I was finally diagnosed two years ago as being insulin resistant. I consulted several doctors and they all determined that mine was genetic and no diet would correct it and was put in medicine to correct it.
Welcome to Spark People. It can be very scary trying to find out about your condition. Has your doctor mentioned seeing a nutritionist? I have type 2 diabetes. Learning to count my carbs has been the hardest thing for me to do. I was diagnosed in 2011 but I am still learning things everyday. The 2 major things I have learned were healthy eating and exercise are very important.
This site is great. It has a nutritional tracker and meal plans. It also has a lot of information on different health issues. Also getting involved with a Spark Team can help give you the motivation to stay on track and tell you what has worked for them. Just go around the site and see what there is. They do have diabetes meal plans and information for living with diabetes on this site. I wish you all the best of luck on your new journey towards health.
ANY time is a great time to start...especially with Sparkpeople. Give yourself a big hug for making this positive choice for yourself. Take your time to explore all the resources available for you here. It can seem overwhelming because there are so many resources to choose from. Two to consider using are the Nutrition and Fitness Trackers. Also, check out Spark Teams under the COMMUNITY Tab. Do searches on your goals, interests, hobbies, whatever. Then join one, two or more Spark teams. You'll enjoy getting to know these folks and giving and getting lots of encouragement along the way. It's all good. Enjoy the journey!
WELCOME TO SPARK!!! Congrats on taking the first step into changing your life to a more healthier one by joining the site. Spark is filled with amazing people that will motivate, support and encourage you on your journey. There is so much to learn and discover here, take this one day at a time.
A couple of things I would like to suggestion to make you Spark experience a great one.
1. Put together your own Spark page. This is a great way to communicate with other members and build relationships that will support and motivate you. You can do this by going to the START page and the green section has something about your Sparkpage.
2. Make goals for yourself. Each month I make a list of what I want to accomplish that month and break them down to smaller goals to work with week by week. This way the BIG picture doesn't seem so big.
3. Join Spark teams. There are tons of teams here and you will be able to find ones that fit to what you like or want in a team.
The key to success here is to be active and you've already started by joining. You will find that everyone is willing to help you out if you need it. Spark friends are here for support, motivation and encouragement. Good luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle! Again, welcome to the SP family! *~ Paula *~
Paula in Denver, Colorado
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Hi and welcome to Spark People! It's great to have you here!! There's lots of support and inspiration to be had here! Good luck to you!
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Hi, I'm new to this site and just happened to luck up on it. Over the last 10 years I have been steadily gaining weight. It never seemed to matter how much I ate, what I ate or how much I exercised I never seemed to be able to drop the lbs. I have finally found a doctor who is both an MD and specializes in weight loss/nutrition. After a barrage of blood tests she has determined I have Insulin Resistance which would account for the weight gain and inability to lose. I'm trying to read all I can regarding this. I'm determined to find the right way to eat to lose weight and turn it around. I would love to find others that have this and see how they are dealing with it!
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