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7/20/14 3:44 P

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Hello! My name is Renee and I have recently been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and Simple Fatty Liver Disease. I am trying to eat for the diabetes and liver but sometimes that is hard to do. Seems I can't have the fruit I need for the liver because of the Diabetes. But I will do what I need to do!

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7/10/14 11:42 A

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Hi all,
I my name is Toya, I have not received any official diagnosis of diabetes, PCOSÖetc. However, I feel that I am insulin resistant which has contributed to my obesity challenges over the last 20 years. I discovered the Low G.I diet plan about 30 days ago and Iíve lost 20 lbs without having to wrestle with hunger. So, I am excited to learn more about this healthy lifestyle to help me be a better me. Also, I do know that my body is very sensitive to hormone fluctuations especially hormones associated with PMS/PMDD. So, I feel that the hormone fluctuations (not so good feeling symptoms) associated to spiking blood sugar is because of my hormone sensitivity that Iíve had all my life. I am looking to lose about 50 lbs within the next year or so. I would love to see an endocrinologist for an entire workup, however, my current health insurance plan barely covers annual physicals and blood work. I hope to find out some good tips from everyone here.


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7/8/14 2:20 P

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Hi there everyone, My name is Becky and I'm 30 years old. I was diagnosed with PCOS with insulin resistance back in 2006. I am tired of struggling with my weight and have had so much trouble trying to lose it. I've read to try low carb diets and I'm planning on trying just that. If I can only figure it out lol. I'm hear for support and to read success stories to help keep me motivated. Here I go getting started on this journey to a new healthier me.

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7/7/14 7:50 P

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Hi everyone. I'm Ally. I've been doing Sparkpeople since October without much success. Just recently went to the doctor and discovered severe sleep apnea and insulin resistance. I bought the book just before my heaviest recorded weight 222. The next day I began the process of resetting my pancreas and liver to a healthier metabolism. Oh, the book is "Metabolism Miracle" suggested by fellow sparker Noreen who was successful in losing with this. emoticon

Well since then I'm down 11 lbs. Unheard of before then. I feel a lot thinner already beginning my 3rd week on this way of eating. I love it because I can still drink wine!

So 1Crazydog! Here I am at your suggestion!

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6/29/14 8:11 P

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Hi! I'm Kristin. I was diagnosed with IR and PCOS in 2006, a year after having my system completely shut down on me. I had stopped using BC so I could have my second child and my system never restarted. The doctors were initially unsupportive of me, telling me that I hadn't given my body enough time. They gave me progesterone twice, and I cycled, but nothing more. I gained only 10 pounds (thankfully, given what I could have gained) and had to buy larger clothes. I'm short and shortwaisted, so I looked particularly lumpy for a small person. I got fed up with my GP and demanded my OB. The reproductive specialist for infertility ran ONE blood test and that was that. I have Insulin Resistance that has caused my PCOS.

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I'm on Fortamet 1,000mg a day, Orthocyclen 28, and B-12 1,000 mg a day. I found that Metformin decimates the B vitamin and I was a stark raving mad lunatic for a while. My husband tells me that my temper was so bad that he was afraid of me for a while. Yikes! I dropped my weight, went on Clomid to conceive and did so right away. My son was born in 2007.

Over the years, I've tried to stay faithful to the SparkDiet. I measure my food, choose wisely when out, and have tried very hard to stay away from diet sodas (some days are better than others). I also try to avoid processed foods as much as I can. It's not easy to stay away. Those foods help me feel full!

I've lost all my initial weight, I'm active as a dancer, love running short distances and playing with my kids. However, my biggest issue is still dietary and digestion. There are times, like now, when the only things I can eat that won't cause some sort of indigestion is milk, cereal and fruit! I swear I'm living on Grape Nuts right now! I have no idea why this happens and it's irritating to be very hungry, yet unable to eat what's in front of me. What is going ON??

I'm going to my sister's house for three days--she lives 3 hours South of me. She is the carb queen: bread, cheese, meats, and maybe a cranberry salad with a super-sweet vinaigrette that I can't eat. What am I going to do? Spend all weekend with Tums? The last time I was there I had to beg for a smoothie because I was starving, yet stuffed with stomach acid!

Does anyone else deal with this? Help?

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6/13/14 9:31 P

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Hi. My name is Kaytie and I am 23 years old. About 3 years ago I was diagnosed with PCOS. I never reacted to the diagnosis until recently when my boyfriend and I decided we wanted to get pregnant. I have been doing research day in and day out and am starting to get discouraged because I don't know where to begin with a diet change. I keep reading I need a Low GI diet and to cut out dairy and gluten. Hopefully with some advice and motivation I can get things on the right track.



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5/20/14 8:17 P

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Hi Kristina,

I remember you from the Groovy Gecko's! It's nice to see someone I know in this group. I remember that you always struggled to stay on track with your eating. Hopefully getting back on your medication and re-starting a healthy diet will help.

Me - I have to make an appointment for my annual wellness exam and I'm dreading it. I quit tracking my weight, exercise, and food in March. I just gave up! This morning I was getting dressed and happened to see myself in the full length mirror - naked! It was not a pretty sight. I packed my gym bag and put in 20 minutes on the treadmill after work. I know it's not much, but it's a start. I have wheat and dairy intolerances, metabolic syndrome and COPD.

I'm hoping to find a little help and support in this group.

~Jocy from Idaho~


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5/14/14 2:48 P

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Hi, I'm Kristina and in 2012 I was diagnosed with insulin resistance, PCOS, and pre diabetic. This was after struggling for 2 years with doctors in TX (I moved to FL in 2011) who wouldn't listen to me. I'd get the "Oh its because of the accident you were in. Oh, just lose weight and you'll be fine."

In June 2012 I went to a reproductive endocrinologist and she asked questions, ran bloodwork, and did an ultrasound. It was determined I had 50+ cysts on my ovaries and that I did in fact have PCOS. She prescribed Glumetza Extended Release and I started taking 500 mg. Over several weeks I increased it to 2,000. The only other advice she gave me was "Go on a diabetic diet." Okay, well never having diabetes I had no idea where to even start.

In 2012 I lost 20+ pounds. In 2013 I lost 10 pounds. This year? HA! Its been a joke. I've yo yo-ed the same 3 pounds since January 1st. I know part of it is my fault. I stopped taking the medication and when I go in for my annual physical next week I'm having the med refilled.

I've got the exercise and water drinking down. That's not the issue, its the eating I'm struggling with.

If help, advice, support would be greatly appreciated

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4/22/14 5:25 P

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I'm Heather and I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia 20 years ago, just before I went off to college. I've struggled over the years to maintain the proper diet. I'll do well for a while and then have -just one- cookie ... which sets me off on a long tailspin. This last tailspin has been a couple years long. I'm doing well over the past 6 weeks, though. My house is full of sweets - I'm married to a man who is chronically underweight and has a tremendous sweet tooth - and I'm not eating any of it. I'm eating 6-9 meals a day, like I'm supposed to, but the problem now is that they aren't SMALL meals. I'm scared of crashes so I'm gorging on unhealthy proteins. You should see the size of the peanut butter jar that I've almost single-handedly put away this month. I'm hoping to find a crew of folks who understand the food issues and can help me as I try to make good choices.


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4/7/14 7:17 A

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WELCOME PEGGY, ANNA and ELAINE emoticon emoticon

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4/6/14 4:04 P

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Hi Everyone,
My name is Peggy, I have been a member of Sparkpeople for a few years now but continue to struggle with my weight loss and in the last 18 months along with becoming diabetic I have been having a number of digestive issues as well as fatty liver disease. I just turned 50 I realize I must make changes in my life and that I need support and information which is why I am so happy to be a part of Sparkpeople!

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3/7/14 4:31 P

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Hi All I'm Anna. I am diagnosed with Celiac disease and I have good reason to believe I am insulin resistant. I am getting the tell-tale darkening in my groin area. I was insulin reistant before, and I lost 45lbs, but now I have gained it all back. I struggle with loosing weight, I need to focus on cutting out sugar, but it with my celiac disease I find it hard to say no gluten and sugar. I have been doing this for 7 years now and I still have day I just want a sandwich!

I need to increase veggies and decrease processed foods, as well as exercise! I know what I need to do, I just need to stick to it!


Find the strength to love yourself,
Find the foods that loves your body ,
Find the person who loves you no matter what.


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3/7/14 11:49 A

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Hello My name is Elaine and I have been feeling crummy for a bout one year. My doctor thought it was my thyroid dosage and we have been playing around with it. After finally a year he sent me to see an endocrinologist. I saw him on Wednesdays and said that with my symptoms I probably have reactive hypoglycemia. I just have to tweak my diet and I should feel better. I only go see him in june 2014. I don`t know if it is mental or not but I did make a change and I do feel a little better. I am still having trouble with the carbs intake and staying in my goal calorie intake. It is hard to eat six meals a day for me and still be in my calorie intake range without feeling hungry all the time. I have to control my craving all day long.
Does anyone have any suggestions

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1/20/14 8:30 A

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Hi I'm Patty 49 years old turning the big 50 at end of July. I am a type 2 diabetic, insulin dependent. I take a shot before each meal, which means I have to test to my blood sugar before each meal, and then one shot at night. At this point I feel like a human pin cushin. My goal is to first stabilize my blood sugar, and then lose weight. Taking insulin and my body in general I just have a tough time losing weight. I am currently following Atkins. The low carb has helped improve my blood sugar. Now I need to take off the weight. I know everyone's body is different, different things work for different people. I would love to hear things that have worked for you.

Patty


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1/12/14 8:43 A

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Hi, I'm Adella. I have been a SP member for years but not fully vested in the program. I have PCOS, pre-diabetic, insulin resistant and food allergies. I tried South Beach for 6 solid months and lost about 5 inches and a few pounds. I followed it faithfully and even paid for the dietitian to make sure I was doing everything by the plan, and to answer all of my questions. I was successful on weight watchers between pregnancies (losing 20lbs each time which is how I got pregnant). I have found that my body feels better with no sugar, low fat and low carbs. I can't do Atkins because I have to have fruit if you are taking every other treat from me. I am really trying to find the magic formula to work with my body and food allergies. I have a sensitivity to wheat and Gluten, I have a dairy allergy (casein and whey) and eggs (but I can have them baked). I am on two medications for PCOS the traditional ones (metformin and Spironolactone) I didn't lose weight from the metformin like most do, But it does help with other symptoms. I NEED to start exercising but if I am really honest with myself I don't like any exercise...I own an elliptical, and a total gym. I do love the total gym but can't seem to get into a routine. I am determined to change that. I am also trying to get into a routine of participating in all of the teams I have joined and to really make some true friends and have some support. I need someone to take me by the hand and lead me. Since I seem to be my own worst enemy. I look forward to meeting new people and being here for you as well. I am a good listener :)

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1/12/14 12:14 A

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Hi! I'm Cassie. I've been a SP member for quite a few years under several different screen names (BeatleBandAide, WUBIKINS, CASIPER and now CASSPERKINS). I've wanted a fresh start each time and I guess I thought the past screennames would be bad luck. *rolleyes* Anyway, I'm now doing low-carb and loving it so far! Haven't had carb cravings once really.

I'm diagnosed with PCOS and Insulin Resistance so I decided to join this group. I was also diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea about 9 months ago.

Good Luck and Glad to be here! :)

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12/26/13 8:19 P

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I am thankful for this group.

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12/18/13 2:39 A

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Hi, I have been using Spark for awhile. I have PCOS and had a partial hysterectomy several years ago. My husband has cholesterol issues and his doctor recommended the Low Glycemic Diet to get him healthier. I am reading a book called the New Glucose Revolution on how to live the lifestyle. I wish there were more meal plans out there to take the guess work out of meal planning. But I am new and learning this way of eating. A little about me is I am 37 I have 60 pounds to lose but have already lost 62. My husband and I are in Oregon with a 17 year old daughter. If anyone has any book ideas of what to read or even if the spark meal plans worked for them I would definitely appreciate any information.

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11/30/13 2:37 P

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I am not actually new to Spark ..... I came back a few weeks ago. I started to see some weight gain and thought I should not "wait and see". I am insulin resistant and hope to learn a lot from being on this team.

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11/14/13 9:43 A

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Hi I'm Debbie and am 62 and recemtly diagnosed with prediabetes. Reading your message made feel like I was reading my own story with all the details; weight, prediabetic, severe sleep apnea, etc. I have adjusted well to good eating habits, my bipap machine, but exercising is my downfall because my lower back and numbness in my right thigh limits how long I can walk. This causimg me to not get any weight loss
This has caused me an enormous amount of frustration. Hoping I can finally start shedding some pounds.


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10/24/13 8:44 A

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Hi, I'm Ellen, age 53, I am not yet diabetic but getting close. I don't know what my A1C number is but I plan to start tracking it when I next see my doc in December for my quarterly follow up visit to check my cholesterol and BP. In April I was dx'd with severe sleep apnea. I weighed 265, my all-time high. I have lost 38 lbs. since June 1 and have finally adjusted to my CPAP machine so I am finally getting a decent night's sleep for the first time in ten years. The first 11 lbs came off from following a low-fat, vegan diet (Dr. Fuhrman's Eat to Live) but I couldn't stick to it. Then I had a bad reaction to some anti-depressant medication that I was restarting, and had side effects including loss of appetite for over a month, where I lost another 25 lbs. Now I feel better, my blood sugars and cholesterol and BP numbers got better, but my appettite is back and the scale hasn't budged in over a month, so I need to get back on track eating healthy and exercising.. Walking is the most logical choice but I suffer from heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis (for a long time I wore cheap shoes that didn't support my arches, and the overweight just makes it worse.). My knees and hips ache from carrying around all this weight, too, so that limits how long I can walk. Sound familiar?

I'm hoping to learn health y habits here and get some emotional support from people in the same boat. I have friends my age who look great, go hiking on weekends and can still wear a belt! I want to be like them!

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10/24/13 4:03 A

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I am new to this group and have type II diabetes. I have had great success with lowering my A1c by lowering carb intake but i am fairly unsuccessful loosing the 60 lbs. I need to loose.I will be watching how each of you deal with exercise and calorie adjustment etc. Thanks for being here. emoticon

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Hi Everyone. My name is Molly. I live in Spokane, WA. I love the great northwest, it's a beautiful place to raise a family. I quit smoking 18 years ago when I was pregnant with my 3rd child and after just losing my mom, (lost my dad 2.5 years prior). I gained 55# with baby #3. None of it came off like the first two. And as the story goes for so many, I have continued to gain more over the past 18 years. I am now 55, I weigh 264. I have been diagnosed with IR, T2D, HBP, HC, Thyroid disease and depression. I find myself giving up and having the attitude that my life is almost over. I don't like feeling that way. I want to say and feel that I AM ONLY 55! I have a long way to go. I had my children later than I chose (God had a different plan) so I still have all three at home. Two in college and one a sr in HS. My knees hurt, I get winded, I feel horrible most of the time. I seem to have no drive. I, like most "KNOW" what I need to do but putting it all into action is sometimes the hardest thing to do. I am on day 3 of a low carb (no more than 30 per day) and on the 5th evening, I can carb up to get the body revved again. I am hoping this will work since I have done Atkins several times with great results in the beginning and then stale mate until I finally just don't even try anymore. This "plan" is in the current issue Oct 21 of Women's World Mag. Maybe I am grasping at straws again and looking for the easy, but I want to try this and see if it is what I need. So anyway and way to long of a HI I'M NEW message! HaHa, is me in a nutshell, or a big nut in a shell? IDK something like that.

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Hi everyone, My name is Michelle and i am 43 years old. I was diagnosed with diabetes 2 on my 30th birthday. I thought i would join this group to get some awesome ideas on how to better manage my diabetes. I do pretty well with it but sometimes find it hard to skip the bad carbs. This site is awesome site and so glad i found this team. emoticon




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Hello everyone! My boyfriend, otherwise honestly the peak of physical health, was recently diagnosed with high triglyceride. A low sugar/carb diet has been recommended by two GP doctors, so he's transitioning into a low sugar/carb lifestyle. I'm going to do it with him not only to support him, but for my own health. I've done low carb before as a weight loss tool, but we're taking a more relaxed approach as this will be a lifestyle adjustment, not just a diet. I look forward to everyone's posts, especially recipe ideas! :)

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Hi Everyone,
I have been a Type 2 Diabetic for about 10 years but I did not take it seriously until last year. I joined SP in Feb. 2013 and I have been following a diabetic diet and exercising more. My goal is to lose 20 pounds and get control over my blood sugar levels by adopting a healthy life style.
I look forward to hearing from others who have similar goals. emoticon

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Welcome! Good to hear how well you are doing, hope you can share of that wisdom and good substitutions with the group!

No day but today ...
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"You have to laught at yourself, because you'd cry your eyes out if you didn't"
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Hello! Glad to find this group. I have been doing really well with the LOW GI diet; in fact I never had success like this before. I follow Rick Gallop's The Low GI Diet and love it. I never feel like I am missing out on anything. If I want a certain treat, I find a recipe for it and substitute low GI foods in the recipe and then I CAN STILL HAVE IT!!! I love that!! :) Anyways that is my rant for the day :) emoticon

Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor the best opportunities; they will never come!

May you always have Love to Share, Health to Spare, And friends that care!

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Welcome! Hopefully we can help you out!

No day but today ...
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~Melissa/Ivory

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Hi everyone! I'm Val, I'm almost 30 and I have PCOS and insulin resistance. My husband and I have been trying to conceive our first child for over 8 years now with no luck. We've done all the expensive treatments and shots but I just don't think any of it will work until I lose some weight, so here I am.

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Welcome! Hypoglycemia is a tough issue, but a good low-carb, insulin balanced diet can absolutely help! Welcome to you both and feel free to pop into the Food and Nutrition thread or ask other questions.

You had a smoothie with 2 bananas AND agave? Wow, that's a lot of carbs. I can't even eat more than about half a banana a day unless I eat it right after running. I've also moved away from agave as a sweetener because it has a super high fructose content and that causes lots of liver stress.

No day but today ...
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Hi there I am new to this thread myself. After reading your post I can relate to your hypoglycemic struggles. That is why I joined. I hope you are helped by this team. They sure have helped me even though I don't post very often. I too carry my glucose tablets for emergencies. It is a necessity for me. There are articles and posts on this team that really are informative. I wish you great success in your journey on SP.

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Hi all!
My name is Nikki. I'm a 30 something lady from Cincinnati, OH.
I've had reactive hypoglycemia my entire life, even before I was severely over weight. I've always been over weight for my age growing up. Might have to do with my nurse of a mother not letting me do stuff as a kid because of my allergies and childhood asthma. But I digress.

I joined the team because I want .... no, NEED to modify my diet and changes to it scare me because of my low blood sugar. I carry glucose tablets with me in the event of an attack and they really aren't that common, unless I'm messing with my diet. I so desperately wanted the Whole Green Smoothie thing to work but even after drinking 12 to 16oz of a smoothie (to the point I couldn't drink anymore), I still had blood sugar issues about an hour later. I'm thinking it might have had something to do with the two bananas and agave.

Here's hoping I find what I need to help propel me into better eating.

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Welcome! Glad we can help out, and if you have questions, don't be afraid to ask.

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Hi I am new to this team but not new to diabetes (my husband is insulin dependent) and I have diagnosed hypoglycemia. Boy what a challenge. This team has already helped me even though this is the first time I have posted. It seems like a good thing to have the emotional support as well as actual help to know what and how to eat. For me it is a continual learning experience. I do feel like I am doing something right because I haven't had a blood sugar drop in 2 days. Ya I am retired so I have more time to devote to learning about the nutrition. Enjoy my poodles and hiking.

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Welcome Stephanie! IR is often a silent issue and affects many people, so it certainly can't hurt you to try it. As for training, when you bump up your training, there's usually about 6-8 week adjustment period when your body holds extra water for restoring muscle, which may be affecting you, also, people tend to eat more when they train more, so count every bit. Glad to have you here!

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Hello everyone,
My name is Stephanie and I am 31 years old, happily married with a son, and back in school full time. I started gaining weight about a year ago and nothing I have tried has worked. I even started training for a 10k and found the scale barely budging. I have talked to my doctor about it and since my blood test came back normal, she thinks I just need to work harder. I am working my butt off with very little success and I am bewildered. So, after doing some research I found the Insulin Resistance Diet book and decided to give it a try. I know I don't have diagnosed medical condition, but I wanted to join your group since your group seems to closely fit my new eating lifestyle. I hope this works! emoticon

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thanks will do!

"The good things donít always soften the bad things ó but vice versa ó the bad things donít necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant."
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Low GI is similar to low carb, but it tends to have more of a balance aspect to it, so you can eat some carbs, as long as it's not too much and they are balanced by the proteins/fats in the rest of the meal. One of the problems with eating really low carb is that some people compensate by eating a lot of calories, which can still cause weight gain or slow weight loss. If you eat balanced, you can feel full without overdoing calories. You should either start a new thread if you want to talk about your diet more detailed, or check out my Food and Nutrition Questions thread and post there!

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Thanks for the emoticon and if its easier sure, lol I loved Amy Pond as Doctor Who's companion anyway :) My question is low GI the same or similar to eating low carb? I was eating really low carb and gaining weight and my Doctor told me I might be insulin resistant because diabetes runs in my family, my sister has it and I have struggled with my weight forever. emoticon

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Hey look, more Ambers on the team! Maybe to avoid mix-ups, I'll just call you Pond - come along Pond! Okay, done with the Doctor Who references, for now. Glad to have you here and if you have any questions about this low-GI/IR stuff, just ask!

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Hi, my name is Amber, I'm 27, married to my best friend going on 7 years this November and we have three beautiful sons together. I have just recently been told by my Doctor after struggling with weight loss for many years that I maybe insulin resistant and need to follow a diabetic/ Low GI Diet. I have a lot of weight to lose but I am very willing to make any changes needed to make myself healthier. I like working in my yard, love growing my own vegetables and garden, working out on my Elliptical and doing my Walk away the pounds DVDs.

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Welcome Amber, great to have you here! IR is still pretty unheard of most of the time, and if you have any questions, feel free to post them!

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Hi gang! My name is Amber, I'm 28 and have a 5yo daughter. I'm married and have 2 teenage stepdaughters. I was diagnosed with insulin resistance about 6 weeks ago. My mom was diagnosed about 5 months ago and I had never heard of IR until then. I have been researching and reading and trying to learn as much as possible. I have slowly been cleaning up my diet over the past 2 years and started cleaning up my beauty products about 6 months ago. Looking forward to learning as much as I possibly can to become as healthy as I possibly can.

My doctor has given me a goal to lose 30 pounds by the end of the year.

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Hello new members! I've been a little MIA but working on the details. Glad to have you all here sharing ideas, tips, and questions!

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Hi, My name is Katy. I was finally told today that I am insulin resistant. No big surprise for me there. I was born with a sugar cube in my mouth. I'm hoping to get some helpful info to help me out. I've heard of this site from some friends. I'm looking for friends. emoticon

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Hi there, I am new. My name is Melinda. I did a lot of research about natural spices. Cinnamon Bark, turmeric,etc. You can find information on natural foods and spices that are healthy for you on the internet. Have your blood checked for vit D. This does affect diabetics

Welcome Back and one step at a time..

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Hi! I have been a member of sparkpeople for many years. I recently came back because I found a team here who is doing "The Fast Diet". I'm not here to recommend that plan, although I like it, but because I "finally" in April had an endocrinologist tell me I have insulin resistance. This was no surprise to me. My body has been acting wacky since I hit peri-menopause 7 years ago. First I gained 10 lbs in 3 months, and since 2004 I have gained 40 lbs. It's only because I have kept trying that the scale hasn't gotten even higher. In the last year my morning blood sugar keeps getting higher and higher. It's pretty normal other times of the day unless I really carb out.

In my 20s my gyn thought I had PCOS, but I was never officially diagnosed. I had some symptoms but got pregnant very easily and most symptoms disappeared after that. I had gestational diabetes with one pregnancy. In the past 7 years I have talked to my gyn, internist, saw a functional medicine doctor who had me take multiple supplements, the special "hormone doctor" who put me on hormones and i gained 10 lbs., and 3 endocrinologists. Not to mention several attempts at weight watchers and 2 dietitians. I could have just taken several vacations with the money I've spent. Oh yeah, the hormone doctor said I had thyroid issues and I discovered I was being over medicated on that med by using google because of my symptoms. Every other doctor has said my thyroid is fine.

I asked the functional doctor to try me on Metforman 7 years ago because of the possible PCOS. I have been on and off of it since. In December the most recent Endo took me off of it to check my blood work off of it. The blood work really didn't change, but I gained 10 lbs in 3 months. He wanted to put me on a new weight loss drug which my insurance company rejected. So now I'm debating if I'll pay out of pocket (it's very expensive), go back on the metforman, or just wait.

Sorry this was so long. I'm hoping to get any tips on lowering blood sugar. Thanks so much!

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Hello. My name is Michelle and I am not new to Spark people with varying results.
I am a 57 yr old female that is morbidly obese.
During the past year and a half I have had 2 strokes which as left me disabled. The Drs could not find a cause for the strokes except for being obese and smoked 10 years ago. I recently had to find a new primary care physician as mine moved. I found a Dr that is a firm believer in a high fat low carb lifestyle. I had been on low carb in the past years ago and actually lost weight so I told him I would try it.
My 1st apt he did a few blood tests. This past week he did a 3 hour glucose tolerance test and advised I was insulin resistant. He said I am pre-diabetic and my numbers will go down naturally if I follow a HFLC lifestyle. So here I am! :)

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My name is Candy (real name not a nickname) emoticon .
A little over a month ago I had my insulin levels checked and found they were quite high. I am now on metformin and eating a consistent and planned out nutrition plan. I have lost 5 pounds since. My goal is to lose 50 lbs, by next summer.

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Hi all,

My name is Linnea, and two weeks ago my glucose readings were shockingly high, so I wasn't overly shocked when I was told that I am insulin resistant. I'm getting tested for PCOS, and I do fit most of the symptoms. I went to the doctor because I knew something was wrong... I've been steadily gaining back weight after losing nearly 60 pounds two years ago (As in, I've gained over 40 back in two years, ugh!). I was attributing that to my crazy schedule, stressful jobs, and lose of control over my eating... which of course didn't help... but when I started a new job and started cooking again and working out regularly, I was expecting to see instant results. Instead, I continued to gain weight and I was getting more and more frustrated. I'm just 30 years old, and I'm not willing to give up the fight! I can manage this, I just need to figure out how.

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Hello, everyone! My name is Teri and I have Type 2 Insulin dependent Diabetes. The Dr. just recently diagnosed me with Metabolic Syndrome X. My diabetes has been out of control for years, until I was put on the "insulin pump". I have been on the insulin pump for about 6 months now and my A1C went from 9.4 to 5.9! WooHoo....But, now I am dealing with my triglycerides being 501. I am also dealing with HBP, and Ulcerative Colitis! The Ulcerative Colitis is a VERY difficult disease to deal with. It prevents me from eating fruits and veggies because of the fiber.

I am excited to start here on Spark to get some ideas of what I can eat that will lower my triglycerides but won't mess with my UC! I have started exercising to hopefully bring down my triglycerides too..

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Welcome Fisher and Shawn! Glad to have you here!

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Hi,
I have a highly stressful job and have found myself back sliding on my weight loss since losing 95 pounds three years ago. I'm at a plateau! I'm tired all the time and have no motivation! Today is kick it in gear day!

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Hi! My name is Debbie...my Dr told me I am insulin resistant last August. I am joining this team to become more aware of how to eat low GI & to live healthier & meet like people.
I'm a type 2 obese diabetic.
Because of my Diabetes not being controlled & from taking Avandia I had a Heart attack & quadruple heart bypass surgeries ( I had 2 back to back).
I now have NASH- Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis & Kidney disease-stage 3
I'm working hard to educated myself & do what I can to help myself...I like to help others...so my current health problems are making that hard to do, so I'm here to help & get help emoticon
i love to cook & make healthy low sodium, recipes...And I want to learn about low carb eating & meal planning...


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Welcome Spydergyrl! Denial doesn't help blood sugar, but supportive family members do, so great job there! Hopefully, we can give you some ideas here for meals and such. I'm the low-carb member of my household, and we're at the point now where the husband barely notices the low-carb meals. Keep at it!

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Hello,
I joined the team because my husband is diabetic and I know I'm not being very supportive of his diet restrictions. We've been to the nutrition classes, but putting the information into practice is easier said than done and my husband is also in a bit of denial- thinking he can eat anything and if he doesn't check his blood sugar then nothing is wrong.

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Welcome Renee! If you are looking for IR diet ideas, feel free to read the Food and Nutrition Questions thread, there's a lot of good stuff in there. You'll have to keep up updated on this boot camp, sounds good. Glad to have you here!

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Returning to Spark. New to this team. I received my IR diagnosis in 2010 incidentally after someone asked if my "beard" was due to PCOS, which I also had confirmed that year. These days I've added some healthy eating habits...low carbs....try to stay high on protein. Last week my blood sugar tested normal. I've been doing DCI for about 2 months now. Met made me sick to my stomach. I'm a stress eater, so my recent move, new job...I've put back the 13 lbs I'd lost. 12 week boot camp begins on Saturday....so I'm back on Spark for motivation and a way to track & reward myself for life goals outside of the beating I'm sure I'll get in this boot camp. It really is more than a boot camp...there are dieticians and nutritionists on board and there will be grocery store tours...which I need. I'm excited to see what my $5 registration will bring! because my idea of an IR diet is plain and routine right now. but I know it will get better! this is my year to shine!! emoticon

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Welcome Zyrah! I also have metabolic syndrome and take metformin pretty successfully. Congrats on the weight loss so far. Glad to have you around!

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Hello I have what the call metabolic syndrome. I have been looking for a site just like this one for ever. Last year i lost 65 lbs. now i just need to lose that last 65. I have found this site so helpful with tracking everything and the awesome low-carb meals. They taste great and even my family likes them.

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Hi i have been on metformin for over a year it works awesome. I have had no complications and i have never had to have any tests.

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Welcome Tena! It sounds like this should be a great team for you, there's lots of info on how to eat in the Food and Nutrition Questions thread but you can also ask any other questions you have. Glad to have you here!

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I am new here. I am now said to be diabetic. I am trying to control my gluose readngs with diet . I need to lose 130 pounds, All of it seems like an enormous mountain. Is this a good team for me? Have a good day!

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Love seeing all the returners!

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Hi Team.

Now that I've come back to reality I am also back to my sparks program. It has been a while since I was actively using this program and many things have changed since then. I am glad to be back!

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Thanks. I'm sure I won't fare too well until the holidays are over, but I feel confident about the new year. I just finished publishing my first novel on Amazon.com for Kindle and it has been an exhausting ordeal and now with the holidays . . . well, you know how that goes.


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It is good to see you back! Glad you are thinking about a new year new you early!!

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I'm not new just returning. I need to get back on track and healthy for 2013. I really need to kick the sugar habit.

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Welcome Actionherofox and Paula! Great to have you here and hopefully we can be a good resource for you!

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Hi I have PCOS and apparently have had for years and no one picked up on it.
So I am learning more about this and how to do something for myself with diet, exercise and natural herbs rather than chemical pills as I put out so many side effects with chemical products.

So here I am ready to learn and do something for myself.
I live in England and have a very supportive husband. At the moment we are very busy so I may not be around much until after Christmas.

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Hi. I'm pre-diabetic and have hypoglycemia issues. I have a need to get better and am finding it difficult. It was suggested by a fellow Sparker that I join a team that catered to the issues that I face. This team seemed like a legit place to be! emoticon


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Welcome Bella! Sounds like you already know the drill, and that's great! Glad to have you and hope that you can spread some of your wisdom around.

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Good morning! I'm a new kid on this block. I'm a controlled T2 Diabetic. I recently brought my A1C down to 5.9 and my doctor reduced my Metformain 500mg ER from 3 pills to 2 pills daily. I have lost about 20 lbs since June, but I've also come a long, long way with exercise. I've dropped several pants sizes, so even though the weight loss has been a little slow, the composition of my body is really changing. My goal is to get off the meds completely by living the healthiest lifestyle I'm capable of living. Looking forward to getting to know you and was happy to find this team.

Happy Monday!

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Welcome Laura! I've heard that hypoglycemia is common with thyroid issues, but I don't know too much about it, though I should really check it out. Still, glad to have you here and hope you find useful things here!

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Hello,

I was recently diagnosed with hypoglycemia. I believe this happened because I had thyroid cancer and had my thyroid removed. From what I understand this can happen, possibly because of the medication I am on. This counting carbs thing is totally new to me, but counting itself isn't because I am also on Weight Watchers.

So, I am trying to figure out what I am doing and taking it one day at a time. I am glad I found this board and I am looking forward to getting to know everyone.

have a good one!

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Welcome Emily, Marion, and Cyndi! Hope you find useful information in our group and be sure to ask any questions you have!

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hi everyone dr suggest for me to do a low gi diet have no idea where to start thanks

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Hello everyone emoticon

Tried and tried to lose weight without success. Blood sugar going up emoticon Went to see a Registered Dietician last week and FINALLY someone heard me and named it...not HOPELESS like I called it....Insulin Resistance.

So now I have a plan to follow and not bouncing from one diet to another. This morning I came across this team and decided to join and see if it helps me reach my goals.

I am looking forward to learning from you all and being an active team member.

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Hello all- I'm Emily, and I've always had PCOS. Recently, however, I have developed from insulin resistance to Type II diabetes. I am currently taking metformin, but I know that losing weight is now an absolute necessity. Hope to get to know all of you!

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Welcome Jiggily and Azure! Glad to have you here!

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Hi All,

I have insulin resistance...was not officially diagnosed with it until 2006, but had symptoms since I was 18 years old (1997!) Along with it comes PCOS...oh what a joy that is - NOT! hehe

I am seeing a holistic women's health practitioner, she has me doing a restricted carb diet - no more than 70 a day. I have supplements to take in addition to this, and she has me taking Insinase - have any of you ever had this? Guess its the natural version of Metformin...

Ive been following her advice now for a month and a half...ive managed to lose 15 lbs. Hoping it continues!!

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Hi
Have just been diagnosed today, type 2, am seeing the nurse on Tuesday to go through diet, any help much appreciated.
The Doctor has agreed to let me try diet, exercise for 3 months before he starts me on tablets, so I really need to get control here and sort myself out.
thank you all, take care
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Welcome Hullomel and KeepingFaith! Glad to have you!

Hullomel: check out the Food and Nutrition Questions thread for helpful tips and starting points, and feel free to ask more questions!

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Hi Everyone! Well I came to realization that I need to handle my diabetes the right way. I tried to do it by losing weight with many different diets and realized the weight only comes back quickly. Excited to have a group that can help me through this!

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Know I need to lose weight. 5'2" and 172 lbs. with a 99 glucose reading. On the verge. And feel low GI diet would be good. But not sure how to start. Help!


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Welcome new folks who I missed! Been busy. Check out the Food and Nutrition board for food ideas and let me know if I can help you in any way!

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hi everyone my doctor sugguested that i go on a low gi diet im am a person that needs structure like menues for a week to follow can any one help me thanks looking forward to getting to know you all emoticon

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Hi everyone just found this site. I have just completed The Insulin-Resistance Diet for the second time. I tried it in 2006 for a short time but never really got into it then flitted off to something else that is my life story. I know I ned to do this have lots of health issues. I have diabetes, high cholesterol and also high blood pressure am I at the right place for a message board for me?

Someone please help me out here am I at the right place emoticon

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Hello and welcome! I'm going to tell you that I don't like either of those plans for low-GI, although the diabetic one is slightly better. Really, the important thing with food is to think protein, then veggies/high fiber fruits, and finally starchy stuff as a side thought. That will completely adjust the way you eat. You should also check out the Food and Nutrition Questions thread because there is a ton of great info there. Also, any time you'd like to post what you currently eat, we can give you ideas on how to make it low-GI. Glad to have you here!

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Hi all - newbie here! I have a quick question - was told I have PCOS - Dr . said to dollow a low Gly Ind diet - is the one provided by Sparks low GI, or is the one for diabetics better? HELP!
Trying to figure this food thing out - Thank you!
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Welcome Becca, glad to have you here!

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Welcome Becca.

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Hey all,

I'm Becca and I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 16 and I am now 28. I was told about the GI Diet years ago but never got serious with doing it. From August 2010 to about Nov 2011 I had lost approx 70 lbs. I have gained back all but 20 of that 70. I am now really trying to get things together and really make a life style change. So here I am starting fresh one more time.

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Welcome to the team!!!! emoticon

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Hi all. I'm 62 & was just diagnosed as pre-diabetic. I also have high cholesterol and thyroid issues. I'm not pleased w/ my Dr as he gave me the bad news then told me to join his pre-diabetis group (for an add'l monthly fee) if I want to learn to reverse my trends. I've been in discussions w/ him before about meds, specifically statins for cholesterol (refused them), so he knows I would rather not take meds if given another choice. Currently I am not taking any meds or herbs for my health concerns. I'm happy to have stumbled on this group and look forward to hearing how you are managing your challenges. As I learn I want to give back as well but right now I need the knowledge you all have.



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