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Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 02-14-2018, 09:45
Replies: 34
Views: 3,407
Posted By GrandmaMisti
When I am hospitalised, I get weighed. (Once in...

When I am hospitalised, I get weighed. (Once in the last 15 years). I don't really care about a meaningless number.
Forum: Diabetes 04-28-2017, 02:40
Replies: 18
Views: 3,719
Posted By GrandmaMisti
Agreed. We are marching into autumn, and I am...

Agreed. We are marching into autumn, and I am finding that a small serving of roasted potatoes or winter squash makes me feel warm and happy, while not having too bad an effect on my blood sugar.
...
Forum: Diabetes 04-28-2017, 01:42
Replies: 18
Views: 3,719
Posted By GrandmaMisti
Wen I have to deal with an ADA 'educated'...

Wen I have to deal with an ADA 'educated' Diabetes educator, I just nod and smile. They are 'educated' by the folks who make the drugs and their "facts" reflect that.

That said, I do need a...
Forum: Diabetes 04-28-2017, 01:33
Replies: 5
Views: 1,444
Posted By GrandmaMisti
A few month before I was diagnosed, an...

A few month before I was diagnosed, an acquaintance died of diabetes complications, having lost both legs, one arm, both eyes, and his kidneys - finally, his heart gave out.

That made me all too...
Forum: Diabetes 04-28-2017, 01:28
Replies: 13
Views: 2,960
Posted By GrandmaMisti
I am being treated for other matters and so get...

I am being treated for other matters and so get blood tests every three months. My PCP always tests my A1c when I have a blood draw and it has remained under 6 (usually 5.5) with each test for the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-18-2016, 06:54
Replies: 106
Views: 15,322
Posted By GrandmaMisti
That *does* sounds immensely frustrating. I know...

That *does* sounds immensely frustrating. I know what it is to feel stuck in a job I hated. Adding the health frustrations to that...wow. :(

I am so sorry you are going through this.
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-16-2016, 08:43
Replies: 106
Views: 15,322
Posted By GrandmaMisti
Best wishes for a good result, John. Sharing...

Best wishes for a good result, John. Sharing here, where we get it, is one way to feel heard and understood and so, less pressured.
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-13-2016, 15:01
Replies: 39
Views: 5,372
Posted By GrandmaMisti
Ohhh, good point, Daytona. Thank you! I hadn't...

Ohhh, good point, Daytona. Thank you! I hadn't checked...

I just don't eat until I'm hungry and now that I'm LCHF, I don't get hungry - though I do have coffee with coconut milk in the morning. ...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-13-2016, 14:43
Replies: 39
Views: 5,372
Posted By GrandmaMisti
I finally got my glucometer - even paying cash...

I finally got my glucometer - even paying cash for it was super cheap - $30.

Anyway, I am not yet back in the habit of testing, so I tested first thing this morning (5.5) and two hours after my...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-11-2016, 06:56
Replies: 10
Views: 2,657
Posted By GrandmaMisti
Welcome, Fozzy, to the club no one wants to join....

Welcome, Fozzy, to the club no one wants to join. You've found a group here that will help you a great deal and make it all feel less scary. 12 is pretty high - you need to keep it under 6.7 or so...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-08-2016, 23:16
Replies: 39
Views: 5,372
Posted By GrandmaMisti
Thank you so much, Frank! There is a Chemist...

Thank you so much, Frank! There is a Chemist Warehouse now far from where I work so I'll ask my local pharmacist today ad then stop in CW if I need to.

I got word that, for me, getting the free...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-08-2016, 08:57
Replies: 106
Views: 15,322
Posted By GrandmaMisti
Getting past the cravings is rough. the only...

Getting past the cravings is rough. the only thing that I have found to work is to decide that it;s going to miserable for a couple of days and to have only "safe" snacks around. Then eat as much...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-07-2016, 14:05
Replies: 39
Views: 5,372
Posted By GrandmaMisti
Thanks, MaJoie! I'm pretty happy. :) I...

Thanks, MaJoie! I'm pretty happy.

:) I didn't have the heart to tell him that I actually shoot for 5.0 or lower...I'll just try to surprise him next time. :)
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-07-2016, 08:55
Replies: 5
Views: 1,935
Posted By GrandmaMisti
Welcome Lesann. You've come to the right place. ...

Welcome Lesann. You've come to the right place. I have found folks here very, very helpful.
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-07-2016, 07:04
Replies: 39
Views: 5,372
Posted By GrandmaMisti
Relief! I got the results of my recent hbA1c,...

Relief! I got the results of my recent hbA1c, and zi maintain my place in the 5% club with a solid 5.5. My doctor was hilarious about it. He has seen me often as my husband's carer, but he has...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-05-2016, 22:47
Replies: 39
Views: 5,372
Posted By GrandmaMisti
That much, I don't know yet - but in the past I...

That much, I don't know yet - but in the past I have done what you do - pay for what I need that the insurance company wouldn't cover. I will do the same again, if necessary - but I see my doctor...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-04-2016, 21:56
Replies: 39
Views: 5,372
Posted By GrandmaMisti
Oh the government isn't standing in my way. I...

Oh the government isn't standing in my way. I was using the phrase "Australia tax" humorously. Shipping to Australia is extremely expensive, and as a result many things cost far more here than one...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-04-2016, 08:30
Replies: 39
Views: 5,372
Posted By GrandmaMisti
Thank you!!

Thank you!!
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-04-2016, 06:55
Replies: 39
Views: 5,372
Posted By GrandmaMisti
Thanks for the pointer to Calorie King! I am...

Thanks for the pointer to Calorie King! I am having trouble figuring out how to get a nutritional breakdown, and it gives me the choice between boiled or raw veg, so the fat levels I am getting will...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-04-2016, 05:47
Replies: 39
Views: 5,372
Posted By GrandmaMisti
Talking Hi, div2liv, Thank you for your tips. I...

Hi, div2liv,

Thank you for your tips.

I got my hbA1c done a few weeks ago and have an appointment on Monday with my doctor. I hope to get my meter prescription then. At that point, I can go...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-04-2016, 05:37
Replies: 106
Views: 15,322
Posted By GrandmaMisti
Thank you for sharing your story, John. As it...

Thank you for sharing your story, John. As it happens we were diagnosed at around the same time - though I was much older and type 2, which is almost certainly easier. As an adult, it has to be...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 03-04-2016, 05:23
Replies: 537
Views: 139,226
Posted By GrandmaMisti
My lunch most days: 3 cups of mixed salad...

My lunch most days:

3 cups of mixed salad greens,
a small handful of alfalfa sprouts
a sliced avocado
a couple of slices of red onion
a small handful of oil dried olives,
100 grams of...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-26-2016, 13:16
Replies: 39
Views: 5,372
Posted By GrandmaMisti
Hello, Frank! Thank you very much for the...

Hello, Frank!

Thank you very much for the tip - I'll try the Calorie King Australia tomorrow! I don't use much that comes n packages, but I hope that, being Aussie, the CKA will have more whole...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-26-2016, 08:44
Replies: 39
Views: 5,372
Posted By GrandmaMisti
Veejay, do you use ketone strips? How do you...

Veejay, do you use ketone strips? How do you know whether you're in ketosis?

When I got serious about getting control back, I went to seriously low carb (but, as I mentioned above not nearly as...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-26-2016, 08:27
Replies: 39
Views: 5,372
Posted By GrandmaMisti
To each their own.

To each their own.
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