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trenia replied to cdredbaron10's discussion 'Reversing neuropathy in type 2 diabetics'
"I amde mistake it was BP that should be below 130 , BS should be below 140 I learnt that here 2 h after the meal. I have usually 110 I don't get below 110 now, before it was lower, so damage is going on, but I knew it. How long I have…"
Apr 16
trenia replied to cdredbaron10's discussion 'Reversing neuropathy in type 2 diabetics'
"I learnt here that I have to keep BS under 140, of course after meals it is higher, after 1 h it should be around 140 after 2 hours it should be below 120 , I was told that here. Lows and highs are damaging. Metformin doesn't work for me, it…"
Apr 16
trenia replied to CQJ's discussion 'Just starting and very tired' in the group Metformin 4 us
"I am tired, very often , but I can't say it is metformin. Were you better before started taking it? what are your BS when you tired ?"
Apr 8
trenia replied to Nancy beneteai's discussion 'spouse/family minimizing T2'
""It is difficult and a constant battle." I am afraid Nany that you use too much energy to your battle , energy which you need for yourself. You mentioned you also suffer from Ulc.colitis wchi maybe also teh reason of stress, I guess, I am…"
Apr 8
trenia replied to TI's discussion 'Cataract Surgery- Hard Lens vs Soft Lens' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"thanks so much Dr Wong, have a good day"
Apr 8
trenia replied to TI's discussion 'Cataract Surgery- Hard Lens vs Soft Lens' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"thank you so much most appreciate it. what a relief ."
Apr 8
Nancy beneteai and trenia are now friends
Apr 7
trenia replied to Nancy beneteai's discussion 'spouse/family minimizing T2'
"Nancy beneteai , I would like to ask you about treatment and medicaments for Ulcerative colitis; my niece is ill and suffers a lot -can you send more info on my box, please. I most appreciate it."
Apr 7
trenia replied to Nancy beneteai's discussion 'spouse/family minimizing T2'
"what you describe it is so sad. I think we realy see who a man is worth when he is confronted with serious, long and mortal illness of their family members. He looks liek angry because "his " toy makes him a problem. unimaginable egoism.…"
Apr 7
trenia liked Nancy beneteai's discussion spouse/family minimizing T2
Apr 7
trenia replied to Nancy beneteai's discussion 'spouse/family minimizing T2'
"I also was treated with sweet cakes when visiting my family, always, so frustrating. But as I read here it is common, if you walk and look OK you are not ill, they forget I am diabetes, why they don't want to absorb this info I am diabetes.…"
Apr 7
trenia replied to Nancy beneteai's discussion 'spouse/family minimizing T2'
"i have had the same experience , which ended when my family started to have problems (other) with digestions( IBS) and was made to be careful with diet."
Apr 7
trenia replied to TI's discussion 'Cataract Surgery- Hard Lens vs Soft Lens' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"thank you for info.may I ask if a intraocular lens may give any problems later as inflammations or pain, should I be careful in some way? Thank you for answer."
Apr 7
trenia replied to TI's discussion 'Po-Op Cataract Surgery Eye Exam' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"hi I had cataract surgery 5 years ago, my vision is better than before my operation, and it has been good till now. never had any problems (inflamation) till now."
Apr 7
trenia joined Manny Hernandez's group

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Apr 7
trenia replied to Nancy beneteai's discussion 'spouse/family minimizing T2'
""Diabetes is something no one wants to get, but is horrifically common." thanks you said that, I can also confirm that it is so. I can't say the reason, indifference ,egoism, ignorane or just fear, but it affects us and we are alone.…"
Apr 7

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
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Date diagnosed
January 26, 2000
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Oral, Diet and Exercise, N/A

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At 7:32am on October 19, 2012, BadMoonT2 said…

Hi Trenia, hope you are doing well. My Mom and I were talking the other day and my Grandma's stuffed cabbage, what she called "holubets", came up. Since it included rice, it is off limits to me now. I Goggled "low carb cabbage rolls" and found some made with cauliflower substituting for the rice. I haven't tried it yet, but I thought I'd share them with you. Here's one version and another in video format. There are all kinds of variations, if you have a favorite you could just just substitute cauliflower for rice. 

At 6:58am on August 4, 2012, Linda G said…

At 5:01pm on August 1, 2012, BadMoonT2 said…

My daughter is pre diabetic and eats low carb. She has a cooking blog. Here are some cauliflower recipes. Check out some of the others too.

At 5:08am on August 1, 2012, BadMoonT2 said…

Hi Trenia,To me the 140 number is the most important because above it is when damage starts. Dr. B does indeed advocate normal blood sugars which would be an 83 fasting. If my fasting is say 105 I am not worried because i am not causing further damage. If you are prescribed metformin I would continue taking it, it does not cause lows and will help your fasting numbers. Some other drugs cause an increase in insulin production and could cause lows so be careful. Here is Dr. B's website. You can read the book there. There is also a monthly question and answer where you can submit questions to Dr. B. It takes 3 weeks for your metabolism to adapt to low carb. I also felt unwell at the beginning. Another part of the problem is that if you were always running high you will not feel well at more normal sugars at first. For me it was a slow process. I hope as you become better adapted you will feel better. I saw you posted a cauliflower recipe, it's one of my favorite diabetic friendly foods. Take care, hope you feel better soon.

At 5:38pm on July 29, 2012, BadMoonT2 said…

Hi Trenia, for me I just have a list of things I don't eat. No sugar, no grain, no potatoes, no legumes. I pretty much stick to eggs, meat, and non starchy vegetables. A few strawberries or blueberries are OK. I do have a scale and have weighed my food for a week and that's where the 30 to 50 number comes from. T1's need to know their carbs so they can calculate insulin dosed. For us, we can adjust our diet to avoid spikes. My goal is to never go over 140 (7.8)because it is my understanding that this is when the damage is done. If a meal achieves a good post meal number it's unimportant how many carbs are in it. I pay the most attention to this and don't pay much attention to how fast it goes back down. Of course if I'm higher than normal before a meal I tend to be extra careful. Are you taking any medication? For me it's just as important as diet.

At 5:21pm on July 29, 2012, Linda G said…

Hi there Trenia....
I have never been to Scotland or Poland...would like to though :)
France, sister, awesome journey, went to Normandy...near Juno...where most came from. She brought sand in a little container and gave it to me...made me very emotional ♥
I do much reading...including historical accounts and novels...many relating to these countries dear to my heart.
Finding a physician is quite a task...they're hard to come by, and difficult to replace....many people settle for clinics, as there is often no other option. We had fired our first G.P. for his ineptitude. A friend who is a doctor herself (but didn't have her own practice at the time), said that a colleague (the dr who was to eventually be ours) "owed her one"!! So, though his was a closed practice, he took our whole family...4 of us at the time. Grant you, we didn't get to choose, but fared off "relatively" well (if you're a man). He seems to side with my husband's concerns though, and generally poo poos mine. When I first began seeing him that 15 years ago, HE diagnosed pre-diabetes... it took everything for him to suggest that it is NOW actual diabetes. His words..."It wont be diabetes till it's 11 at fasting!!!! ( that's 198 by U.S. standards) fasting having been about 9. The doc was reluctant to attribute it to diabetes. He thought it might be more related to hypoglycemia, as I was prone to lows (still am). He had even said at one point don't have diabetes, you don't even have impaired glucose. Then he caught himself and said "Well, I guess it is impaired". Since then has referred to it as diabetes only once (I should have taped it!!), but also says "they're a little high (at 12)...or a little low (3.3). HOWEVER...he has prescribed medication for what dies THAT suggest lol!! I don't dare challenge him or question him, as I may not be able to find another doctor. I have more than diabetes, there's asthma, Raynaud, hypertension, gallbladder issues, migraines and other "stuff", and I guess he thinks that either I'm exaggerating, or fabricating, I don't know...but I don't see him often, because,'s almost pointless. So, I'm pretty much on my own, even though I do have him as a primary care doc!!! I've decided to see a naturopath as well.
Confused/frustrated....I could write a book on that!!.....linda

At 5:52am on July 29, 2012, BadMoonT2 said…

Hi Trenia, I think you'll find you will feel much better as you gain control of your blood sugar. Some complications can reverse as my neuropathy has. I believe that with tight control you can stop further deterioration and complications. The key is testing and eliminating the foods that cause unacceptable spikes. If you are limited in the number of strips you have, save them up and test one meal. It is most useful to have a before and after reading. I test much less now because my response to various foods is always the same and I don't cheat on my diet. I was diagnosed 3 years ago although I probably had it for 8 to 10 years before diagnosis. Incidentally walking is very good for diabetics, walk all you can.

At 11:54am on July 28, 2012, BadMoonT2 said…

Thanks for the friend add Trenia. I admire your determination to get your sugars under control and hope you start feeling better soon. It's fun to talk to a person on the other side of the world, even if what we talk about is our living with our common scourge and our inability to eat Pierogi's:)

At 6:53am on July 28, 2012, Linda G said…

How nice Trenia...I'm honoured; for many reasons!
Thank you for having me as a friend ♥ far away, and yet right here! That's one of the appealing factors of tu.diabetes. I live in the southwestern part of the province of Ontario...a city named Kitchener-Waterloo (2 cities joined together). I'm a wife of 33 years, mom to two grown children (who will be 28 and 26, on July 31st and Aug 1st), a grandma to 3 lovable little boys, a teacher, and before that an illustrator and graphic designer....I speak French and English, I read, history fascinates me, I paint, sing, walk, garden, ski, ride my bike....did I mention "read"? I love having friends over, I bake/cook, am an eclectic music lover, an animal lover...the ocean...ah the speaks to me! Oh...and I have diabetes (and a few other things).
Keep in touch, ok?

At 6:39am on July 28, 2012, Linda G said…

Thank you for your profound was great to see something so uplifting this morning when I opened to tu.diabetes.
Have a SUPERB day...regardless of weather. It is overcast here...and though we were promised sunshine, it looks like yet more rain....but in reality, we ARE the's mostly up to us if we want a good day!




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