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humor

Started Apr 3, 2012 0 Replies

what humor you got with diabetes? videos? jokes? I tend to laugh with things involving complications and eating donuts :-0 I think humor is an 'alternative way to treat diabetes'…Continue

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After having real high blood sugar, do you think it is healthy to exercise that day?

Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 Oct 7, 2011. 7 Replies

This is a question I have had recently. When I wake up with a really high blood sugar like 350+, I have a feeling that I shouldn't exercise that day (when my BG is in a normal range again) because I…Continue

Dates for low blood sugars

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Sep 12, 2011. 14 Replies

I've been curious if dates are one of the best things to have for a low blood sugar, for it to rapidly rise. The glycemic index of dates are 103 (where glucose tabs are 102)! A question that is…Continue

 

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Linda G left a comment for greenclouds
"Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you greenclouds... Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! Have a GREAT "ME" DAY…"
Sep 10, 2012
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"Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Sep 10, 2012
onesaint replied to greenclouds's discussion 'high cholesterol' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"I enjoyed it as well with the simple explanations for things. I would have liked to have more of the studies sited that he spoke of, though. The notes in those 2 videos lead me to a Gary Taubes, Robert Krauss discussion from Science Friday. Then I…"
Apr 3, 2012
greenclouds replied to greenclouds's discussion 'high cholesterol' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"wow great video, thanks! I like his site too lots of good info. Thanks for sharing about the inflammation, didn't know of that. Great blog post too, good info and summary of what you learned, I learned a lot."
Apr 3, 2012
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humor

what humor you got with diabetes? videos? jokes? I tend to laugh with things involving complications and eating donuts :-0 I think humor is an 'alternative way to treat diabetes'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFoPbIxDGD4&list=PL8F8C934A999F4253&index=3&feature=plpp_video…See More
Apr 3, 2012
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diabetic hack -- cherry ice cream

I made this today...it is delicious and unbelievable tasting for a low carb ice cream. The texture was great like real ice cream. As well as a fun science experiment! I'm gonna be experimenting now...ZIPLOC ICE CREAM -- CHERRY FLAVORED3.3 CHOrecipe (tweaked from a recipe I got off a forum):10 drops liquid sucralose 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla…See More
Apr 3, 2012
Nathan replied to greenclouds's discussion 'high cholesterol' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"Here is a great couple videos by Kris Kresser about Cholesterol and what numbers actually matter. I Have High Cholesterol and I Don't Care. In some of the research I have done, I have learned that normal blood sugar levels also decrease…"
Mar 31, 2012
onesaint replied to greenclouds's discussion 'high cholesterol' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"Fantastic, thanks!"
Mar 23, 2012
Knightshade replied to greenclouds's discussion 'high cholesterol' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"Some information about VAP can be found here: http://www.atherotech.com/vapcholtest/ Some information about NMR can be found here: http://www.informedcenters.com/Nutrition.htm It was one of the topics covered by Dr. Mary Vernon in this podcast:…"
Mar 23, 2012
onesaint replied to greenclouds's discussion 'high cholesterol' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"Knightshade, can you point to some reference material on the VAP and NMR testing? My Friedewald Formula LDL is at 137 ("Iranian" is 116.5) and the Dr.s are talking meds. I'd like to be able to know some additional testing options and…"
Mar 23, 2012
Knightshade replied to greenclouds's discussion 'high cholesterol' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"So far as protein - that's a reasonable means for estimating. Sounds like your getting an appropriate amount for maintenance. So far as calculating lean body mass - I start by finding my body fat percentage. Some of the easiest just need a…"
Mar 21, 2012
greenclouds replied to greenclouds's discussion 'high cholesterol' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"cool! thanks for the info."
Mar 21, 2012
greenclouds replied to greenclouds's discussion 'high cholesterol' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"Thanks for your advice. I connect to a lot what you said, our body is our experiment, and all bodies do not work the same and need different types of care for optimum health. I think one thing that can be challenging is trusting myself and my…"
Mar 21, 2012
greenclouds replied to greenclouds's discussion 'high cholesterol' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"awesome, great work and commitment, this is motivating! The particle sizes is what I've been hearing matters most in terms of risk factors, its good to learn about. Thanks for the info. and your story!"
Mar 21, 2012
greenclouds replied to greenclouds's discussion 'high cholesterol' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"When I say 11 oz I mean that I either weigh or estimate the weight in ounces of the food I eat (meat, cheese, fish) for 1 oz = 6g PRO or I look at the nutrition label's protein grams using 6g = 1 oz PRO (which is how I count eggs). So in my…"
Mar 21, 2012
greenclouds replied to greenclouds's discussion 'high cholesterol' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"My triglycerides level is 66 mg/dL which is in the range it lists (00-149) so I suppose thats good! When would you say cholesterol is our enemy? Is not? I want to be an ally and friend with cholesterol ;)"
Mar 21, 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?
build connections and learn
Date diagnosed
November 10, 1990
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.9 -- 11/21/11
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Did use an Animas pump, it broke, and many benefits followed. That's right I can rub my belly now with no strings attatched!

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diabetic hack -- cherry ice cream

Posted on April 3, 2012 at 12:00am 0 Comments

I made this today...it is delicious and unbelievable tasting for a low carb ice cream. The texture was great like real ice cream. As well as a fun science experiment! I'm gonna be experimenting now...

ZIPLOC ICE CREAM -- CHERRY FLAVORED

3.3 CHO…

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white, privileged, and diabetic

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 2:31pm 24 Comments

privileges/racial superiority I receive from being perceived as white with diabetes:

  • I receive and/or am more likely to receive better quality health care and treatment than a person of color even if we have the same insurance status, income, age, and similar medical condition
  • The majority of my medical providers at the clinic are people who look like me, especially doctors (white males)
  • I do not…
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diabetes is a disability

Posted on February 23, 2012 at 5:33pm 13 Comments

Diabetes is a disability. My body has its limitations like many people’s bodies do. Enabled insulin producing pancreatic bodies can eat, drink, and gorge with whatever it is they want to without having to even think about their blood sugar levels or what is consumed. I can try my hardest not to think about it; nonetheless if I just eat, the truth is that my blood sugar will rise and ultimately I will die. I am…

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Thank You Death Sentence

Posted on February 6, 2012 at 2:00am 8 Comments

 

My mom and dad noticed that I was acting unusual. I was drinking a lot of liquids, urinating through my clothes, and appeared very sluggish. They took me to a substitute doctor; he insisted I had a virus. After my mother suggested a blood test be taken, the clinic dismissed her suggestion and said I just had a simple sickness. As the days proceeded at home, I became more sluggish, weak, skinny, dehydrated, and wet. A dark sunken…

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At 5:54am on September 10, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 3:46am on September 10, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you greenclouds...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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At 1:53am on September 10, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 5:57pm on March 2, 2012, shoshana27 said…

i'm glad you made it.keep going...

At 7:12am on September 8, 2011, Natalie ._c- said…
I am totally open about my diabetes, and as a result, people often tell me they have diabetes, too. They're usually Type 2, and if they're open, I talk to them about it a bit. What appalls me is the overwhelming ignorance they show. I'm not blaming the professional community for that -- there are not enough CDEs to go around, and most Type 2's are treated by internists and PCP's who really don't know any more than to prescribe drugs, but can't deal with all the ramifications of really controlling diabetes. Which can be very hard for Type 2's, simply because they have to be VERY self-disciplined since they can't just take a bolus of insulin to bring down a high BG -- they have to prevent it. Or wait it out for hours until their sluggish pancreata can bring it down.
There is SO much metabolically wrong with Type 2's that scientists don't yet have much of an understanding of all the problems, although they're getting there. That means that they come up with new drugs, but some of them are later found to be dangerous, like Avandia, and possibly Actos. I'm not going to go into all the details, but if I can help Type 2's understand more about how to take care of themselves, and what is going on, I will do that, whenever and wherever I can. Maybe eventually the AADE will come up with a "certified" peer mentor program, but until they do, I do what I can on my own time and terms. Far from adequate, I know, but every drop in the bucket helps fill it up! :-)
At 7:06am on September 8, 2011, Natalie ._c- said…
Hello, Mr. Greenclouds! :-) (Love the visual image) I have had the same kinds of experiences in "support" groups as you have. The first group I went to was pretty much all retired Type 2's, and I was a 45-year-old working Type 1.5, but didn't know it at the time. It was totally CDE centered -- she would take turns asking each person how they felt, and they would respond to her -- there was no interaction between us. And I couldn't relate to them, because there was nothing to relate to -- HER fault, not theirs.
The second group I joined was a pumpers' group at a different hospital -- the CDE just sits there and lets us talk, but does add in her 2c when she has something to say. We trade tips and frustrations and successes, and stuff we've read, and how things are working out for us. It's very emotionally supportive.

It's hard to get professionals to consent to treating us as knowledgeable in our own right. At the AADE meeting last month, I roomed with the CDE from our pump group, and she said it was educational for her to "live" with a diabetic for a few days, because she really got to see what I go through. It's a whole lot different learning about it from books than actually living with it.
(More in another message -- I've exceeded the limit)!
At 4:53am on August 22, 2011, Natalie ._c- said…
The professional community is no more than lukewarm, as a whole, to the idea of peer mentor -- some people welcome it, but many don't trust us. It's like, if we don't have a string of letters behind our names, we must not know anything! I do think there needs to be a partnership with them, because knowing what is ethically right or wrong to say is important (for example, I'm careful not to diagnose, even if I think I know what's wrong, but I will say "you might talk to your doc about such and such), but I have asked people to get help any number of times when they came to me FIRST. So glad to have your support, because this is something I'm advocating for!
At 7:13pm on August 19, 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 10:51am on August 17, 2011, catlover said…
Hi greenclouds- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.
At 8:01pm on August 16, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome home greenclouds.....
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.
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Take care....and keep in touch!
 
 
 

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