Hi Chris and Lanie.
Thank you so much for the dietary advice. I have already been using it with a friend of mine here and we are monitoring our diet and noticing (learning) the things that are making our numbers go thru the roof or remain at a constant but high figure.
I like the mashed veggie idea. Especially the part about
I have actually been craving veggies in the last several months so that's a good thing. My friend and I have switched to diet soda pop, sugar free flavored sparkling water, and sugar free kool-aid instead of juice. Lots of water. Caffeine/sugarless green tea instead of coffee and when we do eat dessert we split it.
I now appreciate that everyone's diabetes is individualized so those blanket rules that the docs give out seem little to be desired.
And Chris, I already save these correspondences and I plan on taking your advice and reading everything. Then edit as I copy and paste so that I can have a comprehensive resource to share with anyone else who may have inquiries. I also plan on recommending this site to all who need this type of guidance and support.
My bud and I help each other on the meds and glucose monitoring. And we do read labels. I'm familiar with them already cuz I made it a habit to read them before all this drama.
At the moment I am taking 850mg of Metformin 3x a day (was 1000mg 2x), and 5mg of Glyburide 2x a day for my T2D. My Doc says that if my numbers remain a constant high (140 - 155ish) then we will start "talking" insulin as a course of action since we've already just about
maxed out the meds.
I am also taking 20mg of Enalapril 1x a day for my HyperTension;
40mg of Lovastatin 1x a day for my High Cholesterol (LDL's are high too);
81mg of Children's Aspirin 1x a day for a blood thinner,
And I take 10mg of Escitalopram (Lexapro) 1x a day for my Depression and Anxiety. I'm thinking of talking to my Doctor about
increasing that to 20mg a day. I am learning that my D/A also affects my high numbers too. Jeannie mentioned something about
that so I plan on investigating that more closely too.
Anyway - It's a balmy 15ish degrees here. That's warm compared to the minus 0 temps we've been having. With the wind in this windy city we've been dealing with minus 30 - 40 degree temps. So you see, the warmer teens are a welcome. Little to no wind keeps things comfortable.
Anyway - thanx again for the advice. I will have more questions I'm sure as I read these pages. So plan on hearing from me again. Only 3 days since I found this site and I'm already learning ton's of stuff. Thanx so much.