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Unread 06-13-2010, 12:15 PM   #11
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Yes, you can put it in your orange drink. I don't know about the Benefiber tho...if it would conflict. I would take the inositol separately just in case.

Hubby takes his in the morning, but I don't think the time really matters.

Oh, and BTW GNC is typically very pricey for everything!
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Yes, you can put it in your orange drink. I don't know about the Benefiber tho...if it would conflict. I would take the inositol separately just in case.

Hubby takes his in the morning, but I don't think the time really matters.

Oh, and BTW GNC is typically very pricey for everything!
Okay, will take it separately.

I took my sugar reading at 1 p.m. (before lunch), and 4 hours after breakfast. It was 150. Didn't take it afterwards because we went out to do laundry.

So I shall continue to experiment and be ever vigilant.

So besides being a sproutlady, I'll be Melody the Experimenter.

Oh, guess what I discovered I could do with my sprouts? Every morning I bring a little ziplock bag filled with various sprouts to my local breakfast cafe and I get my egg (or egg white) sandwich on a roll. Since I LOVE the taste of Bacon and Eggs, but I don't eat bacon, (especially now when it's $6.00 a package here in Brooklyn), I said to myself 'why not add a few drops of Liquid smoke into the bag of sprouts).

I did so. I then went to the cafe and when the waitress brought my sandwich, I took out my sprouts (they all know me there and they get a kick of me being the sprout lady). And I proceeded to put the sprouts onto my sandwich.

I then proclaimed to all "Want to see a sandwich smell like Bacon and Eggs but there's no bacon? I let them get a whiff of my sprout egg sandwich.

The waitress said "Holy Cow, that smells just like bacon and eggs".

IT WAS WONDERFUL.

So now I have a new addition to my sprout breakfast. A few drops of Colgin's Liquid Smoke. It's zero everything, no carbs. legal

AND GOOD!!!

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I am hoping this experiment is OVER by now. I don't see any posts to that effect.

What did you learn Mel? I wouldn't continue without your insulin without medical supervision. If you are thinking of doing this, keep a log and take it to your doctor, for his/her opinion.
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I am hoping this experiment is OVER by now. I don't see any posts to that effect.

What did you learn Mel? I wouldn't continue without your insulin without medical supervision. If you are thinking of doing this, keep a log and take it to your doctor, for his/her opinion.
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Experiment is over, I got too scared to go without Lantus so I didn't even try. Today I went up to 18 because I used to get good results doing that number.

We just got back from the PN Support Group meeting in NYC.

We got samples of the same cream that Alan has been trying ..Neuropathal. So he continues to see if it will work better. We found out that you have to rub it on and LET IT DRY FOR 5 MINUTES before you put your socks back on. Alan didn't do that.

So now back to me. I shall continue to eat what I'm eating. I shall continue to monitor my glucose levels. I shall continue to do my walking every day and if this is not good enough, I shall hit myself over the head.

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God, I'm 62 and I want to be 20, Isn't that stupid??

lol, Melody
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Experiment is over, I got too scared to go without Lantus so I didn't even try. Today I went up to 18 because I used to get good results doing that number.

We just got back from the PN Support Group meeting in NYC.

We got samples of the same cream that Alan has been trying ..Neuropathal. So he continues to see if it will work better. We found out that you have to rub it on and LET IT DRY FOR 5 MINUTES before you put your socks back on. Alan didn't do that.

So now back to me. I shall continue to eat what I'm eating. I shall continue to monitor my glucose levels. I shall continue to do my walking every day and if this is not good enough, I shall hit myself over the head.

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God, I'm 62 and I want to be 20, Isn't that stupid??

lol, Melody
....I dont see that you want to be 20....Just the healthiest 62 that you can be....
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....I dont see that you want to be 20....Just the healthiest 62 that you can be....
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And I just took my sugar (4 hours after lunch and right before dinner) and it was 146. I don't care, I was never so happy to keep seeing that AFTER I EAT ANYTHING, it goes down.

So I shall continue to eat my sprouts, and I also will try and lose 20 lbs. It's there, I have the 20 lbs on my body. How I'll get it off, well, I'll just do more walking. I CAN do this.

And I just made collard greens, grilled chicken, and mushrooms and onions.

Oh my goodness, it was amazing.

I am wondering about one thing. I haven't eaten any red meat in 10 years.

What if I started eating an occasional LEAN burger, or something like that (different protein I mean).

Would that rev up my metabolism?

Any thoughts?
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Melatonin is being investigated as an AID to prevent elevated blood sugars in the morning. It has to do with circadian metabolic events.
You know, I will remind you, that diabetics lose magnesium in the urine all the time. Your spasms might be due to low mag levels.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/132138.php

Inositol is also recommended for type II diabetics.
http://diabetesinformationhub.com/Di...n_Inositol.php

I think 6mg of melatonin at night is too much. I'd cut back to 3mg and see what happens.

14 units is a small amount. Some cats get that dose (as a comparison).


I'm new to the Diabetes game, but I can speak as a veteran of the sleep wars....when you've had a stressful day (son, stress dujour...) try using a weighted blanket. It is the same concept as a thundershirt for animals. It works!
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I'm new to the Diabetes game, but I can speak as a veteran of the sleep wars....when you've had a stressful day (son, stress dujour...) try using a weighted blanket. It is the same concept as a thundershirt for animals. It works!
Hi.
Stopped the melatonin months ago (after watching Dr. Oz and some guy said it had nothing to do with putting you to sleep, it's only for regulating circadian rhythm and this guy was a sleep expert who ran sleep studies, who who better than he to know what's good for sleeping right?

So I take my Alprazolam and I have added something NEW to the sleep method. I have a Kindle Fire. I got the free Sleepytime App. I chose two sounds. Thunder and rain fall 2. Well!! about 11:30 p.m or so, I put it on, I select a 8 hour timer, I press the play button, it's starts thunder and rain right in my bed. I put my head on the pillow and I go out like a light. I might wake up at 3 or 5 to go wee wee but because I put a handicap potty right by my bed. (BEST THING I EVER DID BY THE WAY), I go right back to bed and back to sleep. I think because I have the bed to myself (Alan has to sleep in another room because of his neuropathy and kicking during the night and I would NEVER get any sleep and I have to take care of him, so I have the whole bed to myself, well, I think that contributes to it all. And the alprazolam relaxes me. But honestly I have never slept so good since I got that Sleeptime App. Who would have thought that a Kindle Fire app would help me sleep through the night? lol

Oh, I DO do something else that's new also. I don't use a sheet on the mattress. I don't like anything COLD. I put a nice velux blanket down (instead of a sheet). I then have a blanket on top of me, and a comforter on top of that. Believe me, I make a cocoon and I am nice and toasty and I SLEEP. And when you SLEEP, all is right with the world. lol

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I wonder if the nook ha a sleepy time app. But between my c-pap and noise machine I'm not sure if I could here it.But while I'm on the computer right before bedtime I put my quiet music on. Maybe it could replace that. I'll have to look for sleepy time app. It has Pandora but the volume on the Nook is pathetic
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I wonder if the nook ha a sleepy time app. But between my c-pap and noise machine I'm not sure if I could here it.But while I'm on the computer right before bedtime I put my quiet music on. Maybe it could replace that. I'll have to look for sleepy time app. It has Pandora but the volume on the Nook is pathetic
Yup. Here you go

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/slee...llc/1108055546

And as far as the volume on the Nook being pathetic, just plug in an external speaker. They have them at radio shack or even a local cheap store. They have them at Walgreens etc. For about $10.00 you just put some batteries in, plug into the headphone jack of the Nook and you shall HEAR!!!

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