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  2. dowling gram

    Lancing device recommendations

    High blood glucose unleashes a destructive molecule that compromises the immune system. You had high blood glucose and that's why you got an infection because your body couldn't fight off that destructive molecule. Most of us that reuse lancets have our blood glucose under control and that's why we can reuse lancets without a risk of infection. Infection is why out of control diabetics lose limbs or feet and hands. The infection turns to gangrene
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  4. adiantum

    Lancing device recommendations

    Cost has nothing to do with it. The meter company provide me with free lancets which I'll never use at my pace. I only pay 60c for 50 test strips but that doesnt encourage me to test more often. I just see no need to take on an unnecessary task. It will come down to ' your mileage may vary' , so if it works for you to change often, thats fine. In the mornings, I cant do anything with dexterity until after Ive had coffee. I think I'm good to be able to get the lancet to my finger.
  5. meyery2k

    Daily Chat

    Bizarre-o!
  6. janice21475

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    Hammer, You can tell that Doctor, 'Thanks but no thanks!' I am glad you stopped taking them. Not that I encourage 'self medication,' but sometimes you have to listen to your body and not the Doctor. Do take care of yourself I don't like it when friends die on me.
  7. janice21475

    Daily Chat

    Amazing! I certainly learned something reading this. Thanks for posting the link.
  8. Luposian

    Lancing device recommendations

    Anyone who can’t afford a box or two of 100 lancets every couple months and has to reuse a single one 60+ (Twice or more times a day) times a month... that’s BROKE!!! Testing strips are more expensive (proprietary), so I can understand. But lancets are something that poke a hole in your protective layers of this earth suit called a body. No sense risking getting an infection, even if the chance is microscopic. I suffered an serious infection in my thumb in December, which is what lead to the doctor diagnosing me as diabetic. Never had something like that happen ever before... even when I accidentally put my hand too far into a chipper/shredder!
  9. Oriana

    Are you on a diet to lose weight?

    going to the dr on my birthday. might have breakfast with parents. nothing exciting. thank you for knowing
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  11. OneEye

    Lancing device recommendations

    I hear ya'! What are lancets...about 90¢ for 1,000?
  12. Luposian

    Lancing device recommendations

    I’m not that OCD. I just use a new lance every time. It’s a lot simpler! 😁
  13. OneEye

    Lancing device recommendations

    I think the manual describes that as a "field test"!
  14. Kit

    Lancing device recommendations

    I have been known in a pinch to stick my finger in my mouth to "wash it" and then dry it off on my shirt. After testing I usually stick my finger back in my mouth to rinse off what little blood residue there might be.
  15. OneEye

    Lancing device recommendations

    Big fan of 91% Isopropyl alcohol myself. I mean, every time I turn around I'm finding a new use for it. Used to buy it at the supermarket for $2.75 a pint. Then it was hard to get. Dunno if they had a stocking problem or someone kept buying them out before I got there. Bought some 70%...not quite the same thing. Decided to shop eBay and see if they sold it. They do...and the price really surprised me. $5.82 for a 2 pack of 32 ounces. That's like 50% off, no tax, free shipping...and if you need to...you can make your own 70% mixture. Searched YouTube to see if you could distill this into ethyl alcohol. They say you can, but c'mon...it's YouTube!
  16. ShottleBop

    Low Carb Daily Diet.....

    Sunday, March 25: 6:56 AM (FBG, before breakfast): 99 Breakfast: .9 Evergood Louisiana hot, Carbmaster key lime yogurt, coffee with heavy cream 11:04 AM (before lunch): 93 Lunch: avocado, Southern greens blend, toppings off two slices of pizza, 1 oz. pork rinds 3:12 PM (before snack): 109 Snack: 1/4 cup unsalted mixed nuts, Enlightened mint fudge swirl ice cream bar 5:39 PM (before dinner): 106 Dinner: grilled tritip, grilled mushrooms, egg cream (with S'mores-flavored SF syrup) 8:40 PM: 112 Then snack: 2 tbsp Julian's almond butter, Amylu Andouille chicken sausage Average for the day: 104 Macronutrients: 79 grams carbs (27 grams fiber), 162 grams fat, 123 grams protein Calories: 2,231
  17. adiantum

    Daily Chat

    How weird is this... a tree was blown over during a storm & children played in the upended root zone. Then the tree righted itself & crushed a child within the root cavity. 12yo Queensland boy was crushed under fallen tree that sprang upright after severe storm By Jacqui Street Updated about an hour ago Thankfully the child survived. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-25/mum-tells-of-horror-after-finding-son-crushed-by-fallen-tree/10937070
  18. Hammer

    Lancing device recommendations

    I also use the same lancet over and over until I think that it's getting dull, however, my method is a bit different than some of the others here. I wash my hands, then thoroughly dry them off. I have a bottle of 91% rubbing alcohol on my dining room table where I do my testing. I place a cotton ball on top of the bottle of alcohol, turn over the bottle to wet the cotton ball, then I rub the cotton ball on the finger that I'm going to lance. I then grab a clean facial tissue to wipe off the finger, then fold the facial tissue in half longways, then fold it longways a second time, creating a long thin tissue. I then lance my finger, grab the cotton ball that I placed back on top of the alcohol bottle, and wipe off the top of the lancing device with the cotton ball to remove any blood droplets that might have gotten there when I lanced my finger. I then place the cotton ball back on top of the alcohol bottle, squeeze my finger to draw out some blood, and place the blood on the test strip. Once I've done that, I take the folded up facial tissue and wrap it around my lanced finger to soak up any blood that might still be there. I then remove the top of the lancing device, and stick the lancet into the alcohol filled cotton ball several times to clean off any blood that might be on the lancet's tip. I then place the top back on the lancing device, I place the cotton ball on my lanced finger, and put the cap back on the alcohol bottle. I do it this way so that I have the least possible chance of infecting myself.
  19. adiantum

    Are you on a diet to lose weight?

    Hugs to Mod & Oriana and hopes things work out soon. We have a special womans birthday coming up in two weeks............any plans Oriana?
  20. Hammer

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    An 85 (4.72) today. So, the cardiologist put me on two more blood pressure medications a few months ago...the metoprolol tartrate, and the isosorbide mono ER, and he said they were to help relieve my angina. (my blood pressure was fine without those two medications). I started on them, and three days after I started on them, I began to retain a lot of water. My feet were swollen so much that I had trouble getting my shoes on, my ankles looked deformed, my legs were huge, as were my arms, wrists and hands. I called the cardiologist and asked him about it, and he said that those medications wouldn't cause that. I called the pharmacist and he told me the same thing, so I figured that I must be doing something different, but I wasn't. I asked the cardiologist to put me on a second diuretic, so he did (lasix). All that did was to make me have to pee every 20 minutes, but it didn't reduce my water retention. I finally decided to just stop taking those two blood pressure medications, as well as the diuretic, to see what would happen. Well, three weeks after I stopped, all of the water retention is gone, plus that fact that those two blood pressure pills that were supposed to relieve my angina, actually made the angina worse! What bothers me about things like this is that I had to pay more to see a specialist (the cardiologist) to get results like this. As you can imagine, I won't be going back to see the cardiologist again!
  21. ran23

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    119 this morning, then off to the Mall for walking and haircuts. back home to wine and snacks. 147, guess I will walk, rain or not.
  22. adiantum

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    7.6 This is Goldilocks weather.. not too hot & not too cold.. its just right. Still sleeping with just a sheet over me but the duvet is nearby, just in case.
  23. TX_Clint

    is there a best brand of metformin 500mg?

    I would recommend getting Metformin ER (Extended Release Metformin) regardless of the brand. Using the ER version seems to alleviate most complications.
  24. i have taken APO brand for years, but it probably will no longer be made. suggestions? here is what is available locally thanks all APO 500 mg Each white, round, biconvex, scored, film-coated tablet, scored, engraved "M" over "500" on one side and "APO" on the other side, contains metformin HCl 500 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose type LF, magnesium stearate, methylcellulose, polyethylene glycol, and titanium dioxide. ACT 500 mg Each white-to-off-white, round, film-coated, biconvex tablet with logo on one side and "M" over "M" on the other contains 500 mg of metformin HCl. Nonmedicinal ingredients: crospovidone, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl alcohol, povidone, talc, and titanium dioxide. Teva 500 mg Each white, round, biconvex tablet, scored on one side, engraved "novo" on the reverse, contains metformin HCl 500 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: magnesium stearate and povidone. Gluten- and tartrazine-free. Sandoz 500 mg Each white, round, double radius, film-coated tablet debossed "M500" on one side and scored on the other side contains 500 mg of metformin HCl. Nonmedicinal ingredients: povidone K 90, magnesium stearate; film-coating: hypromellose, titanium dioxide (E 171), and macrogol 4000.
  25. modcarb

    Are you on a diet to lose weight?

    Another night of no sleep. Itching so badly, I took 4 Benedryls three times during the night, but it didn't help. I am wondering if the insulin allergy is causing it?? I already took my am shot but will stop for a cople of days to see if the itching stops. Down another # at 276.6.
  26. meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    98 today.
  27. IrinaHarr

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    113 for me
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