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Old 06-22-2006, 10:47 PM   #81
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I'm on what is apparently a pretty large dose of potassium (Klor-Con, brand name K-Dur). The bottle says M20 (they are huge) for the size of the tablet and I take 4 of them a day.
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Old 06-23-2006, 01:20 AM   #82
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I don't confess to be an expert, but here's a little something I know. If your daughter looses her weight, her Diabetese may subside. There is a straign of Diabetes that is brought on by obese people. She is still young, if she acts now she may reverse the damage. I recommend a Low GI diet, you can find some great Low GI recipies which taste fantastic.

Sometimes I beleive things happen for the best, I would not wish Diabetes on anyone, but it is an eye opener, and one that can save larger peoples lives, as silly as that sounds.

She has no excuse now, if she continues with her current lifestyle, well you know the rest. She must know that now.

I wish her all the best.
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Old 06-23-2006, 05:34 AM   #83
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I'm on what is apparently a pretty large dose of potassium (Klor-Con, brand name K-Dur). The bottle says M20 (they are huge) for the size of the tablet and I take 4 of them a day.


I'm also on potassium, and the caplets are pretty large as well.


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Old 06-24-2006, 11:00 AM   #84
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I, personally, think the fact that diabetes is now an "epidemic" is the same reason that we're all on high blood pressure meds and high cholesterol meds. Doctors have lowered the numbers because of pressure from the drug companies.

That said, hubby is doing well. All we did was take the food I was already cooking and move it around. As I said, thank you Mom for teaching me right.

Every year they lower the numbers to make you sick when you are not. BUT then, people died of old age once upon a time. No one differentiates between having a heart attack at age 90 and having one at age 45 (high cholestoral!). Having a stroke at 80 and having one at 25. They all go into the same statistics. Yes, more people have diabetes now than did 50 years ago ... maybe because no one knew they had diabetes 50 years ago. They simply died of old age. Heaven forbid!
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Old 06-24-2006, 11:20 AM   #85
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Diabetes is also the trigger point for other things to go wrong.

Like the liver, heart, eyes, and other internal organs. If one doesn't try to take care of himself or herself, some of their organs could eventually begin to shut down!! Then there's the possibility of sores on the feet that won't heal, causing an infection and the cahnce for gangerine to set in, thereby paying the way for amputation.

My brother (one of them) was a clear example of that. Had he survived the stroke that he had, the next thing would have been to try to get him a new liver, if that was at all possible. But he didn't do the right thing in the first place, so too much booze, starchy foods and sweets were his enemies.

He drank all day and every day, ate starchy foods and sweets all day and every day. That raised his blood glucose level to unspeakably dangerous levels. Too much of that stuff in the system helps set the stage for a stroke or other tragic reactions to occur.

And if we tried to get him to slow down, he would get angry with us, so we were pretty much helpless and couldn't get through to him.

Same thing with our mom. She had two strokes and didn't want to change her ways with the food she ate. The thing there was mainly heart disease and high cholesterol.

The third stroke landed her back in the hospital and in a diabetic coma from which she never regained conciousness. She died in her sleep, but just a month before she did, doctors had diagnosed her with diabetes.


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Old 06-24-2006, 11:28 AM   #86
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Thank you for the encouragment, Corey.

Kfarrell, after a few weeks on her diet, without medication, my daughter went back to the doctor, and her sugar has returned to normal. But the episode gave her quite a scare, and she is continuing with her healthy diet. She has lost 15 lbs, which is a good start. As you say, sometimes things happen for the best.

In my own case, I think my biggest problem is alcohol. I started drinking in the late afternoons to kill pain, so I could move around and enjoy cooking supper. But I got to drinking big slugs of peppermint schnapps along with my beer, and the amounts kept increasing. I'd been on a pretty good toot the night before I had the bloodwork done, and I'm sure that had a lot to do with the results.
So the scare has been the best thing for me, too. I have cut my alcohol intake drastically, and I feel much better.

Purrfect, I'm taking the same kind of potassium, but only 1-1/2 tablets a day. You're right, they are huge. The only way I can get them down is to give them a chew and wash them down with a glass of water.
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Thank you for the encouragment, Corey.

Kfarrell, after a few weeks on her diet, without medication, my daughter went back to the doctor, and her sugar has returned to normal. But the episode gave her quite a scare, and she is continuing with her healthy diet. She has lost 15 lbs, which is a good start. As you say, sometimes things happen for the best.

In my own case, I think my biggest problem is alcohol. I started drinking in the late afternoons to kill pain, so I could move around and enjoy cooking supper. But I got to drinking big slugs of peppermint schnapps along with my beer, and the amounts kept increasing. I'd been on a pretty good toot the night before I had the bloodwork done, and I'm sure that had a lot to do with the results.
So the scare has been the best thing for me, too. I have cut my alcohol intake drastically, and I feel much better.

Purrfect, I'm taking the same kind of potassium, but only 1-1/2 tablets a day. You're right, they are huge. The only way I can get them down is to give them a chew and wash them down with a glass of water.


Thank you, but OMG!!!

Be very careful with Peppermint Schnapps. That stuff is loaded with sugar,
as is other flavors of Schnapps!! The beer isn't so bad as long as you drink two a day.

But I'm glad that you saw the light and have cut down. Three cheers to your daughter, since she managed to lose some weight and get her glucose level back to normal!!

And yes, it's very good that she is staying with her healthy eating!! Once a person gets diabetes and starts eating healthy, loosing weight, checking blood glucose levels twice daily and other things, in order to prevent a reappearance of the disease, that healthy way of their lifestyle MUST be maintained.

For the first time since I was diagnosed with diabetes almost three weeks ago, I had a whole small pizza last night! But with once major change. Instead of the usual flour-dough crust, I had a low-carb Seryain crust pizza.

Same toppings, but less carbs and starch in the crust. And it was good!! I enjoyed it. Also, I've been eating a salad every day. And water? Hmmph, forget about it! I try to drain the faucet at times. I've never drank this much water in God knows how long!!

If there's water to be had, I'll find it! I drink more water than anything else.


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I'm glad to see so much information in this thread. I haven't been diagnosed, but have neuropathy in my feet and it seems that is sometimes a precursor to diabetes. I agree that it seems the medical profession is trying to scare us to death with many of their proclamations. I never know what is true and what is for profit, but that seems to be the world these days, the news, medicine, everything. I suppose we will all die of stress from all of the stuff we are trying to work out. It seems "moderation in all things" may be the right way to go. We don't have to give up everything forever, but eat the special things in much smaller amount and much less often and don't let it lead us to going back to eating the old ways. We do know what is good for us and have to work with that.
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Old 06-24-2006, 06:38 PM   #89
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Corey, I'm unfamiliar with the pizza crust you mentioned. Can you give me any infor about it?
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It's just Siryan bread (not sure if I'm even spelling it right) which is made like a flat tortilla and is very thin.

It's been said to have less starch and more of a whole grain fiber. Most of the regular flour has been eliminated, making for a more healthier better bread.

I believe that it's already pre-baked. The sauce and cheese along with other toppings are put on and heated in the oven.


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