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    So if you know you're making a batch of soup to...

    So if you know you're making a batch of soup to freeze, why not undercook the carrots and potatoes some so reheating finishes the job? It's not like you have to routinely heat vegetables to 140...
  2. Tradd has it right. The banking app comes from a...

    Tradd has it right. The banking app comes from a proven entity (your bank) and operates on your phone (which, to not get too technical, puts pretty much every app in its own sandbox so its...
  3. If Mom can't manage dialing the phone (which she...

    If Mom can't manage dialing the phone (which she has done for decades) and push a few more buttons to retrieve voicemail, IMHO texting on a tiny cell phone is out of the question. I would not attempt...
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    Any stirfry would fill that bill. Most of the...

    Any stirfry would fill that bill. Most of the cooking time is spent in prep, but that does not have to be onerous. Loaded baked potatoes could work, too, if you either microwave the potatoes or...
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    Tammy, this place needs a Like button... Thank...

    Tammy, this place needs a Like button... Thank you.
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    Oh, don't do that -- it drops the needle in her...

    Oh, don't do that -- it drops the needle in her "ketogenic is dangerous" groove, which segues into the "you can't sustain that diet" tune. >8) I tangled with my "diabetes educator" in the first hour...
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    165? :0!:help: A non-Olympic-athlete/-hard...

    165? :0!:help: A non-Olympic-athlete/-hard laborer only needs 25-30 grams of carbohydrates a day to provide the body's glucose needs -- and bodies in ketosis (n.b., not ketoacidosis) can create...
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    Hang in there, Geila. You are making a number of...

    Hang in there, Geila. You are making a number of changes at the same time, and it takes our bodies (and our minds) time to adapt to the new ways.

    Maybe your BG numbers are not where you want them...
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    Geila, metformin works pretty fast; you should...

    Geila, metformin works pretty fast; you should start seeing results in less than a week.

    As for being able to stay low-carb, I was kind of blessed with not having a sweet tooth from birth. I also...
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    This is key. Even if low-carb hasn't been enough...

    This is key. Even if low-carb hasn't been enough to bring your blood glucose down to acceptable levels, it still is lowering the dosage you need and holding off on the severe complications of the...
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    DW does this. It has something to do with Handoff...

    DW does this. It has something to do with Handoff and allowing calls to her iPhone "ringing" all of her iOS devices. Surprises even me whenever it happens.
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    THIS. I maintain a bunch of throwaway email...

    THIS.

    I maintain a bunch of throwaway email addresses because people either don't know (or, more likely, don't care) that they are exposing many other people's email addresses to others,...
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    That must have been quite a while ago. I have a...

    That must have been quite a while ago. I have a couple of email groups/mailing lists on my Mac and they've worked flawlessly -- some of them for years. They are driven off the Contacts app (used to...
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    I wouldn't bet next month's mortgage money that...

    I wouldn't bet next month's mortgage money that Excel will produce a perfect file ;), but it should provide a CSV that needs very little tweaking, if any. I think I can guide you through the export...
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    Tough to know what your options are without...

    Tough to know what your options are without knowing what mail service you're using, but we'll try.

    Just to get the quickie address out of the way, have you thought about keeping your list of...
  16. Welcome! Looking forward to hearing more about...

    Welcome! Looking forward to hearing more about your simple life!
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    They are. It's hard to keep increasing sales when...

    They are. It's hard to keep increasing sales when your customers buy from you only every 20 years or so...

    In fairness, though, appliances today also generally are much more efficient than the...
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    And better than smooth-top burners which don't...

    And better than smooth-top burners which don't work but nowhere near as good as burners that do work. Electric stoves pull 240V; portable cooktops do not. This will make a substantial difference in...
  19. I'm so sorry, corkym. Your husband's lifetime...

    I'm so sorry, corkym.

    Your husband's lifetime of achievements is not being thrown out as you dispose of items. Your marriage, the children you raised, the success you have had in life so far --...
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    Or two. Play up how heavy it is and it will be a...

    Or two. Play up how heavy it is and it will be a challenge. :D
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    One of the tweaks I've made to my cauliflower...

    One of the tweaks I've made to my cauliflower pizza crust recipe is putting the riced cauliflower in a clean towel for about 20-30 minutes to capture some of the moisture in it. It makes a notable...
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    I do it when I pay the bill. I figure that's when...

    I do it when I pay the bill. I figure that's when the money actually comes out of the wallet; before then I don't need to have it.
  23. Yes ... and no. If I had to be conversant in the...

    Yes ... and no. If I had to be conversant in the languages natively spoken by people I've contacted in long distance customer service, I would have to speak several localizations of Spanish,...
  24. Sadly, CathyA, that's everywhere, Medicare or no....

    Sadly, CathyA, that's everywhere, Medicare or no. That's also something that single-payer is not likely to fix, unfortunately.

    Don't memorize the formulary, either; it'll change next year. >8)
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    Interesting question with an involved answer....

    Interesting question with an involved answer. Some of the factors involved:

    - There are many ways to measure BG level -- fasting, after meals, etc. Different values can be expected at different...
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