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12/17/14 11:17 A

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Hello. I am wondering if maybe insulin resitance may be the reason I am not losing weight just watching calories alone. I had gestational diabetes with both of my pregnancies and had to follow a very specific diet with that. I actually lost weight during both pregnancies ( i was monitored weekly by my doctors and my babies were born perfectly healthy). I would like to try something like that diet again and see how that works. Is there a specific IR diet on spark people?

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12/13/14 11:15 P

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Hi, I'm Mary. I was diagnosed insulin resistant last year, and my husband was diagnosed the other day for the same thing. We went to a pre-diabetic course at the hospital a couple days ago and found that I knew even less than I thought about eating properly. Now I look at food and see everything that's wrong with itÖthis has fat, that has carbs, not enough fiber, too much sugar Is that a "safe" margarine or "spreadable plastic," and holy cow! what will it do to my triglycerides? Although they talked about balancing carbs and proteins at the course we took, my immediate goal/challenge is planning the menu for next week.

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10/1/14 1:30 P

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My name is Carrie, I have had diabetes for 14 years now, using injections to keep it under control, and since I started the low carb life style, I have cut my insulin to 1/4 of what I used to take. I have lost 100 pounds in that time, and call me crazy but I am planning on reversing my diabetes with diet and exercise. Almost there! Wish me luck.



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9/6/14 10:20 A

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Hi, I'm Lori,
While I don't have an official diagnosis, I have suffered from hypoglycemia and a plateau in weight loss for some time. I want to try something new, and I already know that I feel better when my carbs are lower. I'm hoping to get some good advice here about eating and exercising.

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8/17/14 10:09 A

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Good Morning, I was just told that I am insulin resistant and what's given medication. But was told nothing else. Any help in learning what I can do would be greatly appreciated. I have been having issues over this past year. And the scale is creeping up and up no matter what I do. Thanks

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8/10/14 9:09 A

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Hi Everyone,

I'm Hilary. I've been on Sparkpeople for five years and I managed to lose quite a bit of weight twice in that time, but I slowly gained it all back. Last year I told my doctor that I suspected I had some kind of blood sugar problem. After all, type 2 diabetes runs rampant in my family. She sent me for a glucose tolerance test and told me "You're not diabetic, so you're fine". She didn't believe me when I told her that I got the sweats and felt jittery and faint two and a half hours after I had the glucose drink. When it happened, all I could think about was a chocolate bar so I had one and I felt fine within a few minutes.

I've spent most of 2014 trying to get help with fatigue and a feeling of being emotionally drained. I get up, have breakfast, then two hours later I feel like I can't get up off the couch to do anything. I crave carbs and I get my energy back as soon as I eat something sugary. I have seen two different doctors who both told me it's because I'm a busy stay at home mom and I need a vacation. I decided to do some research and things have become crystal clear. I have all the symptoms of reactive hypoglycemia.

Five days ago I decided to try a low GI diet. I already feel like a new woman! The numbers on the scale are starting to go down and most importantly - my mood and energy levels are completely stable! I'm not snapping at my husband or my son for no reason. I'm not uncontrollably stuffing my face with sweets or chips two hours after every meal. It's amazing.

I'm waiting to get back in to see my doctor but in the meantime I'm reading everything I can about a healthy, low-GI diet for hypoglycemia. I'm looking forward to getting to know you all and learning as much as I can!

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7/25/14 12:09 A

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Hi! I am trying a low glycemic load eating plan as carbs are my weakness, I am sure that I need to do this, my husband has type II diabetes, I am blessed I don't have it despite the fact that I have 157 pounds to lose. Just had first bloodwork done in a couple years and am doing better on cholesterol and am within normal ranges but still need to get the "bad cholesterol" down as it is on the high end of normal so says the doc. Since I know I was out of normal ranges two years ago, I at least know I have improved my diet a bit. I need help. I have the book called The Glycemic Load Diet by Rob Thompson and Dana Carpenter and am using that to track the glycemic loads. So far, I have been concentrating on reducing the bread and that is going well. Now for the next step.

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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?

KT

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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!


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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.

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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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10/11/13 6:50 P

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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!

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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

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Welcome! Hopefully we can help you out!

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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.

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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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