Don't Eat Hot Dogs! or at least, Don't Eat Buns! :-)

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TVEditor
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   Posted 6/27/2009 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I caved in today while out shopping for plywood. There was a hot dog stand outside the Home Depot and it was summer and they had sauerkraut and mustard ...

PP reading 2 hours later -- 7.4 smhair

(what's that in U.S. measurements? ... over a thousand I think nono ... BAD any way you measure it.)

OK, back to the program. Next A1C test in August .... gotta study harder tongue
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mip
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   Posted 6/27/2009 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
US reading is 7.4 *18, around 131.

Not bad according to my Endo, he told me under 140. But I tried to stick to 120.

Mip

TVEditor
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   Posted 6/27/2009 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   
My doc told me that anything around 7.0 is doing damage to something. First hot dog in over 10 months so I'm not too worried.

Anyway, back to my normal diet.

You gotta slip 'n slide before you get a grip if you catch my drift ;-)
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~ Dropped 40 or so pounds after following HealingWell advice
~ Diabetes under control / no meds - so far - knock on head
~ My doctor thinks HE is responsible (Don't tell him! He's happy ;)

I used to eat 100% wrong -- now I eat 95% right


LanieG
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   Posted 6/27/2009 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Aw gee, well, it's not like you do this every week, you know?  Like tonight.  We went out to dinner and I had French onion soup and I ate the crusty piece of baguette that was on top, draped with melted cheese and 2 more pieces of bread (small pieces) dipped in aioli. Then, chicken and spinach in wine sauce.  I never eat bread, ever, anymore, but tonight I figured 'what the hey'.  So when we got home, I tested (even though I knew what to expect) and was at 110 on one meter, 118 on another one, and 144 on another one (the oldest meter I have).  (I have 4 meters.)  Gosh, that's some range, so if I figure an average, say 124 after that meal (I think that's about 6.7?) is not going to have too much effect overall since the rest of the time I control the blood sugar pretty tightly.  So, don't beat yourself up. 

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MattsPop
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   Posted 6/27/2009 9:40 PM (GMT -7)   
My doctor told me that 7 was good for a person my age (67). When I was talking to my cardiologist he asked me what my A1C was. I told him 8. He said 'that's not bad'.

So what I'm reading so far, was that I'm doing damage at 7 (Chris) and my cardio says 8 is not bad. Hmmm.

I read somewhere that the older you get, you can add .01 to 'normal' for every year over 40. I haven't been able to re-locate the link. Has anyone else seen anything about diabetes and age, other than the fact that it is more prevalent as you get older.

Cheers

Warren

PS: My 7 day average is 7.4 (I think the KFC did it.), and 7.1 for the last 2 weeks.

Post Edited (MattsPop) : 6/27/2009 10:46:14 PM (GMT-6)


LanieG
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   Posted 6/28/2009 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   

From everything I've read, diabetics who can keep their blood sugar to normal or near-normal levels can avoid complications later in life.  "Later in life" only means after some years from the age that we're having trouble controlling the blood sugar.  Higher blood sugar still harms older people just as much as younger ones.  Warren, maybe I'm misreading what you mean in your post, but I wonder if you're comparing the A1c numbers to the mmol/L measuring system because they're not the same.  An A1c of 7 is equal to 8.6 mmol/L on a blood glucose meter.  Here's a website that shows the conversion from A1c to either mmol/L or mg/dL (which we use in the States). 

http://professional.diabetes.org/glucosecalculator.aspx


Lanie
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MattsPop
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   Posted 6/28/2009 10:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Lanie,

Thanks for that info. I had assumed that the reading on the meter was the same as the A1C pretty much. I thought the A1C would be somewhat lower because it's an average of the levels of the whole day, not just when I take the readings.

Actually, I haven't taken my reading in the accepted manner because I've been curious to find out how much they go up a little after I've eaten, although most have been 2 hour later. I always check to see what they are when I get up. Most are like 6.2 6.5 6.8 6.5 6.5, etc. When I started they were 8.4 9.0 8.8 8.0. So, I guess I'm making progress .

Thanks again for the info.

Cheers

Warren

LanieG
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   Posted 6/28/2009 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Warren, my gosh, you have made tremendous progress.  And if you keep to a low-carb diet, you'll continue to see better readings.  It just doesn't make sense to have so many different ways to measure the blood sugar.  We can set our meters to record mmol/L or mg/dL but I still have to look at a chart to see what the mmol/L readings mean.  And why is the A1c so different from either system?  If you looked at the website above, at least there's some sort of movement to bring that test in line with how our blood sugar meters record.  That would be helpful to say the least.

Lanie
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TVEditor
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   Posted 7/1/2009 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes Warren, great progress!
 
And no Lanie, I'm not beating myself up -- just keeping an eye on me :-)
 
Sometimes I post here just so's I can read my own notes & remind myself to straighten up & fly right!
Chris - Forum Moderator, Diabetes

~ Diagnosed Type 2 in July/'08
~ Dropped 40 or so pounds after following HealingWell advice
~ Diabetes under control / no meds - so far - knock on head
~ My doctor thinks HE is responsible (Don't tell him! He's happy ;)

I used to eat 100% wrong -- now I eat 95% right


Jeannie143
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   Posted 7/1/2009 10:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, and the reward for being good is that you get to be good LONGER! But it beats the alternatives.
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LanieG
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   Posted 7/2/2009 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I think we all need pats on the back for the progress we've made.  :-)    hooray for us!
Lanie
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