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Blog entries by Tipetoo

  1. I have just purchased a Lifesmart blue tooth meter here in Australia. It is as accurate when compared with my Freedom lite readings, and the strips are subsidised by the NDSS (code 312) as well. Comes in a reasonable carry case. although the lancing device is medievil and went into the bin....
  2. I got my latest blood test results yesterday, 34 mmol/l or 5.3%, my GP is very pleased with the results so he is dropping my Metformin 500 dose to one a day for the next three months. At the next blood tests in June if the results are the same dropping Metformin completely. [IMG] Keeping good...
  3. We picked up a nice piece of salt beef last shopping day. Six and half hours in the slow cooker and cooked to perfection, had to have a taste last night when it was still warm. Mmmm! [IMG] [IMG]
  4. I got a free meter from Ascencia yesterday as named in the title. Comes with all the necessary bits to get started, ten strips and a packet of coloured lancets for their lancing device. You can get a free one from here here in Australia: http://www.contournextone.com.au/ And a free one from...
  5. I got my hba1c results yesterday after getting the blood tests done on Saturday morning' The date at the bottom of the pix do not match the numbers in the chart which go back nearly three years. The last 34 on the end of the line is the one I have just got back. The speed bump that went to...
  6. As our tropical cyclone, bushfire, floods season is almost upon us, the Queensland state government, Bundaberg Regional Council have put a free emergency evacuation pack together. Some useful bits and pieces in it, first aid kit, radio / torch / phone charger, two water containers, poncho,...
  7. Slightly down on last months snapshot. [IMG]
  8. Averages are still doing good at 5.4, got one high reading of 10.1 dunno what caused that. :D [img]
  9. Good averages this month, with one rogue reading of 8.3 from a sticky thumb first up in the morning. My hba1c was 5.3% / 34 mmol/mol this month which I am pleased about. [img]
  10. A forum member mentioned a Australian made low carb bread called Herman Brot Lower Carb, two slices are 5.4 grams per 100 grams. It is available from Go Vita health food stores, where I picked up five loaves yesterday. Tastes alright as well. Here's some pix. [IMG] [IMG] [IMG]
  11. Looks like I might be on track for reasonable hba1c next blood test. :D [img] [IMG]
  12. Many people seem to be Google challenged regarding this, I have used Fat Secret's website for my info as it has Australian food stores listed. Here is the main ones that get asked here a lot. Australia: https://www.fatsecret.com.au/calories-nutrition/ New Zealand:...
  13. In this edition, we bring you the latest information about whether it’s possible to beat type 2 diabetes into remission. The majority of you will be happy with the conclusion. We also highlight the type of exercise that best prevents or helps you manage type 2 diabetes. I get this news letter...
  14. I have been taking 1 x 500mg Metformin XR twice a day with meals, and it is one year today since I started on them. My hba1c is down to 5.4%, bgls averages are down as per the pix from last night, and I have lost around 10 Kgs in weight with a loose lchf diet. [img]
  15. I first heard about this on Micheal Mosley's Trust Me I Am A Doctor on the SBS television here in Australia. So I have tried it out, at first the portion size was to big but I have now worked out a good size portion of pasta. I also cut back on the tomato paste in the sauce as it was pretty...
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