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Forum: Diabetes 03-01-2009, 08:35 AM
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Posted By dreamerdee
for NCGirl

It's been a couple weeks since you posted, just checking to see how things are going for you now. Somewhere way back in this thread I detailed a lot about my initial intro to being type 2 diabetic,...
Forum: Diabetes 08-08-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
LW- Sounds like you are on the right track with...

LW- Sounds like you are on the right track with how you've brought your numbers down! wtg

Dave- No, I did not wake up with heart pounding or anything like that. I don't think it was blocking my...
Forum: Diabetes 07-30-2008, 10:12 AM
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Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
Dave, I have had sleep disrupted at times...

Dave,

I have had sleep disrupted at times due to sinus/post nasal drip. Since seeing Dr. Oz on Oprah talking about the netti pot I tried that and it helps tremendously. I find I only need to use...
Forum: Diabetes 02-24-2008, 08:08 AM
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Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
That is THE question! A family practice doctor...

That is THE question! A family practice doctor that I saw for several years used to say that I was her "poster child" for doing diabetes right. I was losing weight with low carb, which I did need...
Forum: Diabetes 02-21-2008, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
I have to agree with Karyn's opinion about...

I have to agree with Karyn's opinion about whether the diabetes is cured or not. I think it can be very well "controlled" in many/some people through low carb eating, exercise, etc. But if that...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 02-12-2008, 09:25 AM
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Views: 53,954
Posted By dreamerdee
I had your dad's problems with Metformin for a...

I had your dad's problems with Metformin for a while, and it did get better. My doctor offered to prescrible the time release version telling me it was gentler on digestion, but by then I was pretty...
Forum: Diabetes 01-30-2008, 04:32 PM
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Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
Way to go Mountain Girl!!!

Way to go Mountain Girl!!!
Forum: Diabetes 12-16-2007, 09:07 AM
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Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
Hi Karyn, That post for Fatcat (how about a...

Hi Karyn,

That post for Fatcat (how about a first name?) was fabulous! I just had to thank you for it. You truly are a jewel.

And welcome, Fatcat. It really does get easier, I promise.
Forum: Diabetes 09-22-2007, 04:14 PM
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Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
Hi Judie, :welcome: What an amazing ordeal...

Hi Judie,

:welcome:
What an amazing ordeal you have been thru! And lived to tell the tale. I am in awe, it is just hard to even imagine.

As for the avid vegetarian doctor, I'd run if I...
Forum: Diabetes 08-14-2007, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
Hi Carol & welcome Wow, you have done great...

Hi Carol & welcome

Wow, you have done great with the weight loss! Congratulations on your progress.

I am 52 and use bio-identical progesterone and estrogen that are prescribed by my gyn. I...
Forum: Diabetes 07-23-2007, 09:15 AM
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Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
Glad things are going in such a positive...

Glad things are going in such a positive direction for you bug!
:up:
Forum: Diabetes 07-19-2007, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
Hi Melodye and welcome. Sometimes there is a lot...

Hi Melodye and welcome. Sometimes there is a lot of posting here, and sometimes it slows way up. I usually read it every few days, but don't post all the time.

I noticed that you restarted...
Forum: Diabetes 06-29-2007, 04:21 PM
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Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
I do think you are still "adjusting" to the new...

I do think you are still "adjusting" to the new eating plan. I expect your levels will continue to go downward.

The higher number in the morning could be a "dawn phenomena" thing, which is...
Forum: Diabetes 06-27-2007, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
Hi Carrielyn, You are not a pest, you are a...

Hi Carrielyn,

You are not a pest, you are a person on a quest! I haven't had much input since I don't particularly use much supplements. I did go thru a time when I did, too much, and so...
Forum: Diabetes 06-21-2007, 07:11 AM
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Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
Hi Carolyn, I think having a monitor is an...

Hi Carolyn,

I think having a monitor is an excellent idea. I've always had mine paid for by whatever insurance I've had. And they pay for the test strips, which end up being the biggest cost. ...
Forum: Diabetes 06-02-2007, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
Just a quick update. In January I saw my (now...

Just a quick update. In January I saw my (now ex-) endocrinologist. He had me using byetta, and I was having lows, and highs, blah blah blah. Fast forward to last week when I saw my new doc that...
Forum: Diabetes 05-20-2007, 08:42 AM
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Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
Hi Diana & welcome! There used to be an area...

Hi Diana & welcome!

There used to be an area that had a new diabetic thread every week. When I was later looking for it and couldn't find anything I started this one. Sometimes it goes slowly,...
Forum: Diabetes 05-06-2007, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
Hi Linda, and welcome to my (our) world. ...

Hi Linda, and welcome to my (our) world.

Seriously, it is not as bad as your fear can make it seem. I can still remember how freaked out I was when I was diagnosed about 7 years ago. I was at...
Forum: Diabetes 04-27-2007, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
Lisa, It sounds very frustrating what you...

Lisa,

It sounds very frustrating what you are going thru, but I was glad to read that the bs is going down now. Keeping your bs down is going to help your health now and in the future. As it...
Forum: Diabetes 02-18-2007, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
Woohoo Cathie on the awesome A1c results.

Woohoo Cathie on the awesome A1c results.
Forum: Diabetes 01-13-2007, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
As Karyn mentioned above, the results of the...

As Karyn mentioned above, the results of the glucose tolerance test may not be so accurate since you were a low carber for a while when you took it. I totally forgot about that. I was already...
Forum: Diabetes 01-10-2007, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
I don't think I can very well answer your...

I don't think I can very well answer your questions Marva, but could share a few ideas. One is that our bodies, even in ketosis, do not end up with a too low level of sugar in the blood. It keeps...
Forum: Atkins Nutritional Approach 11-12-2006, 04:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 48,581
Posted By dreamerdee
I had a worsening of my eczema rash a few months...

I had a worsening of my eczema rash a few months after I started atkins, but couldn't figure out what was going on for quite a while. My eczema usually gets much better in the summer, but that...
Forum: Diabetes 11-11-2006, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
Hi Cathie, You are exactly right about type...

Hi Cathie,

You are exactly right about type 2 diabetes. Some with type 2 still produce lots of insulin, but the body's cells are "resistant" to using it to utilize the sugar in the blood, thus...
Forum: Diabetes 11-07-2006, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
wow!!!! you are doing fabulous.

wow!!!! you are doing fabulous.
Forum: Diabetes 10-10-2006, 04:17 AM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
I'll be thinking about you Mary and hoping for...

I'll be thinking about you Mary and hoping for the best. Do let us know what is up with the blood sugar. If you are diabetic, I think you have caught it early, which is a very good thing.
Forum: Diabetes 04-19-2006, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
Welcome Karyn And congrats on getting your...

Welcome Karyn

And congrats on getting your BS down like you have. I strongly support the idea that Atkins is an awesome plan for diabetics. I am type 2 also, and know that panicky what in the...
Forum: Diabetes 04-13-2006, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
I think if you put diabetes in the search it will...

I think if you put diabetes in the search it will give you every single post that even mention diabetes. It is hard to narrow it down to just what you are looking for, it is too overwhelming to try...
Forum: Other Plans 03-29-2006, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,358
Posted By dreamerdee
I was doing it for a few months last year, and it...

I was doing it for a few months last year, and it did help build up my strength a bit, but after a while it didn't feel like enough. So I added pilates and some videos. I liked that it just took a...
Forum: Diabetes 02-20-2006, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
Yes I still have floaters. I don't know if the...

Yes I still have floaters. I don't know if the older ones get re-absorbed and somehow go away, but they do get better. Then new ones come. They always make me think they're a flying insect when...
Forum: Diabetes 02-20-2006, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
Hi Bug, About the metformin, it caused me to...

Hi Bug,

About the metformin, it caused me to have diarhea most of the time I was on it. The doc offered to switch me to the extrended release, said it was better tolerated. But I then was...
Forum: Diabetes 02-10-2006, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
Glad to hear you husband has his monitor now. ...

Glad to hear you husband has his monitor now. When does he see the doctor? I was put on metformin, and it helped a lot. Once I started atkins ( a couple years later) I was able to reduce, then...
Forum: Diabetes 01-28-2006, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
My insurance paid for the monitor completely, and...

My insurance paid for the monitor completely, and I have a copay on the strips. I used to test a lot more frequently, but for the longest time it's been almost always in the 90's so I am testing...
Forum: Diabetes 01-20-2006, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 243,439
Posted By dreamerdee
Diabetics Progress Reports

:welcome:
Katie on the "Diabetes?" thread suggested starting a separate thread for diabetics to post their progess, problems, suggestions, etc. I recall when I first started reading this forum...
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