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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 34 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-07 01:26:17 -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 31 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-06 20:51:37 -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 17 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-06 14:36:11 -0500
  • The job of my dreams....or an easy out....

    A couple years ago I applied for a position at a DV shelter in New Orleans....I had years of experience working as a Case Manager and I interview really well...I thought I was a shoe in...Well I was technically hired...but was asked to produce my Degree in Social Services...well although I had...

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    By Jibber Jabber 13 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-07 00:03:53 -0500
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  • 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 16 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-06 19:03:09 -0500
  • Three Bowling Balls Lighter And Off 2 Of 3 BP Meds!!

    OK, I bowl. And I throw a 14 pound ball. Today, at the doctor, I found I am 41.5 pounds lighter than I was at diagnosis (ok, smarties, so 42 pounds would be three of my bowling balls, but close enough!!) My doctor was very happy with me, and was totally on-board with my plans and...

    By Kalisiin 13 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-06 23:54:45 -0500
  • CRAMP!!!

    After a while i started fasting and eating low carbs and 800 calories a day, i feel excellent , full of energy and wonderful BG . But almost every night i wake up with terrible cramps in my legs. Maybe something is insufficient in my diet?

    By institutionalized 10 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-07 00:40:49 -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
  • 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 27 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-06 19:00:56 -0500
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  • 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 10 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-06 19:09:41 -0500
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Exercise...Better All At Once, Or Split Up?

    I am still debating my exercise routine. At diagnosis, a little over three months ago, I couldn't have walked four blocks. The other day I walked four miles. This is not really normal for me, I tend to get in 2-3 miles a day. But I had been doing it all at once. I'm wondering if it is...

    By Kalisiin 12 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-06 21:57:11 -0500
  • 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 16 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-06 13:48:34 -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 27 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-06 13:49:07 -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