Bacon Pot Pie with Cheddar Bay Biscuit Crust
Bacon Pot Pie Filling:
4 cups of vegetable stock
1 cup of chicken stock
2 cups of mixed vegetables (corn, peas, carrots, green beans)
4 celery stalks diced
2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
As much bacon as you see fit, already cooked and broken or cut into about 1" pieces. Probably about 2 pounds.
1 tablespoon of butter
1 teaspoon of salt
1/8 teaspoon of pepper
1/4 teaspoon of paprika
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Here are the principal established facts about diabetes.
1. Diabetes is not the major public health issue that zealots would have us believe it is. Heart disease, kidney disease, and blindness are far more serious problems.
New York Times April 5, 2014
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Yesterday I got a little hot under the collar when I…Continue
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The day I was diagnosed with T2 at age 57, I leapt to my feet in my doc's office with a resounding "NO" and scared the beejesus out of my poor PCP. She actually backed up a few steps as if she was being assaulted, which in terms of my tone, she was, poor thing.
Eight months before, during a pre-hysterectomy check-up, I was told I was "pre-diabetic" (I no longer believe there IS such a thing—one is diabetic or not) and instructed to do the damn DASH diet. Which I did with a religious…Continue
I am not a conspiracy theorist, but it is just basic logic. If a cure was to be found, then that would spell billions in lost profits to companies that manufacture diabetic supplies. So what incentive is there for a cure to be found?
For better or for worse, money makes the world go around. I am looking forward to any kind of response that would make sense as to why a cure would actually be found.
Every runner has to figure out where to hold everything… Car keys, fuel, water, ipod, money,etc…
As if I didn’t have enough stuff to stash, BAM then I get…Continue
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
I have been involved in questions and have given some answers lately about what is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)? This board of course is dedicated to Diabetes and we do not often reserve space or engage in the discussion of associated auto immune diseases and that is fair. We are after all a diabetes site, not a support…Continue
I think I might have this. Not sure though online research diagnoses. So my questions are has anyone on here been diagnosed with Diabetic Dumping? What kind of tests do they do for it? What kind of symptoms did you have? What kind of tratment were you put on? And please tell me u feel better now????
No pattern here
Two weeks ago I met with my CDE, and we were of course discussing my blood sugar log. Yes for other reasons I have been keeping a detailed log of blood sugars and insulin dosed. She had two weeks of data, though she could have had 6 weeks if she wanted it. She did not.
She wanted to look at Basal and Bolus…Continue
Last week I had an Endo appointment. I have been chasing a low around for the past month and getting really frustrated about it. My endo decided to tackle it head first by changing all of my insulin to carb ratios, my sensitivity factor and all except 1 of my basal rates. So the past 3 mornings I have eaten the same exact breakfast I bolused for the 30 carbs: the first I was high 2 hours after breakfast, the second morning (yup, you probably guessed it) LOW 2 hours after, this morning 96…Continue
There’s a saying: the barber with the worst looking hair gives the best haircuts. Presumably, since he can’t cut his own hair, he must go to the next best barber in town. I have no idea where that saying came from. And given that I haven’t been to a barber in years (one look at my photo and you’ll understand why), I have no way to verify it. But it does make sense.
Maybe the same can be said for blood sugar control. I think …Continue
It is April 1st and in my home town it might as well have been a national holiday. One year the local paper printed its front page in reverse image. Another year it reported the permanent closing of US 31 to make a 150 wide walking path. One year it reported the name of the paper had changed from the Kokomo Tribune to the Kokomo Caller, they would henceforth call…Continue
Scared to put a child through this. Sometimes its not a good day, sometimes I’m at the Doctors and on the end of horror evaluation. ‘I’ve been p***ing like crazy and up all night.’ ‘It’s probably just nerve damage caused by diabetes,’ she replies. Turns out to be too much Diet-Coke irritating my innards.
Smack goes my toes off the doorstop around Christmas (no I was not drunk). First Nurse tells me, 'The one beside the big one that does not bend, that one is broken and has fused…Continue
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Been dealing with a pretty low, low, tonight. I'm now at 52 and am having trouble getting above that. In about 2 hours the Dawn Phenomenon will kick in and I'm sure I will be through the roof. Just a few more days until I get my CGM. Looking forward to it!!! I"m sure I will sleep better knowing it will alarm when I am on that downward spiral.
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A Drop of Blood
What can be discerned from a drop of blood? Apparently a lot more and a lot quicker than any of us ever thought. While you may never hear of Elizabeth Holmes, you may someday, in the very near future, utilize the technology that she devised and is now distributing.
But before we get to Elizabeth Holmes it…Continue
Hi Everyone! I'm new to TuDiabetes. Just over a year ago, at the age of 34 I was diagnosed with LADA - Type 1.5 Diabetes. I was originally misdiagnosed as Type 2. That happens a lot, I guess, when it comes to people like us. I started my insulin pump about 3 months after diagnosis and will start my CGM this week! I'm very excited to have better control! :-)I'lll keep everyone posted and let you know how the CGM process goes! So excited!
I have been a type 1 for 55 years now and are now eating a carbless diet to lower my insulin and reduce my number of daily injections.
Originally, I was taking 15 units Lantus in the morning and then 6-7 units of Humalog before each meal. I have been eating carbless now for 8 weeks and no longer take Humalog injections before meals. I do keep it around should I go above 200.
My diet consists of lots of vegetables, beans, meat, nuts, flax/fiber, eggs, and…Continue