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Sep 14, 2017 · What to eat when the right food isn't available (Hurricane Irma)? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@contentandwell I like blue cheese crumbles on my salad. I try low sodium when I can, but sometimes I just need flavor so I can stick to other requirements. I do think there are choices we can enjoy and be healthy, just occasionally and in moderation like all things in life. I make it a choice to be stronger than my diabetes and if I can feel that way, most of the time, I am doing fine!

Sep 13, 2017 · What to eat when the right food isn't available (Hurricane Irma)? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

I also regularly eat peanut butter, canned tuna and cheese. I pretty much eat anything that is low in carbs or sugar. Mostly I eat salads and vegetables, healthy proteins. Once again, it seems we all are different in the food category too.

Sep 7, 2017 · When is an endocrinologist necessary over a Primary Care Physician? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@gailb I was found unresponsive and rushed to ER. I had a glucose reading of over 900. I also had pancreatitis, acute kidney failure and delirium. (I thought I had stomach flu before I faded out). I have about 6 days of no memory. I would have slipped into a diabetic coma if my son had not found me. I had not been sick or on meds before then. So, 10 units of insulin twice daily works for me. My Dad passed from diabetes complications many years ago. I take this desease very seriously now but didn’t understand it before as my parents never discussed it with us children and I guess alot was unknown back then. From all I read, I think I’m doing well.

Sep 7, 2017 · When is an endocrinologist necessary over a Primary Care Physician? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@retiredteacher If my A1C was like yours, I would not take pills or insulin either. I have been reading your posts for a few months and it seems like you are doing fine. We all require something different and you sound like you have figured it out for yourself. My best to you.

Sep 7, 2017 · When is an endocrinologist necessary over a Primary Care Physician? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

I was diagnosed T2 about a year and a half ago and haven’t seen an endo. I feel fortunate that I am doing well with my PCP, pharmacy therapist (insulin dosage) and hospital educators. I do understand to expect changes with time. My insulin is 10 units twice daily. I’m hesitant of Metformin because I previously had acute kidney failure and although I’m told kidneys are normal now, very concerned about those side effects of Metformin.

Sep 7, 2017 · When is an endocrinologist necessary over a Primary Care Physician? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@gailb I am T2 and also follow a diet much like yours. My blood sugar tends to spike easily with any higher carbs. My A1C has been 5.5, 5.6 for the last 9 months or so and I generally do not feel deprived by these foods. It is all a balancing act, I figured that out early on. Thanks for your input.

Apr 11, 2017 · Obese, diabetic with high BP; need help with food addiction in Diabetes/Endocrine System

That is great to hear. I haven’t been fishing in years, but I used to go frequently. It is alot of fun and very relaxing, a great way to enjoy the outdoors. Sometimes, they just don’t bite, so don’t get frustrated, keep at it and enjoy the experience!