I am so thrilled we are posting on these issues!! Diabetes management can be so tedious- I have had to check 3 and 4 times a day in the past and it does hurt, Karen. Unfortunately, one time I had inadvertly spun the lancet depth up and was testing with like a 7- ouchie!! It does give you huge information though and I think back to when my Mom was alive and there was no technology like this, so it's worth it to not have to guess. Julia, I am so heartened to hear about your son's switches and gains through the Kind Life- 6.5 is amazing! I look forward to hearing more about your journey together. And Justin, it is so true about Barnard's book- I read it and got tired however, But, with Alicia's book, I am inspired, so I think it is time, right? Do you treat diabetics with accupuncture too? I've thought about getting some accupuncture, but with my own injections it feels more like torture than txt, you know? I look forward to more exchanges with all of you as we go forward in the Kind Life and I do apologize for being late to the "party." I posted and walked away only to find such a busy segment of the forum- yay! Best wishes, Paints4fun
That's so sweet, Paints!! Thank you so much - and heeey, 'sok, I was just teasing, it really isn't all that bad at all. Ouch, though, I felt that 7! Luckily I use this spring-loaded doohicky and isn't adjustable. Amen that it gives you information, so true. Looking forward to journeying with you, too!
Just a little medication update. Since being (nearly every day) vegan beginning November 23rd, I have been able to reduce my insulin units from 12 at night to 10 and from 14 to 12 during the day with close monitoring! And, I'm down about 5 lbs- without feeling deprived- wowee!!
Congrats! Paints, I am type 2 diabetic and I do agree with Justin, vegetable, vegan diet is the best way to control diabetes, I have found that if i eat sweets, and pasta, that is the worst.. My last A1C about three weeks ago was 5.7 so hopefully I can get rid of the medications, Good Luck!!