continued success as you keep at it!
Forum: Diabetes 06-03-2019, 21:52
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By itissteve
Hi, Nancy. I saw that you duplicated this post in...

Hi, Nancy. I saw that you duplicated this post in another forum here. In the interest of not diluting responses or confusing other posters with what could be multiple conversations on the same topic,...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 06-03-2019, 13:22
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By itissteve
Thanks, Winomaster. I've long suspected that...

Thanks, Winomaster. I've long suspected that staying low-carb let my pancreas "rest" enough so that if I underestimated the carbs in a meal out or occasionally ate something carby that I just had to...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-01-2019, 20:49
Replies: 5
Hi!
Views: 96
Posted By itissteve
Welcome, Vicky! It sounds like you've got...

Welcome, Vicky!

It sounds like you've got lots of stories to tell us! Please feel free to look around and contribute as you can. There's a lot of experience and support here; I know there are...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 05-30-2019, 19:36
Replies: 27
Views: 1,384
Posted By itissteve
Well, as a longer-acting insulin, Tresiba will...

Well, as a longer-acting insulin, Tresiba will not be as reactive to post-meal blood-glucose surges. Kind of like the difference between a track sprinter and a miler; built for different things. It...
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