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High Blood Questions?
3 years ago  ::  Jun 29, 2012 - 1:37PM #7
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Walmart has the cheapest strips that  I know of at about .40 each and you can get a meter included in that price.       I could never go on testing only once a day but we do what me must have to since I use insulin and that is the only way I can control. 

3 years ago  ::  Jun 29, 2012 - 9:55AM #6
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I am so happy that your numbers are under control again.  I guess most of us have learned with trial and error that some foods are going to send our sugars up.  I really honestly believe that too much of a corn meal muffin did that to you.  It is a good idea for you to tuck that in your mind that it could be a culprit for you.  There are some foods that I have learn send my numbers out of the roof.

I think it is wonderful that you can use only one test strip a day.  I read somewhere that the price of a test strip can vary from 40 cents to a dollar depending on which one your meter uses.  That is something to keep in mind.  You might want to call a pharmacy and ask them which is the lowest price strip strips that they sell.  Sometimes it is worth the cost of a meter to save money on the long run. 

Have you ever studied up on the glycemic index?  It is fascinating and it can help you figure out which foods make your sugars spike up and which is released so slowly that you won't get spikes.  So many things to learn and so little time but I think the time to learn about it is well justified.  You can find sites about it with your search engine.

Hoping you continuing success.  It's nice to hear a success story!


3 years ago  ::  Jun 29, 2012 - 8:42AM #5
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Thanks for all your responses. Yes, I did have to change my user name. My sugar is under control again. I do not know what happened that day.

I test once  a day, one morning, one day after lunch, one day after dinner, rotate. Dr,says ok, to keep cost down on test strips, and my levels are under control.

3 years ago  ::  Jun 28, 2012 - 5:59PM #4
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I am very happy to have you back! You must have a new log in name because I do not recognize your name...but, I am very happy to have you back, and would LOVE to see you in WLB again!!

I have to second that fact that I would lay the blame on the corn muffin, and not the D3. I take D3 and Women's multi-vitamin and have no issues.

The corn muffin, if not made from scratch, may also contain High Fructose Corn Syrup. I have found that that particular ingredient makes me go up, up, up!!! All corn muffins contain sugar (unless you made it yourself and substituted). This, along with the carbs of the corn in the muffin might do the 300. The average corn muffin is around 30g of carbs...larger one (Dunkin Donut size) is around 70 or more!!

I will also like to point this out to you...when I first decreased my metformin, and then went off...I had wonky readings for about two weeks before things settled down. Make notes in your log of what you are eating, how many carbs, and such so you can see patterns. Also, do check your ingredients. When you are doing no have to be VERY careful about a lot of them.

3 years ago  ::  Jun 28, 2012 - 5:59PM #3
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I guess I would cover a few areas,   how often do you test daily.   Do you test two hours after eating.    If you do test then what are your average readings,     a muffin is loaded with carbs so for me I would go to at least 200 maybe higher.       Not sure why  people are being told D3 is so great,   it just might be but it could have  sugar added to it I do not know.    One reading is only that,   not sure going off the meds at your  size would be a great idea and I am not downing it but unless you have perfect readings always you need to help your system so you do not get damage.    Just my thoughts after living with this for 28 yrs soon to be 29  good luck. 

3 years ago  ::  Jun 28, 2012 - 12:20PM #2
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Welcome Back!!  I have to admit that I don't remember your story.  Sorry.  So you are without oral meds.  Do you take insulin?  Something tells me you don't have to.

I have to talk about corn, corn meal muffins, and just plain ole cornbread.  Corn is one of the vegetables that you have to have very good portion control with because it will raise your readings if you don't.  My experience was that when I ate a corn bread muffin my sugars went up alot because they have more sugar in the receipe.  I found the receipe for old fashion corn bread on the back of the sack of cornmeal.  It doesn't raise the sugar as much and you can eat a small amount of it but make sure that you are making allowances with the other foods that you are eating that day.  Make it a trade off.


I love cornbread and once in a long while I have a very small piece and put it in a mexican soup.  MAkes it really filling. I remember before I was diabetic I would make a large amount of cornbread and eat most of it before my family came home.  I had no control with it.  I loved it with lots of margarine which I am sure wasn't good with my cholesterol level.  Gosh I miss those days were I could be so irresponsible.

Remember, moderation with everything.  The only way you can tell if it was the corn meal muffin is to do it again. *sigh* But I suppose that you could have a reaction to the vitamins but my personal gut feeling is it didn't cause the jump. 


3 years ago  ::  Jun 28, 2012 - 10:37AM #1
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Hi, friends, It seems, I can now post again. My dr, told me to try to go off oral medication and see what happens. It has been ok. I am a female, 5'6, weight 200. Question is I started taking D3, 2000 mg. I was also taking Daily multiple for women. I went to test my sugar after 2 hours of eating a very small corn muffin, as treat. My sugar was 381. I was so upset. The next day I went off the D3, and daily multiple to see what happens. It was only around 140 which is not good but not bad. What would spike it so high. I never had that before. I thought D3 was suppose to help you? I am open for suggestions. I do miss this site. I need to look for my pictures. I also miss the weight watchers buddies, need help with that too. Thanks you all I know you are not medical people.Cool Who is in Central Brevard Florida let me know.Laughing
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