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Chaya's Discussions

Apidra vs Novolog?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David (dns) Apr 5, 2013. 6 Replies

So my certified diabetes educator gave me a sample pen of apidra. I have been using novolog, and she says they are the same. Fast acting, to be taken with meals. I am nervous to take a different…Continue

Levemir vs Lantus

Started this discussion. Last reply by christy Mar 8, 2013. 1 Reply

What is the difference? My understanding is that their long action is caused by different ingredients. I have only tried Lantus. I read some people say it causes weight gain, which I don't need! I am…Continue

Tired all the time!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chaya Feb 23, 2013. 21 Replies

So my story is I am probably type 2, though have been told type one also. Diagnosed age 21. I am now almost 37. In the past year I did a low glycemic raw month, and lost 20 lbs. I greatly reduced my…Continue

What to do with old meters??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mishi Jan 20, 2013. 5 Replies

So I have maybe 5 old meters. Can anyone suggest what to do with them? I don't like to throw something in the trash if it can be reused. My insurance keeps changing which meter is covered, and then I…Continue

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Jan 24
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How I make My Green Juice

"Thanks for the video, I don't have a juicer, but I DO have a great blender so this is a wonderful reminder to drink juices! I love apple, lemon and ginger, especially without any other fruit. I find it hard to drink all veggies, but the zing…"
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Chaya replied to Debbie Maddox's discussion 'Has anyone followed Gabriel Cousens becuase of diabetes?' in the group Raw Food Diabetics
"Not all fats are created equal! I think avocados are great, so are nuts, but not in huge quantities. I find when I eat fat with sugars, it slows the absorption rate of the carbs. Fats are necessary in our diet and some vitamins are only soluble with…"
Jan 21
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Chaya joined Phishery's group

Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group

This is a group for anyone that is using Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution in full or in part (using a very low carb diet of around 30g/day) to manage their diabetes.
Jan 21
Chaya replied to SugarDragon's discussion 'T1 for 16 yrs-33 y/o female-on shots/dexcom-pregnant' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Hi Monica I am a T2, who is 38 years old, with my first pregnancy. Im 6 months pregnant, and using Novolog meal time and NPH for long acting. I have been having a hell of a time with my morning numbers being too high and then always dipping too low…"
Jan 21
Chaya replied to Mekenzie D's discussion 'Our little present is on the way! Due May 4th 2015!' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Hi Kenzie, my name is Chaya and our babies are due very close together. My girl is due on May 12! I am 38 years old and live in California. It is my first child and I am a type 2 diabetic. I thought Id say hello, since we are due so close together!…"
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Chaya commented on amy mercer's group 'Diabetes and Women'
"I am 6 months pregnant and most likely a type 2 diabetic, have been for 20 years. I take 2 types of Insulin, and Metformin. I have still not gotten my numbers controlled, and find it frustrating to be still struggling with my blood sugars this far…"
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Jan 21
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"I am 6 months pregnant and finding it hard to keep my blood sugars controlled. I wake up with high blood sugar and dip low by midday."
Jan 21
Chaya replied to ame e.'s discussion 'please list breakfasts you like that don't cause dramatic spikes in blood sugar'
"I find eggs to be my best breakfast option. I eat them almost every day. I stay full, my blood sugar doesn't spike, maybe with a whole wheat tortilla. Anytime I eat some cereal, low sugar, or steel cut oats, I do get spikes. I avoid most simple…"
Jan 21
Chaya replied to rlev430's discussion 'First Pregnancy and scared about blood sugars' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"wow, 5.7 is great, good job!!!"
Sep 15, 2014
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Feb 1, 2014

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At 8:25am on February 1, 2014, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.

At 3:01am on February 1, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Chaya, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 2:40pm on March 9, 2013, Relentless-a-matic said…

"I am working with a CDE, and want to tweak my insulin before going back to mostly raw"<--- Its always good to have input from others to see how they are coping with their particular diabetic struggle. (in its entirity; the whole who, when, where,how, and why). Be interesting to know how your bglucose control works with your Certified Diabetic Educator. Its all in the numbers, as far as we are concerned. We took a version of the raw path. Others take a path/version of the Robert Bernstein method and get in the 5% club. The way it worked with us, is my partner was arguing some points when they had the mandatory meeting with the CDE at the hospital. We personally knew a nurse (before they moved) and talked to her,) who was vegan before the CDE came.

At 9:10pm on March 8, 2013, Relentless-a-matic said…

" It was intense, lost 20 lbs. in about a month. Have since gained it back"<---Since we are LADA*, low glycemic index was for blood sugar control , and weight loss was a side effect of it being vegan. Weight loss helps with the complications** , but its a welcome secondary priority. The main goal was the A1C, and getting in (or at the very least, near) the 5% club. *feel connected to both worlds: have the same antibodies and insulin resistance of T2 diabetics but also insulin dependent autoimmune disease T1. **explained in post "Relentless-a-matic added a discussion to the group Raw Food Diabetics
One Year on Raw Food, started the day out of hospital".

At 9:02pm on March 8, 2013, Relentless-a-matic said…

"Have not been able to maintain it 100%"<-- :) . That is fine. Even the woman who made/filmed "Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw" went on and off raw after her thirty days Well, thanks for your response, and its good to hear about your efforts. We kind of think of it as a fight: daily, minute by minute fight but ultimately as a journey down a type of highway trying to get from one point to another. If we get off the highway, its about getting back on path. Plus, we have a cheat; another person to make the food so we stay on track. As I suspect you know, its a crazy non-diabetic world out there. G. Cousens often calls it a culture of death. (one of the ways we like how he express our general culture that the other doctors and authors stay away from (but hey, it seems true to us.) Raw: nice, and preferred but low glycemic index was the must. Vegan was also a must. Listened to Gabriel Cousens at the same time as Neil Bernard. Mr peachy, a T2 tudiabetes diabetic also clued us onto Joel Furhman. G. Cousens' book can stand up to any of the other diabetic books we have read.

At 7:44am on February 1, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Chaya. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 4:32am on February 1, 2013, Linda G said…

Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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!

At 1:33am on February 1, 2013, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 3:09pm on February 1, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Chaya...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the whole year!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 10:26am on February 1, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Chaya. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!




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