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monster 10-01-2020 09:24 PM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1058845)
(my white count was 22,000).

is that racist?


fargon 10-01-2020 11:30 PM

:(That is white blood cell count.

Clodfobble 10-02-2020 11:11 AM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr
I'll admit that I don't quite get why beer is so bad. There's only 6.5 grams of carbohydrates in a Bud Light. And no sugar (well, not that kind of sugar, y'know what I mean).

The problem with alcohol for diabetics isn't just the carbs. While on the one hand it's busy increasing your blood sugar, it can also cause your blood sugar to plummet--because while your liver is processing out the alcohol, it stops doing other regular tasks, including releasing stored glucose. So what it really does is make blood sugar levels extremely unpredictable, and if you say to yourself, "this beer equals 6.5g carbs, therefore I'll take this much insulin" you could put yourself into a diabetic coma if your blood sugar actually went down with the beer instead of up.

Also, alcohol increases the risk of nerve damage in diabetes, and interferes with oral diabetes meds like metformin. It's just a super dangerous combination, especially for someone who is still trying to get their BGL stable.

xoxoxoBruce 10-02-2020 04:37 PM

Right beer is bad, that's why I wash down my Metformin with Everclear 190 and diet soda.

Gravdigr 10-03-2020 03:43 PM

I used to be aware of an adage for drinking with diebeetus.

If you have to drink, don't drink beer, drink wine (or liquor, whichever). And (whatever the other one is) is better than (whatever the former is).

Anybody know what I'm talking about?

xoxoxoBruce 10-04-2020 03:12 AM

Not a clue.

monster 10-05-2020 11:15 AM

Being patronized about (irrelevant) basic healthcare by automated message whilst on interminable hold to a healthcare provider because they can't answer a really fucking simple question.

Gravdigr 10-05-2020 10:18 PM

Slight tangent:

My urologist couldn't tell me how Flomax works.

Told me it was a good question.


monster 10-06-2020 10:25 AM

now the question is: how many times will they tell you about the benefits of getting your children vaccinated with MMR before they come back with an answer?

footfootfoot 10-06-2020 11:54 AM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1059113)
Slight tangent:

My urologist couldn't tell me how Flomax works.

Told me it was a good question.


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