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Diabetes

Started by jane, March 30, 2016, 11:38:48 AM

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RAMMEL

We measure in Mg/dL     A few years back some of our meters easily slipped between our method and yours (it was selectable ) and some people got off track with their testing. I generally shoot for a reading between 95 and 120 --------but often fail the mark  :'(
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

Kelly

Hi Ramnel
Do you keep to a rigid sugar free diet?

Kelly

RAMMEL

Quote from: Kelly on May 07, 2016, 07:48:33 AM
Hi Ramnel
Do you keep to a rigid sugar free diet?

Kelly
???   :-[    I'm not very good at sticking to a specified diet.  Other people in the home have a bad affect on my doings. I do try (a bit) and try to use sugar free or reduced sugar items. I don't put extra sugar on/in things. I use Splenda in my coffee.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

Kelly

Hi Rammel
I use Tesco's sweeteners and try to not eat to many sugary foodstuffs, but it is not easy when others eat cream cakes!

And we all need some sugar in our diets, tbiugh I have met some people who say diabetics should avoid all sugary foodstuffs.

Which is incorrect, as the diabetic clinic told me long ago that we all need sugar in our diets, but in moderation and as a treat we can have a biscuit (cookie) now and again and even a scoop of ice cream also now and again.

Kelly

Kelly

J R WEEMS

I am what is called 'BORDERLINE' -- this can be controlled. Don't take any shots, and don't plan to. Diet, and weight loss is a must for me. In the last year I am down from 248 to 215, and counting. Current goal is 195-- hopefully another 15/20 LBS. after that. Exercise is a must for me as well- current goal is 6000 steps a day. Or 2+ miles. Need to build my legs up for any more. It CAN work folks. :)  Good Luck to all.

jane

Hi, JR...it sounds as if you're doing exactly what the docs recommend for us "borderline" people....lose weight, exercise, make good food choices.  It's not easy, but I'm there trying, too, with you. ;D

RAMMEL

It's been almost a year since anyone posted here.  Guess we're all doing fairly well.

However ----------

I'm still striving to get good numbers.  But today something went askew.  Started to get shaky and took my BS reading.  It was down to 45.  A quick grab for the glucose tabs.  I still haven't figured out what happened.  I've cut out white food and probably need to keep better track of insulin.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

wjoan

I have not tested in years.  Have not been to the Dr. in years.  Their charts only go to age 79  so my Dr. said call us if you need us.  I have not needed him so I have hot called.

jane

Yikes,Rick, something sure got askew in your body to be at 45.

My husband seems to get better numbers and A1c since he limited his red wine in the evening.  His A1c dropped from above 7 to 6.6 and his internal meds & his kidney doc both liked that.  They seem more concerned about that than his daily BS.  He's almost 82, but they still check him every 4-6 months. 

Jane

GinnyAnn

My numbers have been bad more often than good.   :-[   Had a heart doc visit today. He wants me to get moving more. After that appointment went to Pearl vision to pick out new glasses. Needed to get the new script filled. Will get them in a week or two.

JeanneP

Joan.  I am surprise that your Dr. does not want to do more testing after age 79. That is when one needs them to check how everything is doing.  One of mine tests a full panel every year and as I now take a mild BP pill he test every 6 months just blood. My Eye Dr. every year normally but past 2 years has me come in every 6 months.  ENT. every 6 months to check ears and Sinus if a problem. Still do the Momo every year. They call on my Birthday with time. and one just had me do a MRi on back and legs. Hips. and do a Carotid Arteries complete every year.  All so far doing O.K.
I don't mind doing all of them. Only take a short time and I feel good from them doing it.  Prevention better than the cure I figure.
JeanneP

RAMMEL

Quote from: jane on May 10, 2017, 10:56:57 AM
Yikes,Rick, something sure got askew in your body to be at 45.

My husband seems to get better numbers and A1c since he limited his red wine in the evening.  His A1c dropped from above 7 to 6.6 and his internal meds & his kidney doc both liked that.  They seem more concerned about that than his daily BS.  He's almost 82, but they still check him every 4-6 months. 

Jane
I still haven't figured out what happened but I could feel myself getting in trouble and glad I had the forethought to keep those glucose tablets on hand.  It scared me but good.  Jane - I'm about the same age as your husband, gave up the alcohol long ago when I decided I had a very poor recovery rate.  I do take an occasional nip of a certain vermouth that I especially like the taste of. I think stress is playing into things - plenty of that.

I hope everyone continues to check in here and posting.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

jane

Stress can sure play havoc with our bodies, esp. as we age, I think. 

I hope things level out for you and you keep a vigilant eye on how you're feeling and what's not feeling "right or normal" for you. 

jane

GinnyAnn

Because I take insulin I need to test my number before breakfast and supper. Since I take the same am't nightly I usually don't test.

RAMMEL

I find it difficult, even with insulin, to keep my numbers in line.  Stress and "other things" have quite an affect. Even med's.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

wjoan

I haven't tested in years.  Cannot see the numbers on the meter  at all anymore.  I just try very hard not to over do anythings.  Since I haven't seen my Dr. in 4 years, I have no way of knowing my A1C/

RAMMEL

No recent posts. Mmmmm, everyone must be doing good  :2funny:

If anyone is using edgepark to supply stuff, like test strips, etc, and also has insurance coverage, you might want to check the associated billing.  At the start of a year they bill your credit card, assuming you have not met the deductable.  If by chance your insurance does cover it they collect twice. That happened to me and I had to "jog" their memory to get rebated.  This has happened before.
BE ALERT
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

jane

PLEASE READ:



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wjoan

Got some new glasses yesterday afternoon.  Had not seen this Board before.  Had Diabetes for years but while I was in the Hosp. and rehab discovered I did not need Insulin any longer so my Diabetes is gone.  They say it is due to all the weight loss.  Will take their word for it.  LOL  Nice, but costly.  Having to buy all new clothes.

JeanneP

Good news Joan. I take a low BP pill and wish I could get off it. I really don't need to loose weight but trying to go down a little and see if it will help.
JeanneP

wjoan

Jeanne, I also have a problem with chocolate.  I have cut way back on eating them but will not give them up.  A terrible addiction but not as bad as some other stuff out there.  LOL

RAMMEL

Anyone Home  ?  ?  ?
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

jane

I hope everyone is doing ok with keeping their levels normal.  Since my husband passed away, I'm no longer so involved in testing and shots.  I do notice more people wearing the arm device that can be read with a reader or their smart phone.  I'm happy to see it may now be covered by insurance.


RAMMEL

#53
Good, but I'm not convinced it's a good thing yet.  My guess is that some form of sensor must penetrate the skin.  Some longer term results would be good.  What happens if the device gets hit from the side?  Possibility of infection?  Probably these have been addressed but still I wonder.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

jane

It doesn't seem to penetrate enough to be a problem.  The main thing we found was it wasn't accurate at first.  So, we ended up having to do finger sticks anyway.  With as many as my husband had to do a day, his fingers got very sore, and so he was desperate for anything that might eliminate that.

RAMMEL

Quote from: jane on September 06, 2021, 11:26:05 AMWith as many as my husband had to do a day, his fingers got very sore, and so he was desperate for anything that might eliminate that.
A very good reason    :)
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

Skhilled

Diabetes runs in my family as does high blood pressure, which I have. I don't have diabetes but have been told by my Dr. to watch what I eat and I do. I've been cooking and baking since I was a little boy so now I pay attention to the ingredients and how I cook or bake things.

For my sweet tooth, I eat these which are very tasty!:

https://www.russellstover.com/bagged-sugar-free/sugar-free-peanut-butter-cups--3-oz-bag-9622

https://www.russellstover.com/bagged-sugar-free/sugar-free-mint-patties--3-oz-bag-9626

https://www.werthers-original.us/en/products/sugar-free

RAMMEL

    Skhilled

I must be one of the few here with diabetes, which I've been coping with for years.  We have been getting the Russel Stover chocolates you mention above. Not many pieces in a bag but a nice treat.
I live here with my son, who seems to have the same health situation as you - no diabetes, but HBP. He's pretty good at keeping an eye on what we buy to eat. Neither of us is much of a cook but years ago I did pretty well. Hopefully in the Spring I can get more involved. Recently had some issues which are holding me down now.

Our posting here will likely bring some others to post (Hopefully).

BTW -- Welcome to S&F.  Pretty much a bunch of nice people.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

Amy

Skhilled, thank you for that,our friend just found out he has diabetes and he also has a sweet tooth so will pass this information on to him.
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

patricia19

I have immediate family with diabetes, so I will follow along to understand.