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Re: Not Feeling Well... by Lounge Trekker on 24 July 2009 5:16am
You could use the Glycemic Index to help guide you in your choice of foods. The Glycemic Index is a scale of foods effect on blood sugar levels. Worth a look.

Re: Not Feeling Well... by peripatetically on 24 July 2009 12:38pm
MIke, take very very very good care of your feet. That super dry and hot air can be really dangerous. Any cracks or other sores or openings may have a lot of trouble healing, eventually causing hospitalization, or worse. Having been a medical lab technologist for more than 33 years, I have seen the terrible and sometimes fatal situations from this. Be sure to wear good shoes (with a roomy toe-box). I hope you get rid of those boots. And keep your feet clean, drying them thoroughly. Don't cut your toenails too close to the skin, and never use a pumice stone . Just think some guidelines other than for your diet is absolutely necessary. Take care of any athlete's foot problems RIGHT AWAY. In fact, getting a good podiatrist now is a good idea. He can help keep your feet healthy by taking care of you when nails and skin become an issue. And watch for ulcers, especially on your legs. Diabetics do not heal well in the extremities, thus, good foot care is essential.
Re: Not Feeling Well... by kazzzz on 24 July 2009 12:40pm
I've also seen the worst side if diabetes, and agree with Pats here, not meaning to be gloomy but my nephew lost his leg for this exact reason. Do take care Mikey. You must be sick of us all nagging you by now!
Re: Not Feeling Well... by tucsonmike on 24 July 2009 1:53pm
I do appreciate the concern, do not see it as nagging. Big macho me was humbled, no other way to put it.
Re: Not Feeling Well... by Spursfan on 24 July 2009 2:57pm
One of my ex-bosses (who was Type 1) lost his leg below the knee to his diabbetes. He was in his early 40s at the time.

Zak doesn't have probs with his feet yet - although he does say it always feels as though he has something crumpled up in his shoe all the time (which he doesn't).

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