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Comment by Patricia on April 9, 2014 at 1:46pm

That's a walrus supposedly being surprised with a fish cake.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 9, 2014 at 8:37am

Funny picture Patricia.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 9, 2014 at 7:17am

I survived! No evening snacking last night. No chips and no dessert except for a small nibble of dark chocolate which I rationalize as being good for me. I'm also trying to lose the 8 pounds I gained this winter. My pants were getting tight.

Patricia, I'm still trying to figure out what I'm seeing (photo).

Comment by Patricia on April 9, 2014 at 12:43am

Walrus reaction when presented with fish cake.

Comment by sk8eycat on April 8, 2014 at 12:47pm

I forgot to add that the last time I was in my doctor's office, having a blood draw, the tech also did an instant check with a portable meter.  It was 115 mg/dl, and I told them I had eaten a cookie (oatmeal & raisin) 4 hours earlier because I started having the shakes.  My MD just smiled and nodded, and said that was perfectly all right.

The CDC keeps lowering the bar for glucose levels, and they never explain WHY.  When I was first diagnosed 15 years ago, the norm was anything between 120 and 80...depending on how you felt.  I have learned by experience that anything under 85 is uncomfortable, and under 80 is borderline dangerous because if I'm shaking so much that I can't put one foot in front of another, even with the help of a cane or a walker, I'm in deep hoo-hah.

The CDC and NIH seem to think we all have identical DNA, and react alike to foods, medications, and life situations.  They ought to "test" me on morphine; I'd upchuck all over them within 5 minutes.

Comment by Pat on April 8, 2014 at 12:31pm

Joan, 70?!! Holy Guacamole! If I can keep mine between 100 and 85 before meals, I consider it a major achievement. Problem is, I seem to have the 'dawn phenomena' in that no matter what I eat at night, it's between 110 and 125 when I wake up after not eating for 10 to 11 hours. What's your secret?

Comment by sk8eycat on April 8, 2014 at 12:06pm

Joan, 70????  My nerves!  If/when my blood sugar gets to 80 or below, I'm already sweating and shaking, and barely able to get to the kitchen for anything.  I used to keep glucose tablets with me 24/7, but haven't been able to afford any lately.  (I hate it that my taxes, homeowners insurance, and MedicAlert membership all come due within 2 months of each other.

I'm really sick of scrimping.  (We have no room for a veg garden; the whole back yard is taken up by a see-ment pond our father had built when he was still drinking....and that costs a bundle to maintain.)

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 8, 2014 at 11:01am

Randall, having type 2 diabetes, I cut back on carbs. Now, I find that if I have one piece of 80% chocolate with low sugar content, that is enough to satisfy my sweet yearning. I cut back on carrots, peas, potatoes, corn, and have control over my blood sugar. When I don't feel good, I test my blood and it usually a bit over 100, which is the top limit. My normal is about 70. So, my body tells me, by causing me to not feel good, and I eat a lot of lettuce, celery, and other vegetables and restore my good feelings. 

You will find a new set point in your eating habits and a new normal for you. 

Pat, my weakness is chips. I just can't stay away from them and have to discipline myself to cut back. I admire the fact that you have virtually eliminated them from your diet. I like your two door strategy! 

Comment by Pat on April 8, 2014 at 8:28am

Randall, when I got diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, it wasn't sugar that I primarily had to deal with. That was easy to eliminate. It was the carbs. And, in my case, empty carbs. I considered potato chips one of the 4 main food groups. Now, I've had a total of two small servings of potato chips in the last year and a half. Most of the meat I consume is boneless, skinless poultry. And, while I still eat bread, it's much smaller servings and consist of whole grains. OK, once in a while I still have fatty meat, like chorizo, but only once every month and a half or two.

I looked at it this way. I could either go with the doctor's advice, or go back to my office and draft my own last will and testament. I chose door number one.

Good luck.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 8, 2014 at 7:53am

Had a blood test last week in prep for my semi-annual visit to the doctor in 6 days. Triglycerides borderline high. You know what that means--too much sugar (and carbs). So I put what's left of my blueberry coffee cake in the freezer. My morning oatmeal had only a half tsp. of brown sugar. I've cut back on salt and wheat (gluten) already. Now sugar. This ain't gonna be fun.

 

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