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Old 03-14-2012, 04:04 PM   #31
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Talk to his Doctor, if you can. Everyone is different and we can't be giving advice about a very serious medical condition. Better yet, try to go to where he lives and see the doctor in person.
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:16 AM   #32
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I believe some people are genetically more prone to develop Type II Diabetes, but that by eating right and exercising they may be able to avoid it. I am positive I would not have it now if I had eaten right and exercised as I should have.
I too believe that! I don't have it now but I eat and exercise as if I could develop it. So far it's just good news.
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:17 AM   #33
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I too believe that! I don't have it now but I eat and exercise as if I could develop it. So far it's just good news.
TypeII Diabetes is epidemic among Native Americans (of which I have a good part in my genetic make up). It wasn't a problem when the Native lifestyle included more ballanced meals that were obtained by hard work without a lot of refined starches and sugars.

I too believe that proper nutrition, along with the active lifestyle I maintained could have prevented me from developing the condition. And since I always ate a wide variety of foods, it was probably the inclusion of sugary drinks and lots of starches.

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Old 10-07-2014, 08:23 PM   #34
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I too am a borderline diabetic and really had to change my eating habits. While all the "standard" diabetic tips of course are helpful and effective, I've found a few additions to my diet that have helped lower my blood sugar. I replaced rice with a "cauliflower rice" that is very filling and tastes great. Just Google it and you'll find wonderful recipes. I also found that sweet potatoes taste great and do help with maintaining a level blood sugar level. I also end the day with a cinnamon tea that helps calm the nerves and blood pressure, which helps with keeping blood sugar levels low.
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:23 AM   #35
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Great news, blueberries help to stabilize blood sugar. About a half cup a day is recommended. Sadly, I just got a new fridge, and while transfering the food from the old to the new, I believe the employees of the company I purchased the fridge from, hauled away the old one before it was completely emptied. I lost most of a new package of bacon, about 10 hot dogs, a gallon of fresh blueberries, and some just purchased good cheeses, about $60 worth of food in all. I'm not real happy about that. But I am happy that blueberries are good for so many things, including stabilizing blood sugar.

Oh, and when I clicked to this post, my Avast program blocked malware, or so it said. Check your PC's kids.

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Old 10-08-2014, 08:30 AM   #36
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So CWS, how is Dad doing. Has he changed his eating habits now that he is on his own? Or did he do, like mentioned in previous posts, revert back to his old habits?

I hope he is still healthy and eating well. I have never heard of a technician telling a patient even the results of a test. I can't even get the tech to tell me if there has been in increase of blockage in my neck from the last test. All I ever get is, "You have to ask your doctor." And that is how it should be.

I do hope your dad is doing well.
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So CWS, how is Dad doing. Has he changed his eating habits now that he is on his own? Or did he do, like mentioned in previous posts, revert back to his old habits?

I hope he is still healthy and eating well. I have never heard of a technician telling a patient even the results of a test. I can't even get the tech to tell me if there has been in increase of blockage in my neck from the last test. All I ever get is, "You have to ask your doctor." And that is how it should be.

I do hope your dad is doing well.
He will celebrate his 83rd birthday tomorrow and Friday he is having his cataract removed. The homecare worker is his driver, so neither my brother nor I have to trek to MN. Thanks for asking, and no, he hasn't changed his eating habits.
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He will celebrate his 83rd birthday tomorrow and Friday he is having his cataract removed. The homecare worker is his driver, so neither my brother nor I have to trek to MN. Thanks for asking, and no, he hasn't changed his eating habits.
One of my Slimming World group ladies says as she has lost a lot of weight by eating sensibly (which is the way SW works) she has managed to cut her diabetes meds right down. Obviously she has done it with the co-operation of her Doctor and he's told her she may be able to come off them completely if she keeps up with the programme.

I am not a doctor or nurse and I am only reporting what I've heard so don't shoot the messenger but if his is the same sort of diabetes he might be persuaded to mend his food habits.
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He will celebrate his 83rd birthday tomorrow and Friday he is having his cataract removed. The homecare worker is his driver, so neither my brother nor I have to trek to MN. Thanks for asking, and no, he hasn't changed his eating habits.
I am glad to hear that your parents have a homecare worker. It takes some of the worry off your shoulders.
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One of my Slimming World group ladies says as she has lost a lot of weight by eating sensibly (which is the way SW works) she has managed to cut her diabetes meds right down. Obviously she has done it with the co-operation of her Doctor and he's told her she may be able to come off them completely if she keeps up with the programme.

I am not a doctor or nurse and I am only reporting what I've heard so don't shoot the messenger but if his is the same sort of diabetes he might be persuaded to mend his food habits.
Unfortunately, my dad is doing the best he can coping with (and caring for) my mom (who has dementia and a number of other health problems). He never did learn to cook, so it is all he can do to put a meal together using boxed and canned ingredients and adding a protein. My brother and I have discussed our concerns with him should he become incapacitated, but for now, things are status quo and their home care worker is great. She puts meals in the crock pot, makes mains at home using food from the freezer and brings them over, etc. My dad probably would like to adopt her!
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