Hope you've recovered from Thanksgiving .... I actually made 2 Thanksgiving dinners, one Thursday at my son's house while he recuperates from surgery. Stayed with him for 3 days. Then made another on Saturday at home. These boys sure eat a lot ( lol ) I'm glad you were happy with your roast. Hope you're feeling lots better.
Haven't heard from you in a while. Had an extremely busy week with going to WDD in Philly, meeting up with some folks from here and spending some fun time at my son's house. Are you feeling any better ? Did you get to do anything for WDD ?
Make sure your meter is coded right with the vial # to the meter and also, wash your hands before testing...it will give a false reading. You said your BS was 721? That is a very very high! What diabetes meds are you taking? You should talk to your doctor right away if that is what you are running. Please dont wait. Sugar that high is dangerous...please call your doctor or go to the hospital. I thought the meters didnt read b past 600 level? Let me know. Take care
Thank you for the message. Yes, I was dx'ed in 1993, prior to that I had no signs or symptoms of diabetes, healthy. After the birth of my youngest daughter I began to not feel right. 2 yrs later diabetes. 2 yrs after that severe DKA and in intensive care for along time and my life changed...a very long road of recovery, I had nerve damage from the DKA and alos had pre-cancer cells that developed and a drop foot....I recovered from all and I am fine...no complications. That is why I am grateful for everyday and everyone that I have in my life.
I am sorry to read that you have so much pain. Iwish you the best.
hi, ken, I noticed you have some meters you'd like to give someone. that's very nice of you! However, you wrote about them in your "update status box". This is not the best place to post, because as soon as we get more activity, it will "scroll" off the main page, and unless someone just happens to stop by your page, they won't see it either. It's a very common thing that many people do. We do have a category in the discussion Forum called "Free unused stuff" (I can't remember the exact wording) - here - that would be an excellent place for you to tell the community about your meters. I suggest you start a discussion there. Then it will be on the main page longer, and will be in the discussion Forum for all to see. Let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for contributing to our community.
Domestic Engineer....LOL Yes, school pf hard knocks! I was a caregiver for 2 elderly people and did private house cleaning as well for the elderly. I had to stop because it was too hard on me and injecting my insulin and keeping up the pace. I also took care of my father, grndmother and mother as they aged and became ill, until they passed away. School of really hard knocks! :)
My daughter calls he truck "Her Baby" when she was in high School they called it "The Hulk". You ever come to Calif. let me know....we will let ya take it for a spin!!
I do enjoy the granddaughters, such fun.
Well, I hope you are feeling okay. Loved your photos of the balloons.
Yes, they are completely different condition. You are right that there are some T2s that sre on insulin. It will highly depend on the necessary diabetes management your doctor suggests depending on how we respond to medications, T2s diabetes management initially relies on diet and exercise...if insufficient, medications are also prescribed. Metformin, glimiperide, glipizide, etc. are the most common ones to regulate bg or decrease bg level. Sometimes a combination of meds are also prescribed. T2's still have the ability to produce insulin, the meds stimulate our panrceas to produce it. However, if bg is still too high or erratic means the insilin we are producing is not enough...prompting our doctor to prescribe insulin. Some T2s have combination of diet, exercise, meds and insulin. It all depends on our doctor's findings bease on tests. The tests that are recommended are Fasting Blood sugar test, A1C tests, GAD antibody test and c peptide test.
I hate studying too LOL. But the website I gave you is very interesting and it taught me a lot about diabetes. I learned more there than from my doctor hehehe. http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/
Just click on to this link and it will lead to the website. The author, Jenny, is also a member of our community.
If you need to ask me anything about our condition...I would love to help you =)
Yes, the '53 GMC is my youngest daughters, it has a 350 engine/4x4 on a '91 frame....alot of work and money went into that baby. All orignal inside and even the seat! Glad you like it :)
You did not mess up this time Ken. The photos are beautiful! Is it ok if I can keep them there? Im pretty sure you can get the hang out of this...just take your time. Dont be embarrassed to make mistakes...heck I make a lot of them too. They call us..."technically challenged". wink wink
You might want to find out what those brown pills with black spots... it seems your bg is erratic. Do you happen to observe when you get the highs and the lows? What was your last A1C? For non diabetic people...80 is still normal but sometimes when your bg is constantly high your body gets use to it but it is not good too because of possible complications. You feel "low" when youre 80...like shaky or sometimes it seems like you dont know what you are doing? Or thought process is slow? It is pretty dangerous especially when you are alone.
I see you have genes of diabetes too (just like me). Most diabetes runs in the family...Sweets are not very advisable too.
Ken...take it one step at a time. Do you have a docotor that can refer you to a nutritionist? You have to count your carbs and have a daily exercise or activity regimen...Most T2 are on metformin. I see you have an excellent motivation to manage your diabetes... you say you still have lots of things to do... and you seem to love life, nature and beautiful pictures...
Diabetes T2 can never be a T1 and vise versa. Unless misdiagnosed. They are completely different diseases. T1 do not produce enough insulin, or don't produce insulin at all . T2's produces insulin but are insulin resistant. This site:is pretty helpful:
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