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  2. Diana_CT

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    122 this morning Fort Hill Cape Cod National Seashore
  3. Oriana

    Are you on a diet to lose weight?

    ok I'm quitting this diet I'm on. I've been on it too long with no results. I think i'm basically keto with a bit lower fat. I can't believe i'm not losing. I'm staying with no grains (occasional cheat) because I'm able to get out and walk again (limited) which I attribute to the no grains. I'm basically cutting out a lot of meat, much lower fat (my precious cheese!) and adding fruit and beans. Lets see how it goes! (and i'm going to let myself have a bit of no sugar ice cream)
  4. ShottleBop

    Low Carb Daily Diet.....

    Friday, August 16: 5:39 AM (FBG, before breakfast): 93 Breakfast: avocado, Bar M applewood smoked bacon sausage, coffee 11:55 AM (before lunch): 101 Lunch: Cobb salad, lemon matcha Dang That's Good! bar 2:20 PM: 1/4 cup dry roasted, salted macadamias 6:32 PM (before dinner): 96 Dinner: Kirkland rotisserie chicken, spinach/cheese/egg quiche with pork rind crust, glass rose, 1/4 bar Montezuma's Absolute Black, sugarfree popsicle 9:05 PM: 102 Average for the day: 98 Macronutrients: 70 grams carbs (32 grams fiber), 169 grams fat, 116 grams protein Calories: 2,308
  5. adiantum

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    I was told to just take one 300mg tab daily ,but I believe the recommended dose is two.
  6. adiantum

    A Thread For Humor

    A lawyer and an engineer were fishing in the Caribbean. The lawyer said, "I'm here because my house burned down, and everything I owned was destroyed by the fire. The insurance company paid for everything." "That's quite a coincidence," said the engineer. "I'm here because my house and all my belongings were destroyed by a flood, and my insurance company also paid for everything." The lawyer looked somewhat confused. "How do you start a flood?" he asked.
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  8. meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    I will ask the dermatologist about it. Thanks! How much do you use, Lee?
  9. Oriana

    Are you on a diet to lose weight?

    mint chocolate sounds so good
  10. adiantum

    Are you on a diet to lose weight?

    Sometimes I add a few drops of peppermint essence when I make this chocolate or hazelnuts.
  11. adiantum

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    7.6 I see the dermatologist more often then my GP. He has me taking Vit B3 for my skin Mike this link might interest you . https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/blog/the-role-of-vitamin-b3-in-reducing-non-melanoma-skin-cancer/
  12. xpDiabetes

    Need urgent help Please

    Wish you all a Great Weekend. I have one question regarding blood pressure. My BP used to be 95/65 range. Suddenly in the last reading I got 120/80. Given that I lost weight, is there anything to be concerned about ?
  13. ran23

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    98 today ! hot and refinishing shoes a darker brown.
  14. meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    @janice21475 - I must echo what @Hammer wrote. I was stupid and did not see a doctor for a good 15 years. I knew there were things wrong with me and simple fear kept me from going. I finally went and found what was really wrong with me was serious but not quite as bad as the fear. 3 years in now... At first, I had to see my PCP every 3 months, then every 6 months, now it is once a year. He jokes that I am one of the healthiest diabetics he has come across. I still test daily and if something starts to go wrong, I can come see him anytime. I had to see the ophthalmologist every 6 months but he relaxed that to once a year since my eyes seem to be fine and my A1c is normal. He jokes around with me too and asks me if I really have diabetes. The dermatologist is the not so fun doctor. Every 3 months for now. I have a lot of body work. The first couple spots were kind of big. The most recent on my arm was not too bad though. I went for a mohs surgery and they got it in the first pass. It wasn't any worse than the biopsy the dermatologist took. I have one more on my scalp to look at. The good thing is they are smaller and we catch them early because I go see him so often. Please go get checked out more often! ~ Mike
  15. Hammer

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    Janice, don't wait so long to see your doctor. Avoiding the doctor can only result in serious health issues, and I don't want that to happen to you. I see my doctor every 4 months, and that's because I have my health issues under control. I used to see her every three months, but she saw that I had my health issues under control, she she started making my appointments for every four months. I'm sure that if I asked her, she would make them for every six months, but I don't want to wait that long between appointments. At my age (66), anything can develop in six months, so I'd much rather get checked out every four months....just to make sure that nothing new has developed. Please don't wait too long too see your doctor....seeing your doctor more often could possibly save your life.
  16. Ahnanimus

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    83 for me. Happy weekend guys.
  17. meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    93 this morning. I thought the trades would bring some relief but yesterday was still hot and humid. Had a few rain showers overnight which helped cool things down a bit.
  18. Diana_CT

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    131 @ 4:00 AM
  19. buddy7

    How plastic is affecting our environment!

    An abstract on plastic pollution! The first step to recovery is recognizing you have a problem, so the saying goes. It’s time we face our collective problem: addiction to single-use plastic. Plastic is so central to modern society that it’s nearly impossible to imagine life without it. Single-use plastics make daily tasks more efficient, easier, and just plain convenient. They’re also cheap. That’s why plastics are now so ubiquitous that they’re nearly invisible, their use as much a part of our everyday routines as the air we breathe. Yet our addiction is on full display. As we’ve demanded more and more of our chosen drug, corporations have delivered. Think about your local supermarket, for instance. The Guardian surveyed five typical grocery stores and came away with this horrifying conclusion: In supermarkets, “plastic feels more plentiful than the food itself.” In every aisle, across nearly all brands, individual items can be found wrapped in plastic then placed in plastic containers, layers upon layers of disposable plastic packaging. So what happens when we want to quit? It turns out that merely opening our eyes to our daily habit may be the key to rehabilitation, a new survey from my company, Shelton Group, finds. When asked what environmental issues they currently hear about the most, from news, social media, family, and friends, Americans reported that talk of plastic waste in the oceans is now on par with discussions of climate change. In fact, 80% confirm hearing about bans on single-use plastics. This new familiarity is correlated with a revelation. Americans now see plastic waste in our oceans as a bigger concern than climate change, the study found: 65% of people report feeling concerned about plastics, compared to 58% concerned about climate change. The more familiar respondents were with single-use plastics bans and the movement to offer plastic alternatives (actually seeing retailers, grocers, and restaurants make an effort to reduce plastics), the more likely they were to be concerned about plastics in the ocean. Broadly speaking, the surge of concern over single-use plastic waste is a testament to the persuasive power of tangible, visible facts. Over the last several years, technological advancements like camera-mounted drones have made it possible to view never-before-seen areas of the Earth and the discarded plastics that litter them—from pictures of miles of floating plastic in the most remote parts of the Pacific Ocean to near-daily images of marine life washing ashore with bellies full of plastic trash. These visuals are not only gut-wrenching, but they’re also personally damning: tangible proof, featuring disposables identical to the sandwich bag you threw away just this morning. On a much larger scale, it’s akin to the 1970s when Americans were confronted for the first time with images of seabirds and ducks trapped by plastic 6-pack rings, inspiring a campaign for consumers to snip the rings before tossing them in the trash. Today, thanks in large part to these eye-opening images, Americans are looking for plastic alternatives. We found that a whopping 80% of people say if they had the option to buy products and goods in something other than single-use plastic packaging, they would. All too often, however, we don’t have that option. Corporations and brands are still largely force-feeding consumer’s single-use plastics. Think back to the grocery store: It would be nearly impossible to completely stop purchasing single-use plastics without saying goodbye to many food items and goods we’ve come to depend on. That’s why it’s time to call our relationship with single-use plastic what it is: an addiction. The data show that the more we confront the realities of our addiction and hear about opportunities for rehab through plastic alternatives, the more committed we grow to quit. Good progress has already been made by companies and restaurateurs banning the use of plastic straws, and more brands are slowly making these decisions to replace single-use plastics and packaging in their products. That’s the path to recovery—and it’s one Americans increasingly want.
  20. janice21475

    Are you on a diet to lose weight?

    Oriana, Have you added up the calorie amount for each meal? That might help you decide if you need less fat. I am sorry you have to worry each pound away. It would be wonderful if wishing would do it.
  21. janice21475

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    Haven't had a Dr. apt in ages, this morning it is pouring rain! Happily I made it there and back with no problem. Could only go 45 on the hiway, it was raining so hard I couldn't see well. Everyone was doing the same speed so no one got mad at me for poking along. So good to be back home, though The roads are like glass. Think this rain will be here for a few days. Won't complain. I have shut the AC off for a while, it must welcome the rest. I get a rest, too. Don't have to carry water to the plants. Take care,
  22. TX_Clint

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    85 today sunny and hot as hades in Texas.
  23. FunDad62

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    121 Tropical stormy type weather here yesterday and this morning. In Florida. In August. Imagine that. TGIF.
  24. Oriana

    Are you on a diet to lose weight?

    299.8 I don't know why this 300 threshold is so hard to break and keep. Should I eat less fat? i've been eating mozzarella and making my own chocolates out of coconut oil and cocoa-but I have not been eating very much of it. Really a few small bites a day. I've been mostly just eating meat and salad.
  25. Hey everyone, I'm doing some research as part of my undergrad nursing program, I'm looking for people with type 2 diabetes to take an anonymous survey about their type 2 diabetes experience. I have many family members and friends affected by diabetes and would like to further research in how to improve healthcare experiences for people with Type 2. I worry about the possible stigma and blame someone with type 2 diabetes may experience when visiting the doctor. The survey takes about 10-20 minutes based on your answers. Please click the link below to participate, thanks! https://uvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_78PaX6eeEoVGjOt This is a supported research project by my university's Institutional Review Board, approval was granted April 29, 2019 by Utah Valley University. I receive no financial benefit from this research. If you have any questions or concerns please email me at 10739476@my.uvu.edu. Allyn Harker RN
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  27. adiantum

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    7.2 I'm enjoying the days becoming longer and warmer.
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