keto as an idea offers some useful recipes for me like when i am experimenting w desserts or baking or looking for a no carb option here or there but there is no way i’d ever go down that road as a whole lifestyle rolling the dice on ketosis seems so scary to me & anecdotally v hard to achieve without encountering some p serious complications?
― werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 18 February 2023 21:41 (three months ago) link
After a day of Peg-Lyte and more or less fasting--if you know what I mean, you'll know what I mean--had a reading of 4.9, first one under 5.0.
with occasional very long spates of denial--this is what I worry about most. With me it would be complacency, brought on by good readings like that one, more than denial.
― clemenza, Tuesday, 21 February 2023 22:13 (three months ago) link
Which is actually something I've been wondering: if your level spikes and then returns to normal, is it like it never happened, or does every spike weaken your system a little more. (And I'm not even sure what I mean by "system.")― clemenza, Saturday, February 18, 2023 6:08 PM (three days ago) bookmarkflaglink
― clemenza, Saturday, February 18, 2023 6:08 PM (three days ago) bookmarkflaglink
as a type 1, the thing the doctor checks these days (which they can now monitor) is 'time in range' and therefore it seems like the spikes don't matter as much? i'm guessing type 2 would be the same
― just sayin, Tuesday, 21 February 2023 23:56 (three months ago) link
I had my first eye exam in three years this month and the optometrist said it's still not possible to tell from the close up pics of my eyes that I'm diabetic, so good result there. And my PCP checks sensation in my feet at every quarterly visit. Otherwise my A1C still hangs around 6.3-6.5, fasting sugar around 110, and the doc is not too worried about it. Steady diet of metformin and glipizide as usual. (Actually she may have taken her eye off my diabetes recently as she made a big error in my thyroid meds, raising my dose when she should have lowered it, and she's been focused on those getting those numbers back in line the last 2 visits.)
― The Terroir of Tiny Town (WmC), Wednesday, 22 February 2023 00:14 (three months ago) link
(xpost) Thanks, that's how I've been approaching this--home-testing once a week, and picking an opportune moment. I figure if that number's good, then the whole week's good.
― clemenza, Wednesday, 22 February 2023 01:39 (three months ago) link