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NANCYPAT1 Posts: 57,692
4/26/14 9:55 P

Welcome, you are definitely in the right place. There is support of all kinds on here. There are teams of people with similar issues, ages, etc. The are articles, blogs, quizzes, videos, etc. Explore and ask questions, have fun and create your sparkpage so others can leave goodies and supportive messages.

LKEITHO SparkPoints: (528,632)
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4/25/14 10:15 P

Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. All the best on achieving your goals!

RASPBERRY56 SparkPoints: (237,437)
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4/25/14 7:26 A

Welcome and best wishes!

IMLOCOLINDA Posts: 19,043
4/25/14 12:13 A

emoticon To the Wonderful World of SparkPeople emoticon
You have chosen to embark on a great journey to health and fitness and you'll make some great new Spark Friends along the way!
And it's easy if you follow these guidelines...
*Drink your emoticon
*Eat your five servings emoticon
*Track your food and fitness emoticon
*Get in an extra 10 minutes of dancing emoticon
*Get plenty of emoticon
*Believe that you are worth it emoticon
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You are not alone on this journey. We do not stand in front or behind but beside each other. You can do this. Don't get down if you make a mistake but get back up and do it again and again until you get it right. It will happen. Maybe not today or even tomorrow but you will do it if you believe in yourself. Find that strength deep inside and bring it out. Don't jump into a decision to quit and then regret it. Even a small victory is a step ahead. SparkPeople believes in you and now it is time for all of us to believe in ourselves.
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SAM60SUMTHINK Posts: 13,210
4/24/14 11:52 P

Welcome to SP.

Are you working with your dctors and a registered dietician to get the appropriate nutrition for these two diseases? Do not follow the nutrient recommendations on the SP set-up because they are not intended for someone with Non-A C. And your diabetes must be factored into your nutrition, just as your need to monitor salt and protein are important.

The information available here can help you in many ways! Do dig into the "Spark Diet" and it's stages to lay a solid foundation.
To become familiar with the tools and set up your SparkPage, read through all the set-up advice in the "Getting Started Guide"; a link to it is on the bottom of the right column of this and most other SP pages.
Note that the tools here like the nutrition tracker can be tailored to meet your nutritional needs.
Again, get your nutrient numbers from yourdoctor or registered dietician. Ask for ALL nutrients. Folic acid, protein, ... all their recommended limitations and minimums.

Social interaction gives a wonderful boost just when needed:
Take care to join one or two solid teams for person-to-person support. Select teams after you study them; often an age-group team can be helpful or one that has focus on a particular illness. But you can also get great support by using the site's tools and articles and using the message board. Explore the site and decide how to customize your use of it to get the best from it.

You have solid support at home, Patty, along with your faith; these are gifts of incredible value. If your husband uses the site with you, you may both benefit! Together.

If I can be of any help as you find your way around this maze of a wonderful site, please feel free to send me a SparkMail.

You're on a rough road, but turn it into an exploration of possibilities and ...
ENJOY the journey.

NEPHY5 SparkPoints: (12)
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Posts: 4
4/24/14 9:12 P

Hi all, I don't know if this is the right place for me. I was diagnosed with stage 4 non alcohol cirrhosis in dec.& type 2 diabetes.I'm trying to eat right for both .AnywayI have great drs.,& dietitian. I have a great husband.He has MS.So we help each other. My extended family is wonderful. My faith keeps me strong. So am I in the right place?Patty

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