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  • StanToronto has replied to a post on the message board

    I am 75 years of age, and have been type II for 20 years. I first discovered elevated blood glucose when I was on an extended out-of-country tour, so I just bought some insulin, syringes and a glucometer, and started shooting up.I didn't have to change my life style nor eating preferences. I just went on enjoying life along with a shot of insulin every day. My 3 month blood glucose A!C always ranges from 5.8 to ...

    November 14 at 2:47 PM view post
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      I still celebrate Ethel's birthday every year, as well as our wedding anniversary. This month has been our 52nd anniversary.

      October 27 at 9:20 PM view post
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        Sorry kbat but there are are definite associations between agent orange and pancreatic cancer. There are definite connections between DDT, as well as a close associate of 2-4-D herbicide (I forget the exact designation).My wife died a couple years ago from PC at age 71. She was one of those health nuts who did everything right. but I remember her childhood accounts of spraying the apple orchard with DDT; and it was c...

        October 20 at 2:47 AM view post
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          Great news Jeff!!It nice to hear good news!! on a forum that so often contains only bad news.

          October 10 at 5:37 PM view post
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            Well, nutritional drinks like Ensure, provide a good source for balancing nutrition. You might also add things like protein powder to a glass of milk, As for fats, the only thing the nutritionist suggested was buttering bread on both sides.Finally, carrots are not going to extend your mom's life.  My advice would be to make her remaining months as enjoyable and as much fun as possible, including&n...

            October 09 at 2:49 AM view post
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              Swollen feet and lower limbs is consistent with symptoms indicating that the liver is starting to be compromised.Forget the carrot juice routine. As she loses weight, what she needs is lots of fats and protein. 

              October 09 at 1:32 AM view post
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                While Wipple is the only possible "cure" for pancreatic cancer, this is the worst kind of cancer that keeps returning, no matter what. Even with Wipple survivors, 86% experiencing recurrence. :-(As for lymph node involvement, it seems that it depends upon the lymph node. Invovement around the pancrease is not significant, but when it spreads to certain other areas, the prognosis might not be as good. 

                September 30 at 7:38 AM view post
                • StanToronto has replied to a post on the message board

                  Fasting glucose levels of 100 - 110 are about as perfect as you can get. 

                  September 13 at 12:21 PM view post
                  • StanToronto has replied to a post on the message board

                    Blood glucose readings of 113 are completely normal, and it is quite normal for glucose readings to range up to 160 after a meal. The most common type of adenocarcinoma pancreatic cancer has no effect on blood glucose levels, and the less common endocrine type of cancer located in the tail of pancrease shows no glucose symptoms until a very late stage.With rare exceptions the average age of getting pan...

                    September 13 at 3:22 AM view post
                    • StanToronto has replied to a post on the message board

                      On Sep 10, 2017 3:37 PM jeffmensch wrote: I am 51For their 50s, a PSA of 3.5 would be considered normal, but there are a lot of things that can raise PSA, like having sex three days before the test. But you really have to track the progress of PSA readings. If they double within a year, then you are going to have to monitor it closely. The first thing a urologist does is to test the strength and quantity of your...

                      September 10 at 5:30 PM view post
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                      About StanToronto

                      Caregiver
                      Pancreatic Cancer

                      Age 74: Caretaker for my wife of 50 years.

                      Dx pancreatic Cancer Aug 2014.

                      Caretaker no longer needed Jun 2015. :-(

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