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LKEITHO SparkPoints: (529,175)
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7/3/13 9:59 P

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

JAMBABY0 Posts: 15,384
7/3/13 5:06 P

Hi Melinda and welcome. So glad you are here to make a change! Get familiar with everything here, make a sparkpage and join some teams. Teams are good for motivation, support and accountability. I read your post and I am adding some links to teams I think can help you, and no you don't have to join any/all and please don't think I am pushy, good luck on your journey

Edited by: JAMBABY0 at: 7/3/2013 (17:07)
TREV1964 Posts: 5,115
7/3/13 4:24 P

You are certainly in the right place to get the encouragement you may need. Information here is in abundance too regarding your situation.

I am pursuing this weight loss of mine to avoid type 2 as it is solid in my family history. My wife at 52 is also a type two and manages through pills at the moment - she is loosing weight at the moment in the hope of avoiding the insulin injections in the future.

Have a read of my blog and my spark page and and if I am in a position to help then give us a shout.



BUDDY2222 SparkPoints: (391)
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Posts: 5
7/3/13 3:17 P

I am a 51 year old women with type 2 diabetes, heart issues, depression, emotional eater. There is a lot to know about me. I have what is called PTSD and it effected my life pretty bad. Two weeks ago my sugar was 10.6 and they wanted me to go on the insulin pump. I thought I would rather pull myself together and get this sugar under control. I have very little physical motivation for some reason. I am hoping to get to know people who have some of the same issues I have. I did a lot of research on assisting my sugar levels. I am taking cinnamon and turmeric along with my meds. My insulin went down from 40 to 18. So I am not taking as much. I am now doing a change of life with my eating habits. I know I have a long way to go. I take vit. D, B12 and COQ10. This has been in the last two weeks. I found better prices on EBAY for anyone who wants to know. I still have a few things up my sleeve and I am determined not to be on insulin anymore. I also smoke and that is going to be hard to quit. I was 262 lbs. and now I am 249. If you need any info from me please ask. I have done extensive research. Thank You for reading This is the beginning for me and I do intend to win. To All "one step at a time"

Edited by: BUDDY2222 at: 7/3/2013 (15:19)
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