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  • From Everday Health "10 Things Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About Anesthesia"

    Occasionally we have a need to use the services of a surgeon, which means (unless we grit our teeth a lot) using the services of an Anesthesiologist. Sometimes surprising and disturbing things happen during anesthesia. Here's a list of 10 things you need to known ~...

    By jayabee52 30 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-06 12:01:38 -0500
  • This does not make sense.

    Tested this morning when I got up. BG of 78. Ate some low carb yogurt and a half piece of cheese toast on whole wheat bread. Then we went to my daughter's house for my grandson's 3rd birthday. I ate bar-b-q pork without any sauce, but on a regular hamburger bun. White bread has not passed my...

    By sweetslover 27 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-06 12:30:07 -0500
  • unusual sweating

    I tried searching the site and didn't really find any answers, so now I'm coming to the community. I am experiencing odd periods of sweating for no reason that I can think of. I'll be sitting at the computer or having a little snooze and all of a sudden be hot and sweating. I am 63 and long...

    By suecsdy 16 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-05 19:21:47 -0500
  • Lazy Doctor Syndrome

    Does your doctor, or anyone else on your healthcare team have "Lazy Doctor Syndrome?" this has been a pet peeve of mine for YEARS....long before I was diagnosed as Type 2. Just what is "Lazy Doctor Syndrome" you ask? It is a term I invented to describe doctors who only go for the easy...

    By Kalisiin 14 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-05 21:54:00 -0500
  • Was nice while it lasted....

    I have decided to give up my Ezekiel bread.....sad face...as yummy as it is...I have noticed that my knee and back started flaring up much more than normal....I didn't make the connection until I was reading an article online a few days ago about gluten and arthritis....so I stopped eating the...

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    By Jibber Jabber 18 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-04 13:15:37 -0500
  • My First Hypo - Confused

    Today I experienced my first hypoglycemic episode since diagnosis of type 2 and being on Metformin. A bit frightening to say the least! I regularly experience Dawn Phenomenon where my morning glucose is between 130 and 160 upon rising. As soon as I have breakfast it come down to the 140's on...

    By Pegsy 26 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-05 16:39:59 -0500
  • just what iS normal?

    http://bit.ly/1LLJxZE In the article linked above Chris Kresser presents an interesting and well-researched look at what normal blood glucose numbers really are. I have always been committed to getting my numbers as close to normal as possible as the closer to normal you are the research clearly...

    By haoleboy 17 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-04 13:26:56 -0500
  • suggestion of a feature

    I really wish DC would add a block feature so I no longer have to read the negative comments on recipes from 2 members. Almost every recipe they comment stupid stuff like "these are not for diabetics or for people who don't want to be diabetic". Um yea i am over ignorant 'perfect' diabetics -...

    By ConnieMarie 20 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-06 12:46:03 -0500
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  • fruit

    I usually eat a very limited amount of fruit ... mostly berries... but ... it is plum and nectarine season and I am not going to deprive myself of enjoying fruit right off the tree picked in my backyard ... just not going to happen. I do try and keep it to a reasonable amount but it is a joy...

    By haoleboy 15 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-06 10:52:03 -0500
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  • Quinoa Cookie Recipes, Please??

    I have seen a thing out there recently on Quinoa Cookies. It looked interesting. But all of these recipes called for things like regular flous and oatmeal and so on as well. Anyone keeping a really good Quinoa Cookie recipe using, say, coconut flour? And other good low-carb...

    By Kalisiin 26 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-03 05:50:04 -0500
  • Diabetes Dog

    The other day, I was in my little town's post office. We are a town of under 6,000 people. And I happened across a woman who had a Diabetes Dog! I had heard of it before, but never seen one. Apparently, this one learned how to do this all on her own. But the dog was fully certified as a...

    By Kalisiin 8 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-05 20:58:25 -0500
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  • Beta-Glucans??

    OK, I came across this thing about beta-glucans being able to regulate blood sugar. Seems this compund can be found in shitake mushrooms...or in baker's yeast...as well as in supplement form. Anyone have any experience or knowledge about this? Me, I gotta go with the baker's yeast or the...

    By Kalisiin 16 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-03 18:28:14 -0500
  • How do you beat the heat?

    Man this summer has been a hot one so far and we still have a few months to go. I was just wondering what all of you do to keep cool? I just hate cooking when it is hot. Do any of you have any summer favorites for meals and cool treats that can help us stay cool in the heat?

    Jeanette Terry
    By Jeanette TerryPA 16 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-05 03:38:25 -0500
  • Waaaaaaat???!?

    OK, this just weirded me out. My cousin is staying with us, and is eating things we would normally never even have cross our threshhold. Not much of a problem, and she is actually going home today, after having speant sixteen days with us. But, just this morning, out of curiousity, I...

    By Kalisiin 18 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-04 10:45:06 -0500
  • Weird pains

    So the past couple days I've been having pains in my legs. They kind of remind me of the growing pains I use to have as a kid. They started Tuesday and finally went away yesterday morning. The only thing that has changed is that I was put on cholesterol medication and instead of the extended...

    By Velociwrecker 7 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-04 21:24:34 -0500
  • Top 20 Worst Snacks to Avoid at All Costs

    This is an excerpt from a YAHOO article titled: Top 20 Worst Snacks to Avoid at All Costs http://www.worldlifestyle.com/food/top-20-worst-snacks-to-avoid-at-all-costs/16?utm_rcreplace_1776=4141#next-image Although it’s got no calories or fat, the artificial sweeteners and chemical dyes make...

    By romlin 8 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-05 19:31:03 -0500