From: Earl Evleth on
On 1/02/10 21:53, in article Yc-dnacQZZq4ovrWnZ2dnUVZ7tRi4p2d(a),
"John Rennie" <john-rennie(a)> wrote:

> "Milk chocolate is sweet chocolate that additionally contains milk
> powder or condensed milk."

This household prefers bitter sweet. Not so cloyingly sweet.

From: Donna Evleth on

> From: Mxsmanic <mxsmanic(a)>
> Organization: Just Mxsmanic
> Newsgroups:,alt.activism.death-penalty
> Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2010 20:21:32 +0100
> Subject: Re: Dutch McDo's 'wrong' to fire worker over cheese slice...
> Donna Evleth writes:
>> That's what the doctor who prescribed the medicine told me, too. He was
>> wrong, at least for me. That is why he is no longer my doctor. The
>> specialist, whose name I managed after much effort to pry out of him, told
>> me that I probably will never need insulin. Since I am now 74, she may well
>> be right. I hope so. I don't even want to think about insulin.
> I suspect that most aspects of Syndrome X (obesity, hypertension, diabetes)
> can be fixed by lifestyle changes, but there's a huge tendency today to resort
> immediately to medication. It's true that lifestyle changes may take longer to
> work, but I don't think that 6-18 months of hypertension or hyperglycemia is
> going to kill the average person while he or she makes the lifestyle changes.

I am really the odd case, since I don't seem to have Syndrome X. I have
never even been overweight in my whole life, let alone obese, I did not have
hypertension at the time of diagnosis and still don't. Yet the doctors
diagnosed diabetes. Go figure. I will certainly agree about the rush to

Donna Evleth

From: Mxsmanic on
Earl Evleth writes:

> It that the category you place yourself for the future?

The future is very uncertain.
From: Mxsmanic on
Earl Evleth writes:

> This household prefers bitter sweet. Not so cloyingly sweet.

Some milk chocolates are sickly sweet, others are not. I rather like Poulain's
1870 milk chocolate, which is very rich and not excessively sweet.

Near the bottom of the list is Hershey's chocolate. I thought that tasted good
in the United States, but then I came to Europe and discovered how bad it was.
From: Mxsmanic on
Earl Evleth writes:

> If a diabetic gets a regular fasting value in the morning of 180
> that is dangerous and the end game is blindness, heart trouble
> and kidney failure. So diabeticsmonitor their intake, some foods
> will spike them others not.

Chronic hyperglycemia is dangerous in that it brings on many complications.
However, spikes in blood glucose are harmless as long as they aren't too
extreme, even in diabetics. A blood glucose of 180 mg/dl isn't going to cause
any problems if it's just temporary. There is evidence (last time I read about
this, years ago) that anything below 200 mg/dl is unlikely to cause much in
the way of complications (this from a study of Hopi Indians, as I recall--they
are extremely prone to type 2 diabetes).

> My brother died from kidney failure. Fortunately it
> is otherwise unknown in my family and I have no problems,
> yet.

Was his kidney failure caused by diabetes? If so, how long did he have
diabetes before the kidney failure caught up with him?