When I was diagnosed with the T2 from a blood test, I was told over the phone by a nurse and told I had a prescription for Metformin! I argued through the nurse for the next two weeks that I wanted to do it with diet and exercise. Since then the Dr. and I have come to a meeting of the minds after he got a large piece of mine! Now we make my health decisions in person-together. Good Dr. just poor habits.View Thread
She is on Avapro 300mg once a day with Metoprlol Tartrate 50mg 1/2 tab twice a day. Tomorrow she ups the MT to1 twice a day. BP is down a bit but still 150-200/80-100.
On a higher note, we are nearly ready for Christmas. I am almost done shopping. I fired a kiln load of pottery last night, and it came out well. I'll bet my BG was whacky today as I nursed it until 3:30am. Going to take a nap before bowling, and then tomorrow take some pots in to school for an order. Giving salsa dishes to sisters and mugs to other people this year for fun.
I hope all are ready for the season and planning on doing merry with loved ones.View Thread
Your steel cut oats are lower on the glycemic index-a good choice. I used to eat them with butter, brown sugar, and raisins, but find that I can't do them anymore-without the sugar.
Around here we are getting ready for the season. Wife is pretty well healed up, but now has another problem-hypertension! Seems like her BP is ranging from 160/60-70 to 200 /100 . This is with her previous med and now a new one added two days ago. She ups the amount next week. She has me worried. . . .View Thread
After rolling the kayak a few weeks back unintentionally, I put it away for the winter. Hanging upside down with nobody around was an eye opener. Finally got out of the yak, and swam it to shore about 100 yards. This coming summer the first thing on my list is to learn to roll-in warmer water!
Wife is dealing with wound care presently. this should end by Christmas. The Dr. says she will be dealing with pain for another 6 months. Her personal Dr. says she will not be herself again until next Christmas. But she is dealing well-getting ready for the season-decorating and shopping-she just overdoes it at times and has to take a full day of rest. I worry.
When I had back problems, I had two ways of dealing with it, Hang from an overhead bar, and wiggle my hips, and the other was to wedge the clay. Both helped to get things realigned. I had fractured two vertebrate in an auto accident that chipped off the points of the vertebrate. Haven't had that pain in about a decade now, but can still remember when just getting out of bed was a major chore.View Thread
Sorry I don't recall you smip-but welcome back to the community your input is highly welcome with the moderating attitude. Just a little personal opinion and history here.
Refused metformin when diagnosed 2 yrs ago. Numbers now considered normal on the 6 month tests. Don't test myself. Strict diet and exercise-High veggie,lean protein, very little starch. Follow glycemic index and load guidelines for food selection. Not and never obese. No family history. Poor habits and overwork probably brought T2 on.
All of this said I recognize that everyone of us is different. I can not fault anyone who follows a good diet, exercises, and tries to beat the medication loop. However, if they are trying and cannot-who am I to criticize. At the same time those that come here for a quick cure, and are not interested in the discipline that this entails are in need of help, but I doubt that anything we say will help them. I also recognize that today I may be able to be without meds and be healthy, but that as I age, I may end up taking medication to deal with the beast. Until that day comes I will keep the beast at bay with understanding based on knowledge, discipline rooted in strength of character, and collaboration with my loved ones and peers,View Thread
Great news on your adjustments and weight loss with the metformin. I hope things continue to go in the positive direction for you-with your determination they will. Yoga is a great way to improve balance. Even though I have had a set back with a recurrence of the vertigo, I still do the wii yoga. I think it is a seasonal thing-it occurred last year the same time.
Seems like there is a bit of horn blowing around here that is not needed. Inflating your ego at the expense of others is not helpful.View Thread
Valid points. While I do not use "protein bars or shakes" on a regular basis, I do on occasion-when in need of an easily transportable snack that I won't worry about spoilage, when doing a lot of exercise or walking where an apple may be inconvenient. When I feel a need for higher calories during strenuous exercise-kayak racing etc. When making purchases of these bars, as I usually don't do shakes, I look for the nutritional breakdown, and the fiber free sugars included in the carb listing. Then I look at the ingredient list. I look for a short list, where sugars are not listed first or even in the top third. I look for ingredients I can recognize, and I look for proteins that I can recognize. I also am not excited about bars that list sugars and other sweeteners in manners that hide their actual position in the nutrient table-ex evaporated cane syrup, fructose, sucrose, syrups and honeys. Picking a good bar for these emergency situations is really tough. How often do I use them-maybe 10 times a year.View Thread
We take the cranberries in the food processor, add grapes, chopped up fine, orange juice 1/4 cup or so, one orange, orange zest, lime & lemon juice, and chopped pecans. She separates some for me, and the rest she adds sugar to. Mine I eat as is, but only a teaspoon at a time. It is after all only a relish.View Thread