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6 days ago · High Risk Mutation (ie. BRCA, ATM, RAD51D) in Breast Cancer

I am BRCA2. But I live 2.5 hours from Rochester. Two years ago I had metaplastic stage 2 breast cancer. I had a lumpectomy followed by chemo and radiation.

Fri, Mar 8 10:06am · Any bad side effects to Metformin 500 twice a day? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

One potential thing would be to have a doctor who specializes in geriatric medicine take a look at all of the meds including over the counter stuff and see if there are some interactions happening. A pharmacist could also do the same thing.
I've been a type 2 diabetic for 15 years, taking a variety of meds over those years. I do carbohydrate counting and eat a large variety of food. And over that time have lost 60+ pounds. Metformin is one of the meds I take, before I eat. I take it in the morning before I eat and before supper.
I've been on blood pressure medicine 30+ years. Last year I started having problems with low blood pressure – dizziness and was very tired— and am know taking a significantly reduced amount of blood pressure medication based on discussions with my doctor and my blood pressure is in a good range.
I'm 72
I get out and move every day—-some days more than other days. 😇 today I am going to a silver sneakers class at the local YM. Yesterday I went to a yoga class —a new activity that is helping me move better.

Wed, Mar 6 8:45am · Carbs or Net Carbs? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

USDA Handbbok on nutritive values is available at ARS.USDA.GOV gives you the nutrient breakdown of many different whole food and many processed foods as well.
Mary Kay

Wed, Mar 6 8:36am · Carbs or Net Carbs? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

I don't think that you subtract the sugar because it is a natural occurring sugar in the green bean. I would in this cas just subtract the fiber. If there was a sugar alcohol listed, then you would subtract that, but I would not expect a sugar alcohol to be in green beans. So the net carb would be 2.
Mary Kay

Wed, Mar 6 8:14am · Carbs or Net Carbs? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

You have to calculate net carbs from the nutrient label.

Tue, Mar 5 8:18am · Going it alone in Diabetes/Endocrine System

You want to remember that your body needs glucose for it’s primary source of energy and is capable of producing glucose if there is not enough circulating in the blood. There are many factors that interact so the bs reading reflects these different factors—not just the carbs you consume. How does your A1c look? I chart my daily bs and look at it over time. Is it within my range. Is it gradually increasing or decreasing? Has my activity changed? Has what I am eating changed—i’m Not a person who eats the same thing every day.

Sun, Mar 3 10:06pm · taking Chia seeds after having estrogen positive breast cancer in Breast Cancer

The link does not lead to the video. Is there a different link?

Wed, Feb 20 4:57pm · How long was your radiation therapy? in Breast Cancer

UIHC University of Iowa hospitals and Clinics