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STPMOM SparkPoints: (4,537)
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6/2/14 2:25 P

AMRONC you can do this...I did. My A1C was 13.6, 7 months ago. now it's 5.8 and I'm 66 lbs lighter....track everything you eat...that's most important. Then you will be aware of everything you are used to taking for granted. Educate your self...I have learned so much from Sparkpeople... Now I'm on no meds of any kind...not even the BP meds I had been on for 8 years....You are not alone...lots of us are fighting the same battle. Hang in there!

SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,073
5/27/14 10:02 A

Go to the Community Section of Spark...Secrets of Success...Living with Diabetes

There you will find loads of information on what to eat and why.

ALIAKAIS SparkPoints: (6,828)
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4/12/14 1:05 A

SP has a ton of articles on diabetes and diabetic menu planning. I recommend starting with the American Diabetic Association's cookbooks and recipe guides. They have some kits they give out for free that are awesome! I'm not diabetic personally, but my ex was so I had to get used to cooking for him.

AMRONC Posts: 15
4/10/14 2:48 P

I have just been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I knew it was going to happen but I ignored the warning signs. Now I am hoping I can get some help with menus. My A1C is 7.1, not terrible but has to be lowered. I am also overweight by about 15 lbs. I know that is less than some people reading this probably, but still it is all fat around my stomach.
I am now enrolled in a water aerobics program. I live on Cape Cod and just couldn't find the motivation to get up early in the cold, snowy weather.
Now I have no excuses. I hope that the exercise will help. I am now motivated!!!
And I am looking forward to help from all of you.

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