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Forum: New Member Introductions 06-21-2014, 08:35
Replies: 34
Views: 3,841
Posted By Gizmo
Hi, skylynx, and welcome to the forum. ...

Hi, skylynx, and welcome to the forum.



I believe you will find a lot of helpful information and good advice on that subject at this link:

Kidneys and Low Carb, High Fat...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-07-2014, 10:23
Replies: 19
Views: 2,274
Posted By Gizmo
Hi, Kelsey. Because pre means 'before', many...

Hi, Kelsey. Because pre means 'before', many people think that prediabetes means 'before I get diabetes'. But prediabetes is actually the beginning stages of diabetes, so to me it's one and the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-07-2014, 09:09
Replies: 13
Views: 1,803
Posted By Gizmo
Since you haven't used insulin for the last 10 or...

Since you haven't used insulin for the last 10 or 11 months, sounds to me like you must be type 2.

Metformin is the safest diabetic drug out there. Some people opt to take it even if they don't...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-07-2014, 08:33
Replies: 23
Views: 4,353
Posted By Gizmo
If there is an Aldi near you and you haven't...

If there is an Aldi near you and you haven't checked out their prices yet, you might want to do that. Around here, they have the most reasonable prices on fresh vegetables. Some of the other items...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-05-2014, 12:20
Replies: 15
Views: 2,100
Posted By Gizmo
Type 2 can't transition over to type 1, but...

Type 2 can't transition over to type 1, but sometimes type 1's are misdiagnosed as type 2. Some people with type 1 have what is called a honeymoon period, where their pancreas is still producing...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-05-2014, 11:05
Replies: 15
Views: 2,100
Posted By Gizmo
Hi, Peter. The first thing I had to do when...

Hi, Peter. The first thing I had to do when diagnosed with diabetes was to throw out everything I had learned about food groups and what was considered to be healthy eating. Most of us control our...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 05-03-2014, 09:11
Replies: 16
Views: 3,457
Posted By Gizmo
DH had a blood test about a week ago and he is...

DH had a blood test about a week ago and he is already over the pancreatitis. It usually takes quite a while for it to clear up, but thankfully that was a fast turnaround.

We gradually added fat...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-03-2014, 08:48
Replies: 29
Views: 3,251
Posted By Gizmo
Hi, Darlene. Doctors don't usually...

Hi, Darlene.



Doctors don't usually know what a 'diabetic diet' means either, that's why they send us to a nutritionist. Unfortunately, nutritionists are taught to tell diabetics to eat as per...
Forum: Diabetes Symptoms 04-23-2014, 09:03
Replies: 7
Views: 1,980
Posted By Gizmo
Sorry I can't help with the pain in your feet,...

Sorry I can't help with the pain in your feet, but I noticed on your signiture that you are taking glyburide. That is one of the diabetic drugs that stimulates the pancreas to produce insulin,...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-23-2014, 07:39
Replies: 12
Views: 1,864
Posted By Gizmo
Have you read the book Wheat Belly? If I had it...

Have you read the book Wheat Belly? If I had it to do all over again, to try and avoid diabetes and other ailments, I'd never eat sweets or anything with wheat in it.
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-23-2014, 07:20
Replies: 7
Views: 1,553
Posted By Gizmo
Hi, Jean. I had never heard of berberine, so I...

Hi, Jean. I had never heard of berberine, so I looked it up on the web. One of the side effects can be stomach problems. Perhaps that is what is causing yours as most people don't seem to have a...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 04-21-2014, 15:42
Replies: 24
Views: 6,222
Posted By Gizmo
Forgot to add that besides celery and mayo, I...

Forgot to add that besides celery and mayo, I added some bad stuff to the potato salad. Chopped onion and reduced sugar sweet pickles.
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 04-21-2014, 10:52
Replies: 24
Views: 6,222
Posted By Gizmo
This link has a section on resistant starch. ...

This link has a section on resistant starch.
Starches (http://www.food-info.net/uk/carbs/starch.htm)

Several health promoting properties have been described for resistant starch. It acts as a...
Forum: Diabetes Complications 04-20-2014, 05:16
Replies: 0
Views: 7,149
Posted By Gizmo
Pancreatitis - Diet Tips

My husband has pancreatitis, and at first it was kind of a nightmare trying to figure out what he should eat. Here are a few things I have learned in the process, I hope these tips will be of help...
Forum: Diabetes News 04-16-2014, 04:32
Replies: 1
Views: 1,234
Posted By Gizmo
neonatal diabetes

neonatal diabetes (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2605448/My-son-speak-five-spoke-words-days-miracle-genetic-treatment-rare-diabetes.html)
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-15-2014, 01:05
Replies: 22
Views: 3,796
Posted By Gizmo
While neuropathy is healing, it sometimes gets...

While neuropathy is healing, it sometimes gets worse before it gets better. Unfortunately, it is part of the healing process. Before being diagnosed with diabetes, I had tingling in my feet and...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-14-2014, 21:55
Replies: 27
Views: 2,792
Posted By Gizmo
The reason we asked if you have your gallbladder...

The reason we asked if you have your gallbladder is because once it is removed, people sometimes have trouble metabolizing fat. Some here are taking ox bile to solve the problem. Because you are...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-14-2014, 10:34
Replies: 27
Views: 2,792
Posted By Gizmo
Hi, Theresa. I can so relate to what you are...

Hi, Theresa.

I can so relate to what you are going through right now. My husband eats low carb because of diabetes, but just learned he has pancreatitis, so he must eat low fat until that problem...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-14-2014, 04:58
Replies: 22
Views: 3,796
Posted By Gizmo
Because you said aspirin doesn't cause you to...

Because you said aspirin doesn't cause you to have cold hands, I wanted to make sure that it is the aspirin that is causing DH's cold hands problem, so I looked it up on the web. Of course there are...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-13-2014, 06:15
Replies: 22
Views: 3,796
Posted By Gizmo
I have a feeling the 2 aspirin per day is your...

I have a feeling the 2 aspirin per day is your idea and not your doctor's. If someone has had a blockage or heart problems, doctors usually prescribe one baby aspirin (81 mg) per day. My husband...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-12-2014, 20:02
Replies: 20
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Views: 2,860
Posted By Gizmo
Actually, I'm kind of surprised that more...

Actually, I'm kind of surprised that more diabetics don't give up because when we try to follow doctor/dietician orders, we still can't get our blood sugar under control. Many of us have been there,...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-12-2014, 05:59
Replies: 6
Views: 1,660
Posted By Gizmo
Hi, Rose. We're glad you found us. Since...

Hi, Rose. We're glad you found us.

Since you want to know how to manage diabetes better during pregnancy, there is information at this link Normal Blood Sugars In Pregnancy....
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-11-2014, 07:31
Replies: 26
Views: 2,586
Posted By Gizmo
Hi, Stuart. Brown sodas contain phosphoric...

Hi, Stuart.

Brown sodas contain phosphoric acid. You might want to do some reading on phosphoric acid before you make a final decision on whether or not you want to drink brown sodas. Some of us...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 04-10-2014, 04:11
Replies: 16
Views: 3,457
Posted By Gizmo
DH has been on a clear liquid diet since midnight...

DH has been on a clear liquid diet since midnight last night, he is starving, and just asked me what he is allowed to eat in the morning for breakfast. I told him no sausage, bacon or eggs, and that...
Forum: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 04-09-2014, 23:08
Replies: 16
Views: 3,457
Posted By Gizmo
Thanks. I was wondering how many mg he should...

Thanks. I was wondering how many mg he should take.
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