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1/8/13 5:06 P

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I agree - you must educate but you must also make a lifestyle change. You can't diet - the roller coaster ride will last forever and in the process it will destroy your most precious organs!! Please, please start with healthy eating...fruits and veggies really are a great way to start changing your diet. emoticon emoticon Also stay away from anything white (bead, rice, flour the carbs in these foods are really bad for diabetics) you can have a sandwich - on whole wheat bread and it is yummy. emoticon
Then you MUST get moving!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon You are way too young to have this horrible disease - I also am too young (55) to have this disease, diagnosed in Aug last year, but I did it to myself. I have made lifestyle changes with my diet and I am moving, moving, moving (Lost 26#!!!) more to go but I am thrilled!!!!
Please love yourself enough to make these changes for YOU! emoticon
Good luck on your journey to a new you!!!! emoticon emoticon

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1/8/13 4:37 P

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Don't blame yourself, educate yourself! emoticon Two great books: The End of Diabetes by Joel Fuhrman, MD and Death to Diabetes by DeWayne McCulley. Both of these fine men will give you tons of information and hope! Within a matter of months you can kick diabetes to the curb...I know I'm going to using their guidelines. You got the diagnosis early, now you can reverse/eradicate it and enjoy a long and healthy life. Best of luck to you!

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1/8/13 4:13 P

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I am only 19 and I was officially diagnosed with diabetes a month back or so. My doctor wasn't very nice about it and I am very discouraged. I know that I really need to get into shape and that I need to eat better and exercise. She put me on metformin which made me sick no matter when or how I took it. So she switched me to Glipizide. I feel so frustrated with myself for getting diabetes. I just can't seem to get started with anything and I feel so discouraged!

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