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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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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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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 :)

Oh - I'm Nancy - left NJ a year go and now a Floridian who takes advantage of walking opportunities at Disney!!! My happy place

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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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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 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 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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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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6/24/16 1:57 P

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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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6/23/16 1:46 P

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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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6/23/16 9:10 A

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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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6/17/16 11:43 A

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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.
🍴🙏💞better to a healthy life on Earth.

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of this team for 5 yeas, and it works. Here is what I did to succeed! www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=
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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.

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6/13/16 3:25 P

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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? 😊
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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6/10/16 9:12 P

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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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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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4/17/16 9:01 P

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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!

Len :)

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4/3/16 6:43 P

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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!

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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.

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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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Hi, i'm new on the block! I'm hoping to get my weight and a1c down after a recent type 2 diagnosis. I also have PCOS and am battling those demons. I hope this works this time! If you can point me towards recipes and menu plans i would appreciate it!

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Hi. I'm Marge and I have started this challenge several years ago and never finished it. I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes about 10 years ago and have kept it under control with diet only. I am determined to finish the challenge this time and learn from it as well as get healthier along the way.
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Good morning, couldn't sleep. Found this challenge which I hope will help me. Recently diagnosed and need guidelines and healthy advice. Thanks in advance. Fresh start with faith and hope.

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Hi all I have been on this before last year but stopped and now I am back due to I can not go on with the weight I am at and I need to get my Diabetes under control, my last A1C was 8.9 in Jan this year, which I do not understand since tonight my sugar was 90 ?? emoticon I do try to watch what I eat and I feel that my diet is pretty good since I eat a lot of fish, chicken and pork, I try to stay away from to much beef. I work at night and have a hard time with exercising and I feel that I need help in that area more then anything. I am 53 and have a lot of aches and pains so what i have tried to do in the past was water aerobics, but now that I work at night it is hard for me to get up in time to go work out emoticon well if anyone has a suggestion on what i can do for exercise please let me know.

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Hello, all. I'm Elaine and I joined this challenge quite some time ago, then dropped out. Now I'm back and determined to complete the challenge.

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Hi I am Jolene. In December my doctor put me in Metformin. I 'am here becuase I don't know how to lose weight. I am limited on what I can do for exercise because of my knees. I have no idea hiw many carbs a female should have for a meal or snacks. I am joining this group in hopes of assistance.

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Hello. I just found out that I have type 2 diabetes June 2015. I had lost 15 lbs and ended up gaining it all back. Wanted to join this challenge to get me back on track.

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Hello!
I have had type 2 diabetes for a year and a half. I lost 35 pounds but found much of it in the last six months. I am slowly losing again, but want more help from Spark People to assist me in this journey.

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Hello. I have had type 2 diabetes for over 20 years. I have slowly graduated through most of the available diabetic oral medications to now injecting Lantus twice a day, and Humalog before each meal. Along with blood glucose testing, that's 8 times every day I stick myself . It almost always hurts! If you haven't gotten to the point of injecting insulin, please do yourself a huge favor, and do something now to reverse your diabetes.

I am convinced that SUGAR is the enemy, and following a low carb diet and exercising regularly and often is the only path to a cure. I don't I know why they stopped referring to this disease as "Sugar diabetes", as they did when I was young. It is still the main enemy!

I am now tracking my meals, planning my meals (low carb), and walking 5 miles every day. My dependence on insulin is decreasing and I intend to someday be insulin free with normal bg readings. Hope to hear from anyone to share successes, ideas, motivation, and encouragement.

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Hello,
I have type 2 diabetes, diagnosed in September. I am starting this challenge...again. This time my goal is to stick with it, by paying more attention to my health, focus on proper diet and exercise regularly. Good luck to each of you during the next eight weeks!

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I have not been diagnosed with diabetes. However, my father had it, and it contributed to his heart disease, an amputation of his left leg and his ultimate death. I don't want to go there. I've had 2 knee surgeries in the past 2 years and feel this team's approach to weight loss will be sensible for me for a lot of reasons. Good luck to us all!
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Hi everyone. I have type 2 diabetes. I am very over weight. I would like to get it all under control. I track my food intake everyday. I do good at that. Just I don't do so good at staying on track after a while I don't see any changes so I give up. So this time. I am going to try harder to post in the forums Yes I need support and motivation. Have a great day!!

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Greetings Everyone,

I am a type 2 diabetic and I wish to lose 40 lbs. I am hoping someone can assist me in achieving my goal! I pray everyone much success in their journey!

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I am a diabetic 2. I need to lose 100 pounds.
I am going to complete this program.

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I too have become somewhat lax in how I have been controlling my pre-diabetes and now my fasting blood sugars are higher than they used to be so in other words this is not going away simply because I put it on the back burner. My goal is to do what this challenge recommends and stick with it until the end.

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I first started this challenge in 2014, but dropped out. I am starting in again, with week 1. I WILL complete it this time. My last A1C, several months ago, was 9.6, up from a regular of 7.0 range. As soon as I get paid, I am returning to my dr. and getting my meds again (have been without severa months, as well). I am making 2016 my year to get healthy.

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Hello team!

You can call me JJ. I am in my mid 20's and pre-diabetic with 100+ lbs to lose to be in a healthy weight range. I have PCOS and my depression which have made my battle with weight loss extra difficult. I typically find it hard to stick with any program for more than a week or two so I am trying really hard to keep up with this 8 week challenge.

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Hi, I'm Ingrid and I have almost gotten rid of my diabetes completely. I already lost 22 pounds and I want to lose more to get rid of it completely.

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Hey everyone, you all can call me Duchess! I'm a middle-aged woman who has been married for over 10 years and has been blessed to be the mother to two children; a son who is 10 and a daughter who is 2.
I'm right now 85 lbs. over my healthy weight average and I'm so tired of giving myself excuses to be like this. I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with both of my children and unfortunately, diabetes is prevalent on my father's side of the family.
As of right now, I've not tested positive for diabetes, but the doctor says that I'm at a huge risk if I don't get my weight and lifestyle under control.
I can't wait to meet you all and watch you soar through this challenge and come out victors in the end!

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Hello. Despite being active and watching what I eat ( most of the time) I am prediabetic and need to lose 20 lbs per Drs orders. Both my parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister already have type 2 diabetes, my other sister and I are trying to avoid it! Am looking forward to this Chalkenge helping me reach my weight loss/ health goal!

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Hello. Despite being active and watching what I eat ( most of the time) I am prediabetic and need to lose 20 lbs per Drs orders. Both my parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister already have type 2 diabetes, my other sister and I are trying to avoid it! Am looking forward to this Chalkenge helping me reach my weight loss/ health goal!

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Hi everyone! I have type 1 diabetes, and have been struggling with controlling my sugars for a few months now. I am working hard at losing weight and hopefully helping to get my sugars under better control. I am also waiting for a biopsy to check for celiac disease, which could mean some big changes for me.
Happy to have found this group and looking forward to the challenge!

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Hi Kay here. I have type 2 diabetes. I have it under control using Metformin. My last A1C was 5.8 in September. I really need to get my weight under control so hope joining this team will help motivate me to really work on getting healthy.





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Hi - just finished nerve conduction testing - I have peripheral neuropathy - Diabetes has been mentioned to me several times during this past month due to the terrible burning in feet and legs - thought it was the plantar faciitis - but it seems to be both - I was told to get on regime for diabetes as "most" people with this condition either have it or will get it - hence - here I am -

I am Bobbi - grandma of 10 - writer - curriculum developer - piano instructor - and totally creative in all I do - I went in to doc for aching feet - ended up with x-rays of neck and back due to previous injuries - sent off to neurologist and now dealing with what I can do to slow the process- off to another doc Dec 4 -

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Hi I'm Maci. A league tennis playing gma of 8! 54 yrs young. Got diagnosed Oct 5th when I went to the Drs for a neck injury. (Massage gone bad). Since then lost 15 on metaformin 1000 mil keeping RBS 100-120. Next ACL around Christmas. First one 11.1 hoping to have some dialog & motivation through this experience 🤗

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Hi ,my name is SueAnn i was diagnosed with diabetes about 5 years ago but just started using insulin but i really want to lose weight and get healthy ,i really need some help feeling motivated I've been really lazy lately but as im getting older i realize i need to take better care of myself

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Hi. My name is Shelley and I joined this Challenge in March, but didn't follow through so am starting over. I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in February and have been trying to stay off meds with diet and exercise. So far I haven't been too successful. Hopefully this challenge will help set some good habits!

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Hello, my name is Michelle. I forgot to do this when I joined challenge, so here goes. I was diagnosed pre-diabetic about 5 year ago. There are Type 1 & Type 2 diabetics on both sides of my family. I am about 30 lbs overweight. I have decided it's past time for me to get serious & do all I can to prevent medication & complications. I have also started checking my fasting blood sugars because I have been feeling different lately. I have told my doctor, but for most part being brushed off. I am not sure what the recommended FBS is anymore as they continue to changed that number as they learn more. This week mine have ranged from 102-146. I don't know if that means I am still pre-diabetic or if I have crossed the line. My Dr. feels even though it's been a year, I don't need another A1c. So, I am here so I don't feel I am going totally on my own.

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Hi my name is Brandy and I joined this team today, I have diabetes and am going to try and control with diet and exercise for now. I do not want to start taking medicine so Im going to try this and hope I can do it.


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emoticon Here I'm again....I finish my first 8 weeks a few months a go. emoticon ..life happen lost my consistency. emoticon I've tried to get it back and nothing helps... emoticon This has been the only thing that has kept me consistent...so here I am again to relearn consistency without it I'm lost forever emoticon emoticon

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I'm back again, going for another 8-week round.

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Hi I'm Margie and I just joined SP. My wt, loss goal is 50 lbs. and I hope I make it. I need to lose weight as I'm a type 2 diabetic and I would like to be able to get off insulin and p.o. meds.

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emoticon I was on this team before, but fell away. I had back surgery in Aug of 2914. Had L 3,4,5 fusion and it was a success !!!!

Now my knees are my problem,,, 3 years of nerve blocks for my back keep them feeling good. Now WOW. I am on 2nd week of Euflexxa injection.. It is helping so hopefully after next Wednesday I will be able to exercise more.

I need to track food again and be serious. That's why emoticon . Your support will be appreciated and I love checking the blogs and encouragements.. Sue

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New to this challenge but not SP. I'm prediabetic with two insulin dependent parents although mom died two years ago. I'm 50 lbs overweight. I'm fighting to not be diagnosed with full blown diabetes. I just started working on controlling my carbs.

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Hi,
I'm a newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic, with hypothroidism and a liver condition. I'm in this to lose weight to improve my overall health. My current hgba1c is 6.0. Although I feel good about my hgba1c, I need to desperately lose weight.

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I am a diabetic 2. I am attempting to lose weight on my own before making decision to have bariatric surgery.

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Hi everyone -

I am pre-diabetic and want to make sure that it doesn't progress to Type 2. I've gained a lot of weight over the last 9 years and am approximately 100 pounds overweight. My goals are:

1) to be consistent with the challenge. Do the exercises and log my food
2) Moderate alcohol consumption
3) Reduce inflammation
4) Lose 10-16 pounds over the two months

Glad to be here and looking forward to sharing our successes in this forum

Deirdre

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I was diagnosed with Type 2 3 years ago. I also have hypothyroidism and have been fighting the weight loss battle for more years than I want to admit. I am currently on Metformin and not happy about that. I tried to bring my A1C down without medication but with dietary changes but that didn't pan out. I am not giving up on that prospect though. I see a dietician/nutritionist and after several months have show a little weight loss. Not as much as I was hoping for but I am thinking positive, finding ways to reduce stress and looking forward to challenging myself a little more as far as consistent exercise.

Tina

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Hi I am Gini. I have just been awarded the thrill of becoming Pre-diabetic! I know NOTHING at all about nearly everything I need to know. I am going to be seeing a reg. dietitian shortly. I know all about carbs and bloodsugar and insulin in the body. What good carbs are but have no idea how many carbs to have with each meal and snack to keep me in my caloric range. It is so much to learn and I am quite lost. Looking for guidance.


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I have fought my weight my whole life. I was diagnosed at 14 T1D. I am insulin dependent & on the pump for the past 10 years. I am in good control but I want to maintain at a healthier - lower weight. My family consisents of DH, 12 yo son, and 8 yo daughter.They are a blessing & by losing some pounds ... we will be even more active than we are now as mom & dad set a good example to live life thin, fit, and healthy!

"Grey Matters" & "Think Geek"


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I'm new to the team, week 1. Other than losing weight, I'm wanting to get control of my crazy diabetes. I was diagnosed 3 years ago, with blood sugars over 600 and an A1c of 12.8. I ended up on 3 shots of Novolog a day and 2 shots of Levemir. I got onto my SP program 7 weeks ago, and so far I've lost 32 pounds and had to cut all of my shots by 1/2+. My A1c is 6.5 right now.

I'd really love to get it so controlled that I could go off insulin. I'm tired of being so horribly sick with diabetic issues...neuropathy, vision issues, kidney issues.

So I'm here to learn and to change my life. Hopefully we can become great friends in the process!


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Hi, I'm an insulin dependent type 2 diabetic. My numbers are out of control and really worrying me. I hope what I learn here will help

"I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me." Phil 4:13

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I joined Spark years ago and have lost 78 lbs all told (over years). I am now at my lowest weight in a looong time but have 70 more to go. My diabetes is really out of control at this point. A1c is almost 12 and so I am now on insulin. Novolog for meals, lantus was denied by insurance.
My fasting was HI. this morning. On top of this I have bilateral greater trochantor bursitis. I am feeling a bit overwhelmed.

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I have tried this challenge before but not sure I have ever finished. Maybe this time I will.

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Just was diagnosed with diabetes today. There is a lot I need to know. I also need to know how to manage this.
Step by step process sounds good to me.

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Just started this so I can get control of my diabetes. Love carbs and that is my downfall. Want to be consistent with some form of exercise to lower morning readings. Looking forward to success.

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Hi again, I finish my first eight weeks.....several weeks ago. I didn't lose any weight... That really wasn't my goal. My goal as to be consistent. That was a big issue with me. I found logging in daily really helped....now I'm back to work the eight weeks with more detail. New goal is to practice what I have learned.

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Hello,

I'm Maryann. I did this challenge before and it helped me. I am a borderline prediabetic having had two A1Cs at 5.7. But no matter how uncertain my PA is, I know I am prediabetic. I have all but one of the major risk factors and I have the daily signs.

I'm not on diabetes meds, but am on meds for high bp, gout, asthma and (when I remember) take a variety of vitamins. I forget because the bp med isn't compatible with some so I have to spread them out.

I'm now 50 with 3 kids, 2 Dachshunds, 1 hubby, and now with a job in a school kitchen. I also seem to have trouble losing a single pound no matter how many thousands of steps my Fitbit says I take.

Good to be here. Good to meet you all!


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Hi...I'm Nancy. Latest labs show A1C at 6.5. So time to do SOMETHING. August 1st I started a low carb diet, but only lost 2 lbs for the month. I must need a jump start! Hoping this challenge will do the trick. I have joined my other teams goals of exercising at least 10 minutes a day and usually get in at least 30 mins. Really hoping to gain some insight here.

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Got the dreaded pre-diabetic news when knee injury caused me inactivity for months. Packed on the pounds during that time. Goal is to shed those unwanted pounds and get my A1C numbers back to normal range.

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Hi, My name is Cara and I'm here because I'm a type 2 diabetic that really needs to get control of my numbers!

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