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WHOOPS DISEASE- 7b6. Problems with Diabetes & ABNORMAL Sugars in Life

For insulin dependent diabetics the problems during WHOOPS DISEASE include abnormal sugar results & body actions that impact uses of insulin & diet actions.

As well as sugar issues that have abnormal results based on normal actions.

The normal life of waking and sleeping, eating and drinking, washing and more are all part of what an individual prepares and organizes into insulin uses with diabetes. For more than 40 years I’ve lived with the disease and for over 25 years have had the insulin pumps, and for over 15 years have functioned with sugar variation patterns on my insulin pumps. BUT additional weird issues and sugar situations with the Whoops Disease make it a lot harder to live normally.

Bathing/Showering

Previous to Whoops Disease there were NO sugar change issues with taking a bath. Yes I had to take care that my sugars were at correct levels with bathing, but nothing else. BUT over the last 10 years I’ve had variations of sugar changes with bathing & even showering AT TIMES. It’s likely because this disease is water related that the sugar variations happen with bathing and showering.

The body processes water as well as more, which means that when sugars are portioned into the body that variations in water amounts, like with Whoops can also shift sugar amounts because of the type of the disease and how water processing influences everything else. With bathing I’ve had sugar drops, so much so that in 3 cases I disconnected my insulin pump, for a 4 hour period while in the bath and only plugged it back in 3 hours later. That’s not normal at all.

And there’s the times where I take a shower for 20 minutes OR so starting with normal sugar levels, insulin disconnected, and get out of the shower with my sugar dropping low. This could be assigned to eating before showering, but this is not the case. So take care if you’re insulin dependent, bathing, showering, swimming, and other water activities with Whoops could cause dangers that are unexpected.

Waking

This is a more recent issue, having continued since about June and it’s getting worse all the time. It started doing this like every once every 3 days, but it graduated to once every 2 days, and now it’s doing it every day. I wake up, check my sugar normally, and go about the day. BUT if I consume milk, nutrition drinks with protein, or even eat protein my sugar goes up at least 80 beyond the amount of any carb in milk AND these issues last up to 3 hours beyond waking.

Today was an example:

  • A sugar check 3 hours before waking had my sugar at 116, it was fine and nothing was eaten until I woke.
  • After waking
    • First I had my initial mug of tea with about 1/3 of a cup of whole milk, which is normally equal to 5 carbs, but with it heated it’s generally a carb value of 2.5.
    • Then I had my 2nd mug of tea prepared the same way as the first mug.
    • While drinking the tea I had some venison sausage.
  • I just checked my sugar, the results were 205, that’s 5.40 units of insulin worth of a high.
    • I know it’s not the basal, the basal changes were tried previously with the post waking times and I had issues with lows on the next days because the basals were correct enough.
    • The milk carb total consumed was only an active 5 carbs. That equals 1 unit of correction insulin that could have been needed.
  • This means that 5.4 given minus the 1 means my sugar went up over 90 points with nothing but protein and dairy in my system to raise the sugars.
    • And for the next 2 to 3 hours any protein OR dairy I get will keep my sugar high.

This issues happens right after waking for the 2 to 3 hour time period…AS WELL AS when I’m doing stuff.

Sleeping & Activity

Normally with diabetes the basal, base, insulin rates are set higher for sleeping than for being awake. There are issues with that if you have a sit down at the computer job, because you’re not relaxed, but your body isn’t exercising, so it’s like watching a film OR television, your sugar basal levels are generally as high OR even higher than they are with sleeping.

BUT normally doing stuff helps your body utilize more carbs and allows your sugar levels to be lower.

BUT NOT WITH WHOOPS at these later stages!

For any activity my sugar levels are higher than normal, it’s odd because instead of lowering my basal temporarily, I have to raise it temporarily to keep my sugars level. I didn’t do that today, while it wasn’t a lot of activity, my sugar didn’t go down instead it went up tremendously, as shared above.

Last night I spent 3 hours preparing food and my sugar levels went up during the process of making. So instead of exercise and activity reducing insulin needs, it actually causes a rise in insulin needed for those time frames. This amount will vary by individuals. AND as is discussed in other articles about water weight and diabetes issues in 10 posts by me there are sensor use issues that make utilizing the continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) mostly useless with Whoops Disease. Which means you need to manually be keeping check of the sugars, the results, the insulin, uses and lots more. And I fail with this repeatedly.

Eating

Please note that types of food as well as type of food making processes vary the values of the food as well as the use measures for people. Parts of this is discussed in the 7a. post under the Hemorrhoid Issues heading because of discussing fiber foods & food values with processes.

PROTEINS causing need for insulin at least in the first 2 to 3 waking hours.

VEGETABLES like corn, maybe also lima beans, and other carb veggies not having the insulin need that they used to.

  • cooked potatoes=1.25 amount of carb now
  • cooked corn=0.5 amount of carb now
  • cooked black beans= 0.75 amount of carb now
  • cooked chili beans= 0.75 amount of carb now
  • cooked garbanzo beans= 1.25 amount of carb now
  • raw carrots= 0.25 amount of carb now
  • summer squash= 0 amount of carb and still is for me
  • zucchini= 0 amount of carb and still is for me
  • leaf greens= 0 carb, but always are no carb
  • peas= ?
  • winter squash= ?
  • lima beans= ?
  • Others= ?

Generally the starchiness in vegetables is less when they are not cooked while the fiber contents can be higher, the nutrition is also varied. So for raw squash, tomatoes, turnips, rutabagas, parsnips, garlic, corn, green type beans, and others I don’t take any insulin anyway…BUT the oddity of not taking insulin with carrots is weird.

FRUITS also have had varied insulin issues for me. There are always variations based on the ripeness/starchiness of the fruits as well as the sizes. This means that all fresh fruits always have insulin variations, BUT generally the canned fruits are ‘the same’ in accord with the carbs listed on the cans. But I’ve noted some variations with these also, but I do not take as many fruits as I do vegetables.

For the listings here I’m adding the info from the newer Calorie King book, which is not the newest, in my home PLUS I”m doing the math to show the size aspects with the fruits I normally get, because the insulin uses are based on me consuming those.

  • Avocados– Hass variety (Mexican)- Half cup, 2.5 oz= 6 carbs, BUT I need to take 1.5 times the amount, 9 carbs worth, because of the high protein content in this fruit.
  • Bananas
    • Green– 7″, 5oz. so 10 carbs normally, but with Whoops only 5 carbs are needed.
    • Good Yellow– 7″, 5oz. so 15 carbs normally, but with Whoops only 7 or 8 carbs are needed.
    • Brownish Yellow– 7″, 5oz. so 20 carbs normally, but with Whoops only 10 carbs are needed.
  • Apples
    • These vary but for 2 to 4 ounces I take 0 insulin, for a larger one I only take up to 8 carbs, depending on how sweet they are.
  • Grapes
    • cut insulin by 50%
  • Blueberries
    • cut insulin by 75%
  • Watermelon
    • cut insulin by 25%
  • Cherries
    • cut insulin by 75%
  • Strawberries
    • cut insulin by 50%
  • Others
    • Like the info above demonstrates the darker the color of the fruit the more cutting with Whoops Disease. BUT also, like with the bananas the less ripe the fruit is the more cutting that should be done normally.

So the fruit variations in carbs can cause low sugars with Whoops, but beyond Whoops the normal uses of insulin should return if an individual remains an insulin dependent diabetic.

Basal Changes

Normally in life there are basal patterns that can be mostly predicted based on lifestyles and patterns of daily living during those days of styles. BUT with Whoops my lifestyle has been consistent for most times of the year. The only variation was last spring, summer, and fall with the gardening.

Normal Basal Insulin Versus Whoops Insulin Basal Variations

BUT this means that in comparison there are issues in life because of the abnormality and amount of insulin changes that are so abnormal with Whoops. So let’s compare this last year for Rhapsodie and the normal variations in Basal for her with the Whoops Disease Basal Issues:

Normal Basal Pattern with Life Type

Were going to start with the spring gardening pattern, to the summer gardening pattern, the fall gardening pattern, the winter holiday pattern, then the later winter previous to spring patterns that are normal.

  • Work Basals
    • Early work day, to evening day work pattern
      • Basals are set with working times being lower than sleeping times, varying body functions, activities, and eating.
    • Late day start to mid morning work pattern
      • Basals are set with working times being lower than sleeping times, varying body functions, activities, and eating.
    • Early morning to mid night extra long work pattern
      • Basals are set with working times being lower than sleeping times, varying body functions, activities, and eating.
    • [Without gardening the work patterns also have the ‘weekend’ days/ non work days to calculate depending on the work schedules and their time frames. BUT  not with gardening…that work continues for months with variations because of work and growth cycles and works with the growth cycles. This pattern ends with a couple months of winter break, but with greenhouse work starting in February/March… it means the winter break from November into January is only a short time.]
  • Mid menstrual, ovulation, cycle, 24 hours of basals going up 15%.
  • Premenstrual into menstrual cycle pattern, up to 3 days with basals graduating
    • up 0.5 the 3rd day before,
    • 1.0 the 2nd day before,
    • 1.5 the day before, and
  • Menstrual cycle, 5 days total,
    • staying high through the period, then
  • Post menstrual
    • 1.0 basal drop for 24 hours the day after.
  • Normal
    • Sugar cycles back to normal patterns.

These pattern amounts allow a person on an insulin pump who has the normal cycles to setup up patterns with variations that are more normal and consistent for life. BUT that’s not the same with Whoops.

Whoops Disease Basal Pattern Issues with Life Types

Whoops disease basal patterns are so inconsistent, I barely get 2 days of the same basals, then I have to adjust things for many days, then get 1 or 2 days of no adjusting and then am back to rearranging my basals all over again. There have been so many patterns that I only at times have made records… copies are shared in multiple posts:

The information on the spreadsheet clips, shared on those posts was begun with a basal sheet setup that I have varied things for at least 182 days between 1 and 12 times a day this is ridiculous. At times because of using the Paradigm to allow me better control of my insulin without the innaccurate submariners fiddling with my basals and boluses on the 670g, I have just kept the pump in a single state and have made adjustments repeatedly. So using Excel have setup a listing that allows me to vary the ups and downs on page, then I can have that record as well as a copy that’s not erased for change uses.

This means that for 2020 I only have listings of variations for

  • 2020- March 4 days of Morning & Evening changes- that’s 8 sets with the 4 days of listed complete changes in basal list records.
  • 2020- April
    • 1 day of Morning & Evening changes- that’s 2 sets with the 1 day doing double records,
    • only 16 other days of multiple sets of changes recorded in basal list records
    • total of 17 days of recorded changes during April
  • 2020- May
    • total of 19 days of recorded changes during May
  • 2020- June
    • total of 1 day of recorded changes during June
      • Gardening and sleeping was most of my summer life.
  • 2020- July
    • total of 3 days of recorded changes during July
  • 2020- August
    • total of 0 days of recorded changes during August…too busy in real life to make recordings updates, but the variations were continuing…May is just an example of my life over the last years.
  • 2020- September
    • total of 2 days of recorded changes during September.

Instead of making up a brand new record now, I only do so when I have an issue with losing the records in the pump OR think of making an update from the Paradigm. While I was able to load the 670g I was doing the info records at least once a month, so I could copy the numbers onto the basal of that pump for the official records. BUT I’ve not been able to download the new setup from Minimed, and still can’t.

To Be Finished Soon!

And my poor little sensor with my 670g insulin pump is having trouble keeping up with my sugars which earlier tonight reading low, BUT my sugar tested 98% lower than the sensor readings with a count of 51 when the blood test is at 39. This means doing an all around basal lowerings all over again…yeehah more fun.  Because of body issues as well as Whoops there are many occasions where spending time on the computer adding info is too much for me to do, sorry…this also means there will be no improvement in my blogging style pertaining to frequency. But I’ll continue trying to share useful info for some of us.

Other Connecting Posts

Please beware they are grouped based on a style of topics.

Diabetic’s and Treatments

[Sorry posts still need dividing & completing for better online reading.]

Whoops Disease Info

Additional Connecting Information

Rhapsodie has written about these issues for multiple reasons:

1) To have a shared written record, that’s useful. 2) To provide info to others to assist them in planning to deal with the horrid medical system of the U.S. 3) To hopefully impact doctors & health carers to do more work than just using reports which may be false.

Pain ASSessment Inaccuracies & Health Issues

Rhapsodie’s Visual PAIN Diary- From September 2013 into April 2017

 Rhapsodie’s ideas to improve Medical ASSESSMENTS by doctors

PAIN Variables

 

WHOOPS DISEASE- 7b5b.- BMI Ignorance Versus Accurate Body Composition Treatments

Doctors who ignorantly use BMI ratings, body mass index ratings, based on weight without taking into account muscle, organs, water, bone density & size, ASSume that it’s fat gain. “BMI has many limitations and is a poor tracking tool for weight change because there’s no way to identify if changes in your weight are in fat or muscle. Predicting health or mortality using a single number such as BMI oversimplifies health risks and ignores important factors that contribute to positive health.”  (https://inbodyusa.com/general/what-is-body-composition/)

Not only do doctors ignorantly using BMI with people having WHOOPS DISEASE try to make you stop eating enough to stay alive, I’m barely getting 1,600 calories a day on average over the last year, and that amount is up from previous years which had been down to under 1000 calories a day. They inaccurately start adding to your medical files ‘overweight/fat/and more’ without taking the time to ask for body composition tests OR taking the time to do the test manually, or even doing the work to read your lists of food consumption, the lists of calorie counts, or more that you do to keep yourself alive.

Body composition tests do not have to be expensive, and doctors who took the time to ‘buy’ a cheap tool, learn to use it, and found ‘abnormal results’ with the body composition tests could get more accurate tests AND could be more accurate with their records. Since, “[b]ody composition is a method of breaking down the body into its core components: fat, protein, minerals, and body water. It describes your weight more accurately and provides a better glimpse into your overall health than traditional methods. Body composition analysis can accurately show changes in fat mass, muscle mass, and body fat percentage. ” (https://inbodyusa.com/general/what-is-body-composition/)

There are various tools that can be used for body composition measures. The methods should be based on the measurement system that can be done manually, like with fat measuring tools like calipers. I haven’t added the tape measure methods because with an abnormal water composition measure the tape measure calculations will be wrong.

Goal Body Fat Percentage [GBF%]

The measures of the tools are based on finding out how close or far from the desired Goal Body Fat Percentages, [GBF%], a person is. These rates are generally more activity altered BUT ratings can be based on more than age. Here are some links to some different sites with GBF%’s shared:

These were pulled from the linked site above, these are age related Body Fat Percentage ratings, but modified for more accuracy and better readability by me for sharing with you:

The body fat ‘ideals’ are of use in the body composition calculations. AND while some machines will do the work for you other systems and processes could need double checking so using these manual calculation options can be of great help with many machines. The start of the calculations below utilizes the skin caliper measures, but other systems can give you measures. The second part of the calculation uses the body fat ideas and factors like age to work from.

Body Composition Calculations

As you can see with the body composition tools the measurements may result with some tools in a total that can be used. BUT with other tools additional calculations are needed, like with the body calipers. First take the time to get the correct material for measuring. The skin caliper method use the layer of fat under the skin and pinches for a measure. To do this accurately practice sliding your skin around over the under layers, you’ll note that you are also gathering fat. This is the layer that gets pinched, not anything else, OR your measures are inaccurate. The location of the pinches are listed in the calculations below. The locations impact the gathering, BUT also does the amount of actual body fat that you have. The skinnier OR fatter you are, the less OR more fat that you have, the more difficult it will be to pinch an amount accurately without causing damage OR hurt to other areas.

Below are some of the bits of info pulled from the Determination of Body Composition PDF authored by uml.edu/campusrecreation/staff:

Determination of body composition from skinfold measurements is based on the fact that a
large proportion of total body fat is stored directly underneath the skin…Reasonably accurate prediction of % body fat from skinfolds therefore requires that the equation
used for a given person to have been developed using a similar subject population…In an attempt to remedy this problem, Jackson and Pollock and Jackson, Pollock, and Ward
have provided generalized equations that have been validated for various age groups and both athletic and non-athletic populations.

Skin Caliper Uses for Body Composition Measures

[First take the time to get the correct material for measuring. The skin caliper method use the layer of fat under the skin and pinches for a measure. To do this accurately practice sliding your skin around over the under layers, you’ll note that you are also gathering fat. This is the layer that gets pinched, not anything else, OR your measures are inaccurate. The location of the pinches are listed in the calculations below. The locations impact the gathering, BUT also does the amount of actual body fat that you have. The skinnier OR fatter you are, the less OR more fat that you have, the more difficult it will be to pinch an amount accurately without causing damage OR hurt to other areas.]

Where

  • x=sum of triceps, chest, and subscapular skinfolds (in mm) for men, and
    • the sum of triceps, suprailium, and abdominal skinfolds for women, and
  • y =age in years.
  • These equations are:
    • Men: D [Determination of body composition fat amounts]
      • =1.1125025-0.0013125(x) + 0.0000055(x2) – 0.000244(y)
    • Women: D [Determination of body composition fat amounts]
      • =1.089733-0.0009245(x) + 0.0000025(x2) – 0.0000979(y)

…Goal Body Fat Percentage and Target Weight
The following method can be used to determine goal body fat percentage (GBF%) and target weight (TW).
1. Multiply total body weight (TBW) by the body fat percentage (BF%) to determine fat weight (FW).

  • Step 1: TBW x BF%-FW
  1. Subtract FW from TBW
  • Step 2: TBW – FW=LBM [or FFM]
  1. The remaining weight is the fat free mass (FFM [or LBM])
    4. Determine an appropriate and reasonable GBF% [Goal Body Fat Percentage]
    5. Divide the LBM by the (1-GBF% [Goal Body Fat Percentage])
  • Step 3: LBM/(1-GBF%) = TW
  1. The answer will be the TBW at the predetermined GBF% [Goal Body Fat Percentage]
    7. Subtract the TW from the TBW to determine the amount of weight loss (WL) [OR Weight Gain (WG) required to achieve GBF%
  • Step 4: TBW – TW = WL

[Steps compiled]

  • Step 1: TBW x BF%-FW
  • Step 2: TBW – FW=LBM
  • Step 3: LBM/(1-GBF%) = TW
  • Step 4: TBW – TW = WL

Body Composition Measurement Tool Options

Some tools are cheap enough, they may not be as accurate as other tests, but they are way better than the BMI lies added to medical records. General tools search links:

There are various aspects of tools and values for users. So considering your needs, uses, and more can impact the better tools for you. In addition there are the issues with learning how to use the tools properly for the measures. Because a tool, like a scale that takes the body fat percentage, doesn’t mean it does the work in sharing the correct values with us and in some cases, since most the tools are setup for weight loss, there can be issues if a person has too little fat on their body.

Specific tools:

I’ve been to multiple sites looking for information including Walmart.com, Amazon.com, and others. One of the aspects I really appreciate is others comments/ratings on the items they have used. Their comments and more can really help me with my assessments. BUT the info often found requires time, so variations of needs and uses will impact each persons evaluations.

      • Display the correct resulting 6 seconds…After inputting your personal data, a measurement can be started by simply holding the grip electrodes and pressing the start button.
        • [Being handheld means that some individuals will have an easier time grasping it than standing. BUT because grips vary it can also mean various results will be gained at times with uses.]
      • Since the analyzer is built with a [9] person profile memory, each member of your family or team can track the success of their individual exercise routines
    • $14.49, No ratings at Walmart.com so far– This tool requires use on the 3 to 7 correct locations of the body, which vary for males and females, links about this above. AND as many people that can fit this can use it without messing up other ratings, each calculation setup is for each test by each individual. [This tool is different than other electronic calipers having a wider pinch mechanism which means less pain and damage for people.]
      • The calculations above describe more how to use this, but care is needed, because the pinch should only be the skin fat and skin, not the other body portions that are under layers in those zones where the pinching is being done.
    • $12.99- 5 Star rating from 1 person- Body Fat Caliper Handheld BMI Body Fat Measurement Device 
      • Made of ABS plastic material, more gentle to clip the skinfold than metal caliper…Electronic digital caliper, working buttons are illustrated with corresponding characters. Caliper can be used for measuring 0-50mm ranges of body fat accurately. Accurate, dependable and with good repeatability. 3 Volt battery not included.
  • Stand on, holds up to 400lbs- Beurer Body Fat Scale, BF221
    • $28.27- 4.5 out of 5 stars with 15 ratings at Walmart.com & 4.5 out of 5 stars with 232 ratings at amazon.com BODY ANALYZER: The Beurer BF221 gives you a full body analysis. The scale measures body weight, body fat, body water, muscle %, and bone muscle; 1 scale – 10 people. This smart scale has memory spaces for 10 people and automatically recognizes each user. Up to 400lb users… the scale features a large platform and extra-large illuminated LCD display…Place your scale on a hard and level surface. Place bare feet on the stainless steel electrodes/conductors on the sides of the scale. Within seconds, the conductors then send a safe and very low electrical current through the lower half of your body. This full analysis measures and determines your percentage of body fat, water weight and muscle mass.
      • Gatorboy- 2-22-20 comment– The setup was quick and easy. Note that the quick start guide shows how to set up user data in slightly wrong order, but the main manual is accurate…There is no app with this scale since it does not support Bluetooth.
        • [This is great for people that don’t want to fiddle with an additional device while using the scale. BUT this can be an issue if your doctors demand copies of the info that they will trust. While they may accept your personal records OFTEN they only believe digital info they think can’t be modified or changed.]
      • jim f- 2-21-16 comment– Every time you want to get I for other than your weight, you have to hit a button and wait about 10 seconds for the scale to prep.
      • Amazon customer- 2-26-20 comment– I really like this scale and bought it specifically to measure the amount of water weight I am carrying.
      • Amazon customer- 2-26-20 comment– The scale has great features, however, batteries need to be replaced every two-three weeks. [It uses-  3 x AAA batteries, which means that battery changes can be costly unless an individual removes the batteries when the scale isn’t in use. This will mean more battery in and out hassles, and it could also mean having to reprogram the device repeatedly.]
      • alvaro herrara, 1-8-2018– The muscle percentage calculation is one of my favorite features on this scale. It’s nice to see what my weight measures at, but it’s even better to see where that number is derived from in terms of, is it increasing because I’m lifting more? Or is it increasing because of my diet? It’s really helping me stay on track of my overall health and diet/food consumption. I’m not sure why it has taken me so long to make this purchase.
    • $49.99- 4 out of 5 stars at Omron.com & 4.4 out of 5 stars with 6,366 ratings at Amazon.com, $70– Body Composition Monitor and Scale measures 7 fitness indicators including
      • body fat percentage,
        • If you’re losing weight, tracking your body fat percentage lets you know you’re trimming the fat as opposed to losing other kinds of weight [which are healthy to maintain AND keep].
      • body mass index (BMI),
        • This indicator is calculated from your height and weight and [uses a charted measure for estimating the overall body fat by doctors, but a scale with the multiple measures like this can be way more accurate]. The higher the BMI, the greater the chance for possible health risks.
      • skeletal muscle,
      • resting metabolism,
        • Regardless of activity level, a minimum level of caloric intake is required to sustain your body’s everyday functions. Knowing your resting metabolism helps you plan your diet according to your weight loss or maintenance needs. [Care is needed with this also, because an amount of weight to lose OR gain should be planned and worked for with incrementally working towards goal amounts, so the body doesn’t shock itself and so you can mentally get into the groove of weight changing into a consistent way of living healthily.]
      • visceral fat,
      • body age and
        • This indicator is calculated using your weight, body fat percentage and skeletal muscle percentage. The resulting number reflects your body age in relation to your calendar age. You want to keep it lower [than calendar age] if possible.
      • body weight.
        • It may be an obvious fitness indicator, but body weight alone doesn’t tell you everything. Measuring your weight in conjunction with other readings gives you a clearer picture of what’s going on with your body.
    • This OMRON body composition monitor can be used by adults up to 330 pounds and 6.5 feet tall. It stores up to 180 days of data to track your progression over nearly 6 months and features a [4] person memory profile for the whole family to use… Accurately measures body fat percentage using proven bioelectrical impedance method…
        • Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is a commonly used method for estimating body composition, in particular body fat and muscle mass. In BIA, a weak electric current flows through the body and the voltage is measured in order to calculate impedance (resistance) of the body. Most body water is stored in muscle. Therefore, if a person is more muscular there is a high chance that the person will also have more body water, which leads to lower impedance.. BIA[1] actually determines the electrical impedance, or opposition to the flow of an electric current through body tissues which can then be used to estimate total body water (TBW), which can be used to estimate fat-free body mass and, by difference with body weight, body fat

Although the instruments are straightforward to use, careful attention to the method of use (as described by the manufacturer) should be given.[citation needed]

…Dehydration is a recognized factor affecting BIA measurements as it causes an increase in the body’s electrical resistance, so has been measured to cause a 5 kg underestimation of fat-free mass i.e. an overestimation of body fat.[4] [The reason is that with less water in the body the electrical resistance of tissues and body portions is higher than normal, which is estimated as body fat.

This also means that with higher body water amounts there is less electrical resistance, so this means that the body fat measures will be lower. Since it’s so abnormal to have a higher water mass amount that’s a reason for Whoops Disease that this is a good measurement when it gives body water amounts. BUT there can be machine problems because the devices aren’t able to read higher body water mass in some cases.]

Body fat measurements are lower when measurements are taken shortly after consumption of a meal, causing a variation between highest and lowest readings of body fat percentage taken throughout the day of up to 4.2% of body fat.[5]

Moderate exercise before BIA measurements lead to an overestimation of fat-free mass and an underestimation of body fat percentage due to reduced impedance.[6] For example, moderate intensity exercise for 90–120 minutes before BIA measurements causes nearly a 12 kg overestimation of fat-free mass, i.e. body fat is significantly underestimated.[7] Therefore, it is recommended not to perform BIA for several hours after moderate or high intensity exercise.[8]

BIA is considered reasonably accurate for measuring groups [of results], …for tracking body composition in an individual over a period of time, but is not considered sufficiently precise for recording of single measurements of individuals.[9][10]

…Two-electrode foot-to-foot measurement is less accurate than 4-electrode (feet, hands) and eight-electrode measurement. Results for some four- and eight-electrode instruments tested found poor limits of agreement and in some cases systematic bias in estimation of visceral fat percentage, but good accuracy in the prediction of resting energy expenditure (REE) when compared with more accurate whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA).[12]

The use of multiple frequencies in specific BIA devices that utilize eight electrodes has been found to have a 94% correlation method with DEXA when measuring body fat percentage. The correlation with DEXA is as high as 99% when measuring Lean Mass, if strict guidelines are adhered to.[13][14]

        • Bioelectrical impedance analysis (or BIA) is a simple and non-invasive test measuring how low-voltage electric currents circulate through the body with the help of electrodes… By measuring the voltage drop between source and receiver electrodes, BIA determines the resistance level of these tissues to the passage of the current.

A four-electrode configuration for BIA between the right arm and right leg. Called “impedance,” this

resistance (Z)

Resistance measured in fatty tissues. In fatty tissue, the resistance (or impedance, or “Z”) is high, and measured current flow (V) is low…

[Z] corresponds to the ratio of the voltage (V) measured between 2 points in contacts with the tissue,…

Resistance measured in fat-free tissues. In muscles or water, there is less opposition to the current flow, so the measured current (V) is higher and impedance is low…

on the

intensity (I) of the frequency to the current applied to this tissue.

The impedance calculation is then Z=V/I

    • [With the devices like Omron it is]…Recommended to take the measurement in the morning before exercise, eat, drink or take a shower…Omron’s Full Body Sensing takes measurements from both hands and feet [4 points] creating a more accurate reading by reducing the influence of water movement throughout your body…For optimum accuracy, use your body composition monitor [either] right after you wake up and at least 2 hours after each meal [or food intake. For more accurate measures.] Avoid taking measurements after exercising, drinking a large amount of water, or bathing. These may significantly alter your body composition readings. [Normal actions and activities shouldn’t bother the system readings, but odd OR abnormal actions can.…Plus] 4 AA batteries required …For more accurate BIA measurements the device used needs to use DSM-BIA technology
    • Omron device Comments at Amazon.com
      • Robert Mauro, 4-22-16– HOW TO USE:
        – Do not take out handle
        – Press the power button and release
        – Do not touch the machine until it is calibrated
        – Hit the profile number you want (1-4)
        – Remove handle and hold appropriately
        – Step on scale
        – Wait until all measurements complete
      • Adam, 9-9-15– The scale actually does factor in the weight of the handle according to where the handle is when you turn on the scale. For instance if the handle is clipped in when you turn it on it will read zero. In the same way if you would unclip and hang on to the handle, then turn it on, and place the handle back down on top of the scale, it will now read 1 pound. This is why the readings will be different if you weigh yourself first holding the handle then weigh yourself again just stepping on the scale it will show you a difference of 1 lb.
      • W.tom- 7-25-18…when my partner took the batteries out without replacing them for two weeks, all my history was deleted…
      • Don D.- 7-1-20…The battery life is good, power switch turns on quickly (located at front, beneath the edge, and the display is easy to read…
      • Keith- 3-20-14…I would very highly recommend this scale because it will let you see the day to day progress you are making. Physically, it is very difficult/impossible to see small changes day to day, but having this show the daily changes is very motivating that progress is being made even if you don’t see it…and I agree that there are many factors that go into your overall ‘health age’, so the value doesn’t really represent your health age, but it does represent your physical composition age…
      • Mike Ransom- 1-7-17… I measure the body fat percentage about once a we[e]k. I take that measurement before I take a shower and before eating or drinking anything as getting wet even after drying can change the results along with food in your stomach. I don’t know how accurate the body fat percentage is since I have not[h]ing to compare it to but I use it to more or less track a trend in rise or fall in the percentage. It is easy to use. I am able to turn it on with my foot with a switch on the front of it.
      • Ron- 6-25-19- Same measuremernt as the $6000 one at my Dr’s office.
      • Amazon Customer- 9-24-18– …The history feature for up to 4 sets is really complete and accurate. The indicators are everything you need to assess yourself in nutritional terms. I compared results with professional testings and they match by 95% I would say…
      • Randy M- 7-11-18…If you buy this, don’t skip over the instructions. To get all the measurements, you need to be barefoot, press power on, after it shows CAL and 0.00, press the desired person button 1-4. First time it will prompt for age, sex, and height. If you want to use the GUEST FEATURE (doesn’t save), wait for the CAL and 0.00 and press the top middle button…
      • Jamie W- 5-30-20– Definitely read the instructions and it measures 1/4 inches that gives more accuracy for measurements…
      • Mark Twain- 9-12-18– …when weighing yourself, turn the unit on, [if you] pick up the hand-held piece, but hold it so that the attached rope is slack. Otherwise, if you pull up on it while weighing, you will weigh lighter. Once the weight displays and blinks, you can hold it out in front of you to test the body fat, etc
      • Eliot Gable- 3-13-13– I bought this scale over a year ago…1) The scale provides accurate body weight results, as verified by my multiple visits to the doctor’s office…This scale had the exact same weight readings as each of the scales I stepped on in the various doctor’s offices,…2) The body fat percent and muscle percent measurements seem to be affected a lot by water and muscle glycogen content.
  • [The more water weight you have, the higher your muscle percent reading will be and the lower your body fat percent reading will be.
  • If you go on a diet and do lots of [exercising] it drains your muscle glycogen a little more each day and your fat percent reading increases with each day until you have used up all [excess] muscle glycogen. It took me about 8 lbs of weight loss (1 week at 10 miles per day and 1,000 calorie diet each day) before the readings leveled out. Once glycogen was depleted, the fat percentage stopped increasing. [It seems that the muscle glycogen, ‘food’, is read as fat until the muscle glycogen is not too high.]

In fact, based on my calorie deficit for the day and the difference between subsequent days of readings, the the fat percentage difference converted to lbs of fat lost exactly matched my calorie deficit for the prior day. Prior to hitting glycogen depletion, the readings were more sporadic and it would appear that I was gaining and losing as much as 2 – 4 lbs of fat between days. My wife also had a water submersion test done to determine body fat percent, which is the most accurate way to determine it. That test put her at 34% body fat while th[is] scale read 37.4%. That’s a difference of about 5 lbs of fat for her weight.

3) The scale takes measurements fairly quickly. 4) The original batteries are still working, but I only weigh myself once a day. 5) The body age number seems a bit wacky. I am 32, but it says my body age is 71. I have lost about 35 lbs so far, and my body age has dropped from 75 to 71. I still have another 60 lbs to lose to hit my ideal weight (15% body fat). However, I have lost 1/3 of the weight I needed to lose and the body age has only changed by 4 years. So, that means when I hit my ideal weight, it will probably still be saying I am 63. I walked 1400 miles last year. [This shows that the scale is measuring more than just the present ‘amounts’. A damaged, body composition aged body, will not repair as fast as you may exercise into better health rates. A person who stops smoking has to take years to have better health results from the damage done.]

6) The visceral fat reading has dropped from 15 to 14. I seem to be stuck at 14. 15 is the highest reading. Even after my initial 8 months on my weight loss program eating a very clean diet, and losing 30 lbs, it still only went from 15 to 14 and has stayed there. I am not too sure it is working correctly.  7) Overall, the scale is awesome, and it is way more accurate than I expected it to be with weight and body fat readings. However, I would like the ability to import the data into my computer for tracking. I currently manually enter it into a Google Docs spreadsheet for tracking and graphing progress.

      • Kristen- 8-17-12– I bought this after visiting a fitness resort and learning the importance of NOT using the number on the scale, but rather using measurements such as body fat percentage… I did have to follow the instructions to get it properly set up, as I wanted to use the recording system for myself to track my progress, but I think the instructions were easy to follow. This scale is VERY sensitive, though, so if you’re going to invest in it, just be sure to give it the care it needs, which is not difficult.

Other types of tools exist, the values and uses vary depending on how the tools work and what they are measuring. As we’ve shared above there are various ways that the measurements can be found, but at times the ability to get the individual numbers can be the best for individuals because they can do the calculations without needing to rely on the machine OR even as tests for the machine result accuracy with the calculated readings.

Other Connecting Posts

Please beware they are grouped based on a style of topics.

Diabetic’s and Treatments

[Sorry posts still need dividing & completing for better online reading.]

Whoops Disease Info

Additional Connecting Information

Rhapsodie has written about these issues for multiple reasons:

1) To have a shared written record, that’s useful. 2) To provide info to others to assist them in planning to deal with the horrid medical system of the U.S. 3) To hopefully impact doctors & health carers to do more work than just using reports which may be false.

Pain ASSessment Inaccuracies & Health Issues

Rhapsodie’s Visual PAIN Diary- From September 2013 into April 2017

 Rhapsodie’s ideas to improve Medical ASSESSMENTS by doctors

PAIN Variables

 

WHOOPS DISEASE-8. Dryness Issues & Self Treatment Actions

These issues grow as time goes on and the ‘microscopic organisms multiply’. In addition the amount of effort that’s gone into personal health maintenance including:

  • drinking enough,
  • modifying and adjusting humidity better,
  • bathing,
  • using lotions,
  • moisturizing eye care,
  • moisturizing hair care, and
  • more

will have huge impact on the dryness issues being lived through.

I live in an atmosphere that’s really dry a long portion of the year, in my home the humidity level from about October through April is under 20%. That’s a great level for reducing mold and bug issues, but it’s a really dry atmosphere. This has meant that living in a dryer environment has meant taking the time to figure out ways to make the air easier to breathe and less dry.

Treatments against Dryness

As we mentioned above the dry air causes additional issues with a body that’s suffering dryness. Treatments can be practical, but they may not be cheap, this is depending spaces and needs by users with spaces. In additional person dryness care varies with our actions through the disease.

Reduce Dry Air in the Environment

Because of the super low humidity in the home I suffer dry air breathing issues if I don’t have a water source humidifying the air in my areas. While this means I’m adding more water which will increase the Whoops organisms growth potentials, I have a really hard time with my throat feeling like a scrub brush is being used on it every time I breathe. The humidity in the house with a humidifier next to me, a pan of water near the stove, a dish of water out, and a tub of water in the kitchen sink is still less than 20%.

In house plants

While the plants don’t humidify the air a lot, they allow watering AND do release moisture with their air cycling works. In addition the natural plant air is likely more reduced in issues that help Whoops Disease, because the fresh air varies the possible issues that could come from not being clean & fresh.

Humidifier(s)

These come in various types and sizes. Larger sizes and smaller sizes often have replacement filters, cleaning methods, and more. BUT the prices for the devices vary, the locations for possible uses vary, the amount of water with uses varies, the care for them varies, and the water potentials with them vary. Here are some links to search locations for humidifiers:

Larger ones

Smaller ones

Boiling pots of water

This method is generally better with a larger pan, because the boiling even simmering will dry out water from the pan pretty fast. This will humidify the air some, it’s more than nothing.

  • If you boil out 2 gallons of water, 8 quarts, it means that you have that amount of moisture put into the air.

Other pots/buckets/pans/tubs with water

These can be placed in locations that work for you. In some cases like with floor, or wall heating vents, or even heater stands it could be adding water pots OR tubs near those areas can allow more moisture to be added from evaporation.

Wet towels OR cloths

While you may not have a large space it can be that if there are available hangers & hooks OR even rods, wetted towels OR cloths can be hung to add moisture into the air where those are placed.

  • Care is needed because the hanging wetted thing may cause damage if the location OR items near the location are bothered by the wetted instrument.

Fan around water dish with a cloth

I don’t run a humidifier in my bedroom, but with sleeping in the dry atmosphere I need the moisture to keep my throat from hurting as much. So instead of fiddling to bring a humidifier into the bedroom I’ve made another option that works great AND is a lot quieter.

  • The fan over the dampened cloth that has one side in a dish of water and the other side on a raised platform which allows the fan to blow over the cloth and spread moisture. The issues can be drips that cause damage to furniture, but a plastic layer under this setup can assist in reducing that issue. The dish, fan, cloth are able to be of any preferred style, the tray shown is upside down to lift the wetted cloth closer to the fan.

The humidifying options help the breathing a lot, BUT so does the work to drink a lot each day. Days with drinking less than a gallon a day result in dryer and itchier skin, dryer eyes, and harder breathing, so making sure to drink enough is a huge value for reducing dryness issues.

Personal Dryness Treatments For

My personal treatments for the body are mostly successful, and they aren’t too expensive in most cases either. These treatments aren’t needed too much because of the fluids ingested daily. But just recently I had a couple of days of burning dry skin. After showering and drying taking the time to rub my skin resulted in flaking that’s normally seen after a sunburn.

Dry body

Treatment for the dry body begins with taking in enough moisture regularly. In addition the lotions OR creams that are used should enhance moisture with the skin. It’s amazing but recently I found a great dry skin treatment.

Aloe gel with some added liquid colloidal silver & glycerin:This was purchased by me during the summer when it was available, then I used some of my colloidal silver concentrate AND glycerin to help this be a better moisturizing solution. After the flaking skin, I used this on my limbs and shoulders. It’s been 2 days since that now, and my skin is still not flaking after that treatment neither is it burning like it was previous to the treatment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dry Underarms & Belly Button

The dry flakiness at my belly button and underarms is gone with the use of Bag Balm after every single shower OR bath.

Dry scalp

I haven’t found a way to stop my scalp from flaking with tons of dandruff right after a hair wash, it’s possible I can try my allow solution in my hair care post conditioning also. The dry scalp and flaky itching is reduced for me because I wash my hair only when absolutely needed. It assists in helping me to avoid itchy scalp.

Dry mouth/throat

For my dry mouth and throat drinking lots of tea with added milk really helps. The milk alone helps also, but it’s gone to fast and it’s super expensive, so adding milk to the tea really helps. My Traumeel may increase saliva flow, which can possibly also assist in reducing my dry mouth issues. Two aspects that really helps on top of drinking large amounts with milk is that I brush my tongue when cleaning my teeth, AND I do not drink sugar fluids.

The sugary fluids cause ‘mouth’ food processing at enhanced rates and this also drys my mouth a lot.

Dry lips

I’ve made a lip balm mix using vitamin E balm, glycerin, a bit of tea tree oil & iodine which act as a disinfectant and taste bad which keeps me from licking my lips. In addition I at times add a bit of bag balm, vaseline, and some cocoa butter balm. This solution has shifted and varied a lot over time, some of the ingredients originally gotten aren’t available any more at a price I want to spend. The addition of the glycerin assists in keeping the balm as a moisturizing agent while it’s on my lips instead of a drying agent.

Dry face

At times my face is drying abnormally, but the addition of the glycerin to my face cream has reduced the dryness issues a lot. In addition I make sure to add the lotion right after rinsing and patting dry my skin. BUT I’m still tremendously wrinkled.

Dry ears

My ears are dry outside AND super moist inside. This means various treatments.

Inside ears

Inside my ears the moisture and masses of skin cause a needed scraping cleaning issue daily. At times recently I’ve also had a whitish puss like remains. That can be what adds to the dry flaky remains that are scraped out daily.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ears are generally dug into with my fingers before I remember to pull out my tools. The tools are safer for my ears and can be disinfected. The amount of mass shown on the towel is what my fingers had as well as what the scrapers helped me get in this use.

Outside ears

My outside ears between my inner ear hollow and outer rim get really dry, I use the Bag Balm on that also each time I wash my hair OR take a shower, but at times I need to add more because of the flakiness issues.

Dry eyes

As discussed previously I use the equate brand multi purpose solution, which allows thorough moisturizing infrequently versus other solutions that require frequent applications.

Dry hands

While the skin on my hands is also dry drinking enough generally keeps them moist enough. I don’t add additional lotion most of the time until I moisturize my feet before going to sleep. BUT I’ve found that in some cases the addition of the Bag Balm to dry areas, like under my arms OR at my belly button leaves enough excess I can add it to my hands.

While my hands are swollen, dry, and more I’m avoiding a lot of issues because of drinking enough. BUT in addition to that when I get a hangnail, OR another hand wound taking the time to add a bit of superglue allows the healing with less damage. The Gorilla brand superglue, I’ve not tried the gel, lasts up to 6 OR 8 hours with use on my hands, it lasts about 24 to 30 hours in use elsewhere for injuries both larger AND smaller.

Dry feet

I’ve mixed a variation of lotions and cream, my base is the Udderly Smooth which is unscented and allows the addition of the ‘oilier/ heavier’ moisturizing materials like the face creams, vitamin E oil, and non oily aloe juice and glycerin to feel right for uses on my feet nightly right before bed.

With all of these treatments there has been a bunch of experimenting and trials until I find ‘it’ working correctly. The Gold Bond Ultimate- Diabetics’ Dry Skin Relief– lotion is really good, but I like more moisturizing at less cost, so my fiddling is done enough to supply me with useful solutions that work right while not being as costly at one time.

Dryness issues are likely to increase more as time goes on, they have already, it may also be that with Whoops Treatment the issues will continue OR stretch for some time also.

Other Connecting Posts

Diabetic’s and Treatments

Whoops Disease Info

Additional Connecting Information

Rhapsodie has written about these issues for multiple reasons:

1) To have a shared written record, that’s useful. 2) To provide info to others to assist them in planning to deal with the horrid medical system of the U.S. 3) To hopefully impact doctors & health carers to do more work than just using reports which may be false.

Pain ASSessment Inaccuracies & Health Issues

Rhapsodie’s Visual PAIN Diary- From September 2013 into April 2017

 Rhapsodie’s ideas to improve Medical ASSESSMENTS by doctors

PAIN Variables

WHOOPS DISEASE- 11. Life Beyond Whoops Disease Medical Treatments

We haven’t gotten to this stage of Whoops Disease yet, but it can be that you guys might need additional follow up information beyond the treatment issues previously mentioned. The medical treatment posts are likely to run in a series similar to the diabetic aspect posts. We may add some videos, but I’ll try to avoid as many as possible, because internet in the boonies costs a lot of money. Unless you have signal then you are paying for service all the time.

Other Connecting Posts

Diabetic’s and Treatments

Whoops Disease Info

Additional Connecting Information

Rhapsodie has written about these issues for multiple reasons:

1) To have a shared written record, that’s useful. 2) To provide info to others to assist them in planning to deal with the horrid medical system of the U.S. 3) To hopefully impact doctors & health carers to do more work than just using reports which may be false.

Pain ASSessment Inaccuracies & Health Issues

Rhapsodie’s Visual PAIN Diary- From September 2013 into April 2017

 Rhapsodie’s ideas to improve Medical ASSESSMENTS by doctors

PAIN Variables

WHOOPS DISEASE-7c1. A Possible Cure for Type 1 Diabetes fighting False Whoops Disease Issues

Because of all the medical variables with Whoops Disease, it’s really easy for doctors to assume other problems and issues. AND if you’re not keeping an accurate record for yourself, it means that you like me could be suffering believing the doctors know what they are talking about. BUT after you start making your own records, don’t expect the doctors to believe you, they will base their estimations on their assumptions and previous records.

So keep your Own Records to Assist you In Protecting Your Health

There are many aspects to this work. Including:

  • Medicine Records,
  • Natural treatment records,
  • Fluid consumption records,
  • Pee records,
  • Calorie records, with other variables as desired OR needed,
  • Personal Mood/Feeling Records
  • Temperature & Fever Issues
  • Yelling & Screaming Issues

Medicine Record Variations from Normal

Rhapsodie from 2013 into 2014 didn’t take the Thyroid medication. After taking it again in 2015 the prescription from before was kept EXACTLY the same, there were no medicine changes and Rhapsodie is taking the EXACT same amount now. This is a sign of the Whoops Disease, with the exact prescription maximized by non-users previous to problem of 1.25 for females not taking depression medications. Also for females previously taking thyroid medications the amounts only go up OR down to 2.5 not anymore OR any less. After treatment this should normalize, but I’m not sure at what speed.

Fluid intake Records & Pee Records

The great intake of water to keep up the needs of the body, for Rhapsodie a proven 1.25 to 1.5 gallons of fluid daily, reduce the size of the stomach’s intake of food, this when fluid intake is good to keep the body moisture levels accurate, so no inaccuracies in blood tests BUT the results have similar aspects to some starvation issues Rhapsodie lived. This also means that others need to keep track of their eating and amounts of that with Whoops Disease. While drinking fluids like water often add a fullness to a stomach, with Whoops Disease they are filling and nothing else seems to be wanted.

Pee amounts aren’t done all the time, just using an empty gallon jug a couple of times has proven I’m peeing only about ½ of what I’m drinking. BUT fluids go out in other ways also. But this also varies with types of fluids, types of activities and durations, types of environments, types of moods/events/and other impact actions and stresses for the body, and variations in aspects of environment like humidity. When I have a sweating low with my sugar I can lose enough water to soak my mattress, or at least my sheets.

Calorie Intake Records

I’ve suffered from not consuming enough, and the calorie intake measured from 2013 to 2015 went up from around 900 calories a day to almost 1,250…those years of starvation previous to my calorie measures were super bad. During the timeframe of my starvation broken bones happened, which has meant that the doctors should have found the injuries, but being stress fractures, inaccurate X-ray reading, Whoops Disease water beneath the skin, inaccurate BMI weight assessments instead of accurate body composition measures, and bad communication additional problems have grown. This includes issues from limited abilities to exercise, needs for pain fighters and avoiding the narcotics doctors ignorantly keep prescribing. The starvation notes by Rhapsodie are kept in her MEDICAL folders.

Keeping a record of calorie intake isn’t hard to do, BUT I also try to make sure to have balanced diet as a norm. This has meant preparing all my hot drinks with whole milk, so I get enough calories of protein and fat daily while still getting all the fluids Whoops causes me to want. The daily list helps me to continue to consume at least 3 servings of fruits and veggies daily, even though they take a lot of stomach space, digestion time, and leave me to full to consume many other calories. BUT they are full of fiber if veggies and are way healthier than other foods.

The calorie papers I have kept get put into my 2012- 2021 Food Calories of Rhapsodie Excel spreadsheet which is prepared to take the daily counts and average those by amounts per week, month, 4 months, and year as daily amounts. So when I tell you that my recent average per day is up to 1611 calories per day, the number is from the 4 month daily average. This means it’s a running calorie average, not a day of amount OR a week of  average OR a month of amounts. For 2020 my daily average of calories came to 1570 calories per day. This is in no way a way to be fat, and while I’m not starving anymore, the fractured bones are still suffering the times of starvation.

For others this means taking care to make sure to keep accurate food consumption records in order to avoid starvation and issues that can result from that.

Symptom & Treatment Records

I’ve tried to add the symptoms and treatments used by me here in this blog, but I’m sure that more is happening with other people because more has happened with my mom, my dad, and my husband. This means various life actions as well as ages and sexes can shift the symptoms in various ways. Types of treatment through this blog are mostly natural, BUT I’ve also been having the issues with the broken bones. My treatments have gone way more natural because of multitudes of reasons as well as many useful options available for me AND for you…

Personal Mood/Feeling Records

Our health issues and our times in life impact our feelings and moods. So does the weather, our comfort, and the aspects of life that bother us and help us feel better. Understanding ourselves and our tolerance for problems and issues as well as our willingness to care for others and ways to do so through issues is a big help for all of us. In addition with Whoops Disease patterns could be located that can assist health care people AND our families to understand more about what we may be having issues with when. Some of this is impacted by sugar levels, temperature & fever issues, fluid intake aspects, bathing aspects, sleep aspects, and also medicines we may be taking OR on.

  • For me, Rhapsodie, high sugar makes me feel stretched out of my skin, all my limbs feel slightly, only slightly tight. Also I desire food and drink way more than when my sugar is normal or low, at least with Whoops.
  • Temperature & Fever Issues, like every 3 to 6 days, now, I have a temperature cycle from high to chill…This has been going on for the last three years, BUT it’s getting more and more frequent. When my temp is high I’m super thirsty, and I’m also less patient with others around me. In addition the higher temperatures seem to go away when I sleep AND reappear only when I’m awake.
  • Fluid is necessary with Whoops, tremendous amounts of it, if my sugar is higher I try to drink only clear fluids, but the milky tea is the only thing that soothes my throat when it hurts without additional medications.
  • I’m so much more calm and relaxed if I can get a good soak, 4-8 hours once a week. That hasn’t happened for months because of hot water issues, so I’m also not sleeping as well which also adds to harsher and less patient moods. Which sometimes end up in frustration and meanness towards the air around me.
  • For me, I generally sleep when I’m tired enough not to stay awake if I’m in the middle of something. BUT if I’m not involved in something, I may sleep and go back to sleep, because sleep is super important.
    • My tiredness is huge with the injuries, the first day after fracturing my right calf I conked out for 13 hours straight. That week I missed a day of classes, and did no homework that weekend for the first time since college began…for months I suffered lots of sleeping and very little energy. I didn’t work a single day that year of classes, not like the previous years and I had a lot fewer than the previous years also. I was just too tired all of the time. I struggled to get projects & papers done repeatedly and it was my senior year in college. It would have helped if I’d realized the injury then, I never remembered the cracking break sound till the summer of 2014 after the fracture in the fall of 2013, which remains undiagnosed to this day.
  • Medicines & more we take can alter moods tremendously.
    • Gabapentin was a pain killer I stopped taking after 4 days…it made me tired, moody, mean, grumpy, and super gassy.
    • Kava Kava, is a mood calmer.
    • Humalog insulin also calmed my mood versus the beef & pork insulin taken previously.
    • Fluoride is also a mood calmer.
  • Mood boosters
    • Sunshine, good old fun days in the sun with the vitamin D can really pick up a person, only 15 minutes a day is needed for enough D to be enough for the whole day.
    • Adrenalin, which comes from exercise, also improves moods, adds ‘pepp’ to the step, and helps people feel ‘a bit sunnier’.

Temperature & Fever Issues

With higher temperatures my skin and body, mostly face, throat, and neck feel like 10 times hotter and more stretched than with high sugar. The oddity about the Whoops fevers is that they seem to work their way up. Starting in the thighs through the head, and finally ending nearer the top of the head with a headache days OR hours later depending on the time frame of the pattern. Unlike being sick fevers that run from the toes to the head, the Whoops fevers seem more upper body for me.

Normal temperature feelings are like abnormal for me now, but I’ve had a couple of days this last year when I’m just feeling ‘good’, and with checking my temperature I’m at 97.7 OR 97.8, right almost at my normal temperatures of 97.6 to 97.7 which have been normal since about 5 years of age. I run a lower than normal average, so does my dad, grandma, aunts, and maybe also my uncle…it seems to be a family trait.

Yelling & Screaming Issues

My ‘days of yells’ upsets are mostly Fridays and Saturdays every 2 weeks, my husbands are every Saturday and Sunday every 3 weeks. While spread a bit they are still issues for all of us because we are usually yelling toward each other unless we recognize the pattern and yell to the air as much as possible.

Keeping our own records can really help us help ourselves and others we spend time with if we also note that we have Whoops disease. What I’ve found with all these issues is that my patterns are weirdly ‘ordered’.

Other Connecting Posts

Diabetic’s and Treatments

Whoops Disease Info

Additional Connecting Information

Rhapsodie has written about these issues for multiple reasons:

1) To have a shared written record, that’s useful. 2) To provide info to others to assist them in planning to deal with the horrid medical system of the U.S. 3) To hopefully impact doctors & health carers to do more work than just using reports which may be false.

Pain ASSessment Inaccuracies & Health Issues

Rhapsodie’s Visual PAIN Diary- From September 2013 into April 2017

 Rhapsodie’s ideas to improve Medical ASSESSMENTS by doctors

PAIN Variables

#2- About Bible Notes from Rhapsodie

For this post INTO upcoming posts

These notes are being added here because plans are to read through my new chronological Bible’s  that I may get including the one mentioned previously. This is being done with the notes of my thinking being added, so that readers of my posts can see things if they want.

Please remember this is only based on how I think on these things; others have thoughts and feelings on scriptures and interpretations of what they read and that’s fine, for all of us we should take care because none of us is God. “Do not interpretations belong to God,” the words of Joseph to the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, before he was out of prison and made a great man in Egypt are reasons we shouldn’t preach about our interpretations unless those are facts. (Genesis 40:8)

My Reasoning

Rhapsodie, years ago

God’s Love Shown

My Reasoning is NOT God’s, while I talk to God and try to listen I know I’ve failed many times to do this as was as God had willed. It brings me to tears, but I hope others can learn that listening to God is more difficult as well as more easy than following the commands of people, including ourselves.

For example the words above were right out of the Bible, not my own. As well as the examples that people in the Bible lived at different times and were living in different circumstances which could shift how the reading impacts what we read and learn AND are examples of reasons for what I share.

My reading of the chronological Bibles is being done because it’s a new format that I think will assist me in understanding the time of statements and comments better. More information is shared about what I’m reading now in the 1st post of this series. This should mean I will also find these shares more pertinent if I also have some historical and understanding of the times and people being shared with.

Postings By Me Are Inconsistent

Please note that I am not a consistently regular poster, this means that infrequently there will be

  • the daily comments posted,
  • at other times I will a scheduling of multiples to share, while
  • most frequently there will be gaps in the shares.

For me with the Biblical postings, like any postings involve a lot of work. This is because every post involves time, energy, effort, and additional care and effort with the preparations because these are publicly shared announcements about me and who I am.

Problems with Consistently Sharing Posts

There are multiple problems to consistent shares, there are some options for avoiding these hassles, but you need to be consistent even if it’s only an infrequent consistency. For the Bible shares with daily reading of the Bible I’m anticipating that readers will also hope to get more frequent shares.

My Problems with Posting very Often

There is the situation that I’m just not on the internet OR even my computer as often as many others are. Plus, I try to post well, this means that sharing regularly adds work to the sharing. For in this case there are the initial work shares, followed by the upload shares, and the communication works beyond the sharing.

INITIAL WORKS TO SHARE

Because I want to share with many, taking the time for these efforts help the works to be useful as well as readable by others.

  • Starting in this work with me reading the Bible,
  • then use my reading to make notes if there is anything I think on commenting about.
  • Plus the extra work at times doing some research for adding additional ‘facts’.
  • Then there are the times I add info from research that takes time to add into the sharing.
  • Additionally there’s the jobs of
    • writing (a.),
      • it’s easier to do when you have something to say, but when you’re language skills are minimal there’s more work.
        • There’s still a lot of work, so readers are getting more than a lot of empty words.
    • editing the writing (a.), and
      • “This is 2/3rds of the work and time for writing,” A. Constantine.
    • image works (a.)

for online sharing, oops…I don’t have an example here yet, but here’s my work process…

      • Make your image,
        • which can be photos modified for sharing, drawings, sketches, computer graphics, and more before doing the posting work which includes another process action plan and work with doing that.
      • go into your image program,
        • yes you can take a photo with your camera and upload it, BUT you still should check the sharing based on the sizing of what it is, so work is needed…
        • (other programs differ, but I go into Word because I make large pixel images which means that my originals are HUUuuge.)
      • Shift the image option so that you can share it online with details BUT with less pixels than the original image which makes uploading, downloading, and sharing more of an option for more people.
        • (Your program shifts how this works, I use Microsoft Effects compression option.)
      • Save this for the users to know what it is about in a way that separates it from the original if you don’t want the original shrunk less usefully with future sharing,…(continues with more use info below).
      • At times I add this into the written information already made, but there are writing shifts that can mean this isn’t the best at all times.
        • If I load the image(s) into the offline writing, then later I’ll still need to follow the online processes below. BUT the prefit locations will display as image spaces with nothing added in some cases with the uploads copied and pasted.

INTO BEING SHARED WORKS

Nothing is done really fast even if it’s found & read in a few minutes, in fact even if the info is prewritten then copied onto the sharing site additional share modifications may be necessary for readers to appreciate the reading more. Some of you are reading this thinking, I don’t need to do that, do I? Some people share differently than others, the work I do is done, so that if I die OR live the work that is done shares me well. Because I want to share with many, these extra efforts are taken so the works being shared can be easier for others to connect into.

Plus these carry my name and reputation forward, which means that care taken with the sharing and how it’s shared influences not just you, BUT also me and how you think about me.

  • The repetition of the jobs above, may only be done once, but with my work I like to keep a record of my previous writing, and it’s less costly to our internet to pre-write on paper then load the info online. This means the additional jobs for the type of sharing and the desired readers for what is being shared:
    • Rewriting OR writing (b.),
      • Often people will do writing online, while that’s okay in many cases, but my family pay for every gigabyte of internet we use.
        • While typing online only feels like typing into a document format, it generally is a process taking more internet, similar to online chatting, because every word I type onto the blog/website takes internet signal.
      • this is done with the online sharing at WordPress.com, Blogger.com, and other online sharing that involves ordering material online in ways that make the flow different than if it’s being read on paper.
        • This can involve multiple things OR only some things:
          • Rearranging sentences so less page space between written sections is there,
          • Putting in headings to segment the info for better online association with the info placements on the pages.
            • Originally for this paper there was no segmenting within this whole copy & paste section, BUT for this share I’ve added over 3 headings so far.
            • Plus there will be the work of reordering the paragraphs for shorter reading sections. Instead of the college OR professional writing styles of about 3 to 5 sentences for each paragraph, in general online more than four lines, about 2 sentences seems to be too much to read OR see.
          • Changing font styles, colors, & locations on the pages instead of the classic writing formations of having the info starting on the left and leading to the right side of the page.
            • The fonts which include the type of text and the size of the text, plus additions like emboldening OR underlining which may not be important on paper, can be really important with online reading placements and more.
          • In addition there is the size of the posts, I always make mine way larger than is preferred by many people. BUT I do this knowing that they are large, which also means fewer readers are likely.
            • BUT nothing is done with just this rewriting.
    • Re-editing the writing (b.),

yes this is done again with sharing online versus sharing on paper.

      • While “[t]his is 2/3rds of the work and time for writing,” A. Constantine on paper, when taking previously written material and putting it online the formatting, type of talking style, and language formats shift in ways that aren’t obvious.
        • For example
          • instead of using the word and, often the symbol & is used.
          • Instead of writing first, the 1st ‘word’ type was added. This is because numbers are more relatable, easier to see and find, and they feel more important than the whole word, especially with screen reading.
      • Also the segments of info should be prepared for readers to feel like I’m talking to each of them, oh, each of you personally.
      • Plus I’m long winded, so taking the time to portion out the share by the first & ‘read more’ sections take efforts and time.
        • What is shared with separations can allow people that open up the post info sections of what is being shared, without needing to download the whole post unless they desire to read more.
    • image works (b.),

for online sharing, as we discussed above continues here…

      • FIGURE OUT WHERE TO ADD IMAGES INTO THE POST,
        • Some posters share almost only images, but that’s not me. Which means additional work is needed to read through the info being posted to determine where the images with what is said should be put into the post. That’s if images are prepared already, if there aren’t images then some have to be made to be added, so that at least one image is added to each post…it’s odd, but those are often the only thing that’s shared with the linked post shares other than the image caption or an added tagline.
          • This varies based on what is being said, if the image is leading to the words OR if the words are leading to the images.
          • This can be done with the previous writing, like was shared above,
          • BUT if the writing alters or changes these placements are likely to vary.
        • All images still need to be put onto the internet to be acceptable for uses.
          • If the words are copied the images do not copy until they are put into the internet image records.
      • USE THE SYSTEM PROCESSES TO UPLOAD IT,
        • Some systems like blogger lock the images after you load them, so you can’t reduce the mass of saved images, like you can with WordPress, Pinterest, and some other sites.
        • Your loading on the internet copyrights the image, but that copyright varies based on what you & where you load the images,
        • plus the type of copyright impacts who can load OR not use the images with OR without crediting you.
          • Please take care, just because you load a protectedly copywrit image it doesn’t do anymore than give you legal rights to take control of the issues if another uses your works.
            • You have to search out and protect your rights. That’s why businesses that own things like production houses, studios, artists and others find value in guilds and unions that assist them in keeping and getting these rights.
      • PAGE IT CORRECTLY FOR SHARING
        • It’s useful to preview a post to see how it looks for other readers also, but take care do the previews in multiple styles:
          • Different search engines,
          • Different devices
            • Previously I had a setup at WordPress, that looked great on computer in Google & Bing, but on the cell phone it was a page space waster. It also didn’t work in other search engines, like in Explorer
      • Share it with the post.

I’m not adding anything but the preceding info, the link follow-up info, and the scriptures read through with the posts that follow the first post. That post shared here was done without planning any future posting, but starting to read the One Year Chronological Bible has changed my work here.

Because my notes are mine, no one should think this is a ‘religious teaching’, it’s more about gaining more by taking the time to learn with reading. Learning begins with questioning what is normal, taking the time to consider and think about what is learned; it’s often referred to as ‘thinking outside of the box.’ And this means it’s not a standardized teaching that helps this learning it’s going into things and beyond things to find and get more. This takes more effort than emotionally reacting to what is being shown or shared.

For reading thousands of years of information capsulated in the Bible, there are many areas of information and consideration that aren’t added, my reasoning is because this compilation of writings is done to show us examples of God’s love for us all, no matter who we are…and this is proven with Israel one of the specifically blessed people who lived with God’s hand helping them a lot. Job wasn’t a member of Israel his family was blessed also, SO I can’t say that God only loved Israel as a nation. BUT as a people they did lead us to Jesus as the SAVIOR for all mankind. But the classic Bible has a lot of information about Israel leading to Jesus. BUT also how God interacted and was heard by so many people over so many years. So we all need to take care, if God was to speak with us would we hear and listen OR not? We all, each of us, have been saved from Adamic death because of Adamic sin with the actions of Jesus, so we each should consider if our actions are done in imitation of his example of love for us?

So my next post is going to start with notes from me about my Bible reading, that was done yesterday… BUT my plans are to just share my thoughts from verses of the Bible without making anyone use the version OR translation I’m writing about.

#3- Beyond Bible Notes- War in Heaven

Heaven’s War in the Bible

I’m still reading my One Year Chronological Bible, some sections of information have really shared more impact with me because of the modern terms versus previous readings of other Bibles.

Different Bibles have various terms in sections of the Bible that can be found interpretable based on our own understanding versus the terms in the time of writing of the versions AND the terms translation from the original and the translators of the works from the original into the present used versions.

The war in the heaven’s has continued for millennia there is Biblical evidence and modern information being written by Ava D Dohn also. The information will take some time to gather and share with accurate links to the scriptures as well as ways for others to see the information. [This will be modified gradually as the information is updated and prepared better for sharing.]

Heaven’s War Scriptural Evidence

Different Bible’s state the same terms in different ways, but modern reading can add interpretation ideas that may have been found in other times which we don’t really associate the same with now. For example one of the examples below from Joshua 5:13-15 has

  • the term commander in the NIV, 1995, while
  • in the, 1984, New World Translation the same section has the term prince.

Modern people take prince to mean a ‘figure head’, while in the past the term prince like king often also meant military commander OR leader. So the term for modern interpretation with commander is more definitive for modern readers trying to understand the scriptures. Other terms used in the exact same set of scriptures include:

  • captain– in the King James Version (KJ),
  • Captain– Modern Language Version (ML)- 1959
  • Commander in Chief– Living Bible (L)- 1971
  • Commander– Revised Standard Version (RSV)- 1952

The terms have various military connotations in the modern day, but when looked at and read based on Heaven’s War there is little interpretation against the military of the heavens.

More War in heaven scriptural evidence [not done yet]

That the heaven’s has been at war is evidenced with the Bible and information in the scriptures shared in various locations with different aspects to be learned with reading the information. The scriptures I’m adding are based on how reading things of the scriptural information was found and interpreted by me. As we mention above there are various ‘terms’ that can impact interpretations, so while I’ll always add one verse at times multiple verses may be linked OR completely shared OR both.

Joshua 5:13-15

New International Version(NIV)…

13 Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?”

14 “Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.” Then Joshua fell facedown to the ground in reverence, and asked him, “What message does my Lord[a] have for his servant?”

15 The commander of the Lord’s army replied, “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so.

New King James Version (NKJ)

13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, a Man stood opposite him with His sword drawn in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, “Are You for us or for our adversaries?”

14 So He said, “No, but as Commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.”

And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped, and said to Him, “What does my Lord say to His servant?”

15 Then the Commander of the Lord’s army said to Joshua, “Take your sandal off your foot, for the place where you stand is holy.” And Joshua did so.

English Standard Version (ESV)

13 When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us, or for our adversaries?” 14 And he said, “No; but I am the commander of the army of the Lord. Now I have come.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped[a] and said to him, “What does my lord say to his servant?” 15 And the commander of the Lord’s army said to Joshua, “Take off your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so.

Amplified Bible (AB)

13 Now when Joshua was by Jericho, he looked up, and behold, [a]a man was standing opposite him with his drawn sword in his hand, and Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us or for our adversaries?” 14 He said, “No; rather I have come now as captain of the army of the Lord.” Then Joshua fell with his face toward the earth and bowed down, and said to him, “What does my lord have to say to his servant?” 15 The captain of the Lord’s army said to Joshua, “Remove your sandals from your feet, because the place where you are standing is holy (set apart to the Lord).” And Joshua did so.

Image Interpretations

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There are various types of images from this scripture some showing more passivity in the style of the angel’s dress and others showing more warrior dress with armor and help than other images share. I think the more warrior style of dress is appropriate, but I don’t think the human ‘dress’ styles would be used as much in the heavens unless they are practical. The modern dress options with pants, boots, and armor may not have been seen both because Joshua was able to recognize at least the sword and the man didn’t seem to be too odd to him. Not like other images of angels seen at other times.

Rhapsodie’s interpretation of Joshua 5:13-15

The man/angel with the sword was obviously handling a familiar instrument. This is backed up because of being commander, captain, prince of the army of the Lord/God/Jehovah/Yehowah. I’ve not studied a lot of war history, but it seems to me that commander positions are gained with actions taken, not just because of title in many instances. The sword in hand is evidence that the hand holding the sword had the power/strength/ endurance to do this for some bit of time also.

Angel’s with Swords

There are many scriptures where Cherubs and Angels are mentioned as having/holding swords in the scriptures. Because there are so many scriptures with information I’ll add the links here that I’ve found. BUT reading these versus can be interpreted in many ways if the information isn’t mentioning more about military in the heavens.

Here are some links

With reading this information you’ll note that some of the scriptures are added to the war in heaven evidence, while others aren’t added. [Not done yet]

War in Heaven Care with Reading Info

There are multiple scriptures where war in heaven is a theme. Because there are so many interpretations and links with scriptures containing information I’ll add the links here that I’ve found, but as you can see with reading there are so many bits of information that are interpretable, that readers have ‘various’ feelings about what they read as they read it. Revelation 12 shares a dragon, with the war in heaven.

  • If I was Chinese than the enemy is the woman, if
  • I were European the enemy is the dragon. BUT if
  • we believe that Jesus’ came to the earth for all mankind,
    • For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost. (Luke 19:10) …For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (John 3:17)…This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. (1 John 4:9)…And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. (1 John 4:14) (From Evangical Outreach.org

While I don’t believe all the info at this site, it’s still useful for the run of scriptures above about WHY JESUS CAME TO EARTH? and sharing the scriptures above and others at the site. Additional scriptures through the gospels show us why later in the scriptures, the work of Jesus is shared saying, “Become imitators of me as I am of Christ.” (1 Cor. 11:1, New World Translation, 1984) 

The whole written work of Jesus on earth that is commonly known is shared through the gospels. Jesus whole life, his actions, his work as a child of God is shared here for all of us…this means that all of Jesus’ time on earth is an example…BUT the war in the heaven’s then also means that we have lived lives that aren’t ‘peaceful’ all the time…our life in the past AND possibly for a longer time into the  future can be a lot more tumultuous and ‘warring.’ While we are still living a life imitating Jesus.

Again reading these versus can be interpreted in many ways depending on the readers, the time periods under discussion, and interpretation of the information by the readers.

Revelation 12: about war in the heavens-

For instance in China dragons are considered, Wikipedia info:

But in the American/European interpretations, based on the times of the last 1,000 years or so the dragon is held as an enemy, a threat, a danger, like Wikipedia also shares:

When Revelation was written by John, is likely based on his understanding, BUT for any of us the ‘dragon’ term is varied. For John, since I don’t speak OR know the ancient tongue he wrote the works in, I’m unsure what he really wrote about when we refer to dragon. There has also been some online searching about this [not done yet.]

Our Brother’s and Sister’s in the Heaven’s at War

Our Brother’s and Sister’s in the heavens are at war…Author Ava D Dohn shares a historic account of the heaven’s at war. AND this goes on to the story of the earth with heavens war and impacts, by the same author. While I still haven’t finished reading these books, when reading under the ‘term’ fiction, they are boring, but if we read these as factual…because they are shared in part by visions from God then we see things totally differently with the reading.

The war in the heaven’s has impacted the earth and it continues to do so, but that’s not my story to share.

#1- About Bible Readers Reading Enjoyment Being Enhanced

I’ve read the Bible, most of my reading has been done with the New World Translation, of 1984 with footnotes and cross references. BUT I also have looked into the King James Version, NIV (New International Version), and others over time. For me the reading of the Bible has developed as I’ve grown over time, but just today I received my first copy of a Bible that was ordered chronologically.

Because of buying it on eBay I originally posted a review just based on what I found from looking through that book. BUT my original complaint wasn’t posted… I’m so glad because after reading through the facts I later learned some of the problems of that book were added into my commenting as praises which were inaccuracies. Now the correct comments are shared because of taking a little more time to assess the accuracy of that version of the Bible.

What Chronological Bible?

The 2013 Bible, is actually a great book… It’s the One Year Chronological Bible and it has many reading values.

It’s not too small OR too large.

General Book Style To Read

It is a really nice read, the paragraph & spacing style of the printed pages allow readers to associate the material with any other books that aren’t Bibles OR college material of the 2 column type. The material format and print size, between 10 & 12 font, mean that it’s easier to read than the smaller print Bibles.

The author’s have taken the time to work on this book as is seen with how the material is compiled and shared.

Ordered Timewise Chronologically by Events

It’s great that the Bible was reordered from the canonical style, ordered from Genesis to Revelation classically by books that have chapters and verses.  There is a reference to the canonical ways of the Bible at the end of this version. It includes references to this chronological style with page numbers listed near the canonical/ classical references that are shared with this Bible.

In addition with the chronological information it adds the timeframes for readers of when the events happen through the reading. As you can see in the slightly tilted image below:

Reading this Bible

This chronological Bible has the sections separated into 365 days of reading starting with January 1st, but NO ONE HAS to read the Bible that slowly OR at those times OR even in that order. But this writing by Tyndale has shared for us a way to read through most of the Bible with a lot more insight into the historical nature of the scriptures. It’s styled based on Biblical events as they happened, as I put onto the cover with my noting, but not with how OR when they written.

 

This should make for a great time-a-logical writing, but there is more readers can do for reading accuracy.

Time-A-Logical Reading

I appreciate that they compiled the material with aspects like the timeline of events with Judah and Israel that includes the writer’s lives over those times. The writing time references they used, the additional historical notes and details that are added as references, plus footnotes that allow readers to find more info about the scriptures as they read. The yearly timeline shared doesn’t need to be used at all for great reading through this book. BUT as you can see I need a readers way to get to sections of those timelines, so the addition of flags and tags was made for me on my addition.

Can be Used with Classical/ Canonical Bible’s Also

While it’s not ordered canonically it does have the scripture chapters, versus listed with the reading, so an individual can pull out the classical canonical format and compare OR even read those scriptures if they find the chronological style not as useful with times and works being done.

For instance if I was at a meeting and someone told me to open up Jeremiah 12:3 it would be easier to do that with a canonical Bible. I could still do that with this Bible by going to the Canonical Scripture Index at the end of the Bible to find what pages had that scripture. BUT it would be a lot faster in some situations just using the classic styling Bible’s for some uses, but I really really like this style for reading and understanding the scriptural story better.

Faults of This Bible

Faults with Reading this book are that the events are chronologically ordered by the events that happen not the time of the writing about the events. They tried to order the writer’s words by how they relate to when they were written, but there are reasons that I don’t agree with those orders. For book, story, and Bible readers there are ways to get more value out of the material as well as more understanding, at least from non-fictional materials.

That is a factor that readers’ can use to find MORE value from with the reading!

Enhanced Bible Reading Enjoyment for US ALL!!!

The Bible is a book covering a couple of thousands of years of history. For all of us with the multiple writers it means that the chronological telling can have many various forms that we can find and enjoy. I’m looking at buying versions that include archeological facts and details, different aspects of story sharing variables also. BUT it’s important for all scholarly readers to take the time to do more than just read a book, so that they can learn more than just how one telling of a story shares the words of the story.

Writers & Events Impact the Tales

For all books, like the Bible writers and events impact the details of what is told and how those details are shared.

For example the series of books, the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John about Jesus’ on earth were all recorded at different times and for different readers. There are different timelines of story that impact the connections with readers. So for my reading I’ll use a chronological telling at this time, with using understanding of the writings that may differ from others.

This, One Year, Bible has

  • MARK’s writing from about 55 to 65AD,
  • LUKE’s from 60AD,
  • MATTHEW’s from 60 to 65AD,
  • JOHN’s from 85 to 90AD…

The New World Translation timeline is different

  • MATTHEW’s writing completed in 41AD,
  • LUKE’s writing completed between 56 and 58AD,
  • MARK’s 60 to 65AD, and finally
  • JOHN’s ending at about 98AD.

This means reading understanding can differ based on opinions of when & why things were written.

I’m not going to historically tell you details of this info, but it’s useful to consider the various writing times as well as the different writer’s reasons for writing to the readers they were sharing with because of how this varies what they share, how they share it, it can also influence considerations of what was written when and how. In addition who the writer’s were & are influences the stories that they tell and how they tell them. Let me simplify this a bit with a modern example.

A- Simplified fictional modern example

If I were to witness a car accident, and Bill was we both are seeing things from our own views. If Melinda was in the accident and George also saw it from another perspective there are 4 views of the exact same event. All of us could have witnessed various aspects of the accident and that can mean that we tell the story of the accident with different details and views of what was seen.

  • If Melinda’s car had just come out of the shop being repaired.
  • If George saw a lug nut bouncing down the road., if
  • I had seen the tire hit hit the curb, while on the car, and
  • if Bill had thought he saw the driver driving weird

each of the perspectives are telling parts of the story. There’s more to the story based on what was happening when we were telling things and why we were telling things also.

So no story has a single way of being shared. For this means that the gospels also have alternate details and perspectives from both the writers and with the readers that can influence how the stories were shared and how the readers get those.

Additional Gospels in Perspectives

Let’s consider this from the version of story times I think is more accurate.

  • MATTHEW’s writing completed in 41AD,
  • LUKE’s writing completed between 56 and 58AD,
  • MARK’s 60 to 65AD, and finally
  • JOHN’s ending at about 98AD.

Matthew

MATTHEW as a Jew and a tax collector, was a person that kept accounts of things, which likely also means he took notes of stuff over time, and his accounts were some of the first in writing mainly because he was sharing with Jews the stories he had gathered with time. The Jews who came into contact with disciples of Jesus, those who were impacted by events with his death, those who witnessed his resurrection and many more likely had questions. Because he was writing within 10 years of Jesus’ death it’s assumed that a lot of his info could have been a compilation of his notes from events, but also this means those details could have been referenced by the other gospel writers.

Luke and Mark wrote their scriptural accounts about 15 to 20 years after Matthew.

Luke

It’s supposed that LUKE was writing material in a detailed manner that is often attributed to how as a physician he would be noting details of types related to physical aspects and results. Luke’s notice of physical aspects of people, the healing, and the details of those events can explain why he didn’t comment as much on the reactions of the crowds in many events. The aspects of this being shared by him 15 years after Matthew’s account also mean that the additional points and details are not only backing up Matthew’s account they are also reinforcing aspects of the story as well as adding details to what was shared.

Mark’s account came about 5 years later.

Mark

The account of MARK began to be shared in Rome. “According to ancient tradition, Mark’s gospel was first made public in Rome.” (Aid to Bible Understanding, p. 1114, 1971). Mark likely spoke primarily with early Christians, partially because of his age with events from Jesus’ life, and because of how he related with the Christian church/ congregational/ organizational developments. Mark could have been “the young young man who escaped, partially naked, when Jesus was captured.” (Aid to Bible Understanding, p. 1113; 1971). I assume from this that it’s likely he was a teenager, who got out of home, at night, went to the garden to spy on the events he caught ear of previously. Likely an uninvited guest of the events.

“Ancient tradition indicates that Peter provided the basic information for Mark’s Gospel..Although Mark appears to have written primarily for the Romans, this record does contain [info] from the Hebrew scriptures.” (Aid to Bible Understanding, p. 1113; 1114, 1971). This is also likely to tell us that Mark’s words were written to people who grew up hearing of Jesus, but those who hadn’t witnessed much in accord with the events of Jesus being alive.

That shouldn’t be a surprise if this Mark’s “Hebrew name was John”. (Aid to Bible Understanding, p. 1111, 1971). This also means that Mark was a Jew by birth. The people were distinct religiously in many ways…but the story was the same in many respects. Differences were from how people lived and what they believed as readers would have had an impact on how things were written in many ways.

John

The writings of John are totally distinct because what he wrote was after living times with the early Christians being killed and hurt from beliefs about the Christ and times they were living in. In addition John had witnessed the events of visions and more that caused him to write Revelation which means there is a lot of detail in his account of Jesus’ life that could have meant very little when being witnessed that may have had a lot of impact later after seeing, hearing, and witnessing things that had happened from beyond those events.

For instance John had likely spent a little time reading the events of Saul (Paul) who saw Jesus/Michael. In addition the details of John often had bits and parts that were missed by those living around Jesus and other gospel writers. These writings while from different people, written in different ways, aren’t written to be any more than what we read, but they are so much more.

B- Modern Example Detailed Some More

What if with our modern example more could be found from getting perspectives of the viewers of those events?

What if that car accident had more to show us?

“All of us could have witnessed various aspects of the accident and that can mean that we tell the story of the accident with different details and views of what was seen.” This also means we could tell of different aspects that pertain to the exact same event.

  • If Melinda’s car had just come out of the shop being repaired.

What if the shop had a new person, a kid, who had forgotten to bolt the tires onto the rims correctly? What if the shop owner hadn’t been in the shop, so the kid made the mistake of saying the car was ready to go without having made sure all the work details were finished accurately? So Melinda was driving down the road with a car that wasn’t working right?

  • If George saw a lug nut bouncing down the road.

George could have been seeing part of the incident before anything else that was major was witnessed by any other viewers. BUT Melinda was likely to have been trying to handle things as they were happening.

  • I had seen the tire hit hit the curb, while on the car.

Melinda had been working to get the car stopped safely, before the tire wobbled off the car. I didn’t know that, I could have assumed that she was drunk. The car is the proof of what has happened with this incident.

  • if Bill had thought he saw the driver driving weird.

Bill could have also thought that Melinda was driving drunkenly, but he could have seen more because he has more knowledge of cars and driving than I do.

CONCLUSION

“Each of the perspectives are telling parts of the story,” but there’s so much more that we have to be readers/ viewers using faith as well as knowledge to look beyond the surface of what is shared to find more in the events as they are shared.

This post is #1, I’m not sure if I’m going to add any more OR not, but I do have plans to get other Bible’s with other chronological ordering in addition to that I hope these Bible’s let me gain more insight into the events of the Bible that I will share…so for now enjoy your reading.

WHOOPS DISEASE- 7b5. Problems with Diabetes & BMI Inaccuracies

For insulin dependent diabetics the problems during WHOOPS DISEASE include abnormal sugar results and body actions that impact uses of insulin and diet actions. BUT diabetics that are living healthily may also be facing the WHOOPS DISEASE issue of water weight gain and inaccurate BMI assessments versus body composition measures of weight and body health, more in connecting post.

More Diabetes with WHOOPS DISEASE

Rhapsodie has shared notes on previous pages, some which emphasize diabetes aspects beginning with the first page focused on diabetes with Whoops Disease, more is being shared on this page with details of July and the odd results of things with Rhapsodie’s sugars. The patterns demonstrated on the May, June, and July 2019 pages are not repeated exactly there are alterations that continue, but the patterns are repeated though with those variations.

The low pattern & high pattern get more dramatic. I’ve had insulin changes that were over 5 units higher with the highs in the newer cycles and over 5 units lower in the newer cycles. My shifts are done on 0.05 increments based on the basals I’ve set with my insulin pump, if you’re not using the insulin pump then this means having knowledge of how the insulin percentages may vary.

Insulin Changes with Whoops Disease

The pattern changes repeat, so having knowledge of that means you can shift insulin in preparation of the change of a new day if you are having insulin shifts with Whoops Disease. Please remember the amount of insulin you take is NOT what I am taking, which means the insulin amount variables differ for you & for me, but the percentages of shift from me may help you. Pattern wise with the changes it’s generally been 5 sets of days for ups and 5 sets of days for downs, then a more normal cycle for about 2 weeks a month, which is likely the same for you because that’s a Whoops Disease shift thing.

CHART INFO

These are based on my numbers, you have your own rates, so I’m adding percentage factors based on my rates which may assist you in understanding the shifts with your basal insulin more. Plus the information about how to do the calculations can be done with calculators, computers, on paper OR any other way for you to be able to determine shifts and changes with your insulin rates.

The time frames for these changes up & down extended for weeks, BUT I’ve tried to list the daily numbers so you can see the change patterns for your own uses. Microsoft Excel was used, because I’ve taken the column & row numbers to share on the images for matching the patterns with separate images for your uses.

If you look at these numerical calculations you can see how there is a 0% change like every 7 days, it may assist you in figuring out the insulin shifts for your body. If the percentages of my changes are similar to the percentages of your changes that can be fine. BUT please take care, this disease has had different symptoms in some ways between males and females, and it may also be the case with the percentages of insulin changes.

Sugar Change Pattern Shifts

The sugar change pattern shifts for me have meant that the earlier patterns of basal change of umbrellaed the numbers for the lower basal uses are going lower, the numbers with the higher basal uses are going higher so there are greater leaps in the changes as time has progressed. This means that I’ve had high daily basals going over 38 units per day with low daily basals going under 19 the next month. The numbers on the percentage change charts above are based on past figures from May, June, and July when I started making record of the insulin change patterns. Who knows what the coming weeks and days will be for me AND for you.

I hope this helps if you need the information, but in addition there are insertion site and sugar checking issues.

Insertion Site & Sugar Checking Issues

For type 1 diabetics with insulin dependency shots OR even insulin pumps are normally used. While it’s normal that all fat mass areas of the body can take an insertion for insulin delivery with a limited amount of fat, with a lot of water under the skin, and with less muscles because of less exercise for me because of untreated fractures. It has meant that there are various insertion issues that may or may not be had by other people.

Both of these issue sets are because I use an insulin pump, they may OR may not be as much a hassle for individuals that take shots.

Difficulties With Needles for Insulin Delivery

I have utilized 2 different types of insertion devices for insulin delivery the needle AND the cannula covered needle.

·       Cannula covered needle issues

The cannula is a small plastic tube that lays over a needle for insertion. Once the insertion of the needle is finished, the needle is removed from the cannula and the tube now allows insulin deliveries. There are 2 issues I’ve had with this:

    1. The cannula won’t penetrate the skin, it gets caught and won’t go in, then it begins to ‘wrinkle’ so that I can’t even try to use it more. This is likely because of the water under the skin that makes the skin more moist and more penetration resistant.
    2. The cannula bends OR kinks inside the body. This issue has gotten worse, so that there are fewer and fewer body locations I can insert the cannula needle that will work for days.

The insulin amounts for uses of these systems and their placements vary as we mentioned previously. BUT there is almost always more insulin needed in the areas where these are inserted versus the shorter needle insertions. This may only be a whoops thing, but it may also impact uses by other diabetics.

·       Normal needle issues

Normal needles seem to penetrate the skin with a lot less hassle than with the cannula needles, but there are issues with insulin dispersion, likely because they aren’t as deep in penetrations. BUT the insulin does work faster and better than it does with the cannula needles and their insertion locations.

·       Insertion for days issues

Originally, when I started the insulin pump over 20 years ago I had no issues with the correct insertions unless I left the cannula OR needle in for more than 3 days. Now I can’t leave any of the insertions in for longer than 2.5 days OR I have issues. In general it’s often found that the cannula insertions only work for 2 days while the needle insertions work for up to 2.5 days. BUT there are scarring & bruising issues also.

Scarring & Bruising Issues

Over the years I’ve learned that using the same locations for shots and sugar checking repeatedly results in bruise issues that may not go away. It depends on how much damage is caused repeatedly with insulin insertions and locations. Additional insertion locations reduced these issues a lot, but with fewer and fewer locations that insertions can work on my Whoops body the more and more issues that come.

In addition because the needles stay in the body for 2 to 2.5 days AND my sensors stay in the body for about 7 days it means that with the water layers increased under the skin my skin shifts and moves more. This causes the insertions to cause more skin and body damage with the body movements and uses. Because of that I have some needle marks now from 4 weeks ago which are slowly healing. Cat claw digs which I got last week are more healed now. This means that insertions with normal life are more issues than they should be.

The previously shared insulin issues with amounts used are still impacting me, but there are other insulin use issues that started recently.

Additional Insulin Use Oddities

Not only am I suffering the insulin not acting normally so often that it’s dangerous, I’m also having times where the insulin taken for food doesn’t have the power that it had hours before OR hours later. Plus there are times with the insulin site setups that the amount of insulin values vary.

On the left of my belly right now the insulin is 10-30% of a unit of basal weaker than on the right side of my belly. Which means for every single insertion change the insulin amounts work differently and need to be changed for accurate uses and sugar results.

Other Connecting Posts

Diabetic’s and Treatments

Whoops Disease Info

Additional Connecting Information

Rhapsodie has written about these issues for multiple reasons:

1) To have a shared written record, that’s useful. 2) To provide info to others to assist them in planning to deal with the horrid medical system of the U.S. 3) To hopefully impact doctors & health carers to do more work than just using reports which may be false.

Pain ASSessment Inaccuracies & Health Issues

Rhapsodie’s Visual PAIN Diary- From September 2013 into April 2017

 Rhapsodie’s ideas to improve Medical ASSESSMENTS by doctors

PAIN Variables

WHOOPS DISEASE- 7b4. Problems with Diabetes & JULY Details

Problems with Diabetes during WHOOPS DISEASE include abnormal sugar results and body actions that impact uses of insulin and diet actions. Rhapsodie has shared notes on previous pages, some which emphasize diabetes aspects beginning with the first page focused on diabetes with Whoops Disease, more is being shared on this page with details of July and the odd results of things with Rhapsodie’s sugars.

With the July details as yet incomplete, I’m only adding the information because I’m sure some individuals are trying to prepare for the future with ideas being presented in Rhapsodie’s Whoops pages being of some guidance. Since these are the focus on diabetes details, I’m sure some of you aren’t needing this information, but if you are it’s here for you to use in your personal uses.

Because this information in the italicized sections below was shared in the previous May & June pages you may not need to review anything in italics, but it’s added in case you didn’t get the information from reviewing the previous pages. AND if you have read that information the italics should help you be able to skim past the repetition of information without missing where to start the new information of these pages. Like with the previous month I have used grades in colors, but this time the information is in pinks not oranges like it was in May.

Here’s some charted information showing how Rhapsodie’s odd insulin basal patterns were lived since  the beginning of July 2019

In the coloring added to these charts the best way to do that, was to put the information on the chart then color it, if I was to run to my computer to add the new numbers without giving time to make sure I’d set the basal accurately I could have colored it up OR down, BUT later would have had to reread and fix the document for what worked.

Understanding the Chart Images Information

Since Rhapsodie made these Excel pages, which she calls Accurate 2019 sugar results, she knows what the meanings are without these definitions, but because you aren’t familiar with the pages she is adding information for your reference in referring to the chart images being shared after. The May into July of 2019 pattern was observed in conjunction with her menstrual cycle and how the pattern is timed at least from the last cycle, BUT males may have the same patterning with no menstruation hassles OR not when it comes to WHOOPS DISEASE  because things are weird.

The up & down basal pattern colors
  • The numbers with the chart basals on the charts there are 2 different basal number types the full hours & the half of the hour averages.
  • The Minimed 670G pump has use options, I’ve chosen to set my insulin with the 100ths showing, this means that I can set more incremental amounts of insulin for better sugar control. With the graph I’m sharing the 100ths (1.00), BUT at times I also share 1,000ths (1.000), so that the hour split by the basals in half are both added to the chart. This means that
    • in this segment of record there are only 2 different basals, but the one hour until the half (30) of the hour was at 1.55 then at the (30) changed to 1.60.

      • Then those numbers are averaged together, so
        • 55 + 1.60 ends up averaging at 1.575
          • Longhand
            • 55 + 1.60= 3.15
            • 15 / 2= 1.575
          • Double Check
            • 575 + 1.575= 3.15
          • BUT at times the averaging is hidden because the numbers going together end up with a 100th proportion not a thousandth. So 1.60 + 1.50 in average equals 1.55.
        • Because of this there the chart shouldn’t be used to ‘know the basal rates’ on the insulin pump.
          • It’s a partial guide, doctors need to scan information of the rows to understand the patterns better.
          • It can be good to get an accurate basal pattern list
            • Minimed’s Carelink reports include the basal patterns with what’s on the pump in the report making.
            • The spreadsheet chart would need additional columns of time added to do the half hours with the chart for more accurate basal changes.
  • The up & down basal pattern colors in this chart are based on the options in Excel, I didn’t change the pattern coloring behind because that’s information corresponding times of day & life, so the colors with the basals are not as distinct for anyone looking at these pages in black & white. For those of you who don’t take insulin, the basal rates are the amount needed to keep alive without any food insulin being taken.
  • May Chart Color Definitions

June Chart Color Definitions with mention of the July changes

There is more in this section because I saw more layering when looking at this last month of information with the basals. Like with the previous month I have used grades in colors, but this time the information is in pinks not oranges like it was in June. And because I’m too tired I’m not going to remake the July chart like I did with the June chart, but the July chart is similar in grading information, it’s just that that the shades are pink not orangish beige like those in the June chart information segment.

As time goes on with the changes these colors can shift into the new patterns also, BUT it can not be a reference to the previous information with the same colors. Ideas are to shift the shading color spectrum to make this more differentiable, but it’s not yet complete…

The date & day rows
  • The date & day rows contain my sugar test results with the sugar checker numbers added, but
    • every hour where 2 or more tests were done has been averaged, unless an extreme causes me to use another hour OR to list 2 numbers.
  • The date & days, shown on this chart like this with date & day  as shown which are defining the information in the rows. For your information with Excel
    • the ROWS are horizontal, so going with the information acrossed the page &
    • the COLUMNS go up & down so are vertically defined with column information above & below the shared information.
TIMES of day shown in columns & a time row
  • In this chart are organized with military time from 0 through 23:59:59, so the time row, in grey, shows the times starting with 0 and going to 23, each of those is an hour of time.
  • The columns are colored to work with the AM & PM designations and times of day,
    • So 0 to 11:59:59 is the AM column, in lighter shade on the left. This is from 12 midnight to 11:59:59, before noon.
    • 12 to 23:59:59 is the PM greenish column to the right of the chart, this defines the times from 12 noon until 11:59:59, before midnight.
The sugar result rows are from the sugar checker results ONLY

The coloring with this chart are similar to the high & low colors that Minimed charts, BUT I love seeing the greens because that’s my sugar being right.

The Horizontal RedLines

The horizontal red lines, as you can see with the chart, were placed as indications of when Rhapsodie had the 670G Minimed Insulin Pump sensor turned on.

  • For Rhapsodie with WHOOPS DISEASE the sensor isn’t a reliable source for sugar results.
    • It beeps with disconnects, like when she places her arm over it, like to hold something, or she lays on it, or she sets it under a boob then leans forward the pump loses the ‘sensor’ signal. This means turning it off while sleeping allows sleep without ‘bad beeps’.
      • This water interference is not normal for diabetics without WHOOPS DISEASE, unless they are swimmers OR in the bath for extended time frames.
        • The water interference’s have messed with my sugar in other ways. A Minimed technologist, as mentioned above told Rhapsodie, “I am not a doctor, but these numbers show me that your body is responding a lot faster than this pump is programmed to work with the auto-mode in action.” Also this is part of the reason for the problems with the sensor uses.

July Sugar Results by Rhapsodie Information Start

July begins similar to how June began, based from the lows that faded off after the late June menstrual cycle ended. Like was mentioned previously, diabetic males may have cycles of changes in odd time patterns that could correspond with female patterns cycled with menstrual periods. Like the May patterns & early June patterns with sugar spikes at times, this has happened with July also.

But these are more dramatic because the high ends with food calories being eaten, insulin doesn’t lower the sugar for 6 hours initially, but if you eat a meal and take normal carb insulin your sugar drops. Then it changes to 4 hours, so I believe it will go into smaller patterns also, somewhat similar to the patterns of June, then into the patterns of may. So I think you may be able to take protein, which doesn’t work with milk, but like beef jerky or chicken and have that work in reducing sugars without hassling eating a whole meal if you don’t need to. I had chicken nuggets and my sugar dropped to normal level with almost no insulin used. I had stew and it went into normal, but because I took insulin to lower the high the sugars went low also.

July Sugar Results

My basal patterns for the month of July are up and down with sets of days, so far there is no pattern for the month really, but we’re only in the early part of the month right now, the future will show more if the records are continued accurately for others to know things from. BUT what I’ve found so far is that things are going up again. The insulin results shift up & down also, by insulin uses. It’s hoped with time and records we can get better information.

Please forgive me though, I’m only doing records about once every 7 days, which means use of the 1 through 5 patterns in basals doesn’t let me have records done daily without doing the charts every 5 days or less. This is something I do at times, but not always.

Rhapsodie’s records of June 29-30 PLUS July 1st through 4th

With the beginning of July I’m noting that the records are showing basal patterns that are going up again with the spike shifts that are graduating by times that are varying. This was found with the month of June also, so I’m not sure if the pattern will be similar or not for July.

These results are not shifting in a time pattern as far as I can discern presently, there are patterns of ups then downs that seem to be waving in sets of days.

July 5th through 7th

As you can see with the basal rates from July 1st through 7th the levels seem to be rising again.

  • July 1st basal rates 26.40 units per day
  • July 7th basal rates 31.80 units per day

This amount of insulin has gone up over 4 units per day in the last 7 days. With the amount of 8 units to reach the levels of May it can mean the insulin system is only in another flex pattern that will continue over time. The future days should tell this as long as no other treatment is give…

We’ll see with time.

Other Connecting Posts

Diabetic’s and Treatments

Whoops Disease Info

Additional Connecting Information

Rhapsodie has written about these issues for multiple reasons:

1) To have a shared written record, that’s useful. 2) To provide info to others to assist them in planning to deal with the horrid medical system of the U.S. 3) To hopefully impact doctors & health carers to do more work than just using reports which may be false.

Pain ASSessment Inaccuracies & Health Issues

Rhapsodie’s Visual PAIN Diary- From September 2013 into April 2017

 Rhapsodie’s ideas to improve Medical ASSESSMENTS by doctors

PAIN Variables

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