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Old 06-12-2005, 10:46 AM   #21
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You can now get individual serving sized foil packets of crab, baby shrimp, tuna, salmon, and smoked oysters that would be great with mustard or cocktail sauce and crackers. Buy the condiments in small jars...neither of them needs refrigeration. Keep some fresh fruit on hand, too, for a healthy snack.
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Old 06-13-2005, 12:15 PM   #22
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cyberian, by sugar do you mean sucrose (white table sugar) or any of the other of the many natural sugars? Glucose, your blood sugar, is essential to keep you running - it's your "fuel". Without it, everything stops and you're dead. It is converted from the various sugars and starches in ALL foodstuffs = you cannot, and should not, avoid them.
The refined sucrose sugar has received a bad rap - it is a pure plant sugar, and nothing about it is harmful IN MODERATION, like everything else.
I am not sure. I believe I have diabetes. I didn't get tested yet, because I cannot afford one at the moment.

So assuming that I do have diabetes, I should avoid sugary food, correct?
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Old 06-14-2005, 01:30 AM   #23
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I am not sure. I believe I have diabetes. I didn't get tested yet, because I cannot afford one at the moment.

So assuming that I do have diabetes, I should avoid sugary food, correct?
Not knowing where you live makes it hard to give you any help on where to get free diabetes testing. But, if you want to learn more about diabetes and what a diabetic diet is - check out the American Diabetes Association website: http://www.diabetes.org/home.jsp
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Old 06-14-2005, 06:16 AM   #24
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Good advice, as always, Michael..
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Old 06-14-2005, 07:52 AM   #25
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Is it possible for you to buy just a small cooler? Keep a few things in there?
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Old 06-14-2005, 08:38 AM   #26
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Thanks, Michael. I'll check out the site.

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Is it possible for you to buy just a small cooler? Keep a few things in there?
I bought a small refridgerator 2 years back from Radio Shack, and it was terrible. It was suppose to keep things at 4'C, according to the facts on the box. But practically, it was at 12'C and above. So I returned it.

I don't have the kind of money to spend on coolers and refridgerators now. I am out of job at the moment; still looking. And still have to pay my rent. So I got to spend money wisely.
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Old 06-15-2005, 02:21 AM   #27
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I don't have the kind of money to spend on coolers and refridgerators now. I am out of job at the moment; still looking. And still have to pay my rent. So I got to spend money wisely.
Boy - have I been THERE!

So - what do you have in the way of a stove and cookware? You might be able to do better than just bread spreads.
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Old 06-15-2005, 03:10 AM   #28
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I am not sure. I believe I have diabetes. I didn't get tested yet, because I cannot afford one at the moment.

So assuming that I do have diabetes, I should avoid sugary food, correct?
cyb, if you think you have it, you HAVE, HAVE-to get tested! i know 4 people with this illness and have learned that blood sugar is soooooooooo important from them. since 2 are in my close family, and one of those two was a Grandparent, i asked my dietician about it. i learned that
avoiding sugary foods isn't a simple cure. you have to balance and count all carbs, from the toast that you have in the morning to the peas you have as a side dish at dinner. things you wouldn't see as carbs are. even bubble gum.
put your health first, please.
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oops. had to erase that cause i couldn't get it to delete.
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Old 06-15-2005, 06:12 AM   #30
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Thanks for your concern.

I will get tested when I get more financially stable. If it is cheap to get tested, I will do it sooner. But I will have to go find out the price first.
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