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  • Stevia vs Splenda

    I have just dropped the use of Splenda due to the "controversy" of it's safety. My brother who is also a diabetic has made the change as well. My first time using Stevia was this morning in my coffee and my BS skyrocketed to 312! No other changes, just the Stevia. Is anyone using this product and...

    By correctionsnurse1 26 Replies Latest Reply 2014-11-25 19:39:54 -0600
    Tags: blood sugar
  • Food

    I had a tuna sandwich and 15 whole wheat tortilla chips then and wine. My bg is 259. I don't have lows. I can't

    By MillieZ 13 Replies Latest Reply 2014-11-26 10:53:32 -0600
  • Everybody’s got an opinion -- how do you evaluate advice?

    Here’s what I think you should do… How often have you heard that one? Usually from a family member or a friend who has your best interest at heart. Just hearing those words alone may put on alert for what might be following. And then, whether you seem to be interested or not, the...

    Dr Gary
    By Dr GaryCA 39 Replies Latest Reply 2014-11-26 13:31:12 -0600
  • Glucerna Shakes/Bars

    I have seen the glucerna shakes and bars at my local supermarket and have thought about buying some and trying them. Thing is at nearly $9 for six, is it something I want to spend my money on. I am afraid that I won't like it and will be stuck with them.

    By BreC 18 Replies Latest Reply 2014-11-26 13:03:59 -0600
  • Carb count in average Thanksgiving dinner

    Just thought this was interesting. Here are some basic nutrition facts of an average Thanksgiving dinner. Just a reminder that for people with diabetes, some modifications can make a big difference. 6 oz. Turkey, white meat 3 oz. Turkey, dark meat 1/2 C. candied yams 3 T cranberry...

    John Crowley
    By John CrowleyCA 6 Replies Latest Reply 2014-11-26 19:27:26 -0600
  • Medical Alert ID Bracelet

    I have been wearing a medical alert ID bracelet for years. I was adviced to do so by my doctor. Now that I am on insulin he says it is more important in cases of emergency and I am not able to communicate with anyone. My bracelet has on the top Diabetic and on the bottom side I had my name...

    By BreC 17 Replies Latest Reply 2014-11-26 15:37:11 -0600
  • V-Go Disposable Insulin Delivery

    I just took a survey about the V-Go delivery system to see if this might be of interest to me and I found it intriguing. I take 2 shots a day, long lasting, but sometimes I feel it should be spread out in the day. This devise can do that, and it's disposable. https://www.go-vgo.com/ Have any...

    By GabbyPA 17 Replies Latest Reply 2014-11-26 01:07:13 -0600
  • increased appetite, or excessive hunger

    11/24/14, Sometimes I experience intense hunger and on those days I go on food binges. I sometimes feel as though I can't get enough to eat. It feels like my body is CARB craving for all sorts" of food I just want to eat and eat and eat. Sometimes I starve myself out at bedtime trying...

    By oink66 12 Replies Latest Reply 2014-11-25 22:51:43 -0600
  • The Toughest Week of the Year

    This is one of the toughest weeks of the year for me...facing all the food at our annual family Thanksgiving reunion. I truly love my family, and unfortunately, I love the food too! Thanksgiving over the first 52 years of my life were celebrated with Family, Fun, Fellowship and of course FOOD!...

    By VRandy 20 Replies Latest Reply 2014-11-26 15:25:02 -0600
  • Hot? Cold?

    I am 66 years young (well past the "change") and have been on metformin for about 6 weeks. Almost every night I am experience what feels like a hot flash. I become extremely warm and sweaty. My BG is normal when I check it. Is this normal? Has anyone else experienced this? There are other...

    By sweetslover 14 Replies Latest Reply 2014-11-26 13:17:25 -0600
  • Summer

    I put pictures of green grass and flower beds on my profile if anyone needs a reminder of summer. My bird feeder is there too. I took a picture of it out my window. In the picture if you enlarge it is a groundhog, a grey squirrel, a black squirrel, a blue jay and other birds. When the cold...

    By RosalieM 14 Replies Latest Reply 2014-11-26 06:19:17 -0600
  • Fit-2-Me

    This website has been advertised quite a bit in the last few weeks and I kept intending to post it here, but those senior moments just caught up to me. LOL http://www.fit2me.com/ This is an interactive site that allows you to set up your plan your way and helps you figure out how to make it...

    By GabbyPA 7 Replies Latest Reply 2014-11-23 09:03:51 -0600
  • Flax Seeds increased my BG level :(

    In my efforts to eat healthy low-carb diabetic friendly nutrients, I had come across Flax Seeds recently. Based on the suggestion that website had provided, I'd powdered them and added a tablespoon to my oats porridge. My BG level, otherwise very normal with oats porridge shot up yesterday. So to...

    By vensa 4 Replies Latest Reply 2014-11-26 16:08:31 -0600
  • Metformin diarrhea

    I've been on metformin 9 mo now diarrhea has gotten worse especially mornings. I take 500mg am and pm. Dr gave me script for extended release 500mg evening, havent started yet. Will this help? What else can I do to stop this. I can't go anywhere unless I take immodium.

    By chgontve 25 Replies Latest Reply 2014-11-26 10:02:09 -0600
  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. Portion control and moderation are very important for diabetics. Eat but eat smart. For me it's more about family and friends sharing the Blessings of the holiday. I am thankful for being able to be with family again. I am thankful that I am still...

    By BreC 3 Replies Latest Reply 2014-11-26 16:17:01 -0600
  • Cost of a CGM

    Had the experience of pricing a CGM and thought I would pass this info on... When I visited with the nutritionist at my doctor's office a couple of weeks ago, she asked it I was interested in a CGM. Not knowing much about them, I said I would like to know more. She explained a little to me...

    By brazosbelle 7 Replies Latest Reply 2014-11-26 10:58:18 -0600