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Old 02-03-2016, 04:43 PM   #341
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That is all so sad, GG For all of you. Time for a group hug?

Your post shook me up a little, since Himself has Type 2 he's battled for over a decade. If he won't look after his exercise requirements, I can at least go back to cooking better. Can't nag better, though, since I'm probably at the top of the game in that.

Thanks so much for sharing this. If you help any one of us here, you've done your good deed.
Thanks for the hug, sweetie My maternal grandfather had Type 2 diabetes, too. I remember my grandmother actually measured out his servings with a measuring cup. I know that's hard to do with some people, though

I've been talking to DH about his diet; he doesn't have Type 2, but he's at higher risk, since his mother does. He recently switched from instant oatmeal for breakfast to a multigrain instant oatmeal, with rolled oats, flax seed, barley, quinoa and rye. I know it's not the best choice, but it's better than the toaster waffles he was eating last fall And since he gets up at 5:30 and makes his own breakfast, there's only so much I can do.
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:38 AM   #342
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I am pretty good at keeping my sugar under control. My problem is getting enough water into me.
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Old 02-04-2016, 10:18 AM   #343
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Do you test it often, Addie?
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Old 02-04-2016, 11:31 AM   #344
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Do you test it often, Addie?
I have to be the worst patient any doctor ever had with diabetes. I test when I remember it or if I see a commercial on TV to remind me. Very rarely is it out of control. I stay in the low 6.0 area. I was doing too good to the point I kept having sugar crashes. My sugar would drop so low that at one time when I went into for a pre op workup, that the last thing I remember hearing was, "Do we have a crash cart?" So they took me off all medication. The only sugar I have in my life is in my coffee. I really watch very closely what I eat and how much. One slice of bread folded in half in a sandwich for me. And it always is a meat filling. Spread very thinly.

I do record all my readings in Excel, print it out once a month and they enter it into my chart at The Club. They are pleasantly surprised at how well I am doing. My highest reading this past year was 6.8. And that was right after a full meal. I do record if I have eaten and what. So for the miserable manner of testing, I still keep an eye on my sugar levels.
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Old 02-07-2016, 02:51 PM   #345
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DH made the mistake of having a cup of coffee with a small shot of my homemade Kahlua. The same stuff that kept us both up until 3 am a few months ago. Now he's bouncing off the walls even while watching his beloved Hawkeyes, and has to come downstairs to give me a minute-by-minute report about how caffeinated he is.

I'm done with homemade Kahlua. It's dangerous.
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Old 02-07-2016, 03:14 PM   #346
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DH made the mistake of having a cup of coffee with a small shot of my homemade Kahlua. The same stuff that kept us both up until 3 am a few months ago. Now he's bouncing off the walls even while watching his beloved Hawkeyes, and has to come downstairs to give me a minute-by-minute report about how caffeinated he is.

I'm done with homemade Kahlua. It's dangerous.
Make it with decaf.
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Make it with decaf.

Heh. It was a mix of packets, both caf and decaf, that we'd acquired through the years of hotel stays. I just had the brilliant idea of decluttering and using them up. Tastes just like Kahlua, only on steroids.

Hmm. All is quiet upstairs now. Better go check.
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Note to self:

Be sure to put water into the water kettle BEFORE turning on the burner.

Fortunately, my bat ears heard the metal pinging soon after heating had started, and I'm smart enough to not put cold water into a hot pot. No harm, no foul.
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I am loving these programs where kids volunteer to read to shelter dogs and cats! It really helps them all!
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