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BS: Kendall's health

kendall 28 Nov 08 - 01:18 PM
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Subject: BS: Kendall's health
From: kendall
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 01:18 PM

Well folks, the other shoe dropped today. I've been feeling woozy and weak for some time now with frequent headaches and lack of energy, so I had some blood work done the other day and they just called me today with the results. Diabetes.
I've been hypoglycemic all my life, and now, this.

What did Shakespere say about the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to?


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: wysiwyg
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 01:57 PM

Oh, but this is GOOD news. It's so easily managed, and you will feel so much better very quickly. Get all the info you can from the docs and dieticians about the theory behind the food program they will prescribe, so you can learn to run it for yourself.

A parishioner is totally off all insulin in favor of a self-researched health diet-- you can take the nutrition end of this to some amazing places and while it is a bit hard to learn at the outset, in the long run you will manage it like second nature, seamlessly. You and Jacqui just have some stuff to learn. But the incentive is that you will soon feel more well than you probably have for years and years.

Congrats on your new lease! :~)

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: Amos
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 02:23 PM

I hear ya about those damn shocks, Skipper, but you of all people know when to lower the fenders over the side....



A


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: gnu
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 02:24 PM

Buck up, lad. You can manage it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: gnu
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 02:25 PM

What stage? Insulin?


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: fat B****rd
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 02:30 PM

Take good care. All the best from Dunfermline.


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: Genie
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 02:50 PM

Aw, Cap'n, you seem to have way more than your share of bad breaks in the health department.   Not good news. But Susan's right. You listen to her now, y'heah?

Genie


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: EBarnacle
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 02:56 PM

Type 2, presumably. Can you control it with diet? High Protein, Low Carb is the current diet mode. Just think, lots of Seafood and green veggies. Go minimal on the Maine state veggie, potatoes, minimize breades and get plenty of excersize.


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: Ebbie
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 02:57 PM

Kendall, it's the tough one who gets the hard detail. You can do it- and let us know how it's going, OK?


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 02:59 PM

Well now they know what it is, they can treat it. You will feel better soon.

John 'XG'


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 03:32 PM

Oh Kendall -- big hugs all round on Sunday....


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: kendall
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 03:45 PM

I have no details yet. The diabetes expert is supposed to contact me to set up an appointment to tell me what to do. Hell, I already have a woman to tell me what to do.

For me, the main food groups consist of: Potatoes, bread, corn on the cob and chocolate bars.


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: jacqui.c
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 03:46 PM

The doctor hasn't said anything about medication so I guess, at this stage, it's manageable with diet and exercise.

I have a good friend in the UK who was diagnosed a couple of years back and is managing it with diet and exercise. He looks fitter and healthier than he has in years and the diabetes is well under control.

I'm going to be checking out the diabetes website for information and then looking very carefully at our diet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: LilyFestre
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 03:51 PM

Hey Kendall,

    Having received that diagnosis myself, I know how much it can suck. Get all the info you can and really, if you have to have SOMETHING this is one disease you can take an active role in controlling to the point of NOT needing medication of any kind (if you are Type II). I started out needing oral meds and later insulin, 80 units a day, twice a day. Today, after losing a significant amount of weight, I am happy to report that I no longer need any diabetic medication of any kind and I can indulge in sugary stuff if I want to (although that desire seems to have pretty much disappeared for me).
    I know you know that it will take some time to adjust to the medications (if you are required to take meds at all) and for the Dr.'s to adjust the meds to the right level for YOU. If you ever have any questions...even tips about how to inject insulin (we all know that THAT is a scary thing but once you get the hang of it, it's nothing more than a nusance)....PM me anytime. Been there, done that and completely understand.
    My aunt, who has been diabetic for well over 30 years told me this when I found out I was diabetic and was bitchy about it. She said, "You can feel sorry for yourself but really, if you are going to have a major disease, this is the one to have....you can do anything anyone else can do...you just have to monitor the sugar." And you know what? She was right.

Take Care,

Michelle

PS. I'm sure you already do this if you have been hypoglycemic in the past, but carry something sugary with you at all times, especially while they are finding the right medication level for you. Lows can come on fast and hard. I always had a stash in the car, in my desk, in my purse and even a bottle of (non-refridgerated type) juice beside my bed. Waking up in the middle of the night with a low and trying to make it downstairs can be quite the adventure (blurry vision, confusion, sweating, heart racing)...keep stuff handy just for peace of mind....even if it's a pack of sugar in your pocket. Doesn't taste great but it works. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: kendall
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 03:57 PM

When I developed cancer on my vocal cord the Doctor said, "If you are going to have cancer, this is the best kind to have." Now I'm hearing, if I'm going to have a major disease this is the best kind.

J. Golden Kimball once said, "The secret to long life is to get a serious illness and take care of it."


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: LilyFestre
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 03:58 PM

The thing to keep in mind is that all food, except for protein will break down into sugar in your body...some more than others.

What has worked for me is whole foods and minimal bread/pasta products even if they are whole wheat/grains. You have to keep a close eye on labels because they can be misleading. No sugar added means that the food item has sugar in it naturally and no further sugar has been added. Sometimes things that advertise as sugar free, such as yogurt, aren't really sugar free as milk has naturally occuring sugar in it...if you look at the labels, you'll see that for yourself. If you are really into sweet things I'd suggest looking at agave nectar instead of honey or maple syrup or any of the artifical stuff. Agave nectar (found in natural food stores of natural food sections at the grocery store) is much lower on the glycemic index than honey or maple syrup yet is an incredible sweetener.

Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: LilyFestre
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 04:02 PM

Kendall,

   I really wasn't trying to be smart with that. But think about it. You can still move about, play, work, see, hear, remember, blah, blah, blah. Your quote is right on, you just have to monitor your sugar intake. It's a pain but it IS manageable. Anyway, I found that to be a helpful insight from my aunt and it made a difference in my attitude and outlook on having diabetes...something that CAN and DOES kill people who don't take care of themselves. It's up to you about how you want to approach it.

   If you get to thinking later and do have questions, feel free to PM me, ok? I'm thinking all good thoughts for you.

Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: katlaughing
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 04:11 PM

WesleyS just got off diabetic meds by losing weight; he mentioned it in another thread. My Rog was just diagnosed a month or two ago. They told him he can absolutely control it with diet and exercise and so far he seems to be doing pretty well. My niece has been Type 1 since she was 5 or 6 years old and has done incredibly well. You can do this, Kendall. You ARE going to feel better, getting it under control. In the meantime...{{{{{{{BIG HUGS}}}}} and lotsaLOVE!

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 04:15 PM

Diabetes is chronic, but is it major?
I mean for someone of your age who has got late onset, hopefully type 2, diabetes?
Read what Michelle said, it's not the end of the world Cap'n.

John 'XG'


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 04:38 PM

Oh, big deal. I've had that for three or four years now.

Just watch what you eat (the four food groups are salt, sugar, grease and alcohol), get some exercise (I find running off at the mouth and jumping to conclusions are plenty), and take the pills.

Hell, I had a friend who used to figure how much insulin he needed to inject to cover the Scotch he'd be drinking. Never could drink him under the table. Of course, he WAS a PhD in biochemistry.


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: Tig
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 04:51 PM

And what's more these days life is getting easier all the time.

If you get stuck on insulin (or are a type 1) ask about Carb Counting/DAFNE. It's enabled me to halve my insulin intake and so reduce the risk of putting on loads of weight whilst eating anything I fancy.

What's more I've found the fact I could eat sweet stuff/bread/cakes etc if I want them has taken the 'forbidden factor' away and I don't especially crave them anyway.


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: Micca
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 05:05 PM

Hi Cap'n, I have type II diabetes, what they call NIDDM (Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus) for more than 10 years now and apart from the rise in the eccentricity Index I am almost normal( heh heh) it is managable, one of the pluses of living in the UK ALL my prescription medicines are FREE!!!
so I hope you are not too upset and not letting it get you down, we are all pulling for you!!
Micca


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: Bobert
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 05:16 PM

Good news = Maine lobsters are good fir ya'...

Bad news = Twinkies ain't...

More bad news = Yer prolly gonna die...

More good news = In 30 years...

But the ol' hillbilly, who frequently feels woozy, is sorry ya' got the diabetes, Capt'n... My brother-in-law has had it for the last 20 years an' it ain't got him... He's 73 and still smokes and eats stuff he shouldn't... So here's my suggestion... Milk this fir everything you can... Tell Jacqui that yer too woozy to cut fire wood, 'er pick yer underwear up off the floor, 'er whatevetr it it you don't wanta do and tell her you just need to lie down in front of the TV and watch a good football game... Yeah, that is Dr. Bobert's suggestion...

BTW, don't let her see this post...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: kendall
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 05:22 PM

I just got an appointment with a diet specialist, Dec. 17th. That seems like a long way off, but apparently it takes 45 minutes for the whole exam.

Anyway, as far as diet and exercise go, I like Raparie's the best. I needed that.

The thing is, I don't have any serious symptoms. Blood pressure averages 120/60, my weight is within 10 pounds of what it was when I was 19, I don't have unusual thirst or sugar cravings.
My only symptoms are: dizziness, lack of energy and weakness.

Does anyone know anything about Stevia? I've been using that since I found out that Splenda is a sugar derivative.


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: bfdk
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 05:32 PM

Big hug from here, Kendall. Keep going, you'll manage!
All the best,

Bente


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: Art Thieme
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 05:41 PM

Kendall,
This gettin' older is sure a crock. When I was told about my MS, I asked for a second opinion. After the doctor said, "Well, your ugly too" ----he laughed and said, "We found prostate cancer too."

These days, I just don't ask any more...

Be well, sir!!

Art


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: Deckman
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 05:50 PM

Kendall ... Refuse to pay the doctor billl ... the problem will go away! CHEERS, Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: SINSULL
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 05:58 PM

I see long walks in Seamus' future...
This is nothing compared to the other stuff.
Put away the Reese's and you'll be fine.
By the way - what are the numbers? And one blood test does not make a diabetes diagnosis necessarily.

Damn! I hope Jacqui took out a warranty policy on you, Captain. These repairs are starting to add up.

Love,
Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: jacqui.c
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 06:27 PM

Bobert! Cellar!

And you,Rapaire. The Capn's eyes lit up when he read your post and then he looked so sad when I explained the truth. Mind you, he's still giggling at your post................


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: LilyFestre
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 06:43 PM

Sins is right you know. Your blood sugar may be elevated due to an infection or if you are sick (woozy and so forth DOES make your blood sugar rise). So do other prescription and non-presctiption meds. What was your glucose reading? Did they do an A1C blood test to see what your average glucose has been over the past 3 months? They say that 80 to 120 is a *normal* reading. Some folks run slightly higher.

About your trip to the dietician.....they tend to be ultra strict with exchanges and all that. While it's good information and a good start, know that you won't (most likely) need to be THAT strict with yourself.

Do you know anyone who is diabetic and would loan you their glucose testing kit (finger sticks) for a week or so? You could check your own fasting glucose levels each morning to maybe give a bit more peace of mind.

I'm glad Sins brought that up.....maybe it's a glitch, no?

Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 06:59 PM

Hi Kendall,

A fellow chocolate lover here...and a fellow diabetic too.

ALL you have to remember is that a sugar-free wholemeal scone is now FAR sexier than Johnny Depp, and you'll be just fine! ;-)

It's a doddle, honest. There's nothing to worry over, just a bit of learning to do, that's all, and then, you simply carry on, but without the weariness and the dizzyness, that's all. So don't worry about your appointment with the diet chappie..and don't lie there tonight worrying about it all, because honestly, there is nothing to worry about. It's just common sense, that's all.

Just remember, that if you look after yourself, then all will be well. It's nothing to feel frightened about, not when you know what it's all about.

YOU are in control of diabetes, not the other way around, and that's what makes it different to other problems.

And yes, you can still eat sweet things, but in moderation, that's all and know what you're eating...for instance, a Tesco Mince Pie contains 27g of sugar, in EACH pie. (!!!) You get used to looking and learning how much of the crap white stuff is poured into our food these days..and stay right away from all the 'Be Good To Yourself' low fat food, because that is FILLED with sugar.

Watch the alcohol. Learn to love fizzy water. :0) Put some orange in it...Diet Coke now and then..Mmmmmmm...love those chemicals! Water your orange juice down, half and half....Shandy with diet lemonade, instead of beer or wine..or again, water the wine down, have a Spritzer..there's ways round everything. I'm lucky, I hate the taste of aloohol, so that wasn't a problem for me..but there were some at my Diet Clinic who were on the floor practically, wailing that they'd never be able to drink again....Hell, I was deliriously happy, because I'd spotted that you could still eat doughnuts, so to hell with the alcohol. A girl has to have some vices! LOL

Look after yourself and there'll be no problems.

And truly, do NOT worry.

Stay healthy and happy.

Lizzie x


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: Bobert
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 07:38 PM

Bad, Kendall, bad...

I told you not to let Jacqui read my post an' now I'm in trouble, too...

Geeze, I was jus' tryin' to help!!!

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: Severn
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 07:51 PM

I became diabetic this past year after my blood sugar spiked after my last chemo treatment (If the washin' don't get you then the rinsin' will!), and I have permanent diabetes now and am managing it quite well with a low carb diet and insulin. I DO have a neuropathy, numbness in the extremities, i.e. hands and feet, for which I take Neurotin/Gabopentin.

So I'm off sweets and alchohol and staying away from bad carbs, corn potatoes, rice and pasta in large portions, but I'm dealing with it. My weight loss has stalled at 23-25 pounds, but I look and feel much better. It's far from the end of the world. Talk to me about it more as you find out more of your individual condition.

Good luck with handling your own conditions.


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 07:53 PM

Look, all the dietician will do is tell you to eat healthy meals. Lobster, crab, oysters, salmon, cod, rum -- all that Maine stuff -- is fine, even GOOD FOR YOU. Just don't overdo it. Cut back on the carbohydrates and fats, eat more protein and veggies.

Here is what I know about stevia:

1. It's expensive, even in bulk.
2. My brother grew some this past summer and it took over the fence in the back yard. He has no idea what to do now.

I used Splenda; the dietician said it was okay. Again, you don't use a lot of it or anything.

You remember them old Greek fellas who used to hand about the docks in Machiasport? Sam Aristotle and Zeb Playdo? Well one of them was insulin-resistant diabetic (which is probably what you are) and when he got his eating orders he just sighed and said he was told, "Mahdahration. In all things mahdahration."

And just what IS your A1C? Mine was 5.7, 7.0 is the upper limit. Find out and let us know so we can take you apart help you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: kendall
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 07:56 PM

Lizzie, you do make a lot of sense.

The original test said my sugar was 118. I don't know what the one they did yesterday said.

I'm not a big drinker of either alcohol or any kind of soft drink.
However, I could live on mashed potatoes and fresh bread.


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 07:57 PM

Well hell..........I opened up this thread expecting some sinisster and frightening new diseaese to have laid you low.

Diabetes?

Geeziz man........You'd be probably worse off with the clap! I mean they can cure the clap quite easily nowadays but if you had the clap Jacqui would kill you. So diabetes is no big deal!

Besides, look at all the company you have around here and how much advice you already got on this thread. Cheer up or Jacqui will beat the livin' hell out of you. I'll call her again and make sure she does!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: Escapee
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 08:07 PM

Sorry to hear your news. It turned out to be a blessing for me, though. It made me pay attention to food and drink, and take care of myself. Wishing you a similarly silver lining.
SKP


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 08:19 PM

118? 118?? Hell, my blood sugar's higher than that when I get up in the morning! Yesterday it was 156!! (after dinner).

How many times has your blood sugar been taken and by whom? Was that fasting or what? It all makes a difference!

Get an A1C done and then start moaning.

118. Sheesh.

(The average range most doctors use is 90 to 110, fasting. Really, get an A1C done -- it gives you an average for the last three months.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: ranger1
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 09:33 PM

Lookee Cap, if you needed more attention from us female types, all you had to do was ask. No need to go getting a medical condition. Geez!

Seriously, though, my gramma got diagnosed with diabetes last year and she's doing just fine. So no worries, 'kay?


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 10:04 PM

A few years back I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic - changing eating habits & slowly losing weight with the guidance of a dietician meant I could stop taking the tablets after a couple of tyears.

My favourite food group is deep fried yumminess - I'm not a sweet tooth tho I was 20 years ago when I was told my tiredness & lack of concentration was due to hyperglycemia (spelling?) & I had been trying to keep awake by eating sweet stuff the way chain smokers consume tobacco. I had no trouble getting off the sweeties when I saw just what I could eat (glass, or in this case, plate, half full not half empty.) Tho I did tend to over-consume the savoury stuff!

Which is why I eventually got to 89kg (2.2 pounds per kg for those who need to convert) & pre-diabetic. 15 kg later I still eat inappropriately at times, but I can live comfortably with the foods that are good for me.

Now I have my thyroid specialist saying cutting my throat to remove my badly-behaved thyroid is a possibility! And if it is cancerous, it's the best (sounds familiar?) cancer to have cos it can all be removed & I just pop a tablet daily ... So I really must call her to get the latest biopsy result.   

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: Beer
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 10:07 PM

This is one disease that a cure will be found. If it is a drug I wish I could get shares. But then again it may be through some other research.
Good luck Kendall were all on your side.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 29 Nov 08 - 01:27 AM

Kendall,

Plant a garden. Make sure you put a good mix of plants in, greens like chard or spinach, squash, carrots, some potatoes are okay, eggplant (I had a bumper crop this year), tomatoes, broccoli. Etc.

When you go to the work to plant the garden, you'll find it entertaining. And get some exercise working on it. And as plants grow, you'll find they look interesting, even tasty. Eat them.

For me, the main food groups consist of: Potatoes, bread, corn on the cob and chocolate bars.

Not any more. And if you grow more of your own food, you'll see why having (for example) a pizza with a topping of sliced green peppers, onions, and maybe a meat added to it is such a treat. You're eating the food from your garden, and you're doing yourself a favor at the same time.

Take care, you're a great voice here at Mudcat and the CDs of yours that I have are a great pleasure to listen to. Now get yourself connected to the world you're living in, and you'll do your health a favor.

Bon Appetite!

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: freda underhill
Date: 29 Nov 08 - 06:36 AM

Kendall and Jacqui

very sorry to hear the latest. but like others v glad its not a resurgence of something uglier.

Three years ago, after eating our way round the cake shops of Vienna (with my daughter), I returned to Sydney and a type 2 diagnosis. I figure it took me years of addiction to sugar to get there. Yes, I had to go to a dietician who reprogrammed and brainwashed me in several sessions.

I don't eat pasta anymore, get low GI bread (full of seeds) and eat much more veg & protein (tofu, nuts, beans)and less carbs. 10 kg lighter and still enjoy life. Walking - I now go on long walks - regulalrly - daily, via thye harbour, via bookshops and via pretty streets to check out the gardens. walking walks everything off - the weight, the sugar, and burns off tension.

join the club kendall, there are a few of us here and we're the lucky ones. the real danger is for anyone who hasn't been diagnosed.

good luck with it all - & btw I've found a brand of dark choclate that doesn't have sugar in it. it's delicious.

hugs to you both

freda


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 29 Nov 08 - 06:42 AM

Bad luck you two.
Keep fighting, life is good.
See you soon,
keith and mary.


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: Nancy King
Date: 29 Nov 08 - 10:11 PM

Well, Jeez, Kendall -- you didn't have enough going on already? You had to go out and get ANOTHER ailment? Boy, some people are never satisfied...

Anyhow, presumably the previous posters have by now convinced you that this is not the end of the world. Just a pain in the ass. If they put you on medication it will probably take a while to get the dosage stabilized, and that's a drag, since as LilyFestre notes above, lows can come on fast and strong. Just have something with you all the time to counteract it, and you'll be OK.

The only other help I can offer is to tell you that the cookbooks published by the American Diabetes Association/American Dietetic Association are VERY good. Some years ago my ex was diagnosed with type II, and I went and bought three of their cookbooks. They have some really great recipes (several of which I still use) and they include all the exchanges, etc. Remember those crabcakes we had when you came to see us in Sebago this summer? Those came from a diabetes cookbook (though I think the portions might have been a bit smaller...) I gave the books away a couple of years ago to another friend, or I'd send 'em right off to you, but I'm willing to bet your local library has them. The dietician will give you lots of good advice, no doubt, but you and Jacqui will have to figure out what works best for YOU, and those cookbooks could help.

Hang in there, Darlin' -- we're all behind you!

Love to both of you,

Nancy


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: Maryrrf
Date: 29 Nov 08 - 10:23 PM

That's unpleasant news Kendall but fortunately it can be dealt with. I second the suggestion of planting a garden. I planned out and planted my first garden this year and it has afforded me so much enjoyment, as SRS said, there's the exercise in the outdoors, the fun of picking out the seeds and plantlings, the actual digging in the dirt, and then watching the garden grow. Vegetables (especially salads) taste so wonderful when they are fresh - as in walk out the the garden, pick, wash, prepare as desired and eat. You might find you enjoy vegetables more when you grow your own.


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: catspaw49
Date: 29 Nov 08 - 10:40 PM

See? More and more testimonials!.....It really IS BETTER than the clap!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Nov 08 - 10:31 AM

Yeah, Spaw's right.

It's also better than leprosy, smallpox, lues, anthrax, tetanus, typhoid, typhus, whooping cough, shingles, schistosomiosis, malaria, Chagras Fever, Ebola, Jakob-Crutchfield disease, cholera, gangrene, singing off-key, hemorrhagic fever, trench foot, diarrhea, MRSA, venereal termites, pinworms, toothache, poison ivy, necrotizing fasciitis, testicular elephantiasis, cirrhosis, or yaws.

It's your bodies way of telling you to shape up and do what you should have been doing all along instead of having a good time.

What's your A1C? You're not really a Type II unless you've got an A1C.


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Nov 08 - 06:10 PM

Hi, Cap'n; my wife has been "type one", which means a much heavier-duty control regime, and total dependence on insulin, for over 50 years; she has no real health problems. You won't have to add up every damn carbohydrate you ingest like she does. Much better a diagnosis of diabetes than undiagnosed diabetes.
As Repaire implied, I'm a little surprised if you were given that diagnosis on the basis of one glucose reading of 118. My wife's suggested goal range is 120 to 150, and I can't imagine any type one not slipping out of either end of that range some; she has survived a lot more fluctuation than that for most of her life. Yes, people find the diagnosis disheartening; but this isn't diddly to what you have hung in there through.
                                     Dean.


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Subject: RE: BS: Kendall's health
From: open mike
Date: 30 Nov 08 - 06:16 PM

good luck with this...just anothr test....
you will pass with flying colors.
what does that mean flying colors? red? yellow? blue?
what colors do you fly?!


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