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Type 2 Life

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

  1. 13lizanne

    13lizanne Type 2 · Expert

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    I thank you too Johnny and I pray for you too. I belong to the Baptist denomination but like yourself, belong to Jesus, that's what really matters to us, isn't it?
    You are doing really well with staying away from sugar in your drinks - brilliant enjoy your day today xx @JohnnyBaker12021970
     
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  2. JohnnyBaker87

    JohnnyBaker87 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What an awesome church service I just went to! I learned from the Talk about the process that leads to salvation, describing in great detail the Creation story, Man's rejection of God, Jesus dying for our sins and rising on the third day and ascending into Heaven to sit at the right side of God the Father, and now I'm working on repentance which means not just saying sorry but changing my lifestyle behaviours, difficulties with my persona and my understanding of the Truth. I'm back on the Smoking Quit although I did smoke a dog end - gross and minging - when I got indoors from the church but now I'm working on being smoke-free, God willing. I have faith I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me.

    No more carbs for me, nor ciggies, God willing.

    My blood glucose reading, now, at 1:08 Post Meridian British Summer Time, today, Sunday 6th August 2017 Anno Domini, is a reading of 8.8 Millimoles Per Litre, which is a bit alarming because I haven't eaten and only had 2 unsweetened cups of coffee with coffee whitener just now and a sugarless coffee with milk as part of the Refreshments at church.

    The Vicar is very charming. He's called Bill and he presented me with a sticker with my name on it which I stuck to my black blazer.

    Much love to you all. I love you all very much. You're my special online friends and I'd love to see you all well provided for, healthy, prosperous and happy.

    Lots of love and cuddles,

    From Johnny xXx.
     
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  3. JohnnyBaker87

    JohnnyBaker87 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, @13lizanne, yes the Church is the Body of Christ, that is, per se, the fellowship of different people who all have one faith in common in the Lord Jesus Christ. I attended a small Baptist Chapel near where I live in South West London called Courland Grove where I'm still friends with the man and wife - the man has retired now and was Pastor - who served there in the mid-1990's. Although St Stephen's is Church of England, we're a multicultural body of believers from many different backgrounds and we're Evangelical and believe in the gifts of the Spirit, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and baptism by immersion as well as infant baptism for babies new to the faith. We're very informal and our services are interactive and there are loads of youth work opportunities and children's activities during the service. I feel this is where my heart belongs rather than with the Jehovah's Witnesses, who, in my opinion, their doctrine and teachings didn't seem to ring true or sound right according to the Bible. I really enjoyed the service today and Christ, the head of the Church, has motivated me and given me great emotional, physical and psychological strength. We do belong to Jesus and greater is He that is in us than the Enemy is in the world, cast down here by the Archangel Michael as a consequence of the struggle in Heaven with all his demons. Jesus is my Lord and by His stripes, I am confident providing I can learn to make the right decisions and change my lifestyle habits I will escape Judgement and Hell on Judgement Day when we all go to Heaven by the Grace of the Lord God.

    Love and cuddles from Johnny xXx.
     
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  4. JohnnyBaker87

    JohnnyBaker87 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My blood glucose reading after pouring a can of spaghetti in tomato sauce into a small green plastic bowl at 2:55 Post Meridian British Summer Time is 7.4 Millimoles Per Litre. I realise it could have been a better choice of food knowing I'm sensitive to the consumption of complex carbohydrates but it's about all I have available to eat apart from pasta, rice, high in glucose and sodium ready meals, containing complex carbohydrates, and I felt a bit hungry. I think frozen peas and frozen broad beans, steamed, will be a better option. On Tuesday, when my Home Care worker collects my £70.00 Personal Allowance and takes me shopping for groceries I ought to only buy food not rich in complex carbohydrates. I'm going to research these foods on the Sainsbury's website because Sainsbury's is where my Home Care worker takes me shopping for groceries on Tuesdays. I feel so cross with myself. Even my elderly Dad is more capable of sticking to a sensible diet plan than I am. I admire him for that.
     
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  5. JohnnyBaker87

    JohnnyBaker87 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    "God chose the fools of the World to confound the wise, and He chose the weak things of the World to confound the mighty." That's a quotation in the Word of God that a good Christian friend gave me. Carla, was her name. She often used to tell me God isn't interested in worldly wisdom, it's immaterial to him. Instead he tells us in the Book Of Proverbs:- "Lean not on thine own understanding." I made a mistake in the last few posts. I know Jesus loves me and that the Father in Heaven doesn't judge me on my imperfections and weaknesses. That's why He put His Holy Spirit in my heart to intercede when I'm making mistakes, chastening me and helping me learn from them.
     
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  6. debrasue

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    Well, I must be really thick, too because I understood exactly what you meant the first time! :D
     
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  7. JohnnyBaker87

    JohnnyBaker87 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No, you're not thick, @debrasue, you're a very wise and learned loving person and your advice you've given myself for the purpose of my necessary rectifications to my diet plan are greatly favoured and appreciated by myself. Thank you very h, my lovely friend. I know I'm not "thick", thanks to my faith in the Lord, my upbringing, and my high functioning autism I'm actually very gifted by still learning. Life is a learning process.
     
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  8. JohnnyBaker87

    JohnnyBaker87 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    And I have just googled low-carb alternatives of pasta and rice and there's even a product of cauliflower rice available in Sainsbury's costing £1.25, perfectly affordable, as well as other things that could provide for a perfect low-carb meal. There's Pasta Courgetti, made from the humble courgette and I believe that costs £1.25, too. I'm so grateful for having Google!
     
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    JohnnyBaker87 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My blood glucose reading - 4:03 Post Meridian, British Summer Time - after drinking 2 cups of sugarless instant coffee and coffee whitener and 3 plastic transparent cups of tap water was a very healthy 5.7 Millimoles Per Litre. Yay!
     
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  10. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Had a Sunday at my mums house with kids who were very excitable. Their couson was there who they adore.
    Arranged a trip to McDonald's tomorrow. This will be interesting!

    Lots of school return needs so in town tomorrow too.
    Neither wonder im skint in hols. Days out and buying at same time. Shopping and water bills up too.
    Roll on September for some relief from my purse! Ha ha It's currently on fire. Ha ha
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    @Daphne917 looks like I've lost the palpitations. On a few more starchy carbs lately due to having to manage 6wks hols money with food shopping bill being higher. No matter how I do it basic carbs are cheaper and good tummy filler for the 4 of us.
     
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  13. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    @ickihun glad your heart has settled down. Hubby had a bit of a shock the other day when his heart beat dropped too low then, when the pacemaker kicked in, it went too fast but soon settled. Life can be somewhat unpredictable at times can't it!,
     
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  14. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Cardiologist just said I have a mild level of atherosclerosis and betablocker increased due to blood pressure and too high a pulse speed. I'm thankful I've been discharged from their department as I want to just concentrate on weight loss for good diabetes care. Which in turn will help heart health too, I understand.
    I really couldnt do more hospital appointments. Argh!!!

    I'm not used to hospital appointments other than in pregnancy.
    Maybe I will go back to a yearly gp diabetes care?
    At times I feel I have a season ticket to hospital. I'm not complaining as they are helping me lose weight and improving my diabetes care.
    I've lost since xmas and since I've agreed to bariatric surgery. Thankgod.
    Something had to change. My heart couldnt take anymore added weight.
    I've reduced my insulin again but I haven't much room for more reduction. Maybe after kids hols I can perfect but it won't be sustainable in the longrun til op reduces my hunger/appetite.
    I have to do a liver shrinking diet before op too. Specialist seems to think I'll need to reduce insulin for it so I'll see what it contains and adapt to accommodate. Still stuck on pre-op diet training at mo but have lost my target weight loss myself without it. A third starchy carbs is their requirements. I've wrote down my 3 day eating for trainers disection. Shame it's hols food.
     
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  15. JohnnyBaker87

    JohnnyBaker87 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My Nurse Practitioner at my health centre recently expressed her concern for a number of times I was testing my blood glucose. She said that when on diabetes treatment of an incretin mimetic like Lixisenatide, which I'm on, it's not essential to test blood glucose about 5 times a day (which I'd been doing it or more) but once a week. She said the only three factors for regular testing of blood glucose, to avoid hypoglycaemia, is:-

    * When the patient is on insulin
    * When the patient drives a motor car
    * When the patient is on an anti-hyperglycemic medication called Gliclazide which can cause hypoglycaemia.

    So, we've agreed I only test my blood glucose once a week every Tuesday morning before breakfast.

    My blood glucose reading before seeing the Nurse Practitioner who expressed concern for the cost of all the test strips I've had over the past month was 5.4 millimoles per litre after eating my lamb doner kebab.
     
  16. pleinster

    pleinster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    To say you nurse's "explanation" is simplistic would be an understatement. Agreed..it is not "essential"..you will manage to survive without testing so often, but this is just the same poor patter we get from these people on a daily basis despite the opinions of those who are actually diabetic who wish to see what foods etc are actually having an impact on them and what they can do to improve the situation. I have had three doctors and a diabetes consultant all tell me that the advice you have been given (as I have heard it before) is outmoded nonsense. Testing every day (and up to 8 times a day at first) was the only way I managed to establish what was doing the damage (including particular meds I was on) and as a result of this I got in control of my levels. I was prescribed a meter and strips by my doctor because he felt it was important. I'd look for other opinions if I were you. Good luck.
     
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  17. JohnnyBaker87

    JohnnyBaker87 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So far, I haven't eaten anything but have had 2 smoked glass mugs of Sainsbury's Rich Roast Instant Coffee made with 1 teaspoon of coffee, 1 teaspoon of Sucralose granulated artificial sweetener, and 1 teaspoon of Nestle Coffee Mate Light. I've also had 4 glasses of tap water. I'm also 1 day quit from hand-rolled cigarettes.
     
  18. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Hello Johnny I have to disagree with your nurse and don't think once a week is enough as the reason for testing is not just to avoid hypoglycaemia but to help us determine what foods increase our blood sugar.
     
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  19. JohnnyBaker87

    JohnnyBaker87 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I do agree with @pleinster and @Daphne917 I should be testing a lot more often than once a week to determine the best foods to eat and the foods to avoid to achieve good diabetes dietary control and regulation.

    My blood glucose reading, this evening, at 7:48 Post Meridian, today, Thursday 10th August 2017 was 6.1 Millimoles Per Litre.
     
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  20. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    You keep testing @JohnnyBaker12021970 .
    Do you have quite a few test strips not working well? Which meter do you use?

    I ask because certain meters work better for me, testing my blood wise. As I shake a lot.
     
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