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What was your fasting blood glucose? (full on chat)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by OldButBold, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    They put the Queen in an impossible position and I suspect they wont be both satisfied with their new lives either. All that travel goes against everything they preach, not to mention the financing. I think this story will roll on for a long time.
     
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  2. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    No saint and you are definitely not a sinner. It was a really good idea to have given this a try and find the pitfalls before a full attempt. I know there are 2 members doing the DD weight loss plan - they sometimes say they are full and can't eat all the food - for quantity not taste. I am staggered by that but we are all different.
     
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  3. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Morning all. 5.5 for me Having my coffee black this morning in an attempt to wean myself off cream.
    @Krystyna23040 good luck for your eye appointment today and commiserations for also being a Wednesdays child. I feel a sense of solidarity that you were also annoyed by it as a child!
    @gennepher another lovely painting, it looks familiar, The sort of lovely tranquil place I like to walk a dog. Hugs for the fbg though, to you and @PenguinMum.
    @jjraak thanks for the informative video, nice concise explanation of dp.
    @HarryBeau hope you get the tax return done, I hated the substitutions - stopped online shopping for groceries completely now as it always seemed to be the 1essential item which was substituted by something totally unsuitable.
    @ianpspurs sorry but not surprised by your reaction to DD plan. The strange little quantities are only because you’ve scaled down a recipe designed for 4 or 6 people. It would happen with any recipe if you did that. The DD ones are very forgiving though, you really don’t need to be that accurate with them, asking a butcher for 113 gm mince is quite amusing though - why not just say 1/4lb? You can always leave things out or tweak to suit your taste. I follow their plans often and really like them, they are so simple. I usually do as they suggest and make double the dinner quantities and use it for lunch next day so I’m only cooking once a day. Never mind though, you gave it your best shot and now you’ve proved to yourself you don’t like it, you can move on to something that suits you better.
     
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    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    them avo's hard to keep once cut..do they freeze ok ?

    do hear you about portion/sizes...:wideyed:

    i doubt ANY of that would satiate me, unless i ate all the meals at once.
    and in the afternoon moved on to the next days..which would leave a day or two of fasting at the end..:bigtears::wtf:

    But well done for giving it a good go.
    be curious to see how it pans our for you at end.

    good luck..
     
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  5. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    @DJC3 we know each other quite well, virtually, and I know you are friendly so I post in friendship as I know you do. I didn't scale down the recipes. They sent me a personalised plan that I paid for. I really don't want yesterday's food for lunch the next day - never really done that or liked it ( 2 very different meals and purposes IMHO). Not so sure about simple - IF/no breakfast/OMAD is far easier. Putting on the oven for breakfast - especially such small amounts seems very inefficient but probably ok if batch cooking. We did several chicken thighs yesterday but if I'm honest they are likely to disappear into fridge/freezer and never be used - no problem if we had dogs. 1/4 lb - wouldn't I/he get arrested for that?:angelic: Not giving up just aware of the issues and retrying later in the year. The keto and cancer link is obviously of massive interest and importance to me (and you) so I want this to work as well as possible. @jjraak you can buy frozen avos which are smaller and at least come in 1/2s. I have never tried freezing ordinary ones and Julie really dislikes avos
     
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  6. HarryBeau

    HarryBeau Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sadly I think you're right PM as for the financial figures being bandied about it doesn't sound real and with so much bad news world wide you'd think that would take precedence.
     
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    OldButBold Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's pretty easy...

    1. Play the Youtube vid to the point you want timelinked
    2. Pause
    3. Right click on the timeline at the pause point
    4. follow options

    :)

    edit - nearly forgot. You can also use this https://youtubetime.com/
     
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  8. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Have you got any links to the Keto and cancer link? Whenever I googled best cancer diet to prevent/maintain remission I only ever found the Eatwell and its US equivalent.
     
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    Blues is good, I see a slow blues in the key of E so Chords for anyone wishing to join in will be E, A7 diminished, B7
    BUT @jjraak I have to INSIST I do the music, can't have any of this SAX here and Drum beat interference if we are going to do this. Anyway a Clarinet would be much better than a SAX.
    Of course we could do a Jazz/Blues in the key of Dm that would be Chords Dm, A7 and a Jazzy Bflat. Along the lines of the wonderful 'St James Infirmary Blues'
     
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  10. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    I have read it before and @DJC3's doc/consultant said it was both the best woe from her reading of research and that she had switched to this woe. Hope I am not posting out of turn @DJC3 (Have PMd you to warn and apologise x 2)
    Links
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6375425/
    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326043.php#1
    https://www.cancertherapyadvisor.co...genic-diet-as-an-adjunct-to-cancer-treatment/
    As an add on re Meghan and Harry this is close to the mark IMHO. UK electorate due to FTTP, are claimed to want the Royals but also to be racist, homophobic, intolerant et als to judge by how they can be persuaded to vote. Those choices have a cost and this is part of it. Cake and eat it bill part 1. https://www.theguardian.com/comment...han-harry-dire-royal-circus-duchess-of-sussex
     
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  11. True Blue

    True Blue Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Quote from the NHS "Eatwell Guide" online at 14.1.2020.

    "Base meals on potatoes, bread, rice, pasta or other starchy carbohydrates.
    Starchy food should make up just over a third of the food we eat. Choose higher fibre wholegrain varieties, such as wholewheat pasta and brown rice, or simply leave skins on potatoes.
    There are also higher fibre versions of white bread and pasta.
    Starchy foods are a good source of energy and the main source of a range of nutrients in our diet".

    My elderly mother, high BG, refuses to listen to my advice ref. LCHF. She refers to the "Eatwell advice".

    A previous health campaign had a slogan "Don't die of ignorance". Seems very apt in our T2D context.
     
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  12. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Ah! Yes I understand your frustration with it a bit better now. They’ve obviously just scaled down before sending it to you and haven’t thought about it becoming completely impractical. I don’t know what your personalised plan was, I’ve not seen that advertised ( and I do pay an annual membership) there are good meal plans for free though and if you look through the week you can remove particular meals and substitute ones that suit you better. I wouldn’t put the oven on for breakfast either.
    Agree re the cancer link - not sure if I posted here or on the food thread but the oncologist I saw last week was completely in favour of it for cancer prevention having researched it and the scientific papers herself, so much so that she is ‘doing’ keto too. That’s good enough for me, but I’m lucky that on the whole I enjoy the food.
     
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    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    No you’re not posting out of turn - I just replied to your first post though without seeing this, sorry.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    I came to the same conclusion re scaling without thinking , after reading your first post today. I also enjoy much of the food but the weird amounts caused by the scaling was creating problems around here. The food fairy is not a Sunday's child like me and sometimes also needs gently reminding she's not in Bermondsey now. I make allowances but ....:angelic:
     
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  15. Debandez

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

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    That's brilliant news.
     
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  16. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the links and it is very interesting. I did read @DJC3 post last week about her oncologist being on board
     
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    I'm not being given General Anaesthetic at all, as my Consultant doesn't have a Anaesthetist so face being paralysed it is, doesn't help with the nerves at all.:):)
     
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    You do KNOW I haven't a Scoobies what ANY of THAT means, once you get past.. 'BLUES is Good.... ". Right.. :woot:

    Think I should just stick to my old tambourine..:sorry:
     
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  19. PenguinMum

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    Re Harry and Meghan I am not denying any of those views being the cause of Cake and Eat it. I like everyone else dont know the extent of their mental health issues but I cant help feeling that running away isnt the answer. Its not like they are going to live in obscurity so I cant see them being left alone anywhere. They could keep on just running away to find solutions. But hey what do I know!
     
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    a very belated good morning, busy trying to get the works yard sorted as we have been told we have the possibility of a tidal surge so all hands on deck to sort (the last one flooded the yard with the loss of 32 cars) so busy, busy. a 9.2 greeted me this AM, stress is a good way of raising the old levels.

    Take care everyone, and stay safe in this bit of weather we are having. Really, stay safe.
     
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