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Forum: Diabetes 03-26-2020, 13:17
Replies: 26
Views: 1,683
Posted By itissteve
Thanks, Mike. The medical system offering...

Thanks, Mike. The medical system offering standard-of-care treatment for diabetes does appear to be way off the mark. Unfortunately, there are many contributing factors to not changing minds more...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 03-25-2020, 16:18
Replies: 14
Views: 164
Posted By itissteve
Yeah, that's the kind of project I find hugely...

Yeah, that's the kind of project I find hugely appealing when it's a long, dark -20* F night here -- my commitment to which melts like the winter ice when it gets above freezing... :plain:
Forum: Diabetes 03-25-2020, 16:13
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By itissteve
Jackpot, prednisone is a steroid, and, as...

Jackpot, prednisone is a steroid, and, as steroids do, it can increase your blood glucose levels. For that matter, so can a trauma to the body like surgery. Once you finish the prednisone and your...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 03-25-2020, 03:14
Replies: 14
Views: 164
Posted By itissteve
I like reading on my laptop. Like robertprice...

I like reading on my laptop. Like robertprice says, you can adjust font size, brightness of the "page", and I really like coming across a word I don't know, selecting it and three-finger clicking for...
Forum: Diabetes 03-23-2020, 17:29
Replies: 204
Views: 7,274
Posted By itissteve
Wow! Hang in there! I think my feet would be...

Wow! Hang in there! I think my feet would be stumps by now.
Forum: Diabetes 03-23-2020, 12:21
Replies: 204
Views: 7,274
Posted By itissteve
mbuster, congrats on a rare day off. Are you...

mbuster, congrats on a rare day off. Are you still on for retirement soon?
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 03-22-2020, 16:06
Replies: 14
Views: 164
Posted By itissteve
Yup, yard work will have to wait a bit here, too,...

Yup, yard work will have to wait a bit here, too, though we're already seeing tubers (lilies, crocuses, etc.) peek through the snow and mulch. I never thought I'd say that I'm looking forward to...
Forum: Diabetes Complications 03-18-2020, 23:44
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By itissteve
Gabriel, when it comes to COVID-19, we are all...

Gabriel, when it comes to COVID-19, we are all learning. Sometimes it feels that we're learning by the hour. :surprise:
Forum: Diabetes 03-18-2020, 22:57
Replies: 705
Views: 38,581
Posted By itissteve
fjk, did you repeat the morning test to ensure...

fjk, did you repeat the morning test to ensure that 123 was a plausible number? Or the 86 now? That's a pretty wide range (for you as I recall); the 86 in particular (though not if you've worked hard...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-18-2020, 22:50
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By itissteve
Jssfrk4life's question about diabetics and...

Jssfrk4life's question about diabetics and COVID-19 risk in this thread was moved to a new thread...
Forum: Diabetes Complications 03-18-2020, 22:47
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By itissteve
Good question! I had heard that often, too, but...

Good question! I had heard that often, too, but really didn't dive into why until you posted your question.

I did suspect that diabetics with poorly-controlled blood glucose would be worse off --...
Forum: Diabetes 03-18-2020, 20:36
Replies: 3,652
Views: 172,129
Posted By itissteve
Possible infection? There was plenty enough to...

Possible infection? There was plenty enough to catch before COVID-19 barged through the door... My BG almost always goes up when I'm getting sick (even a head cold or body infection).
Forum: Diabetes 03-05-2020, 01:37
Replies: 204
Views: 7,274
Posted By itissteve
But the end is in sight! Hang in there!

But the end is in sight! Hang in there!
Forum: Diabetes 03-04-2020, 12:46
Replies: 204
Views: 7,274
Posted By itissteve
How often do you have to buy shoes? :surprise:

How often do you have to buy shoes? :surprise:
Forum: Diabetes News 02-29-2020, 02:50
Replies: 0
Views: 86
Posted By itissteve
Another bonus to eating low-carb/keto

Granted, most of us are here because we already have diabetes, but if we're watching our sugar and starch (carb) intake, perhaps we're compensating for some of the negative effects of diabetes.
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Forum: Diabetes 02-25-2020, 02:56
Replies: 26
Views: 1,683
Posted By itissteve
A doctor friend of mine, who has been a GP for 30...

A doctor friend of mine, who has been a GP for 30 years, told me "they" like to keep diabetic A1cs near 7 to lower the probability of going hypo. This same person, when I first told him I was going...
Forum: Diabetes 02-23-2020, 13:56
Replies: 3,652
Views: 172,129
Posted By itissteve
I'm sure BH appreciated your company, though. ...

I'm sure BH appreciated your company, though.

We all have to live with this condition; if 138 is a negative outlier, I think you're doing okay.
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-21-2020, 03:37
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By itissteve
Hi, Gabriel. Welcome to the forum! Yeah,...

Hi, Gabriel. Welcome to the forum!

Yeah, that diagnosis is scary, isn't it -- especially when you know family members and friends who've gotten that diagnosis, too. But lots of people live very...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 02-18-2020, 19:02
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By itissteve
The price of eating low-carb/keto

Posts in another thread brought me to thinking about how much my wife and I spend on groceries now that we're both largely eating keto. One poster mentioned that buying keto-friendly ingredients was...
Forum: Diabetes News 02-18-2020, 18:46
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By itissteve
Being aware that you are in Australia, not the...

Being aware that you are in Australia, not the U.S. (with some of the cheapest food on earth), I would suggest that the expense depends in part on what kinds of food you're buying.

As I look at...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 02-13-2020, 16:09
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By itissteve
Our driveway is 70' long and two cars wide at the...

Our driveway is 70' long and two cars wide at the garage door. My standing rule is that, if I can drive over it, I don't clear the driveway (I do clear the sidewalk). But I have a snowblower and I'm...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 02-12-2020, 19:42
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By itissteve
I guess I'd wait for another A1c and see if it's...

I guess I'd wait for another A1c and see if it's worth changing your mind....
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 02-12-2020, 17:04
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By itissteve
My $.02 is that there are so many other health,...

My $.02 is that there are so many other health, environmental, and lifestyle factors involved that you'll never know which course of action serves you better.

You have a CGM but not a pump, right?...
Forum: Diabetes 02-12-2020, 00:30
Replies: 26
Views: 1,683
Posted By itissteve
imho if pancreatic function is not that severely...

imho if pancreatic function is not that severely impaired, it may be possible to reverse diabetes (in that sense, cure it). But I don't believe that's the case for but a handful of people who are...
Forum: Diabetes 02-08-2020, 20:41
Replies: 3,652
Views: 172,129
Posted By itissteve
You're welcome! Despite the battery indicator on...

You're welcome! Despite the battery indicator on my meter, sometimes my first inkling that something is wrong is whacko BG readings.
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