SparkPeople Di-et-betics Team Messageboard People with diabetes who want to get their bodies under control SparkPeople Di-et-betics Team Messageboard T2 as a result of cancer I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer 2 years ago. My treatment was I131 radiation which is an oral treatment. The radiation skewered my pancreas and I now have T2 diabetes. I am hoping weight loss and diet changes will reverse the effects and allow me to eliminate the need for diabetes medications. Anyone else have a similar experience? Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:32:07 EST Plugging along with Diabetes I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2010. I did the diabetic diet for a year and lost 65 lbs. Then I hit a plateau for a while then gained 17 lbs( by cheating). Needed to make a change again and started a new diabetic plan with help from a nutritionist. I have been off meds since March and I simply use food and exercise to control it. This change has to be a life long change in order to maintain my diabetes. Sun, 15 Jul 2012 12:36:24 EST Newly Diagnosed Pre-Diabetes Last week I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes. I will be going to a diabetes education class next week and I have an appointment with a diabetes nutritionist in August. I am upset about the news but I have decided to take action to improve my diet and lose weight. I would like to lose another 35 lbs. Tue, 26 Jun 2012 13:02:35 EST Di-et-betics New Member Hi my name is Melanie Louise Jackson (aka Grease 31), <BR> <BR> I have joined this group, as i would like to get help with managing my diet/diabetes, i would be eternally gratefull for any advice/hints /tips that you could give me as god knows i need all the help that i can get with managing my diet/diabetes, if anyone wants to get in contact with me, you are quite welcome to visit my sparkpage as all my information is on there, i hope to hear from you all soon. <em>212</em> <em>247</em> ... Fri, 18 May 2012 07:15:29 EST Getting use to it! This is my second day of taking my blood glucose sample. So far, I am all over the board. This morning I was 223. Tonight I am 128. Go figure. Just started medication tonight too. Is all of this normal? Fri, 30 Mar 2012 22:39:36 EST Greetings!! I'm Ruby, 55 and live in Washington state. I was dxd with diabetes back in 2009. I immediately set out to lose weight which I did. Now the battle is to maintain and keep my diabetes in check. Thanks for having me! <BR> ~Ruby Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:39:11 EST Help and Hugs Hi, I have been a diabetic for 15 years; however, on insulin for five. I am trying to lose weight but am losing incentive. Lots of stress with family over which I cannot change. I have to push myself to do any exercise; I gag on water--although if I put lemon in it, it is palatable. I have joined a chronic pain/yoga class which I try to find every excuse not to go. I do feel better after the hour session. My food intake is great in the morning. Often we are out and about with grandchild... Wed, 21 Sep 2011 14:54:28 EST It's Time for a Change! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Kristen. I am 23, a mom of a 20 month old son, recently married to my best friend and just started college this past week! My life is a busy one and that sadly means I tend to let my health get pushed aside. NOT ANYMORE!!! I am here to make some changes (for the better) in my lifestyle and get everything together! <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting my fellow team mates along the way! <BR> <BR> Cheers! Fri, 9 Sep 2011 21:43:43 EST Hello ...looking for friends to help stay motivate Hi....I'm a Type 2 diabetic living in Northern Ontario, Canada....I controlled my T2 with diet and exercise for about 4 years but I am now on oral meds....I am trying to get into more exercise and cutting out all junk...both are very difficult. <BR> <BR> Any help I can get from this site would be great. <BR> Thanks Gail Wed, 10 Aug 2011 13:14:48 EST Not MIA, New Insulin Pump <em>245</em> <BR> <BR> Sorry I haven't posted in a while and have been inactive as one of the Team Co-Leaders. <BR> <BR> I've been very busy with getting Medicare and HMO approval for a new insulin pump, then getting personal pump training, obtaining testing supplies, and becoming adjusted to the pump. All this was after an extended winter cold that lasted three months. <BR> <BR> The good news is that my new Medtronic Paradigm Revel Insulin Pump is even better than I expected. Instead ... Fri, 24 Jun 2011 03:24:27 EST im new and i have no clue how to do this Hi my name is Tina iam a type 2 diabetic i have no clue what im doing but im trying please help how i can get things set up Thanks <BR> Tina <em>30</em> Wed, 22 Jun 2011 21:58:06 EST Daily Points on the Wheel ! ! ! 5 <em>347</em> Tue, 14 Jun 2011 09:16:19 EST Weekly Weigh In 177.4 Sat, 7 May 2011 06:58:50 EST me myself and i looking for friends in the same boat as me changed dosage on my medication on thursday and slept all weekend am just now starting to adjust and feel human bs was 240 this morning so i'm tired and grouchy so how is your day going? <em>24</em> Tue, 3 May 2011 10:17:29 EST Recent illness and my apologies to the Team <em>24</em> <BR> I've been inactive in SparkPeople and absent from Team Di-et-betics for several months because of health issues and two months with a severe cold with secondary bronchitis and asthma. <BR> <BR> <em>245</em> <BR> My apologies to the entire Team and to any browsing Spark People who have dropped by. <BR> <BR> Before posting or making any administrative changes to the Team, I'll spend some time reading the posts and activity on the Team Forums, to get up-to-date. I've also ... Tue, 12 Apr 2011 03:18:02 EST Hello I am Sonia, a mother of four year old. I need to change my fast food lifestyle and eat more healthy foods. I want to lose weight for myself and set a good example for my child and family. This is my hardest journey, because I love food. I am willing to step up to the challenge, change my life, and my addiction to food. Sat, 12 Mar 2011 02:14:32 EST Hi! New to SP and looking for friends :-) I found spark people a little late in the game. I was diagnosed in 1/10 with type II diabtes and and A1c score of 9.5%. 35 pounds and 1 year 2 months later I am here with A1c 5.4% and needing to lose that last 30 pounds to get off the metformin (which I hate!). If anyone has any tips or would like to share recipes, I would love to chat! I love home food, chinese, all the stuff that isn't good for you but I have the suspicion that I can change things to make them healthy. I haven't been to the... Fri, 4 Mar 2011 02:07:04 EST Too sweet (must be) free sugar Daddy Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am a sweet Daddy (yes, uppercase D) Italian emigrated in Switzerland, so sweet that My doctor has threatened to take me to hospital if I don't quit eating sugar. <BR> <BR> Recently I found out I've got a type 2 diabetes, it probably happened due to bad life style habits, like "too fat", "too sugar", "too alcoholic" (etc), and a "not enough of something else". <BR> <BR> I was a really active person (athletic, martial arts, hiking, ... ), so food wasn't a real issue, as I... Fri, 25 Feb 2011 08:56:48 EST Enjoying Spark and Diabetic Support from members. Hi! I am enjoying my time at spark and meeting wonderful new friends. Getting great advice that I hope to implement asap. I am a type 1 diabetic, love painting, life and have the gift of the gab! I would love to hear from you and make new friends. <BR> Take care! <BR> Angela <BR> <em>244</em> Sat, 14 Aug 2010 23:53:03 EST ready to settle in.... <BR> <BR> i'm relatively new to the whole spark thing...but i'm ready to jump blindly into it all... <BR> <BR> i'll refer to myself as "icky" for the time being...and here's a little about myself... <BR> <BR> -32 years old <BR> -Type 1 Diabetic...or so they tell me...i was diagnosed about six years ago, which i thought was too "old" to be type 1...but i'm no doctor...and either way, i need to do what i need to do to prevent complications.. <BR> -married...and i have one son.... Sun, 16 May 2010 23:48:48 EST Greet and Meet Hello everyone, my prayer for all of us is that God bless us with normal blood sugar count. But let us do our part and take better care of our bodies, God bless you and have a wonderful day. Sat, 13 Mar 2010 14:52:34 EST New to team Hello all, <BR> My name is Brenda, I am a type 2 diabetic. I am hoping a diet/lifestyle change will alleviate the need for meds and equipment to control my disease. I understand that has happened for some. I am looking forward to learning from all of you and getting some ideas I can use in my own life. Thanks! Sun, 31 Jan 2010 21:13:47 EST hey everyone Hey everyone. I just found out I need to start insulin. I have been taking byetta and metformin, but weight has gone up along with my ac1. My doctor suggested I check out SParkpeople for some added support. I look forward to meet you all. Thu, 24 Dec 2009 15:38:24 EST New to Spark My daughter in law turned me on to spark this weekend. What an incredible tool! I have been a diabetic since 2003. Poorly controlled and know better. I've been a nurse for 31 plus years. Having spent the last week in the hospital for diabetic ketoacidosis, I know I have to take control of my life now. I am looking for support and suggestions. Sun, 13 Sep 2009 15:16:47 EST What healthy thing(s) have you done today? Today I made sure to drink my water and I tested my bs at the right times. I also signed on SP instead of eating out of boredom. What did you do today to be healthier? Mon, 7 Sep 2009 14:11:33 EST Hi Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. My name is Ann. I am looking for support from people who know what I am going through. I have type II and I am on oral meds. My goal is to get off the meds one day by losing weight, gaining activity, and eating right. Mon, 7 Sep 2009 14:08:28 EST Need to get fit Hi everyone, I really need to get fit and lose weight, its not just because I want to anymore, its a matter of life and death so to speak. I hope this works. Wed, 2 Sep 2009 07:22:23 EST Ibuprofen and Diabetes I have been taking 600mg of Ibuprofen the last few days before I go to bed to help with an arthritic back. When I do my blood sugar in the morning it has been in the 160's. Does Ibuprofen increase sugar levels? Tue, 11 Aug 2009 10:31:14 EST Serious this time. Hi, <BR> <BR> I am a 43 mother of 4 with Type 1 diabetes. I have over the last 20 years not taken the time to look after myself which has resulted in me needing to lose 55kg. I have tried various diets over the years..some worked some didnt...but I always seemed to get to a certain point and then stop. This resulted in gaining back the weight I had lost and then some extras on top. <BR> <BR> The last 6 months I have focused on losing weight and have lost and gained the same 5 kg around 5 ti... Tue, 14 Jul 2009 21:26:15 EST Im a dietbetice Im looking fora menu for the day. Tue, 14 Jul 2009 12:06:56 EST Recently Diagnosed Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I was just recently diagnosed as a Type 2 Diabetic. In 2003 I had gestational diabetes. My doctor is giving me 6 months to get my blood glucose levels under control through diet and exercise. I have already had my nutrition class and have an overview of the Exchange plan. I am also working out daily with a Wii Fit and Will Active. My question is this: does the Spark Diet work for diabetics? Do I have to reset my diet preferences? Is this even an option? Thanks so much ... Fri, 26 Jun 2009 15:15:57 EST Hi all I am a 51 year old male whose body is fighting with itself. Sugar is out of control. I am on 4 shots a day,weight is 311. Sat, 30 May 2009 05:07:47 EST My Intro Hi! My name is Tracy and I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes on December 23rd. (Official diagnosis was December 29th). <BR> <BR> I monitor my blood sugar level daily. Up to 8 times a day. I am finding out that I can tell how low or high I am by how I am feeling... for me a low is anything under 6.0 (not sure how the measurement works in the US). The highest I have been is 13.0. I test every morning first thing as I seem to be really high when I wake up. I am taking Metformin for medication.... Wed, 15 Apr 2009 21:43:32 EST .Hello Spark People I need your help I have type 2 diabetes, Problem I am afraid of needles so I do not check my sugar levels properly. I am so afraid that when I try my hand shake so bad I can not even push the button. I know I need to know my levels but are there any other way to do this with out having to stick my self. Help... Mon, 6 Apr 2009 12:23:39 EST I am type 2 and my doctor took me off of insulin I am so excited about what has happened, I have been off of insulin now for 3 days and am so happy about this. My sugars were a bit on the high side, but the doctor didn't think anything of it. He told me that he wanted me to stop all my diabetic Med's but metformin. And put me on Progesterone instead, and since this has happened I have lost 6 pounds, and my sugars are starting to get more under control. I am happier and I am sleeping better. Instead of sleeping only 3 to 4 hours a night... Fri, 13 Feb 2009 15:51:10 EST That dreaded doctors appointment Had my check in with the doctor today for my blood check. Told him afternoons are a struggle and he wanted to add another medication to my metformin. Said it was a short term boost. However, it is not available in generic so told him I can't afford it. (I have no medical insurance and my husband was laid off last week). So, he slightly increased my metformin and I will take it 3 times a day and hope that works. <BR> <BR> I hate having blood drawn as my veins are not cooperative. It took 4... Fri, 6 Feb 2009 01:59:44 EST Week of Jan 12 Planning can help us win this battle. Does it help anyone to have a plan? <BR> <BR> This week lets try: <BR> <BR> 1. Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> <BR> 2. Do one strength exercise a day(if you do your regular ones scheduled on spark or a routine-stick with that. This is just to help some of us off track get back on) <BR> <BR> 3. Eat a healthy breakfast within your diabetic carb/calorie range. <BR> <BR> 4. Cardio-last week's goal was 5 min. Can we do 7? <BR> <BR> For those who need it... Sun, 11 Jan 2009 14:31:44 EST Introducing myself I joined a little bit ago, but have had so many issues, both health wise and personally that I have not ha dthe time to introduce myself, s here goes. <BR> I am 54, I live in Houston, Texas. I gained a lot of weight when I had cancer, but have been cancer free since 1992. <BR> My goal is to get off of the meds and the two insulin's that i have to take as I have 5 injections a day, and I am tired of feeling like a pincushion. <BR> I swear with as many shots & level checks as I have had, if you... Sat, 10 Jan 2009 08:15:12 EST What about food? One of my early struggles with my diagnosis was learing to eat 5 times a day. I tended to be a breakfast skipper, sometimes a lunch skipper, and eat too much junk food at night person. <BR> <BR> Now, I have morning and lunch worked out and am getting better with dinner. Afternoons and nights are my killers. I want junk food and lots of it. <BR> <BR> Where do you find yourself struggling with the diet? <BR> <BR> Or, if you're not struggling, what helps you stick with it? Thu, 8 Jan 2009 16:45:46 EST We do have to move if we want to win I am not exercise motivated but moving is necessary. Not sure where everyone is activity level wise so here's this weeks challege. <BR> <BR> 5 minutes. <BR> <BR> If you never exercise, do something for 5 minutes. Walk around your house, walk up and down stairs, walk around the block. <BR> <BR> If you are already exercising, add 5 min. If you only do cardio, add strenght exercises. If you only do strength, add cardio. If you're doing both, increase by 5 somewhere. <BR> <BR> Anyone c... Sun, 4 Jan 2009 13:15:42 EST Let's get this team moving! It's a new year and time to get moving. <BR> <BR> I am a typeII diabetic which sadly, makes it easy for me to ignore my disease. The first year I was diagnosed, I did all the right things. I went to the education, I ate what I needed, I walked everyday, I lost weight. Then, I got lazy. I pop my meds everyday but as long as I eat every 4-5 hours, I have no real symtoms. Sure, I drink more water and pee more but I gained again. <BR> <BR> Occassionally, I get a subtle reminder that diabet... Fri, 2 Jan 2009 13:34:01 EST My Introduction Good day. I'm just joining SparkPeople and noticed this group. <BR> <BR> I was diagnosed Type 2 last Feb. and am on oral meds. I started taking my BG readings in November. <BR> <BR> I have weight to far I've lost ~ 15 lbs. I'm still trying, but it's not moving and I should really lose 30-50 more lbs. to be at a healthy wt. for me. <BR> <BR> So...when I was surfing the net and Spark People popped up, I clicked on it and I'm impressed. I've started putting in some meals...I have ... Tue, 30 Dec 2008 10:17:41 EST MyFoodAdvisor™ at the ADAs site Well not sure how many here might be interested, but its worth a posting ... I know it can not replace SP, but maybe it can help those who are looking for a side that SP isn't giving you or maybe as an additional supplement to SP in general. <BR> <BR> I've looked though it, and well to me its not as great as SP is, it does have its good sides (the fact you can put together a diabetic "diet" that meets the carb count that is good for most diabetics plus other info is nice to see in general. ... Sun, 14 Dec 2008 12:12:34 EST howdy folks! i just found out last thursday - the 23rd - that i have type 2... my doctor said my blood sugar average for three months was right at 330... feel free to enlighten me on things i need to know.. thanks in advance! <BR> cheryl <BR> Thu, 30 Oct 2008 16:53:52 EST I'm not a diagnosed diabetic, but have a question. I have been monitoring my glucose levels for a few days now and was wondering when to go to my doctor. A little history. I am high risk for type II based on family history, two pregnancies with gestational diabetes and I am about 50 lbs overweight. I was also diagnosed with hypoglycemia at 16 (I'm now 32) On Monday I was feeling foggy, trembly and weak so I decided to check my glucose to see how low I was. I was actually at 187. I decided to start the traditional 2 hours after meals che... Wed, 29 Oct 2008 11:10:08 EST retaining water/swelling Was out of town this weekend in a different time zone so my schedules were a bit off eating wise. My feet and legs kept swelling up horribly. Anyone know if this is kidney related? <BR> <BR> I do take a diurectic off and on per doctors orders and didn't have it with me but this has not occurred to this level before. <BR> <BR> Wondering if I should just see if things are okay now that I'm back on schedule or if I should see a doctor sooner then my normal 6month visit. Mon, 13 Oct 2008 14:27:20 EST Staying on schedule I had my schedule down to where I was eating at the same time everyday but then other people's schedules have made that harder. <BR> <BR> One son has FB practice twice a week another has daytime appointments all over town and he doesn't drive. <BR> <BR> Other son needs rides to and from work at odd times. <BR> <BR> I find myself snacking too much and eating bad stuff to avoid going over my time limit for not eating but then meal time hits just an hour or so later. Not a good plan at all. ... Wed, 24 Sep 2008 15:11:49 EST New to the team but not new to diabetes Hi all. I'm age 56 and have been diabetic since the early 1980's. I was well controlled until a lot of stress entered my life and lost it. I went on oral medication only and did well with that till about a year ago. <BR> <BR> I had been injured on the job and when I was unable to return to full duty on the job I was fired. Been on worker compensation for a while but now they're trying to get me off that so stress is up again. Hopefully stress will reduce as I am starting a new job on 9/22 so... Sat, 20 Sep 2008 23:33:37 EST Weather changes and food cravings It's getting cooler here already(not normal for us) and I've noticed that the cooler it is, the more comfort food I crave. I can't stand fruit in the winter or anything cold. I crave hot chocolate(thank goodness for nonfat milk and fat free/sugar free mixes) <BR> <BR> And of course, cold and rain do not inspire me to exercise. It's actually suppose to be sunny and 70's this week-hoping to take advantage of that for walking and outside activity. <BR> <BR> Anyone else have this issue and h... Sun, 14 Sep 2008 14:52:49 EST Hi! New to team! My name is Tania. I'm 34, and from BC (Canada). I was diagnosed a few months ago with impaired glucose tolerance/we'll just call it Type 2. I did have GD-ID when I was pregnant with my son this past winter. Because of that, I had to do a 2 GTT, 2 months after delivery. I failed with a fasting level of 103, and 2 hr level of 182. I go for diabetes education Monday morning. I'm not sure what I'm going to learn at it that I wasn't taught when I had GD, but we'll find out. <BR> <BR> Bec... Sat, 23 Aug 2008 16:53:52 EST Blood test Day Tomorrow is blood test day. I'm not thinking the results will be too good this time. Not been a good few months. <BR> <BR> I hate having my blood drawn as I have lousy veins. <BR> <BR> Doc will NOT be happy with my weight and neither am I. Mon, 11 Aug 2008 18:36:50 EST How is everyone doing? Not much talk in this group. Are you all in a sugar coma sitting on the couch eating potatoe chips? <BR> <BR> or did you all get together for marathon training and not invite me? <BR> <BR> How is everyone managing living with this no fun disease? <BR> <BR> Fri, 8 Aug 2008 11:52:24 EST Adjusting carbs when you mess up your day I have some eating disorders/issues besides diabetes an anyway, lets just say I binged and went way over my carb count at breakfast. <BR> <BR> Now, I know I cannot go more then 5 hours without eating but how to I get myself back on track? Should I cut my carbs at the other meals so my final count levels out or will that throw me off more? Am I better to just shave a couple carbs from each meal? <BR> Should I just eat the normal amount each time as if I didn't screw up? <BR> <BR> Anyone kn... Tue, 5 Aug 2008 11:41:27 EST New to Team! Hi all! I just joined this team. I am looking forward to making new friends and learning new healthy diabetic friendly lifestyle changes. I'm 33 years old and was diagnosed with type 2 about 5 years ago. I kind of ignored for the past few years, but recently I've had some issues with it and so I am determined to loose the weight and get off all this medication. I'm looking forward to sharing my journey with all of you....... Wed, 30 Jul 2008 14:22:10 EST Getting doctors to listen My doctor has always been fairly good at listening and responding(sometimes overkill) but I don't think he pays enough attention to my blood test numbers. I've noticed over the last few checks that my numbers are creeping upward(up a lot on my meter). Despite the rise in numbers, he has continued with the same meds. I think he needs to increase them slightly. I have my 6 month blood draw coming up. How can I suggest an increase without sounding like a crazy med freak? Mon, 28 Jul 2008 18:08:02 EST Getting on the scale Tomorrow is <em>192</em> in and hope to loose. Sun, 27 Jul 2008 22:23:18 EST frustrated with my bs today was very frustrating trying to balance my blood sugar. It started at 337, then 221, then finally got to come down. I hate whent hat happens for no apparent reason or what seems like it. <BR> <BR> Got to float in my pool today and got some sun, yeah! <BR> <BR> off to work tomorrow. Sun, 27 Jul 2008 19:29:18 EST hello Hello my name is sharon and i have been a diabetic for about 3 years now. found out by going to the hospital for a problem tht was not related to diabetic. my husband has gout and we are both working on getting alot healthier. and we also have a 6 yo that we want to have a good impresion on Sun, 27 Jul 2008 17:49:30 EST sugar lever I have been checking my levels when I get up in the morning and it is always perfect like any where from 84 to 100. Then I check before meals like my Dr suggested and they are never over 110 at the most. Here is the problem once in a while I have checked after a meal and I have seen it as high as 200. So someone tell me if that is like really bad or is it normal? Thanks. Fri, 25 Jul 2008 04:02:01 EST What A Day Today was not a good day of sugars, it ran 100-300,these past months they were nice sugars some in the 50's-low, some in the 60's-low, great few were in the 100 -200 and today they jumped. I been sick and on medicine so that might be the problem. I saw the doctor today and she said "It might be the cause of medicine, illness. <em>198</em> Tue, 22 Jul 2008 00:53:56 EST tricked by family help, <BR> I was with family on my birthday. They went out <BR> and bought me a cake. told me it was sugar free. <BR> It was not. Now after three days sugar is still in <BR> the two hundreds. Any help on getting it down? Tue, 15 Jul 2008 19:39:06 EST Please Help Me Hello - My name is Laura, I been a diabetice at the age of 4, I am now 28. It has been a long hard battle and having this is sometime like jail, but I have a wonderful family and friends that are behind me. It is a hard battle to have this disease and knowing that I can't have the sweets and trying to loose weight is a big trouble for me. When I was first diagnose it was hard for my family especially when it was time for my shots. It took my dad and mom to hold me down and give it to me. ... Tue, 15 Jul 2008 19:09:36 EST Anyone doing anything that is working??? I lost a very small amount of weight but I'm not exercising like I should for no good reason but laziness and stress induced lack of motivation(oh wait, that's an excuse, right?!). I am doing fairly well with the eating, though. <BR> <BR> I'm also a big vitimin user and take those as well. <BR> <BR> Who's motivated and what's working? <BR> <BR> Who's unmotivated and needs a good push? <BR> <BR> Fri, 11 Jul 2008 14:22:50 EST Anyone move today? Having trouble exercising this week and looking for motivation. Who exercised today? Any walkers? Any new walkers? Anyone walk 5 minutes today? I need a good push. Thu, 3 Jul 2008 16:36:12 EST Hi Everyone! Hi everyone - I am new to Spark People but definately not new to Type 2 Diabetes. It has really done a number on me because I can't get it under control because I love food. I only have 3 toes left and I REALLY want to keep those last three! I am looking forward to chatting with all of you and becoming a "LOSER." Take care and have a great day! <em>211</em> Wed, 25 Jun 2008 11:29:08 EST Diabetes Expo- has anyone gone??? I found this link while researching online. My local Expo is in September. I was wondering if anyone had gone and if it is worth going? <BR> <BR><BR>s-and-localevents/diabetesexpo.jsp <BR> <BR> <BR> Free entrance coupon: <BR><BR>.pdf Wed, 18 Jun 2008 17:27:54 EST Keeping control in the summer Anyone else find summer more difficult to control their diabetes? On the one hand, there are more fresh fruits and veggies to choose from, but there are also more temptations like ice cream trucks and picnic foods. <BR> <BR> My kids aren't in school and are running around so maintaining the same eating schedule becomes more difficult as well. I find myself snacking more and eating less healthy and more sporadically. <BR> <BR> I am walking more, but not enough and the heat is coming. <BR> ... Sat, 14 Jun 2008 13:52:18 EST Brand new to the world of diabetes - help needed Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> My name is Liza, and just yesterday, my husband was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. His sugar was at 347, and sugar was already spilling into his urine. Because it was found at such an advanced stage, the doctor immediately put him on a daily insulin shot. <BR> <BR> In a matter of an hour, my husband's world was turned upside down. My world and my 6-year-old son's world will be as well... <BR> <BR> I am the cook of the house, and have been researching since we lef... Wed, 11 Jun 2008 12:02:20 EST DEPRESSED Beyond Measure!!!! It's been a while since I posted here. Today is a very bummed out day. There was a doctor in town that someone told me about that was administering HCG shots, its a hormone derived from the urine of a pregnant female and it helps you loose weight. The doctor also prescribes a diet pill and gives you a B-12 shot every week. I went yesterday for a consultation. I got a phone call today saying that I don't qualify. The diet pill will cause my metformin not to perform properly and he didn't... Tue, 20 May 2008 14:23:36 EST Gallbladder removal Who had their gallbladder removed? Did you have bathroom issues afterwards? Thu, 15 May 2008 11:56:12 EST Diabetes- Books and MAgazines??? What books/magazines have you read that you found helpful??? Thu, 8 May 2008 02:10:26 EST New to Team Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Tammy and I am a 46 yr old mother of 3 sons & Grandma of a cute 6 month old grandaughter. <BR> <BR> I was diagnosed about 4 months ago with T2 diabetes. I take the lowest dose of Metformin and have my sugars fairly under control. In addition to Diabetes I suffer from Fibromyalgia, sleep apnea, high blood pressure and a degenerative disc disease. <BR> <BR> I wanted to find a team to connect with others that go through the same daily struggles and share victori... Fri, 2 May 2008 15:30:18 EST Anyone using ALLI? Thoughts of this product? Fri, 2 May 2008 03:35:11 EST Need help I,m Reaching #s of 360s to 420s on pills <em>46</em> Mon, 17 Mar 2008 17:22:47 EST Ulcers and diabetis When we have other problems from food like ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome what should we take? My doctor says bland foods and pepcides. Bland foods can be very starchy. Have any ideas or knowledge on the topic? What about alkaline foods so we don't create acid in our bodies? <em>58</em> Sun, 24 Feb 2008 22:29:11 EST New Team! Hi everyone, my wife Pammywammy2 has a new team called, Church of Christ Ladies. There is a new team called Church of Christ Ladies. If any of you are interested go to my sparkpage and click on it there. It is for women with common goals. It is not a private team. I appreciate you reading this. We need support, thanks. If anyone of you would like to join please check out my Spark Page and click on my wife Pammywammy2 under my friends. Thanks Doug Thu, 21 Feb 2008 10:45:19 EST Hi from Indiana I am new to the team, but not to sparkpeople,this is the fist time I stumbled on this team, I am a type 2 diabetic. blood sugars go up and down depending on stress. I think and hours at work. <BR> Lisa <em>126</em> Sun, 10 Feb 2008 15:28:40 EST New info about Diabetic studies!!!!<BR>eart_trial.html Sat, 9 Feb 2008 11:05:31 EST losing weight Hello,I'm new. No matter what I do I cannot <BR> lose weight. I take four shots a day, Wed, 30 Jan 2008 21:52:09 EST losing weight Hello,I'm new. No matter what I do I cannot <BR> lose weight. I take four shots a day, Wed, 30 Jan 2008 21:49:27 EST Just introducing myself Hello Everyone, <BR> My name is Sonya, I am a stay at home mom who attends online college courses. I am an out of control Diabetic in need of support to get started. I don't take care of myself but I know I need to. I try to talk to my doctor about my overeating problems and I feel like no one understands. I truly want to help myself so I can be here to enjoy my grandchildren. Tue, 22 Jan 2008 19:49:17 EST TAKE ACTION*** ell Companies You Won't Cloned Meat Sign the Petition by clicking the far right corner in the link and put your word out! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>X%2dy1qlR45E </link> <BR> <BR> Rebekah Sat, 19 Jan 2008 18:25:45 EST Need help with Breakfast Hi my name is Paula and I am from Indiana. I have been a diabetic for over a year now and can not seem to get myself in control of my eating habits. I have the most trouble with my breakfast. I get very tired of eggs and bacon but really need to have a good protein in the morning. What do you all eat in the morning??? Wed, 16 Jan 2008 10:47:09 EST Overwhelmed! I just joined yesterday and I'm so excited! I have been looking around the wesite and I'm not sure what to do...What do the spark points do? <BR> Thank you, <BR> Karen Sat, 5 Jan 2008 08:50:13 EST Hello from Texas My name is Shannon and I have been Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes for 10 years now. I have 2 wonderful boys who are 4 and 7 and great husband who I have been married to since 93. I live in the great state of Texas and close to the capital city, otherwise known as the live music capital of the world. <BR> <BR> This team seems to be very supportive and have great motivation. It will be great getting to know you all better. Fri, 4 Jan 2008 12:17:13 EST Hello I'm Deeds! I'm type 2 andI am in pre stage 1 kidney failure and therefore I have been put on the Diet With alot of restrictions. I,m also looking at the possible amputation of one and or both my legs down the pyke. Sun, 30 Dec 2007 23:02:57 EST Hi! I was told that I have diabetes less than a week ago. This whole thing is a little scary for me. My mother and my grandmother (maternal) both have diabetes. My mother was diagnosed August 2007 and my grandmother has been diabetic for years. Any hints and tips would be helpful. Sat, 29 Dec 2007 20:59:31 EST What is your HbA1c? How are you guys doing on you A1c?? <BR> <BR> I am a type 1 and my last one was 6.5, which is pretty good! Thu, 20 Dec 2007 11:32:52 EST Meds that Lower/Raise bloodsugars <link> </link> <BR> The site by no means is up to date or complete but could be potentially helpful to those who are on them. <BR> <BR> Blessings <BR> <BR> Rebekah Wed, 19 Dec 2007 21:26:50 EST Live Apple Cider Vinegar at bedtime lowers FBSs Did you know that a few sips of apple cider vinegar (I use BRAGG's Live apple Cider Vinegar) at bedtime may help lower fasting glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes? <BR> <BR> Reachers at Arizona State University, Mesa, asked a group of individuals with type 2 diabetes who did not use insulin to drink 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar at bedtime. <BR> <BR> Their fasting blood sugar levels dropped by about 4.7mg/dL or 0.26 mmol/L (4 percent). Those participants who normally had ... Wed, 19 Dec 2007 17:43:39 EST for those who celebrate Christmas... Hiya everyone... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Just wanted to share a cute Christmastide with you. I just downloaded a free e-book having to do with Christmastime. I just loved reading the summary for it. Because I don't have alot to give everyone for Christmas. I thought, what better than to share a free e-book for Christmas time for you ladies and gentlemen to read with a cuppa hot tea or cocoa whenever you can get some quiet time. <BR> <BR> Happy Reading and Merry Christmas to you all!! <BR>... Fri, 7 Dec 2007 11:08:37 EST New to team Hi my name is Doug. I am new to this team but not to SP. I have been trying to lose weight a while. Hopefully this team will help. I am looking for alot of support. I have a wonderful wife who is also a member of SP and a great 12 year old son. I am glad to be a member of this team. Tue, 4 Dec 2007 13:18:31 EST Inflammation, the root cause of IR and Type II Experts from the University of California - San Diego believe that inflammation caused by certain cells known as macrophages is the cause of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, not obesity. <BR> <BR> In research using mice, scientists at UCSD demonstrated that insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes can be prevented if we stop the macrophage cell from causing inflammation. <BR> <BR> Macrophage cells are found in the white blood cells of bone marrow. When they enter different body tissu... Sun, 2 Dec 2007 00:54:09 EST new to diabetes I have just been diagnosed as being diabetic type 2 I am scared. I do know that all have been there so any pointers to help I would appreciate it very much Pat Carson Tue, 20 Nov 2007 20:53:47 EST PLEASE READ THIS. OMGOSH PLEASE READ. MAKE SURE YOU READ LAST PARAGRAPH. <BR> <BR> <BR> China Halts Exports Of Toys With 'Date Rape' Drug <BR> CBS News Interactive: Toying With Danger <BR> <BR> (AP) BEIJING China's government has suspended exports of toys covered with a toxic chemical that have been subject to recalls from Australia to the United States after sickening children, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Friday. <BR> <BR> China's move came as seven more U.S. children were reported ailing after in... Sun, 11 Nov 2007 15:45:23 EST WE ALL NEED A GOOD LAUGH SOMETIME FIRST TESTIMONY: <BR> <BR> <BR> I walked into a hair salon with my husband and three kids in tow and asked loudly, <BR> <BR> "How much do you charge for a shampoo and a blow job?" <BR> <BR> I turned around and walked back out and never went back <BR> <BR> My husband didn't say a word...he knew better. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> SECOND TESTIMONY: <BR> <BR> <BR> I was at the golf store comparing different kinds of golf balls. <BR> <BR> I was unhappy with the women's type I had b... Sun, 11 Nov 2007 03:52:32 EST READ VERY IMPORTANT One of my kids on My Space just put out this Bulletin. <BR> <BR> IF YOU HAVE NIECES, NEPHEW AND GRAND BABIES. <BR> <BR> Recall notice - VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> So just a little over a week ago I bought my daughter a craft called Aqua Dots, only to find out tonight from my sister that there was a recall. <BR> <BR> The dots are designed so when they get wet they stick together and dry together. On the recall website they tell you that if ingested, they can cau... Thu, 8 Nov 2007 02:16:36 EST HEY NEW MEMBERS! <em>235</em> <BR> I'd like to hear from the new(er) team members. Just your experience with diabetes,weight loss,SparkPeople.Remember...what happens here,stays here! People with diabetes have something in common,but no story is quite the same.Pharmaceutical nightmares,blood sugar highs(and lows!),what makea your sugar go sky high.That kind of stuff.Hope to hear from you soon! <BR> <BR> Sandy <em>223</em> Wed, 31 Oct 2007 16:43:54 EST New replacement for Trans Fats Lethal to Diabetics Meet the New Generation of Fake Fats <BR> <BR> By Rebecca Abma <BR> <BR> In an effort to rid restaurants and supermarket shelves of harmful trans fats, food manufacturers have found a replacement that may be even worse. Interesterified (IE) fats, chemically modified oils used in baked goods, fried foods, and butter substitutes, appear to have the same harmful effects on cholesterol as trans fats, while also raising blood glucose levels, according to one recent study. <BR> <BR> The researc... Tue, 23 Oct 2007 15:07:30 EST It's Friday!! What are your plans? I'm losing my job so I'll spend tonight updating my resume and starting my job search. Saturday morning will be very busy with Scouts. We have an early morning activity and then we're going to a rocket launch. Some of the rockets will be taller than me (6'2"). Then in the evening my kids will be in a marching band competition. So, Saturday at least will be fun. Sunday we'll sleep in, go to church and then spend a fun filled evening together. I hope you all have a great weekend! <BR> <... Fri, 19 Oct 2007 14:58:26 EST Byetta linked to Pancreatitis The FDA recently reviewed 30 reports of acute pancreatitis in patients who were taking Byetta (exenatide), a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. The experts at the FDA believe that there may be an association between Byetta and acute pancreatitis in some of these cases. <BR> <BR> Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc, the maker of Byetta, has agreed to include information about acute pancreatitis in the PRECAUTIONS section of the product label. <BR> <BR> If you use Byetta and believe that... Thu, 18 Oct 2007 23:39:57 EST I don't know if you use this. Diabetes Health Center <BR> <BR> Sales of Inhaled Insulin Exubera Halted <BR> Drug Company Cites Financial Reasons for Removing Exubera From Market <BR> By Miranda Hitti <BR> WebMD Medical News <BR> Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD <BR> <BR> Oct. 18, 2007 -- The drug company Pfizer announced that it will stop selling its inhaled insulin product Exubera for financial reasons. <BR> <BR> In January 2006, Exubera became the first inhaled insulin to get FDA approval. Exubera delivers short-acti... Thu, 18 Oct 2007 19:50:16 EST A little bit about Sandy <em>249</em> <BR> Let me explain something about myself.I used to be PAINFULLY SHY...and now I'm NOT. Some people might call me obnoxious or overbearing...and that's OK. I'm not here to win the "Miss Congeniality" trophy. I'm here to get healthy,first and foremost,and I take that VERY seriously.But I still think that you can joke around...but if I hurt somebody's feelings,please tell me so I can apologize! <BR> <BR> I was "diagnosed" with DM2 in 2003,but I had it for some time before that,... Thu, 18 Oct 2007 15:12:46 EST Yay! I'm making headway. Would you belileve after a major binge this past week I still managed to lose 2lbs lose an inch in hips, half an inch in my neck and 3 inches in my waist? <em>224</em> Tue, 16 Oct 2007 12:21:50 EST Help for Neuropathy I found this article in my email from Diabetes Health and had to share it with others who suffer from Neuropathy like me. I am blessed with slight neuropathy only on my toes and slightly beyond. But at times it's AWFUL. <BR> <BR> It started after doing a study for cleveland clinic for diabetics and weight loss. Needless to say, I cut the study short after nothing was stopping the pain, I had slight neuropathy since. <BR> <BR> check this link out to a natural micronutrient supplement that... Sat, 13 Oct 2007 15:48:43 EST Ladies!! Last year I signed up for a dayplanner for myself from the National Womens Health Information Center. I thought nothing of it..just thought it would be a little freebie. When I rec'd it, it was AWESOME! Not only was it a monthly planner, it had stickers to remind you of dr.'s appointments, your cycles, Eye appointments, birthdays, etc. AND Tons and Tons of information in it about womens health. Like heart disease, exercise, How to talk with your dr.'s , how to do your own breast exams, d... Wed, 10 Oct 2007 14:52:55 EST A Daily drink may help lower fasting levels... My Newsletter (she's a diabetic Nutricianist for D-life) had this information in it I thought I'd pass along. <BR> <BR> Non-alcoholic drinking patients with type 2 diabetes who begin to drink a moderate amount of alcohol each day may enjoy lower fasting blood sugar levels, especially if they have a high A1C. <BR> <BR> In a 3-month study, 109 patients with type 2 diabetes were broken up into two groups. One group drank 150 mL of wine (13 g alcohol) during dinner each day, whi... Thu, 4 Oct 2007 23:17:43 EST Not a good day health wise. Hey everyone. I could use some support. I really had a yucky day due to my own bad decision. I didn't eat breakfast at all...had an appointment with the eye dr. and just fell behind. The eye dr. was very thorough and I ended up there much longer than expected..I thought I would be in and out and then eat with my husband. After he dialated my eyes two hours later, I went out feeling shakey. It was AWFUL! <BR> <BR> We went to the grocery store on empty stomachs and while I purchased majo... Thu, 4 Oct 2007 22:36:40 EST Newbie here.....Hello everyone!! Hiya everyone. <BR> <BR> I too suffer from PCOS, have type II diabetes, Hypothyroid and major hormonal imbalances both with the endochrine hormones as well as the reproductive. <BR> <BR> I am on 40 units of Lantus twice a day, 4mg of Avandia, levoxythyrone, and am taking Bcomplex, calcium magnesium, and D vitamins. <BR> <BR> I have slight neuropathy in the toes. <BR> <BR> We have two dogs, a Jack Russell and Pekingese and are preparing to adopt AFTER I get a bit healthier. <BR> <BR> My ... Tue, 2 Oct 2007 15:14:01 EST type 2 not on meds wondring how many are lucky enough to keep the diabetes in check thru dieting, carb counting and exercise Fri, 21 Sep 2007 22:16:44 EST carb counting as type 2 diabetic , i was wondering is anyone carb counting instead of med;s etc,,,,,,is it working? searched the boards here on this grp and really didnt see much mentioned about that i am carb counting for a few days now with the help of a great dietician and wanna know how are you all doing? Fri, 21 Sep 2007 22:14:40 EST Insulin Pumpers Hey all! Hope you're all having a good day. I was curious to know if there are any other insulin pumpers out there. I started about 6 weeks ago and I'm doing great. Still a few minor adjustments to make, and it has been an adjustment to a degree, but the benefits have been wonderful. Now I'm making a serious effort to work on my weight. Being on the pump should make it easier, but the ball is in my court of course. Looking forward to hearing from you. Fri, 14 Sep 2007 11:33:52 EST Trying to Better Myself Hi everyone, I am type 2, and doing really good with keeping my sugars down. My sugars were so high that they had to give me more insulin, now the sugars are going down and I am feeling much better. My eyes arent as blurry as they were before. With arthritis, and dietbetis I am learning finally how to live a better life, exercising and eating right. My health as improved so much. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> I have been away trying to do some really good things for myself. I have so much to t... Fri, 17 Aug 2007 21:57:57 EST Hi Everyone! Hi Everyone! I'm Tera. I'm 27 years old. I live in Springfield, MO. I have PCOS and Type 2 diabetes. I am married. It will be 4 years on Aug. 16th. We have one Spoiled rotten cat, named Casey. We don't have any kids yet because I have infertility problems due to PCOS. <BR> <BR> I have been over weight since I was 13 years old. I am tired of being overweight! I started eating healthier and started walking at least an hour a day and have lost 15 pounds in the last 2 months. <BR> <BR> I love... Sun, 15 Jul 2007 14:55:56 EST Insulin Pump Well ladies, and gents . . . I'm becoming a pumper. I signed the papers and I'm taking the plunge. The little device is being shipped today, will get here next week and then I'll be making an appointment with a trainer and my doctor to get things rolling. I'm excited and scared at the same time. I went to an endo a little over a month ago, he put me on Actos and Januvia, and I've gained 6 pounds, I'm so depressed about it. At least with a pump I can diet and exercise without having to wo... Wed, 27 Jun 2007 10:43:46 EST Decision made I made the decision today to stop taking the 8mg of Avandia a day. Okay so I decided after I took 4mg this morning. <BR> <BR> I had been taking only 1500mg metformin and 4mg of avandia a day but my numbers were high and I just couldn't get them down. My gp couldn't change my diabetes meds so I had to go and see the diabetes nurse who doubled the avandia and said to take 2000mg metformin a day. <BR> <BR> I knew when they kicked in because my numbers were in the 6-8 range. Happy Days because... Sat, 23 Jun 2007 14:05:45 EST tattoos Just found out that I have early diabetes. My doctor said that it can be reveresed with diet and excercise. My son and I were going to get a tattoo together. Just wondering if I still can? Thanks for the help. I'm so glad I found this site. Fri, 22 Jun 2007 00:01:05 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JUNE PEOPLE LOTS OF <em>177</em> AND <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <BR> <BR> MARY2222 <em>236</em> Sun, 3 Jun 2007 03:10:50 EST 31 Ways to Cut 100 Calories Everyday If you’re concerned about weight loss, don’t be. Losing weight may be easier than you think. <BR> In fact, you don’t even have to “go on a diet.” It can be as simple as ordering your Quarter Pounder without cheese, or eating a regular taco instead of a super taco. You simply need to take a closer look at what and how much you eat, and then decide where you are willing to make adjustments. <BR> <BR> For example, to lose one pound of fat each month, all you need to do is cut 100 calories a d... Mon, 28 May 2007 01:21:14 EST I'm new to this forum I have been a Type 2 diabetic for a couple of years now. I had really good control but now I'm out of whack and need to establish a better routine again. I'm hoping that joining this group may help me. Wed, 23 May 2007 18:08:32 EST Dr. Appointment Today Ladies. Someone give me some info here. I went to see a new endocrinologist today. He's putting me on Avandia and a drug called Januvia and he's also incrasing my metformin from 1000 mg to 2000 mg. I'm also taking 30 units of Lantus and up to 30 units of Apidra. Not only am i reading the horror stories about the Avandia but I'm also wondering about about the weight gain. Here I am struggling with weight already, I don't want to take something that's gonna make me more of a moose than I ... Mon, 21 May 2007 15:59:07 EST Are you a rosiglitazone (Avandia) user? If you take rosiglitazone (Avandia), then you need to read this! Or maybe even if you don't yet.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I might just have a word with my gp this week, recently my Avandia was doubled. Mon, 21 May 2007 15:31:40 EST sliding scale I've never been on a sliding scale until I had my lap band surgery on the 16th. Pre op I was taking 36u Am and 20u PM of Novolog 70/30. While in the hosp and still on IVs I received 2 injections of 2u only twice. I didn't need it any other time. After getting off of the IV I didn't need any coverage. The highest BS reading since the IV was taken out has been only 127. I haven't taken any insulin since coming home. I don't think I will either. Does anyone know if you can do a sliding s... Sat, 19 May 2007 20:32:23 EST Diabetic Friendly Recipe Team New Spark Team -Healthy Exchanges Recipes : This is a team dedicated to making recipes from as geniune great cook who share her recipes in her line of Healthy Exchange recipes. Stop by and consider joining as allot of her recipes are Midwestern comfort food made healthy. She passed on to her glory in May of 05' but her legacy lives on. Come live on (literally) with me on this team dedicated to cooking healthy. <BR> Diabetic Friendly, LowFat Friendly, moderate calories recipes! <BR> <BR> <em... Sat, 12 May 2007 13:00:58 EST Low(er) Carb/Sugar Alternatives I'd appreciate it if folks would post their favorite lower carb brand-name foods. To start the ball rolling, here are my favorites. <BR> <BR> Pasta - Dreamfields makes a variety of pasta (spagetti, lasagna, elbow macaroni, Linguine, Penne Rigate and Rotini) that contains 42 gm per serving but only 5 gm are useable. The calories are the same as regular pasta. Be careful if you're counting carbs for insulin to only include 5 carbs in your calculations! I found it at Safeway stores and on ... Wed, 25 Apr 2007 10:15:08 EST Diabetes / Depression Link I subscribe to this blog and I thought that this was very interesting. The material is copy righted but said it was ok to copy with credit and link back. So I hope this works. I think it is a very cool blog and I would recommed checking it out. <BR> <BR> <BR> Depression in Elderly Causes Diabetes <BR> <BR> Posted: 24 Apr 2007 05:49 AM CDT <BR> <BR> A surprising finding from new Northwestern University research indicates that long-term depression can cause Type-2 Diabetes in elderly peo... Wed, 25 Apr 2007 09:29:07 EST WHAT MADE YOU SMILE TODAY MY GRANDSON CAME IN AND WOKE ME UP THIS MORNING WITH <em>247</em> and <em>212</em> 's. <BR> <BR> MARY2222 Sun, 22 Apr 2007 14:46:58 EST Byetta Users (Type 2) Just want to start a thread for any one who is on Byetta for their Diabetes. I started on it in Sept 06' and still on it. Since starting on this my numbers are down and I am losing weight w/o the carb craving. To learn more about it you can go to <BR> I take mine at breakfast/10 mcg of Byetta and at dinner/10 I find my appetite for carbs has declined immensely. I love this "lizard spit" I believe it was noticed that the "Gila" monster could survive for months w... Tue, 17 Apr 2007 01:11:56 EST Get to know Each Other Copy and paste in the reply box, then answer!!!! (I'll answer the next to leave the form clean) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Where do you live? Saskatchewan Canada <BR> <BR> 2. Start weight? 345 <BR> <BR> 3. Goal weight? 245 <BR> <BR> 4. How many cm or feet/inches are you? 6'2 1/4 <BR> <BR> 5. How old are you? 52 <BR> <BR> 6. When is your birthday? Oct 16 <BR> <BR> 7. Single? Married? Kids? Married and puppies <BR> <BR> 8. How did you come to SparkPeople? Someone from my TOPS grou... Mon, 16 Apr 2007 02:43:38 EST Januvia Hello, <BR> <BR> My doc just started me on Januvia. Does anybody here have any experience with this drug? I would love to hear from you. <BR> <BR> P.S. I just got in trouble on the OTHER Diabetes board for posting this topic. I hope I do not offend anybody over here <em>41</em> Sat, 14 Apr 2007 12:38:10 EST I May Have Found An Answer I began a thread a couple of days ago asking for HELP! My blood sugar levels were out of control and I've tried every diet known to man to help with weight loss and the diabetes issues. It was suggested that I look into the South Beach Diet, so I bought the book and began to read. Yesterday was day 1 and my blood sugars stayed between 110 and 120 ALL DAY LONG! Today is another new day and I'm anxious to see what happens. I just hope the weight loss follows with just as much success. Som... Fri, 13 Apr 2007 09:53:36 EST INSULIN? ???????? HAS ANYONE REDUCED THEIR INSULIN INTAKE SINCE STARTING OR NEEDED TO TAKE MORE? ONCE I GOT TO MY 35 TWICE ADAY ITS BEEN THE SAME NO MORE OR LESS. <em>41</em> <em>39</em> Thu, 12 Apr 2007 15:21:57 EST new to team Hi all!!!! I started posting here a little over a week ago. I am a 53 y/o wife of 31 years, mother of a thirty year old son, and nana to two wonderful granddaughters...Bailey-4 and Sadie-2. I have been in the field of education for the past 28 counselor for the past 12 years at an elementary school of over 500 sweet children. LOL <BR> <BR> My Spark Page describes my health journey from discovering my type 2 diabetes to the success of getting my life back and finally becomin... Wed, 11 Apr 2007 19:58:30 EST Yahoo! I just got my HbA1c results back... 5.8, or the equivalent of 107 mg/dL!!!! I am so excited. My first normal result in my whole life! <BR> <BR> <em>205</em> Wed, 11 Apr 2007 17:50:17 EST Hemoglobin A1c Test - what it means. One of the biggest questions for diabetics is "what EXACTLY do those HA1c numbers mean?" Doctors will usually tell you your score, but they don't translate the numbers, except to say "less than 7 means your blood sugar is under good control. <BR> <BR> A wonderful site, the diebetestoolbox has a calculator for translating those numbers. Unfortunately, SP does not allow URLs in positings, so here is the address that can be cut and pasted in your browser. Either read the informative informat... Tue, 10 Apr 2007 17:02:04 EST HELP! Folks, I need HEEELLLPPP!!! I'm one of those people that can't deal with too many choices. I have to be told exactly what to eat and how much and what time of day I can handle it, ok, well, maybe with just a little flexibility. Does anyone out there have a diet plan that is easy and simple without having to be a gourmet chef? My husband will not eat like I need to and I just simply don't have the time to cook two dinners everynight. So I need something that is easy and simple to stick wi... Tue, 10 Apr 2007 10:04:54 EST INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE, PLEASE! Welcome to all your new comers and old comers introducing yourselves. I hope that you will find this site and this Spark Team useful/helpful. Feel free to put down any information here that you want. <BR> <BR> Name: Jayne <BR> Type: 1 <BR> How long been diabetic: 15 years <BR> Age: 18 <BR> Ultimate goal: To get to a weight that my doctors will find healthy, maintain it, as well as help my health with my diabetes, my knees, my back, and my hips. I also want to fit into smaller jeans, of co... Fri, 6 Apr 2007 13:13:19 EST Hello Hello I'm Michelle I'm 27 and have 2 children. I live in Winnipeg,Manitoba,Canada Nice to meet you all! Thu, 5 Apr 2007 12:26:46 EST Did you exercise today? 4.4.07 I walked 4 miles. I'm in a challenge in another team. Thu, 5 Apr 2007 09:51:13 EST What was your blood sugar today? Today 139. <em>198</em> Yesterday I had a run in with Fried chicken and kids brought home Easter party candy. I will get um down later. Thu, 5 Apr 2007 09:49:13 EST New Here! Hi all! I am new to the group. Just joined a minute ago. I am type 1 diabetic...diagnosed a year ago. My name is Crystal. I live in East TN with hubby, 2 kids (ages 4 & 7) and 4 dogs. We are a strong Christian family. We live for the Lord. Hubby and I are working together to get fit and to live a healthier lifestyle. <BR> <BR> I started my weight loss journey a little over a week ago. The first week I totally failed. This week I am working out an hour or so a day...walking or using... Tue, 3 Apr 2007 19:33:02 EST Fruit for breakfast? Does anyone else have a problem with eating fruit for breakfast? I have never been able to eat fruit with my breakfast because it causes a huge spike 1 hour afterward. I can eat fruit any other time of the day without the spike. I've never been offered an explanation for it, only told to eat my fruit at other times. Mon, 2 Apr 2007 22:58:16 EST Thanks I just wanted say thanks for all the suggestions on food that could eat after my wisdom tooth extraction. By the way I was still filled with fear. But the dentist and assistant was gentle and caring I was put at ease. (I'm still a dentist chicken maybe with a little less fear). My tooth came out without a problem. My gum is healing up fine. I am grateful for your suggestions and to God who helped me thur it all. Mon, 2 Apr 2007 22:40:45 EST herbs and di et ebetes Does anyone know about cinnamon helping lower your BS and how much to take???????? OR DRINK????????? <BR> <BR> MARY2222 <em>103</em> Sun, 1 Apr 2007 17:38:32 EST Glucose intolerant? What's the diff? Hello all...was just diagnosed as Gluc Intol and I can't find enough info on the web to satisfy me. Even went to Barnes & Nobles today and found plenty of books on Glycemic Index plans but not a lot of info on GI...perhaps because it is another word for diabetic? My dr. wants me to start a scrip (sp) of something that starts with an M, 500 mg. and says it is to help prevent diabetes. I can't find any info on this. I'm afraid to start it. I will get a paper copy of my labs in the mail nex... Sat, 31 Mar 2007 23:27:44 EST what do i do about low blood sugar? seems this new medicine they put me on has me go low ... such as 40.. in the morning when i wake up .. what should i do ?? call my doc now? or wait till monday?? <BR> Ramona Sat, 31 Mar 2007 19:25:16 EST Looking for buddies Am newly diagnosed Type 2 <BR> Finding a lot of resistance on my part... <BR> Weather so much better here in Colorado Springs, <BR> that I need to get out & walk... <BR> For months it was so bad here we couldn't go anywhere. <BR> Now what's my excuse? <BR> Need help in making me move myself... <BR> I love sports, but have vegged out to sit at the computer all the time. <BR> Have one good thing to share: <BR> ULTRAMETABOLISM...A GREAT BOOK...NEW SLANT... <BR> WISDOM IN IT. <BR> Now send me al... Sat, 31 Mar 2007 12:32:00 EST Passover and diabetes Hi, there might be some diabetics here who haven't found their way yet to SparkJews. <BR> <BR> Passover is almost here. <BR> <BR> The Jewish Diabetes Association has some information that might come in handy. <BR> <BR><BR>p?id=27&sivug_r=7&sivug_m=29 <BR> <BR> Some recipes: <BR> <BR> <BR> p?id=25&sivug_r=7&sivug_m=27 <BR> There's more information on the site that refers to Pesach and other holidays. Wed, 28 Mar 2007 14:17:56 EST Other Recommended Spark Teams Around the world in 80 days! Just copy and paste this into the address bar and it should take you right to it. This is about exercising as a group to try to go the distance of the diameter of the earth. Go ahead and check it out, I think it will be neat. It starts on April 1! <BR> <BR><BR>ageboard.asp?imboard=9465 <em>205</em> Mon, 26 Mar 2007 22:13:01 EST type 1 diabetes I have been on insulin for 4 yrs and gained 60 lbs. HELP I'M STUCK lost 5 but l ususlly gain it back. anybody with same problem i would appreciate any information. <BR> <BR> mary Mon, 26 Mar 2007 15:38:40 EST I need a little help and Advice I have to have a wisdom tooth pulled soon and I was wondering what type food would be good for a sore mouth. Other than meshed potatoes and bananas. They make my blood sugars soar. Glucerna would be good but I worried about my nutrition. Liquid diets! <em>2</em> <em>42</em> . oh yes I'm a little afraid if you could a prayer or a word of encouragement I would appreciate it. I'm a dentist chicken. Mon, 26 Mar 2007 00:00:10 EST Exercise and the Diabetic I was always taught that exercise LOWERS your sugars, so I was shocked to find that exercise RAISES mine. After not seeing a 200 for a year, I was seeing them daily upon leaving the gym. It turns out, there's a reason for the raise - your liver is busy trying to make sure your body doesn't starve to death while you're exercising. I reluctantly acknowledged that it makes sense - the diabetic nurse educator said to ignore the spikes. Sure enough, if I eat right after exercising, my sugars d... Sun, 25 Mar 2007 19:13:59 EST new to this board & looking forward to being here I am a 52 yr old lady. I am a type 2 diabetic. I just lost 3 pounds and am so happy about this. I have a long way to go with my weight loss, but I am going to try everything I can to get down to the weight I should be at. So that means lossing just about 100 pounds. It will take time. I started to change the way I was eating, like going from 2% to 1%, eating salads and fish, and not much meat at all. Except for my 11 pm snack of ham when I take my needle. For the first time since I was... Fri, 23 Mar 2007 14:23:46 EST Hello to all! Welcome, everybody, to Di-et-betics. I hope that we can all get to know each other and try to help each other. I have met only a few other diabetics in my life. I have Type 1 Diabetes. I was diagnosed when I was only three years old. I am grateful that I was so young when I was diagnosed; I know no other way of life. Please feel free to share your stories and tips! <BR> <BR> JayneMae Wed, 21 Mar 2007 15:44:35 EST