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  2. ran23

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    107 today.
  3. meyery2k

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    83 this morning.
  4. Ricros

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    149 this morning lower but not great, then jumped up again. Guess I need to go to the doctor. It has been raining since Sunday cold and wet dark need sunlight soon. Not just rain but cold rain. At least it will be around 50 today.
  5. buddy7

    Vitamin D3 and Covid 19

    Thanks for your input, appreciated.
  6. FunDad62

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    91 @IrinaHarr - And we've had record high temps here for a week. Supposed to be 88 today but finally cool off tonight and tomorrow's high is only 73. My a/c has been running a lot.
  7. Dowling

    Vitamin D3 and Covid 19

    cholecalciferol us vitaminD3 so you are getting 1000IU of vitamin D3 from them the same as your non prescription and you could take them both together for a total of 2000IU. That is the daily dose I have taken for the last 18 years. Every day year round. It is recommended that you not exceed 4000IU daily. Saying you are lacking sunlight is another way of saying your vitamin D3 levels are low. Your Doctor must test your levels with your blood test. Where you live I'd take Vitamin D3 year round. Those cloudy days in summer aren't giving you vitamin D3 and unless you spend at least 15 minutes in the sun daily you are not getting enough vitamin D. Those people in Greenland and the Arctic eat a lot of fish and even seal that are natural sources of vitamin D3. Fish especially salmon is the only natural food that contains vitamin D3. Milk, Some orange juice and some cereal do have vitamin D added in small amounts.
  8. IrinaHarr

    Low Carb Daily Diet.....

    Wednesday, October 28 Breakfast: sprouted wheat toast with butter, aged cheddar, black coffee Lunch: italian meatballs hash (chopped frozen meatballs, sliced leeks, peppers, mushrooms; hubby god a little diced potatoes in his), apple, tea Snack: 1 oz cheddar Dinner: chicken kung pao stir fry with extra veggies (all frozen TJs products), tried savory cheese scones made with 50% almond flour, hot chai tea with heavy cream (NOT the sweetened kind).
  9. IrinaHarr

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    133 today. Our snow usually begins a month later, Sunday snow was record early courtesy of cold front from Canada. It all melted, temp was 58F and very nice outside yesterday; I was cutting down frozen annuals from the rest of the garden. Found two more tulip bulbs, they roll when thrown in the air and I am sure puppy found it extra amusing especially so because she procured them herself
  10. buddy7

    Vitamin D3 and Covid 19

    I see my DSNs Nurse at least 3 times a year for my diabetes, and what kind of worries me. She always told me I’m lacking sunlight, so she gives me 28 cholecalciferol 1000 units’ capsules 1 per day. How much Vitamin D is too much before it becomes Toxic? I also take ultra-vitamin D 1000 IU from my pharmacist non-prescription, but may I add not together, when one runs out, then I take the other. As a rule, I generally start these courses in the winter months, when there’s less sunshine about. Does this matter? There are people on the Globe i.e. Greenland who only see the sunshine 2-3 months per year, how does this affect them medically?
  11. ShottleBop

    Low Carb Daily Diet.....

    Wednesday, October 28: 6:09 AM (FBG, before breakfast): 111 Breakfast: 1/4 bar Montezuma's Absolute Black, TJ's handful dry roasted almonds, 2.45 oz. brie, coffee 11:22 AM (before lunch): 92 Lunch: salad (3 oz. leftover steak, 1 oz. ea. pepperoni and fresh mozzarella, mini bell peppers, green olives, olive oil, lettuce), Truly Spiked & Sparkling seltzer 4:00 PM (snack): 1 oz. pork rinds 6:45 PM (before dinner): 93 Dinner: toppings off two slices (med.) pizza, 6 oz. chianti, coffee with heavy cream 8:55 PM: 85 Average for the day: 95 Macronutrients: 42 grams carbs (13 grams fiber), 132 grams fat, 85 grams protein Calories: 1,943
  12. Dowling

    Heart Attack

    Years ago I watched a show on PBS where a number of cardiologists were talking about Cholesterol and heart attacks. I can't remember how many cardiologists were talking but it was at least 3. They all said that in their practices they found that there was no correlation between high cholesterol and who had heart attacks. They had just as many people with and without high cholesterol. I have had high cholesterol--not just borderline-- for as long as they have been measuring it. I just turned 80 and doctors have repeatedly wanted me to go on Statins which I refused. I've never had any heart problems in all those years so don't second guess yourself. Be thankful you came through it OK and that you were in the right place at the right time.
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  14. Hammer

    Vitamin D3 and Covid 19

    I've been taking D3 for years because the blood pressure pill that I take makes me photosensitive, so I can't be exposed to the sun for too long. The most sun that I get is when I mow the lawn, and I can see that my arms, which are exposed, are slightly sunburned each time I mow. Speaking of being around sick people, years ago, I was working on a construction site where they were erecting a pharmaceutical plant. A building like this can't have windows that open, so in the summer time, they had to install a huge, temporary air conditioning/heating duct system. It recirculated the air in the building, but the contractor was cheap and didn't want to pay to install the proper filters in it, so it just recirculated the air. Needless to say, everyone on the job site came down with either a cold, usually the flu, and sometimes pneumonia. We told all new hires that they would get one of those three things, and most of them did in the first week they were there. I was there for 8 months and I never got it. I think that I was the only person to not get sick.
  15. Dowling

    Vitamin D3 and Covid 19

    Yes Hammer it probably helped but no one could prove that. I too get very few colds and flu. I did have the flu after Christmas last year. My family was home for a week and my grandson had the flu. It raged through both our and my sons wife's family. I'm not usually in close contact with sick people for that long. Before that it had been around 5 years with no cold or flu. I've been taking 2000IU of vitamin D3 daily for around 20 years. I started taking it for my bones but finding out it helps the immune system is a bonus. It's interesting to note that 50% of people are deficient in Vitamin D3
  16. ran23

    Vitamin D3 and Covid 19

    Every time I have a Lab test, I have to stop my 8-10,00 D3, it messes with my thyroid.
  17. Hammer

    Vitamin D3 and Covid 19

    I've been taking this D3 supplement for years. My supplement is a 5000 IU gel cap. Maybe that might explain why I haven't had the flu in more that 40 years, or a cold in more than 12 years?...probably not, but it's interesting to think that it might be helping.
  18. Hammer

    Heart Attack

    xpDiabetes, it's good to hear that you made it through that. I think that a contributing factor in heart attacks, as well as all of our health, is genetics. A person can eat all of the wrong foods, smoke, never exercise, and they could live to be 100, and I feel that it would be due to that person's genetic makeup. I remember watching an old Johnny Carson show, and one of his guests was a 100 year old actor. As Johnny was chatting with him, the old guy pulled out a cigarette and lit it. Johnny looked at him, then asked him if it was a good idea for him to smoke at his age. The old guy smiled and said that he had seen his doctor the week before, and the doctor asked him if he smoked, and he said yes. The doctor told him that he should quit. The old guy said, "Doc, I've been smoking for 90 years and it hasn't killed me yet." He said that the doctor smiled back at him and said that if he's been smoking that long, then there's no point in quitting.
  19. adiantum

    Heart Attack

    Glad your still with us @xpDiabetes . Like you, a college friend ate all the right things & didnt smoke, yet he had a fatal heart attack while putting his surfboard on the car.
  20. adiantum

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    7.4.. that'd be the two Minties I had last night. "It's momemts like these you need Minties" My dogs have never been diggers although the Doberwoman loved to dig in the sand at the beach. Snow already... wow
  21. meyery2k

    Vitamin D3 and Covid 19

    I know it is irreverent, but I can bring this up with the dermatologist when he gets on me for all the sun exposure. I listen and wear sleeves and a cap but I still get a lot more exposure to the sun than is probably good for me. Sunscreen only works so much.
  22. meyery2k

    Heart Attack

    I am glad you got through that! Humans are so complex, I doubt we will ever have the answers to everything. We don't completely understand how viruses work as COVID 19 demonstrates. We have a lot of information and have come a long way but we can't even agree on whether a virus is a living organism or not. Get well soon!
  23. meyery2k

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    92 today. Fooling around some more with manual shooting in macro. Getting better with practice...
  24. ran23

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    Another 117 in the morning. 32 outside.
  25. xpDiabetes

    Heart Attack

    Dear Friends, I do not think this is direct relation to diabetes. On October 18, I suffered a massive heart attack with 3 arteries blocked 100%, 70% and 90%. I did not get the medical records yet as the department is closed and will only mail after I give a consent by mail. On october 19th, my heart completely stopped for a min. The ICU staff somehow revived me. In the hindsight, I think using statins would have benefitted me. But I will never know. May be they would have postponed the event by a couple of years and would never have avoided altogether. My A1C, BG range, BP and Cholesterol were always good numbers. Cholesterol is a border line high but never alarming. I was physically active and did all the right things about diet. Still I suffered a heart attack.
  26. Ricros

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    175 today. Got it down to 98 three hours later.
  27. IrinaHarr

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    136 today. As the snow melted I was noticing little white objects on the lawn - the puppy did get 3 tulip bulbs out right before snowfall, I noticed dirt and covered up the hole but did not realize she got that deep. My fault, I forgot to put "repellant" on top of mulch - when I pick my yard I put couple pieces with pooper scooper on top of new beds and she avoids that area. Nothing else works, not lemon peel, not any other repellants and she seems to be attracted to find out what this new smell is...
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