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12/3/16 11:47 P

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Hello,new here my dr. Gave me metformin for three months to c if I can get my numbers down so hopefully I can,it's hard low carb

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11/28/16 4:10 P

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Hi my name is Jill and though I am not a diabetic, I do have several people in my family with diabetes. My Doctor is worried that I have had low blood sugar because of testing twice after fasting twice for blood tests. But that was over a one year period. He has placed me on a lo-carb diet to lose weight faster.

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11/15/16 3:28 P

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10/10/16 10:23 P

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Hi, this is my 4th day on SP and I'm really excited about finding this challenge team. I'm up for it and excited to feel and look better for the new year.
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9/27/16 11:11 A

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Yes, being healthy is not easy in this world where processed food is constantly being thrown at you for cheap. It takes a lot of planning & commitment to break old habits, but I think an encouraging community like Spark People can help make it happen.

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9/26/16 10:14 P

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Welcome, Meg. I'm also not diabetic, but I'm very close to becoming diabetic. And it doesn't run in my family. I have just let my health go these last couple of years. Trying to reverse the numbers to a safer zone.
Good Luck on your journey.

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9/26/16 8:09 P

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9/26/16 1:47 P

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Hi everyone! I'm Megan. Not currently diabetic, but it runs in my family. I figured if I address it now, I should be able to avoid it. An exercise plan is a great way to keep me motivated and give me variety without having to plan it all out myself. I hope this is successful and I'm open to meeting new friends along the way to stay motivated.

Today's a good day to have a good day.


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9/26/16 11:40 A

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Hi. I'm Karen. I am still pre-diabetic, but my A1C is dangerously close to full blown diabetes. My doctor put me on Metformin as a precaution and said I seriously needed to lose weight to prevent becoming diabetic. I go back in November to get my blood work done again. I am doing the BLC32 challenge here on SP to keep me on track with exercising and eating, but I just found this challenge and thought it would be perfect.



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9/6/16 8:29 P

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9/6/16 4:55 P

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Restarting the Challenge.

(Sometimes life does get in the way...)

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Once they're out of the way the rest of us can get on with life.


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8/24/16 10:16 P

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8/24/16 12:00 P

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Hi all! My name is Deb. I'm 61 years old, had a heart attack in 2013 and have been diagnosed with prediabetes. I REALLY want to prevent or put off developing fullblown Type II so am excited about this challenge. I've also been reading the American Diabetes Assoc. website for all of the info that I can get. I am really overweight, so hoping the combo of healthy eating, exercise and some weight loss will help me to get that A1C down.

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8/22/16 8:43 P

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8/22/16 3:03 P

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Hi Tova, Welcome. We can do this

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8/22/16 11:40 A

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Hi. So, where to start. I am Tova and I will be 51 mid Sept. I was told 2 yrs ago my A1C was 5.6 but I truthfully didn't do anything about it. So when I went for my physical this year, my A1C was 6.2, that was on July 26. I was told to lose weight, exercise more, eat less carbs and started first Metformin (but it made me VERY sick) and now Nessina.

I have lost 9 pounds since being told this but the last few weeks, I have been stagnant......

I am married to Doug, for 24 yrs. We have a son 21, son 18 and a daughter 16. We are puppy raisers for Guide Dogs of America and our puppy is going into formal training next Saturday.

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7/19/16 10:02 P

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Been back for about a week. When I left I was a much leaner very fit woman - now I'm hypothyroid and as of today - I guess I am Type2 Diabetic. Shocker? maybe not - Ive carried way too much weight through my life. Just picked up my meds - only good news about is - the meds were free AND they assure me that I CAN get off them - but SparkPeople and Me will need to make that happen.

Just got back from store - reading labels is confusing - I always counted fats but now it's carbs and hard to figure out good/bad carbs - sorry - just thinking out loud. Think I'll go BLOG these feelings. Anyway - I'm here and will be a leaner/fitter woman by next year :)

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7/18/16 6:39 P

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I have been here before, but have not completed the full 8 weeks. I am going to try my best this time to complete it. I am what they call pre-diabetic. As I say diabetic is diabetic regardless. My goal is to manage and get my A1C down from 6.5 to at least 5.9. I have really got to work. I have a strong family history of diabetes. I do not want to get to the point where diabetes will totally run my life, so I am got to wok on this.

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7/10/16 8:31 P

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Hello I pray this forum helps me to stay on track. My back hurts and I don't feel good about my self. Trudi

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7/10/16 7:59 P

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Hi. I joined the challenge today. I don't really understand what to do. Am I going to receive something in my email on what to do.?

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7/10/16 5:44 P

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This will be my 2nd attempt. If I was as good with exercise as I am with excuses I'd be in pretty good shape! Stress is a part of life, not an excuse to quit. Good luck to us all!

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7/8/16 6:11 P

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7/8/16 3:24 P

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hey Im Kezaiyah and I'm back...but this time i'm spiritually and emotionally ready to put in the work. I believe I have signed up to do this a few times but never followed through. I'm soooo addicted to carbs which is my biggest problem and next is my inability to exercise consistently. But I believe i'm ready to make the needed effort and I'm looking forward to this next 8 weeks....heeeeyyyyy!

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7/3/16 9:43 P

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7/3/16 6:44 P

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Hi, I am Angie. This is my 2nd time trying the 8 week challenge. The 1st time I really did not stick with it due to life circumstances but since then I have learned that life should not control me but rather I should control life. Now I am back again with determination to do what it takes to take not just my life back but also to become a healthier and happier person. I started this new journey about 6 months ago with going to my doctor and seeing a nutritionist. I did find out that adding more fiber to my diet daily really does help with lowering FBS also exercising and eating all the right things. I have stopped drinking all soda and is now very limited on fast food which is usually Subway. I did start back on spark people then but was just tracking what I ate and exercising. I managed to get my FBS under control and lost some weight but then I got off track again. Now I am back full force and eager to take life back under control. Just taking one day and 1 step at a time.

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7/2/16 12:13 A

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Hi. I am Crystal. I've been diabetic for 3 1/2 years but am only now really getting serious about it. I've been researching it lately. I went to a dietician again recently because I wasn't prepared at all when I was first diagnosed and I didn't know what to talk about with the dietician. I have a set meal plan. Now I'm working on exercise. I have a daily goal of 8000 steps recommended by my doctor but I also want to do strength and resistance exercise. I hope I can complete this challenge.

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6/27/16 12:18 P

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Hi all, my name is Susan and this will be my 3rd attempt at getting though all 8 weeks! I am 48 and have been diabetic for years now. Sadly, haven't taken it seriously. My blood pressure is now high as is my cholesterol. The roadblocks that hinder me the most are depression, anxiety and the fact that I use food to self medicate. I am a binge eater and it is destroying my health. I'm here to be transparent and face what I have simply ignored for a long time. I am encouraged by all of your posts!

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6/26/16 7:56 A

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Hi! I'm Darlene. I've been taking metformin for several years and not doing much else(not real smart for a nurse!) So here's no shocker, A1C slowly creeping up. Finally getting serious and this is a good place to start.

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6/24/16 11:49 P

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Hi, my name is Cindy. Was diagnosed type II, 5 years ago. Started out strong making food changes, but soon rebelled and ate worse than ever. Finally am taking control. Food first. At the end of this challenge l plan on having excercise added into my routine.

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Hi, I'm Deneen! I've been a diabetic for three years. It's time I get serious. I believe with the support here, my goal of reducing my hemoglobin A1C and weight will be possible. Thanks!

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6/24/16 12:52 A

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I was told I am pre-diabetes 2 days ago. I Am ALWAYS HUNgry at bedtime but not any other time of day. This is the hardest for me. I have been trying to eat meat and a piece of cheese or plain yogurt with low calorie jam at bedtime.

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I'm Sandy aka STLOUISWOMAN. I've been a member of Spark People since 2010. I've recently been diagnosed as pre-diabetic & want to learn all I can to prevent it from progressing to diabetes.

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My name is Ellen. my goals for the next 8 weeks is to lose on average at least 1 lb a week 2 would be better so between 8-16 lbs the next 8 weeks. Also want to get my diabetes under control.

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Hi i am trying to get sugar under control and be healthier. I need to lose weight.

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emoticon Day 1 on this team. Great at caring for others and putting ME on the back burner. Have been challenged with weight issues since age 7 when my Mother had me put on diet pills and had my mouth wired at age 15. Trying to live life by the Grace of God and his Staff of Angels appointed to do so. In turn I hope to find my way to God and myself. God bless you all and have an outstanding day.
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6/17/16 6:11 A

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6/13/16 4:18 P

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Hi. My name is Lonai and I was diagnosed with diabetes back in November. I'm hoping this challenge will help me undo some of the damage I've done.

CHEFTONITO Posts: 26
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Hello! My name is Tony and I was diagnosed with Type 2 about a month ago.
I've been through the denial, anger, and depression phases. (I was never told I was pre-diabetic, although two doctors listed it in my records, so the anger phase was . . . impressive, shall we say? ๐Ÿ˜Š
I'm on to the "take control" phase. I'm testing blood eight times a day, cutting carbs, and getting moving as much as I can (severe arthritis in both knees).
I welcome ideas, encouragement, and "t&p".
Not looking for sympathy, as I fully understand this is of my own making.

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Hello, I've been on Spark for many years and looking to take another step to better health by joining this team.

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Hi my name is Shirley. I am diabetic. I've had diabetes for 9 years. I take metformin twice a day. I need to eat more healthier and now test my sugar level three times a day it was only once a day. I need to lose weight. I have type 2 diabetes.

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Hi I am Jan. I have been a type 2 diabetic. I was diagnosed 18 years ago. I now require 5 insulin injections per day. I want to lose weight and maybe get to only having to take insulin daily or not at all.

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My name is Clay and I have recently been diagnosed with diabetes 2 after being pre-diabetic for years. I want to lose weight in order to have more energy. My blood sugars and A1C are in normal range. I follow the Mediterranean diet and exercise. My biggest problem is binge eating at night.

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Hi my name is Short. Here to get some motivation on my wellness journey and some help staying on track.

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Hi i'm Faye. Just found out that i'm diabetic a couple wks ago. I'm looking to help manage my sugar and to lose some weight. Need help with managing my sugar and carbs.

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Hello I'm Billy Joe In Ohio I really want to loose weight and get blood sugars u see control.

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I really want to lose weight, lower my blood sugar levels and improve my fitness.

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Hi, my name is Paola, from Chile, i have pre-diabetes...someone who speak spanish?

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Hello
I have been a diabetic for about 15 years and now I am experiencing some kidney issues.I am overweight and seem to always be in denial. I need to get it together and start and new journey. Can we support one another and get this job done!!!!

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I've been off of Spark People for a few months, but I need to get back on track if I want to accomplish my fitness goals.

Week1, Day1 is now.

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Welcome Dyanne,

Sorry about your mom... sounds like you are doing great. Keep up the good work!



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My name is Dyanne. I was diagnosed Type 2 diabetic in 2007. In 2011 I was hospitalized 4 times for chronically high (700-800) blood sugar reading. I was insulin dependent. (1 long acting, 1 short acting, and 1 oral medication).

In 2012, I opted for gastric sleeve surgery. I lost weight. And got off all medications. In 2013, my mother passed away from breast cancer and I let my guard down and returned to unhealthy eating. My A1C crept up to 6.0. My doctor mentioned medication and I got determined to lose the weight (30lbs) I had gained. January 2016, I met my weight goal of 120 (I never reached it after surgery)

My A1C is now under 5.0. I work out 5 days a week. I eat low carb and high protein. My glucose readings stay and 80-100.

My doctor gently reminded me I will always be diabetic. But today I choose to control it with diet and exercise.

I'm joining this challenge as a reminder to keep me on track!

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Hey Kris,
Will keep you in my prayers, and hope you are able to get everything under control. Hang in there... try to stay positive and you can do it.

Have a great day!

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Hi everyone, I'm Kris. I have been blessed with good health throughout my life up until the last few years. I recently went to the doctor and learned that I have high blood pressure, high cholesterol and am pre-diabetic. (I hadn't had a full check up and blood work done for about 8-10 years due to health insurance issues.) I am 57 years old, 5'6" and 230 pounds. I want to get to 150 lbs. I also struggle with depression and for me, that affliction and my obesity feed one one another (no pun intended.) For the first time in my life, I feel scared about my health. I'm here to learn and share information and be an active part of a supportive community. Please pray for and support me and I'll do the same for y'all. Much love! emoticon

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Thank you very much :)

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Hello Everyone,

I'm Len and live in central NJ, New to this team... diagnosed with type 2 probably 5 years ago... currently take metformin and glipizide, but that might change next time I go to the Dr.

I made changes to my lifestyle... finally... started on a weight loss/ lifestyle change program around Thanksgiving called Thrive... have dropped 32 lbs and am pretty much where I want to be weight wise now. I have also made changes to my eating habits as well. Not perfect, but a lot healthier than they used to be. My glucose readings have been great... looking forward to my next set of bloodwork to see what my other numbers look like.

Lot of great support and ideas on this site... recipes, workout tips, programs, challenges... etc... I have never really done a full challenge, but do track a few different things and log in on a pretty regular basis during the week.

Look forward to getting to know some of you better and share information. have a great day!

Len

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Hi everyone! I'm a newbie on this team although I have been on other teams since I joined in Jan. 2015. Was diagnosed type 2, came home and immediately signed up for SparkPeople. It helped me lose 70 pounds. I still have at least 40 more I'd like to drop. I've been exercising regularly and been part of the 5% Weight Loss Challenges since I started on SP. I've been sitting on a plateau for awhile, so I started Zumba classes and weight training because even if the fat loss slows at least I'll be toning and building muscle.

I finished the Diabetes Weight Loss Challenge and thought this would be a logical follow-up. I'm doing the 5% Spring Challenge and the two mesh nicely. There is so much great information available on this Team, and you can never learn too many ways to help control diabetes!

I take metformin once a day and I'd like to stay on just medication for as long as possible. I brought my A1C down from 8 to 5.3 and I don't want it to go back up! I found that exercise for me is like medicine to keep my sugar levels down. I'm finally starting to have days when my FBS is under 100. I'm convinced that the exercise is what does it for me.

I'm also a "senior citizen" (age-wise, not attitude-wise), so just know that if I can lose weight anyone can. Truly, this is the first plan I've ever stayed with for longer than 6 months.

Diane (from PA)
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Welcome all of you. Let's take this journey together, encouraging each other along the way. Together we are one and invincible. emoticon together emoticon

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