Post by bp2go on Mar 29, 2021 17:03:42 GMT -8
Your GL numbers sound great, so at this moment I would suggest to give some time to the BP. I can bore you to tears with my speech about how I handled that nurse's info. I had already read about the positive effect that eating BEETS can have on BP, so I started really eating lots of beets! Nothing special other than steamed beets I found in the produce section, but now easy to find at my local Trader Joe's. I started eating several a day, in less than a month my BP numbers were so low I called my doc to see if I was doing something wrong? My systolic was actually down to 100! She said I was fine.
I still eat beets and my BP is usually closer to 120+ now. Oh, I will mention that it is Nitric oxide that the beets bring to the party. Nitric oxide deserves some Google time. It won a few doctors a Nobel Prize in 1990 for finding how how important it is, after it had been ignored for way too long. Nitric oxide is a vasodilator, and you may think this is all joke when I add that this discovery led to the introduction of Viagra! You will find ads and products at big prices, but plain l'beetroot powder is easy to buy at Walmart, not expensive at all. But if you can find the beets at Trader Joe's, that is a great choice. PS: even canned beets are good for your BP. Google "Nitric oxide and blood pressure".
As for your GL: Sounds really good to me, I guess I think you are doing just fine. I will suggest that since you want to track any changes in GL levels, you ask the doc fora GL Meter. You might not get one if insurance gets to vote (you get one free with Medicare) but your random tests are maybe too infrequent for your answers? Of course you can buy one, but test strips are about $1 each. So testing once a week ought to be okay.
EDIT to add: I can suggest you visit you dad and ask to use HIS meter! It's all perfectly safe, you change the needle and use a new strip. Easy peasy.