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  1. 6 points
    FunDad62

    Fasting BG of 2021

    141 Kills me that people have all been acting like covid is over and gone for the past several months. Now look at us. Locally one hospital said they have the most covid cases EVER at over 400, and 97% of those patients did not get vaccinated. Another news story was of a 31 year old healthy man that just got sent home from the hospital after recovering from covid and he still has to do oxygen treatments at home. He is preaching to everyone to please get the vaccine because you do not want to go through what he went through. Last day of quarantine for me and my daughter. Doing the home-test tomorrow morning.
  2. 6 points
    TX_Clint

    Fasting BG of 2021

    124 this morning. Mask? Only put one on to go get vaccine. Food and medication delivery and no other reason to go out.
  3. 5 points
    IrinaHarr

    Fasting BG of 2021

    130 today at 5:15am and looking forward to Saturday walk in the park when its supposed to be 65F in the morning. it was 99F yesterday and 96F today. Forecast promised cool down tomorrow, may be some rain. FunDad - wishing you guys negative test results and staying well.
  4. 4 points
    meyery2k

    Fasting BG of 2021

    95 this morning.
  5. 4 points
    adiantum

    Fasting BG of 2021

    7 after washing hands when first reading was 9.8 * shock* feeding birds aple can cause stress. Its usually a pleasure throwing meat out to the Pied Butcher Birds & Magpies until the big bad aven swoops in for grand theft. Then the dog goes ballistic.. he doesnt like ravens. I've become to like wearing a mask.. now I dont have to pluck those three pesky chin hairs before I go out. Theres supposedly no covid in this small region but we must wear a mask , sign in to a business when we enter & leave & theres a limit of 3 customers in the small business premises which I frequent. Food prices have sky rocketed here also. The lockdowns prevent workers from harvesting...or so they claim. Even a 1Kg bag of dog treats at the farmers market has gone from $21 to $30. One of us might lose weight.. the boy can only climb into the car if theres a treat thrown in, if not, then I have to lift him.
  6. 4 points
    ran23

    Fasting BG of 2021

    103 this morning, right when I was getting used to those 90's. Mask? never took mine off.
  7. 4 points
    Hammer

    Fasting BG of 2021

    A 94 (5.22) today.
  8. 3 points
    TX_Clint

    Fasting BG of 2021

    99 today
  9. 3 points
    ran23

    Fasting BG of 2021

    94 this morning. last of my strips.
  10. 3 points
    meyery2k

    Fasting BG of 2021

    89 today. Sadly, we seem to be having a statewide COVID Delta outbreak here as well.
  11. 1 point
    adiantum

    Fasting BG of 2021

    7.2 Fingers crossed for you FunDad & your daughter. Oh its here to stay & its not just killing the elderly. Last week a woman here in her 30's died & she'd had no previous health issues. A girl could enjoy these winters.. nights go low 9C/ 42F days are a beautiful 23C / 73F
  12. 1 point
    meyery2k

    Daily Chat

    Your hard wire phones continue to work during a power failure because each line is hard wired to a circuit at the nearest Central Office (aka the phone company. The Central Office (CO) has a bank of batteries that will run a couple days if the commercial AC fails. Many COs also have generators if the failure is long enough. I believe cell phone carriers can easily replicate the service I explained but there is no reason for them to do so. They make revenue from the monthly recurring on the numbers. Some interesting things about your land line... It is constantly running at -48VDC. When someone calls you, the ringer is generated by a 90-105 VAC burst we call ring generator. If you are grounded and working on the line, it will give a painful shock. Not harmful because the current is too low but painful. The joke is that ring gen won't kill you but the fall off the pole/ladder will if you get surprised. This goes back to the old days of phones. The crank on the phone would send ring gen to the operator. The operator would answer the call and you would tell them to connect you. The operator would send ring gen to the party you were calling. If they answered and wanted to take the call, they would then make the connection on the cord board. If you needed the call to go to another state, they would start a chain of calls which is why long distance calling was such a process back in the day. Even though this is all done electronically now, the underlying concept is still there.
  13. 1 point
    adiantum

    Thrift-ing

    I thought I did well buying 3 wiltshire knives in scabbard $9 but others do better. bulk waste week here & the postie saw a shoe rack down the road. Asked if he could put it over my fence until he could pick it up in the night. He did really well as that was very nice & free. I heard him pick it up about 8pm. A neighbour knows how to be really thrifty.. she uses my phone to ring for the after hours doctor to call on her for her dermatitis on her hand. the after hours emergency doctors here are free. Ive never used them.. theyre for emergencies
  14. 1 point
    Hammer

    Daily Chat

    Okay, thanks for the answers. I have 8 extension phones on my landline service (two hard wired phones and 6 cordless phones), and these 8 extension phones allow me to have a phone in each room of my house, including one of my bathrooms. I kept the hard wired landline phones in case I lose power, in which case the cordless phones wouldn't work, but the hardwired phones would. (isn't that amazing that when the power goes off, the hardwired phones still work?) I figured, if I can have 8 extension phones, then why can't I have more than one cell phone connected to my cell phone service? You pay for that one cell phone line, so it shouldn't matter how many cell phones you have connected to that service. I mean, if you have two cell phones on the same cell phone line, just like a landline, you could only use one phone at a time. It's not as if two people, each one using one of the two cell phones, could make calls at the same time, or receive calls at the same time, only one person at a time would be able to use their cell phone.
  15. 1 point
    ran23

    Thrift-ing

    Grey Sport Coat? not a good fit, gifting to my Niece's Son.
  16. 1 point
    ran23

    Thrift-ing

    Mailman missed this earlier, a grey sport coat (pockets still sewn closed, $315.00 retail) good fit since it is marked 38-S.
  17. 1 point
    Hammer

    ketone

    Insulin does not cause weight gain. The reason that you hear this is because, a lot of people use insulin to cover their carbs, but too many times, people think that they can eat whatever they want, then cover all of those carbs with insulin. Technically, that is true, but the thing is, people associated the insulin with their weight gain, when in fact, it's the large amount of carbs (and calories) that they are eating that caused the weight gain, not the insulin. I'm a type 2 that uses insulin, and since I've been using insulin, I've lost 65 pounds. The best analogy that I can think of is this....if a person was NOT a diabetic, and ate that many carbs, since their body would naturally produce it's own insulin, would they gain weight? Yes, because they were eating too many carbs, which also contain lots of calories. By injecting insulin, you are only doing what your pancreas would do if you weren't diabetic. Your body doesn't use insulin for energy, insulin allows your body to absorb the glucose that's in your bloodstream, and your body uses the glucose for energy. When your body burns fat for energy, the byproduct of that fat being burned is ketones. When you see that there are ketones in your urine (either with your meter or ketone test strips), that lets you know that fat is being burned. If you are gaining weight, and you don't know why, maybe check with your doctor to see if there is another issue with your health. You are eating a low carb diet, but you are gaining weight, so there must be something else that is causing you to gain weight.


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