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Hello Larry, welcome to the team!
How did your doctor's visit go?
Leader "45+ With Type 2 Diabetes"
Leader "Pre Diabetes ~~ Type 2 Diabetes" www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
co-leader "Newly Diagnosted Diabetics"
co-leader "SP Class of July 1-7, 2007"
co-leader "House Addict
I found out two and a half weeks ago and I am learning as much as I can. I am also paying attention to how my body responds to the various foods I eat. I try to check in at Spark daily.
This is the link to my web page telling about my first book.
I was told I have symptoms of both type 1 and 2. Right now, I tell people I am type 1.5. I am on insulin.
I see my family doctor on Monday. Plan on seeing an endocrinologist soon. We have a diabetes center nearby. I plan on taking every opportunity available to learn and change my habits. I went to the gym today and was amazed by the change in my blood sugar.
Thanks for the warm welcome.
I also found out I was diabetic last year and have spent the past year learning all I can. As Emily said learn all you can both here on Sparks and from your diabetic team with your doctor. I'm lucky my hospital has a regional diabetes team which I can utilize whenever there is a need. (also I work at the hospital). There are many resources online also. Are you type 1 or 2; taking insulin or pills?
"Treat the Earth well; it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors we borrow it from our children."
-an ancient Indian proverb
Larry, glad you are out of the ICU! That had to be a wake up call.
I was diagnosed last year. My advice is to ask questions, be involved on the various diabetes team. Some are much more active than others.
Use the resources here on Sparks and try to get moving every day.
Best wishes on getting and staying healthy!
Emily - WV, Eastern Time Zone
Make each day
count, and if you love someone, tell them so today..tomorrow might be too late.!
Working for God on earth doesn't pay much......but His retirement plan is out of this world
Found out the hard way. Just got out of the ICU yesterday. Trying to learn as fast as I can.