"Candy, for T2's blood sugars over 140 area also thought to result in glucotoxicity. This is when high sugars kill off the beta cells that produce insulin. This can result in a downward spiral resulting worsening blood sugars."
"Candy, you can improve your A1C without getting your fasting under 100. I was able to drastically improve my A1C by setting the goal of never going over 140 as Jenny Ruhl advocates. If you adjust your diet and add medication if needed, until you can…"
"Thanks for doing this, this message needs to be in the media more often!
I liked the T2 's not your fault section, concise and well written. I think the LADAs would like some mention that adult onset T1 can happen slowly."
"Congratulations on the progress you have made!
Christopher has given you some great advice. I would add that you may not feel well as your blood sugar comes down. Your body has gotten used to very high blood sugars and it will take a while to…"
"It is my understanding that an individuals insulin resistance varies depending on if the bodies store, of insulin, in the form of glucogon is depleted or topped off.
For myself my highest reading is invariably in the morning after breakfast and my…"
"All kinds, although always stick to low carb. The best for me is none, although It does seem that chocolate milk made with almond milk and sweetened with Truvia does not cause a problem.
Since everyone's diabetes is different the best course is…"
"Metformin should be helping not hurting your numbers. I generally have better morning numbers if I don't snack in the evening. I don't always follow this advice but it generally holds true. I believe Dr. B recommends eating as soon as…"
"Your diet will need to accommodate the reality that you cannot safely metabolize carbs.
Your meter is a powerful tool for understanding how your body reacts to various foods and will enable you to modify your diet to minimize you chance of…"
"One problem I had concerning my initial instructions concerning testing was that I was given no goal for what my blood sugar should be. As I practice "eat to you meter" I set a goal of of never exceeding 140 and interpret my tests…"
"Diabetes is very much a do it yourself disease, there are lots of things we can do on our own to make things better. The first step is to educate yourself.
Here is a list of resources I found helpful:
The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes: An Essential…"
"Hi Meghan, thank you so much for asking about our experiences with T2. The diabetes online community is a tremendous resource that is largely ignored by medical professionals. True the evidence is anecdotal, but when you hear person after person say…"
"I recently saw an interview with Sally Quinn. She was asked about how she is coping with caring for her husband, Ben Bradlee, who is dying of dementia. She made the observation that "we all suffer". She and Ben have been blessed with fame…"
Well, I'm quite eclectic as well. I go from jam bands to indie rock to country then classic rock. Really depends on which way the wind is blowing. Both my 17 year old son and 15 year old daughter have been playing guitar since they were 6. They are fantastic and have an amazing ear for music, tone, rhythm, etc. So, we have some pretty cool nights around the fire playing instruments and singing.
I remember Barbara talking about you and your love of cooking. Another thing we have in common. In fact, I'm trying to decide what to fix on the grill tonight. Leaning towards pork.
Thank you BadMoon.....I love your photos. Music is such an integral part of my life and my kid's lives too. My son's first concert was Ozzie and Zac Wild. I think I've done a pretty good job a raising them right. LOL. Keep in touch. Looks like we've got a lot of cool things in common.
You were right, visited a friend in Indy for a long weekend, glad the shoulder happened after! Tripped over a dog gate. Ni driving for a good month; every car in our driveway is stick lol Thanks for the good wishes my friend.
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