When I saw the commercials for the product, the first thing that came to mind is "most people dont stop eating when they are sated. They eat until they are overly full". I know I was guilty of eating till I felt completely full until I learned how to slow down while eating and catch the "I'm done" feeling.
I think sensa probably wouldnt work for the majority of the people who tried it. I havent tried it myself (super $$$).View Thread
Here in central Ohio today is in the mid 70s, but starting tomorrow it'll be in the high 80s and still no rain for as long as the forcast goes. We havent had a decent rain in over a month and the grass is getting crunchy.
I use a cool jel pack that was in the refrigerator (not frozen). I dont put the vial next to the cold pack, but usually wrap it with something like a dish cloth. They also make insulin traveling kits that has a cold pack in it. Never put vials on ice, or against anything frozen because the insulin will freeze.
The insulin is good for 30 days at room temperature, but then you have to dispose of it. In body temperature it degrades a little faster, and I was told not to keep any that warm unless I was using it in my pump right then.
I would say (aside from asking your doc or CDE for a professional answer) that as long as you keep it cool it should be OK.View Thread
This week I'm working on week 1 of my "couch to 5k program". I watched the Iron Man running portion over the weekend and it inspired me to try.
I have vivid dreams on nights where I take melatonin to help me sleep. Last night I had a dream that me and hubby were on a cruise, but we missed our tender boat to the mainland. We were told we had to board a deep-sea fishing boat to catch up with them, and I ended up strapped to a fishing chair trying to wrestle a marlin.View Thread
Metformin is one of the safest drugs out there. Lots of people who are not diabetic take it for other things, one being polycycstic ovarian disease. I couldnt find any studies linking metformin use with adverse pancreatic reactions. Metformin doesnt really do much with the pancreas, it's more with lowering the liver's secretion of sugar as well as cells using insulin better.
You said something about how you were suprised at the diabetes diagnosis because you dont eat a lot of sugar. That's a popular misconception. Eating lots of sugar wont give you diabetes. Having an unhealthy lifestyle will make you more prone to it.
The study about glucosamine and having it cause high sugars is one I'll have to read up more on when I have time, but I've never heard of it before. How large was the study? Was it a causitive study or a correlative study?View Thread
My endo as well has told me not to go through the scanners with my pump, especially if I have anything else running with it (ie. CGM or the key fob) because it could mess up the whole thing and I'd be in a mess.
I was asked to take it off while I was on a cruise, but once I told them it was an insulin pump and not a pager they were fine with it.View Thread
Having a kit would make it quick and easy, but it wouldnt be as much fun or creative. I loved buying art supplies to do my own thing and using odds and ends to create something myself. Pipe cleaners were the best art supply ever!View Thread
You could also try a natural food store and see if they make peanut butter there. There is a Whole Foods by my house that I get my peanut butter from. No salt, no added oil. They just take the peanuts, put it in a grinder, then sell the peanut butter. You have to stir it (or stir it then keep it in the fridge).View Thread