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LKEITHO SparkPoints: (267,432)
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6/21/13 9:43 P

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

BILL60 Posts: 369,003
6/21/13 8:36 A

Welcome to SP.

SHININGDRAGON SparkPoints: (6,076)
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6/20/13 8:17 P

Hi there

Yes, I too am 67, and have recently found out that I am prediabetic. My doctor keeps yammering on about the 'meditarrenean diet' which I think is nearly totally wrong because of the amount of carbs, etc. Sparkpeople has been a godsend, as I have already lost 10 pounds in a little over a month. I'm sure it is the proportions (percentages) of carbs, fats, proteins. I think if you eat each of your meals while on holiday with those percentages in mind (eyeballing), you should be ok. I would take a plastic 6 inch plate with me, and then simply slide your foods into imaginary compartments.

Anyway, my doctor doesn't know yet that I have lost this weight and I'm going to wait another 6 weeks before I go to see her. I have been fat for 27 years and holy smokes, it is coming off.

Hope this helps

shiningdragon

FIT4MEIN2013 SparkPoints: (121,188)
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6/20/13 11:29 A

Hi, Janie! As diabetics, you need to focus on proteins, fruits and vegetables. Carbs are NOT your friend! I suggest heading over to the nutrition forum to check in with the dieticians!

You can do this!

JANIEBIRD6 Posts: 1
6/20/13 10:10 A

I am 69. The past year I have gotten flabbier and my body is changing. My A1C is 6.4, so I guess it is not too bad. I need help and support. My hubby is diabetic, too. He doesn't follow any plan. I am going to Indian in July. I am afraid I will not be a good traveler. I need support so I will do what I am supposed to. thanks, Janie

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