Category Archives: diabetes

Life isn’t always going as planned

I have taken a break from blogging lately. Not because there was nothing to write about, but because something was happening that I didn’t know how to deal with. I have a brother in Chicagoland; he is a widower and … Continue reading

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Low Carb Cooking

Pretty sure I didn’t invent much but I thought up the ingredients for having low carbs. I watch my carbs like a hawk and this soup followed the suit. Here goes . Low Carb Barley Vegetable Soup in a Crockpot … Continue reading

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111 is my lucky number today

. This was my morning fasting BG number today. I don’t usually check my morning fasting BG every day. Heck not even every week. But lately when I do check it, it’s always good, no matter what. And how reliable … Continue reading

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Diabetic neuropathy, again!

Lately my feet were acting up.  Killing me.  I thought it was neuropathy and maybe arthritis too. Either way it was bad. Hot shower helped but only briefly, and then the pain was right back. Both numbness and pain at … Continue reading

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Brown fat, cold weather and diabetes

About a week ago my morning fasting BG was a whopping 118; I couldn’t believe it. Thinking that it must have been a bad strip or a glitch of sorts, I rechecked and it was about the same. Ditto for … Continue reading

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My CAT

No am I not talking about a kitty cat.  In this post I want to cover cataracts.  I really don’t like this word; sounds like something creepy straight out from Halloween walking around… can’t even describe. I would much rather … Continue reading

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Disputing Medical Bill

This is a sequel to my previous post, Diabetic Eye Exam.  In summary, I was billed for an eye test that was never done, under the disguise of a Refraction Test.  And now I’m trying to dispute said bill. I heard tons … Continue reading

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Diabetic Eye Exam

This exam is all about testing the eye pressure, also known as a dilated eye exam.  A yellow potion is dropped into your eyes and the pressure is measured.  Then the eyes are rinsed and off you go on your merry … Continue reading

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What happened to my morning fasting BG

Lately it’s been around 100, give or take. I however found out that the variations have to do with sleeping or not for the full 8 hours at night. Yesterday someone texted me at 4 am which woke me up, … Continue reading

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The Journey of a Test Strip — where to buy them.

Where do you buy your strips? This is the question of the day.  Actually not exactly a question but I was at a loss how else to word it. Am still recovering from a shock at hearing local drugstore prices. … Continue reading

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