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Great idea if you have a 2nd Freezer or a large refrigerator with much freezer space but my refrigertor does not have much freezer space and i can barely get ice cubes in it so freezing portion containers doesn't work for me.




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Thanks for the help . I have several days where I get up by 4:00 am and home around 6 . I shall get small containers and see how they work .

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7/25/14 8:52 P

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exactly right!
There are several companies that make covered dinner plates.

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I bought some blue Ziploc sectioned heavy plastic safe plates to make my own frozen meals.. Every leftover goes on one. We use them when time is tight. add salad or an extra veggie.. a dab of roast, some rice and a veggie,,all leftover,,
I am not sure if Ziploc still makes them, but we love them!! They have covers that also go in the micro!!

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Thanks, Debbie.
As I am quite busy, I often 'batch cook' and freeze in portion sizes that can be easily warmed up.

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Dr. Patricia is correct and i honestly go by her advice. Processed foods have hidden chemicals that aren't even listred on the packaging. I do keep frozen TV dinners in the fridge for those nights when I don't ahve anything thawed to cook or am too tired. I ahve tried them all but as a diabetic I can honestly tell you that the one called "Healthy choice" is the best on my diabetes. It may not be the best tasting but my numbers are lower after consuming it. Cooking from scratch is healthier though.



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Why would you want to use these?
rule of thumb - the more processed, the less healthy.

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Can healthily choice , smart one's and lean cuisine frozen meals along with extra veg be used for meals?

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If your FBG is consistently below 80, I suggest calling your Dr. You may need to decrease your insulin a little bit more. Ideal is 80 - 100.

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Sorry I should have mentioned the insulin. When it is part of your every day life you sometimes forget. Took 24 again last night and was 71 again. Yet this evening I was 176 - put that down to having eaten a banana and some cherries for my snack instead of cold meat. I don't mind if I can see a reason for it.

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SUNSHINE-GIRL,
I'm relieved.
I wasn't aware you were on insulin.

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71 this morning, so still need to keep a careful eye on it. Was told to reduce the diamicron if there is no improvement but will give it a couple of days

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Been for a check up with the doctor. It was a hypo and when she saw my historical results it became obvious (I keep a daily diary). I have been showing around 65 to 69 most mornings (that's 3.2 / 3.5 on the other scale) for quite a while and not thinking anything of it, just thought I needed more food. It is my own fault as the doctors told me to reduce my insulin from 28 units to 24 and I don't seem to have taken that on board. However, at the same check up he started lecturing me about cholesterol levels as they were high at 5.5 (normally below 2) so I guess I was concentrating on that.

I am going to completly overhaul my diet as I have become too rigid over the years and need to add some more good stuff in. Spark pages will be of help in that.

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Thanks, that's a worry. I cannot make an appt until Friday now as he is closed on Thursday but will say it is urgent when I call.

Called in at doctors this morning and have an appt with a different doctor this afternoon.

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use a manicure scissors to cut around it - leaving the tape on the steristrips.

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Patricia, Thank you.

And what if the glue on the tape is stuck to the surgi strips? ???



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SUNSHINE-GIRL,
You NEED to get to your doctor NOW!
Vomiting and wetting on yourself are more typically symptoms of a seizure.
Is it from hypoglycemia or something else has to be checked out.
This MAY be serious and not worth taking a chance.

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I suggest getting a 'sopping wet' cloth. Put it on the tape for ~ 20 min.
Then as the edges loosen, wet the 'glue' on the tape.

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Dr Patricia

I was diagnosed with Type 2 in 2006. I have only ever had one hypo when I was first diagnosed and went nearly a whole day without food (broken tooth prevented eating) and just flaked out and went to sleep.

However, yesterday I had what I believe to be a massive hypo. I had a normal breakfast (yog, fruit and nuts with a water a fruit juice mix drink) was just about to go shopping when I saw flashing lights and felt 'strange' out of my body. I knew I couldnt get up so asked my hubby to reach my testing kit and I tried to do a test but don't remember anything else. I woke up still in the chair, covered in vomit and had wet myself and my hubby was talking (shouting) to me to come round. When I could speak he asked me where I kept my glucose tablets. I couldnt speak enough to tell him but he found them anyway. I chewed a tablet and started to recover. He said I was unconscious for about 2 mins. It left me feeling weak and cold and after a shower to wash away the vomit I sat wrapped in a blanket for most of the day.

My question is - was that typical of a hypo. My bloods are normally around 80 in the morning but I only test once a day alternating between morning and evening, yesterday was meant to be an evening test so don't know what my readings were. After the hypo and the glucose tab I tested at 112. I have decided to test twice a day from now on. Next question is should I go see my doctor straight away. My view is it is over and finished so what is the point of telling the doctor now. I will tell him at my next check up in 4 weeks.

I keep myself well, eat well and exercise. I am currently losing weight slowly, mainly due to giving up alcohol last year.

Seems such a lot to answer so I will leave it at that.

Many thanks

Denise

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Dr. Patricia

This is non Diabetic related.

I had surgery last week Thursday to implant a central line chest port. It's a Bard Power Port to help with my IVIG infusions for the myasthenia Gravis I ahve. The surgery went well but my major issue is the tape used above the surgi strips that hold the incision together. My skin doesn't cooperate with it plus i was out in the sun and got sunburnt. Day after surgery. Big mistake on my part. there are 3 pea sized blisters next to the cler duct tape. I ahve talked with my surgeon and his nurse and was told to remove that in the shower and keep the surgi strips on for 10 days. The edges re frayed and causing itching. Do you know of a save wy to remove this horrible tape? It looks like package clear shipping tape. torture. Thank you.



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I found that out the hard way. Thank you.
I'll be seeing what i can do about magnesium if that was checked but most likely not.



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Debbie,
More than 4 oz of juice in 24 hr can raise havoc with BG.
Also, low magnesium can cause leg cramping.

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Mary,
You've got a good plan there.

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Good job, MaryBR! It's not easy but one must understand the seriousness of Diabetes. It is progressive. I can understand the bread and pasta frenzy. Have you tried 100% whole wheat bead or 7/9 grains and wholewheat pasta? It's something that would be better on your diabetes.

Here's something else to think about...
I wake up almost nightly for several years with severe leg cramps in the calves and feet. My potassium is norml according to my Dr. and blood work and i ahve about 8 cups of water a dy so i'm not dehydrated. A friend told me to try orange juice. I had a 1/2 cup of orange juice that says 100% pure. It's still got sugar in it. When my bs has been ana verage of 100 and i drink orange juice with my night time meds i wake with a 141 fbs. Go figure. What one thinks is good for us is bad for a diabetic.



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Patricia and Debbie, thanks for the info. Two years ago I lost over 70lbs. so I know how to lose the weight (as long as I stick to it) but the diabetes is what's confusing me. I don't drink soda, use any sugar and salt any foods I prepare. I have however been pasta and bread crazy lately. So I'm starting to work on doing away with these foods. I think what I'm going to do is what I did before -- more vegetables (not a big fruit eater anyway), fish and chicken.
I also joined a gym and signed up for yoga classes. Patricia - I am going to meet with the nutritionist when the doctor sets it up for me. My mother was obese, had diabetes, breast cancer and passed 2 years ago from the breast cancer returning. I know I'm high risk and need to make a life change now. Thanks again!!

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BTW: I totally agree with keeping an appointment with the nutritionist. Your, lifestyle, food preferences, heritage, etc can all be addressed. There is no 'perfect for everyone' solution.

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I believe in the KISS principle (Keep It Super Simple).

God knows what we need nutrient-wise and has provided us with what we need.

First, the closer it is to natural, the better it is for us. The more processed it is, the worse it is.
Second, we are created with teeth for both carnivores (meat eating) and herbivores (plant eating). Thus, we should have a variety of foods.
Third, protein is known to help stabilize blood sugars - thus some protein every meal.
Fourth, small, frequent meals (~ 150 - 250 calories) 5 - 6 x's a day.

I know this didn't exactly answer your question. IMHO, most diets tend to be 'fads'.
The DASH - Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is popular right now.
Before that, it was the South Beach diet and prior to that the Atkins diet.

What seems to be a 'common thread' in all of them is
1) protein-rich foods
2) vegetables and fruits

As a diabetic, remember to keep fruit in moderation and have more veggies.


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I know I'm not Dr. Patricia I havew been researching recipes and diets for diabetics earlier and came across this.

dashdiet.org/

I honestly believe the diabetic diet is sheer torture I like variety. where Spark People says you fill your plate so full and ahve big portions I do we portions. A lot of food goes a long way and can actually put on weight.



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I have a question. I was told by the doctor this week that my glucose level is still high (from last year, I should have listened) it was 143. I am supposed to check my blood about 3 times a week. My cholesterol was also high LDL was at 125 and she wants it under 100 so she increased my meds from 20mg to 40mg daily. I need to lose about 80lbs which I am beginning to work on. Doctor also suggested meeting with a nutritionist which I have not done yet - in the works. My question is I am googling all over for info about what I can and can't eat. I am the type that needs everything on paper. Is there something I can follow to make things easier for myself. I was looking into the DASH diet and someone suggested the biggest loser diet too. Any help is greatly appreciated.

thank you

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I wish 'the wake up call' would come for people with diagnosis but the past can't be changed. We can only improve the future.
I do get tired of people using excuses as to why they 'have to' continue destructive behaviors after being educated in the probable consequences.
I wish I had a 'magic wand' so the 'a ha' moments would be more often and earlier in the disease process.

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I've learned about fruit a very small apple 1/4-1/2 cup serving size only. Never anything alrge. 1/4" slice of canteloupe. it's candy to a diabetic and not ahving meds is not making it any better. Fruit, white things like rice, potatoe, pasta, etc oh yeah bread are bad for diabetics. If it's a sandwich only 1/2 sandwich. I tried for the firtt time last night having yogurt as evening snack. FBS this morning was 82 YESS! That was Chobani blueberry.

Believe me, I'm trying to be more serious minded now that I'm on insulin. Theres no messing around.



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At http://www.healthykin.com/ an Embrace meter is less than $10. and strips for it are $6.95 for 50.

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I really listened about the fruit when you both talked about it..When I eat it, I try to stick to mid-day.. since I get up so early, I eat Cheerios at five-ish, then have my "breakfast of sugar free oatmeal, cheese stick and apple for ten-ish..

I burn 95% of my calories between five a.m. and one p.m. I am anxious to get some health coverage so I can get back to testing my BS.

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it is a good team

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I really regret not taking the pre diabetes diagnosis more seriousl or i would not be where i am today.

I know people think Fruit i good and healthy for you but as a diabetic it is not so good for you.It can be as bad as eating 3 scoops of chocolate ice cream.

Patricia, most of what i ahve learned about diet ahs been right here in this team.



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Debbie and Mary,
I wish I could 'clone' you both to aid me in getting the message to my patients of how important diet is in blood glucose control.

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I think you're doing wonderful Sugarfreebie! the same routing as me. And myt numbers are so much better. The sweet fruits which is pretty much all fruits are scarce. Last night snack for me around 9 pm before meds was roasted asparagus (8) and a string cheese. 106 this am and to think weeks ago i was ana verage of 250. Keep up the good work.



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have you tried it just at bedtime?

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TY Doc Patricia for the gabapentin info--ended up so "somnolent" (slept my days away) that I stopped using it. I got only a week's worth of med to begin with b/c of my very long history of med intolerances.

Good news on the sugar front, though--after less than a week of no grains and little fruit my FBSs have dropped by 40, the lowest in WEEKS--130 today. Eating eggs, plain/light yogurt, cheese, meat, nuts, a few berries, and big bowlfuls of vegetables. Feel fine, can actually exercise a little as long as I have as little impact as possible. Could this be the long-sought route back to health for me?? Very optimistic right now.

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Since I heard my Dr. say the word insulin my eating is much better. At yesterdays follow up I had lost 6 more pounds. So it's in my favor. Thank you.



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Great! That's the goal!

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So far I don't believe I've had a problem at all. It's going tood. It was a struggle at firt now my numbers are normal.



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Metformin doesn't drop blood glucose too low. I'm on metformin.

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No. I also take a 1000 mg metformin .



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Yes, the symptoms are the same. Many people also experience sweating. Is the Lantus the only diabetic medicine you are on?

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Hello Doc Patricia

As you know, I'm new to taking insulin. I started the injections about 6 weeks ago. Itt's been a struggle for me. But t 40 units of the lantus solo star pen i am finally waking up to a reading this morning of 93. I was so happy. The diabetic diet although it is extremely healthy it is the most cruel diet ever. My question is this... How will i know during the night if i get a low. I'm not one for checking my numbers when i'm half asleep. Would the symptoms be the same as during the day time? shakes for me and irritability or what? Thank you.

BTW I only inject once a day and that is at night.



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These are the more common side effects of Gabapentin - dizziness, somnolence, peripheral edema, GI upset, ataxia, visual disturbances, thought disorder, abnormal gait, incoordination.
The one that I note most commonly with my patients is the somnolence, so I usually start by dosing at bedtime. This is a drug that had an extremely wide range of effective doses - anywhere from 100 mg a day to 1800 mg a day.

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Glad to have found this team and this topic.
Found out just yesterday that part of my chronically horrible foot pain is d/t neuropathy (my diabetes was officially diagnosed just last Dec w/ a1c of 8.8 but have been fighting unstable blood sugar for about 45 yrs--hereditary). I tore up my feet in the last 10 yrs of a 35-yr health care career so they are already full of edema, arthritis, spurs, and "significant" deformities partially corrected by surgery--and now this. I was given a scrip for gabapentin but have no real idea of what kind of side effects to look for. Sometimes the burning is so bad I can't sleep at night despite meds. Any advice?

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My GUESS is before you eat. My reason for this is after you eat, the body is absorbing nutrients. If I remember correctly, swimming after eating can lead to abdominal cramps.

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Dr Patricia
When is the best time to walk before or after you eat?

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Wow, that long.. Thank you very much, eases my mind.

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yes.
kenalog is long acting and the effects can be as long as 1 mo to 6 wks.

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I had a kenalog injection in my knee 20 days ago and my BS is still about 30 points higher than usual for me. Is that normal?

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Most people, who have healthy diets, don't need to supplement. Your level can be checked with a blood test.

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Dr. Patricia...
I'm 57. What is a good amount/grams of B-12 to take per day?



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OK, Thank You so much Dr.Patricia. The link to articles gave me a better understanding of the reasoning behind the theory of aiming for an A1C at or below 7.0.

Still hard for me to let go of my decade of A1C below 6.0 , and learning to be comfortable with slightly higher BG #'s.

But I do "get-it" now. Thanks for your response, and sharing your knowledge!



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Dr.R.'s line about loosening up - It is easy to go overboard and from what you write, you are doing fantastic!

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Thanks Dr. Patricia, I appreciate the link to the article.

Wondering what part of my diet you don't agree on..is it just my window of calories, 1200 to 1400 a day? I guess it should it be lower?
Or was it Dr.R.'s line about loosening up.."Have that piece of cake once in a while, just make it a small one!"
Unfortunately, I do eat cake or other forbidden goodies. I eat anything I want..just try to do it in moderation. The only item I have taken out of my diet is grapefruit and all fruit juices. Miss the grapefruit...It was my breakfast for years, just 1/2 a sectioned grapefruit, left for me everyday by my husband. Now, neither of us can eat it due to meds we take. Don't miss fruit juice at all.
I have been on thousands of diets in my life, probably lost and gained a thousand lbs. But a few years ago, I stopped "dieting", and just try to eat healthier. And my weight is S L O W L Y going down.

Thank you for taking time for my questions.

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Thanks for sharing that article Patricia.



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I prefer all my diabetics to have a HgbA1c at or below 7.
The concern your endocrinologist (and I) have of too tight of control is hypoglycemia, People can die if their sugar goes too low. 82 is NOT too low.
Normal BG is 80 - 110 by most standards.
I agree with decreasing the med but disagree about the diet.
Hypoglycemia is more frequent as we get older.
Also, as we get older, the body often shows less signs that BG is dropping.

This article may be helpful.
Skyler JS, Bergenstal R, Bonow RO, Buse J, Deedwania P, Gale EA, et al. Intensive glycemic control and the prevention of cardiovascular events: Implications of the ACCORD, ADVANCE, and VA diabetes trials.A position statement of the American Diabetes Association and a scientific statement of the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association. Diabetes Care. 2009;32:187–92. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PM
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Hi Dr.Patricia ... I had posted a question on another thread on this site, and another member suggested that I ask it here.
I turned 65 and saw a new Endocrinologist, back in late December.
I have been diagnosed type II Diabetic over 22 years ago. I usually manage to keep my A1C under 6.0. With Oral meds, diet, and not enough exercise.

Well, my new Endo, has told me that I am keeping it under too tight a control. That studies have shown that there is no benefit to Seniors to stay in such tight control, and there are even some links to "early death".
So she cut one of my Rx in half, and said to loosen up, enjoy that cake once in awhile just make it a small piece.

So on this new 2.5 mg of Glipizide (was 5mg) my FBG reading have gone from an average of 82 to an average of 109. (this is only since the New Year.)
She says we'll aim for an A1C of around 7.0 .
And I am trying to be comfortable with that. It is hard to change my mindset, after 20 years. Also I am morbidly obese, I watch what I eat, stay under 1500 calories a day, so, my weight has been going down slowly. So I'm not going to be loosening up too much on diet.

But I cannot find any chart of recommended BG Averages specifically for Seniors. I've contacted ADA, and they have nothing..just regular tables of Adult recommended ranges..none specific for Seniors.

Do you know anything about this apparently new evidence? Do you know where I can find the charts showing new BG ranges for Seniors? Any thoughts of this?
Thanks for taking time to read this. Theresa

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It digests more slowly, stabilizing the blood glucose. Therefore, there are less highs and lows in the blood glucose.

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Why is it so important that a Diabetic must have protein almost everytime they eat?



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I usually don't get into specifics as I don't have enough information.
Ideal FBG is 80 - 110 so you are at the high end of normal.

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Hi Dr Patricia, a couple of months ago my dr said my sugar was a little high when he did my blood work for my 6 month check up. I'm 55 yrs old and both my mom and my older sister had type 2 diabetes. Both have died, my mom from a car accident and my sister from complications to her diabetes and dialysis. I went ahead a bought a FreeStyle Lite glucose meter and my morning fasting blood sugar is usually between 105-115.

My question is, how many carbs should I be eating a day?

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Thanks so much for your help!

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sounds good

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Well my meter may have been wrong all along. I had quite the scare going from fasting glucose readings of 89 - 116 to 122 - 148. My brother died from pancreatic cancer. My mom died from complications from her diabetes. It is always in the back of my mind to monitor my pancreas function. I was sure my A1c was up after having a steroid shot in the hospital on 9/30 but couldn't explain the higher glucose readings since November . Just got my blood test results. My A1c went from 6.1 to 6.3 which is not too bad. Better than when it went up to 7.5 after being on Prednisone for a week in 2011. Now here is where it gets really interesting. I tested at home before going to the doctor. My fasting glucose reading was 128. My doctor's blood test had a reading of 102. I believe I should believe the blood test was more accurate than my meter. Do you agree???? I asked my doctor for a script for a new meter and testing supplies. Can't wait to see what readings I will get.

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I am glad you had a great birthday and spent it with your wonderful friends.

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Happy Birthday Dr Pat!

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It's December 12... I wanted to take this time in this thread space jsut to wish you, Dr. Patricia, who means so much to all of us with your worldly Dr. and friendly advice a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! May your day be a special one.



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Thank you Dr. Patricia!



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Thanks Dr Pat! I appreciate your help!

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Debbie,
Cold hands and feet are more commonly due to circulation than diabetes. That said, diabetes can affect blood vessels so may be indirectly related.

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LOTALAFFS, diarrhea unfortunately is a relatively common problem when one starts on metformin. I agree with your doctor to try to see if your body adjusts. These foods help - banana, rice, applesauce, toast, crackers, yogurt (with live culture) and clear liquids.
Insomnia, I suspect, is secondary to the bowel challenges. Relaxation techniques may help.

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Dr. Patricia

In these cold winter months, I feel my hands and feet are expecialy cold. More so than the rest of my body. Is this from bewing diabetic?



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Yesterday and tonight I took the Metformin with dinner. My doctor wants me to stay on it for a few days to see if my body adjusts. I had diarrhea, insomnia and a drop in appetite. Tonight I had a yogurt with my chicken and applesauce. Hope that helps my tummy. Someone told me to decrease my carbs while on Metformin. Is there anything you could suggest to decrease the tummy issues and help me sleep? Thanks!

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