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I have been on SP on and off since 2009. I was just diagnosed with diabetes on Monday of this week. I am still just getting started on this new journey. I have been away from SP for quite a while, but I think using the trackers will help me to maintain some order while I overhaul the way I do everything. I haven't even met with the dietician yet to discuss what I should be doing as far as changing my eating habits. For now, I am just trying to track my food, limit portion size, and try to decrease my obsession with carbs.
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, and His mercies endure forever -- 1 Chronicles 16:34
I've been a SP member for about 1 1/2 years but was just diagnosed w/Type 2 diabetes this week. MD has prescribed metformin 2x a day. I've changed my SP diet plan to Type 2 and it sure is helping! I'm also back tracking my walking. Today was the first day in a while that I've had some energy and not craved eating.
"If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results." ~Jack Dixon (SparkPeople)
Hi and welcome! I'm Dianna and when I was 1st dxd back in 2009, it was a bit of a struggle to learn this new way of being. My insurance only pays for one test strip a day which I found that if I wanted to know how different foods affected me, this just wouldn't do. I use a truetrack and a container of 50 strips cost 50$ at my local pharmacy so I checked amazon.com and I can get a much better deal there - usually under 35$ for 100 strips. And I'm glad I did because I learned (and still am) what foods set my blood sugar off into high spikes and how many carbs I can handle per meal. I also learned how exercise affects my blood sugar. This is powerful information if you're going to get a handle on your diabetes.
When I was 1st dxd my doctor put me on metformin twice a day. Now I'm down to one a day so hopefully some progress there.
Feel free to post questions. We're all here to support and learn.
~Dianna in WA is running to the light!
Challenged with fibromyalgia, diabetes T2, Myofascial pain syndrome, Osteo-Arthritis, chronic bursitis, glaucoma and severe dry eyes.
Medication reduced to 1 - 500mg tablet of metformin daily.
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"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead." ~Louisa May Alcott
I a 35 years old and new to this forum. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in May.
I am still learning on how to manage things. I am currently on Metformin once a day to help manage my diabetes.