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Old January 12 2013, 02:13 AM   #46
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^When I was diagnosed the target range was 80-180, and it keeps changing. My brother was a type 1 who died of hypoglycemia when he was only 16, though, so I don't feel comfortable too low. I like to keep it 80-120 during the day, but prefer to go to bed and wake up between 120-180. Though reality and target range aren't always the same thing!
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Old January 12 2013, 04:14 AM   #47
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When I had tests done, the range printed on the sheet was <126. Since then, it's been lowered to <99. Personally, I think it's Big Pharm wanting money for meds. I don't understand this stuff as well. Always hated life sciences. I just want Hubby to take care of himself.

So, as someone well-familiar with diabetes, need he/I be worried?
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Old January 12 2013, 04:18 AM   #48
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This one bugs me..

# is a pound sign, Not "hashtag",
I always thought it was "Number" and that £ was "pound"... butyou learn something every day!
Yes, # is a number sign. Who the hell changed it, anyway?
I know it as a Number sign too, but the Pound come from your automated system eg ..Push 1 followed by the Pound key..", lol
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Old January 12 2013, 04:34 AM   #49
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When I had tests done, the range printed on the sheet was <126. Since then, it's been lowered to <99. Personally, I think it's Big Pharm wanting money for meds. I don't understand this stuff as well. Always hated life sciences. I just want Hubby to take care of himself.

So, as someone well-familiar with diabetes, need he/I be worried?
His doctor is really the only one who can tell him that. What I do know is that 140 is pushing it, but isn't serious. He can likely go a long way to preventing type 2 simply by changing his diet and exercise habits. That doesn't work for everyone, and you did mention the genes are strong in his family, but at the very least he could delay the onset and avoid taking drugs for now -- possibly forever. That's one good thing about type 2, most type 2's have at least some power over it, at least to the degree to which their lifestyle is a contributing factor (and that degree varies from person to person). Type 1 is an autoimmune disease, on the other hand.


There are a lot of Big Pharma conspiracy theories in regards to diabetes. I used to sort of believe them myself, until I really thought about it and realized that they don't actually make sense. I recently read a very good article, dispelling Big Pharma conspiracy myths from a financial analysis perspective, using type 1 diabetes as an example. It's good reading, though, admittedly, it doesn't make a good argument agains conspiracy theories regarding type 2. I still highly doubt there are any. The shifting guidelines are due to the fact that these are extremely complex metabolic disorders, and, in the case of type 1, an extremely complex autoimmune disorder. Scientific medicine has really only been around for a couple of centuries, and science takes a long time -- they just don't know for sure where exactly to draw the lines, so they guidelines are determined by medical consensus, and they shift over time according to new evidence. Does this mean there's room for one or two of the MDs on the panel to snaffle a bit from Eli Lilly if they get the guidelines down by 20 mg/dl? Possibly...but in the end does it really make a difference? A doctor isn't going to recommend anything other than diet and lifestyle changes to someone running 90-140 anyway.
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Old January 12 2013, 08:02 AM   #50
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I always thought it was "Number" and that £ was "pound"... butyou learn something every day!
Yes, # is a number sign. Who the hell changed it, anyway?
I know it as a Number sign too, but the Pound come from your automated system eg ..Push 1 followed by the Pound key..", lol
I think we might have been using it as a pound sign before we had touch tone phones.
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Old January 24 2013, 11:57 AM   #51
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I finally found out why I am still single!



To find a man you need Time and Money.
Therefore:

Man = Time x Money


"Time is money", so:

Time = Money


Therefore:
Man = Money x Money

Man = (Money)²


"Money is the root of all problems", so:

Money = √Problems


It follows:

Man = (√Problems)²

Man = Problems
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Old January 24 2013, 12:14 PM   #52
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I finally found out why I am still single!



To find a man you need Time and Money.
Therefore:

Man = Time x Money


"Time is money", so:

Time = Money


Therefore:
Man = Money x Money

Man = (Money)²


"Money is the root of all problems", so:

Money = √Problems


It follows:

Man = (√Problems)²

Man = Problems
Oh, that proof works for men too?
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Old January 24 2013, 12:17 PM   #53
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N = R* x Fp x Ne x Fi x Fc x L

You might not want to read this
Why there's 285,000 chance of meeting perfect partner
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Old January 24 2013, 12:39 PM   #54
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Hmm, given a population of - how many are we atm, 9 billion? - my chances would be

9,000,000,000 / 285,000 = 9,000,000 / 285 = 31,579 potentially ideal partners

(the 1: 285,000 ratio already takes care of excluding all minors, elderly or the other gender so that we may legitimally use the number of all humans on the planet in this equation)


So, where the heck are those 31,555 I haven't tried out yet??!
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Old January 24 2013, 01:48 PM   #55
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Hmm, given a population of - how many are we atm, 9 billion? - my chances would be

9,000,000,000 / 285,000 = 9,000,000 / 285 = 31,579 potentially ideal partners

(the 1: 285,000 ratio already takes care of excluding all minors, elderly or the other gender so that we may legitimally use the number of all humans on the planet in this equation)


So, where the heck are those 31,555 I haven't tried out yet??!
Spread evenly all over the world. And sadly, the world is a pretty big place.
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Old January 24 2013, 11:18 PM   #56
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Rhubarbodendron wrote: View Post
I finally found out why I am still single!



To find a man you need Time and Money.
Therefore:

Man = Time x Money


"Time is money", so:

Time = Money


Therefore:
Man = Money x Money

Man = (Money)²


"Money is the root of all problems", so:

Money = √Problems


It follows:

Man = (√Problems)²

Man = Problems

I thought it was the deformed Y-chromosome.
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Old January 25 2013, 11:07 AM   #57
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it is, but that's the mathematical proof for it

Good point, Retu, but the world has become much smaller the last 40 years. Now, if they'd finally invent beaming...
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Old January 25 2013, 06:00 PM   #58
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Rhubarbodendron wrote: View Post
it is, but that's the mathematical proof for it
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Old January 25 2013, 07:33 PM   #59
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nice song, only a bit too heavy on the bass frequencies (as so much music nowadays *sigh*)
Mr Minchin appears to have the same makeup artist as Jack Sparrow
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Old January 25 2013, 07:35 PM   #60
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It's supposed to be bad, musically -- for comedy's sake! I just thought the mathematical analysis of love was relavent!
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