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Forum: Diabetes Treatment 09-13-2014, 07:19
Replies: 6
Views: 2,104
Posted By Kristina58
Diabetes Center of America?

Has anyone heard of/used Diabetes Center of America? My rheumatologist recommended I see one, as they are one-stop shopping, and that's all they do is diabetes, unlike many endocrinologists, who...
Forum: Diabetes Recipes 08-27-2013, 23:19
Replies: 63
Views: 15,904
Posted By Kristina58
Do you know Russell Stover mkes sugar free...

Do you know Russell Stover mkes sugar free chocolates? Look for them in the pharmacy area or around diabetic supplies. They come in small green bags. I find1-2 ocassionally satisfies my chocolate...
Forum: Diabetes Treatment 08-13-2013, 23:35
Replies: 11
Views: 4,693
Posted By Kristina58
Also that sausage might have had a lot of carbs,...

Also that sausage might have had a lot of carbs, depending on the fillers, flavors, etc.Sometimes they use things like flour, sugat, high fructose corn syrup, etc.
Forum: Diabetes Treatment 08-13-2013, 23:32
Replies: 11
Views: 4,693
Posted By Kristina58
What I've been told is NOT to exercise if you're...

What I've been told is NOT to exercise if you're over 240 because that could cause sugar levels to go even higher. But 193 is doable.

Drink lots of water to help dilute your blood. Do some mild...
Forum: Diabetes 07-24-2013, 06:38
Replies: 11
Views: 1,916
Posted By Kristina58
Wow---this is information I can use! We have...

Wow---this is information I can use!

We have insurance, but their prices are cheaper than going to the doctor, then paying for the copays, etc.

Do you ever get the feeling doctors aren't even...
Forum: Diabetes 07-24-2013, 06:32
Replies: 33
Views: 4,128
Posted By Kristina58
Just to throw my 2 cents in: I was told NOT...

Just to throw my 2 cents in:

I was told NOT to exercise if over 250, it can increase BG even further

Drink LOTS of water to dilute the blood

Hope that helps some
Forum: Diabetes Recipes 07-21-2013, 00:01
Replies: 63
Views: 15,904
Posted By Kristina58
One of the reasons I love this board! ...

One of the reasons I love this board!

Instead of just tellilng us what not to eat, we also get suggestions what we can enjoy! One also has to eat their fill of something good, at least once in...
Forum: Diabetes Treatment 07-20-2013, 23:44
Replies: 25
Views: 20,651
Posted By Kristina58
My plan is to stay with the tried-and-true. I...

My plan is to stay with the tried-and-true. I will give metformin a real try---increase from 2/day to 4/day, and increase the exercise, 3while fine-tuning the diet. As long as I'm making progress,...
Forum: Diabetes Treatment 07-20-2013, 03:06
Replies: 10
Views: 2,851
Posted By Kristina58
OK, Throw me into the ring, too! Last year,...

OK, Throw me into the ring, too!

Last year, my A1C was 14.7:eek:

Diet, exercise, metformin, and glyburide

now it is 6.7:D

I'm looking forward to the 5 club!
Forum: Diabetes Treatment 07-19-2013, 23:58
Replies: 25
Views: 20,651
Posted By Kristina58
[/COLOR][/B] WTH does it take to get them...

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WTH does it take to get them to do appropriate tests? I've been to 3 endocrinologists, all of which just brush me off, even though I come in with alarming numbers, 600+

Look, I...
Forum: Diabetes Treatment 07-19-2013, 22:58
Replies: 25
Views: 20,651
Posted By Kristina58
OP here-- This endocrinologist I saw who...

OP here--


This endocrinologist I saw who prescribed the Invokana, along with Victoza, well, he's not stacking up so good.

I waited 4 months for the appointment. when I got there, 30 min...
Forum: Diabetes Treatment 07-19-2013, 22:52
Replies: 0
Views: 1,163
Posted By Kristina58
Diabetes center of America

Has anyone used these? There are a few nearby me, I might consider. They are supposed to be one-stop shopping, everything centered on the diabetic and treatment.
Forum: Diabetes Treatment 07-19-2013, 22:09
Replies: 25
Views: 20,651
Posted By Kristina58
That's the problem, I'm really not eating much in...

That's the problem, I'm really not eating much in the way of carbs. It seems my BG goes a certain pattern regardless of what I eat or don't.

Today, my FBG was 134, which is very high for me. It...
Forum: Diabetes News 07-19-2013, 04:24
Replies: 25
Views: 15,394
Posted By Kristina58
Hi, Auto! Why don't you try increasing your...

Hi, Auto!

Why don't you try increasing your metformin first before trying anything new? The maximum dose for metformin is 2000 mg/day, so you're only at 50% of the allowable dose. Try increasing...
Forum: Diabetes Treatment 07-19-2013, 03:29
Replies: 25
Views: 20,651
Posted By Kristina58
Looks like they're doing post-marketing studies...

Looks like they're doing post-marketing studies for Invokana, which I have no desire to participate in!

Many, many years ago, I had a rheumatologist prescribe a then-new drug for rheumatoid,...
Forum: Diabetes News 07-19-2013, 03:16
Replies: 25
Views: 15,394
Posted By Kristina58
[/B] I also understand desperation. I have...

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I also understand desperation. I have RA---rheumatoid arthritis, and have had an extremely severe case for many years. I've had both hips replaced, both kneew, both ankles fused, multiple...
Forum: Diabetes News 07-19-2013, 03:09
Replies: 25
Views: 15,394
Posted By Kristina58
Didn't I just write the above:wave: Sounds...

Didn't I just write the above:wave:

Sounds like me! About a year ago I was above 600+:eek:

I found this board, among other information resources. My GP has been treating me with a go-slow...
Forum: Diabetes Treatment 07-19-2013, 02:33
Replies: 25
Views: 20,651
Posted By Kristina58
ok, looks like I've found my own answer: ...

ok, looks like I've found my own answer:

Invokana, The First in a New Class of Expensive, Questionably Safe Drugs (http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/36474059.php)

I really question this doc's...
Forum: Diabetes Treatment 07-19-2013, 01:34
Replies: 25
Views: 20,651
Posted By Kristina58
Invokana?

Has anyone been prescribed Invokana?

I saw an endocrinologist, and I think he is overreacting.

I have type II, and my numbers have been fairly good the last several months. I still have a...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 07-18-2013, 00:47
Replies: 9,398
Views: 1,241,171
Posted By Kristina58
Why should anyone be "ashamed" to post a lab...

Why should anyone be "ashamed" to post a lab number? It is what it is, we arent' here for judgment, nor to judge others. Just like we shouldn't be ashamed to go to the doctor with abnormal readings....
Forum: Diabetes Medication and Supplies 06-21-2013, 09:00
Replies: 37
Views: 6,582
Posted By Kristina58
Before I am criticized too much--- I use the...

Before I am criticized too much---

I use the Accu Chex lancet the barrel type. It holds 7 lancets, but they can be re-used a few times. The cartridge is difficult for me to replace, but the pen...
Forum: Diabetes Medication and Supplies 06-20-2013, 10:15
Replies: 37
Views: 6,582
Posted By Kristina58
And I do mean ANYONE! Even your trusted spouse,...

And I do mean ANYONE! Even your trusted spouse, who knows, may have been exposed to hepatitis, etc

And, not even the cat! I posted elsewhere you can test a cat using your meter, draw blood from...
Forum: Diabetes Medication and Supplies 06-20-2013, 08:14
Replies: 37
Views: 6,582
Posted By Kristina58
let NO ONE use your testing equipment

let NO ONE use your testing equipment! At least not the lancet device. It says so on the box, but, who reads that?

I tested my son, age 16, about 4X using my meter and lancet. I had some...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 06-17-2013, 11:08
Replies: 9,398
Views: 1,241,171
Posted By Kristina58
Gramma, you rock! With those numbers, you will...

Gramma, you rock! With those numbers, you will have long life and health!

What a beautiful cat! Is he a Maine Coon? We had one like him, we lost him to diabetes. Sad, by the time he exhibited...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 06-17-2013, 10:49
Replies: 9,398
Views: 1,241,171
Posted By Kristina58
Quite true, keep testing until you find what...

Quite true, keep testing until you find what works for you!

Also, John is quite right that exercise can increase your blood glucose. That's why they recommend testing before exercise, or at least...
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