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I was so frustrated this evening. The windows open, and everyone in a 20 block radius must be BBQing tonight. It smelled SO GOOD! And I'm stuck with fridge clean-out slumgall.... LOL

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It has been a while since anyone posted on this thread. How is everyone doing?

I got some rhubarb today at church. Now I am wondering if anyone has some good recipes using it.... I usually just stew it, or maybe add some strawberries and stew the 2 together, but would love some new ideas.....

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Had labwork done on Friday and saw doc yesterday. He is very pleased with MOST of the results. My liver and kidney function is good, my cholesterol is perfect (it has taken many years of trial and error to get good results on that!), my electrolytes are all good but my potassium level is borderline (normal but just normal) so he wants me to eat more oranges, bananas and potatoes.)

UG! I am not enthusiastic about oranges and definitely cannot bring myself to eat one every day. Bananas only if they are still firm and slightly on the green side (I don't eat them if they have brown spots on them) and I have trying to cut down on the simple carbs to try to get my BS back in control.........

But my Blood Pressure is way high even though I am on 3 types of BP meds a day..... Also, I am once again having a problem again with swelling of my feet and ankles.

But after asking if I was taking my meds faithfully every day, he did not make any changes to other than to ask me to take my BP reading at home every day and I am to weigh myself every second day. We wanted me to come back in 3 weeks but it is very difficult for me to get to his office and requires my BIL to take 2 hours off work to drive me, so I asked if I could just phone in the results. He said yes, and after additional blood work in 3 weeks, he said he would phone me of anything of note in those results..... So here's hoping!

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I have been having a lot of problems with my computer and some days have not even been able to log on......... So if I seem to be gone for several days at a time............

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I hope everyone has a Happy and SAFE Halloween!

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Went to the doc again today. My thyroid has not improved to where he wants it to be so he has doubled the dose.

I have to have my electrolytes tested on Oct 5th as that will be exactly 4 weeks from when I started the new med and stopped taking the problem one. He will also have it checked again when I go back end of the month for the thyroid retest and also doing an A1C at that time. I don't remember ever having electrolytes tested before, at least not that I recall.....

Sis and BIL also had annual medicals today at the same time. Her blood work all came back perfect so she does not have to go back until her 3 month test in December. But BIL has has some med adjustments so he also has to go back end of October so we managed to get back to back appointments. Sure hope things start to even out soon so I don't have to go back every month..... I am getting so tired of it!

It was so cold this morning. It is nearing freezing overnight but up to about 12 to 15 degrees in the afternoon. I love the cooler afternoons (as opposed to the mid to high twenties we had over the summer) but I forgot a sweater or coat when I left my place yesterday afternoon so I was a bit cold when we left my sister's place this morning...... The trees have barely started turning colour yet, it has been so warm in September. I guess they will start turning now that it has cooled off.....

Just a little over 2 weeks to our (Canadian) Thanksgiving....... Time marches on, doesn't it..... lol

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I can almost see my ankles again for the first time sine before Easter. Taking me totally off the med Norvasc and replacing it with another med is working! Still a bit of swelling, but at least going in the right direction........

Yeah ! ! !

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Hi and Welcome, ABOND

I hope you get good lab results tomorrow..... How long have you been diabetic? Are you on meds?

I just realized last week that it has been almost 30 years since I was first diagnosed with Syndrome X and 20 years since I started oral meds. ( I have been on insulin for over 10 years.)

Stay in touch. We would love to hear how you are doing.....

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Hi Abond, and welcome to the team!! emoticon

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Hello everyone, I am new to this team- my numbers are out of control right now and I am trying to get back on track. everyday is another day to start fresh for me.out of control for the past 7 months due to a lot of Life circumstances to deal with . I'm going to go To get lab work tomorrow and go to the doctor on Monday afternoon- iwe'll see what the lab results reflect and go from there.

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Some of it, maybe, but the swelling is down slightly from last month yet the weight is up...... so it can't all be from the swelling........ drats

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Couldn't your weight gain be from the swelling? emoticon

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Well I got back from the doctor a short time ago. He is happy that my Thyroid levels are coming down and could still continue to drop (as I have only been on the med for a month) so he has not made any changes to the Synthroid and will check levels again next month. If it is not in normal range by the end of September, he will up the strength a bit.....

As for the Blood Pressure meds, he is not totally happy as my legs are still swollen (but not nearly as bad as they were a month ago and hardly any blisters since Monday.....). He wants to take me off the problem med altogether but can't because my BP has climbed slightly with the lower dose..... I am on two different BP meds and the one keeps my potassium up but when I was taking 2 a day, it (potassium) got too high and that is not good for heart health. That's why he upped the other which is what is causing the current problems. I am also on a fairly high dose of Lasix which is a water pill and he cannot increase that and still be within acceptable recommendations for that drug...... He jokingly called me a problem patient (as far as this goes)

So he is going to talk to another doctor who has a lot of diabetic patients and also a pharmacist to see what they recommend. He said he may have phone me to adjust things, but in the meantime to just keep on with my current doses...... He weighed me again and I have gained so I have to try harder to loose. That is so hard for me to do at the best of times, and even harder when under pressure.......


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Hope your labs come out well LittleWind emoticon

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I had to go to the lab yesterday for bloodwork, and back to the doctor tomorrow. Things are not totally back on track, but much better than they have been. Still problems with my legs but on a positive note, I do think the thyroid med is making a difference......

How is Tuesday treating you so far....

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Saturday was nice! But Monday is here emoticon I need to not fight the Monday and keep on keeping on. How's everyone doing?

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How is everyone doing on this pretty Saturday?

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Yes, I live in a rural area. Closest big city is Syracuse, 20+ miles away. There is farm on one side, farm in back of us, apple orchard on the other side and a wooded area in front. I love it. We have deer near almost every day, and foxes, wild turkeys, ring-necked pheasant, coyotes, and bald eagles occasionally.






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Thanks for your support. I appreciate it.

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Linda, I am sure he isn't going to want to keep you on a med that isn't producing results. I am praying this will resolve soon.






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Well here it is the 16th of August already, only a couple more weeks left of summer.... Where did the time fly.

I feel like summer has zipped on by without me..... I am still laid up with the water blisters and leg swelling...... still having a hard time walking and can't sit for very long at a time. I have another appointment with the doc in a couple of weeks. So far the weaning me off the offending med has not produced the result hoped for. I just hope Doc will agree to take me off it altogether and find another med.......

How is everyone doing? Hope you are having a good summer.......

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Hi Linda, I wish you the best and pray that your doctor will find the best way to turn things around for you soon. emoticon

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I bet that starts your day off on the right foot! Do you live in a rural area?

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Woke up this morning to temps in the mid 50's. Sure felt good to have some hot coffee to go with it. Haven't seen any deer yet today but who knows? We've nicknamed one Spot, and he eats the apples off the tree way in the back.

How is everyone?

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Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers that things start kicking in for you.






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Legs still very swollen and still getting all kinds of blisters. Saw the doc again today and he had adjusted my meds a bit more but now I also have thyroid problems so he is starting me on something for that. Hopefully that might kick start the metabolism and I can start loosing weight again (I am so sick of gaining!!!!)

He told me to please be patient with him as he looks for the answers but said if he made too many adjustments all at once it would be difficult to know which adjustment caused what effect. (sigh)

I still have to lay down a lot because he says by sitting with my hips at right angles, it is putting a "kink" in the artery that does allow the blood to flow back up the legs...

I am so sick of this......

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Hello, y'all! Checking in this morning on what looks to be a beautiful day up here in NYS. I am Type II, just diagnosed in May so I am trying to learn all I can.

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Had better days but still plugging away.

How is everyone else doing?

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Has anyone ever tried making pulled pork sandwiches? If so, what recipe did you use?

Pork Loin is on sale this week and I've been wanting try it but commercial BBQ sauces have way to much sodium for my health. I have to restrict my sodium intake.....

So I'm still searching but any recommendations would be appreciated.
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Good Morning Team!!! Oh man, the long weekend is over and it is back to work. I wish everyone a productive Monday!! emoticon

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Have fun with the grandkids. They are so precious as those ages....

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Hope everyone has a safe & Happy July 4th!
Ours was quite for the most part, we did go out to Applebees for supper ---love the 2 for $ 20! I had the sirloin with steamed broccoli & mashed potatoes, Kenny had the riblet basket. Then went & got most of the groceries for our family cookout on Saturday.

Today we are picking up 3 of our grandchildren, a 4th will be here later to all spend the night. This is going to be a fun evening, 2 @ 7 years, a 3 year old & a 2 year old.

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Yesterday was nice here, high of 71 but today was a bit warmer, 85.


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It was so HOT here yesterday, the temp was about 30 degrees with a 99 percent humidity. They said it felt around 40 degrees. I don't know about where you live, but here, it seems so hot because we very seldom hit that high....

My power was out for awhile and without the fan it was almost more than I could handle. The last place I lived, I could just pop out and catch a bus and be at the (air conditioned) mall in about 10 minutes but this apartment is much further away from any malls.

We had thunder storm warning and tornado watch for last evening. We did get the T-storm but have not heard if there were any tornadoes in the area.

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JMorris85, today also is my last day of work for the week, looking forward to a long weekend off with family.
Hope everyone has a safe & fun-filled July 4th. emoticon emoticon

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Good Morning Team!!! Today is my last day of work for this week emoticon . Unfortunately, rain is forecast for the entire week, but at least I can enjoy the rain from home!! emoticon

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What a beautiful morning!! Loved leaving for work & not seeing RAIN. So happy to see Mr. Sunshine, now time to get my day started at the office, tomorrow is my Friday, so excited to have a 4 day weekend coming up.

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Good Morning Team!!! Lets all have a wonderful Tuesday!! I know what you mean about the rain DBELLE. It has rained here every day. emoticon

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You too JMorris85.
Another rainy day, pretty soon, I might need a boat to get around. LOL!

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Good to hear from you.
I'm not in OK, but a spark friend lives in OK city, thankfully she is fine.
Been having salads for supper every night, usually serve it with either deli ham, grilled fish or grilled chicken. It makes for an easy but healthy supper. I go for my nutritionist followup tomorrow , hopefully the weight will be lessened.

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It was Victoria Day in Canada this past weekend. We didn't do anything special.

Do you have any plans for your Memorial Day weekend coming up?

Sorry to hear about the Tornado in OK. Does anyone live in the area? Hope you are all ok.

Best wishes to you all.....

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Hi Linda, glad you had a memorable Easter. Ours was great, we had our grandkids spend that Saturday night & we had a family cookout on Saturday afternoon. DH bought me a bag of those LIndt white chocolate truffles, I have only had 3 of the truffles so far, doing really well.

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So sorry that I have not been around for awhile. I do get on the computer occasionally but can't spend much time, so I don't get much done before I have to go put my feet up again.....

I am trying to save up to get a tablet or maybe even a laptop if I can, so that I can Spark from my recliner chair and still have my feet elevated..... I have started looking and there are so many different kinds but I do have some specific requirements so it may take awhile to figure it all out.....

I hope everyone had a great Easter. I was away for a few days and had a very nice time, but the riding in the back seat almost did me in -- nowhere to elevate my feet so they were very swollen by the time we got to our destination. I did very well goodie-wise. My sister gave me a solid chocolate bunny and I ate the ears but nothing else so far. I have been keeping it out of reach as a deterrent, (I have trouble balancing on the step stool to reach it) but I am thinking that I should break the rest up into pieces and freeze them so they don't go rancid.

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It's definitely the picture taking since he's an aspiring photographer. So if that's what it takes to get him to walk with me, then so be it. I really enjoyed our day, fun & fit --what more could I ask for right?

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LOL

Maybe he just doesn't like walking for the sake of walking, but enjoys the other aspects of the outing (like taking pictures, etc)

Hope he will join you more often now....

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It's good your sister is close by enough that she is able to help you. Sisters are a special commodity.

Yes the weather is nice here, high of 60 today. We actually doen't typically have a lot of really cold weather around here.We had really good time hiking by the lake & taking pics. We ended up walking 3 miles so it was good exercise. And my DH who normally refuses to join me for walks enjoyed it & says he would like to do that more often. Maybe a new walking buddy??

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Hope you enjoy your time at the state park, hiking and taking photos and whatever. Is it getting warmer where you are?

Temp is above freezing today so it just may melt some of the snow (which will freeze overnight and make sidewalks VERY slippery again tomorrow.

My sister won't hear of me trying to take my garbage out to the bin which is some distance from the building door and down a very slippery alley. There are a lot of deep ruts (the back alleys never get plowed) and then with all the melting and freezing that has been going on over the last couple of weeks, it is like a very bumpy skating rink...... So I have to phone her and her husband will come and get it for me and throw it in thier garbage so he doesn't have to try to get down my back alley either.

I am SO ready for winter to be over so I can go outside again, but I did tell sis the other day that I am very thankful I don't live in the "Mid-west" or eastern coast of the US with all the hurricanes and snow blizzards and storms they have been having.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

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Linda, no apologies needed, your own health should be a priority. Glad the visit went well, prognosis sounds good.

Ready to relax for the weekend, but of course we do have a visit to the state park planned to do some hiking & nature photography tomorrow.

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Lois, hope you are feeling better today.

Yes, I had a good report from the retinologists. In fact, I not only may be able to get the "pucker" removed, but also the cateract. No final decision yet, but still gathering data.....

Hope you had a great time visiting your grand daughters.....

Sorry I have not been around very much over the past couple of weeks, I have a lot of things to take care of, consider, etc, etc. decisions to make, and so forth.

Hope everyone has had a great week.....

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Because I over indulged last night, my fasting blood glucose was 213. I am trying to do better today.

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Hope you get a good report from the Retinologist.

Finalizing our plans to head up to WV to visit our youngest granddaughters. I'm so excited, can't wait to meet the newest member of the family.

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I have been off-line for over a week. Boy is there a lot of stuff to catch up on.......

I am going to the Retinologist tomorrow morning -- 8 am. Hope I get a good check up.....

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Yes, it was a really good day, suprisingly we still had a co worker out with the flu. It was nice to leave knowing I could accomplish some stuff.
Just went out for a steak supper with DH, it was a nice treat after hte busy & tense week we've had.
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Glad you had a quiet day and were able to get some stuff done. We all need days like that once in awhile.

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What a frustrating situation with the Hotmail, maybe you can get it resolved. I know I have a hard time remembering those things as well.

DD is doing well, just reminded her she really does have a hard head. LOL! She took a nasty fall after clocking out at work yesterday, hit her head on a piece of equipment & ended up with a concussion.

It's a nice day at the office, catching up on some delayed projects, nice to have a quiet day to get some things day.

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Donna, sure hope you are enjoying a good night's rest..... Yes, I often had to go to work on ony 2 or 3 hours sleep because I wake up so often during the night, so I know how you feel....

Well I submitted 2 "forms" to hotmail but they say I have not sufficiently proven that the account is mine, but .... They want to know the subject lines of the most recent email I have sent, but because I don't send email on that account, I have no idea. And my secret question was "What is my favourite fictional character" I have no clue what I would have put down for that and because I have moved a couple of times since I opened the account, I don't have any idea where, (or even if) I wrote the information down......

My sister said to just open a new account but I cannot get into hotmail to open an account. That's because it automatically tells me the account is possibly being used by someone else and I can't get to the page to open another account....... Oh the joys of computers.

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My goodness, computer technology can drive us crazy at times. I used to use yahoomail but then a couple of years ago started having issues with it blocking my sparkmail. So I use the yahoo for personal emails & have gmail only for spark, seems to work ok for the most part.

I'm tired, sleepy, exhausted ---get the picture. I'm so tired I feel achy & no energy. Thinking we will have BLT's for supper just so I can try to get to bed earlier. Tuesday night I had a tupperware party to attend after work so didn't get to bed til around 11, last night it was church after work, so go to bed @ 10. Getting up @ 5 is hard on such little sleep, hoping to get to bed by 9 tonight & hopefully can sleep without periodically waking up.

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Donna, hope you are feeling better and get a good night's sleep tonight.....

I am so frustrated with ..... (insert a word, any word)

I have email accounts, on both hotmail and gmail. I set up the hotmail one originally because I knew I would be moving provinces and wanted to use the same email account. Well that was maybe 8 or 9 years ago, but over the years I have not liked what the hotmail program has evolved into, so I set up the gmail account which I now use for almost everything., but I still get some newsletters and things on the hotmail account. At one point, several years ago, I had a question for hotmail and had to create a different account in order to access the message board and that was somehow linked to the hotmail account. Maybe I did not log out of that, but I have still used the hotmail account to received messages. Yesterday when I tried to log in, it would not let me....I had to submit a form to prove the account was mine. They want to know who I send email to (but I have not sent email from that account in a long time.) subject lines, folders, previous passwords, etc. and I have had a devil of a time trying to get some of this information (folders? I can't get into the account to see what folders I have created.....) But then I finally get thier form all filled out the best I can, and submit it only to get the message the the site is down for maintenance...... GRRRR

Periodically my email here on spark has been blocked so I have kept the hotmail account as a back-up. I guess it is finally time to retire it completely.....

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Not much time this morning, I have to be in a Continuing Ed class early this morning, so heading out the door in a few to pickup a co worker & make the 45 minute trek. Then back to the office after lunch & church tonight. My word for today after a restless night??? COFFEE!

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I woke up so tired today, I had a hard time getting up. BIL phoned to say he would be stopping by with the little crock pot that I am borrowing from my sister. I wasn't even dressed so had to hurry so I could go down to the main door to get it.....
Still not feeling so great, and I have a monster size pain in the neck....... literally.

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Hi. I am 'Anthony'. My doctor tested me for Vitamin D last year AFTER SUMMER - and suggested a supplement. Then for my next office visit she wasn't focused on that. In the summer I get several hours of Vit D in the sun when I am fishing....a lot.

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BUMPS2, I am sorry, I don't know your name, but is nice to see you here. Please feel free to join us anytime.

Does your doctor ever test your vitamin D levels? Do you know what they are?

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i was taking Vit D and stopped a couple months ago when I had a higher A1C reading at the doctors office. Now that I am getting better Gluclose / daily readings I will start taking my D supp again.

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Had supper & now relaxing just a bit before bedtime. Have to get up earlier than our usual time on Sunday since I will need to take DD to work, will need to be on the road about 1 hr earlier.

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Here is a link to the Vitamin D Council and they have a kit there for home testing if you are interested. Kind of pricey though....
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I just subscribed to their newsletter so will let you know if I find it interesting and or helpful.....

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Intersting since have a couple of those issues --diabetes & asthma. As far as I know none of my labs have been for Vitamin D,---just the usual A1c, cholesterol & Liver Function. I will have to remember to ask her, I think I go back in March for a followup.

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Vit D deficiency has been linked to diabetes, MS, cancer, poor calcium absorbtion, peridontal disease (teeth), psoriasis, cardiovascular disease, asthma, chronic kidney disease, lack of endurance, fatigue, sleepiness, even inflamation (within the body). And, of course, rickets. (Sounds to me like it is mostly chronic diseases as opposed to actual symptoms.)

The body can make Vit D with exposure to sunlight, but otherwise, must be taken through supplimentation. It needs other vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium and calcium, to be used efficiently. Without them, the Vit D that we do take is not utilized properly. And because it is a fat soluble vitamin, it needs adquate dietary fat supplies to be taken up by the body.

More and more research being done on the effects of Vit D and the difficency...

The daily recommended allowance (RDA) is currently set at 600 IU for adults with 800 IU for those over 70. Because we don't get what we need from our food, many researchers feel this is way too low and should be set at 1 or 2000 IU daily. The problem is that it is a fat soluble vitamin and as such, there is the possibility of toxicity (unlike water soluble vitamins which are excreted)

I read that there is a home test kit but I have never seen it and don't know the cost. My doc tests my levels every time I go for an A1C.

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Hmm, not taking the vitamin D. What's the effects of Vitamin D deficiency?

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On Tuesday, my doc's office called to to say he wants to see me to discuss some test results. I hate it that I have to bother my BIL to take me to his office (why can't he just tell me the results on the phone?) but luckily BIL was able to rearrange his schedule and I went yesterday. Apparently my Vitamin D level is very very low and the lowest it has ever been.
So he asked me how much I was taking -- 2000 IU
How long have I been taking this amount -- a couple of years now. I had been taking 5000 IU but he reduced it when I first started seeing him.
Why so high (the 5000 IU) -- because that is what I former doctor had me on.
How long was I taking that amount -- at least a couple of years.

So after all the talking, he has upped it to 3000 IU daily and I have to go back to have it retested at the end of March.

Does anyone else have thier vitamin D tested? Are you taking suppliments? How much do you take? Just askin'

I see the retinologist on Feb 20th so still nothing to report on that front.

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Hope you get a good report, sounds pretty serioius, of course anything with the eyes in relation to diabetes is nothing to take lighthearted.

We are keeping our 3 oldest grandchildren tonight. Seems they all have finally went to sleep so that's where I'm off to in a few minutes.

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I have an appointment with the retinologist on Feb 20th at 8:00 a.m. They will be dilating the eyes, so that means I won't be able to see anything for most of the day.

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Oh wow, hope they can do their test soon, waiting is so hard in a case like this.

It's been raining cats & dogs tonight, of course I will take that over the snow that the rest of our state is supposed to get, we are only expecting a dusting.

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I went to the optomistrist on Tuesday. He is sending me to a Retinoligist become there is some bleeding (diabetic hazzard)
I had to go out yesterday and they called, asking me to call back. Today when I called, they said they had misplaced the letter and had to look for it and would call me again but nothing so far, so I still don't know when my appointment is to be..... (sigh)

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Yeah it does seem nearly impossible, keeping it under 100 is going to be hard to do, but I will give it a whirl.

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Low carb can be hard to do without increasing protein and fats. Good luck to you. I have tried upping the protein and then it started spilling and that got the doctor concerned, so I had to drop back the protein. Doesn't leave much does it.....

Let us know how it goes.....

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@ LInda, glad your thryoid test came back with good results. I know that's a relief.

I'm better, thanks for asking. Although my nutritionist followup visit didn't go as well. She's put me on even more of a carb restricted diet, so I've been researching varios meal options. So far so good.

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Just wanted to check in to see how everyone is doing?

We had a lot of snow here a couple of days ago. That ment it warmed up. Yesterday was sunny and above freezing! emoticon But it expected to get cold again, (sigh)

My doc tested my thyroid again last week and this time it came back normal. I guess it was just a hic-up last time.

Donna, how are you feeling now? Better, I hope!

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We had a great Christmas, but now the flu is going through our family, I'm the most recent one to come down with it. Taking my meds & trying to rest.

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My niece got off work at noon on Monday so BIL picked her up then swung by to get me, so I had to hurry to get ready in time. My nephew and his wife came over for supper -- we had "make your own pita pizza" and then played a game which is kind of a cross between dominos and something else, but it was a good evening and they didn't leave until about 11 pm. They were spending Christmas day with her family this year. Christmas day was very nice, we did not do stockings this year but opened our presents, and read the story of Christ's birth from the gospels of Mathew and Luke. It was very beautiful and we each took turns reading....
Then we worked on the dinner. My sister decided not to have a Turkey dinner, she wanted something a little less intense...... So we had Hawaiin Haystacks. While there was no turkey to cook or potatoes to mash, there was still a lot of food prep to be done, veggies to chop, etc. I bet it was just as much work, if not more so than a full blown turkey dinner. She had invited the two young men who are serving missions in thier ward at church and did not want to run out of food so we made a lot.....
During the afternoon, BIL and nephew (the younger one) made a fruit tree. It has an apple as a base, the bottom sliced off so it will sit still on the tray, then cored. A carrot sat in the hole of the apple to make a trunk. They then used skewers and poked into the apple, putting different fruit on the skewers. red and green grapes, kiwi, melon, and who knows what all else. My sister cut a star shap out of the honeydew melon and they put that on the top of the "tree" After we ate dinner, we had a pumpkin cheesecake and then everyone got to eat the fruit from the tree. The young men were very appreciative and really enjoyed it.

But sis was so tired yesterday, she said she was not going to cook or do anything next year. It gets to be too much for her and it takes longer to recover. I was thinking maybe I could make some Lasagna next year and just freeze it until Christmas Day, but sis cannot have gluten so no lasagna noodles for her. I guess I have a year to figure out what I can use instead --- that is if she still does not want to cook. She might change her mind by then, lol

I really hope everyone had a great Day on Christmas Day and felt the spirit of the season.

Seasons greetings to one and all.....

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Oh my, what a mess to clean up. Hope you are feeling better soon, Santa will be quickly approaching.

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Thanks. I seem to catch whatever is going around without even trying, but it takes so long to get over it....

Thought I would be smart today and make some split pea soup. It was starting to smell very yummy, but I got sidestracked on the computer because I have so many messages to catch up on....... and I burnt it! That sucker went absolutely dry and I had to open the window to try to blow the smoke outside and get the smoke alarm to stop chirping...... Once the pot cools down I can try to empty it and hopefully it won't have ruined the pot as it is a very expensive one...... But have to stay out of the room until the smoke clears. Here it is minus 20 degrees celcius and I have to have the window open.....

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