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WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD O' DIABEETUS (blood glucose monitor recommendations plz)
12/5/17 | marty_f

Posted on 12/05/2017 7:54:53 AM PST by martin_fierro

Well, your ollll' marty was recently diagnosed with early stage Type II Diabeetus.

Doc prescribed pills that sound like some Yankee RINO's name: "Metformin."

I'm doing all the Intarweb research that I can on the topic but I'd like to hear FReepers' personal takes on what to look for in a blood glucose monitor.

I figure if I'm going to be using this monitor for awhile it should be a good one. The one the Doc suggested -- that my insurance would most readily pay for -- doesn't get good reviews at all ("wildly inaccurate readings").

Your input please!


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: darkshearesfault; diabeetus; diabetes; imnotdeadyet; wilfordbrimley
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1 posted on 12/05/2017 7:54:53 AM PST by martin_fierro
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To: martin_fierro

So was I. No big deal. Just watch what you eat, leave the bread and sweets alone and you’ll be fine...............


2 posted on 12/05/2017 7:56:45 AM PST by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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To: martin_fierro

Can’t help with your question, but I clicked on this because I just found out I’m prediabetic. Maybe we should have a thread where people can post advice, recipes, etc. for diabetes and prediabetes.


3 posted on 12/05/2017 7:57:41 AM PST by Nea Wood
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To: martin_fierro
Realign your chakras and bring your chi into the center. You don't have diabetus, you have an imbalance between directed and undirected energy in your hidden castle.

Or something.

/sarc

4 posted on 12/05/2017 7:59:09 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: martin_fierro

Study shows it can be reversed:
https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3606254/posts

Study shows Type I and II can be mitigated:
https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3606263/posts


5 posted on 12/05/2017 7:59:39 AM PST by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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To: martin_fierro
Blood glucose meters are like razors. They sell you the razor inexpensively then bleed (sorry, pun intended) you dry when buying blades.

More important is to beware of the cost of the measuring strips.

I've found the Walmart “ReliOn” meter to be just fine, and the replacement strips are quite affordable.

On line price at the moment 100 strips $17.88
Accucheck brand is $69.95 for a 100 count.

The ReliOn “prime” meter is $9.00

Good luck.

6 posted on 12/05/2017 8:01:58 AM PST by garyb (What if you can't trust the voice in your head?)
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To: ConservativeMind

You are CORRECT!

I suggest that you watch some Joe Rogan podcasts on YouTube and the Keto Diet and Intermittent Fasting

You CAN do this!!


7 posted on 12/05/2017 8:03:17 AM PST by Jayster
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To: martin_fierro

My suggestion? Intermittent fasting to reverse it.


8 posted on 12/05/2017 8:03:19 AM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: martin_fierro

Stay away from high fructose corn syrup.


9 posted on 12/05/2017 8:03:19 AM PST by rdl6989
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To: martin_fierro

I do everything I can to stay out of the clutches of the pharma-medical complex. Here are a couple of links if you are at all inclined to stay off the medical grid:

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/09/07/the-risks-of-treating-diabetes-with-drugs-are-far-worse-than-the-disease.aspx

https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/diabetes-type-ii-treatment.html

Good luck and God bless.


10 posted on 12/05/2017 8:04:29 AM PST by Bill W was a conservative (Profile. Detain. Interrogate. Deport.)
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To: Red Badger

Dear Marty,

The meter I have is an Accu-Chek Aviva Plus. I have had others, and every time you get a new can of test strips, you had to calibrate the meter wit using test samples that were supplied. With the ‘Plus’, you don’t need to do that step. This meter works for me, and the replacement battery is in the watch battery section of the store.

Yes, for right now, watch what you eat like a hawk. I do not know what your ‘number’ was that tipped off the dr., mine was ‘140’. I had a diabetic episode, slurred speech, loose chicken legs and all, at that number.

Good luck.


11 posted on 12/05/2017 8:04:51 AM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: martin_fierro

Best program out there is by Dr. Jason Fung:
https://idmprogram.com/


12 posted on 12/05/2017 8:05:00 AM PST by Zuse (I am disrupted! I am offended! I am insulted! I am outraged!)
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To: martin_fierro

Surprisingly it was the el-cheapo meter from Walmart that was the most accurate and cost effective.

Look at the Relion brands from Walmart


13 posted on 12/05/2017 8:06:18 AM PST by EBH ( May God Save the Republic)
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14 posted on 12/05/2017 8:06:19 AM PST by Delta 21 (Build The Wall !! Jail The Cankle !!)
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To: martin_fierro
Low carb diets will effectively stop it from progressing, but you need to look at the two studies to illuminate ways to permanently reverse it, allowing your prior ways of eating again.
15 posted on 12/05/2017 8:06:32 AM PST by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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To: martin_fierro

Walmart “ReliOn” meters, pokers and supplies work just fine for me. Good quality at best price.


16 posted on 12/05/2017 8:07:33 AM PST by grayeagle
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To: martin_fierro

Type 1 here. My insurance covers supplies, in theory only. The co-pay is more than I can find the stuff for online. The strips can be ridiculous, especially when you’re testing 2-4 times a day or more. After messing with various models, I went with Wal-Mart’s Reli-on meter and strips. It reads a little lower than my other meters, but the strips are 1/3 the price. Once you know what is normal for you, you can tell trends, even if it’s a little off.


17 posted on 12/05/2017 8:08:09 AM PST by tnlibertarian
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To: martin_fierro

Stop drinking 4 sodas (liters) a day with HFCS, my AIC gos from 7.5 down to 5.2 in a year.


18 posted on 12/05/2017 8:08:24 AM PST by Delta 21 (Build The Wall !! Jail The Cankle !!)
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To: martin_fierro
Read "wheat belly:
Read "Younger next year
Read "The Bible"
Walk quickly 20 mins 2-3 times a day.
Buy a veridesk...standdont sit.
Eat fruit, lots and lots of veggies, salads at lunch, and
if you drink alcohol, switch to scotch....low GI.

If you get under 25 BMI, your pancreas won't burn out in 5 years. (and thus stay off insulin)

My father inlaw spends 1500/month to control his diabetes...no weight loss, no diet, eats like shit.....and he'll die soon.

1500/MO! to keep him alive!

Bite the bullet...make a life change.....
Oh, and get a sleep study and CPAP...that will help too.

19 posted on 12/05/2017 8:09:00 AM PST by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!)
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To: martin_fierro

bookmark.


20 posted on 12/05/2017 8:09:05 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Screw The NFL!!!!!! My family fought for the flag!)
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