Auriga thanks for the tip that you gave anon... about the second drop of blood.
My doctors never said anything about which blood drop to use, today just to see if there was a difference, the 1st drop after eating said 90, second drop same finger different test strip was 86. I'll start using the 2nd drop from now on.
I have my lancet only on 2 because I have a condition called clubbed fingers cause by my lungs - so I am not allowed to go to deep or I'd have blood everywhere.View Thread
Hi Flute I must really b in the group of not normal -
In 85' I was diagnosed with hypoglycemic and stayed that way almost until 2001 when I finally had normal sugars, then in 2007 when I was given large amounts of antibiotics and steroids to battle a problem I had - I believe the meds cause my D T2.
So when my tarsal tunnel syndrome hit me I was lucky if I even hit the 75 range at anytime. I ended up having 2 surgeries within 6 months for it that was in 1993. Clearly my cause was not high sugars.View Thread
Jason you have to do what you must if you want to survive.
You talk about having to give up so much - I wish diabetes was the only disease I had to deal with but it is not - at least you still can choose the right foods to quit and or eat. I have to eat for 3 different diseases and my choice of foods are much more limited than yours.
You can put it into remission if you want to but it does require WATCHING and COUNTING all carbs. You can control this if you make the effort.
I have put diabetes in remission - and I have only a limited amount of food to eat.View Thread
Den it sounds like you are crying WOLF again. Either you want help or you don't - which is it?
From your A1c of 6.8 you are not eating right and not taking your Metformin. You need to be on it if you are going to eat the way you do. Having you car accident was about 2 yrs ago that does not have anything to do with your sugars so please stop talking about it.
Eating the wrong foods, not taking your meds and not exercising can and will cause your sugars to go up not your car. Please go back to see your doctor and get the help you need. We can't change you - you can. DebView Thread
Hi Flutetooter just wanted to let you know I will be stopping the B12 today and going with the shots - the B12 I have is sugar based and is causing my sugars to spike. Doesn't matter when I take it - my sugars spike.
I also starting getting horrific headaches daily since starting it - with the exception of a headache here and there I haven't had daily headaches like this in 6 years or more.View Thread
Thanks but I have to take 1,000mcg daily because I am extremely low thanks to the removal of my colon. Steadily since 2010 my B12 has gone from 645 to below 200. I might have to go to the B12 shots once a month.
My pharmacist says B12 does not raise our sugars but I might not be absorbing it properly and that is why I have the increase in sugars.
This is so frustrating because I have been doing so good with my numbers now this.View Thread
I have searched the web for days and I can't find the correlation, if you are taking Vit. B12, diabetic NOT on diabetes meds how is your sugar numbers?
I had to start taking 1,000mcg daily with a meal and I have noticed my sugars after dinner went from my usual 90-105 to now 165-180. That is with egg beaters, mixed with a tiny red pepper, 1/4 cup Swiss cheese and 1 small 10 gram carb rye toast and a 10oz cup of water - 2 hrs later 179. 3 hrs 145 and 4 hrs later 129.
I eat this same meal on a regular basis before the Vit. B12 and it has always been 90ish 2 hrs later.
Yesterday my meal was the same except I used 1/4 avocado in place of the Swiss cheese - 2 hrs later 169. It took 5 hrs to recover even after drinking many cups of water.
I don't understand how adding a Vit. B12 to my system can mess up my sugars - I know it can if I was on Metformin but I am not.
My doctor suggested I to take it for 2 days in the AM and see what happens then get off it for a few days just to see how my sugars are. I might have to have the shots once a month.
auriga I'll skip the maple leaves. I have to check my food list to see if Kale and swiss chard is on it. I have never had either. If I can have it I'll have to try it and let you know what I think. DebView Thread