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Forum: Diabetes Recipes 09-24-2012, 01:23
Replies: 13
Views: 6,533
Posted By imabug
i've done this in the slow cooker several times....

i've done this in the slow cooker several times. works out really well. i can start it in the morning and by the time i come home after work, it's all done and practically falling apart
Forum: Diabetes 09-21-2012, 15:55
Replies: 77
Views: 12,880
Posted By imabug
it's all over my blog, and I post periodic...

it's all over my blog, and I post periodic updates to it so I'm relatively public with my T2 diabetes. It's not something i blab in person to everybody i know though. The people close to me know.
...
Forum: Diabetes News 05-28-2012, 03:07
Replies: 32
Views: 7,113
Posted By imabug
it's only been a year post Dx for me, but i saw...

it's only been a year post Dx for me, but i saw my doc at 3 months, 6 months and 12 months (for my annual check up). another appt scheduled in 6 months. I'm guessing that next appt will be mostly for...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 05-28-2012, 03:00
Replies: 8
Views: 1,271
Posted By imabug
i managed to donate myself slightly anemic, with...

i managed to donate myself slightly anemic, with 6 or 7 donations a year. My doctor said i should probably cut back on the donations. I cut my donation frequency by about half, but also started...
Forum: Diabetes Complications 05-22-2012, 23:26
Replies: 10
Views: 3,671
Posted By imabug
when my ex was a med student, i used to get...

when my ex was a med student, i used to get diagnosed with a great many things, typically related to whatever section they were studying at the time :)
Forum: Diabetes Complications 05-22-2012, 15:21
Replies: 10
Views: 3,671
Posted By imabug
http://www.shoeboxblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012...

http://www.shoeboxblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/medical-diagnosis1.jpg (http://www.shoeboxblog.com/?p=30072)
Forum: Diabetes Treatment 05-10-2012, 13:02
Replies: 0
Views: 1,739
Posted By imabug
Type 1 treatment in mice

Saw this pop up in my news feed yesterday.

Procedure offers hope in type 1 diabetes (http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/340575/title/Procedure_offers_hope_in_type_1_diabetes)

The...
Forum: Diabetes 05-07-2012, 11:47
Replies: 12
Views: 3,217
Posted By imabug
I've been a regular blood donor for over 20 years...

I've been a regular blood donor for over 20 years and continue to donate blood, and more recently, platelets and plasma.

The American Red Cross says as long as your diabetes is well controlled,...
Forum: Diabetes 04-19-2012, 01:11
Replies: 13
Views: 21,327
Posted By imabug
My weight's been pretty stable for the past year...

My weight's been pretty stable for the past year or so on 2000 mg/day of metformin. I think I'm down maybe 5 pounds since my initial diagnosis.

I'd say without knowing more about the lady's...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 04-09-2012, 22:08
Replies: 15
Views: 2,493
Posted By imabug
I like the Atkins bars (I find them at Sam's...

I like the Atkins bars (I find them at Sam's Club) and find they don't raise my BGs too much. I typically limit myself to 1 or 2 bars/day, usually for a snack. If I forget and have more, I usually...
Forum: Insulin Pumps 03-26-2012, 01:22
Replies: 7
Views: 12,304
Posted By imabug
I've not read anything about the sensitivity of...

I've not read anything about the sensitivity of insulin pumps to radiation, but I'd be surprised if they were. Most electronic devices I've encountered have no issues with being irradiated and unless...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 03-20-2012, 02:20
Replies: 12
Views: 5,166
Posted By imabug
It has been a few years since my weight watchers...

It has been a few years since my weight watchers experience with the meetings and such. I remember a big emphasis on serving sizes, low fat, lots of veggies, point counting.

very little emphasis...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-07-2012, 15:24
Replies: 32
Views: 3,048
Posted By imabug
welcome! you'll find lots of useful and helpful...

welcome! you'll find lots of useful and helpful info here.
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 03-02-2012, 20:47
Replies: 8
Views: 1,473
Posted By imabug
one thing that's helped my budget is joining the...

one thing that's helped my budget is joining the CSA (community supported agriculture) program offered by one of the local farms. My once/week small share (1-2 person) gets me a (re-usable) grocery...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 03-01-2012, 13:30
Replies: 5
Views: 1,303
Posted By imabug
bacon is pretty easy to make yourself. i have...

bacon is pretty easy to make yourself. i have several friends that make their own. i've never had bacon spike me.

sausages are easy to make yourself too. bread crumbs are usually added as a binder...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 02-16-2012, 21:08
Replies: 8
Views: 1,862
Posted By imabug
based on the literature I've seen, it seems to...

based on the literature I've seen, it seems to boil down to two things.

If you don't have diabetes, then drinking coffee can reduce your risk of getting diabetes which can be a good thing.
If you...
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 02-08-2012, 03:00
Replies: 14
Views: 1,762
Posted By imabug
the usual symptoms (thirsty all the time, tired,...

the usual symptoms (thirsty all the time, tired, peeing because of all the water I was drinking) started to make me suspect. getting on the scale and discovering 20 pounds had disappeared off my body...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 02-06-2012, 04:38
Replies: 13
Views: 3,489
Posted By imabug
i like mine on the medium-rare side, but i'm...

i like mine on the medium-rare side, but i'm quite happy with medium. finishing them in the oven usually gets them to a nice medium. i usually check them after they've been in for 10 minutes. for...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 02-06-2012, 03:54
Replies: 13
Views: 3,489
Posted By imabug
I like my ribeye steaks 1/2 to 3/4" thick. If I'm...

I like my ribeye steaks 1/2 to 3/4" thick. If I'm going to cook them on the stove (I usually throw them on the grill), drizzle a little oil on both sides, season and place into a hot hot cast iron...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 01-31-2012, 18:28
Replies: 15
Views: 2,918
Posted By imabug
the paper only talks about relative risks, with...

the paper only talks about relative risks, with the study group having the lowest % dietary fat intake being the reference (relative risk=1)
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 01-31-2012, 18:26
Replies: 15
Views: 2,918
Posted By imabug
if you go past a university or teaching hospital...

if you go past a university or teaching hospital in your daily travels, you can duck into their library and probably get to it online via their computers if the journal is in their collection.


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Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 01-31-2012, 16:01
Replies: 15
Views: 2,918
Posted By imabug
after reading the paper, it's pretty clear that...

after reading the paper, it's pretty clear that they look at the effect of replacing carbs with fat (animal and vegetable) on the risk of GDM. The data for this comes from statistical models based on...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 01-31-2012, 15:01
Replies: 15
Views: 2,918
Posted By imabug
So, the take home message is -- who woulda thunk...

So, the take home message is -- who woulda thunk it? -- fat decreases your risk of gestational diabetes, while carbs increase it. :D Beyond that, the study shows that plant-derived fats are lower...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-29-2012, 05:27
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By imabug
greetings from a former Edmontonian (grew up in...

greetings from a former Edmontonian (grew up in the northeast end in Londonderry). You'll find a lot of useful info and helpful people here.
Forum: Diabetes Forum Lounge 01-22-2012, 17:05
Replies: 11
Views: 2,365
Posted By imabug
i did a quick Pubmed search through the...

i did a quick Pubmed search through the literature a while back and found a fair bit of research showing that caffeine can increase insulin resistance in diabetics for a few hours after consumption....
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