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Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by emptyplate, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. JohnnyBaker12021970

    JohnnyBaker12021970 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    At 10:27 ante meridian british summer time this morning I had a mug of prune juice and 2 slices of Kingsmill toast with Clover margarine and a glass of tap water. I haven't taken my morning medication yet. My blood sugar at this time was 12.2. I'll be glad when my carer collects my money tomorrow afternoon and takes me shopping to buy me some tiny packets of dried prunes because this prune juice is giving me exorbitant blood sugar readings. I should have used the soya and linseed bread for my toast, too, but, if I'm honest, it's too bitty and the texture and consistency is too dry. I'm particular about this due to the sensory sensitivity in my Asperger Syndrome. That's why I had the Kingsmill but Kingsmill is very high in carbs. I've also smoked 14 roll-ups today out of the tobacco Matthew bought me on Saturday evening. I wish he hadn't, but I'd ran out of NRT mouth sprays (which I'm becoming dependent on) and I was fighting crave after crave. I now owe Matthew £23.78, thirteen pounds something for the old holborn tobacco, £1.00 for the 2 packets of green Rizla's, and some shopping he bought for me, which included the Kingsmill bread and the Clover. I didn't really need the food but Matthew needed to spend a fiver (condition of the green Indian shop on South Lambeth Road) before he bought my Rizla's. I must stick to the Vogel's soya and linseed bread (low carb bread) and fight the sensory sensitivity ASD symptom. You're correct, @ickihun, the sugar is for my friends coz they love a cuppa with sugar.
     
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  2. JohnnyBaker12021970

    JohnnyBaker12021970 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm just watching any which way you can with clint Eastwood, Sondra locke, Geoffrey lewis and ruth Gordon as "ma" on sky comedy on sky channel 308. philo's truck has just caught fire. that's clint Eastwood's character who is a bare-knuckle fighter in the film. "ma" is very funny, the way she carries on and moans and curses about philo's pet orang-utan ape called Clyde. so far, I've drunk a mug of coffee with 2 sweeteners and 1 apple and 1 fruit tea with 2 sweeteners. my blood sugar at 1:31 pm bst is a very healthy 5.8 mmol/L.
     
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  3. tina_marie

    tina_marie Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Ron has his diabetes review in the morning so will let you know how he gets on when we're back.
     
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  4. JohnnyBaker12021970

    JohnnyBaker12021970 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My senior clinical psychologist from the Maudsley Psychiatric Hospital contacted me today and informed me that as well as having Asperger Syndrome, she's observed a full symptom pattern of Adult ADHD, and that past diagnoses I've received are not evident in her eyes. This would explain my unpredictable routine, mood variations, smoking addiction, self-neglect and irritability bordering on meltdown/temper tantrums. She's also observed 'tics' I manifest which are also symptomatic of the illness. I've wondered if that's why I'm finding the LCHF diet compliance for my diabetes 2 difficult, sometimes incredulously impossible. But the amount of love and TLC I've experienced on this thread is touchingly insurmountable and much appreciated. I love you all so much and love to take a squizz at all your posts, as I'm getting to know you all intimately on a cyber level. Thanks so much. I went round to Ioanna's and she said I could shallow fry some sliced courgettes which I ate and enjoyed very much. Also had 2 very sickly mugs of coffee with sugar which I thought was too sickly for my liking as Ioanna had no sucralose sweetener. But the coffee - Nescafe Gold Blend - was a lovely flavour and resembled perky coffee or cafietere drawn coffee. My blood sugar when I got home at 8:10 PM BST was a very good, healthy 5.7.
     
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  5. JohnnyBaker12021970

    JohnnyBaker12021970 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I just did a good lot of shopping in Sainsbury's Nine Elms with my Carer, a black man called Maxwell, and although I didn't buy any prunes, I did buy 6 basics spaghetti bolognese ready meals, 1 basics beef lasagne ready meal, 3 cheesy Sainsbury's deep pan pepperoni pizzas, 100 grammes of rich roast Sainsbury's coffee granules, some nestle coffeemate light, some Sainsbury's sucralose granulated sweetener, and some basics bread, Sainsbury's sunflower oil, tomatoes, feta cheese for Ioanna so she can have her greek treat of feta cheese, chopped tomatoes and a little oil with a good shake of salt and pepper. She loves that. I had a deep pan cheesy pepperoni pizza when I got indoors and Ioanna gave me an energy drink which I'm a bit worried about it spiking my blood sugar but it's a little one off treat before I embark on the LCHF diet again.

    I love you all so much and want to express my gratitude for your fine friendship and kind advice with love.

    Johnny Baker, a sufferer of Asperger Syndrome and Adult ADHD xXx.
     
  6. JohnnyBaker12021970

    JohnnyBaker12021970 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    At 8:37 p.m., I had another cheesy deep pan pepperoni pizza, baked at 200 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes from chilled and it came out all crispy and lovely and bursting with flavour.

    I also drank a mug of instant coffee with 2 teaspoons of Sucralose and Nestle coffee mate Light. My blood sugar, at 3:41 a.m., in the morning, was 11.5, probably because, just before that coffee, I had coffees with exorbitant sugar. I always crave sugar, but I must work hard to resist the temptation for the sake of my diabetic health. I'm also smoking roll-up cigarettes, but my new quit is at the start of Friday 20th, at midnight, and when my smoking advisor comes tomorrow at 4 p.m., I'm going to request nicotine lozenges and nicotine gum to help me with my quit, bearing in mind I am building up a dependency on the nicotine mouth sprays, hence replacing one habit with another. Must have another stab at the LCHF diet tomorrow, too. I'm going to try just eating one sliver of pizza with a good few hours between each sliver, instead of gluttonously demolishing a whole pizza. It's about self-control which is one of the implementations of fruitage of the Holy Ghost. And my blood sugar would be, better, too! The ball's in my court, as they say in basketball, I think that means, according to http://www.urbandictionary.com that it is up to me.
     
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  7. tina_marie

    tina_marie Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all , so yesterday Ron had his diabetes review and it went like this...... nurse did his weight which had increased a bit she then checked his feet no change from before . She didn't bother with bp, she's upped the metformin to 4 a day although Ron told me last night he wasn't going to take that many. I asked the nurse for the liquid version as Ron was having problems swallowing only to be told by her that there wasn't such a thing . I could of swung for her but kept calm. She said to Ron to come back in three months time to check on his progress.
     
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  8. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Expert

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    I got told that gps won't fund liquid metformin. I wish you had a better gp. :(
    I know a few diabetics have needed liquid one but as soon as their temporary gullet problem has been resolved they are straight back on the tablet form. Apparently its very expensive and not as good as tablet form.
    The regular metformin I will be crushing if I get problems after my op but slow release ones are not to be crushed.
    Liquid metformin doesn't work the gullet as well as the tablet.
    I've had times of slow digestion and got blocked up. When released I found the whole days metformin in my stools. Having a good digestion helps metformin work better.

    I'm hugely bloated in my tummy area. Very very uncomfortable. I need a good food shop.
    My kids halloween comes first. They very rarely get spoilt. Wednesday hopefully will not rain. Fingers crossed for halloween farm.
    Boys have outgrown their wellies! I'd wrestle with rain but mr ickihun doesn't need much of an excuse to cancel. Its hell trying to get him out lately.
     
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  9. tina_marie

    tina_marie Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I only wanted to try Ron on it to see if the swallowing reflex was any better . An endoscopy hasn't found the cause so next step could be ENT. When Ron was leaving the surgery he turned to the nurse and said ..... he felt like he'd been forgotten and just thrown on the scrap heap. If that isn't a cry for help I don't know what is . I feel like Ron is becoming a recluse . We are at some point suppose to be going out for a meal but he won't go because he doesn't want people staring at him when he chokes on food he can't swallow properly .
     
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  10. JohnnyBaker12021970

    JohnnyBaker12021970 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've just eaten a spaghetti bolognese ready meal, praise Jehovah God. For my breakfast, I had 2 halved slices of toast with Clover margarine. I've been drinking a lot of coffee with sugar but I'm going to try really hard to stick to sweetener but I don't know if I'll exercise enough self-control to stick to that, but I'm going to try giving Jehovah a little prayer for his help on that one.

    My blood glucose reading now at 3:08 PM BST is 8.8, not too bad.
     
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  11. tina_marie

    tina_marie Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all Ron needs some help. His Fbg has been rising , for several mornings now he's been getting readings of 11+ . We haven't changed anything he eats or drinks dn has upped his metformin to 4 a day but Ron's not taking that many . Before all the trouble with his heart started he was getting readings of 4 and 5. Hba1c has gone up to 63 from 46. I know pain can increase bg and he's in alot of it but surely not to this degree. Any help would be appreciated. He follows lchf I've also tried him on Mediterranean as well .
     
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  12. debrasue

    debrasue Type 2 · Expert

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    Hmmm, that's a bit worrying... It might be a reaction to some of his meds, but I definitely think a call/visit to his GP would be in order. Sustained high BG levels could bring him a whole lot of other complications, and I really don't think you need that on top of everything else poor Ron has to cope with.
     
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  13. DCUKMod

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    Tina-marie - Has he had a medication review lately? Forgive me, but whilst I read this thread, I could say I've seen everything you might have written about him.

    I'm just wondering if, as a starting point, it could be worthwhile just checking none of his meds are beginning to interact at all.

    You can do it yourself here: https://www.webmd.com/interaction-checker/default.htm , or alternatively pharmacists will usually do the same thing, free of charge.

    Otherwise, particularly bearing in mind his spider's web of predicaments, it's back to the Doc.

    I do feel for you both. You guys are having a really hard time at the moment.
     
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  14. tina_marie

    tina_marie Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you have found this very useful . Plus have found two of the meds Ron takes increases bg levels . So will try and get an appointment to see gp or his cardiologist. Thanks to you and @debrasue for your advice.
     
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  15. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    An update, the other day I mentioned that my grandson's Nan (his dad's mum) had been diagnosed with Vascular Dementia caused by her T2 diabetes, sadly we have been told this morning that she had passed away yesterday.:(
     
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  16. debrasue

    debrasue Type 2 · Expert

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    I'm very sorry to hear this, John. Sending hugs to your grandson and his dad, and to you, of course.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Expert

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    Bless him. So is it a wait for ENT appointment now?
    He should be given a gold medal for all the waiting he has done.
    I wonder if one of his meds is relaxing his throat muscles? Does he get reflux too? He's on lansoprozol as well too, isn't he?
    I must admit I'm much better on lansoprozol for reflux, than liquid gaviscon.
    There must be something causing his throat to close on eating. Its not panic due to breathing problem, is it? Or his body reacting so he doesnt get food in his windpipe?
    I'm going to tag @Daphne917 . She might recall a poster mentioning swallowing problems. Its a long shot as I distinctively remember a poster mentioning something about swallowing.
     
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  18. tina_marie

    tina_marie Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    The appointment for ENT has come , it's next month. Here is a list of meds he takes .... metformin , Amitrptyline, Aspirin, Adizem S.R ,Isosorbide Mononitrate, Bisoprolol , Tramadol, Multivitamin. Plus his GTN spray as and when needed .
     
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  19. tina_marie

    tina_marie Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    So sorry to hear this John , Ron and I send our heart felt sympathy to you all. Xxx
     
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  20. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Expert

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    Big hugs to your family John. I lost my nana fairly recently but the loss is still very sore in the family members. Sundays are the worst. Its a measure of the wonderful person which is missed. For sure.
    Condolences from me. :(
     
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