I just received information that Bayer discontinued the A1c Now self check kits "because it was not making enough money from it. The good news is that another company bought it and will be up and running by April."View Thread
Bayer has announced that it is discontinuing its A1c Now Self Check at home monitor. My doctor's office even uses one. Does anyone know why? Some find that is does not compare favorably with lab test, but I have alway found it very close.View Thread
I think you are also confused as to measurement of sugar. A teaspoon of table sugar is 4 grams so 5 milligrams would about 1/1000 of that - not even a couple grains. We count our total carbohydrates (starches plus sugars). That includes fruits, vegetables, breads, pastas, desert, juices potatoes, and all carbohydrates listed on labels of food you buy already prepared. Many people just measure the portion size on a plate, some are allowed so many diabetic servings (which are about 15 grams each, and some of us, like me, count every gram and achieve a lower carbohydrate level.View Thread
Ask your friend. Then look up the information on your computer. I couldn't find it. Low glycemic does not necessarily mean low sugar. It just means it digests slowly and doesn't tend to raise your blood sugar immediately. Also many "fake" sugars have other problems.View Thread
This post is 4 years old. Try starting a new one by first clicking on the red box "Post Now" at the top right hand of this column. Eggs are O.K. according to many, depending on your blood lipid situation. Sugar (plus starchy carbohydrates such as rice, potatoes, bread, cereal, pastries, pastas), however, is the major no no for diabetics.
What is your A1c, fasting sugar, and what meds are you on? If you read up on the things that happen to your body with uncontrolled daibetes - such as blindness, amputations, heart attacks and strokes, brain damage- You may find your incentive to substitute lean meats, green and non-starchy vegetables, limited fruits, for your sugar fix.View Thread
Auriga, we are in N.W. Indiana with the lake effect snow also - 18" on our driveway and walks. I have a doctor's appointment in Valparaiso on Thurs. which is do-able, but I need medical reports from Chicago that I have to hand deliver the EEG monitor,etc., to Chicago today (NOT!) and possibly tomorrow (maybe) and get the results Fed-Exed back to the doctor by Thursday, or else wait another week for results. Oh well, the snow is beautiful, I'm, getting some old household projects completed since our roads are still closed, and I am eating healthy. Tonight shredded chicken tacos wrapped in many leaves of Romaine lettuce instead of tortillas. We already cancelled a two week Caribbean vacation that was supposed to start on Friday, and am hoping to make our Florida vacation in March. It depends on whether and when there is a possible pacemaker.View Thread
Some time ago "Beta" mentioned in a discussion that he worried about what would happen at times that maybe he was ill and possibly someone else would be in charge of his health and he couldn't do all his planks and kayaking. I think about that often. There was a recent post also from someone else about the type of food and also alcohol consumed by diabetics in care facitilites. Same problem!
I have found myself recently having to really watch my sugars while undergoing a 30 day heart monitor test, and a 3 day EEG, where I looked like a Smurf cartoon character with a white "cone head" instead of blue Smurf head due to 24 electrodes and a black connecting box on top of my head. Thank heaven those tests are behind me as of yesterday, but left me with a fasting sugar 20 points higher this morning. This is just a one day jump probably due to NO real physical activity and having to sit in front of a video camera as many hours a day as possible and also put the video camera on me at night. Good sleep was nearly impossible. This morning's breakfast was an asparagus omelet and coffee, and a few olives. Later it will be Greek yogurt with 1/2 cup wild blueberries and walnuts. Later lean meat, greens and veggies, and 1/2 cup lowsalt V-8 for the potassium. ---And so it goes, until my sugars are normal again. I may need a pacemaker. My average heart beat is 51, but I have been doing fine with that for years. Now, however, I am older. The pacemaker will allow me to do more strenuous exercise and have more energy. I'm still nervous, and that doesn't help the blood sugar either.View Thread