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Mon, Mar 23 3:45pm · Morning glucose test - higher when cold? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Dorisena, I've struggled all winter trying to get into gear. However, I've kept 20 of the 30 pounds off so I'm happy about that. Have started walking out doors and have found some of the walking indoors has helped with my endurance. One thing I've found that helps my morning test is fasting from 7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. My numbers are down by 20 points if I do so. Plus, can't get hungry when I'm sleeping. Stress from this crazy virus has affected my numbers as well. Trying not to let it bother me. Been working on a quilt that was given to my by my mother in law 20 years ago. It was one her aunt made that was given to her. It's very fragile and cannot be used on a bed. I've just sort of tacked it together so I can display it over the back of my davenport. Finished it yesterday. Working on a quilt my granddaughter and I started a couple of years ago. All hand sewn. So far just piecing it together. Can't wait for the weather to warm up a few more degrees so I can start working outside. My son and family may come next week to help tear down a building plus help with other odd jobs. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Katia

Fri, Feb 28 7:54am · Sepsis in Intensive Care (ICU)

I'm wondering if you are not retaining fluid. If you have access to a mini trampoline try just bouncing on it for 15-20 minutes a day. It is a great way to help drain your lymphatic system. Keep your feet on the fabric and just bounce. You will have to work your way up to 20 minutes. If this is no problem, doing it a couple times a day would be great. Don't cut back on your drinking fluids. Just a suggestion.

Mon, Feb 24 10:00am · Med detective needed, award given - adrenaline spikes in Diabetes/Endocrine System

I had a reaction to two medications that gave me a movement disorder. Doctors tested for everything. Thought I was faking it. After 2 1/2 years of battling it I went to an acupuncturist. I went twice a week for 3 weeks and once a week for an additional 3 months. Anxiety made it so much worse. He got it to a point that I can manage. It's always with me every morning. Once in awhile it will really kick in for a couple of days and then quit. This helped me sooooo much. However, I really think you need to have an MRI and check to see if your pituitary gland is OK. My daughter suffered from Graves Disease and had many of those symptoms..even mental. She had her Thyroid killed and is on Synthroid but still suffers from a lot of emotional stress. She had a bought of Tacachardia (sp) and had to have an Ablasion. It also triggered Vitaligo and she has lost about 2/3 of her skin pigment. It's funny I have both hyper and hypo Thyroid problems on my mother's side of the family. Seems weird. Find a good Acupuncturist and have them help while you are looking for other answers. They may even know where you should begin.

Thu, Feb 6 6:41pm · Morning glucose test - higher when cold? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

I've really been struggling this winter. Will be so happy when Spring is here!! Can't seem to get the Christmas weight off that I put on. I seem to be hungry all the time. I have been reading some about diabetes and finding out foods like brown rice that are high in carbs are also high in nutrients and fiber that slows the increases in blood sugars. I just miss all of the bread and white carbs that are such a no, no for us. We just have to stick to things and keep trucking along. I wouldn't even consider taking a weight loss product that's advertised on TV. Too worried about the side effects that it may have. We're making 3 more raised beds for this summer. They are not high ones but at least I won't have to be bending over so much. Take care!!

Sun, Jan 19 8:14am · Morning glucose test - higher when cold? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Never heard of "dawn effect" or "Symoji". Will check into these. This is what i'm finding out. EVERYTHING effects your blood sugar. Thanks for help. My doctor is useless. $75.00 co-pay whenever I go and still no answers. I pay out of pocket to see a dietician. Doing this on my own by changing my lifestyle. It's a ride!! I've lost 30 pounds and dropped A1C to 5.8. Just working on getting on track after the Holidays. Again, thanks for the help.

Fri, Jan 17 11:17am · Morning glucose test - higher when cold? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Can your test be higher if you are cold? We keep our thermostat set at 61 overnight so the house is chilly when I get up. So I sat with a blanket over me for a couple of minutes before taking my blood test and the numbers were lower? Also, I’ve had a lot a headaches due to barometer changes and was wondering if the headaches can affect my blood tests.

Thu, Jan 9 5:39pm · Lighten Your Limbs With Friends in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Your husband is very important to take care of but if you don't take care of yourself how are you going to care for him? Is there someone who can take him to an appointment if it interferes with your appointments? You need to see someone that can help you deal with your pain and determine whether it is diabetes caused or not. The longer you wait – the longer your pain exists. Also, if you need to start taking meds for your diabetes please do so. Your health is more important than fighting your blood levels all the time. Prayers to you as you go through your struggles.

Dec 19, 2019 · Lighten Your Limbs With Friends in Diabetes/Endocrine System

JK, I know where you are coming from. This week has been tough. Totally worn out and I have family coming on Saturday. I will be happy when things slow down a little. Going to keep everything simple for Christmas. The kids are just going to have to help out. Have a great Christmas. Let's plan on getting back on track after the new year.