"No one seems to have addressed the question about your long-term respiratory virus. Are you sure it's still a virus? I had a sinus infection from Thanksgiving till I finally saw an ENT who put me on sufficient antibiotic to finally kill it in…"
Gary Schindler's book "Think Like a Pancreas - A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin" states "caffeine tends to raise blood sugar approx 1 hour after ingestion. It does this by stimulating the secretion of…"
"Ha...I fully understand where you're coming from Anthony...English is my second language (French my first)...and though I've been immersed in an English environment for about 40 years, there are still words, such as address, that I have to…"
Ha...I fully understand where you're coming from Anthony...English is my second language (French my first)...and though I've been immersed in an English environment for about 40 years, there are still words, such as address, that I have to think twice about ...that's due mostly to the fact that I still converse in French (also teach it lol)!!!
Dear Mark. Happy New Year. Listen to Joe he really knows much much more than my GP. The test strip accuracy is appalling since they have decreased the measurement time from 60 seconds to 5 seconds. You are right to be concerned this is killing diabetics. Pardon my spelling, the problem is that a lot of the high class words are spelled differently in French and English and I cannot remember which is which. My wife is even more confused since address is spelt differently in English, French and Swedish. Different combo of d and s.
test strips are actually worse than most pills, it's the chemical inside the strip that attracts and absorbs moisture, and that will ruin them. Sounds like we found an easy fix for that. Glad to hear about your renewed interest in BG control - I say it's a worthwile investment =) don't beat yourself up - most of us have had problems and really, we are all doing the best we can. Do you have resources? I like the calorie king book and the online carb counter http://www.calorieking.com/foods/ and anytime you need encouragement post something on my page or in the forum - there are TONS of cheerleaders in the forum!
HA - yes! nothing better than a strip that gives you a 99 =)
here's my 2 cents:
-all home meters can be as much as 20% off. (+/- ~25 points)
-all strips are sensitive to humidity, never store strips in the bathroom
-an open strip vial is only good for 30 days
-wet hands (water, or alcohol) will add variables
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