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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Armed with a little knowledge, I am going to the grocery store in a few. Until I can figure out what does and does not help/work for me, I am sticking to salad and veggies. I cannot eliminate fruits or veggies, regardless of what I was told by someone here. Three fourths of my diet consists of vegetables and fruits.
I guess being afraid of what I should put in my mouth, has helped me eliminate bad things if I knew what they were... I could live on salad, darned near,, I often eat them in a restaurant, rather than a main entrée, that is how much I love veggies,, get me a salad and aside of steamed broccoli and I am in bliss!
I really want to rest today to prepare for a long day at work tomorrow..

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PATRICIAAK 12/23/2012 8:05PM

    I wish you the best - both with the food and the long day tomorrow.

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ALDEBARANIAN 12/23/2012 2:36PM

    Mmm. I'm beginning to like salads more and more.

Just curious. This is a question, not a suggestion or advice. How are sesame seeds with your health problems. I don't have diabetes, so I wouldn't know, but I enjoy a small sprinkle of them on my salad. Would they add many calories?
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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/23/2012 1:11PM

    That's a good plan, Lin. A salad and a side of steamed brocoli are good choices. Along with a protein for a complete meal. As a diabetic the fruits should be smallish if theya re the sweet kinds which raises bs. Alan taught me that if i ate sweet things make it early in the day because if it's consumed later in the day it will show up the next morning. Have you considered tracking your FBS with yoru team to see where you need to work on things?

As weight comes off diabetes gets better.

I know you can beat this thing

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Nothing much new here,, it is very cold out, but the 50mph winds have died down to around 25 mph.
Tomorrow I am going grocery shopping with different foods in mind. Unable to have most foods that I like that give me the proper nutrition, I will start slowly and choose a few things.. Now I am totally un-interested in cooking anything,,
I guess veggies and salads are not right for diabetics to get the right nutrition, so I will investigate alternative methods of getting nutritional needs met. I now wonder how vegetarians make it if hey are diabetic. Must live on beans and spinach.. we will see..

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LEANJEAN6 12/23/2012 8:41AM

    Do you live in Michigan??---We live 2 hrs from the Sault!!--in OntaRIO----I'm just stopping by to thank-yu for reading the blog obout Xmas-----so nice to meet yu!!--Lynda--- emoticon

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ALDEBARANIAN 12/22/2012 10:57PM

    I hope you make many new friends on this journey - both people to help find the way, and foods to spark your palette and your health.

Joyeux Noel

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PATRICIAAK 12/22/2012 8:34PM

    What's the rational for avoiding veggies?

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/22/2012 8:31PM

    veggies and salads are excellent sources of nutrition for a diabetic. as are protein and beans.

I had a salad today first one in ages or half a salad my bg #'s are normal range. Veggies and proteins are the best you can get. More focus on protein causes better weight loss.

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GERIKRAGH 12/22/2012 7:47PM

    Remember nuts

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BARBANNA 12/22/2012 6:07PM

    You sound motivated to do something and that's really good! emoticon

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THINAGIN2 12/22/2012 5:55PM

    Maybe your doc would recommend a dietitian to help you get started. Good luck!

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LJOYCE55 12/22/2012 5:48PM

  Good luck and I hope you feel happier after the weather improves.

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Wow! I think everybody within a 200 mile radius of us was in their car today and on the roads we were!! Bad economy?? Where? I just dropped DD off at a bookstore and later picked her up.. gazillions of people!!
We have decided to do our shopping after Christmas, a few days later.. Our big power outage and sleet/ice/snow storm was today..
I am glad I have two days off before I work all day Christmas Eve. 'Tis the season!!

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TIMOTHYNOHE 12/21/2012 11:05PM

    Whew. We only got lots of rain here in Baltimore. No snow. Not the end of the world.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/21/2012 10:37PM

    I'm glad you have that time fof too. So you can catc up on much needed rest and relaxation.

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PATRICIAAK 12/21/2012 10:32PM

    We are having a storm too

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NORASPAT 12/21/2012 10:20PM

    Take it easy till you need to work, sounds like you will be rushed off your feet LINDA.

After Christmas here is even busier than before since so many buy things for next year. I am so happy DH and I get away with buying nothing, especially this year we have so much to do to get ready to go for his surgery.
In Case we lose power, we have the high winds right now i will wish you and your DD

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A very Happy Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful time .
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DH and i are together, no -one else, but we will be happy doing our very own thing.
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Pat in Maine.

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DALID414 12/21/2012 9:56PM

    I drove by a couple of malls yesterday and the parking lots looked insane!
I'm glad my shopping is done. Shopping after christmas seems pretty smart too. Maybe I'll do some shopping for myself.

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 12/21/2012 9:05PM

    Happy Holidays! Hope you have a great one!

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ALDEBARANIAN 12/21/2012 8:17PM

    I'm glad you survived. Drive gently.
Have a merry merry Christmas.

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CHUM48 12/21/2012 8:06PM

    Happy Holidays!

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Snowy day

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Still feeling depressed and defeated ,, kept going to day, sent out all of my Christmas cards,, had a nice visit with my only close guy cousin.. NOT DIABETIC of course.. we are very close, and are only six months apart in age.
Since I was always over loaded with vegetables at every meal before, I am at a loss as to what is left to eat without making me sick or fatter. NO fruit, juice, bread, pasta, fats, or sweets. That leaves water and leaves.. which count as a veggie, so I am not certain..
one good thing about being depressed about all of this, I do not have any appetite when I am upset..
If I was on antidepressants, I would be screwed....

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FLEMIDG 12/21/2012 12:20AM

    Sorry to hear you are so depressed. I know sometimes things overwhelm us. I had a lot of problems figuring out what I could eat when I was first diagnosed. It took me a long time to get the information I needed. Just take one day at a time. Don't give up on yourself. You can do this. We're all cheering for you. Have a wonderful Christmas. God bless you.

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PATRICIAAK 12/20/2012 7:46PM

    hope things improve

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ALDEBARANIAN 12/20/2012 6:49PM

    I'll tell you a probably pointless, but true (and somewhat amusing) story.

When I was a kid a bunch of us went on a canoe trip up in Canada, led by a wonderful gentleman we called Chas. About a month before the trip Chas went to the doctor for a checkup, obviously, the right thing to do. The doc called Chas and told him he had a bad heart, and there was no way he should be taking a bunch of kids off into the back woods for two weeks. Paddling all day, carrying heavy loads over portages, the only access by seaplane, no communication.

Well, Chas went anyway. We all had a wonderful time. When we got back we found that the doctor had had a heart attack and was in the hospital. So much for doctors. Maybe what you need is a different doctor...
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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/20/2012 5:08PM

    Sorry you are feeling down Lin.

I know how diabetes sucks big time. Mom, Dad, my twin sisters and my brother Dennis all type 1 diabetes with insulin. I'm the only type 2 diabetic and I'm proud of it. It's so ahrd to work at and some times I jsut want to give up but I love life too much and my daughter and my friends mean the world to me. I've learned lots from being on SP.

I ahve good kidneys, liver, heart and all my limbs. Can't say so much for the eyes though. Can't say the same for my remaining siblings either. It takes WORK but it can be done.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Personal vent,skip to avoid boredom:

I know this seems VERY trivial to those on my diabetes team, BUT it is very depressing, saddening and defeating to me that I got the news from my dear family doctor yesterday.
I just came home from the hospital, he called me in-between patients,, not a good sign,, he never does that unless it is bad news..

I was totally floored, even in my groggy state, when he told me my FBS that I had drawn with my labs last Saturday, was ,,147. I know this sounds whiny and ungrateful to those of you that are already on meds, insulin,etc, BUT I did everything I was told, above and beyond, even the nurses wanted to know what my secret of weight loss and a change of my A1C from 9.2 to 6.1
My A1C Saturday was 6.3,, went up from 6.1
this is not a whine or complain, it is an old fashioned word called "lament". I want to scream and cry, am starting to,, what did I miss, do wrong, cheat on??

Both grandparents, all aunts, mother, cousins,uncles, all had/have diabetes. Neither of my sisters, nor no cousins on dad's side have it.. just me. They all party hearty, did drugs, some are alcoholics, very bad nutrition, but no problems for them..

Doc told me he will start me on the lowest dosage of glucatrol.. see how it works,, I am disappointed and ashamed that I could not keep the numbers down, that I must have been lazy in my shopping and portioning habits.. Short of cutting out fruit, I do not know how to eliminate any more sugar from my diet,, so may have to go to the classes again.. I went years ago for training a the hospital.. I did listen then, but it seems that nothing I did was right in the past five years, so I will see if my doc has a magic thing to do now....
Blessedly, he did not say anything about that to me except to lose five pounds in the next three months.. I lost three last night after taking my lasix again.. I will double the ante and do ten.. hope I can catch a miracle with weight loss and maybe go off the med later.. praying..
I am also blessed to have this blog to vent..

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PATRICIAAK 12/20/2012 8:31PM

    diabetes is a PROGRESSIVE disease. We may be able to slow it down, but it still marches on.

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KADYSMOM11 12/20/2012 3:48PM

    I was on diabetic meds for 10 years and then went off them. It's not a permanent solution ......you might just need them for a little while. Remember it's there to help you, not hurt you! Good luck and please don't "lament" LOL
Yes it's good to have these blogs and our spark friends to turn to when we need them! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALDEBARANIAN 12/19/2012 10:15PM

Sorry if that seems out of place, but really. You did everything you know to do. You've been faithful and consistent. It's very possible that there are other factors effecting you're body that don't affect others. It isn't fair. You have every right to rant. Have a rant party.

I'm sorry you react to the news with shame and guilt. For some of us that seems to come naturally. It's a hard thing to overcome. Maybe with time, assessment, and reflection the shock will ease up some. I'd think anyone would be disappointed. I wouldn't be surprised if there's some other factor involved that you don't know about. Finding out would probably set you free from that confusion about what's going on.

You're actually a very good person, and I'm glad to see your posts on here, and on that humor thread. You bring a lot of help and support to some of us. I'm sure you'll conquer those number problems too.

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TABBYARTS 12/19/2012 8:08PM

    My dear Pickie~ don't beat yourself up and stop apologizing. You are ding your best. Diabetes sometimes skips a generation. It would be upsetting for me to learn that, as well. But you are doing all the right things. You very may well reverse it or minimize its effects. You might have to eliminate fruits with high concentrations of sugar, like raisins or other dried fruits. You are a tough cookie. If anyone can lose five pounds in three months, it will be you. You have lots of determination. ANYTHING over five pounds will be BONUS! You can do this!
Love ya gal. Brie says don't set yourself up for failure. If the doctor says five, lose five or maybe six. Tis the season of temptation. So this ain't no joke. It will be easy to say no if you realize that your health is on the line. Thanks for contacting me/ Love TOBY BEAR

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CATTUTT 12/19/2012 5:07PM

    Please don't beat yourself up. I've read time and time again that diabetes is a progressive disease, and no matter how carefully you try to control it, odds are that it will still need to be treated at some point. I've read this in American Diabetes Association produced material, so I take it as true. But in any case, you ARE doing all you can do. I know going on meds sucks, but honestly, it's so much better to be on meds and be able to be reasonable rather than not on meds and so strict. I fought being put on multiple doses of insulin daily, and now I'm so glad I'm on it. I'm not trying to belittle your concerns, please don't think that. I just don't want to see you beating yourself up about the portion of the disease you have no control over.

Take care!


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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/19/2012 4:40PM

    You can vent all you want in your blogs it's aok. We're here to lend an ear and give you support. Love you!

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DOLPHINSINGER72 12/19/2012 4:22PM

    Please feel free to vent away whenever you need to. And you did not bore us. We all need to feel like we can vent. It is one of the benefits of SP. It is not your fault. It sounds like genetics might have a little bit to do with it. And you are doing all the things you need to do to beat those genetics. Just emoticon and you are doing emoticon .

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