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Diabetic cooking show

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shell Smitty Mar 23, 2012. 6 Replies

If a network were to put on a Diabetic Cooking show on air, how many of you would watch it? If the show were to cover topics as well as different meals, what would you want to see? This idea is not…Continue

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Disclaimer: This is a straight up rant. Proceed with caution :p

This has been stuff that's on my mind lately about my diabetes.Symptoms of high glucose and low glucose have blended into each other these past few months because I haven't been doing my best to put my health first. Taking on more than you can handle and being a diabetic is not smart and I'd love to say that I've learned my lesson but unfortunately, my calamitous October bled into a crazier November and I'm finally relaxing from all of the stress, mid December.I don't want to self diagnose…See More
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Shell Smitty commented on worried mom's blog post 'Having trouble keeping sugar level HELP'
"My 'Brain and Behavior' teacher said this to me a few months ago and I don't think I'll ever forget it. Type 1 diabetes is all about trial and error. Pick up on signs of a high glucose. How do you feel when your sugar is 400? Is…"
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Shell Smitty commented on worried mom's blog post 'finding the right type of work'
"I know I'm not a male but I do have some insight if it helps: I've been type 1 diabetic for 12 years and for 10 of them, I hid my diabetes from the world and it didn't work out for me very well. I checked my sugars when it was…"
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Randy replied to Shell Smitty's discussion 'Diabetic cooking show'
"I would watch. Probably DVR it. Zoe is right. It would need to cover a wide range of topics and diet options. But there is so much to learn and it can be so forgein to many people that this could be a very valuable resource. I am fortunate that I…"
Mar 23, 2012
LaGuitariste replied to Shell Smitty's discussion 'Diabetic cooking show'
"I agree with Zoe. When I hear "diabetic recipe" or "diabetic cooking" I usually am very skeptical because usually the author means "some ADA dietician's idea of what a diabetic should eat" which is not at all what…"
Mar 23, 2012

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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?
Weight loss and stress management
Date diagnosed
February 17, 1999
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.6
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots

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Disclaimer: This is a straight up rant. Proceed with caution :p

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 11:00am 5 Comments

This has been stuff that's on my mind lately about my diabetes.

Symptoms of high glucose and low glucose have blended into each other these past few months because I haven't been doing my best to put my health first. Taking on more than you can handle and being a diabetic is not smart and I'd love to say that I've learned my lesson but unfortunately, my calamitous October bled into a crazier November and I'm finally relaxing from all of the stress, mid December.

I don't want to…

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High and Low sugars

Posted on March 1, 2012 at 5:00pm 2 Comments

While reviewing my glucose since the beginning of January, I noticed a significant change in my numbers for the better. However, I still have trouble remedying high and low glucose. An example, I'll have a number of 55 and I'll freak out and eat something sugary. 2 hours later, it will be 255.

Now, I recently discovered that you should only ingest 15 grams of sugar when your glucose is low, which I may have learned from this site, and I have done that before. It works but it isn't…

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Posted on January 11, 2012 at 5:22pm 4 Comments

I went to the eye doctor today and it was a success! My eyes are a bit dry but using Blink tear drops will clear that up in due time fortunately. No sign of retinopothy, thank goodness!

It was interesting to learn today that although I'm still young, I can very easily develop retinopothy. Terrifying? Yes. Motivating to stay on top on my diabetes? Absolutely. It was such an amazing feeling to hear that I'm alright in the vision department because my greatest fear is losing my…

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A1C

Posted on January 10, 2012 at 12:46pm 11 Comments

I recently went to my endocrinologist and she was more than pleased to see my A1C was 6.3. However, I wasn't because I've been suffering from an immense amount of lows. The A1C reading has been coming up more often than not recently, and as it turns out, everyone is happy about this reading! I went to a normal physician regarding a bump on my leg that luckily turned out to be fine but when asked what my sugars were usually, I told him I've had low sugars around the low 60's to mid 70's and…

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At 9:37pm on June 5, 2012, Ayomideji said…

happy birthday .... i wish you longlife in good health

At 8:02am on June 5, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 12:56am on June 5, 2012, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, Chelly!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 8:18pm on December 26, 2011, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO ONE OF THE GREATEST FAMILIES YOU WILL EVER MEET MY FRIEND!!!! WE'RE GLAD YOU JOINED US!!!!!!!!!! Please introduce yourself on our forum. Questions??? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum and you will get many answers there.

Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better: http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes

At 2:42pm on December 26, 2011, Donna H said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.

At 1:03pm on December 26, 2011, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!

At 12:24pm on December 26, 2011, Linda G said…

Welcome home Chelly....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 12:10pm on December 26, 2011, catlover said…

Hi Chelly - Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here. Happy Holidays !

At 6:18am on December 26, 2011, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

 
 
 

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