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Forum: New Member Introductions 10-14-2016, 00:45
Replies: 10
Views: 1,348
Posted By Lawrence D
There is nothing wrong with diet and exercise to...

There is nothing wrong with diet and exercise to help manage your glucose numbers; in fact, it is very advisable.

However, avoiding the doctor because of what "might" happen is not giving you some...
Forum: Diabetes Complications 10-14-2016, 00:36
Replies: 3
Views: 1,894
Posted By Lawrence D
Sometimes those of us on an LCHF diet forget the...

Sometimes those of us on an LCHF diet forget the HF part, and this can lead to tiredness. ;)

Of course, there are many other culprits, like low B12, low Vitamin D, anemia, and just trying to do...
Forum: Diabetes 09-24-2016, 23:12
Replies: 2
Views: 1,296
Posted By Lawrence D
You don't need to sign any sort of contract with...

You don't need to sign any sort of contract with the A/C company. If they insist, use another company, there are plenty of them.

Stress usually increases your bg and your blood pressure, exercise...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-26-2016, 04:02
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By Lawrence D
Bananas are relatively high in carbohydrates, as...

Bananas are relatively high in carbohydrates, as are any type of breads. :vs_coffee:
Forum: Diabetes 08-23-2016, 03:53
Replies: 4
Views: 966
Posted By Lawrence D
Bad for a diabetic ?? Vitamin B-12 is...

Bad for a diabetic ??

Vitamin B-12 is essential for health. A common diabetic medicine, Metformin, can deplete B-12 and so it is actually common for diabetics to take this vitamin.

However,...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 08-23-2016, 00:02
Replies: 6
Views: 1,143
Posted By Lawrence D
You should be testing yourself to see how you...

You should be testing yourself to see how you respond to the foods you are choosing..

. Generally, a piece of fruit has natural sugars, but a glass of juice has many pieces of fruit to make it =...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-22-2016, 23:55
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By Lawrence D
I had a Verio IQ that was higher than all my...

I had a Verio IQ that was higher than all my other meters. I called Customer Service and answered a bunch of questions. They wanted me to send them the strips I was using, but I had already gone...
Forum: Diabetes 05-10-2016, 21:40
Replies: 12
Views: 2,814
Posted By Lawrence D
All of those ads are for supplemental insurance. ...

All of those ads are for supplemental insurance.

Medicare part-B pays 80% of your strips, lancets and the occasional meter as those are medical devices. They do not pay for drug prescriptions...
Forum: Diabetes 04-26-2016, 22:05
Replies: 69
Views: 12,357
Posted By Lawrence D
Welcome to the Forum, Good to know that you are...

Welcome to the Forum,
Good to know that you are pro-active in this.

As to Oatmeal, it is one of those things that affects us differently. It is a grain and grains can spike glucose levels for...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 04-14-2016, 00:02
Replies: 19
Views: 4,607
Posted By Lawrence D
I'm afraid that many who have all the excuses...

I'm afraid that many who have all the excuses simply don't want to "change".

Strips don't cost any more a day than a cup of coffee if used at key times, and "cooking different meals" is just plain...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-11-2016, 00:20
Replies: 12
Views: 2,443
Posted By Lawrence D
welcome to the forum Mike. Did you do...

welcome to the forum Mike.

Did you do anything different, like a diet, exercise, or stress change that may have contributed to that difficulty.. ?
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 04-06-2016, 20:56
Replies: 10
Views: 4,975
Posted By Lawrence D
Hi Cricket, I live in the desert outside Las...

Hi Cricket,

I live in the desert outside Las Vegas, Nevada. I too have been interested in photography for the past few decades..

A small path in the desert looks much different here. ;)
...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 04-02-2016, 21:24
Replies: 18
Views: 3,939
Posted By Lawrence D
I don't, except in my daily multi-vitamin. ...

I don't, except in my daily multi-vitamin.

My wife has been taking Metformin for several years now and was recently diagnosed with B12 deficiency. We have started a several course injection...
Forum: Diabetes 03-31-2016, 00:32
Replies: 28
Views: 6,546
Posted By Lawrence D
No, I don't. My fbg runs about the same as yours...

No, I don't. My fbg runs about the same as yours with the same Met and a minimum Levemir nightly.

While lower numbers are achievable (possibly), at what cost ? Reasonable numbers in a healthy...
Forum: Diabetes 03-29-2016, 00:15
Replies: 5
Views: 2,627
Posted By Lawrence D
These are two different measurements; the two,...

These are two different measurements; the two, your daily testing and the A1c average, can be quite different.

The BG finger prick glucometer test measures glucose present in the drop of blood at...
Forum: Diabetes 03-28-2016, 23:56
Replies: 5
Views: 1,776
Posted By Lawrence D
Self diagnosis and incomplete testing can leave...

Self diagnosis and incomplete testing can leave you with a false impression..

Let's say that your blood glucose is very, very high after meals, but at night you fall very, very low, it's like a...
Forum: Diabetes Symptoms 03-28-2016, 03:11
Replies: 11
Views: 4,278
Posted By Lawrence D
High insulin levels is called hyperinsulinemia...

High insulin levels is called hyperinsulinemia and is most often caused by insulin resistance a condition in which your body is resistant to the effects of insulin. Your pancreas keeps pumping out...
Forum: Diabetes 03-26-2016, 23:11
Replies: 2
Views: 1,642
Posted By Lawrence D
This is interesting because an A1c of 6.3 would...

This is interesting because an A1c of 6.3 would indicate an average over the past ~90 days of above 130.

Perhaps your testing has not caught your highs ???
Forum: Diabetes 03-26-2016, 23:06
Replies: 34
Views: 6,294
Posted By Lawrence D
Don't get tripped up on the arbitrary numbers. ...

Don't get tripped up on the arbitrary numbers. World Health Organization, American Diabetes Association, and others have slightly different criteria for diagnosing the same thing.

The thing to...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-24-2016, 22:11
Replies: 12
Views: 2,146
Posted By Lawrence D
Welcome to the Forum You have done quite...

Welcome to the Forum

You have done quite well in a short time. :)
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 03-18-2016, 23:56
Replies: 20
Views: 4,726
Posted By Lawrence D
My biggest issue is the idea of family and...

My biggest issue is the idea of family and friends that I need someplace "special" to go out to.

Whenever the subject of eating out comes up I'm the topic - Where can Larry go ?, What can Larry...
Forum: Diabetes 03-17-2016, 20:14
Replies: 36
Views: 5,794
Posted By Lawrence D
I would say that it is conditioned response. I...

I would say that it is conditioned response. I was an athlete in my younger days and still lift weights. My levels go up after a session at the gym or even after a half hour walk; it's the body...
Forum: Diabetes 03-16-2016, 01:05
Replies: 5
Views: 1,697
Posted By Lawrence D
I expect that your Dr is going to be looking at...

I expect that your Dr is going to be looking at trends and ranges more than the exact number..

That should be your goal too. You can drive yourself nuts testing, but it necessary.

After a...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-16-2016, 00:58
Replies: 12
Views: 2,085
Posted By Lawrence D
Welcome, This is a good approach. I think...

Welcome,

This is a good approach. I think that some folks like to be told "you don't need to test" because they then think that it isn't that bad.

Without testing before and after each...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-16-2016, 00:49
Replies: 19
Views: 2,830
Posted By Lawrence D
Welcome to the Forum Mare, Plenty of folks...

Welcome to the Forum Mare,

Plenty of folks here to give you the most important information, experience. ;)
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