GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE/EVELYN ET AL


Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Apr 11,2002,15:13   Archive
Hi Evelyn, et al, I hope the rain has stopped where you are and maybe you are feeling a bit better. The sun is shining here and we have our warmest day so far (even though I feel cold, but more about that later) at 18degC.
I know you have diabetes and I wanted to share with you (and get your comments) that hubby and I went on a voluntary test at a local hospital today for glucose intolerance, and I am `impaired' (sounds like I'm drunk)! The test (the DREAM and over 3 hours in duration)) is all part of the Banting and Best (they discovered insulin) research. I guess being forewarned is being forearmed, but it did come as a shock to me still. Now I am to be part of the 5-year DREAM research and will be tested at least semi-annually and also be put on medication OR a placebo, whichever I get randomly selected for. I will also meet up with a dietician so that should help. I have often felt shaky over the years and ate toalleviate it, but I didn't know if it was an emotional eating or a physical one! I also felt so very cold today, but then we didn't eat for 15 hours as had to fast prior to the test. Thanks for listening. YOU TAKE CARE NOW.

June in Toronto (beb/meige) who is also `impaired' and hasn't had a drink!

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Re : GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE/EVELYN ET AL --- June in Toronto
Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Apr 16,2002,04:53 Top of Thread Archive
Boosted up to page 1 so that Evelyn could read. June



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Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Apr 16,2002,06:01 Top of Thread Archive
June and Evelyn, there was something on the news where those with diabetes type 2 were taking 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon in their diets daily to help them metabolize naturally their insulin. Have you heard of this? they add it to their coffee, cereal or toast.



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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Apr 16,2002,06:45 Top of Thread Archive
No I haven't heard about cinnamon for type 2 diabetes, Kathy - interesting! If you can put nutmeg (on lard) as a neck wrap for coughs (Catherine's recipe-that worked) I suppose this might as well.

June in Toronto where its going to be 29degC today - no spring here - gone from winter to summer!




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Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Apr 16,2002,20:29 Top of Thread Archive
Wish I had read about the cinnamon before I went to the endocrinologist today. He wanted to push another pill my way, and I declined for now. Maybe we could have compromised on cinnamon! I like that.

Sally in North Idaho who is pilled to the gills already!




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Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Apr 17,2002,12:48 Top of Thread Archive
I have hypoglcemia sometimes. I am starting to have it with my peanut butter toast because I like it.



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Re : GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE/EVELYN ET AL --- June in Toronto
Posted by Evelyn , Apr 17,2002,00:21 Top of Thread Archive
Hi June,
I hope you never get "full-blown" diabetes. Adult onset, however is very different from juvenile diabetes, which I have. Gerry has had the glucose tolerence test more than once. He had it first at age 18, and was diagnosed with diabetes then. He used pills for a while, but when he developed chest pains, he quit taking them. He has never taken anything to control his diabetes since then. But he has to be very careful what he eats. When the weight goes up, so does the glucose level. His sister, mom, dad and many other relatives have/had adult onset diabetes. His mom and dad are both on insulin now. In a family of eight children, I'm the only one that has juvenile diabetes. I developed it in fourth grade, after having measles.
My oldest brother has adult onset diabetes, but he is very overweight.
I had a rough weekend with the insulin pump. When we changed it out Sat. morning, we must have gotten a bad reservoir/syringe. I had erratic glucose levels. We changed out the bottom part of the tubing on Sat. night, but still had some problems. So Monday morning we changed out the pump completely and my glucose is back to normal. It really wiped me out.
It's still raining here.
Evelyn who is tired and headed for bed.



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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Apr 17,2002,13:05 Top of Thread Archive
Thanks for your reply, Evelyn - I too hope I don't get full-blown diabetes. I've got some information on the subject having went to the Diabetic Foundtion yesterday, before my 2nd appointment with the hospital. Then today there's an article in Medscape - a newsletter I get (so does Shirley as she kindly sent it to me as well). I'm beginning (just) to understand how it must be for you - plus I know you have other problems as well. Not fair is it - only 1 illness per person - I decree:-). There isn't any record of diabetes in my family at all - I guess I have a pre-disposition to it. I'm not overweight (maybe 5lbs!!!), have always exercised, and eat nutrionally. Hubby is way overweight, doesn't exercise (much) and sneaks `bad' foods when out of the house (I'm sure:-). Ohe well I'd rather he didn't get it anyway - I actuallydid the testing to encourage him as he has peripheral neuropathy, and most people with pn have diabetes. So there you go. Any tips please feel free to let me know? Thanks - take care

June in Toronto (beb/meige, hitus hernia and glucose intolerance plus all the usual aches and pains!)




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