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70 - 90 points drops in 35 min without injecting or high activity

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Jul 11. 13 Replies

This is happening quite often lately.Today I was 90 before lunch, then 60 grams of carbs (white rice and fruit; papaya and banana) and 6 units of apidra (injected), some fish and lots of salad. Then…Continue

Dairy Milk, Soy Milk or Almond Milk ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trudy on Tuesday. 35 Replies

Which one would you recommend better? I drink between 3 - 4 glasses every day and would like to make the healthiest choice.Continue

Tags: milk, almond, soy, dairy

Late Night Situation, irregular absorption ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by JustLookin Aug 13, 2013. 13 Replies

So last night: I eat a whole bread subway chicken sandwich at 6:30 PM, 2.5 units of insulin and go to band rehearsal BG 105 ... then 3 hours later at 9:30 pm BG is 152 ... at 10 pm I inject 12 units…Continue

Brown or white ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Santiago Jimenez Jul 25, 2012. 13 Replies

I've always heard that brown rice is healthier than white, but I've notice that when I eat brown my BG leves tend to skyrocket hours later, I'm guessing its because digesting it takes longer, so when…Continue

 

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"Santiago congratulations on being named a featured member of the week."
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Wednesday
Trudy replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Dairy Milk, Soy Milk or Almond Milk ?'
"I don't know whether or not this will help anyone. Anyway, I have Celiac Disease, which is often accompanied by lactose intolerance. Of course I am gluten free, but if I take high-powered probiotics, I easily tolerate lactose. I like my milk…"
Tuesday
Eucritta replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Dairy Milk, Soy Milk or Almond Milk ?'
"That is interesting. I have noticed I have more difficulty with what I think of as 'supermarket milk,' and less with that from smaller local dairies. I wonder if this is it? Well. I've been meaning to visit the dairy that produces…"
Tuesday
Judith in Portland replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Dairy Milk, Soy Milk or Almond Milk ?'
"Interesting, Natalie. I used to use a hemp protein powder in water on my train trips for an energy boost if I needed it. It was delicious as I recall....."
Tuesday
Natalie ._c- replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Dairy Milk, Soy Milk or Almond Milk ?'
"Next interesting info: I just read an article that was talking about different proteins in cow's milk. Most cows all over the world produce a protein they're calling A2, but Holsteins, which are the favored dairy cow in the US produces A1.…"
Tuesday
Natalie ._c- replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Dairy Milk, Soy Milk or Almond Milk ?'
"I just read an article in Mother Jones (of all places!) that said that almond milk is not all it's cracked up to be. I can't remember the specifics, but first off, almonds are an EXTREMELY thirsty crop, and California, which is where they…"
Tuesday
Judith in Portland replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Dairy Milk, Soy Milk or Almond Milk ?'
"Mmm...Alycat---soy is not really the wondrous thing it's been faddishly touted as, unless it is fermented. For a T2 lo-carber like myself (25-35 carbs/day)who has controlled with diet and exercise only for over 7 years, healthy fats are…"
Jul 21
Zoe replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Dairy Milk, Soy Milk or Almond Milk ?'
"Many of us drink unsweetened almond milk which does not have added sugars."
Jul 21
Alycat replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Dairy Milk, Soy Milk or Almond Milk ?'
"As a nutritionist, it honestly depends. Each thing has good and bad things about it. If you get a higher fat dairy milk, then you have more saturated fat, which can contribute to heart disease. Soy milk is a great option, and many companies are…"
Jul 21
Santiago Jimenez replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Dairy Milk, Soy Milk or Almond Milk ?'
"How about lactose free cow milk?"
Jul 21
PowerPumper replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Dairy Milk, Soy Milk or Almond Milk ?'
"I'd drink raw milk if I could get it, but I live in Canada, eh. I don't drink any of these milks. Water is my drink of choice after wine, rum, whiskey, and beer. I use heavy cream in my coffee, but that's it. I rarely eat cereal, but…"
Jul 21
meee replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Dairy Milk, Soy Milk or Almond Milk ?'
"Hi Judith, you're right, it is such a hard array of choices we are faced with... it seems there is something wrong with everything and it is hard to figure out what is correct. I also have some form of lactose intolerance so although I love cow…"
Jul 21
Jane replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Dairy Milk, Soy Milk or Almond Milk ?'
"I guess it depends on what you can get and drink. I'm lactose intolerant so cow's milk is out. When I was younger, I could get fresh water buffalo's milk or goat's milk - never had an issue. But I live in a different country and…"
Jul 21
Judith in Portland replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Dairy Milk, Soy Milk or Almond Milk ?'
"It seems like one of those things with a complex array of choices, all of them with goods and bads---like so much of modern life---especially for a diabetic. I grew up in dairy country, loving all things dairy. I still like something Milk-like on my…"
Jul 20
meee replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Dairy Milk, Soy Milk or Almond Milk ?'
"I think there are problems with soy and almond milk depending on which one you drink and also if you make your own there is a problem with the way almonds are processed to sterilize them in the us: either steamed(depletes nutrients) or treated with…"
Jul 20

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Date diagnosed
September 28, 2009
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.3
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots
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http://twitter.com/santiajimenez
I was diagnosed 1 year ago while on the happiest, freest time in my life. I was accomplishing my life dream, being a successful music producer with my own company, great business partners, great friends, amazing relationships. Just on top of the wave.

I was having so much fun that Diabetes didn't bothered me at all, I just said to the docs "ok, so I need to inject myself, how do I do it ? Oh this is easy" Well, after a while (about a year) it hit me that Diabetes is not so easy. Even though I have really good control, ACs about 6.2, some days are just plain bad and I definitively don't feel good at all.

But I have to say that Diabetes showed me a beautiful side of life. The side that makes us aware of how incredible fragile human bodies and minds are, how there are others that go through tremendous suffering (think of all diabetics that never felt the relief of an insulin shot, now I give thanks every time I inject myself).

This experience has led me to a tremendous respect and appreciation for all life. For a sun set, for a cool breeze, for music, for seeing the smile on a stranger's face, for my friends, for my parents, for being able to cry. I have to say that Diabetes has made my life much much much much more deep and I wouldn't want to go through it being blind to that, with my heart closed up.

In short, Diabetes woke me up. And I hope it can do the same for all my fellow Ds.

Love,

Santiago

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Have you REALLY, REALLY done it ?

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 8:20pm 3 Comments

Last night I watched one of Bill's 1happydiabetic videos (this blog is in part dedicated to you Bill, you are an inspiration) entitled "One of the most important diabetes questions" and the question was "Have you really accepted your diabetes ?".



That brought me to an amazing realization, I was diagnosed 16 months ago and even though I KNOW I have diabetes I really haven't ACCEPTED it. My control is not bad Hba1c was 6 last time, but with about 1 hypo every other day. (I'm just too… Continue

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At 5:52pm on July 23, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

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

At 4:56pm on July 23, 2014, Linda G said…

AWESOME Santiago!!! You're a FEATURE MEMBER!! BRAVO!

At 3:56am on January 12, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Santiago....
Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 365 days! (it's a leap year)
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 3:43am on January 12, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 7:44pm on January 18, 2011, Robyn said…
You are welcome!! Hope you had a good BD!
At 1:56pm on January 12, 2011, Doris D said…
At 8:33am on January 12, 2011, Robyn said…
Happy Birthday!
At 6:30am on January 12, 2011, Marie B said…
Happy Birthday Santi! How is everything going with you?
At 10:57pm on April 13, 2010, Robyn said…
Your blog is very touching. Right to my heart. Thank you.
At 8:53pm on April 13, 2010, Kristin said…
Hi Santiago! I now see your blog post listed under "Recent blog posts". The links are automatically updated, but I think that it takes a few minutes because it uses RSS feeds.

Let me know if you also see it now.
 
 
 

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