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4 days ago · low energy with diabetes in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@dorisena Has your pcp checked your B-12 levels? Also, vitamin D is very important.

Sat, May 11 6:49pm · Feeling full as a diabetic in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@dorisena Awww, that's so nice! However, I'm not necessarily opposed to watching TV, especially if one is alone. It seems to me that if one is already battling medical problems and has been forced to eat an unappetizing meal, suggesting staring at a blank wall in order to eat well is to increase ones discomfort.Think that's good advice for families to follow, however.
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Fri, May 10 9:25pm · Feeling full as a diabetic in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@dorisena Thanks for your help – I appreciate it
What is it with nursing homes and green beans, a most useless vegetable. Had to finally buy my mother a multi-vitaminmulti-mineral because she was so undernourished. If ever I have to go to a nursing home, I want a small cooler in which to keep my fresh vegetables! While not good with diets, I have a system I use for exercising, in that I can't go outside in the winter. I walk in my house – at the very minimum, I do five minutes of brisk walking six times a day. Now, it's better to walk steadily for longer periods of time, but five minutes works! What does your doctor say the pain is from? Oh, and surprise – none of my problems was causing me to be tired and "foggy" all the time – turned out I was low on Vitamin B-12, a vitamin available over-the-counter. Seems as we get older, our bodies don't retain it well! Who knew!

Fri, May 10 7:57pm · Feeling full as a diabetic in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@dorisena too. When diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, I was told to hold to 30 carbs per meal and 15 carbs for a snack twice a day. When I returned home the first thing I did was Google carbohydrates to find out what they were. My appointment with the dietician isn't until the end of May, more than two months after my diagnosis. I feel like a fish flopping around on the beach! The divided dish idea is good – I've never been an exact-measurement cook! Sooo, in the meantime for breakfast I have two tbsp cottage cheese, some green pepper, one-half can tuna, small slice of Italian bread wtith applesauce or cheese (brie or Swiss) Lunch is two more slices of bread, one egg, some snap peas, nuts or fruit. Dinner is whatever ending with romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers, and a tbsp of blue cheese crumbles, which seems to help my IBS. Who knew. I also have chronic kidney disease (one kidney). An understatement would be to say I don't know what I'm doing. Husband has gotten strange about food, which I attribute to his dementia. My sympathy to all, especially dorisena. I may give up in a while and go to assisted living place. Tonight I will try again to figure out how to use my blood glucose tester. One question I do have is does everyone have to diet with diabetes? My weight has been the same for many years, but because I've lost two inches in height I've now got a BMI just over 25, a first for me at 80! Seems like every thing a diabetes diet talks about is losing weight, so I don't know if the item in question is bad for my glucose or bad for my weight! Your comments have really helped me. I wish you well.

Tue, May 7 10:08am · Cold feet in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@dorisena. Tend to agree with your comments. I first started disagreeing with doctors when I was about 25 years old, and in several instances, probably prolonged my life because I didn't follow "doctor's orders." Over the years, I've learned that it's true that "God helps those who help themselves." Now 80 and just diagnosed with diabetes, it's just one more item added to my "to do" list. BTW, I was feeling sleepy and a bit foggy for most of last year, but it turned out to be a vitamin B-12 problem. Something to consider if being tired all the time is a problem.

Mon, May 6 7:14pm · Treating Osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

@suemer. Hope that you can get some answers that will make you more comfortable. I have a similar situation. I refused Reclast, which, because I now have kidney problems, was the right decision, and now, I, too, am being urged to take Prolia. So far, I've refused. Please, if you can, share what you learn. Never heard of Z scores – will try to learn more.

Fri, Apr 26 11:53am · Foods to eat to keep creatinine level down in Kidney & Bladder

Congrats to you, @randyr! I shall try to copy you in drinking more water – think that's a good idea.

Fri, Apr 26 10:43am · Foods to eat to keep creatinine level down in Kidney & Bladder

So happy to see such improved numbers! You inspire me truly to cope with this kidney-diabetes diet thing. Interesting aside: I've had IBSd for over 60 years. Only major change in my diet so far is eliminating flour because of sugar, as in cookies, crackers, etc., and now for a week, no diarrhea! We'll see what happens. 50 years ago, Hearing Institute told me my Menieres was caused by maybe a wheat allergy – thought they meant glutton, but maybe they meant wheat itself. Think if we live long enough, we'll figure it all out!!!!