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Bedtime Snack Update

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nell 5 hours ago. 11 Replies

I read a thread from 2013 on bedtime snacks but the list of foods was fairly short. the ones that appealed to me were:Celery w cream cheese or peanut butter [celery is weird to eat--stringy] Half a…Continue

Tags: diet, celery, snack, bedtime

Nathan at MGH misinforms on PBS

Started this discussion. Last reply by Diabetic Dad Sep 16. 45 Replies

I am hearing David Nathan, MD, Director of Diabetes Center, Massachusetts General Hospital say that:Type 1 is juvenile or childhood diabetes. Type 2 is adult onset diabetes.This was on PBS NewsHour…Continue

Tags: type1, type2, diabetes, MGH, Nathan

Can a bad dream increase BG?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Ratrie May 11. 11 Replies

Just curious if anyone has ever noticed an elevation in BG after a "bad" dream? Some Type 1s, me for one, are prone to bad dreams. Last night, by chance, I awoke at 3:15 am and noticed my cgm was…Continue

Bedtime Snack?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tabacblond Apr 24. 5 Replies

I have seen many discussions about breakfast foods (helpful) but I need some snack suggestions. Yes, I know that I should not eat a bedtime snack. However, I have a lifetime habit that I prefer not…Continue

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Nell replied to Nell's discussion 'Bedtime Snack Update'
"Thanks, meee. (I often wonder what the two extra e's are for!). I am one of the weird people who does not cook so I am not sure I would have the patience to follow your recipe but it sounds like a healthy snack. And I am returning to my dawn…"
5 hours ago
Nell replied to Nell's discussion 'Bedtime Snack Update'
"Thanks Marie. I will try scraping strings but there may not be much left to eat!! A friend used to do olives and cream cheese so that sounds OK. Walnuts too. Thanks again."
5 hours ago
Marie B replied to Nell's discussion 'Bedtime Snack Update'
"I love celery. If you object to the strings, it's easy (and elegant) to scrape them off with a vegetable peeler. You could add some flavorings (spices, olives, walnuts, etc) to the cream cheese. I found this recipe forcurried celery sticks -…"
6 hours ago
meee replied to Nell's discussion 'Bedtime Snack Update'
"My CDE told me to eat this before sleep to help stop or control DP and it has worked a few times for me as well as stopped night time/sleeping lows although it isn't consistent depending on what else is going on: 1 T flaxseed boiled or put in…"
Nell replied to Nell's discussion 'Bedtime Snack Update'
"Oops. I went crazy momentarily and forgot that non-healthy foods are anathema to most of the members of this forum. sorry about that. I will, however, search for low sodium "real" cheese, even if it is not "Tillamook.""
Timbeak48 replied to Nell's discussion 'Bedtime Snack Update'
"It's not nacho cheese. It's cheddar. I looked at the label and it said a one inch cube of Tillamook Cheddar cheese has 170 mg of sodium. The sodium in a serving of chips is even less, 150 mg. The % of daily sodium is 13%. Nacho cheese!…"
Nell replied to Nell's discussion 'Bedtime Snack Update'
"Timbeak, I love nacho cheese. Of course, it sounds fairly salty. Looking for low salt cheese is on my grocery list."
Nell replied to Nell's discussion 'Bedtime Snack Update'
"Acid, I think you "protest too much" re your alcohol!! You are too health oriented. But, if I did not fear sleeping too deeply, I would love a glass of wine at bedtime. Maybe I will try it out to see!"
Timbeak48 replied to Nell's discussion 'Bedtime Snack Update'
"I don't just snack at bedtime. My favorite is tortilla chips with melted cheddar cheese on them. Find something that appeals to you that has carbs (hopefully good ones) and some protein. Cheese toast? I stopped worrying about snacking when I…"
acidrock23 replied to Nell's discussion 'Bedtime Snack Update'
swisschocolate replied to Nell's discussion 'Bedtime Snack Update'
"What about dairy? Milk, yoghurt, greek yoghurt, curd, cheese, etc? i LOVE cherry tomatoes or tomatoes in any way, so that is often an option with me, especially with mayo on top."
Nell posted a discussion

Bedtime Snack Update

I read a thread from 2013 on bedtime snacks but the list of foods was fairly short. the ones that appealed to me were:Celery w cream cheese or peanut butter [celery is weird to eat--stringy] Half a peanut butter sandwich Half an apple (I would add peanut butter to it)Can of tuna fish (!)(I could not do that one but thought it was interesting)Are there other protein/some carb combos that are different from this list? I need to stay away from high sodium but assume that many PWDs are in the same…See More
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Living Alone with Diabetes

Individuals with diabetes who live alone face the usual complex self-management challenges that all PWDs face. Living alone, however, brings additional challenges. Only a few are noted here. Some "aloners" (new term?) face personal and medical safety issues with hypo unawareness, acute illnesses (who makes the chicken soup for flu?), and injuries, to name a few. Some may run higher than desired BGs during sleep to avoid a hypo reaction. There are unique challenges with planning, prepping, and…See More
Sep 22
Nell replied to Steve Mann's discussion 'Type 1 and Weight Loss'
"Good point, Mike. I do know I need to do that. Now, to actually do it.....?!"
Sep 17
Nell replied to Steve Mann's discussion 'Type 1 and Weight Loss'
"JohnG, I have just been researching stationary bikes. I know that our metabolisms are all different (plus I am female so different gender also) but I am curious how long you ride your stationary bike. I would not do outside biking, for my own good…"
Sep 16
Diabetic Dad replied to Nell's discussion 'Nathan at MGH misinforms on PBS'
"Correlation does not prove causation. The chicken/egg philosophy is especially relevant in today's medical realm."
Sep 16

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At 3:54pm on July 19, 2014, lotsofshots said…

At 3:30pm on July 12, 2014, Zenobia said…

Thanks for the welcome and for understanding. I had several doctor's appointments all at once last week where I was taught how to inject my insulin, given all kinds of magazines and flyers, and sent home. I looked at my big old bag of stuff and thought, "Wow, I began my week in one way and ended it this way" top it off, there is a glitch in my medicare so I spent a lot of time on the phone with them and my supplemental insurance folks. I was all talked out, unable to explain ( even to myself) how I was feeling and there was no one to talk with. My adult children have distanced themselves for reasons known only to them and they live right here in Minnesota! I do not mean to begin my time here with a lot of whining, but I have not had a good "whine" in a while. I am just happy to be here and be listened to as well as listening to others. I think I will just explore this site a bit today...again..thanks!

At 10:47pm on November 21, 2013, nel said…

Hi Nell , my almost namesake , congrats ...nice to read you are a featured member ...and I promise to get back to you upon my return from Toronto , CDA's NAGM ...Nel :)

At 6:27pm on November 20, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Nell congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 3:32am on November 19, 2013, Linda G said…

Well well well!! Look at're a FEATURED MEMBER Nell!

At 8:29pm on July 13, 2012, Kathy said…

Hi sister. Thanks for the nice comment on my post.
I talked to the help line and they said it was an issue with, where I also post. I just cut and pasted the text over to my TD blog. And both were a solid mass.
Thanks for the advice. First MAC I've ever had and I love it. Wish I hadn't been so hesitant about spending the money years ago.
I just live 3 blocks from the Apple Store so the clerk got permission from his manager to carry it to my door. How absolute cool is that? I am very curious about the basic photo editing capabilities so have a lot to explore.
Have a good weekend.

At 7:42pm on November 11, 2011, Jay said…

Jason should know Megan D. After you get Megan, let her know you have FEP Blue and you have heard about their working with FEP Blue. The strange part of the Blue world is your claim will go through BS in Chino CA regardless of where you live. I am not sure about how DMS works but EP just over charged, had Dex drop ship and if there was a problem, it was call Dexcom anyway. Hope this helps.

At 7:54pm on January 1, 2011, Peggy Hall said…
Happy Birthday!!!!
At 9:10am on June 7, 2010, nel said…
We could call ourselves diabetes twins !?
I had a sense from reading your responses to discussions , that maybe you had been involved in the teachings of D....and you were able to diagnose yourself , probably avoiding a misdiagnosis ??
Walking the Rottweiler next ;-)
At 9:07pm on June 6, 2010, nel said…
Nell , your page shows diagnosed in spring 1982 were ahead of me, I think !
For me ...Jan 1983 and misdiagnosed ...we fixed this quickly March 1983 I started insulin shot daily



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