First year I had it I had walking pneumonia. When I went to emergency room the dr told me I had two options either hospital or his extreme treatment. He said I was severely dehydrated and put me on a gurney with 2 liter of fluid by IV. He gave me a shot in the hip, and one in the arm. Follow up was a 14 day regimen of antibiotics. Next time I was told a week at home, given antibiotics again along with a cough syrup to bring fluid up, and put me down-codeine. Third time pretty much the same. After that the shots came 3 years in a row. Don't know exactly what, but dr believed at the time that my situation required measures that would build resistance. Last of the shots was about 5 years ago.View Thread
I haven't had a flu shot in over 35 years. I got sick way back, hives, sore muscles, upset stomach. Decided then that if it meant the flu or shot, I'd take the flu. I have had pneumonia shots several years in a row, but no side effects. I was getting pneumonia every time I got a cold so when Dr. mentioned I said ok.View Thread
This recent article illuminates the that heart disease was prevalent in mummies from cultures all over the world. We have been blaming present rises in heart disease and diabetes on our modern diet and lifestyle. The articles suggests that we don't know as much as we thought we did. They also point to hardening of the arteries as part of the aging process. Interesting thought insighter.View Thread
Bill try looking up glycemic index and load in relation to healthy eating. It may be the best place to start. At the same time, one of the best things I have done is to greatly up my vegetable intake over all else. I have eliminated the white starches, and cut way back on the orange and brown starches. Protein as in fish, chicken are my staples, but I do eat bacon and red meat on occasion. Portion control is helpful, but if you are hungry, you are hungry. Try cutting the hunger with veggies. Most microwaves have a frozen veggie setting. Try a bowl of these when the urge hits-broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, peppers, etc. They will help.View Thread
I thought that the guidelines were too lax also. Personally, I am aiming for normal numbers both A1C and fasting. I will continue with as much of the exercise as I can, and have done a few things to help that out. Bought the wife a bike, and we not do the rails to trails with the bikes every other night. We walk on the odd nights. My kayak is out of the basement, and last week we bought my wife a single touring yak to keep up with me in. Comes in in August. All in all things are good, the soreness is minimal and the tingling just a nuisance.
Wow 50th anniversary, wife and I were married Dec. of 1972, so you know what we will see in Dec. She was working and had only a week off from teaching. We went 25 miles away in a snowstorm and had a weekend before the 1st.View Thread
Many of the drugs used today are recent. We do not have the history behind them that something like Aspirin has. At the same time I have become very reluctant to take something under the control of big Pharma. All too many times we have found that something supposedly good is worse than the disease it was to control. One of the reasons I resist medication adamantly.View Thread
Lots of pro and con about this research, as I look at it, there is one more piece to the puzzle to put in place. For oh so long I have believed that the more we learn the less we know. There is not really a simple solution to T2 that is why there are so many approaches to control. In the end new knowledge is not a bad thing if it helps reach understanding and a cure.View Thread