Thank you! I think they're pretty cute too, most of the time. Today they were little monsters -- the day started with a wrestling match over which movie they'd watch, and ended with the little one getting his fingers slammed in a window by the big one. Needless to say, they're now in bed, and I'm trying hard to remind myself why I don't sell them. (They're usually lovely children. They're usually LOVELY children. They're USUALLY lovely children.)
Welcome Peetie! I hope your situation gets better. Here are some tips to lower HbA1c:
Foods high in fat (cheese, peanut butter, etc.) eat before 2 pm and in moderation)
Keep a diary and study which foods cause bs to rise
Pack lunch/snack when going out
Hiya Peetie! Like your profile picture, reminds me of the feeling of being a child at Christmas time. Nice feelings. I glad to hear that discussion enlightened you. I posted that out of frustration a long time ago and it has it re surfaces itself in cycles. Believe it or not it almost got me kicked off Tudiabetes it got so heated at times. It is a shame the on going fued between type ones and type 2's.. like if we were dealing with cancer and fighting about if your cancer was worse than mine. Like if I was a smoker(type 2) and brought on the cancer myself.I have brushed off many comments at work, most recent was the Owners birthday party, I opted not to even have a sliver of cake and one comment was, oh that's right you are diabetic... OHH come on.. you can have a piece, just take another shot.. ARGHHH.. I just brushed it off as ignorant, and instead of reminding how offensive that was, I just rolled my eyes.. heheh sometimes ya gotta know when to pick your battles. A couple of years ago my A1C was like yours on oral meds Glucatrol and metformine. I tried to convince myself that if I took pills then I was less of a diabetic than if I took insulin.. I am not sure how you feel but carrying around a 10 A1C or higher was like carrying a load of bricks on my back.. I kept telling the Dr., but if I go on insulin, I wont be able to go back on the pills... He tried to convince me that I was correct, because just the pills are not working anymore. I bucked that thought for another year until I thought, wait a minute what am I doing??? My A1C will go down and I will feel so much more energetic going on insulin, yes it is scary at first, but I can tell you the truth that I only wished I had gone on insulin 2 years sooner than I had.. Some people on here will tell you that if you eat like a rabbit you can lower your A1C to normal or even CURE your type 2.. More power to them. That lifestyle is not for me.That is how the blame game starts.
Love your kitty cat! I'm a cat addict myself.
I do my best to share whatever I know -- and depend on others to share what THEY know -- together we can really help each other. I just wish the medical community would listen to some of the wise people I have encountered here.
I went for a long time snuggling up to cats, thinking that I could deal with the reactions. Sometimes I could....other times I was a mess. No matter...I loved cats. Things gradually got worse, and I was dx with asthma 5 years ago! Our cat died shortly after, and that was that...no more cats. Funny...this year my asthma is the worse it's ever been. Wonder if there's a cat hiding under the bed without my knowledge ;)
Actually, my hubby and I both having D makes it a lot easier/faster to prep meals...the only dif. being that we may not necessarily need to eat at the same time. So I prepare it for which ever one of us needs to eat first...the other one will have to warm it up is all! Also, we both use the same test strips...so if one runs out, we can use each other's. We also "get" diabetes more or less equally...though I'm more in tune with dietary requirements/planning, as I'm the one who preps the meals!
Interesting comment you made, re hiding asthma back then (or whatever ailment). I had speculated that there were less cases of asthma when I was a child simply due to less environmental pollutants (I can't recall having anyone in my class with asthma when I was a kid...and I didn't have it yet...now, pretty much every 2nd kid has asthma), but at play is also the fact that people, for the better part, kept it under their hats. The mindset of the time was that if you had a condition of sorts, you were perceived as weak, or damaged goods. It's only as an adult that I discovered diabetes in my family. Allegies are also rampant in mine...I was only treated for mine in my teens, but had cats since forever!! Cats are a biggy for me...but they will always remain a fav. Unfortunately I have to admire them from afar :(
Afternoon Peetie....so blasted frustrating. Been there when treating our daughter for multiple allergies as a child...been there when mom was dying of cancer....been in trying to get a dx for myself. As well, the compassinate doc who supplied us with free meds and no charge for forms etc, suffered two consecutive heart attacks in late December, and he is now on part time. (Likely to retire...he's 57, why not!!) My husband sees him, as he has angina, but I've been passed from doc to doc. Fortunately I've been seeing my respirologist for my asthma, otherwise I'd be sent to doctor x y or z again. And you and I both know what happens when you don't have a constant care giver....things get lost, messages get ovewrlooked, tests forgotten etc....and you fall through the cracks!
No rant...and certainly not offended. I didn't mean complete coverage. It was a long while for us as well...with no coverage at all, other than declaring our medical expenses on our tax returns. My husband and I were at one point both self employed. I am also aware of folks....in Canada...who must make the choice of which to pay, rent or meds. As it stands....we as well do not have complete coverage....but by far better than it was. Must say also....we had a very compassionate doctor who would supply us with samples whenever he could.
Thanks very much for your kind comment. Things are going very well indeed, one year + after my RYNGB op. Part of a peer support group at St. Joe's and doing some orientation talks to prospects. Weight at 205, would like to break 200 but not important medically, as everything is great in that respect.
Welcome home Peetie...fellow teacher...fellow Canadian!!
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 and take a look at the Canada Embassy page as well, by going to the headings in the aqua coloured box in the upper left hand of the home page. Click on "DHF Grassroots". Once you're in scroll down, click on "Canada embassy", and voilà! The house in the photo is where Dr. Frederick Banting lived and had his medical practice in London, Ontario, Canada...before going to the University of Toronto to work on diabetes research, and ultimately the discovery of Insulin.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Take care....and keep in touch!
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