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The Vanityville Bugle | June 29, 2011 | 2ndDivisionVet

Posted on 06/29/2011 7:50:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Went to my doctor for the first time in awhile and got some bad news. My A1C blood sugar was almost 12 and my blood pressure averaged about 190/110. They wanted to admit me right then and there, but instead gave me a shopping bag full of medications. Since my wife had her stroke I haven't really been taking care of myself and now it's come to a head. If I don't do a complete 180 I'll be dead before the year is out. I have committed to mall walking (exercising) seven days a week for 30 minutes a day and cutting my carbs and sugars drastically. Please pray for me or think of me as I try to save my own life. Thanks!

TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: 2nddivisionvet; health; palin; prayer; prayers; sarahpalin
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To: coop71; 2ndDivisionVet

1) find some buddies here on FR who need/want to lose weight. Start a weekly thread to keep tabs on one another and lend each other support and advice.

Vet, if such a weekly thread gets started please add my name. I’ll bet there is a ton of guys who’d follow and contribute. I understand that a support network is key with weight loss, improving health.

281 posted on 06/30/2011 12:15:03 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prayers to you.

282 posted on 06/30/2011 12:17:58 PM PDT by Dianer0839 (Due to budget cuts, the light at the end of the tunnel will now be turned off.)
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To: right way right

I am a type 1 and on an insulin pump I will tell you that as a type 2 you will have a very hard time trying to get the insurace company to apy for one for you.It took a year to get mien and I’m a type 1 and have been on insulin for most of my life.IIRC the guidelines for a type 2 is that you ahve to have been on insuin for X amount of time and also still have high A1C’s.

283 posted on 06/30/2011 12:28:23 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prayers up here!

2 survivors

Keep up the walking, 2nd.

284 posted on 06/30/2011 1:22:18 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Exercise is so good for all of us. Make it happen so you can continue to live and fight for this great country. Prayers up for your wife as well.

285 posted on 06/30/2011 2:07:35 PM PDT by cubreporter (From TEA to Shining TEA - Go Rush Limbaugh..a giant of all that is good.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prayer said for you and your wife.

286 posted on 06/30/2011 3:16:32 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (Democratic Party - The party of genocide.)
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To: chris37

I was in the Smokies in March. Here in Seattle they would be called foothills :>) Truely.
Check out pictures of the Cascades and Olympic mountains and you will see what I mean. Seattle is surrounded by these mountains.
If you haven’t been here, you should visit. Bring a coat. Summer here is usually 70 deg or so :>)

287 posted on 06/30/2011 3:27:35 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey....bad numbers, maybe..but do listen to your doc and if you can do what he tells you to do...they all will improve. Might wanna ask him if he thinks a stress test is in order tho before starting anything too vigorous!!:)

288 posted on 06/30/2011 5:07:12 PM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just said a prayer for you. Now an order.....


Okay, I’m done with my yelling and reprimand. Please please, do what ever is necessary to get yourself back into good health.

You are one of my fav’s. Please.

289 posted on 06/30/2011 5:15:23 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: chris_bdba

Wow, what do they cost?

In my own case I have to stay off insulin as long as I can
because I have a CDL Class driver license and Truck driving is a big part of my skill set.

290 posted on 06/30/2011 6:48:33 PM PDT by right way right
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

2ndDivisionVet, you’re doing the right thing. I was in the same situation two years ago, numbers not exactly the same but pretty close. I got mine down with a low carb diet, a few supplements and dropped 35 pounds in just a few months.
The only thing I can see that I did was some supplements to get me jump started. It took a few months to get things to the normal range. I didn’t start exercising until after I lost the weight. There is a good fiber supplement that also helps. Investigate glycemic load concepts as well. That is how much a particular food can spike your blood glucose. If you need any help with advice I could probably help you. I decide what kind of things to eat based on the glycemic load, or how much of a portion size to eat.
I want to help, will pray. Have hope. I know what you are doing can be successful.

291 posted on 06/30/2011 7:06:32 PM PDT by daylilly
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Got a similar warning in 1996 at the age of 45. Cholesterol tripled in one year. No more meat, easy on the sugar, keep the weight down. Still here by the grace of God.

God expects us to do our part so He can do His. It’s a team effort. The scripture that got to me was in the Book of Hosea.
“My children perish for a lack of knowledge(vision)”

May God give you the strength and self-control to help Him sustain your life.

292 posted on 06/30/2011 7:20:27 PM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is a lot of good advice from some of the comments to you, about fish oil and omega3. One more thing, the thing that got my morning glucose reading down for the first time was a diet from a book called Mastering Leptin by Byron Richardson. He also has a blog with information.
He talks about spacing meals apart and not eating snacks between meals. This helps your pancreas function as it should and allows it to have some rest time between meals. The book explains it. When I first started on his diet, my numbers dropped down right away and have stayed down consistently. Amazon carries the book. Best of luck to you, and your wife.

293 posted on 06/30/2011 7:20:49 PM PDT by daylilly
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Take care brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

294 posted on 06/30/2011 7:29:14 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


295 posted on 06/30/2011 7:30:43 PM PDT by cmsgop ( The left always accuses the right for the sins of the left. from FReeper Just Lori, RIP)
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To: right way right

Well I have a one touch ping that they bought for me almost 3 years ago and it was $5699 then.Remember that the new heathcare law places a higher tax on medical devices so the price is most likely higher now because I think that started this yer.

296 posted on 06/30/2011 9:31:39 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: presently no screen name

Yes, with exercise and diet..

297 posted on 06/30/2011 10:37:46 PM PDT by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I really like you!!! I am so sorry to hear this.

BEGGING you to order this book:

You need to learn about the ultimate diet to bring your metabolic disorder or diabetes to a halt FAST. The paleo diet will have you drop ALL your grains and beans, your sugary foods, your fake sugar or processed foods.

You will be able to eat all the healthy meat and fish, eggs, veggies, good fat, some fresh fruit, that you want, and it will be yummy. Diet is more important than exercise, but starting with walking is great too.

You can completely change these numbers and save your own life. You are very important and we all need you around here in 2012 and on and on into the future!!

The first four to seven days when you give up sugars and grain foods might be hard. But thereafter, you will feel so good and you won’t want those foods any more.

Please do this for yourself.

Of course I will be praying for you.

298 posted on 06/30/2011 10:44:10 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Gulf War One; 2ndDivisionVet
Read Robb Wolf’s book on the paleo diet.

Yes, I just told him that too. This is so essential, Vet. You really will not regret it. If you do, FReepmail me and I will refund the cost of that book. We all need to understand what our bodies desperately need -- healthy saturated fats, mostly -- and what is hurting them -- grains and sugars. We are not meant to eat them (except fruit). There is NOTHING in grains that is good enough to compel eating them, and it is stunning to learn this, after humans have been using them as a mainstay of our diets for 100s of years. They do fill your belly and are cheap to grow and save, but that is about it. They are nutrient poor and they just turn to sugar in our bodies, along with hurting our digestion.

You can turn around this bad news and make it good news. I know you can and we all will be supporting you!

299 posted on 06/30/2011 10:56:32 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Scythian; 2ndDivisionVet

I agree with the magnesium. Magnesium supplements, alone without calcium, and in capsule form, not tablets, will help you too. Start small and keep increasing the dose to about 400 or so. You can get loose stools from it - that will tell you that less will be enough for you.

Also, make your doc test your vitamin D levels. Then supplement enough (gelcaps, again NOT tablets, most are useless) to get your level of vitamin D in your blood to over 60. The sun doesn’t raise it as much as one would think. And forget the puny amounts in milk and stuff. Get tested every 3 months to make sure you find the right dose to supplement daily. It could well be over 10,000 units and that is FINE. Whatever your body needs to get the D to a therapeutic level. Do NOT let your doc tell you it’s toxic if your level in under 70 on the blood test. It’s GREAT and will help you.

Also take the B vitamins, and Vitamin c - about 1000 mg of the latter. Avoid tablets unless they are chewable. (Big horse pills are USELESS usually because they do not dissolve.)

300 posted on 06/30/2011 11:03:17 PM PDT by Yaelle
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