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Hi, everyone!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hi!
I'm Suby, Type 2 diabetic for the last 2 1/2 years, and I'm not living with diabetes, more like against it. I don't really think of diabetes as a disease, but my body sabotaging itself in one more way - like natural tooth decay or aging are not enough.
Ironically enough, I was okay with the whole diabetes thing for the first year, kept it under control, went to my education class, all that stuff, but the past year, I've just been annoyed with it. I guess I went into the anger phase after the acceptance phase, kind of unusual.
Right now, I'm struggling to get everything back under control. I've been avoiding the doctor's office and the tests because I know I should be doing better; my blood sugar tends to get atrociously high, and I really don't want to get another medication, I'm already on glimeperide and Actos - besides, it took me a month to learn how to pronounce glimeperide, so now that I can, I don't want to switch.
I really think I can reduce my sugar levels and eventually even my meds, but that requires eating healthier and exercising. I don't mind healthy food, especially when it's on top of a pizza, but the problem is it tends to come in large portions and to be accompanied by unhealthier buddies. I can live without donuts or hard candy for the rest of my life, but I don't understand why yummy foods such as potatoes and pasta have such high carb contents, not to mention chocolate!
Also, I'm not a big fan of exercise except swimming in the outdoor pool, so my fitness regimen regularly collapses after Labor Day weekend; the indoor pool is just not half as much fun.
I've used SparkPeople before but fallen off the wagon; now I got a new Smartphone and realized there is an app, so I can use it on the computer and on the go, so I'll give it another shot. I like the food tracker stuff, just wish there were more nifty report options.
Anyway, nice to meet all of you, and I hope we can all help each other in battling diabetes, exercise, and carbs all at once!
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DWROBERGE 11/22/2012 2:41AM

    Welcome aboard. Keep focused for success. You can do it. Go for it.

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USMAWIFE 11/21/2012 9:23PM

    Try using cinnamon capsules or chromium piccante. A lot of doctors suggest their type 2 diabetic patients use it to help control sugar levels. My husband does and he is able to keep them under control

I am not diabetic but use it to keep the sugar and carb cravings done to where they are almost non existent with me

Good luck

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PETUNIA102 11/21/2012 4:54PM

    Welcome!!! I don't have diabetes, but I get the whole avoiding stuff because you know that you haven't been doing the best for yourself. You know and you really don't want to face the repercussions. I'm speaking from personal experience. I hadn't stepped on a scale in awhile. Became super lax on my exercise regimen.

I'm on a medication that has a side effect of weight gain. Depending on how well I do on Sparkpeople in the next few months will help me and my doc determine if I should stay on or seek out a new medication. It's frustrating and I get that. It sounds like you have your goals in place. And you're off to a good start!




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