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Very sorry to hear that your worst fears have been confirmed and I do hope that your treatment is a bit quicker now.
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Off topic / Re: Prostate Cancer News
« Last post by Pattidevans on Yesterday at 09:47:12 PM »
Very very pleased to hear your news Kathy!
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Off topic / Re: Prostate Cancer News
« Last post by GrammaBear on Yesterday at 08:46:39 PM »
I went with my husband to his appointment with the Urologist today.  The Urologist studied the images taken by the ultrasound and said that it is a harmless condition requiring no further treatment, unless the pain that he had earlier returns.  It was his opinion that a man should have the PSA at least once every year or two as long as the psa numbers are not 'out of range'.  Both of us left the office very much relieved and grateful for good news.
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I am fortunate to have a good friend who is running me to all these appointments. Worrying about the traffic he picked me up at 7:30 getting me to my appointment half an hour early. I had a wait, an ECG and after a further wait till I saw the cardiologist. He agreed with my diagnosis and I will be having an angiograph to determine the extent of the problem before deciding on a course of treatment.  The blood test took longer than the cardio appointment. I just hope I do not have to wait so long for this appointment!
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Food, diet and weight management / Re: How many carbs?
« Last post by Paulines7 on Yesterday at 10:27:20 AM »
I also follow a VLCHF diet, am type 2 and my control is diet alone.  I try to have as fewer carbs as possible for breakfast by eating eggs and having double cream in my coffee instead of milk.   Sometimes for breakfast, I have an avocado or full fat strained Greek yoghurt with three or four strawberries or raspberries.  Lunch is often a Lidl protein roll with cheese, followed by sugar free jelly with a few berries and some cream or yoghurt.  My evening meal is meat, plenty of vegetables from a choice of  broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, cabbage, sprouts, sugar snap peas, courgettes, squash and a small sweet potato. I try to avoid root vegetables such as potatoes, parsnips, carrots and swedes. However, I often have a mini Magnum for dessert in the evening.   

I aim to keep my bg readings under 10 about an hour or so after eating.  My readings rarely go over 7+ and the lowest is somewhere around 5.   I limit drinks to coffee and no added sugar squash or cranberry juice.  I drink  wine at weekends and sometimes have a gin and low carb tonic.  I snack on nuts if I am feeling peckish.

There are days when I find it hard to keep to a low carb diet and stray by eating cake or ice cream.  I then have to take myself in hand occasionally when my HbA1c test result is higher than it should be.  My GP likes my result to be under 50.

Try to keep your breakfast carbs to an absolute minimum, John as this is when your readings may already be high with liver dumps.  What do you normally have for breakfast, lunch and dinner, John?
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General discussion / Re: Allergy testing
« Last post by Venomous on 25 May 2017, 05:48:59 PM »
I'd guess they are restoring the backups / patching / upgrading so the system is likely to go on and off for awhile.

So do you get any kind of result right away? I mean is it like a small amount on the arm or something and they can see a reaction?

They draw a "chessboard" on the arm and put drops of the different drugs in each square, firstly on top of the skin (then wait 15 minutes for a response) then inject the drug just under the skin. They have two control squares one of water, and the other is histamine. They draw a circle around the injection site. A raised angry bump that grows in size upwards and outwards and has a red "flash" or red itchy area around it is a positive response, the negative responses really didn't look much different at all. They literally measured the responses with a ruler!


They gave me a print out that has the official hospital info on and the doctors details saying on such and such a date we tested these particular drugs (listed them) and these were the responses..... so two of mine said positive, the rest negative. They send a copy to the GP and should also have sent the info to my surgeon too.
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Food, diet and weight management / Re: How many carbs?
« Last post by Quantum Learning on 25 May 2017, 12:49:23 PM »
I follow a VLCHF diet, 0 carbs for breakfast, only snack on ham/cheese during the day, no milk only double cream in my tea/coffee, between 15-20g for my evening meal and try to aim for a rise after of no more than 3. So my daily total is between 20-30g. I find this diet suits me very well and don't struggle apart from the odd takeaway when I have to inject a bolus. I might find I get a rise of 4 or 5 after a meal like this but not always and I'm always aiming lower. This is only more info for you just to see the way I do it, you will want to find what works for you. Obviously the less rise you get after a meal the better as apparently this is when the damage is done.
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General discussion / Re: Allergy testing
« Last post by Liam on 25 May 2017, 11:53:00 AM »
I'd guess they are restoring the backups / patching / upgrading so the system is likely to go on and off for awhile.

So do you get any kind of result right away? I mean is it like a small amount on the arm or something and they can see a reaction?
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Food, diet and weight management / Re: How many carbs?
« Last post by Avocado on 25 May 2017, 07:24:58 AM »
I have had a search around today and there is a lot of info on low carb diets but nothing on standard diet.

So my question how many carbs do you aim for/have for each meal and how many points do you expect your BG to peak at after a meal?
I'm a type 2 (type of LOL), and I stick to a very low carb, high fat, moderate protein way of eating (with repaglinide sometimes as needed). I have 30 to 50g carbs a day but spread out of course. I've been eating this way for some years so I know that I have about 9g carbs for breakfast, 12g for lunch, 12 - 15g for dinner, and then bits of carbs inbetween meals got from milk in tea and coffee, and snacks of almonds and cheese. I keep an eye on my bg's - it's usually around 6.3 to 7.3 2 hours pp this way.
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General discussion / Re: New heart valve gone wrong
« Last post by GrammaBear on 25 May 2017, 02:56:13 AM »
Anne - I've been reading about your situation and just wanted to send best wishes for a good outcome as you wait for the doctors to decide what to do for you.
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