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5/12/12 6:01 P

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Colleen,
Hi, I'm Deb and recently diagnosed and want to kick diabetes ass. My numbers were not too high, so I told my doc not to give me meds. She agreed, I will be checked again in 4 months. I am determined to control it with diet and exercise! I hear a lot of people saying how the meds make them feel sick...almost every med makes me sick...ugh! I have also read where people have been able to get off the meds...yeah!! I wish you the best in your journey with diabetes.
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5/2/12 8:19 P

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oh btw, not sure if you found this yet, but I've joined this 8 week weight loss challenge for diabetics here: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_
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5/2/12 8:18 P

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I'm newly diagnosed as well. They have me on 1000 mg 2 times a day of Metformin, and on a bunch of other stuff. It's made my stomach really upset as well, which does NOT make me want to eat vegetables, but I've been sticking to the method of eating that a nutritionist suggested, and I'm hoping it helps me eventually not need the meds at all and to avoid being insulin dependent. Let's kick things thing's butt together!

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5/2/12 7:44 P

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I hear you! I've been researching since my diagnosis on 4/2 and changed a huge number of simple things in my world. Looking forward to seeing if it makes a difference!

Check out my sparkpage blogs if you'd like to follow along with some of what I'm learning!

Best wishes on your journey to better health!

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4/17/12 11:56 P

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Hang in there. It hasn't been long. The side effects may go away. I had the diarrhea. I've only known since March 26 myself. A lot of people will be able to give you advice. The best I have gotten is take baby steps and test a lot. The best advice I can give you is if you drink pop. STOP! It is pure sugar. Even diet is not good for you. That was my biggest step so far and it has made a lot of difference. Easier said than done but you can do it. Also be sure to join the Managing Diabetes team. You will get a lot more input there.

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4/17/12 7:24 P

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Hey everyone!

My name is Colleen and i was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes on 4/14. I'm so upset with myself for getting to the point that i'm at now but i'm determined to beat this diagnosis and live a happy and healthy life from now on. The Dr. started me on 500mg 2x a day of metformin and ive been having a tough time with the medicine making me sick and giving me dry mouth REALLY bad. Id love to get know know everyone in the group and hopefully we can beat this together!

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
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