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Forum: Diabetes 09-29-2016, 11:27
Replies: 8
Views: 1,231
Posted By mbc1963
Thanks for your responses! I definitely will...

Thanks for your responses! I definitely will weigh every angle.

I'm definitely not dropping my INTERNAL diagnosis... but I do (like VeeJay) like being the captain of my ship. My doctor has done...
Forum: Diabetes 09-27-2016, 23:04
Replies: 8
Views: 1,231
Posted By mbc1963
Diabetes: Keep the diagnosis or drop it?

OK:

Brief history: I was diagnosed end of 2014 with A1c of 7.0 and FBG of something like 150. This diagnosis came after a round of prednisone for a bizarre case of hives that lasted 9 - 10...
Forum: Diabetes 09-22-2016, 23:33
Replies: 3
Views: 1,449
Posted By mbc1963
Message From My Doctor

I went for my 6-month checkup and A1c. A1c came back 5.5. (It's been 7, 5.5, 5.3, 6.0 in the past.) This is my second doctor since diagnosis; they don't seem to stay in one place anymore. This...
Forum: Diabetes Recipes 04-23-2016, 13:10
Replies: 2
Views: 1,417
Posted By mbc1963
Chocolate Cinnamon Hazelnut Scones

I tweaked a recipe I have for almond flour scones because I had some hazelnut flour to use up, and I thought you could accentuate the hazelnuttiness with chocolate and cinnamon. These turned out...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-18-2016, 01:46
Replies: 14
Views: 1,834
Posted By mbc1963
Marabelle, It is intense at first... but...

Marabelle,

It is intense at first... but later on it will seem much less intense! Others smarter than I will be in to give you advice, but believe me that it won't feel so much like an emergency...
Forum: Diabetes 04-17-2016, 10:58
Replies: 13
Views: 2,394
Posted By mbc1963
I just looked back at my data from diagnosis. It...

I just looked back at my data from diagnosis. It took me maybe 2 weeks to go LCHF, but after I did, there was a gradual but steady drop in my FBG over a couple months. It started in the 120s and...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 04-16-2016, 09:17
Replies: 41
Views: 7,109
Posted By mbc1963
I had posted a while back that when switching...

I had posted a while back that when switching from Accuchek to Onetouch, my results were consistently 10 to 15 points higher.

I've had the OneTouch for three months or so now, and the numbers...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 04-14-2016, 09:02
Replies: 19
Views: 4,766
Posted By mbc1963
I don't have kids, so my story isn't necessarily...

I don't have kids, so my story isn't necessarily a good example, but...

I find that I end up having extra money in my "discretional spending" account since I was diagnosed. I'm not a huge fan of...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 04-10-2016, 09:28
Replies: 15
Views: 3,239
Posted By mbc1963
I drove to pick up our lunch of takeout salads...

I drove to pick up our lunch of takeout salads the other day, and tossed in a Whoopie Pie for my other friends to eat for dessert. One of them is 40, weighs 120, and has a FBG in th 70s. (We...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-06-2016, 00:16
Replies: 25
Views: 4,819
Posted By mbc1963
This really scares me. I can't believe a doctor...

This really scares me. I can't believe a doctor would take such a relaxed approach to someone whose blood sugar was close to 500 and not being touched by metformin.

I'm really interested to...
Forum: Diabetes 04-03-2016, 10:17
Replies: 28
Views: 6,699
Posted By mbc1963
I used to get hypoglycemic, too. If I had two...

I used to get hypoglycemic, too. If I had two strong coffees in the morning AND a carby snack like a bagel, I would get very shaky around 10 in the morning. So shaky that I had to eat some crackers...
Forum: Diabetes 04-03-2016, 00:17
Replies: 28
Views: 6,699
Posted By mbc1963
My FBG has been usually between 90 and 110 since...

My FBG has been usually between 90 and 110 since I went LCHF about 15 months ago. I very, very rarely see a number in the 80s. (When I first started losing weight, the 80s would pop up after a hard...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-26-2016, 11:43
Replies: 40
Views: 4,693
Posted By mbc1963
I wish my BG would drop to 80. I think the...

I wish my BG would drop to 80. I think the lowest I've ever gotten in 15 months of measuring is 84. When I was first diagnosed (and much heavier), a 2-mile brisk walk after dinner would drop my...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 03-20-2016, 00:25
Replies: 41
Views: 7,109
Posted By mbc1963
Interesting! I'm pretty sure I ALWAYS touch my...

Interesting! I'm pretty sure I ALWAYS touch my skin when I take the blood... should I not be doing that? I just lower the strip into the bead of blood until it hits my skin, and the blood gets...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 03-19-2016, 11:04
Replies: 20
Views: 4,828
Posted By mbc1963
My mother resents me the most. She loves to cook...

My mother resents me the most. She loves to cook and has loved hearing me "purr" when I eat something delicious my whole life.

She told her doctor about my T2 and how I had given up carbs. The...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 03-19-2016, 11:00
Replies: 41
Views: 7,109
Posted By mbc1963
I have the Relion and an Accuchek, and then...

I have the Relion and an Accuchek, and then insurance switched me to OneTouch. My Accuchek was giving pretty consistent readings in the 90s to low 100s for months... and then the OneTouch was giving...
Forum: Diabetes 03-14-2016, 22:28
Replies: 3
Views: 1,733
Posted By mbc1963
Hi, Is the fibroid giving your unmanageable...

Hi,

Is the fibroid giving your unmanageable trouble? I ask because from what I read, they generally diminish after menopause, and give many women few symptoms. I have multiple fibroids - can...
Forum: Diabetes Recipes 02-11-2016, 22:32
Replies: 27
Views: 13,061
Posted By mbc1963
After months of good intentions, I finally made...

After months of good intentions, I finally made the crack slaw tonight. I used stew beef and added extra vinegar because I like that flavor. VERY yummy! This will enter my rotation.

I used...
Forum: Diabetes 02-10-2016, 10:03
Replies: 24
Views: 6,159
Posted By mbc1963
Yes, the prep was GHASTLY. Not eating all day...

Yes, the prep was GHASTLY. Not eating all day (or eating lemon Jello - bleah!) and the making yourself so sick. I was literally shivering in the middle of it, from the cold liquid and the heaving,...
Forum: Diabetes 02-08-2016, 21:35
Replies: 24
Views: 6,159
Posted By mbc1963
Seems like everything is OK... Not sure I want to...

Seems like everything is OK... Not sure I want to do another one of those anytime soon!
Forum: Diabetes 02-08-2016, 14:47
Replies: 24
Views: 6,159
Posted By mbc1963
LCHF Colonoscopy!

I had my pre-emptive after-50 colonoscopy today. Studied a lot of posts on this forum to learn about how to manage the prep while being LCHF. I ended up making Jello - 2 packets sugar-free and 1...
Forum: Diabetes 01-26-2016, 10:05
Replies: 0
Views: 1,859
Posted By mbc1963
History of Diabetes Diagnosis

http://www.uwomj.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/v78n1.7-11.pdf

This was interesting to me - I didn't know a lot about the long-ago history of the disease. Hope someone else will enjoy reading it!
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 01-23-2016, 18:17
Replies: 19
Views: 3,452
Posted By mbc1963
I recently learned that xylitol is toxic to dogs...

I recently learned that xylitol is toxic to dogs because it causes their bodies to produce TONS of insulin, which sends them into hyoglycemia and death, often before the owners can figure out what's...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-21-2016, 22:15
Replies: 18
Views: 2,514
Posted By mbc1963
Hi, Erin, I was diagnosed T2 a year ago, and...

Hi, Erin,

I was diagnosed T2 a year ago, and even that was a lot for poor, panicky me to absorb. I can't imagine being diagnosed T1 with as little support and education as you've gotten from your...
Forum: Diabetes 01-18-2016, 20:00
Replies: 1
Views: 1,773
Posted By mbc1963
Storing OneTouch Strips in Accucheck Vial?

My insurance switched my meter from the Accuchek Nano to the OneTouch Ultra. The new strips come 50 to a vial in a much smaller vial. It's so narrow that you can't get your finger in there to pull...
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