Basically, it sounds like you have Syndrome X which is the combination of your 3 diseases. I would make no decisions until you have talked to your dr. The folks here are great, but are not Dr.s, and your folks are the same. Talk to the Dr. get the skinny from him!View Thread
OUch! No don't skip meals, but spaghetti dinner and donuts-give us a break, that isn't a mistake-thats a melt down! Lets face it if you are a PWD you need to be more selective in your food choices, and not be indulgent and then hope to cover it with meds, or making another big mistake like not eating.View Thread
150 in the morning fast? Hmmm seems like to me you are going through starvation mode a lot of the day and your body shuts down or is releasing glucose to try and keep up. If you are eating bad stuff late at night you are giving your body the stuff to make glucose for that early morning rise. MAking the change will not be easy as it is a habit that needs broken now. Try making up some small meals, that you could heat up in a micro or on the stove. Veggies and lean protein. Cut way back on the starches-you don't need them. Triple your intake of veggies, and as brunobud says get your exercise at least once a day, start with 15 minutes if you can and work up to 30 and then more. Small steps will work, and you really need to get a healthy lifestyle if you are going to last past retirement.View Thread
I don't usually bring the blessings of a higher being into a discussion here, but in this case. The comment about rather loosing sight, is poorly considered when one realizes how much of our world depends on seeing. Beyond the mundane and yet required tasks that David mentions there is the appreciation of all that is out there that one would miss. As an artist, I can't even imagine working without my eyes, or enjoying a trip to a museum and not being able to see. My eyes are precious to me, and since I have been wearing glasses since 3 yrs old-protecting my eyes has formed much of my psyche. Give them up for anything-not! At the same time life of regret-each day lived without by making the decisions that ensure a future are the best we can do. No regrets.View Thread
RLO, you are doing a great job here, keep up the good work. Be vigilant and careful not just for the short, but for the long term, it will pay off.
laverne, rlo is a newbie to this life changing disease, as with all of the rest there is a time to blow your home, and ask for pats on the back. When I was diagnosed I had a 6.7 A1C, refused medication, and over the next 6 months beat it down to 5.8 without meds. I don't ask for pats, fact is fact, at the same time others need to assess their control on an individual basis without jealousy, or disdain.View Thread
Diagnosed in 2009, so I am a newbie to this disease. I have always been considered appropriate weight, healthy, and so active to be considered hyper by many. After diagnosis I refused metformin, and went on a strict low starch, high veggie diet. I eat a salad a day, and usually have double or triple servings of veggies for the other meal. Breakfast is usually two eggs scrambled with hot sauce, 2 crispy bacon, and one of rye toast. I do eat meat obviously, and try to stick to lean protein when I do-with the exception of bacon. I also eat ONE piece of chocolate a day as a reward for doing without all of the other stuff out there.
I exercise daily in different ways. Today I spent an hour pushing a broom out front of my house and the church next to us clearing 2 inches of snow off of the walk. I will also do and hour on the total gym, and hit the treadmill while watching tv. I also do 50 push ups a night in one minute, and 100 side plank dips(50 to a side). Last A1C was 5.8, and last fasting BS was 82.View Thread
Most people can't relate to the amount of stress that NCLB put on students and the teaching staff of their schools. Tie that into the unfairness of a system that slewed things in favor of charter schools and other private schools the did not have to meet improvement levels every year or were given amnesty for their performance. This put a poor light on public schools that struggled every year to meet performance levels that got raised every year.
Yes Photo, any creative and productive activity that one enjoys can immensely lower stress. Photo on!View Thread
My stress relievers are workouts, paddling in the kayak or riding the bike for a few hours, hiking or walking even if only on the treadmill with TV, working in the studio on pottery or painting with watercolor, sitting quietly reading a book after a full day.View Thread
Happy New Year to all that post here in this great community. I have learned so much over the past two years, and hope that this year will continue to help all of us improve our control, and give us a kind ear to approach our problems. May the new year be prosperous, forgiving, enlightening, and happy for all of us.View Thread
Hooty, lets not confuse carbohydrates with starches. Starches-grain, potatoes, pastas, are a high carbohydrate food source that is in many cases low on the fiber content. On the other hand carbohydrates can be absorbed from a variety of other areas-vegetables, nuts, some dairy products, and many others. Carbohydrates are essential-starches are not. I have just chosen to limit(greatly)the starches.
Angelintini, Yes I do slide, on occasion I have had a bite of my wife's pumpkin pie-only the custard, this holiday I also had cranberry-orange relish she made special for me-no added sugar, Some apple pie, as this had no added sugar(no crust for me), and the entire season I did not have a single cookie even though there were several types on trays all Christmas holiday, any garlic mashed potatoes, or stuffing. I do slide, by millimeters.View Thread