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  • @truckerjim - Cronometer will only show you your potassium based on dietary intake. The more accurate your logging, the better indicator Cronometer will be in regards to micronutrients you need. However, this wont tell you where your body currently is or the effect your diet has on your bodys nutrient levels.

    High blood sugar for a period of time can lead to dehydration, which will deplete the body of potassium. This is one of many reasons to keep your blood sugar in check. Chances are, your potassium levels are fine, unless you have had high blood sugars for awhile. In any case, making sure youre staying hydrated is important for good body function anyway. if you're unsure about where you stand with your potassium, or any micronutrient, you should probably check with your doctor.

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    Tim

  • @truckerjim

    Those with diabetes do not need to worry about potassium unless there is any kidney disease present. In kidney disease, potassium can build up in the body so you actually need to limit your intake of dietary potassium. For this reason, I wouldn't supplement potassium unless you have a kidney screen done. Even then, I'd much rather someone meet their potassium needs through food vs. supplements.

    Kind regards,

    Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
    cronometer.com
    As always, any and all postings here are covered by our T&Cs:
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  • I can't seem to meet my potassium needs on Cronometer so I purchased and took a potassium pill this morning and now I am sick as dog but it could be the ragweed count which is high.

  • i think i might have already said this already here, but lite salt is 50/50 sodium/potassium chloride....molar weights are different between them..but they even have a entry for it in one of the db's now...

    I am an amateur. I've been using CRON-O-Meter for 10 years and counting, still learning.....

  • Stomach virus here or ragweed. Hope youse guys don't get it.

  • ITD? Internet Transmitted Disease, lol....not like were porn surfing here!

    sorry to hear about your illness though, get better.

    I am an amateur. I've been using CRON-O-Meter for 10 years and counting, still learning.....

  • Thanks bracconiere! It seems to go around when school starts. But it could be ragweed. Ragweed makes me very sick.

  • Damn kids! :)

    I am an amateur. I've been using CRON-O-Meter for 10 years and counting, still learning.....

  • I found some good advise on this post. Thank you.

  • Because of another health issue, my doctor recommended psyllium husk to ensure that I hit my fiber number. Most recommendations are for 25 to 30 grams a day.

    Im a little leary of beans and lentils as we are now learning there may be a link between absorption/synthesis of taurine in dogs. Granted not humans. Just mho.

  • The most success I have had in staving off my pre-diabetes was going with carb control. I currently limit carbs to <50 per day. Some might classify that as the KETO process. Sounds very difficult but really isn't. I stay on that for a month or two and then revert back to <100 carbs. I have since gone from a glucose range of 110-120 (fasting) to under 100 (fasting). Even 2 hour testing following a meal has gone from averages of 160-180 down to 120-130. Carb control really helps you focus in on better food choices.

    The light at the end of the tunnel is not another train!

  • @ConnieF

    It's always important to keep an open mind regarding nutrition but I'm always careful with animal studies since we know that animals don't metabolize food in the same way that humans do (case in point - dogs can't metabolize chocolates but no one seems too worried about avoiding chocolate haha!).

    Well-designed research has shown improved health outcomes with high intakes of beans and lentils. Granted, your body will need an adjust period as the fibre intake is very high and can cause intestinal discomfort when first added to the diet.

    Hope this helps!

    Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
    cronometer.com
    As always, any and all postings here are covered by our T&Cs:
    https://forums.cronometer.com/discussion/27/governing-terms-and-disclaimer

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