SparkPeople Living With Diabetes Team Messageboard This is a group for diabetes in any form: Type 2, Type 1, Gestational, pre-, IR, PCOS or anybody who wants to ask questions or just talk about diabetes. EVERYBODY is welcome! SparkPeople Living With Diabetes Team Messageboard Experience with Basaglar? My medicaid no longer covers lantus, which i did good on lantus with novolog. I was switched to basaglar, which is SUPPOSE to be almost the same and dosing and all. Well my sugars are mainly over 200 since i started it friday night, upping it again tonight, and my novolog cant keep up, my lowest reading ive had was 168 and it didnt last. Anyone else have experience with this insulin? Also it hurts going in my novolog and the old one lantus never have Thu, 1 Feb 2018 11:47:18 EST Word of the Day January 11 2018 gewgaw <BR> /gyoo-gaw, goo / <BR> <BR> Definition: a trinket or bauble, something gaudy, of little value or use <BR> <BR> Sample sentence: The colonists handed out a variety of gewgaws to the natives of the two islands. Thu, 11 Jan 2018 02:53:04 EST Word of the Day January 10 2018 passel <BR> /pas-uhl/ <BR> <BR> Definition: a group of individuals or objects of unspecified number <BR> <BR> Sample Sentence: The celebrity showed up four hours late with his usual passel of hangers-on. Thu, 11 Jan 2018 01:16:31 EST Word of the Day January 9 2018 apatetic <BR> /ap-uh-tet-ik/ <BR> <BR> Definition: having colours and forms like camouflage <BR> Sample Use: Jose's three year study was on apatetic colouring of poison dart frogs <BR> <BR> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:18:20 EST Word of the Day January 8, 2018 parapraxis <BR> /par-uh-prak-sis/ <BR> <BR> Definition; A slip of the tongue or of the pen that otherwise reveals true motivation: a freudian slip. <BR> <BR> Sample Sentence: His favorite parapraxis is, 'A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.' Mon, 8 Jan 2018 23:57:06 EST Word of the Day January 7, 2018 sylvan (adjective, noun) <BR> /sil-vuhn/ <BR> <BR> Definitions: <BR> adjective: of, related to, or inhabiting in, the forest <BR> noun: a person inhabiting the forest: a spirit of the forest <BR> <BR> Sample: Wallace showed up in town occasionally, but he was more more a sylvan living in a nearby valley Mon, 8 Jan 2018 23:51:27 EST New to the group I am new to this group but not the site, just recently came back to it. I was diagnosed on July 12th 2016 with type 2 diabetes and right now rely on novolog 3 times a day and lantus at bedtime. I am allergic to metformin, januvia made me sick and no control even with adding lantus to it i was going over 400 blood sugar levels. My a1c is 6.7 right now. Lately very overwhelmed with testing 4 to 5 times a day and one bad days even more, i am tired of shots and bruises on my stomach. Just plain ... Mon, 8 Jan 2018 16:22:34 EST Word of the Day January 6, 2018 auspicate <BR> /aw-spi-keyt/ <BR> <BR> Definition: to arrange auspicious ceremonies or rituals planned to bring good luck <BR> <BR> Sample sentence: The community was out in full force to auspicate the new shrine in Chinatown. <BR> <BR> How would you use this word in a sentence. Sun, 7 Jan 2018 07:10:16 EST Word of the Day January 5, 2018 premiate (verb) <BR> Description: A grant a prize or give an award to <BR> <BR> Sample sentence: <BR> Only at the end of graduation were the honor students premiated with the trophies. <BR> <BR> Can you use this word in a sentence? Sat, 6 Jan 2018 10:44:22 EST Word of the Day January 4, 2018 habiliment (noun) <BR> /huh-bil-uh-muhnt/ <BR> <BR> Definition: The clothes worn by those of a certain profession. <BR> <BR> Example: Professor Hayne broke with tradition by refusing to wear the lecturer's usual habiliment. Sat, 6 Jan 2018 01:07:13 EST Word of the day January 3, 2018 Word of the Day for January 3, 2018 <BR> <BR> HUMDINGER (noun) <BR> /huhm-ding-er/ <BR> <BR> Definition: A person, thing, event, action or statement having strong extraordinary or excellent effect. <BR> <BR> Sample Sentence: <BR> Dev and his student group were glad to be there,because the meeting was a real humdinger. Wed, 3 Jan 2018 18:36:22 EST Word of the Day January 2, 2018 Word of the Day for January 2, 2018 <BR> <BR> Isonomy (noun) <BR> /ahy-son-uh-mee/ <BR> <BR> Definition: the equality of political rights <BR> <BR> Sentence: <BR> Sarah's paper was about insonomy in ancient Rome, despite slavery and military class <BR> <BR> Can you use this word in a sentence? Tue, 2 Jan 2018 18:21:06 EST Word or the Day January 1, 2018 Word of the Day for January 1, 2018 <BR> <BR> bellwether (noun) <BR> /bell-weth-er/ <BR> Definition: <BR> person or thing that leads or shows the direction of a fashion or trend <BR> <BR> Sentence: Townsville was clearly the bellwether for voting in the region. <BR> <BR> CHALLENGE: Use the word in a sentence. Let's see how many sentences we can come up with. Tue, 2 Jan 2018 01:44:22 EST Put on your thinking caps..... Hi, All. I am hoping to be on here more often now that I seem to have a handle on my medical issues. <BR> <BR> So I would like you to let me know what you would like to see for this team in the New Year. Challenges - daily, weekly, monthly? Food, exercise, general? <BR> Articles? <BR> Games: <BR> Contests? <BR> How about a "Word of the Day" <BR> Anything else you can think of? Post here or you can send me a message. <BR> <BR> I hope to hear from you...... <BR> Sat, 23 Dec 2017 00:12:34 EST Season's Greetings to all Wishing everyone a joyous and safe holiday season. Merry Christmas Sat, 23 Dec 2017 00:06:39 EST A New Start I am coming out of a period of high stress. I have been unemployed and could not afford the type of food I really need to get this under control. I now have a job and am just waiting on all thee background checks to be completed. I am really going to need support to get out of this hole. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:05:20 EST Just checking in to see how everyone is doing. Hi everyone. Just checking in to see how everyone is doing. A few people are still around, and that's great but the team is not very active overall....... Sad to see. <BR> <BR> Take care and all the best. Fri, 8 Sep 2017 23:35:55 EST Motivation For The Day <img src=""> Sat, 3 Jun 2017 21:46:54 EST June Chat Everyone is welcome to come in and chat. Chat can be about life with diabetes, life in general, things you do for exercise, recreation, etc. Come in and share. Thu, 1 Jun 2017 23:31:05 EST MAY CHAT Hello Everyone. This thread is meant to be a place where everyone can meet and talk about things going on in our lives, areas where you need support, to share support with each other. Please also let us know if there is something special you are looking for or need, eg: someone as a buddy, childrens team, etc.Talk does not have to be just about Diabetes. Diabetes does affect us each differently and we are not Drs, but this can be a place where we share what has worked for us and may give you ... Sat, 6 May 2017 11:39:04 EST Please welcome your new Team Leader Karen (aka ADALOUISE has graciously agreed to take on the task of team leader. <BR> <BR> Please welcome her and give her your support. <BR> <BR> Thank you <BR> Fri, 5 May 2017 07:46:37 EST I'm back! Hello Everyone! I joined SP in 2012 when I found out I was pre-diabetic and did well. I guess I became in denial that I had a problem and put SP to the side. Well, now I am Type 2 diabetic. After eating a bunch of junk over Easter I didn't feel very good so I got my meter out and checked my blood. 593, I hoped my meter was broken from not using it for so long.. Nope went for bloodwork on Wednesday FB was 359 and A1C 9.6! Started taking Metformin Wednesday nite but my numbers are still stickin... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:36:50 EST 12 year old daughter just diagnosed with Type 1 Hello, my name is Janet and my daughter was recently diagnosed with Type 1. She has actually dropped some healthy foods she used to eat, like avocadoes, because she doesn't want the extra work of having to figure the carbs out. Looking to connect with other parents of Type 1 diabetic children. Sun, 9 Apr 2017 13:35:36 EST Gestational Diabetes New here. Just got the call Tuesday that I did not pass my 2hr glucose tolerance test and I'm being referred to a specialist for treatment for gestational diabetes. Still waiting on the call from the new office. Fri, 3 Feb 2017 09:55:12 EST Friends/Family who think they know what you should How do you respond to people who say " you shouldn't be eating that it has sugar in it" <BR> My roommates do this but won't listen to me when I try to explain that you need to count carbs but not not eat something that is "sugar" Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:51:19 EST New team member Hello, <BR> My name is Becca. I was diagnosed with diabetes in November of 2012. I went through periods of managing it, and periods (longer than the other) of not caring at all. I recently found out that my triglycerides were in the 400s, and I took initiative to go back to the doctor. My first A1C after going back to the doctor was 8.2. The last test, 3 months ago, it was around 7. I also have hypothyroidism, high blood pressure, generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar type 2, and just got di... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:04:08 EST I need someone to take over as leader of this team Is anyone interested? I have asked numerous times for help, and then I was away for several months, and about 12 days ago, I asked again..... but I have not had any response. <BR> <BR> It is wonderful to see that the team is still going along, but I really need someone to fill in or take over as Team Leader. <BR> <BR> I am willing to help anyone who may be interested but not sure if they want to take this on by themselves.... Sun, 13 Mar 2016 23:21:25 EST The Blood Sugar Blueprint Webinar Here is a link to register for the Blood Sugar Blueprint Webinar. If interested in attending, register soon to claim your spot.... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>istration7715241 </link> Tue, 3 Nov 2015 12:02:10 EST A1C tip: I found this article fascinating: --- <BR> <BR> <link>/<BR>a1c-tip-the-2-am-finger-prick/ </link> <BR> <BR> I just have one question though. If sleep is so important to the overall good health of diabetics (and it is!), why would anyone tell us to set an alarm to wake up at 2 a.m.? OK, I know it is just to take a blood glucose reading and if everything is ok we can go back to sleep....... but WHAT IF we can't get back to sleep once we wake up? Just ... Tue, 27 Oct 2015 18:28:27 EST Grocery Tips for Healthy Diabetic Meal Plans <link><BR>ness/what_do_i_eat/meal_planning/diabe<BR>tic_meal_plans?utm_source=Foodstuff-20<BR>151020&amp;utm_medium=eNewsletter&amp;<BR>utm_content=Foodstuff-newsletter&amp;u<BR>tm_term=Focused&amp;utm_campaign=dLife-eNewsletter&amp; </link> Tue, 20 Oct 2015 17:41:19 EST Skillet Cauliflower Gratin This looks like an interesting side dish. I am collecting recipes for Christmas dinner. This one will go in the pile to be considered..... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>et-cauliflower-gratin/?pos=3&xid=nl_Ev<BR>erydayHealthManagingDiabetes_20151013 </link> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 21:47:58 EST Ginger Coconut Chicken Interesting: --- <BR> <link><BR>e-of-the-day/ginger-coconut-chicken/?p<BR>os=3&xid=nl_EverydayHealthDietandNutri<BR>tion_20151001 </link> Thu, 1 Oct 2015 22:44:14 EST Article: Does Chocolate Addiction Exist? <BR> <link><BR>n/food-and-mood/lifestyle-changes/does<BR>-chocolate-addiction-exist.aspx?pos=1&<BR>xid=nl_EverydayHealthDietandNutrition_20151001 </link> Thu, 1 Oct 2015 22:41:25 EST Vitamin D for Pain Like most Canadians, I have very low levels of vitamin D, and take a supplement all year round. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ess/dietary_supplements/166.diet_exerc<BR>ise.vitamin_d?utm_source=Foodstuff-201<BR>50929&utm_medium=eNewsletter&utm_conte<BR>nt=Foodstuff-newsletter&utm_term=Focus<BR>ed&utm_campaign=dLife-eNewsletter& </link> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:27:38 EST 1-2-3 Rolls I don't usually eat much bread so not sure if I would like these, but they do seem easy enough to make. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>pes/reciperesults.html?recipeId=4170&u<BR>tm_source=Foodstuff-20150929&utm_mediu<BR>m=eNewsletter&utm_content=Foodstuff-ne<BR>wsletter&utm_term=Focused&utm_campaign<BR>=dLife-eNewsletter& </link> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:41:36 EST The Shape of Your Plate Can I Really Feel Fuller Because of the Size and Shape of My Plate? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ess/what_do_i_eat/meal_planning/shape_<BR>of_my_plate?utm_source=Foodstuff-20150<BR>929&utm_medium=eNewsletter&utm_content<BR>=Foodstuff-newsletter&utm_term=Focused<BR>&utm_campaign=dLife-eNewsletter& </link> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:36:28 EST Mix and Match Meals I don't hide the fact that I prefer using the old Choice system instead of the Carb counting method. Because each choice is already measured out all one has to to is measure and one is done. This article is close to the Choice method. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ess/what_do_i_eat/meal_planning/lara_r<BR>ondinelli/mix-and-match-dinners?utm_so<BR>urce=Foodstuff-20150929&utm_medium=eNe<BR>wsletter&utm_content=Foodstuff-newslet<BR>ter&utm_term=Focused&utm_campaign=... Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:31:56 EST Bacon Cauliflower Chowder In my opinion, this is a little high in calories if using as a starter, but as a meal, it would not be bad.... <BR> <BR> Either way, it sounds delish.... <BR> <link><BR>ipes/soup/bacon-cauliflower-chowder </link> Sun, 27 Sep 2015 22:59:24 EST Somogyi Effect and Dawn Phenomenon The difference between the Somogyi Effect and Dawn Phenomenon <BR> <BR> <link><BR>he-difference-between-the-somogyi-effe<BR>ct-and-dawn-phenomenon/ </link> Sat, 26 Sep 2015 08:39:53 EST The Link Between Stress and Obesity I aso believe the more natural the food we eat, the better. I'd rather have real butter than margarine which is only one molecule away from eating plastic. I try to avoid man made foods. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>n/food-and-mood/stress-and-dieting/str<BR>ess-and-other-causes-of-obesity.aspx?p<BR>os=2&xid=nl_EverydayHealthManagingDiab<BR>etes_20150922 </link> Wed, 23 Sep 2015 10:53:13 EST Cholesterol Lowering Snacks I have to avoid grapefruit and oats spikes my blood sugars. I tolerate apples. Good thing I like nuts and it is my usual snack if I need one. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ist/cholesterol-snacks.aspx?pos=1&xid=<BR>nl_EverydayHealthDietandNutrition_20150920 </link> Wed, 23 Sep 2015 10:35:58 EST Soluble vs Insoluble Fibre IF you or someone you knw (family member?) have IBS, this is a must-read. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s-insoluble-fiber-for-ibs.aspx?pos=2&x<BR>id=nl_EverydayHealthDietandNutrition_20150921 </link> Wed, 23 Sep 2015 10:22:48 EST Mini Mushroom and Sausage Quiches I used to make something similar years ago adapted from a Spark recipe. I would freeze them and then just "grab and go" on those mornings I was running out the door late for work. <BR> <BR> Do you have any quick and easy breakfast recipes? Share them here (if you dare) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>mushroomsausage-quiches/ </link> Sat, 19 Sep 2015 04:07:35 EST How to Make Zucchini Pasta (the noodles) Do you like pasta but avoid it because of the high carb load? Or do you use vegies instead of regular noodles? <BR> <BR> I love spaghetti squash. I cook it and then separate the strands using a fork, add spaghetti sauce and yum....... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ehab-how-to-make-zucchini-pasta/?pos=2<BR>&xid=nl_EverydayHealthManagingDiabetes<BR>_20150918 </link> Sat, 19 Sep 2015 03:58:21 EST 5 Surprising Foods That Have Little Impact on B.S. 5 Surprising Foods That Have Little Impact on Blood Sugar <BR> <BR> Do you include these foods in your diet? Do they have any impact on your sugar levels? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>rising-foods-little-impact-blood-sugar<BR>/?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthManagingD<BR>iabetes_20150918#01 </link> Sat, 19 Sep 2015 03:50:35 EST Chili Meatloaf Well I can't have the chili powder, but the rest of the recipe sounds good. <BR> <BR> What do you think? Do you have a favourite meatloaf recipe? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>pes/reciperesults.html?recipeId=1774&u<BR>tm_source=Foodstuff-20150915&utm_mediu<BR>m=eNewsletter&utm_content=Foodstuff-ne<BR>wsletter&utm_term=Focused&utm_campaign<BR>=dLife-eNewsletter& </link> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 10:55:39 EST Bariatric Surgery Beats Medication for Type 2 Would you consider weight loss surgery? <BR> <BR> I thought about it for almost 2 seconds, but quickly decided it was not for me..... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ilnews?news_article_id=10573479&utm_so<BR>urce=Foodstuff-20150915&utm_medium=eNe<BR>wsletter&utm_content=Foodstuff-newslet<BR>ter&utm_term=Focused&utm_campaign=dLife-eNewsletter& </link> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 10:46:36 EST What Pumpkin Can Do For You Pumpkin season is almost upon us. Do you use fresh pumpkin and do you save the seeds? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ess/diabetes-superfoods/fruits-and-veg<BR>etables/164.diet_exercise.pumpkin_seed<BR>s?utm_source=Foodstuff-20150915&utm_me<BR>dium=eNewsletter&utm_content=Foodstuff<BR>-newsletter&utm_term=Focused&utm_campa<BR>ign=dLife-eNewsletter& </link> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 10:41:32 EST Cucumber and Salmon Creme These sound delish. What do you think? <BR> <link><BR>pes/reciperesults.html?recipeId=1817&u<BR>tm_source=Update-20150911&utm_medium=e<BR>Newsletter&utm_content=Update-newslett<BR>er&utm_campaign=dLife-eNewsletter& </link> Fri, 11 Sep 2015 10:50:56 EST Article: Oral Care My dentist wants me to get my teeth checked and cleaned every 4 months instead of every 9 as is usually allowed in Canada. This is because of the toll diabetes can have on oral care and she wants to be proactive..... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lideshows/oral-care-battle-of-the-sexe<BR>s?utm_source=Update-20150911&utm_mediu<BR>m=eNewsletter&utm_content=Update-newsl<BR>etter&utm_campaign=dLife-eNewsletter& </link> Fri, 11 Sep 2015 10:47:56 EST Article: What is the Difference Between T1 and T2? What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>erence-between-type-1-type-2-diabetes.<BR>aspx?pos=2&xid=nl_EverydayHealthManagi<BR>ngDiabetes_20150726 </link> Mon, 7 Sep 2015 19:44:44 EST Cabbage Gratin I have been looking for a new way to have cabbage. I think I will give this a try.... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>pes/reciperesults.html?recipeId=5599&u<BR>tm_source=Update-20150821&utm_medium=e<BR>Newsletter&utm_content=Update-newslett<BR>er&utm_campaign=dLife-eNewsletter& </link> Mon, 7 Sep 2015 17:26:38 EST Article: Multivitamins, Should you take one: Do you take supplements? (Not everyone needs to) <BR> <BR> But I also believe that not everyone can get all the nutrients they need from food alone. Some do, some don't. What are your thoughts on this? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>g/taking-a-daily-multivitamin.aspx?pos<BR>=2&xid=nl_EverydayHealthDietandNutriti<BR>on_20150826 </link> <BR> <BR> I have almost always taken supplements. Every once in a while, I stop taking them, then when I start taking them a... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 17:19:17 EST Glucose in Liver May Prompt New Therapies An interesting field of study..... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ilnews?news_article_id=10563578&utm_so<BR>urce=Update-20150904&utm_medium=eNewsl<BR>etter&utm_content=Update-newsletter&ut<BR>m_campaign=dLife-eNewsletter& </link> Sat, 5 Sep 2015 12:28:18 EST Article: The Best Seafood for Diabetics I am not a big lover of seafood, I do not find it filling at all (unless it is the traditional "fish and chips" and then it is more the oil the food is deep fried in that is satisfying. <BR> <BR> Does anyone else have this problem and how do you overcome it? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>os/the-best-seafood-for-diabetes.aspx#01 </link> <BR> <BR> P.S. I never have like sardines or shrimp, and don't much shellfish of any sort. Fresh fish is so expensive here, ... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 12:16:14 EST Article: The Emotional Effects of Diabetes This is an interesting article with some great points to consider. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>betes-live-better-guide/sanjay-gupta-e<BR>motional-effects/ </link> Sat, 5 Sep 2015 12:06:19 EST feeling sick out of the blue The other day while a family member was cooking dinner for the family, the smell set off a feeling of not being sure if I was going to be sick or not. It was very strange for me, being as two hours prier I ate a strawberry frozen yogurt and had felt good all day long. Being me, I first tried to ignore the feeling as just being really hungry for dinner. I'm glad my brain wouldn't let me ignore this feeling and kept shooting at me to check my blood sugar. To my surprise I was at 84, compare... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 16:45:59 EST What is Cholesterol? Do you know what cholesterol is and what it's function is in the body? <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> P.S. There is more tthan just eating (or not eating) eggs that can affect our cholesterol levels. Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:29:58 EST 10 Foods High in Potassium Caution: Some medications could cause a rise in potassium. Always check with your doctor when making any dietary changes..... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s-high-in-potassium/?pos=1&xid=nl_Ever<BR>ydayHealthManagingDiabetes_20150828 </link> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:23:49 EST Understanding Complications: A quiz I missed nbr 6, but I thought 10 out of 11 extremely good, especially considering I totally guessed nbr 8. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>.html?quizId=8326140&utm_source=Update<BR>-20150828&utm_medium=eNewsletter&utm_c<BR>ontent=Update-newsletter&utm_campaign=<BR>dLife-eNewsletter& </link> <BR> <BR> How did you do? Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:23:46 EST Tips to lower your A1C How often does your doctor test your A1C? Are you within range? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>betes-live-better-guide/lower-your-a1c<BR>/?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthManagingD<BR>iabetes_20150821 </link> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:50:32 EST Researchers Working on Daily Diabetes Pill This is so interesting. I wonder if they can develop it enough for human trials and how long that would take. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s/diabetes-research/researchers-workin<BR>g-on-daily-diabetes-pill </link> Sun, 16 Aug 2015 21:46:10 EST Dilled Pot Roast hmmmm. This sounds interesting. I don't often have roast because it is so expensive, but I may just have to try this the next time I cook one. Sounds delish. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>d-pot-roast/ </link> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 18:24:44 EST Do you have houseplants in your home? <link><BR>f-houseplants.html </link> <BR> <BR> I have had many different houseplants over the years, killed all of them. I have a "black" thumb, nothing green about it..... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:32:22 EST 9 Surprising "Secrets" of Sugar Most of you already know this but here's a refresher..... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es/avoiding-diabetes-scams.aspx?pos=1&<BR>xid=nl_EverydayHealthManagingDiabetes_<BR>20150813 </link> <BR> <BR> P.S. Unlike many so called experts, I don't agree with putting chemicals in my body, so I try to avoid all artificial sweeteners. I never did like baking anyway, so it's no hardship to not do it anymore, lol Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:24:39 EST Avoiding Diabetes Scams There are as many scams out there as there are people. Here's a few pointers to avoid some when it comes to miraculous cures for diabetes..... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es/avoiding-diabetes-scams.aspx?pos=1&<BR>xid=nl_EverydayHealthManagingDiabetes_<BR>20150813 </link> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:12:30 EST Escape Your Exercise Rut..... Are you in an exercise rut? Maybe it's time to shake things up..... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>out-rut.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHeal<BR>thDietandNutrition_20150807 </link> Sat, 8 Aug 2015 16:20:23 EST 9 Weight Mgmt tips from Everyday Health Diabetes S 9 Weight Management Tips from Everyday Health Diabetes Support Members: -- <BR> <BR> I think # 5 is very creative. I would never have thought of it myself. <BR> I may try # 4 adding Benefiber. <BR> <BR> Any tips or tricks you use to help keep your weight under control? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es-pictures/diabetes-weight-loss-tips.<BR>aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthManagi<BR>ngDiabetes_20150805#01 </link> Sat, 8 Aug 2015 16:01:25 EST 10 Ways for Staying Healthy with T2 Diabetes <link><BR>2/understanding/10-ways-to-stay-health<BR>y.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthMana<BR>gingDiabetes_20150801 </link> Fri, 7 Aug 2015 13:16:22 EST 7 Ways Women can Prevent a Stoke <link><BR>lideshows/7-ways-women-can-prevent-a-s<BR>troke?utm_source=Update-20150807&utm_m<BR>edium=eNewsletter&utm_content=Update-n<BR>ewsletter&utm_campaign=dLife-eNewsletter& </link> Fri, 7 Aug 2015 12:55:57 EST 6 Ways Men Can Prevent a Stroke.... But good advice for everyone, especially diabetics. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lideshows/6-ways-men-can-prevent-a-str<BR>oke?utm_source=Update-20150807&utm_med<BR>ium=eNewsletter&utm_content=Update-new<BR>sletter&utm_campaign=dLife-eNewsletter& </link> Fri, 7 Aug 2015 12:42:50 EST Eating Out With Type 2 Diabetes? Yes, You Can ! ! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>2/managing/diabetes-eating-out-guide.a<BR>spx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthManagin<BR>gDiabetes_20150803 </link> Wed, 5 Aug 2015 14:26:12 EST Eating Better, Planning Ahead With a little pre-planning, you can make meal times easier and healthier for you and your family. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ess/what_do_i_eat/meal_planning/robert<BR>_lewis/planning_ahead?utm_source=Foods<BR>tuff-20150804&utm_medium=eNewsletter&u<BR>tm_content=Foodstuff-newsletter&utm_te<BR>rm=Focused&utm_campaign=dLife-eNewsletter& </link> Wed, 5 Aug 2015 14:08:18 EST Summertime Heat Smarts <link><BR>summertime-heart-smarts.aspx?pos=1&xid<BR>=nl_EverydayHealthManagingDiabetes_20150804 </link> Wed, 5 Aug 2015 13:39:35 EST Weight Training? Do you include Weight Training in your fitness routine? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>2/managing/weight-lifting-get-strong.a<BR>spx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthManagin<BR>gDiabetes_20150731 </link> Wed, 5 Aug 2015 13:29:33 EST Meatless Meat "Balls" I went to the grocery store this morning and was thinking about getting a Spaghetti Squash but decided against it. Then I see this recipe in my in-box. I don't eat regular pasta so will have to wait until I get some sketti squash to make this recipe..... <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to trying it out...... Will you try it? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e-of-the-day/meat-less-balls/?pos=3&xi<BR>d=nl_EverydayHealthDietandNutrition_20150803 </link> Tue, 4 Aug 2015 14:10:33 EST 9 Amazing Reasons Why Women should Lift Weights. This article appears to be directed at women, but men should strength train as well.... <BR> <BR> There is more to being fit that just cardio. Do you lift weights? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ng-reasons-women-should-lift-weights.a<BR>spx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthDietand<BR>Nutrition_20150803 </link> Tue, 4 Aug 2015 14:03:20 EST 9 Good Reasons to Keep Your Bones Healthy. Gives one something to think about, doesn't it? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>pictures/9-good-reasons-to-keep-your-b<BR>ones-healthy.aspx?pos=2&xid=nl_Everyda<BR>yHealthDietandNutrition_20150803 </link> Tue, 4 Aug 2015 13:58:05 EST New to Team My name is Marge . I am 64 years old, married 45 years to the love of my life, have 4 kids and 7 grandkids and will soon retire. I want to stay healthy so I can enjoy my retirement and my family. <BR> I have T2 diabetes,high blood pressure and high cholesterol and want to begin a new healthy lifestyle. I am hoping to share advice, tips, recipes, support and friendship with this team. I look forward to meeting you and hope you stop by my Sparkpage. <BR> Let the ride begin on this new healthy ... Sat, 18 Jul 2015 17:10:57 EST 9 Best and Worst Milks for Your Heart. I try to never have anything soy, but I do like Almond and Coconut milks. I will be getting a Vita Mix next month (I hope) and will then be able to make my own at home.... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st-types-milk-your-heart/?pos=1&xid=nl<BR>_EverydayHealthDietandNutrition_20150717 </link> Sat, 18 Jul 2015 00:43:59 EST Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Pancreas I didn't doo very well on this. They asked some questions I had never heard discussed before.... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>eas?ecd=soc_fb_07172015_howwelldoyoukn<BR>owyourpancreas </link> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 20:52:42 EST Quiz; Medication Hit or Miss? Do you take your medication exactly as prescribed? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>.html?quizId=17558080&utm_source=Updat<BR>e-20150710&utm_medium=eNewsletter&utm_<BR>content=Update-newsletter&utm_campaign<BR>=dLife-eNewsletter& </link> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 10:33:32 EST 7 Ways to Travel Safely when you have Diabetes One thing I was told at an airport security checkpoint, is that you need to have enough insulin to cover all the syringes (sharps) you are carrying (this was in my carryon as I did not have checked luggage on that trip....) I don't know if this would be the same for checked baggage so be sure to check it out before you leave for the airport..... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>two-and-you/ways-to-travel-safely-when<BR>-you-have-type-2-diabetes/?pos=1&xid=n<BR>l_Eve... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 10:17:36 EST You can still indulge when you have Diabetes The occasional indulgence, when worked into your management and care, can be ok. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>r-and-alcohol.aspx?pos=2&xid=nl_Everyd<BR>ayHealthManagingDiabetes_20150709 </link> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 10:11:50 EST 10 Easy Ways to Fit in Exercise Do you have problems sticking to an exercise routine? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>g/being-active.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_Every<BR>dayHealthDietandNutrition_20150710 </link> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 10:04:12 EST Hawaiian Chicken Spread. If you made this spread, how would you use it.... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>pes/reciperesults.html?recipeId=2783&u<BR>tm_source=Foodstuff-20150707&utm_mediu<BR>m=eNewsletter&utm_content=Foodstuff-ne<BR>wsletter&utm_term=Focused&utm_campaign<BR>=dLife-eNewsletter& </link> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:15:03 EST A week of Delicious Diabetic Meals Do you plan your menu in advance or as you go? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ess/what_do_i_eat/meal_planning/eating<BR>_healthy_all_week?utm_source=Foodstuff<BR>-20150707&utm_medium=eNewsletter&utm_c<BR>ontent=Foodstuff-newsletter&utm_term=F<BR>ocused&utm_campaign=dLife-eNewsletter& </link> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:07:33 EST Article: Four Key times to See a Diabetes Educator <link><BR>etes-educator?utm_source=diaTribe&utm_<BR>campaign=aaad67337d-diaTribe_Issue_88&<BR>utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_75cdadd67f<BR>-aaad67337d-411807309 </link> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:00:37 EST Natural Foods That Control Diabetes Do you do any of these? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>icles/diet-and-nutrition/natural-foods<BR>-that-control-diabetes </link> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:48:36 EST Complimentary Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes Have you ever tried acupuncture or massage or any of these other alternative therapies? I used to get Theraputic Massage, but that wasn't for diabetes, it was in conjunction with physical therapy to help with pain after a car accident. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es/complementary-therapies-for-type-2-<BR>diabetes.aspx?pos=2&xid=nl_EverydayHea<BR>lthManagingDiabetes_20150711 </link> Sun, 12 Jul 2015 16:07:06 EST Article: Summer Heat and T2 Diabetes <link><BR>es/summer-heat-and-type-2-diabetes.asp<BR>x?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthManagingD<BR>iabetes_20150629 </link> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 15:45:55 EST Quiz: How much do you know about Hydration? <link><BR>iz-know-about-hydration?ecd=soc_fb_071<BR>12015_thetruthabouthydration </link> <BR> <BR> I got 12 right, but I am not so sure about number 13, They say the first sign of dehydration is thirst, but I have heard that if one is thirsty, one is already dehydrated...... So which is true? I really don't know..... Sat, 11 Jul 2015 14:33:18 EST How to make blood sugar testing less painful.... Do you have trouble and pain when testing your blood sugars? One of these could help.... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>estyle/managing-diabetes/meters/how-to<BR>-make-blood-sugar-testing-less-painful </link> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 09:16:02 EST Are you a smart snacker? <link><BR>agement-guide/smart-snacker/ </link> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 19:13:59 EST Article: Saving money on T2 Diabetes Care How do you maintain good Diabetes care and still save money? <BR> <BR> <link> betes/saving-money-on-type-2-diabetes- care.aspx?pos=2&xid=nl_EverydayHealthM anagingDiabetes_20150707 </link> <BR> <BR> edited to make the link live. Sorry about that.... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 15:06:35 EST Butternut squash Mac and Cheese This sounds tasty. Will you try it? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e-of-the-day/butternut-squash-mac-and-<BR>cheese/?pos=3&xid=nl_EverydayHealthDie<BR>tandNutrition_20150707 </link> Wed, 8 Jul 2015 11:42:38 EST Deep Vein Thrombosis I have poor circulation in my lower limbs. This article could help me avoid problems of DVT. How about you? Have you ever considered the possibility? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>foods-to-fight-dvt.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_E<BR>verydayHealthDietandNutrition_20150707 </link> Wed, 8 Jul 2015 11:33:26 EST Great article on diabetic diets. What do you think? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ess/what_do_i_eat/wil_dubois/diabetic_<BR>diet?utm_source=Foodstuff-20150707&utm<BR>_medium=eNewsletter&utm_content=Foodst<BR>uff-newsletter&utm_term=Focused&utm_ca<BR>mpaign=dLife-eNewsletter& </link> Wed, 8 Jul 2015 11:28:52 EST HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY ! ! ! HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY. I hope everyone has a safe and healthy day.... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 18:33:36 EST Happy Canada Day ok, I was trying to post something "Canadian" because today, July 1, is CANADA DAY.... <BR> <BR> But the link is not working..... (sigh) Wed, 1 Jul 2015 14:10:21 EST Controlling your Blood Sugar in Hot Sticky Weather I did not know this about hot weather. Did you? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>estyle/lifestyle/controlling-your-bloo<BR>d-sugar-in-hot-sticky-weather </link> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:22:40 EST Article: How to avoid Blood Sugar Spikes at Night I thought this was quite an interesting article. What do you think.... <BR> <link><BR>estyle/lifestyle/avoiding-blood-sugar-<BR>spikes-during-the-night </link> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:18:48 EST Highs and Lows Quiz Take this quiz and see how much you know about diabetes <BR> <link><BR>.html?quizId=10593220&utm_source=Updat<BR>e-20150626&utm_medium=eNewsletter&utm_<BR>content=Update-newsletter&utm_campaign<BR>=dLife-eNewsletter& </link> <BR> <BR> Did you get them all correct? Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:34:57 EST Some assistance please My son came to me today and he has a co-worker who has a 4 year old son just recently diagnosed with Diabetes and he has to take insulin 3 times per day. His son was just at a friends birthday party and of course there were lots of treats there. He was asked if he would like some cake and he said that he used to be able to eat that but he cannot now and he ran to a corner and cried for the next half hour. <BR> <BR> His favourite treat was chocolate chip cookies - does anyone have a good diab... Sun, 21 Jun 2015 21:00:52 EST Shoe Shopping for Diabetics I have had trouble finding shoes that fit long before I became diabetic. Nothing had changed.... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-shopping-with-diabetes.aspx?pos=1&xid<BR>=nl_EverydayHealthManagingDiabetes_20150616 </link> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:50:50 EST Make a Type 2 Diabetes plan that works for you. Have you worked out a plan for managing your Type 2 Diabetes? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>iabetes-make-a-plan-that-works-for-you<BR>/?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthManagingD<BR>iabetes_20150615 </link> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:22:38 EST What To Do When your Blood Sugar Spikes. How do you manage high blood sugar levels? <BR> <link><BR>estyle/managing-diabetes/what-to-do-wh<BR>en-your-blood-sugar-spikes </link> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 12:01:46 EST Rising cost of Insulin and what it means to you... Do you take insulin, and are you impacted by the rising costs? Tell us what you think of this.... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>nsulin-and-what-it-means-patients?utm_<BR>source=diaTribe&utm_campaign=09dae2aa9<BR>e-diaTribe_Issue_86&utm_medium=email&u<BR>tm_term=0_75cdadd67f-09dae2aa9e-411807309 </link> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 08:41:30 EST How Bone Loss can Progress to Osteoporosis Have you ever been tested for Bone Density? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>progression-of-osteoporosis.aspx?pos=2<BR>&xid=nl_EverydayHealthDietandNutrition<BR>_20150616 </link> <BR> <BR> Do you make dietary allowances for Osteoporosis? <BR> -- get at least 15 minutes of sunlight most days? <BR> -- include foods rich in Calcium in your diet? <BR> <BR> How do you stay active? Wed, 17 Jun 2015 07:48:22 EST Perform CPR even if you have never trained to do s Perform CPR even if you have never trained to do so....... <BR> <BR> Do you know how to perform CPR? Do you think you could save someone's life just by humming a specific tune? Would you? Read more...... and tell us what you think.... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>0606/hands-only-cpr-keeps-people-stayi<BR>n-alive.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHeal<BR>thDietandNutrition_20150616 </link> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 07:36:18 EST Charred Foods May Pose Diabetes Risks What do you think? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>red-foods-may-pose-diabetes-risks.aspx<BR>?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthManagingDi<BR>abetes_20150612 </link> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:24:16 EST Which D treatments do you delay due to pain.....? Here is a poll about delaying treatments for diabetes due to the bother of pain / needles. <BR> <BR> Do you have problems with any of these areas? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ults.html?ja_id=10257474&utm_source=Up<BR>date-20150612&utm_medium=eNewsletter&u<BR>tm_content=Update-newsletter&utm_campa<BR>ign=dLife-eNewsletter& </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have to admit, I hate the finger pokes (they can be quite painful), but surprisingly, I don't have a problem with... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:17:13 EST Symptoms Treatment & Prevention Tips for Diabetic Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention Tips for Diabetic Neuropathy <BR> <BR> <link><BR>10347588&utm_source=Update-20150612&ut<BR>m_medium=eNewsletter&utm_content=Updat<BR>e-newsletter&utm_campaign=dLife-eNewsletter& </link> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:10:02 EST Cucumber and Tomato Salad <link><BR>pes/reciperesults.html?recipeId=2229&u<BR>tm_source=Update-20150612&utm_medium=e<BR>Newsletter&utm_content=Update-newslett<BR>er&utm_campaign=dLife-eNewsletter& </link> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:00:35 EST 15 Ways to Burn 150 Calories <BR> <link><BR>s/tips/<BR>px#02 </link> Sun, 14 Jun 2015 01:49:32 EST Chicken Parmesan Sub This sounds interesting: -- <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/chicken-parmesan-sub.aspx?pos=3&xid=n<BR>l_EverydayHealthManagingDiabetes_20150613 </link> Sun, 14 Jun 2015 01:47:51 EST Tired of the same old cardio? <BR> <link><BR>cardio-exercise-routine.aspx?pos=1&xid<BR>=nl_EverydayHealthDietandNutrition_20150613 </link> Sun, 14 Jun 2015 01:43:55 EST Article on Sugar Substitutes My personal opinion is that using sugar substitutes is just putting chemicals (aka poison) in our bodies and is better left on the grocery store shelves. <BR> <BR> Honey is a natural alternative but should also be used judiciously..... Even better, I avoid (most) foods that needs to be sweetened if I can do so..... <BR> <BR> So what do you think of sugar substitutes and how do you cope? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>free-substitutes.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_Eve<BR>ry... Tue, 9 Jun 2015 20:48:02 EST Manage those carbs..... <link><BR>es/type-1-diabetes-diet.aspx?pos=2&xid<BR>=nl_EverydayHealthManagingDiabetes_20150528 </link> Mon, 8 Jun 2015 15:49:33 EST Article: Neuropathy This guy writes some great articles for Diabetics. Here is another one: ---- <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/neuropathy/wil_dubois/nerve_damage_ca<BR>used_by_diabetes?utm_source=Update-201<BR>50605&utm_medium=eNewsletter&utm_conte<BR>nt=Update-newsletter&utm_campaign=dLife-eNewsletter& </link> <BR> <BR> edited to make the link "live" Sorry about that..... Fri, 5 Jun 2015 17:03:34 EST Article: Protect Your Feet and Legs <link><BR>ge-to-the-feet-and-legs.aspx?pos=2&xid<BR>=nl_EverydayHealthManagingDiabetes_20150426 </link> Sat, 16 May 2015 11:51:37 EST Adjusting Your Insulin Dose <link><BR>lideshows/adjusting-your-insulin-dose?<BR>utm_source=Update-20150515&utm_medium=<BR>eNewsletter&utm_content=Update-newslet<BR>ter&utm_campaign=dLife-eNewsletter& </link> Sat, 16 May 2015 11:19:24 EST Article: The Diabetic Handyman An excellent article on blood glucose meters and their accuracy. How accurate do you think your meter is? How does it compare to lab results? Do you get enough strips through your plan to cover multiple testing? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>anagement/testing/wil_dubois/diabetes_<BR>blood_sugar_testing?utm_source=Update-<BR>20150515&utm_medium=eNewsletter&utm_co<BR>ntent=Update-newsletter&utm_campaign=d<BR>Life-eNewsletter& </link> Sat, 16 May 2015 11:09:30 EST Integrative Treatments Tor The Elderly <link><BR>i-agarwal-your-holistic-health-guide/i<BR>ntegrative-treatments-for-the-elderly-<BR>living-the-golden-years-like-a-golden-<BR>girl/?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthDieta<BR>ndNutrition_20150429 </link> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:10:17 EST Fat Fighting Soups <link><BR>lideshows/fat-fighting-soups?utm_sourc<BR>e=Foodstuff-20150428&utm_medium=eNewsl<BR>etter&utm_content=Foodstuff-newsletter<BR>&utm_term=Focused&utm_campaign=dLife-eNewsletter& </link> <BR> <BR> Do they actually work to fight fat? I don't know, but I do like soups and some of these sound delish !. <BR> <BR> I just wish I had seen the recipes in the winter when cold dark nights cry out for the comfort and warmth of home made soups..... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:33:25 EST Diabetes: Protect your feet and legs.<BR>age-to-the-feet-and-legs.aspx?pos=2&xi<BR>d=nl_EverydayHealthManagingDiabetes_20150426 <BR> <BR> I don't have much problem with numbness, but I have bad edema. It is a never ending struggle to try to control it.... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:30:53 EST Exercising with Neuropathy..... <link><BR>day-fitness/how-can-i-stay-active-with<BR>-neuropathy/?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHeal<BR>thManagingDiabetes_20150419 </link> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 21:31:32 EST Gadgets & Gizmos Newest and latest gadgets for diabetes control. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lideshows/gadgets-amp-gizmos?utm_sourc<BR>e=Update-20150417&utm_medium=eNewslett<BR>er&utm_content=Update-newsletter&utm_c<BR>ampaign=dLife-eNewsletter& </link> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 06:55:20 EST 7 Tips 4Dealing w/Diabete s-Related Fluid Retentio <link><BR>icles/managing-diabetes/seven-tips-on-<BR>dealing-with-fluid-retention-and-diabetes </link> Mon, 6 Apr 2015 00:49:18 EST Happy Easter Happy Easter to everyone who celebrates this day. May your day be filled with peace, love and joy.... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 00:49:35 EST Low Blood Sugar: What to do..... While not as common when using oral meds, taking insulin can definitely cause occasional HYPOglycemia. <BR> <BR> Have you ever experienced hypoglycemia? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/diabetes-management/hypoglycemia-prev<BR><BR>px?pos=2&xid=nl_everydayhealthdietandn<BR>utrition_20150403 </link> Fri, 3 Apr 2015 23:09:28 EST Wishing all the best to everyone today Today is Good Friday in the Christian world. <BR> <BR> Whatever your special significance may be for today, I wish you all the best. Would you care to share???? <BR> <BR> Fri, 3 Apr 2015 07:24:56 EST 6 Secrets to Healthier "French Fries" <link><BR>healthier-french-fries/?pos=1&xid=nl_E<BR>verydayHealthDietandNutrition_20150401 </link> Thu, 2 Apr 2015 11:34:22 EST Can People with diabetes eat sweets? <link><BR>es/enjoy-sweets-with-diabetes.aspx?pos<BR>=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthManagingDiabet<BR>es_20150331 </link> <BR> <BR> Personally, I am trying to avoid artificial sweeteners. I think they are harmful to the human body, although most of the so called experts say they are not...... <BR> <BR> So I would rather have a small piece of fruit and get all the nutrients that gives me, than have some artificially sweetened "treat" that has no other redeemi... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:57:39 EST Herbal Supliments and Type 2 Diabetes. <link><BR>ealth/botanicals-and-herbs-for-type-2-<BR>diabetes.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHea<BR>lthManagingDiabetes_20150328 </link> <BR> <BR> Do you take herbal supplements? Would you consider taking them? If so, please see your doctor first for clearance, especially if you are taking prescription meds.... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:23:35 EST Insulin pen storage In the past I used the bottle and needle. I stored the bottle in the fridge at all times. Now I have switched to a Levemir FlexTouch pen. I know that it can be kept at room temperature for 42 days as long as the temperature in the room is below 86 degrees. I do have a/c however it sometimes gets very hot in my home. Do you take the pen in and out of the fridge during those hotter days? Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:38:36 EST DKA - Diabetic Keto Acidosis Have you ever been in DKA? I have and believe me, it is no picnic......... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=dbsawar<BR>e&utm_campaign=what-is-dka&utm_term=20150328 </link> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:28:06 EST Get the most accurate results from your meter. <link><BR>estyle/managing-diabetes/learn-to-get-<BR>the-most-accurate-results-from-your-bl<BR>ood-glucose-meter </link> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:22:44 EST Hi I am diabetic type 2 I am 63 years old woman from NYC. I take 300 units of insulin daily dose to keep my blood sugar under tight control. I am good in that. My fasting is about normal when I do have insulin to inject, and run over 600mg/dl ( Meter do not show how high after hi!) when there is no insulin in my ref. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:52:03 EST WOUND CARE Take this quiz and see how much you know about treating wounds, from little minor cuts, to huge burns, and anything in between.... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>.html?quizId=13297450&utm_source=Updat<BR>e-20150320&utm_medium=eNewsletter&utm_<BR>content=Update-newsletter&utm_campaign<BR>=dLife-eNewsletter& </link> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 01:36:26 EST Important Info that EVERY Diabetic Should Know Very important information that EVERY diabetic should know about. Some scary stuff but with just a little work and vigilance, we can avoid these complications. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ge-to-the-feet-and-legs.aspx?pos=1&xid<BR>=nl_EverydayHealthManagingDiabetes_20150320 </link> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 01:10:10 EST Insulin for T2 Diabetes: When, Why, and How Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes: When, Why, and How <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es/treatment/insulin/ </link> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 19:18:18 EST Diabetes Groups Call for Greater Scrutiny of Insul Diabetes Groups Call for Greater Scrutiny of Insulin Pumps <BR> <BR> <link><BR>rmation-10/diabetes-management-news-18<BR>0/diabetes-groups-call-for-greater-scr<BR>utiny-of-insulin-pumps-697407.html?utm<BR>_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&ut<BR>m_campaign=20150319&utm_term=697407&utm_content=Consumer </link> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:17:35 EST Do you speak Diabetes? At the end of this article, it asks: "What's the one thing you wish people knew about diabetes?" <BR> What would you tell people about Diabetes? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>2/understanding/glossary.aspx?pos=1&xi<BR>d=nl_EverydayHealthManagingDiabetes_20150313 </link> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 11:59:05 EST Looking for another Co-leader _MOBII_ has had personal and family responsibilities so she is stepping down as co-leader..... <BR> <BR> Is anyone else interested in the position? Please email me.... <BR> <BR> Thanks.... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 17:38:08 EST Cooking Oils..... Do you use oils in your cooking? What kinds? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es/oils.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHeal<BR>thDietandNutrition_20150305 </link> <BR> <BR> I try not to use anything from a GMO source, (but as most do not have required labeling,.....) and I hate the taste of olives including olive oils..... So I use mostly grape seed oil when I need an oil..... <BR> <BR> Other times, I will spray coat the pan, then after getting the sear, I use water ... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 07:56:53 EST Clearing up carb confusion..... For those who don't already know..... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>toring-carbohydrates.aspx?pos=2&xid=nl<BR>_EverydayHealthDietandNutrition_20150304 </link> Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:55:04 EST 15 Questions for Your Doctor About Type 2 Diabetes <BR> <link><BR>iabetes-questions-for-your-doctor/?pos<BR>=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthManagingDiabet<BR>es_20150227 </link> Wed, 4 Mar 2015 13:45:54 EST Newer form of insulin..... Newer forms of insulin make it easier for Diabetes Management.... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>two-and-you/newer-forms-insulin-easier<BR>-diabetes-management/?pos=4&xid=nl_Eve<BR>rydayHealthManagingDiabetes_20150228 </link> Mon, 2 Mar 2015 03:29:02 EST Diabetes World Summit 2015 I saw this on the Diabetes main board. Not sure if anyone else is interested, but I signed up (it's free) <BR> <BR> It looks like there will be some interesting speakers and presentations..... I thought I was for this week, but upon further reflection, it is for next month..... Where did I loose a whole month? lol <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 21:47:03 EST How to eat Healthy on Vacation Being disabled and on a limited fixed income, I don't "take" vacations..... But I think the tips and hints here are good for everyone, even those who stay at home..... <BR> <BR> Do you have any tips and coping strategies for when you are on vacation? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l/healthy-snacks-on-vacation.aspx?pos=<BR>1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthDietandNutritio<BR>n_20150213 </link> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 07:36:11 EST Quick hello Hi everyone! Just call me CJ. I'm looking for an active team, posting wise. Just diagnosed with T2 and I've kept my blood sugars low enough these past two weeks that the doctor and I agreed to try diet and exercise alone to bring things under control. <BR> My latest proud innovation is to use my mason jars to pre-portion things into 15 carb 'chunks', so I just pick a fruit or veg, protein and carby jar for each meal. Gonna make packing lunches soooo easy! <BR> I haven't been to see the d... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:28:34 EST Mealtime Tips To Help Your Blood Sugar. How closely do you monitor your mealtime blood sugar levels? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/diabetes-treatment-and-management/blo<BR>od-sugar-at-meals.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_ev<BR>erydayhealthmanagingdiabetes_20150215 </link> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:05:24 EST Technology can help diabetics manage their care... I found this to be a very interesting article.... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>pulse/diabetes-technology-takes-center<BR>-stage-consumer-electronic-show/?pos=4<BR>&xid=nl_EverydayHealthManagingDiabetes_20150212 </link> <BR> <BR> Would you consider any of these devices? <BR> <BR> I would love a continuous glucose monitor but am allergic to tape so that is out for me -- for now at least.... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 18:56:00 EST Extend the life of fresh fruits and veggies....... Some of these I had heard of, but others I had not..... Do you have any tips to share? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ets-ways-to-keep-food-from-going-bad/#01 </link> <BR> <BR> I never buy potatoes anymore because I don't use them up fast enough. My sister has a large family so I get a few from her big bag occasionally.... But I had never heard of putting an apple in the bag to help them keep longer.... <BR> <BR> Last summer I threw out a lot of strawberries... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 18:45:29 EST Insulin for Type 2 diabetics...... Adding insulin may be what your diabetes management needs..... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>2/treating/insulin-for-diabetes.aspx?p<BR>os=2&xid=nl_EverydayHealthManagingDiab<BR>etes_20150212 </link> <BR> <BR> This article talks about insulin as a temporary measure, but many Type 2 diabetics take insulin as part of their long term program..... (me included) <BR> <BR> If you need insulin to get your sugars under control, don't hesitate to talk to your doctor. ... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 18:21:40 EST diabetes friendly snacks Some ideas for diabetes friendly snacks. What is your favorite snack? <link><BR>s_article_page/dfriendly_snacks </link> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 10:30:58 EST Take your medications on that trip..... Are you planning on going on a trip and must take your medications with you? Here are some things to consider...... <BR> <link><BR>l/traveling-with-medications.aspx?pos=<BR>1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthManagingDiabete<BR>s_20150204 </link> Wed, 4 Feb 2015 18:57:34 EST Morning Highs? Have you ever set your alarm to wake you up between 2 and 3 am just to check your blood sugar level? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lideshows/handling-morning-highs?utm_s<BR>ource=Update-20150130&utm_medium=eNews<BR>letter&utm_content=Update-newsletter&u<BR>tm_campaign=dLife-eNewsletter& </link> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:23:55 EST A Letter to the Newly Diagnosed A Letter to the Newly Diagnosed <BR> What you need to know when first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes <BR> By Wil Dubois <BR> Welcome to the family! What? I'm the first to say that to you? Well, now that you've been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you're part of a HUGE family, and more people than you can imagine are facing the exact same challenges you are. In fact, more than 5,000 Americans were diagnosed with diabetes on the very same day you were. And the same thing is happening today. And... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:33:39 EST Sorry I have not been around much lately. I have been having some more problems - this time both medical and computer, so have not been able to get on site much lately. I do hope I can get my BIL to take my computer in to be checked sometime in the next month. Winter is a really bad (as in busy) time for him so I am not sure when he will be able to do it..... <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing? I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season, and wish all the best for everyone for 2015. Mon, 5 Jan 2015 22:28:30 EST Can a Pancreas Transplant Cure Diabetes? For Type 1's <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es/pancreas-treatment.aspx?pos=1&xid=n<BR>l_EverydayHealthManagingDiabetes_20141009 </link> <BR> <BR> Interesting article.... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 21:58:07 EST Can exercise prevent Type 2 Diabetes? <BR> <link><BR>rmation-10/misc-diabetes-news-181/can-<BR>exercise-prevent-type-2-diabetes-your-<BR>genes-may-be-key-692155.html?utm_sourc<BR>e=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_camp<BR>aign=20141002&utm_term=692155&utm_content=Consumer </link> Wed, 8 Oct 2014 13:57:55 EST Howdy Hi! My name is Erin, and I actually am a wife to a diabetic. My whole family is trying to make some changes right now. We are trying to move more and eat a healthier diet that will help my husband keep his blood sugars under control. We live in Parkersburg, WV. I am a 3rd grade teacher and my husband is a stay at home dad. We have two daughters. One is 12, and the other is 5. Sat, 4 Oct 2014 16:07:44 EST New Meds After 6 years living with no meds or metformin only I have now gotten out of control and have to go on meds again. I cannot tolerate metofrmin anymore, terrible stomach issues. I am looking for suggestions and experiences with the other drugs out there. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 18:36:00 EST 6 Years controlled...No longer Hi, I was dx'ed in 2008 with Type II diabetes. I have kep good control until this year. I have started to eat more, almost like a food addict. Well not almost, how about a full blown food addiction. I lost my mother in a car accident alomost 9 weeks ago and it has been worse, gaining almost 10lbs since her death. Need support. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 18:32:49 EST Why is everyone getting diabetes and prediabetes? Some very interesting ideas presented as to the cause of diabetes and prediabetes. <BR> <BR> What do you think? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es-causes/colberg/causes_of_diabetes?p<BR>age=1 </link> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:34:59 EST Don't let Diabetes Steal your Eyesight. A checklist for good eyesight and when you should see your eye doctor. <BR> <link><BR>/the-eye-exam.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> How often do you visit your eye doctor? Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:02:56 EST Are you in the Know about the A1 C Test? Interesting quiz. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>.html?quizId=8363900&utm_source=Update<BR>-20140912&utm_medium=eNewsletter&utm_c<BR>ontent=Update-newsletter&utm_campaign=<BR>dLife-eNewsletter& </link> <BR> <BR> I got them all right, although I was just guessing on 2 of them. How did you do? Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:41:41 EST Low Fat or Low Carb for Heart Health? As a diabetic, I am also concerned about my heart health. <BR> <BR> Here is some food for thought. <BR> <link><BR>-bunch-rhythm-of-life/low-fat-low-carb<BR>ohydrate-whats-best-for-your-heart/?po<BR>s=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthDietandNutrit<BR>ion_20140914 </link> <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts on this? Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:26:28 EST Controlling Type 2 Diabetes with Mindful Eating Great article and advice on Mindful Eating, <BR> <link><BR>es/controlling-diabetes-with-mindful-e<BR>ating.aspx?pos=2&xid=nl_EverydayHealth<BR>ManagingDiabetes_20140914 </link> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:02:48 EST Simple Secrets to Living Longer From Every Day Health <BR> <link><BR>simple-secrets-to-living-longer-4309.a<BR>spx?pos=2&xid=nl_EverydayHealthDietand<BR>Nutrition_20140911 </link> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:27:28 EST Glycemic Index and or Glycemic Load from the Everyday Health website <BR> <link><BR>/cs-type-2-diabetes-glycemic-load.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> Do you consider the Glycemic Load or Glycmic Index when planning your meals? <BR> <BR> I must admit I have not heard much about Glycemic Load. I will have to do some research on this. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:51:05 EST Type 2 Diabetes and Complications From the Every Day Health website. <BR> <link><BR>/cs-type-2-diabetes-complications.aspx<BR>?pos=1&xid=nl_everydayhealthmanagingdi<BR>abetes_20140910 </link> <BR> <BR> Any thoughts on this? Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:39:23 EST Keep Your Bladder Healthy I received this in an email today. <BR> <BR> "People with diabetes are especially vulnerable to bladder problems. But you can make healthy lifestyle changes to ensure bladder health. <BR> Find out how." <BR> <BR> <link><BR>h-pictures/keep-your-bladder-healthy.a<BR>spx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthManagin<BR>gDiabetes_20140906 </link> Sat, 6 Sep 2014 23:02:37 EST Team goodies sent for August, 2014 Congratulations to MRSRIGS1 for logging 1224 minutes in August. <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> Everyone who visited the team in August also got a goodie, except for 4 members who do not appear to have Spark Pages. <BR> <BR> Thank you all for your interest in and participation on the team.... <BR> <BR> Stay tuned for the next challenge....... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:57:22 EST Today is last day for fitness Summer Challenge min Today is the last day to record your minutes for the fitness Summer Challenge. <BR> <BR> I want to thank those people who participated. and I will be sending out goodies this evening. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is having a great day, and a wonderful long weekend (Labour Day in Canada, Labor Day in the US) <BR> <BR> Stay safe..... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:12:53 EST Kitchen tips and shortcuts. Again, not a "diabetic" article, but it does have some good tips ..... Like using a peeler to shave onions for very fine strips. I love that one..... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>id=11828&memberid=871665#.U_4rTjKwL6s </link> <BR> <BR> Lots of neat ideas here. I love the green onion frozen in a soda bottle. I never seem to use up a whole bunch in time and end up throwing so much away.... <BR> <BR> I also love the idea of scooping out an apple and filling with... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:06:32 EST How Stress affects Type 2 Diabetes. <link><BR>/type-2-diabetes-lifestyle/stress-mana<BR>gement-helps-type-2-diabetes.aspx?pos=<BR>2&xid=nl_everydayhealthmanagingdiabetes_20140820 </link> <BR> <BR> How do you cope with stress? Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:27:26 EST 8 Low Carb Veggies for Diabetic Diets <link><BR>ures/8-low-carb-veggies-for-diabetic-d<BR>iets.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthD<BR>ietandNutrition_20140820 </link> <BR> <BR> I don't like broccoli unless it is in a soup, I don't like spinach and I refuse to eat asparagus, but I like the other 5 and try to eat often (Brussels Sprouts has always been a special addition to any holiday feast! I've never cooked fresh, always frozen....) <BR> <BR> How about you? Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:17:15 EST New Insulin delivery system coming soon? This new delivery system sounds interesting. I wonder how long until it is ready for market? <BR> <link><BR>id=10940#.U_PUFvldW2E </link> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:51:18 EST Other uses for tin foil this has absolutely nothing to do with diabetes, but I thought some of these tips were interesting and maybe some of you may find so as well....... <BR> <BR> Check it out.... <BR> <link><BR>id=11712&memberid=871665#.U_OO4PldW2E </link> <BR> Anything new there? Or ones you already use? <BR> <BR> I use tin foil in my drip pans on the stove. Makes it so much easier to clean.. <BR> <BR> I use tin foil in the oven, just have to make sure it toes not tou... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:59:16 EST 6 Emergency Complications of Type 2 Diabetes <BR> <link><BR>es/type-2-diabetes-complications.aspx </link> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 20:18:28 EST Somogyi effect VS. Dawn Phenomenon Here is an interesting article on the Dawn Phenomena vs Somogyi Effect, although both seem the same, there is a slight difference. <BR> <BR> The liver is involved in both scenarios. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>anagement/garnero_0106 </link> <BR> <BR> Comments, anyone? Mon, 11 Aug 2014 23:35:24 EST Calorie Counting and Low BGL Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> This may be a repeat of an earlier topic, but I couldn't find anything on it. My question is, when treating your lows, do you include those calories in your daily limit? <BR> While trying to get my high bgls under control, I am now going low at least once a day. Until I can get a finer control on this, should I be counting the glucose tabs and treatment snacks in my calorie count? Help! Wed, 6 Aug 2014 16:30:58 EST 9 hidden risks of High Blood Sugar Spark People article <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s_articles.asp?id=831 </link> <BR> <BR> Have you read it? what do you think? Post your comments.... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 07:48:56 EST Brown fat vs White fat From WebMD <BR> <link><BR>/healthy-brown-fat-may-cut-odds-for-ob<BR>esity-diabetes </link> Fri, 1 Aug 2014 08:26:24 EST Still here I think Sorry for my absence, this last month has been insane! <BR> My cousin came into town and I had not seen her for more than ten gosh, we are a loud family, lol! <BR> Couple of trips downtown to the Shedd Aquarium and have been sick ever since then. I thought I caught something, then I was sure it was allergies, and after a trip to the emergency room last night...nope, bronchitis and my asthma is back with a vengeance! I have to start using my inhalers again (Boo!) <BR> <BR> Did n... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:10:58 EST How to earn a team Goodie for August So for August, I am going to shake things up just a bit. Instead of getting a goodie just for visiting the team in August, only those members who actually POST ON THE TEAM WALL will get goodies. <BR> <BR> Keep it short, Keep it fun. And we hope to see you there. <BR> How many members can we get to join in???? <BR> <BR> <BR> There is still one month left in the Summer 2014 Challenge. Besides a Team Participation Goodie as outlined above, you could also earn a Challenge Participation Go... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:45:16 EST Summer 2014 Challenge -- August posting only Month THREE of our summer challenge (August) <BR> <BR> Here is a challenge to get you going, if you are not already, or keep you going if you are. <BR> <BR> DURATION OF CHALLENGE: June, July, August <BR> <BR> WHAT: Post your MINUTES of exercise here and the date you did them. Post Daily. <BR> <BR> Do NOT post comments on this thread. Post only Minutes of exercise. <BR> <BR> The people who post DAILY will get a goodie at the end of the challenge. <BR> <BR> There will be an addition... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:31:37 EST Team goodies sent for July, 2014 Congratulations to MRSRIGS1 for logging a whopping 1177 minutes in July. WAY TO GO <BR> <BR> Everyone who visited the team in July also got a goodie, except for 5 members who do not appear to have Spark Pages. <BR> <BR> Thank you all for your interest in and participation on the team.... <BR> <BR> Now, who is up for August? <BR> <BR> This will be the last month of this particular challenge. In order to win a Spark Goodie, all you have to do is post your fitness minutes for each day. ... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:27:04 EST Diabetic Kitchen -- Oatmeal Do you eat oatmeal (also called porridge) ? <BR> <BR> If so, how do you measure the oats, by weight or by cup? Do you cook them 1:1 ratio or 2:1? <BR> <BR> Believe it or not, this WILL make a difference to your food counts.....A stiff or thick oatmeal will have more of the actual oats in that half cup serving, while a thinner oatmeal will have more water as part of the serving..... <BR> <BR> How do you prepare it? Sun, 20 Jul 2014 05:07:23 EST Exercise intensity and fuel I have a 2 part question. <BR> The first is: How intensely do you exercise? <BR> <BR> The second part is if you exercise for an hour or longer or have a tough workout, what should you (meaning ME, lol) be using for fuel? <BR> <BR> The reason I ask is because I am gaining miles and time on my bicycle. Right now I am around 10 miles and an hour or so at a time. I have been trying to continuously pedal because I am pretty slow and my bike is heavy so it loses momentum fairly quickly. <B... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 10:45:47 EST Peripheral Neuropathy and Diabetes From WEBMD <BR> <link><BR>lications-10/all-about-dpn?ecd=wnl_dia<BR>_071714&ctr=wnl-dia-071714_nsl-ld-stry<BR>_2&mb=Qljlu%40iw1cl%40oGmXtW0zK%40HnVe<BR>v1imbCLjXnAH6l20M%3d </link> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:47:03 EST Team Wall Character Limit There has been a lot of concern and discussion over the length of some Team Wall posts. On some teams, members were using The Wall to introduce themselves, ask questions, carry on conversations, etc making the wall awkward to navigate to the bottom to get to the actual team forums.... <BR> <BR> As a result, SP will be launching a slight change tomorrow, now limiting wall posts to a maximum of 140 characters. There will be a countdown so members can see how many characters they have left fo... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:37:39 EST Spark Team Bonus Spins If you normally use the Spark Team Bonus Spins, you may have a little problem this week in accessing the "pendants" <BR> <BR> This is apparently due to a temporary sponsorship on the site and should be back to normal next week. <BR> <BR> In the meantime, you can still access the team bonus spins by going to your spark page and scroll down to section 3, then selecting the third box down "SparkAmerica Team Bonus Points" <BR> <BR> Just in case anyone is wondering...... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:22:57 EST A new way of testing for BS? From WEBMD <BR> <link><BR>/saliva-test-might-someday-replace-nee<BR>dle-prick-for-diabetics?ecd=wnl_day_07<BR>1414&ctr=wnl-day-071414_nsl-hdln_3&mb=<BR>Qljlu%40iw1cl%40oGmXtW0zK%40HnVev1imbCLjXnAH6l20M%3d </link> <BR> <BR> What do you think? Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:29:05 EST How often do you test? Fasting? <BR> Before Meals? Which Ones? <BR> After Meals? Which Ones? <BR> Before Bed? <BR> <BR> Or just once in awhile? <BR> <BR> Do you react to your readings, (have a snack if too low, take insulin if too high, etc) or just record and report to your doctor? Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:51:54 EST More July Special Days VATWELL and DBELLE39 Happy Belated Birthday to VATWELL July 7th Hope you had a great time and enjoyed your day <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday Donna (DBELLE39) July 10th Hope you have a special day tomorrow <BR> <BR> If I have missed anyone, please send me an email. Thanks so much.... <BR> Wed, 9 Jul 2014 22:35:43 EST Are your Blood Sugars Out of Control ? from WEBMD <BR> <link><BR>iabetes-11/slideshow-control-your-bloo<BR>d-sugars?ecd=wnl_dia_070814&ctr=wnl-di<BR>a-070814_promo_1&mb=Qljlu%40iw1cl%40oG<BR>mXtW0zK%40HnVev1imbCLjXnAH6l20M%3d </link> Tue, 8 Jul 2014 12:39:13 EST Happy Anniversary, Sparkversary and Birthdays Our team member SALLYANDGENE has 2 "versaries" to celebrate today, July 1. <BR> <BR> Anniversary and Sparkversary. <em>242</em> <BR> <BR> Also this week, team member VATWELL has a birthday on July 7th, <em>244</em> <BR> Team member DBELLE39 has a birthday on July 10th <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Sending you all best wishes for Happy Sparkversaries, Anniversaries and Birthdays. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 23:43:45 EST Summer 2014 Challenge -- July posting only. Month TWO of our summer challenge (July) <BR> <BR> Here is a challenge to get you going, if you are not already, or keep you going if you are. <BR> <BR> DURATION OF CHALLENGE: June, July, August <BR> <BR> WHAT: Post your MINUTES of exercise here and the date you did them. Post Daily. <BR> <BR> Do NOT post comments on this thread. Post only Minutes of exercise. <BR> <BR> The people who post DAILY will get a goodie at the end of the challenge. <BR> <BR> There will be an additional go... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 23:16:05 EST Happy CANADA DAY / INDEPENDENCE DAY <em>636</em> <BR> <BR> We are going on a picnic, small little park near sis's place. <BR> <BR> I am taking BBQ chicken (in the crock pot right now) and will also make some gluten free, low carb, oven fried chicken. <BR> <BR> Sis is taking some veggies and dip, hot dogs and burgers and small potato salad for the guys, and made the birthday cake this afternoon. <BR> <BR> Hope the weather will be nice and not rain..... <BR> <BR> What are your plans, my fellow Canadians? <BR> <BR> <em... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:10:24 EST Okra Water...I am certainly not chancing it! I've seen this around FaceBook for a couple of days now...drinking okra water will 'cure' diabetes, they even go as far as to say that it will replace insulin.... <BR> <BR> BAH! (-----that's my official opinion. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>.asp </link> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:10:20 EST What is your go-to breakfast? My usual breakfast for the last month or so has been 3/4 cup cottage cheese (1%), 1/2 cup blueberries, and 1/4 cup almonds is , and one packet of stevia...because I have never eaten cottage cheese without something sweet...thanks Grandpa! <BR> <BR> I have been so burned out on eggs (well, egg whites anyways!) and didn't want to overload on carbs with cereal, I was having a really rough time finding anything that I wanted to eat for breakfast. <BR> <BR> I usually don't buy fresh berries othe... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 08:48:20 EST Eating blah, feeling blah I spent a couple of days paying less attention to what I have been eating and I think I am paying for it. My bg has been ok, but I have been without energy for a few days now. <BR> <BR> I have gotten my eating back on track yesterday and today, but still haven't gotten the energy back. <BR> <BR> Just blah. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 23:38:50 EST Pancreas not working? There's an app for that! I know that all inventions start somewhere, some in the most unlikely of places! <BR> While reading the article, I understand how much this would help some T1's out. <BR> <BR> But since I am also quite snarky and sassy....I could not help the thoughts that crossed my mind. We have an app for everything now! I admit, there were some thoughts about iphone maps and phone finder, lol! <BR> is the link for the article in case you missed it. <BR> <BR> <link> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:04:17 EST Father's Day Well, Sunday is Father's Day. Do you have any special plans? Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:10:18 EST Irritated / Hurt This has been bugging me for a couple of weeks... <BR> My older sister is always telling me how terrible she feels, she has a LOT of different food sensitivities and has a pretty decent diet. <BR> She did, however, grow up eating the same way I did...carb-loaded and cheap. She is overweight and has always had problems with her knees since she was little, so she doesn't get a whole lot of exercise. <BR> <BR> She has sat and listened to me cry about being pre-d and offered all sorts of supp... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:45:40 EST Diet vs. Exercise Do you rely on one of these more than the other to help with your management? <BR> <BR> Some days, I feel like I am floundering to keep up with both. Whether it is because the child in my mind REALLY wants junk food, or the physical issues that I have with my joints make me not want to work on exercise....and then there are times that I am just tired, either from working or keeping up with life in general! <BR> <BR> I try to make sure that if I am lacking in the health aspect of my diet,... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:59:20 EST New Team Co-Leader Please join me in welcoming _MOBII_ as a new co-leader of this team. Check out her page and get to know her and support her in this task. <BR> <BR> <em>229</em> and I hope you stick around for a while..... <BR> <BR> I am still here, still a team leader, and in fact would like to find at least one other person to help out. If anyone is interested, please email me and we can talk..... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 22:07:39 EST Got meds? Out of curiosity, are you on medication specifically for diabetes? <BR> <BR> Being pre-d myself, I am not yet on any medication although I have had no change in my last a1c reading (5.7) and my doctor mentioned Metformin. I am still tweaking my menu and hoping that my next reading will show normal. <BR> Sun, 8 Jun 2014 20:56:21 EST Busy bee! I haven't been around too much, but there is a lot going on! <BR> We are ramping up for our busy season at work, and I think my boss has some sort of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde ailment. <BR> Seriously, she is driving me nuts! <BR> <BR> I had a bad time of things also with my last a1c results. It didn't get worse, but it didn't improve either, I am still hovering at 5.7...its maddening. It threw me into a bit of downward spiral with my depression for a bit, but I am still working on it! <BR> <B... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 11:15:11 EST Woo Hoo Day What is your Woo Hoo moment for this past week? Anyone care to share? Thu, 5 Jun 2014 08:44:54 EST New Team Goals I have set up both suggested team goals. Take a look. Some may want to do just one, others may want to do both.I will review targets when we've had a chance to see if anyone uses them.... <BR> <BR> Best wishes. Tue, 3 Jun 2014 12:53:39 EST Summer 2014 Challenge -- Comments and questions Post any and all questions or comments here. Tue, 3 Jun 2014 12:37:00 EST Summer 2014 Challenge -- June posting only. Here is a challenge to get you going, if you are not already, or keep you going if you are. <BR> <BR> DURATION OF CHALLENGE: June, July, August <BR> <BR> WHAT: Post your MINUTES of exercise here and the date you did them. Post Daily. <BR> <BR> Do NOT post comments on this thread. Post only Minutes of exercise. <BR> <BR> The people who post DAILY will get a goodie at the end of the challenge. <BR> <BR> There will be an additional goodie for the most minutes of exercise, and another for... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 12:29:22 EST Looking for a new co leader for this team. Here's wishing Frank all the best as he goes forward. <BR> <BR> In light of his decision to step down a co-leader, I would like to know if anyone would be interested in becoming a co-leader. <BR> <BR> If you would be interested, email me and we can talk. <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Jun 2014 20:04:17 EST Team Goals Apparently Spark will NOT be bringing back the old Huddle Wall despite many complaints from members, This new Wall is here to stay (until another trend comes along) so I am going to remove this from our team goals. <BR> <BR> At the same time the goal to "Earn 20 spark points per day" caught my attention. I am going to delete that goal. It does nothing to promote healthy lifestyle for diabetics. <BR> <BR> So I am looking for goals to replace these. One will be about planning daily menus... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 21:05:32 EST Do you use the Spark Calendar and Planner? If you do, then you may want to back everything up. <BR> <BR> There is talk that Spark will be removing this feature on June 10th. So you have 10 days to back everything up to a new calendar and /or Planner. <BR> <BR> As it stands, this may NOT happen. Many team leaders have expressed concern about this removal, so one of the coaches has said "they" will be discussing this on Monday and get back to us. <BR> <BR> I will keep you posted if (when) I hear anything else on this.... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 01:21:13 EST Where do you ..... Where do you get your recipes from? <BR> <BR> Cookbooks ???? <BR> On line ???? <BR> hand-me-downs (from mom, Grandmother, friends., etc) ???? <BR> make up as you go ???? Fri, 23 May 2014 13:34:38 EST Mother's Day Mother's day is fast approaching. Do you have any special plans? Sun, 4 May 2014 13:52:41 EST A different kind of question (about labwork) Actually several of related questions...... <BR> <BR> How long have you been diabetic? <BR> How often do you get your labwork done? <BR> Do the techs have any problems drawing samples? <BR> What do they have to do to get the samples they need? <BR> <BR> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:14:53 EST Changes coming to Team Pages next week..... There are some changes coming to the team pages sometime next week. I am not sure if these changes are for all team members, or just team leaders, but check it out on You Tube if you would like to see what is going on..... <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:05:53 EST Next week is Easter...... Are you hosting Easter dinner: If so, what will be on your menu? Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:10:34 EST 4 year old son with type 1 Hello <BR> <BR> I'm a 25 year old mom (without diabetes) and found out my son has type 1 on March 24th. It's been pretty scary but we are getting used to it. Are there any other moms with young children managing diabetes? Or any of you diagnosed at a young age with type 1? Sun, 13 Apr 2014 06:55:51 EST Wedding cake When you go to weddings, do you eat any of the wedding cake? Tue, 8 Apr 2014 03:58:02 EST BS Monitor I had no idea that they wore out although I should have guessed it because I sure have enough experience with other electronics! <BR> <BR> Even though I am only dx with pre-d, I thought I should start keeping an eye on my fasting bs. <BR> I was using a Reli-On that was a couple of years old. <BR> My morning readings fluctuated between 85 and 105, with relatively the same diet (still haven't figured out my whole diet plan), and eating the same time in the evenings. <BR> <BR> I read that so... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:34:36 EST Prediabetes or diabetes? Is there REALLY a difference? <BR> <BR> I know that the A1C numbers are classified as pre-diabetic and diabetic, but is pre-d just a nice way of saying you are just a little diabetic? <BR> Wouldn't that be like saying that someone is just a little pregnant? <BR> <BR> Or is it that when your A1C reaches 6.5 %, there is no fixing it? <BR> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:22:01 EST My Diabetic Kitchen - Vegetables What is your favourite COOKED vegetable? Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:46:52 EST Breakfast proteins? I am at a huge loss as to eat for breakfast...I shouldn't eat eggs every day because of the cholesterol, but I am getting SO tired of egg whites! <BR> As things are right now, I have a hard time getting in my minimum calories and am dropping weight pretty rapidly...not that I don't need to lose, but it is worrisome how fast it is going. <BR> <BR> I've tried peanut butter also, but I don't want to over-do that because of the fat. <BR> <BR> Help? Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:17:07 EST Hello Hi everyone, I'm Tracy. I was dx with pre diabetes at the beginning of March and have been trying to gather information on what I need to do and not do. I got very little info from my doctor, she basically said my A1C was 5.7 and that I needed to cut out the white carbs. <BR> I do know a bit about diabetes though, my dad was type 2 and I also have worked for several years in nursing homes when I was younger and helped to care for many I know about the risk of eye problems/blind... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:07:27 EST Diabetic Kitchen - Pot lucks When you go to pot luck dinners, what kind of choices do you put on your plate? Sun, 16 Mar 2014 10:35:21 EST From my Diabetic Kitchen Do you ever have pot luck dinners at work, at church, or other social gathering? <BR> <BR> If so, what is your "go-to" item to take? Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:13:51 EST HELP, I've switched from carb snacks to fat snacks Hi Everybody - <BR> <BR> I've been diabetic for years now, but the last few years have been the toughest. A condition that used to take care of itself with a couple of pills has turned into a life where I'm constantly exhausted, fighting just to get through the day. <BR> <BR> I decided to take the bull by the horns, committing to lowering my carbs in the hope of lowering my AIC. My daily levels have been much better, but I'm finding myself eating high fat foods instead of high carb ones... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 11:46:19 EST Rant/confession I have a confession. Honestly I sometimes doubt this diabetes thing. Don't know why. Maybe it's because I'm diet/exercise controlled. I don't deal with the meds or injections at this time. <BR> <BR> Then I get hit with a bg of 228 (Friday night) and I say, "Yup, I'm diabetic" Sun, 2 Feb 2014 10:33:30 EST In my Diabetic Kitchen: Do you have a microwave? Have you heard the controversy about their use and is that an issue for you? Fri, 31 Jan 2014 01:26:11 EST Snacking habits of family members How do you deal with the frustration of watching family members (spouse) eat what and when they want? <BR> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:36:44 EST Chemo affecting my blood sugars My T2 diabetes has been in remission for nearly 2 years now. I was Dx'd as large B cell Lymphoma in July of this year. I immediately started chemo using the all powerful, does no bad things, takes no space chemo cocktail called R-CHOP. No effect on blood sugars and started out working as well as billed. Suddenly my body rejected it and I was put on GEM/OX plus ritoxin. Same thing, no blood sugar abnormalities but I rejected it as well. <BR> <BR> This week I started a new regimen that include... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:46:09 EST Wife of T2 diabetic Hello everyone! <BR> when I saw that you also welcomed people who had questions (but maybe not diabetes themselves) I got excited. My husband is really a wonderful guy. We're both in our late 40s and about 7 years ago he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. It runs in his family. <BR> However, throughout the last 7 years it has been a constant fight (some times literally) to get him to take care of himself (checking sugar on a regular basis, learning what carbs are, getting him to read ANYT... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:16:23 EST Numbers under better control! So... my BF went on insulin back in September (I think?) because his numbers were way out of control. His NP told him to start with a small dose and raise it by a couple of units every couple of days until he started getting consistent readings at or lower than 120 every morning. She said if his sugar was at or below 180 at bedtime, he should not take the insulin. He reached those number after only a couple of months. He also changed his diet and lost some weight. He hasn't had a shot of... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:20:51 EST Just a quick note I am still having some major computer problems. I think I almost have enough saved to take it in to get it looked at..... I hope .... I almost wish I could afford a new one..... <BR> <BR> It may take another week or so before I can get it in to a technician so please be patient with me..... I will be back as soon as I can.... <BR> <BR> In the meantime, I hope everyone had a great holiday and surviving the cold weather...... <BR> <BR> BEST WISES TO ALL Tue, 14 Jan 2014 00:25:56 EST Diabetes and a Vegan diet? I am reading Dr. Neal Barnard's Reverse Diabetes book. He is recommending a completely vegan diet for folks with Diabetes. His main emphasis is no animal products whatsoever. No fish meat, no chicken meat, no eggs, no diary. Pure plant base diet. He also shuns using oils like olive oil to cook with. I am curious if any of you out there are vegan. I am already eating a mostly vegetarian diet since September. I eat chicken maybe a few nights. Once or twice a week I eat fish. I haven't had red m... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:50:04 EST Diabetic Friendly Dessert? Anyone know of anything chocolate? I need something for a holiday dinner where there will be several diabetics (at least three that I know of) <BR> <BR> Also, does anyone know how to exchange sweetened condensed milk for unsweetened condensed milk with splenda or some other sugar substitute added? Fri, 13 Dec 2013 06:12:00 EST Medical ID Hi! I wanted to get your input on this topic. <BR> <BR> I use to have a medical ID Necklace, but after a period of time it started to bug me. So I stopped wearing it. A little over a month ago, I became insulin dependent and figure out a way to turn the once necklace into a bracelet. Upon visiting my Diabetes Educator, she was surprised I even had one, but also informed me that I should get a new one that stated I was taking insulin. My old one has my first and last name, and states I am Di... Mon, 9 Dec 2013 23:48:02 EST In my Diabetic Kitchen: Salads, part 2 Cesar Salad or Tossed Salad? Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:19:59 EST Sugar level I am so frustrated with my sugar level i try so hard to keep it down between 80 and 120. i had to get a new meter because my other one was not working properly i did not realize how bad my sugar has become i have had a high of 241 last night. i try to eat right and it seems anything i eat is making my stomic upset . It is like my system is fighting the food i just do not know anymore <em>33</em> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 09:46:10 EST Diabetes Education We attended the first of four group classes yesterday of a Diabetes Education class put on by one of our local hospitals. It was a pretty good class, but boy, was it an eye-opener, in terms of how much misinformation and ignorance there is out there! <BR> <BR> Let me say first, that when my BF was first diagnosed, we scoured the internet and the library for information about the disease and how to treat it. He had old information because his mother was diabetic for most of his life, but a ... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 15:58:34 EST In my Diabetic Kitchen: Salads Of the two below, what is your favourite salad? <BR> <BR> Chef's Salad <BR> Greek Salad <BR> Sun, 3 Nov 2013 23:28:30 EST Food and exercise! Hi Y'all. <BR> Today I got out and Walked! My goodness, I can't believe that a 20 minute walk would make every muscle in your lower body hurt so bad! lol It was a total wake up call as to how out of shape I am! <BR> <BR> Food!.... I've been reading several postings where people are talking about portion control, weighing your foods... etc... <BR> I don't have the first clue how to do any of that! Is there a special scale I need to get? I'm totally lost! Your help would be greatly apprec... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:18:47 EST Diabetic looking for Support Howdy Y'all! <BR> My name is Bobbi, and I'm new to SP. I decided it was time to get my health back on track and get moving. I was newly diagnosed with diabetes a couple years ago. However, Due to my severe depression, I haven't taken it very seriously. My intentions are good, but after a period of time I stop taking my medication and stop checking my blood sugar. Since joining SP, I've restarted everything. The kind words and advice has really encouraged me this time around. I come here sever... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 22:44:30 EST In my Diabetic kitchen: Casserols Do you eat or even like casserols? If so, what is your favourite? Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:03:24 EST In my diabetic kitchen: feasts We are getting into that time of year when we meet with family, friends and co-workers to enjoy the bounty of the land. <BR> <BR> What to you do to prepare for the many food choices you will be facing? <BR> <BR> 1. Loose it before hand so you can indulge? <BR> 2. Eat what is offered and worry about any weight gain after the event? <BR> 3. Pick and choose or limit the amount you eat? Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:03:56 EST In my diabetic kitchen: snacks How many snacks do you have each day? Thu, 3 Oct 2013 05:43:33 EST Home Blood Glucose Monitoring "How to's" This is a great Spark article on choosing and using monitors to test your blood sugar levels at home. <BR> <BR> If you don't currently test at home, this article can help you sort out the whys and wherefores. Even if you are confident in your technique of home testing, the article is great for a refresher course. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>articles.asp?id=1501 </link> Thu, 3 Oct 2013 05:41:10 EST Diabetic Husband Hi, I need help! My husband is prediabetic and he wants me to figure out what he can eat within the confines of what he likes, he does not want to learn to like healthier choices. I'm thankful he at least gave up the sweets. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any recipe ideas for me? <BR> <BR> His diet mainly consists of meat and potatoes, bread, cereal and milk. <BR> He does not like most vegetables, he will only eat peas, carrots and corn. <BR> He does like some fruit, bananas, apples and grap... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 09:58:49 EST TEAM COOKBOOK <em>227</em> DO NOT REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE. <em>227</em> <BR> We would like to make the following instructions easy for all members to access without having to scroll through multiple postings. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. <BR> ****************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>***** <BR> Did you know that we have a TEAM COOKBOOK that is accessible simply by clicking on the team picture on the team homepag... Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:34:20 EST In my Diabetic Kitchen: What is your fav soup? What is your most favourite soup of all time? Sat, 21 Sep 2013 22:52:21 EST In my Diabetic Kitchen: Soup - Homemade or canned? Do you eat soup? Do you make your own, open a can or a combination of both? Mon, 16 Sep 2013 00:57:57 EST About finding the right doctor Hi all, I just joined this team today. I am not diabetic myself, but I live with my long-term BF who was diagnosed in 2009. At the beginning of this year, he started developing neuropathy pain and by July, he'd been "laid off" from his job because he could no longer perform the physical labor it demanded and his employer couldn't make any reasonable accommodation for him. He's now on Medicaid and is in the process of applying for disability. <BR> <BR> He's on his second PCP (demanded by h... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 07:24:22 EST The Great Bread Experiment I love sandwiches. This is what I am going to miss most out of my eating habits. I was eating Klosterman Homestyle wheat bread. It jacks my blood sugar really high. So I went with no bread for a few days. I thought I would try Pita Bread today with my vegie burgers. Well, whole wheat Pita bread is out of the question. It jacked my blood sugar 128 points after 1 and a half hours. *sighs* So what next? I guess I will have to try tortilla shells for my sandwich cravings. Any suggestions? Wed, 11 Sep 2013 21:42:02 EST Team Goals I was looking at our team goals. <BR> <BR> Drinking water is an important part of our healthy living, and huddling with the team gets members to check in on the team at least occasionally. But there is one that is used by only 1 person and another that, while easy, does not really align with our purpose of living with Diabetes (spark points). <BR> <BR> I am wondering if we could replace these two with something more in keeping, such as exercise, taking daily BS readings -- or somethi... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 18:09:24 EST In my Diabetic Kitchen: One is one too many...... Is there a food that you find you cannot stop eating once you start? Mon, 9 Sep 2013 00:26:07 EST Hello! Hello All. I am a new team member but not new to SparkPeople. I have neglectly my health a lot of the years. i was told in 2007 I was heading down a road of Type 2 diabetes. I stopped going to the doctor and thought I could fight this all on my own. I decided to go to the doctor again last week just to see if anything was going on that I didn't know about. My cholesterol is a little high but my fasting blood sugar was out of whack. So I am back on metformin and I am now on the dreaded insulin... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 10:07:21 EST In my Diabetic Kitchen: Food most often found What is your go-to food? That is, what do you make the most and why? Sun, 1 Sep 2013 18:54:43 EST Hi! I'm Cat! I am a Type II diabetic, and although I am not new to diabetes, I am just now making the serious promise to myself, my dh, and my dr that I will get this under control. I'm already dealing with some of the effects of the disease, namely kidney problems. I know I have to work hard at this to avoid being in my grave in 5 years. <BR> <BR> I hope to make lots of new friends here! <em>30</em> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 20:55:46 EST In My Diabetic Kitchen: My Favourite gadget What is your favourite tool, small electrical appliance or gadget in your kitchen? <BR> <BR> How do you use it to keep on track with your diabetic meal plan? Sat, 24 Aug 2013 18:44:44 EST Victoza I've been on Victoza for about 3 months now. Stuff makes my blood sugar reading in the 90-140 range, but I've been having some side effects and I wondered if anyone else here takes it and what your experience has been, good or bad. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 16:25:30 EST Update on Frank (Firecom) Just wanted to let everyone know that I talked to Frank yesterday (via email) and he says he is doing fine, had his second round of chemo and other than some dizziness and balance issues, is doing fine. Only 4 more rounds to go. <BR> <BR> He continues to be in my thoughts and prayers. <BR> <BR> Linda Sat, 17 Aug 2013 19:07:02 EST Summer Vacations Do you take a vacation during summer? If so, where did you go and what did you do? <BR> <BR> If you have not yet had your vacation, when do you usually take it? Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:31:19 EST Giving it another try Hello All: I'm giving getting healthy and back on track another try. I'm hoping to be a good motivator as well as making some new connections in order to keep me in check. Christine Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:03:02 EST Canada Day and Independance Day It is getting to that time of year again when Canadians celebrate CANADA DAY and Americans celebrate INDEPENDANCE Day. Other countries have their own patriotic days - sorry, I am not sure what they are........ <BR> <BR> <em>636</em> In Canada, we are lucky to have our day fall on a Monday this year, so we get a long weekend and of course the weekend starts on Friday, right? lol <BR> <BR> We have not decided for sure yet, but we may go on a picnic on Monday. We have 5 birthdays to ce... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 23:10:25 EST lifescan meter recall just out on the internet through diabetes self management magazine <BR> lifescan meter reacll (not strips only meters) <BR> ONE TOUCH..VERIO IQ <BR> ONE TOUCH VERIO PRO <BR> ONE TOUCH VERIO PROPLUS <BR> 800.717.0276 for life scan ans meter replacement <BR> the lady mary posseing through <BR> Wed, 3 Apr 2013 15:12:07 EST Howdy! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Kim, and I'm new to the group. I was diagnosed with type 2 on January 5th, 2012. Biggest eye opener of my life. My BG was 301 at the Dr. office. I also had hypertension and high cholesterol and high blood fat. I was 34 at the time. My doc put me on Metformin, Lovastatin, and Lisinopril. <BR> <BR> A little over a year later, I've been taken off the blood pressure and cholesterol medications, and continue to take 1,000mg Metformin twice daily. It's been an u... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 22:44:23 EST Pre-diabetes Been diagnosed with the above since June 2012. How do you know when you <BR> have progressed to Type II ? Although I have'nt checked my blood sugars levels for a while, <BR> they are averaging around 137-140. Also, as a symptom, does smelling fish all the time mean anything? Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:01:43 EST DEXCOM Glucose monitoring system Thank goodness for this device--It is working well and so much easier to work with than we anticipated. It's taking a huge load off my mind and giving his fingers a rest! Not as worried with the constant "is he low while driving? etc"...Although he doesn't seem to hear it during the night, at least I do, and it's better than the days of me not sleeping and hovering over him, seeing if he seems low and whether or not I should finger stick him. Anyone else using it or a similar system? If your ... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 22:23:49 EST February Challenge Past challenges have been about moving, (walking, etc) so this month we are going to switch it up just a bit. <BR> <BR> Category: Strength Training exercises <BR> <BR> What: Biceps and Triceps, squats, and core <BR> <BR> How: 3 days a week, do Biceps and Tricepts on day 1, squats on day 2 and core exercises on day 3. Repeat for the remaining 4 weeks of February. <BR> <BR> The challenge: Most of us already do some form of exercises so the challenge will be to POST them here on this th... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:06:15 EST Huddle wall goodies have been sent Goodies have been sent to team members who huddled on the huddle wall during the combined months of December 2012 and January 2013. <BR> <BR> I thank all of those who took part and hope you enjoy your goodies. You have earned it. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a great beggining of the year, and that next month will be even better..... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:56:23 EST Team Icon I have been doing a lot of thinking about the team icon, and while it is nice for mothers and or babies, I don't think it is really represenative of the majority of us. We do have some members who are type 1 or have (or had) gestational diabetes, but I believe the majority of us are Type 2's. <BR> <BR> So I would like to change the team icon and this is your chance to have your say. What would you like to see? <BR> <BR> Not everyone here is on insulin, so a picture of a pump would not... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 21:41:30 EST Do you want challenges? Last fall I posted a challenge (walk it off for Christmas), and several people did say they would do it, but not one person posted any results. Did anyone do that challenge? <BR> <BR> Do you even want challenges? And if you do want to see challenges, what kind of challenges would you like to see? Walking, times, strength training, eating, whatever ---- I really would like to hear for you. Sat, 26 Jan 2013 21:30:51 EST HI.. I am starting AGAIN.. I need help. I talked with Nancy at the drs office yesterday and she helped me start, set a few goals. Now I need to talk daily, so am hoping there are other folks out there starting now so we can work together. <BR> Goals: keep carbs daily less than 110, walk daily (rain or shine) 30 minutes and track my sugar levels 4 times daily. Well I have done all now for two days. <BR> my weight is 220, I am hoping that the reduced carbs will reduce my weight also. Not sure now though. <BR> juanita..... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 21:05:59 EST Good Breakfast foods I was really having a difficult time with my blood sugar spiking after breakfast <em>234</em> . Looked for a really good bread where I can actually have 2 slices of toast without my blood sugar soaring... <BR> <BR> I finally found the COBS cape seed loaf. 2 slices have 270 calories, 30g carb, 8 g fiber (so only 22g net fiber) and a whopping 13g of protein! I don't know if it's the seeds that make it clearly low on the glycemic index, but I'm thrilled to actually be able to eat 2 slices of... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:02:33 EST caregiver Up monitoring my husband's night time blood sugars as usual- New Dexcom monitor in place but he doesn't seem to be waking to the low blood sugar alerts-Thought this was going to make my life easier! Just so frustrated with his lack of keeping his daily log....Not telling me how much insulin he's taking etc.,so I can know and be better prepared, or know how to best correct things. I know it's not easy- I know it's a chore- a drudge- He's had a major car accident and seizure's these past few mo... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 00:42:19 EST Countdown to Christmas, what is left to do? Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat. Did you put a penny in the old man's hat? <BR> <BR> There is always so much to do at this time of year and it is easy to get stressed or overwhelmed. <BR> <BR> How are your Christmas preparations going? What are you working on, what do you still have to do? <BR> <BR> How do you cope? Sun, 9 Dec 2012 21:25:01 EST Hello! My name is Selina...I will be 47 in January..have been a diabetic for most of my life...I found out when I was 20...I have taken every medicine known to man for this disease..and yet I still can't get my numbers under downfall is sweets...I know..I know...but ever since I have joined SP..(which was only a few days I have started eating a LOT better...doing some of the cardio video workouts..and have a MUCH better mind frame..knowing that there are other people out there... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 11:09:01 EST Hi everyone! I'm Cat, and I'm new to the forum and to SparkPeople. This is my first week, and it's really awesome! I'm trying to find a community to be a part of, for the support, and also to help occupy some of my time. Free time can be the devil in disguise! <BR> <BR> I'm a Type 2, diagnosed 4-5 years ago, when I was 27 or 28. I don't remember exactly when. But it has taken until now for me to get really serious about managing it. I started out on Metformin and Glipizide. I didn't do what I shou... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 14:04:16 EST Walk it off for Christmas challenge In October I posted the challenge "Walk it off for Christmas" <BR> (See the CHALLENGE FORUM below.) <BR> <BR> To date, one person has signed up, but no one has posted any results. <BR> <BR> IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO START THIS CHALLENGE. Let's give it our personal best and see how many miles (or kilometers) we can each walk before Christmas. <BR> <BR> So get your MP3 players loaded up and enjoy walking! Fri, 30 Nov 2012 17:58:26 EST Huddle wall Goodies for December Because December is a very busy for most people, I will not be doing Goodies for Huddle Wall participation at the end of December. However, those that do join us there will have their huddles added in with January's huddles so you could win an even bigger Goodie in January. <BR> <BR> Here's to a great month of December and I hope everyone is able to stay on track. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 11:04:21 EST November goodies have been sent. Congratulations to all those who took joined us on the Huddle Wall in November. and a special Congratulations goes to ADKISTLER who never missed a day.... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 10:59:28 EST Black Friday free e-book downloads, today only These are not specifically about diabetes, but free is always good, if anyone might be interested...... <BR> <link><BR>llness-friday-15-free-e-books-black-fr<BR>iday-sales/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_<BR>medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheC<BR>oconutMama+%28The+Coconut+Mama%29 </link> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 13:32:56 EST Hi! Hello fellow diabetics! Argh, that sounds awful, we need a cute nickname like sparkabetics or something like that. Do we have one? Anyway, I'm Suby, Type 2 for the last 2 1/2 years, and I'm not living with diabetes, more like against it. I don't really think of diabetes as a disease, but my body sabotaging itself in one more way - like natural tooth decay or aging are not enough. <em>30</em> <BR> Ironically enough, I was okay with the whole diabetes thing for the first year, kept it under... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 22:31:37 EST Could finger poke testing be a thing of the past? Would you opt for this technology when it becomes widely available? <BR> <link><BR>le-free-blood-sugar-testing.aspx?xid=n<BR>l_EverydayHealthManagingDiabetes_20121119 </link> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 18:07:46 EST October goodies have been sent. Congratulations for all who joined us on the Huddle Wall in October. Everyone who participated has been sent a team goodie. <BR> <BR> I would like to especially thank ADKISTLER who not only shared trivia about National "days" (who knew there was a national babble day????) but he also huddled all 31 days and gets a big applause. <BR> <BR> Thank you one and all........ Wed, 31 Oct 2012 20:10:55 EST Challenge 2012, Walk it off for Christmas How far can you walk between now and Christmas? That is 77 days. <BR> <BR> Each week, come here and post either the miles (KM for those that use metric) you walk. <BR> <BR> If you can't walk, don't worry -- you can still join in.... Just post the equivelent miles OR the time you spend on your exercises. <BR> <BR> All final posts must be updated by the 24th of December. <BR> <BR> I hope you will all join us on this challenge. Are you ready boots? Start walking......... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 01:41:35 EST General Discussions Any comments? Thoughts? Questions? <BR> <BR> Feel free to discuss here..... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 17:26:35 EST Huddle Wall Goodies Do you huddle? If so, you could earn a Team Goodie. <BR> <BR> I will monitor the Huddle Wall and at the end of each month, will give out goodies to members who have huddled. <BR> <BR> I look forward to seeing you there...... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 17:19:57 EST I'm back as a Team Leader I had to leave as Team Leader about a year ago due to medical problems, but the other day realized that the current leaders have been inactive so I signed back on again. <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing? Is there anything you need? What would you like to see? Any new goals you would like to see? Challenges? <BR> <BR> Feel free to email me or post here any comments you may have..... <BR> <BR> Yours in Health....... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 16:48:36 EST