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    welcome to page 26!


    Second you Rebbitzen!! Page 26 here we come! .. How’s it with the exercising?

    Hey everybody, where are you?? 8 hours again and no posts???

    Allsgr8 … or “Rachelle Zucker” perhaps could go as your username instead??! Wow!!! You write so well!! So.. how many avocado’s did you eat today????

    The words of your previous post, Allsgr8 is pretty powerful, i guess i never looked at it like you said, but yeah in a way i do look at insulin as “THE ENEMY”. i know it’s not exactly logic but after you eat food it’s the insulin that makes the food able to be used by the body..thus the weight gain. So if you DO eat the food and DON’T take the insulin you are still eating but still not gaining the weight from that… i know this is very unhealthy / dangerous.. But still it works 🙁 :-(. But you’re right that to notice the high’s means being good numbers through the day – hey that is pretty good, no?!! i’m kinda trying but now i’ve gone so high again that i want to just let it all go!!!!

    Cofeefan – how’s your foot doing? Rather, how are YOU with your broken foot?

    The Goq – most of here are type one and i think glimepride is for type 2..


    thanks reb for the welcome

    cofee- how are you feeling?


    allsgr8- i didnt get the pesach newsletter im soooooooooo upset!!

    i MUST read ur article!!! what should i do?

    my foot hurts =( but im managing! thanks for asking!! bh the meds arent affecting my B.S. prob is that i have to stay off of it and i cant do that with work/ being a week before pesach! wtvr it is… it is! lol

    reb- i do like allsgr8 says. i eat a meal but bolus for half then do exercise right after! good luck!


    allsgr8- if you get a cgm with your pump you will be able to constantly check to see if you are going low when you are doing exercise.


    princess- Hey howd you guess it was me? Thanks for the compliment 🙂 I didnt even get my copy yet im starting to wonder whether I paid membership or not lol! ..I see your logic about the insulin technically making you gain the weight but how do you want to have energy if everything you take in goes right out without being utilized in your body???? Just keep going your doing great!!!! :))) Im really proud of you and you should know that I daven for you every day!

    cofee- maybe you didnt pay membership..glad to hear your managing with your foot but I still feel bad for you it must hurt a lot! try to rest up!

    dx3- back to that! yes it would be a good idea for me and that explains why I still havent made my decision about the pump! They keep calling me from the pump companies and I dont have an answer for them yet.. Should I go for the medtronic with cgm and be all tubed up or the omnipod and a seperate cgm..????!!! OY!


    Gut voch, a happy week to you all! And happy cleaning 🙂

    Hey Cofeefan, was that you in the mall with the broken foot????? JK!!!

    Is your foot feeling any better? Managing to get around? i hope you do…it gets so annoying!

    Allsgr8, hows the decision coming along? i really don’t know about the omnipod but i do know that having a wire is fine to hide!! I do it all the time, you can “wrap” it around the clip on the pump. The cgm sounds so much easier all on one machine… Whatever you decide, once you have made that decision there’s no going regretting it! i don’t think that either choice is a matter of right or wrong.. Both are right!!

    About the magazine – allsgr8, the article had to be yours, after all how many people aren’t on a pump?? And you did mention that you were asked to write about ???. After that all i had to do was look for the same name… So who chose the name?? And again just for good measure – it’s written so well!!

    I get the magazine via email, i prefer it like this. Perhaps if you get it posted it will take longer to arrive?

    You are all right about INSULIN BEING A BLESSING. i ended up spending shabbos in hospital because my canula of my site was bent… i think i was without insulin for 21 hours!! As i was throwing up (vile no less..) before they actually gave me the insulin, i was practically begging them, “give me insulin!” So, yes, we are very lucky to be able to have insulin and to be able to take it without having two i.v lines in either arm!!


    “vile no less” – What is vile?



    What do you make for the Sedar night main dish chicken? Has to be not roasted for Sedar and swimming in sauce to be in oven. I know corn beef on top of stove in water boiled is good but what about chicken. Please help any advice for diabetic, the matzah and wine is enough to kill you! Also any receipes for cakes with almond flour (my rav says it is kosher for pesach) and what is the best artificial sugar for cooking during the year it is splenda but not good for pesach.


    allsgr8- i dont knpow which article is yours!! i found the pesach newsletter online but i dont have time (or patience…) to read it all i just wamnna read urs! whats it called?

    proncess- no it was not me i cant stand long enough to go to malls lol! HOW ARE YOU FEELING????? i had to re read ur post to make sure i read it correctly!!!!! what happened??????


    yos – everyone eats cooked chicken. I personally like ground chicken in balls, a type of fricasse.



    sweet- by a simcha i use an extended bolus. i say give it to me ove the next ____ hours and then i check my pdm with my coat or leave it in the bathroom in a bag.works like a charm. the omnipod is waterproof for 30 minutes i think. i LOVE to swim too! lol!

    i think i agree with sweet though abt the cgm and medtronic… HUGE plus. i know i love my cgm but its a pain in the neck to have to carry around (and wear) two things…. if i wasnt already “hooked” (still love that joke btw,….) on the wirelessness of the omnipod i would maybe consider switching but i cant go back on wires after being off of it so long!


    princess- oy I cant believe it that must have been hard being in the hosp all shabbos. I cant imagine having to beg for insulin lol but Im glad you now see insulin as a blessing 🙂 although I an sorry you had to learn it the hard way 🙁 Are you feeling better now?

    cofee- your attitude about your foot is amazing keep it up! Cant wait till your back on your feet! 🙂 My articles are “Why is this night different” and “An avocado a day”

    sweetooth- lol I cant either believe I am still making this decision..truth is that I didnt have so much time to think about it this week so I sort of put it on hold but the pump companies are driving me up a wall calling me every day to see if I made a decision yet! whatever! Im keeping them waiting…

    health- I think she meant bile


    allsgr8 – Maybe she meant that her vomit was vile, like disgusting.


    where does it say in the title this thread is only for type 1?


    today is the anniversary when i was diagnosed with “D”

    i was is mnt sinai for a week. whew time flies. i must say baruch hashem that i am alive and well. 🙂

    well there was my seudas hodah speech.

    thank you all for reading. lol


    dx3- Iyh ad Me’ah Ve’esrim! May HKBH give you the strength and tools to overcome your D both physically and spiritualy!

    Do you make a seudas hodaah in real life btw? We do! 🙂


    GOQ- It’s not, Just turns out that majority of those who joined the forum are type 1.

    You can stay here though dont worry 🙂


    ty alls after all type 2 folks need support too


    goq- im gald you joined! (im not glad you have to be here you know what i mean…..)

    i hope you gain from the support here and im sure we’ll all gain from anything you have to say 😉 so…. welcome!



    The Goq – welcome! i’m sorry, i didn’t mean to make you not not welcome!! i meant it as an answer to your question … Post away and we’ll try help each other 🙂

    Dx3 – Happy Anniversary! May HKB”H give you the strength to continue in every area, to do what he wants and want to do what he wants! Allsgr8, you really make a seudas hadaah??! Wow!!

    Cofeefan – your foot any better yet?

    Have you ever been in hospital with DKA ..? Thank G-d i wasn’t (near?! i hope!) the extreme ..

    They didn’t give me insulin straight away (away for shabbos..went first to local “hospital” which wasn’t much of hospital after all..) they hooked me to i.v’s on either arm (one for the fluid and one for the insulin) … … BH by morning the ketones finally broke to be readable..

    Still before they gave me the insulin, i was throwing up bile and begged for insulin, a little later i thought it’s almost ironic that i’m finding insulin “the enemy” but here i am begging for it!

    Yes, life can be ironic sometimes! It’s just our job to try to learn from it..


    allsgr8- thanks for the berachah. no i do not make an actual seudah, but here i will express my hakoras hatov.

    goq – welcome. we are connected by the pancrease

    princees- i feel so bad for you. i was a few times in the hospital bec of my kids. go to NYU they have the best emergency room care. i know from first hand 🙁

    sweet – thanks


    sweet- ive been on 2 wired pumps before this one lol i know its not so bad but once ive been wireless for sooo long i cant imagine wires again!

    (oh and i refused tghe crutches so definately NOT me that you saw princess lol! but go up to everone you see with an aircast/boot thingy and say “coffee”… you never know if it is me or not…)

    BH i have never been th hospital other than the “initiation visit”

    how high did you go? how did you decide to go in?


    Coffee- do you ever go anywere like on shabbos and get stuck without the remote?


    dx coffe said she doesnt eat in public soo obviously she doesnt have this problem..:) or actually twaz reb that said..!?(coffe i keep on lokin fe peeps wid air/boot thingy i found a few already ..maybe ill have some luck!))


    dx3- no i dont generally go anywhere on shabbos (sweet was right…. lol i dont eat in public…..) but if i ever for some reason do, i put a filled syringe in my tights. i was told its not carrying bec its on me. but that very very seldomly happens.

    sweet- hello im totally serious if you see anyone with it come say coffee if its me ill say sweet and we’ll finally meet!


    thanx for all the welcomes


    We must find a way to meet, somehow a little more – uh – sophisticated than the “Hi Coffee! It’s Sweet!” (The reply may be – uh – no – actually i prefer cocoa) btw did any of you get to the testing in Mahattan on that friday dx3, you, said about??

    Btw cofeefan i didn’t see anybody on crutches, i was totally kidding..

    Wow Sweettooth, you have a good memory!!

    About shabbos…by the time i went into hospital it was practically 18 hours after i had changed my site (with the canula bent) interestingly enough i only threw up about that time, (i think my body must be able to “cope” with being so high for the amount of .. “experience” i’ve given it..) the ketones were above readable, so much so that it took practically 16 hours for it to finally break through to be able to get a reading after i was given insulin again.

    It was actually the first time i’ve been in like this – on i.v and overnight – through all the years although i was nearly there plenty times.

    Whatever!! Thank G-d i’m OUT OF THERE!! Let’s just try and pray for the good control … and don’t forget to HOPE!! IT CAN GET EASIER!!! (??????????CAN IT??????????)

    Dx3 – what were your “stories” when you were in?

    The Goq – 😉 so how do you treat D?


    sorry i have been busy with peasach. hope to give more info soon


    “One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.”

    Princess; U CAN DO IT! WE CAN DO IT!


    Sweet tooth, can you please send me that cup cake almond flour recipe, and IF ANYONE HERE, ANYONE HAS ALMOND FLOUR RECIPES OR HEALTHY MAIN DISHES FOR SEDER!?

    thank you-just that im desperate because potato starch is a killer!!



    “go to NYU they have the best emergency room care. i know from first hand”

    Compared to which others? How many ER’s have you been in?


    yos11: Here’s a cookie recipe.

    Simple Almond Cookies:

    CARB GRAMS PER SERVING: 7 with sugar. Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

    Nonstick cooking spray

    2-1/4 cups whole almonds

    3/4 cup sugar or sugar substitute blend* equivalent to 3/4 cup sugar

    2 egg whites

    1 teaspoon almond extract or vanilla

    32 almond slices (2 tablespoons)

    2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted (optional)

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper or coat with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a food processor, combine whole almonds and sugar; cover and process until finely ground. Add egg whites and almond extract. Cover and process until well mixed.

    2. Using a well-rounded measuring teaspoonful of the almond mixture for each cookie, shape into a crescent shape or ball. Place 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets. Place an almond slice atop each cookie.

    3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or just until cookies are starting to brown on the tops. Transfer to wire racks; let cool. If desired, transfer the warm melted chocolate to a resealable plastic bag. Seal bag; cut a small hole in one corner. Drizzle tops of cookies with melted chocolate. Makes 32 cookies.

    PER COOKIE WITH SUBSTITUTE: same as above, except 70 cal., 4 g carbo. Carb choices: 0.

    Note: Nutrition facts are based on one cookie.

    I think if you omit the chocolate dtizzle, you will lower it by 1 carb.


    Here’s a low carb chicken recipe that’s good for the Seder:

    Juicy Chicken With Roasted Spaghetti Squash,

    10-inch nonstick skillets.

    1 medium spaghetti squash

    1 large yellow bell pepper

    1 large orange bell pepper

    5 ripe plum tomatoes, about 12 ounces

    3 tablespoons olive oil

    4 large skinless, boneless chicken breasts, about 2 pounds

    1/2 cup chopped fresh mixed herbs (such as basil, mint and parsley) or 1 tablespoon dried basil, optional

    Salt & pepper to taste.

    1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

    2. Cut the squash in half, lengthwise, and remove the seeds. Place on a baking sheet, cut side down, and bake for 45 minutes or until soft.

    3. Cut the tops off the peppers and then cut them in half. Remove the seeds and cut them into 1/4-inch pieces. You will have about 1 cup of each color. Trim the ends of the tomatoes; coarsely chop to make them the same size as the peppers.

    4. Heat 1-1/2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the vegetables and increase the heat to high. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring often, until soft.

    5. Cut the chicken into 1-inch pieces. Heat the remaining oil in another large skillet. Add the chicken and cook 3 minutes on each side until it is cooked through. Add the chicken to the vegetables and cook 1 minute, adding salt and pepper to taste.

    Yield: Serves 4.


    Another Seder chicken recipe. Don’t worry about the alcohol, it evaporates during cooking.

    Chicken With Wine

    Yield 4 servings



    This is a staple in my house for Friday afternoon and Erev Yom Tov snacking, not only for diabetics. I just leave it on the counter to cool and it always disappears. From Suzy Fishbein’s cookbook, with minor tweaking.

    Cauliflower Popcorn

    2 heads cauliflower cut in florets or use 1-2 lbs frozen cauliflower

    1 tsp salt

    2 tsp sugar substitute, or to taste

    1 T olive oil

    Preheat oven to 450. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Combine next 7 ingredients in a bowl. Add cauliflower to bowl and toss. Place in a single layer over cookie sheet. Roast uncovered 30-35 minutes until starts turning a little brown and is tender. If it browns too quickly, lower oven. Toss during baking.


    Here’s a different salad, for a change. Very low carb.

    Hearts of Palm Salad

    1 can hearts of palm

    1 pint grape tomatoes

    1 avocado, can be omitted if you want to cut the fat & calories

    1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced

    Oil and vinegar (1/4 cup each)

    Salt and pepper

    sugar or substitute to taste

    Toss all together and refrigerate.


    wow! i left for a bit, but not too much has happened! the whole forum wasnt even on the screen yesterday! how is eveyone? getting ready for pesach?? my first pesach, i was soooo high! now i just bolus as i go along…what do you guys do for the wine-low carb/normal? does it even make a difference if we’re covering for it?


    Reb: I use 5% Malvasia wine diluted. I take 2 cups wine with 1 cup water, as per Rabbi Blumenkratz’s Pesach book. I’m doing this for years.


    Gr82bagrandma, i’m so glad you put all the recipes for Yos11.. i was hoping somebody would!! Yos11 – enjoy them! And happy baking!!

    Rebbitzen – you said it!! I wondered where you were gone 🙂 and how this forum is going from minutely to daily! Guess it’s just the erev pesach at all ends of the universe!

    Talking of those first pesach’s, when i was very little i was taking insulin twice daily, each shot was a short and long acting insulin which meant i couldn’t eat much sugary food and had to eat every 2.5 hours… Did any of you do that??? Anyhow, that meant i had to eat long lasting carb food b4 going to sleep. On pesach however there isn’t much such carbs (only years later i got wholewheat matzoh!) and ending up going low in the night and throwing a “hypo” (/fit) … any of you ever did that???? Thank G-d it hasn’t happened in all those years and if i get low in the night i (hope! i) would wake up!

    During seder i still use wholewheat matzoh (does it still make a difference?!) and kedem light grapejuice, i guess i’ll bolus 20 minutes b4. Before i used this grapejuice i always diluted it with water – the sugar would kick in way to quick with full cups..

    …So what do you all do????? Reb – you didn’t actually say what you do!!?


    Princess: The diluted wine has MUCH less carbs than the light grape juice. The lite grape juice has 12 gr carbs per 8 oz cup. The malvasia 6% has about 5-6 grams per 8 oz cup, before it’s diluted.


    hey dx3, do your kids or daughter? like the gluten free matzah? i only like the round shmura which is a fortune, but what can i do?!


    Reb- I tried to convince my daughter to try it but she wouldn’t touch it. She is scared to try new things. I have a hard time getting something that she likes that she can fill up on.


    allsgr8- i got the newsletter today and read ur articles! i give them an A+!!!! very nicely written!

    (just out of curiousity, who is Rochelle Zucker? you said that you wrote under a diff name but how did you come up with it?)


    thanks cofee!! Glad you enjoyed! Zucker is Yiddish for sugar so its just a play on words…it was actually my sister’s idea (or maybe my brother in law??!)As for “Rochelle” there’s a reason for that but I cant spill all my secrets here 🙂


    i have a second betweem the vacuming and scrubbing so i will write.

    sunday we were in manhattan for a research concering as new type of infusion set. it’s meant to be like a generic brand. it is compatible with the animas pump. it’s really flat on the body, and pretty easy to insert. it has a protective cover over the trigger so you wont insert it before you are ready. also it features the needle inside the “shooter” so that you dont really see the needle within the canula, and you wont by mistake prick yourself. one thing that was cool about it is that there is a spring inside the set (which is on the body) that if the canula ever comes out of the body it tells the pump that there is no delivery.

    it was fun being there, even for the kids, especially for the fact that there was a street fare right there.

    also i got my new pump today hurray, with a cgm!!!!!!!!!!!!


    allsgr8 – i got the FWD and i read the articles. they were very well written.

    i have one problem. what do i do if i dont like avacados. when i tried it i threw up. how am i going to get all that potassium. i guess i will have to eat 2 1/2 bananas a day! lol.


    dx3- lol! I actually used to really really not like avocados but after I tried it a couple of times the taste grew on me. try the recipe its really good maybe that’ll help 🙂 If you like broccoli that also has a lot of potassium, winter squash do too!

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