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3/31/09 3:22 P

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thanks and good point! My goal is to head off any future diabetes if I can so I will take your level headed advice and move forward! thanks again!



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3/31/09 3:08 P

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I would wait until your doc has a look at you before worrying too much. I actually don't trust Insurance Co. medicals to much. They blew a BP test big time on my daughter and had her and the whole family panic until she went to her doctor. She was 100% fine. That's just one simple example. Your numbers are still in normal range...just a shade high and that could be for multiple reasons. It certainly would not hurt to start watching more closely how you eat...and getting off any extra weight for starters though, until you do see your regular physician.

the thing is...there really is no such thing as pre diabetes. You either are or you aren't. The pre stuff is going to lead to diabetes sooner or later...you can make it later by hitting it head on NOW.

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3/31/09 10:43 A

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Hi Deb - I have not had the glucose tolerance test yet - I have not seen my dr. yet with these results - this was an independent physical for my ins. co - I just wanted this so they would pay toward my gym membership so dr. doesn't even know about it yet - I am going to make an appointment to discuss this with her. I am having a hard time wrapping my head around this - It was like a slap in the face so I hear ya! I was expecting my # to be down not up!! I had my dr. physical last Dec and my # was at 100 so I thought I was working on getting that # down - Nothing like a big dose of reality eh?



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3/30/09 11:54 P

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Hi Julie!

Nice to see you here.

Your numbers are still pretty good...so most important get the belly reduced and start eating right, forever and you should be in pretty good shape for a while. You can slow the progress down and now is the time to be doing it. Your numbers may start to improve as you loose the weight but keep in mind you won't be able to go back to bad eating habits.

I have to tell you... I was NOT expecting to hear "diabetic" from my doctor. Scared me straight...and hopefully I can stay on track. I'm sure I can. I have to.

Did they do a glucose tolerance test? That was the icing on the cake for my diagnosis. emoticon

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3/30/09 3:18 P

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Hi Julie,
We are so glad you joined! I think you are in the right place at least as far as interests go. Deb (aka: MATOKUWAPI) also loves to fish and I have cats also. I need to post some more pics. I am about to go to my first check up since being DX'd. We will see how that goes. Not sure what to expect. I'll post more later. Also happy belated birthday!
Becky

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3/30/09 2:54 P

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ok - I took your request to heart and have joined!!! I am really looking forward to learning what I can about this disease - I just got my fasting glucose results back and my score was 107 - they are telling me this is the prediabetes stage. In Dec. my score was 100 so I don't know if that is a really fast incline or not? My mother is diabetic and with her medicine, she keeps her glucose between 100 and 110 - so this is really scaring me. I thought I was doing better in the healthy eating dept. but apparently not.

I have recently joined Curves - coming up on 2 months! and have lost 5.5 inches and a couple of pounds - I know every little bit helps!

I am also a fisherperson - would fish every weekend if time allowed it. I belong to a local fishing club and I'm currently the President of this club of 50 people +-. It's a lot of fun!

Also, I do stained glass - I don't work on large windows yet. I am currently working on 3 different projects - 1 is a MN VIking head for my nephew, a crappie for my DH and a bevel piece, just because.

I look forward to learning right along with the rest of you!



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3/21/09 1:03 P

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Welcome Deb!
I'm not sure why I didn't see this post yesterday. You sound like you do a lot of interesting things. I have a neighbor that fly fishes. We live in Texas but he and his wife would go to Colorado every summer and spend at least 6 weeks there (they were both teachers). They haven't gone in a few years because his wife had breast cancer a couple of years ago. Maybe they will get to go this year. I like to fish, but have never been fly fishing.
I'm glad you found the sparkpeople website. A friend told me about this site last year. I was active a while and then life got busy. Now I am back for the same reason you are.
I haven't felt well in several months but could never put my finger on it other than thinking it was because of all the extra pounds I need to lose or I'm getting older and I'm not so energetic anymore. One tip that should have sent me to the Dr. was i started feeling like my muscles were burning when I was being active like when you are doing one specific exercise and "feel the burn". Except this was with just regular activities like house cleaning or grocery shopping. My muscles couldn't take in the sugar to fuel them and that's why I think I had this burning sensation at times. I haven't had that since I started meds and I'm trying to watch what I eat.
I wasn't sent to a diabetes clinic nor to a dietician. I may ask to go at some point but I am trying to find out what works for me.
It was recommended by a friend that I purchase 1. "The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed (First Year, The)" by Gretchen Becker and Allison B. Goldfine and
2. Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars by Richard K. Bernstein
You might check half dot com, amazon, or half-priced books locally to find these or other books that may help you. Again welcome aboard and let's see what we can learn about this so we can improve our lives!
Becky

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MATOKUWAPI's Photo MATOKUWAPI Posts: 101
3/20/09 8:32 P

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I don't know how I ended up finding this website but I found it yesterday afternoon while I was researching diabetes, diet and other things. So after looking around I thought this was pretty cool looking...and FREE!! I LIKE! I never joined Weight Watchers because of the fees.

Add to that, support teams who share things in common, well I just had to sign up.

I'm the mother of four, now grown children and the grandmother of one with one on the way any day now.
It's been a Battle of the Bulge most of my life. I had it in control a good part of the time, until I hit my 50s then it seemed all hell broke loose. I didn't realize how much hell that was until my doc told me I'm diabetic. Add that to high blood pressure and I have to face the fact that I really need to make a major lifestyle change. I feel like crap and I hate how I'm looking in my waders.

I like walking to get away from the crowds on the rivers I fish but I just don't seem to have the steam to do it these days. So...this week is the start of my new life. It brought me here!

As you will see, I'm a woman who LOVES to fly fish. I love the places it takes me and the challenge of catching them on a fly then letting them go. It's not about the cathing though thats fun...it's just about being in beautiful places. I also like to take photos of my catch and everything the catches my eye while I'm out there.
Other than that, I'm married. I used to be a Lactation Consultant, burned out after 20 years, then moved on to work at an outdoor outfitters for several years, from there it was a fishing shop. Now it's just fly fishing, tying flies and building fly rods. I'm the current President of the Forest City Fly Fishing Club and a member of Flygirls of Michigan. I get out camping when ever I get a chance. I like to look for Geocaches when I'm out trying to walk off these pounds. I taught outdoor survival skills and enjoy just about everything I can do out there.
I'm here for some motivation and common bonds.
Yesterday was my first day using the glucometer. Today was my first day in the Diabetes Education Clinic. I was shocked to see how many of us there are...and that each day, every week the room will be filled with more just like me. Thankfully I have a couple of close friends who hit this path a couple of years before me, so I knew a fair amount already. I was a bit shocked but not defeated when the doctor told me. After the first day of classes today, I feel possitive I can deal with this and it's not nearly as difficult and I used to think.

Tight lines,

Deb
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