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Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 4:46am 9 Comments

My fasting blood sugar is continuously higher than it should be, ranging from 6.5(117) to 8.5 (153).

I'm on metformin with breakfast and supper, but it doesn't seem to have an effect on my fasting numbers. Probably because I have minimal self-discipline and love a bedtime snack, but even with taking that into account I am generally more insulin resistant in the morning.

So to tackle this problem I decided to try apple cider vinegar. I've used it for the last two nights, mixing…


Go for Lasik!

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 2:13pm 6 Comments

Today I spent two hours in the ophthalmologist's office. They did numerous tests, made me look at various light shows, read charts and choose between lenses. But the outcome is positive.

It is safe for me to have lasik eye surgery. As my eyesight is poor (-6), there is still a great chance that I will need to wear glasses afterwards. However, when not wearing my glasses I will be able to see enough to function properly.

This means a great deal of freedom for me. I will be able…


Time to Get Serious

Posted on March 2, 2014 at 11:10am 5 Comments

I'm back again, because it's time for me to get serious again.

I was diagnosed with Type 2 last year, and watched my diet closely for the first month. It didn't work entirely, and so my doc put me on Metformin. The metformin really helped, and I was back within normal ranges.

But then I started to use the met as a reason not to watch the diet. And then I ran out and neglected to go to the doc to get more for 2 months. So I had 2 months without meds and eating whatever I felt…



Posted on October 13, 2013 at 5:38pm 2 Comments

So I've been diabetic (again) now for about a year. And, I have to admit, I've been a terrible diabetic.

Since I'm on pills I feel like I don't have to watch my blood sugar numbers too closely as they don't work with the precision of insulin. I also feel like I'm entitled to eat whatever the heck I feel like, because I'm not overweight and therefore I'm not diabetic because I'm overweight.

Yes, I know intellectually these are all bad things, but my motivation to really take…


My Lowest Low Ever

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 8:30am 6 Comments

This morning I had my lowest reading ever, at 1.9 (34). I was busy teaching and was really absorbed in what I was doing so I didn't notice the usual symptoms. But then I started to feel like I could pass out and saw big black floaters in front of my eyes. I've been feeling flu-ey for a while, so I initially attributed it to that. But, after I dismissed the class I tested my blood sugar. 1.9!

I munched a few glucose tabs and sat down to wait for it to rise again. Some of my colleagues…


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Megan S replied to julez_79's discussion 'Diabetic Neuropathy after only 2 years and despite good control?'
"I was going to say the same thing about B12. Maybe give it a try?"
Apr 12
Megan S replied to GailD's discussion 'Oh no.... No more popcorn!'
"I don't have a problem with popcorn. I suggest that you try making some at home and not putting any toppings on and seeing what your meter does."
Apr 12
Megan S replied to nomopancreas's discussion 'Technically not a diabetic but...'
"With regard to the cocktails, you definitely need to keep sweet drinks to a minimum. They will play havoc with your blood sugar. If I drink I stick to things like vodka and Coke Lite. I know many people who were diagnosed later in life and who have…"
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Megan S replied to Megan S's discussion 'Lows on Metformin only'
"Thanks for the heads up on B12, Scott. I'm definitely going to look into getting a vitamin B shot after what I've read!"
Apr 9
Megan S replied to Megan S's discussion 'Lows on Metformin only'
"Yes, I chomped on some glucose tabs before getting on the computer to look it up. No, since it has not recurred I have not checked it out with my doc. It seems to have been a once-off."
Apr 9
jims replied to Megan S's discussion 'Lows on Metformin only'
"yup, one needs a regular small fire in the boiler to keep the steam up at a minimum level but not more than that; that will blow the safety's on the boiler! Cheers and good luck."
Apr 9
sdkate replied to Megan S's discussion 'Lows on Metformin only'
"I have one question or many, why are you on the computer with that kind of reading? Crashing is not a fun thing to do, passing out is not a good health move. So I hope that you mean you got something to eat and then got on the computer, Have you…"
Apr 9

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Megan, Congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

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At 8:58pm on November 1, 2012, Manny Hernandez said…

Hi Megan,
I am happy to see you around!

I stopped by because we need your help...

Please share this post here on TuDiabetes and on your Facebook and tag 20 close friends on it. We need your support to reach 20,000 entries for the Big Blue Test!

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At 12:28pm on October 11, 2012, Linda G said…

You're a featured member! BRAVA MEGAN!

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At 9:29pm on October 1, 2012, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…

Hello my dear Megan,
diabetes or not,you can get through any thing.I miss talking to you.

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At 5:41pm on September 14, 2012, Marie B said…

we have some amazing intelligent and kind souls here, as you may remember. hugs, more hugs!

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