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This is great information. Thanks for sharing. Report
Good morning! Thanks for sharing Report
glucose testing, for me, is critical. Report
Good article, with important information to know. Report
Sorry about the typo, I couldn't find how to edit my comment. Have a great day everyone! Report
Whenever I drink alcohol (especially if I binge drink), my blood pressure shoots up to critically alarming levels (as in "You need to call 911!", but I never have). When I eliminate alcohol, my average blood pressure is below 120 systolic and 60s diastolic. Today was 107 over 62, heart rate 61 and it's been like that since Valentine's Day (after 3 days detox at home). My heart rate also drops, from 100s to upper 50s/low 60s. I'm not sure if everyone is affected by alcohol in this way, but I definitely am. I have proven this over and over again through "extensive testing in the field", as it were! :) My glucose runs on the low side (upper 60s to low 70s on average). I don't plan on drinking alcohol every again! (again.) For Kathy and all others with health challenges, I wish you all the very best for feeling better soon! Report
These are good guidelines. I track my glucose and ketones (not mentioned here) several times a day because I am eating the Keto lifestyle with my doctor's permission. I will be showing her my results in 2 months to see how I am doing. My glucose levels are much more even now - no spiking. And I've lost about 10 pounds. Everyone needs to find what works for them. I want to start tracking my blood pressure and resting heart rate. Report
Excellent need-to-know information! Report
Very useful information!! Report
Great information. Report
Great Article, Thanks! Report
I'm 68 and I have asthma and a-fib. My resting heart rate today is 120. No, I'm not out of shape; I've had a cold for 4 days and I'm wheezing now. When I got older I had more and greater challenges against staying healthy. I also had a greater repertoire of health ideas. Report
I get my BP and glucose checked regularly and both are always great, with my BP always trending on the quite low side. I was quite happy to read about resting heart rate....isn't it best to test that upon waking, before getting out of bed....and taking an average of several days? I need to do that. Report
All my life I had great bp. It run normal low [ 106 to116 over like 70] when it started staying around 140, my dr put me on meds.I am hoping by losing weight I can get off this med ,but I also know when you have diabetes they like you to take it as a prevention of kidney problems. My dr. done this years ago when my pressure was great, I work at a cleaning company and my readings was like 90/50 I could not bend without almost passing out and she told me to keep taking it, this was the one time I didn't do what she said. I didn't want to end up on the floor with injuries. Report
I hope you all get/feel better soon. Since I have been doing this faithfully, I have been feeling great ( as long as I don't forget to take my medicine). As I have an AutoImmune disease called Sneddon's Syndrome. It's very rare; it messes with your blood, nerves, bones and whatever else it wants to hurt you with. It's attacked all those and left me with being disabled.

This healthy, fun, and exciting site has given me hope, joy and feeling great!
My prayers are with you all.
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