AngelaC
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VA Help Needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by AngelaC Jul 1. 2 Replies

Bret Michaels Health Scare

Started this discussion. Last reply by AngelaC May 30. 2 Replies

Diabetic Told To Shoot Self!

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AngelaC replied to AngelaC's discussion 'VA Help Needed'
"Brian, Thanks for the info. It was helpful in getting the air cleared about what was really said at the evaluation at the VA. As you point out, the VA clinics have no problem saying that someone with a 6.5 OR greater A1c has diabetes. The problem…"
Jul 1
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Jul 1
Brian (bsc) replied to AngelaC's discussion 'VA Help Needed'
"The VA Clinical Practice Diabetes Guidelines are online and they say: The criteria for the diagnosis of DM include any of the following: Fasting plasma glucose (FPG) is ≥126 mg/dL on at least two occasions; or, A single HbA1c reading of ≥…"
Jul 1
AngelaC posted a discussion

VA Help Needed

Hey all,As you may or may not remember, my stepfather has had A1cs in the 6.3-6.5 range, with random bgs in the neighborhood of 170-180, along with elevated cholesterol levels and bp readings. His private doctor has diagnosed him as having type 2 diabetes, "treated" with diet and exercise (not that he actually eats the way he should, but that's another story).He finally decided to have the VA re-evaluate his disability claim, and he's been going to see many doctors for this evaluation, as he's…See More
Jul 1
AngelaC replied to ToeKnee's discussion '2-hour post-meal over 220, but non-diabetic?'
"Your A1c, cholesterol levels, and triglyceride levels are ones most people with diabetes would be thrilled to have. At the same time, the highs you're experiencing after eating are certainly worrying. I'm not going to say that I know for…"
Jun 16
newbeach commented on AngelaC's blog post '"A Year Without Sugar" -- HUH?'
"You are right AngelaC. The general public, as a rule do not know what sugars are even if it hit them in the face which she was doing; THE FAMILY WERE FEEDING THEIR FACES WITH SUGARS!!!! A little knowledge in the hands of the uneducated is a…"
Jun 13
Brian (bsc) commented on AngelaC's blog post '"A Year Without Sugar" -- HUH?'
"It is true that americans use far too much sugar. We don't really know if she is just naive about stuff or there is a reason. After all table sugar is half glucose and half fructose. Maybe there are some reasons that dextrose (glucose) is…"
Jun 13
Pastelpainter commented on AngelaC's blog post '"A Year Without Sugar" -- HUH?'
"A few years ago a 'sugarless' fruitcake was very popular here. You soaked the dried fruit in orange juice over night, then added eggs and flour, and hey presto a sugar free cake. I offended several people by refusing such a sugary treat."
Jun 12
AngelaC commented on AngelaC's blog post '"A Year Without Sugar" -- HUH?'
"I definitely agree that the woman who wrote that book is pretty ignorant, and probably shouldn't be allowed to post things about which she has little understanding. I doubt she realizes that if she were to feed her "sugar free"…"
Jun 12
GinaY commented on AngelaC's blog post '"A Year Without Sugar" -- HUH?'
"The woman who wrote that book is an ignorant B____, and I'd like to punch her in her stupid face."
Jun 12
AngelaC posted a blog post

"A Year Without Sugar" -- HUH?

It never ceases to amaze me how frankly....ill-informed (uninformed? gullible? stupid?) people are. One of my family members liked a page entitled "A Year of No Sugar", which is a recently-published book by the same name, documenting a family's year during which the mother attempted to cut out sugar from her family's diet. It's not an easy task, considering the number of hidden sugar sources in our diets. Intrigued, I clicked on the site, went to the…See More
Jun 12
AngelaC replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Bret Michaels Health Scare'
"Sorry to read about your mom, Kate! My mom has had episodes that low, too. Thank goodness you were there to help. I've had lows even lower than that (20s as my lowest low), but thankfully, I've had people around to help when I've been…"
May 30
Kate replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Bret Michaels Health Scare'
"Those things are so scary and come on so suddenly. Mom had a really bad episode Wednesday morning at 4 am. Her alarm clock went off and I went to check on her because she hadn't turned off her alarm. She was drenched in sweat like someone had…"
May 30
Kate liked AngelaC's discussion Bret Michaels Health Scare
May 30
AngelaC posted a discussion

Bret Michaels Health Scare

Breaking news for Bret Michaels fans: Bret has had a massive hypoglycemic event at his show in Manchester, NH tonight. According to Pete Evick, a friend who has been with Bret for 19 years, Bret has never looked quite like he looked tonight. Pete described him as looking like "a stranger", then left the stage only to return to tell the fans that he could not continue. When Pete reached Bret in the bus, Bret was barely able to speak but was able to tell his friend to apologize to the fans. He's…See More
May 29
Ila commented on AngelaC's blog post 'Kitty Update'
"Good news all around."
Mar 25

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Interesting discussions about diabetes
Date diagnosed
March 22, 1993
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.3-- August, 2012
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots
What pump model do you use, if any?
N/A, but considering the Animas Ping
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http://diabetesrecipesexchanges.blogspot.com/

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"A Year Without Sugar" -- HUH?

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 10:02am 5 Comments

It never ceases to amaze me how frankly....ill-informed (uninformed? gullible? stupid?) people are. One of my family members liked a page entitled "A Year of No Sugar", which is a recently-published book by the same name, documenting a family's year during which the mother attempted to cut out sugar from her family's diet. It's not an easy task, considering the number of hidden sugar sources in our diets. Intrigued, I clicked on the site, went to the…

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Kitty Update

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 6:19pm 3 Comments

It's been more than two weeks since Fishtail and Rusty Rose came home with us. In that time, Fishy has been allowed free access to the entire house, has had his sleeping quarters moved from a little bedroom to the laundry room, to the upper level of the house -- or wherever he wants to sleep. He developed a kitty cold, which I had to treat with an antibiotic/antiviral cocktail that I had to give him through an oral syringe (0.6cc/day for 7 days -- ARGH!). He met my brothers, sister-in-law,…

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What I've Been Doing

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 5:48pm 17 Comments

If you check out my photos, you'll see a couple of them include a very special cat, Samantha. She was a fantastic companion, a cat who was a hero, who acted like a mother cat to her humans, but who never forgot to play. She died of kidney failure a few years ago, and we've been without a cat since. Over the past few months, we've been considering getting another cat, and over the past few weeks, we decided to fill that empty space and we started seriously looking through the shelter listings…

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Saturday Breakfast: Silver Dollar Chocolate Chip Pancakes!

Posted on February 1, 2014 at 4:05pm 8 Comments

After a diabetes diagnosis, breakfast can become a frustrating affair. Following the Atkins plan? Plan on giving up your cereal, toast, muffins, most fruits, and even your coffee. Following a low-fat plan? Well, again, plan on giving up most breakfast fare. After my diagnosis, I insisted on a very low-fat meal plan, one which had 20% calories or less per day from fat. So breakfast was often dry toast or bland cereal. BORING. How many times can you eat the same puffed rice cereal before you…

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Tonight's Dinner: Braised Beef Over Butternut Squash Polenta

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 6:30pm 2 Comments

Eating the same foods over and over again can get pretty boring. Lately, we've been going through a bit of a boring stretch with food, sticking with favorite old standbys. And it shows. I have gotten bored with eating. So today, I decided to make something different, something I haven't had in a long while: Braised Beef over Butternut Squash Polenta, a recipe I found in Diabetic Living magazine.

The recipe:

2 pounds boneless beef chuck

4 teaspoons olive oil

2 stalks…

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At 9:10am on January 29, 2014, James122501 said…
Congrats on being this weeks featured member!

PS You've had type 1 diabetes since I was 15 days old... Congrats on living with this disease for almost 21 years!
At 4:25am on January 28, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

It is always cool to have the coolest friends. Thank you for being my super cool friend.

Rick

At 7:15pm on January 27, 2014, Linda G said…

♥ BRAVA on being a FEATURED MEMBER Angela ♥

At 5:35pm on January 27, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

AngelaC congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 7:12pm on December 26, 2013, AngelaC said…

Thank you, Linda! Hope your Christmas was wonderful and full of light. I got a new computer for Christmas and once it's "fully operational", I hope to be around more frequently!

At 9:47pm on December 25, 2013, Linda G said…

♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫
Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES ANGELA!!
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At 8:40pm on December 25, 2012, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Angela!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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At 12:17pm on December 25, 2011, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you,
child of Christmas ♥
Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 7:09am on December 25, 2011, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday ad Happy Holidays,Angela. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 3:56am on December 25, 2011, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Angela!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

 
 
 

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