Do You Challenge Yourself?

@acelawrites (10760)
Philippines
February 7, 2017 3:17am CST
Do you challenge yourself to achieve something? I have this in mind upon receiving the results of my blood chemistry exam. I got 23 points above the normal fasting blood sugar level; the normal is at 105 mg/dl, but I got 128! That's a bad start for being diabetic if I do not be conscious about my diet! So now, there should be less rice or carbohydrates or sugary foods for me. I do not want to take those meds. I can make it normal again as I challenge myself from now on. And next lab exam, it would be normal or just 105 or below! Keeping my fingers crossed.
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@thelme55 (11962)
• Germany
7 Feb
Good luck to your challenge. I heard sweet potatoes is good when having diabetes.
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@acelawrites (10760)
• Philippines
7 Feb
Yes, I also heard about it; it's camote here.
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@thelme55 (11962)
• Germany
9 Feb
@acelawrites I know. I love camote
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@ptrikha_2 (5813)
• India
10 Feb
Or bitter gourd and jamun - I will have to check what they call it in English.
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@averygirl72 (14205)
• Philippines
7 Feb
That's good you have goal and conscious effort to take care of your health. I wonder mine. I have not have a blood chemistry exam
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@acelawrites (10760)
• Philippines
7 Feb
I experienced some symptoms so I took the exam. Good for you if you do not experience some such symptoms; no need to worry.
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@averygirl72 (14205)
• Philippines
7 Feb
@acelawrites I don't have any symptoms and the is not required to take it. I have no worry right now
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@JudyEv (101179)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Feb
My husband measures his blood sugar level several times a week too but his markers are different to yours. He needs to stay in the low 8 point something so it's a different criteria. He is on tablets.
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@acelawrites (10760)
• Philippines
7 Feb
I am on the 7.04 mark or 128. I know mine is still manageable and I can do it.
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@JudyEv (101179)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Feb
@acelawrites Being in the 7s is good. Vince's has crept up now to the 8s but he is keeping it stable.
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@JudyEv (101179)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Feb
@LoriAMoore It's a continual battle isn't it? Vince is on tablets and we watch what we eat pretty well. When it was first diagnosed I thought it was sugar we had to avoid. I didn't realise that carbs also pay a big part in blood sugar levels.
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7 Feb
Cutting out the sugar is not gonna be enough. If possible, your body needs to be active, you should be exercising as well. Try adding cinnamon to your diet as well, in your food or as tea.
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@acelawrites (10760)
• Philippines
7 Feb
Thanks for this suggestion; I do love cinnamon and I don't know it is good for reducing blood sugar. Am doing some physical exercises daily like walking and biking.
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7 Feb
@acelawrites that's excellent. You are doing good. I wish you the best of health.
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@marlina (62601)
• Canada
8 Feb
@thehousewife , cinnamon? why?
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@sol_cee (13698)
• Japan
7 Feb
Keep your eyes closed to sweet temptations.
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@acelawrites (10760)
• Philippines
8 Feb
Yes, it was because of the past holidays. There's so many cakes, tikoy, ice cream, sweet salad around. Now, I am determined to lose such sugar in my blood!
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@ptrikha_2 (5813)
• India
27 Feb
Yes too much of sweet stuff and even tea with milk can be counter-productive.
@ridingbet (38163)
• Philippines
7 Feb
i always challenge myself to refrain from eating dark green leafy vegetables. it will be my check-up tomorrow,m hope the PTPA is within my normal limits.
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@acelawrites (10760)
• Philippines
8 Feb
Green vegetables are good; hope your check up would be alright. What is PTPA?
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@ridingbet (38163)
• Philippines
9 Feb
@acelawrites it is Prothrombin Time, Prothrombin Activity. it was within my normal range my friend, and i am so super-happy now
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@AkoPinay (10829)
• Philippines
7 Feb
I heard steamed cassava is good for diabetics
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@acelawrites (10760)
• Philippines
7 Feb
I love cassava with shredded coconut. Thanks for the advice.
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@Daljinder (19933)
• India
8 Feb
I do challenge myself but I don't go overboard with them. I make challenges which are achievable. Not extraordinarily difficult. For example: When I come here on myLot, my goal is to reach 50 cents or a dollar in a day or two max.
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@acelawrites (10760)
• Philippines
9 Feb
I agree, one should not get stressed trying to accomplish a goal; just set easy ones.
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@Daljinder (19933)
• India
10 Feb
@acelawrites Yep! Baby steps are the way to go!
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@ptrikha_2 (5813)
• India
10 Feb
@Daljinder baby steps approach is the best.
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@syeow1 (4875)
• India
8 Feb
My causin have also Sach problem she drinks bitter melon juice now she is okay.its intail stage take care and if it's possible for you then drink that..
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@acelawrites (10760)
• Philippines
8 Feb
Thank you for this information. I think it is bitter gourd (ampalaya here). I will do that also to lower my blood sugar.
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@syeow1 (4875)
• India
8 Feb
@acelawrites yes do it hopefully you will get rid of this.
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@else34 (13656)
• New Delhi, India
7 Feb
Fortunately I am not a dibetic,nor do I have any other problem.I. challenge myself to cover a seemingly impossible distance in a very short time.Last week I challenged myself to run 5 kms in 25 minutes and I successfully met the challenge.
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@acelawrites (10760)
• Philippines
8 Feb
It's good to be healthy; it is fine also you can be successful in challenging yourself to run that fast.
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@else34 (13656)
• New Delhi, India
8 Feb
@acelawrites Thanks.When you challenge yourself,you motivate yourself.
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@salonga (27965)
• Philippines
10 Feb
Oh not a good number, it is high so yes you really have to do something. Would you like to try drinking boiled guava leaves preferably the "talbos". My friend's sugar level went up to 300 but now it is down to 103 after drinking boiled guava leaves on a regular basis.
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@acelawrites (10760)
• Philippines
13 Feb
Thanks, Morning Girl, I will also try it. I am trying boiled young mango leaves but if guava leaves are available, I will try it also.
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• Philippines
9 Feb
I have actually lost that motivation this year some how but that didn't stop me from eating veggies.
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@acelawrites (10760)
• Philippines
9 Feb
It is rally good to have that habit of eating vegetables and fiber-rich foods.
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@Corbin5 (82260)
• United States
7 Feb
Yes, you can make a change in your diet to make it to a normal reading. So glad you are challenging yourself to make a healthier you!!
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@acelawrites (10760)
• Philippines
8 Feb
I do not want to take those meds; as much as possible, I only want natural remedies.
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@DianneN (59994)
• United States
7 Feb
Mine went up to 111 on my last physical. My doctor told me to cut out carbs and eat sweet potatoes. I'm trying. I don't want to be on meds.
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@ptrikha_2 (5813)
• India
10 Feb
I too make plans but since last 7/8 months a few things in life have been a little beyond control, and I have been trying to relax and not be too demanding as it can be counter productive at times.
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@acelawrites (10760)
• Philippines
13 Feb
You are right, you do not have to stress yourself if some goals are so hard to achieve; but at least you tried.
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@ptrikha_2 (5813)
• India
27 Feb
@acelawrites But sometimes, things look like too demanding!
@sans224 (1840)
12 Feb
thats a good decision . keep it.
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@acelawrites (10760)
• Philippines
13 Feb
Thank you! I also included some young mango leaves tea, and lots of vegetables.
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