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  2. ran23

    What drives you bananas?

    Not sure what age I was, maybe before the teens. My cat curled up on my lap one Saturday morning while I watching TV. She started popping out kittens and I was just amazed. Good thing I just got out of bed.
  3. OneEye

    What drives you bananas?

    Careful what you wish for. I was there while my son was being born. Put me off on having sex for a long time. Kinda like sitting at the table on Thanksgiving and someone leans over the table and throws up a whole plate of Thanksgiving. Everyone kinda loses their appetites.
  4. Today
  5. ShottleBop

    Low Carb Daily Diet.....

    Sunday, December 8: 6:35 AM (FBG, before breakfast): 95 Breakfast: avocado, Louisiana hot, Carbmaster banana cream pie yogurt, coffee with heavy cream 11:25 AM (snack): 1 oz. Irish whiskey 11:36 AM (before lunch): 88 Lunch: Amylu Andouille chicken sausage, 1/6 bar crystallized ginger and 74% dark chocolate, 1/4 cup unsalted, mixed nuts 3:54 PM (before dinner): 82 Dinner: 4 oz. grilled London broil; 2 oz. grilled salmon; 3/4 cup steamed cauliflower; 2 oz. almond butter; White Claw Natural Lime hard seltzer 6:47 PM: 92 Average for the day: 89 Macronutrients: 59 grams carbs (21 grams fiber), 142 grams fat, 105 grams protein Calories: 2,066
  6. dowling gram

    Daily Chat

    -Hammer Really!! Do you really expect the police know in advance when a crime is being committed so they can be there to prevent it or stop it. That is unreasonable. The police protect us by cracking drug gangs and arresting criminals and keeping our neighborhoods safe. I have friends who are cops and I've listened to them talk about arresting bad guys only to turn around and find the courts have freed them. Some of the stories they tell would make the hair on your head stand on end. Cops are only people trying to do the best Job they can and many times putting their lives on the line. When it comes to the Tesla it should be banned until It's faulty systems are fixed and people have to read their manuals. I just read a story about a guy who put his Tesla on GPS auto correct and exited the car to check on his dog. The car took off and ran into 2 parked cars and then hit a telephone pole. The manual says not to rely solely on the auto correct system. The law says you must have care and control of your vehicle at all times.I believe he should have been charged and he was even though no one was driving his Tesla because he was responsible for his vehicle and his actions caused the accident.
  7. meyery2k

    What drives you bananas?

    One idea might be to attend a dog or cat giving birth. That is pretty remarkable to watch.
  8. ran23

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    I picked up a finger tip oxygen meter with pulse. handy. and cheap(Amazon).
  9. ran23

    What drives you bananas?

    That is true. just witnessing a birth is on my bucket list? something I always wanted to watch. maybe if I was an EMT.
  10. Yesterday
  11. FunDad62

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    112
  12. adiantum

    Daily Chat

    Things people do...some paint rocks Children hunt for rocks. parks ground keepers have to walk ahead of lawn mowers to prevent blade damage. https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/story/6525138/massive-christmas-hunt-for-painted-rocks/?cs=13294
  13. Hi @KCL welcome to the group and a big wave from another in the Seattle area. I'm not sure how much you understand on the subject, so I am going to cover a lot of the basics. Forgive me if you already know some of this information. First off, T1 and T2 diabetes are completely separate diseases that happen to share a common symptom (high blood glucose levels). So a T1 diabetic can be insulin resistant (I know we had a member here at one time where this was the case). Theoretically a T2 diabetic could have an autoimmune attack and also become a T1 diabetic, though I have no first had knowledge of that situation happening. So yes, you can be over weight and show signs of insulin resistance, and then have an autoimmune attack happen and become a T1 diabetic with insulin resistance. Second, as I mentioned above, T1 diabetes is defined by an autoimmune attack on the beta cells of your pancreas. Since the beta cells produce insulin, this eventually kills off the body's ability to produce insulin. There are actually a number of different antibodies that can be involved in this attack. GAD65 or GADA - This is the most common antibody to be found in older patients ICA IA-2A Zn78A Not all of the antibodies may be present, especially in older patients. Third, you showed absolutely classic signs of the onset of T1 diabetes, specifically rapid weight loss. See insulin is basically an energy storage hormone. Someone who is insulin resistant will normally have high levels of circulating insulin. This often causes weight gain. Without insulin however, the body will literally waste away and you get rapid weight loss. If your new endo does not give you an official diagnoses of T1 or T1,5 diabetes, I will literally fall over from shock. I know the waiting can be frustrating, but, as Mike said above, you are already on an appropriate treatment course, insulin. Whether or not you are insulin resistant, Metformin will not hurt you, so i see no need to worry there. And that is good news about your eyes. While you are waiting for your endo appointment, there are a few books you might find helpful. I'm a big proponent of education. You know, knowledge is power and all. Using Insulin by John Walsh Think Like a Pancreas by Gary Scheiner These two books will give you a better understanding of how insulin works and how to use it well. There is also The Diabetes Solution by Dr Richard Bernstein (an Endo and long time T1 diabetic).I wish you the best of luck.
  14. adiantum

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    6.5 onya @fattyboyjp3 !!! which is congratulatory speak in Australian
  15. TX_Clint

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    79 today. Great reading fattyboyjp3
  16. @KCL - Welcome! For now, until you have more information, I am not sure what else you can do. Keep your blood sugar in check as best as you can. I had blurry vision as my glucose came down. It is alarming but, in time, my vision improved until it was better than ever. Hopefully, some members with more knowledge will offer some advice. ~ Mike
  17. I am 65 and overweight and was borderline pre-diabetic for several years. Two months ago I suddenly I had symptoms of sudden weight loss, frequent urination, very blurry vision, exhaustion. One month ago, I had blood tests done and my glucose was 300, A1c was 11.8. Based on my glucose and A1C, the Dr diagnosed me with diabetes and put me on insulin and metformin. Dr did more tests found my GAD65 high positive at 14.3, A1-2 was negative with <7.5. Dr thinks I might be Type 1 because of the GAD antibodies but wants me to see a Seattle endocrinologist. I have to wait 3 months to get an appointment and in the meantime I am still taking insulin and metformin. Opthomologist did diabetic eye exam and said no damage but blurry eyes may take a month or so to return to normal. I am keeping my blood sugar in range with meds and diet and exercise. I am worried and confused about my diagnosis of positive for GAD and negative for A1-2 and this all happening so suddenly. Any suggestions or information would be appreciated.
  18. Kit

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    86 here I survived the office holiday dinner! @fattyboyjp3 Wow, that is a great improvement! Excellent work.
  19. meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    Pickles on guard duty... My friends went to ride up Mauna Loa yesterday. I wanted to but it would be a bad spot to get into trouble on a good day. I figured it was not the best idea just two weeks after really feeling better. It is remote and I wouldn't want to burden my friends. They go up there once a month. It will be there next month. I decided to challenge myself with a 100 mile ride instead. Had a great time and managed to visit Pickles as you can see.
  20. meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    83 today. @fattyboyjp3 - Looks like your fasting is trending downwards. Great!
  21. Hammer

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    A 65 (3.6) today.
  22. Diana_CT

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    116 was this morning's reading. The local ponds have a thin coating of ice on them, but tomorrow it is expected to be in the 50s (10 to 15C) and raining. Say goodbye to the ice.
  23. fattyboyjp3

    My Food Past & Future

    LOL I don t care about a screen name, and yes it is referring to my expensive hobby!https://fat-bike.com/2014/08/2015-specialized-fatboy-photos-and-specs/ This is the real Fatboy LOL
  24. fattyboyjp3

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    Morning Readings: the contour reads 111 the ReliOn 125
  25. dowling gram

    My Food Past & Future

    Sorry!!I certainly didn't mean to offend anyone ! I'm not up on the terminology of bikes nor did I know that there was such a thing as a fat boy bike. I apologize fattyboy. When I saw that you were trying to lose weight and your stated weights I thought you were putting yourself down and I hate to see anyone do that. I certainly wish you well!
  26. ShottleBop

    Low Carb Daily Diet.....

    Saturday, December 7: 6:47 AM (FBG, before breakfast): 114 Breakfast: avocado, 0.90 Louisiana hot, kale, coffee with heavy cream 10:16 AM (before dnack): 91 Snack: 1/2 cup (in-shell) salt & pepper pistachios, 1 oz. cinnamon vodka 12:05 PM (lunch): Amylu Andouille chicken sausage, ThinkThin white chocolate portein bar (22 grams sugar alcohol, which don't seem to affect my blood sugar unduly) 1:45 PM (snack): 1 oz. Irish whiskey 3:38 PM (before snack): 87 Snack: 1/6 bar candied ginger in 74% chocolate; White Claw Ruby Grapefruit spiked seltzer 5:40 PM (before dinner): 85 Dinner: ground turkey sauteed with onions and bell peppers, low-carb berry ice cream with whipped cream 7:50 PM: 94 Average for the day: 94 Macronutrients: 84 grams carbs (19 grams fiber), 130 grams fat, 98 grams protein Calories: 2,109
  27. adiantum

    My Food Past & Future

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh that fat boy ? I thought he meant this Fat Boy I'll have to stop thinking " Lucky Boy " at each of his posts now Softail .
  28. meyery2k

    My Food Past & Future

    @dowling gram - I believe he is referring to the fact that he rides a "Fat Bike" which is a type of mountain bike. They call themselves fatties here. They have extraordiarily wide tires for trail riding, snow, ice, and other terrain that would terrify a "roadie" which is the nickname for one that rides road bicycle.
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