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Byetta again

This probably won't work for everyone and you really, really have to like strong flavors, but I managed to actually eat something and I don't feel miserable at all (which I did all day at work. Because nothing is less charming than being a professional cook while feeling nauseated and out of things.)

This is after "lunch" - an egg roll and half a bowl of matzo ball soup. Meaning half the broth and 1/4 the giant matzo ball. Note that normally, lunch is TWO egg rolls and a complete bowl of soup. But the soup stopped looking like food.

I had to shop for dinner anyway, so while I was there, I picked up a piece of gingerroot. When I got home, I peeled it and cut a thin slice, which I ate.

I actually like the taste of raw ginger, okay?

I feel normal. Actually NORMAL.

I'm going to take some slices of ginger to work with me tomorrow.

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That's why they say ginger ale is good for an upset stomach. It really does work for some reason. I don't know if other forms of ginger- like crystalized- would work, but you never know.

Crystallized is pure sugar, so it wouldn't work for me. I was looking for a ginger tea, which I know exists, but not where I was shopping.

Ummm....I know I've seen it but I can't remember where. Chinatown for sure. Probably places like Whole Foods or Dean & Delucia at least.

Lipton makes a Lemon-ginger, and I had a different brand on Shabbos at a friend's house. As I said, I know it exists.

yogi tea brand ginger tea is delicious and so tummy soothing.

I'll check other stores.

pills

i have ginger pills which are wonderful for that; you are welcome to some

Re: pills

You know. I wouldn't mind some. Although I really don't mind chomping on the fresh stuff.

Re: pills

I prefer the fresh stuff also (a close relative grows in Central Park) but the pills are easier to carry & store.

I LOVED the squash w/fresh ginger soup you made at Thanksgiving!

I'm glad to hear you're doing better with this! Thanks for keeping us posted.

First, I'm glad for *you* that you're not so miserable; I was sorry to hear how icky the Byetta originally made you feel! Second, I've been diagnosed with pre-diabetes myself, so I find this kind of thing more personally interesting than I used to, and I really appreciate your sharing your experiences.

I want to know that you're listening to your specialist, and trying to modify your diet and exercise. And, seriously - ask about Vitamin D.

I hope this helps people. :)

I want to know that you're listening to your specialist, and trying to modify your diet and exercise.

I am! I went from 5.9 in August (diagnosis) to 5.7 in December (follow-up appointment); the doctor was very happy. I also lost twenty pounds.

You're the first person who's mentioned Vitamin D! I drink a lot of milk, but I wear a lot of sunscreen. So I'll look into that - thank you!

That is MARVELOUS! Keep it up.

Ask your doctor to prescribe vitamin D pills. We're talking 10,000mg - huge.

There are a number of serious studies that say that Type II diabetes has some connection to vitamin D deficiency, which is endemic in the US. Milk and no sunscreen (bad idea) won't do it.