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Hi! I was diagnosed 8/12/11. I have been pre-diabetic for the last 10 years but am now a confirmed diabetic. I need to lose 10 to 15 lbs. My Dr. thinks that losing 10 lbs will give me a first goal I hope I can achieve. My blood glucose is hovering around 200 right now. I was diagnosed after going to the hospital for dehydration following the flu. I thought my only problem at that time was possible low potassium. The ER did blood tests and yes, I needed potassium but my blood sugar was 880. The hospital put about 10 liters of fluids into me, which brought my blood sugar to 200. My goal in joining this group is to help me deal with the new diet & bring my blood sugar to normal range. I have 11 other diseases besides diabetes, so I was not really prepared for a diet change. I am 49yrs old, Hispanic & Irish, live in Denver, CO. Not employed as I am permenently disabled due to Interstitial Cystitis. I am married and do not have any children. I do have a wonderful cat, brn tabby, who is very sweet, named Kilala. I have taken up beading as a hobby since I am home so much.
Thanks! Hope everyone is doing well today.