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Re: Diabetes
« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2016, 09:25:19 PM »
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  :'(
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Re: Diabetes
« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2016, 07:48:33 AM »
Hi Ramnel
Do you keep to a rigid sugar free diet?

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« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2016, 08:58:47 PM »
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.
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« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2016, 05:59:32 AM »
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

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Re: Diabetes
« Reply #34 on: June 11, 2016, 02:14:59 PM »
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.

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« Reply #35 on: June 11, 2016, 04:17:08 PM »
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

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Re: Diabetes
« Reply #36 on: May 09, 2017, 08:39:28 PM »
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.
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« Reply #37 on: May 10, 2017, 09:34:36 AM »
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.

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« Reply #38 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. 

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« Reply #39 on: May 10, 2017, 03:15:16 PM »
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.

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« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2017, 04:24:12 PM »
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.
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« Reply #41 on: May 10, 2017, 10:41:54 PM »
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.
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« Reply #42 on: May 11, 2017, 10:05:00 AM »
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

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« Reply #43 on: July 06, 2017, 03:31:45 PM »
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.

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« Reply #44 on: July 06, 2017, 08:23:57 PM »
I find it difficult, even with insulin, to keep my numbers in line.  Stress and "other things" have quite an affect. Even med's.
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« Reply #45 on: July 07, 2017, 10:52:43 AM »
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/

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« Reply #46 on: March 13, 2018, 11:53:19 PM »
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.
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« Reply #47 on: July 25, 2018, 11:25:34 AM »
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