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5/19/15 7:52 A

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Hi, there.

New to the team and new to the diagnosis. I'd been in pre-diabetes because of PCOS for about 5 years, but my activity levels always kept me kind of balanced. Last year, I broke my right ankle and was immobile for a good 6-7 months and just lost that momentum and packed on some pounds. I'm not extremely high, but I'd like to get back to where I was before. I feel with the right support and some motivation I can get back to where I was. My biggest hurdle is I'm getting ready to graduate from college, and between classes, homework and interning... It's a lot of sitting.

I look forward to cheering you all and myself on!!!

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5/18/15 5:31 A

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I've just come out of hospital with uncontrolled diabetes. Been on tablets for years without caring about what I eat, so it makes sense that the diabetes is uncontrolled. Now I've been put on Insulin and its really hit me in the gut that I've got to get on some kind of program, so here I am.

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5/16/15 1:41 P

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My name is Gloria. I'm pre-diabetic and trying to reverse some of the damage that my weight has caused. I'm down to 240#'s.

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5/16/15 8:15 A

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Hi I"m Teresa or T. I'm 53 years old, heaviest 307 currently 293 pounds. Fasting blood glucose reading this morning 254 (way to high). I'm here to do the 8 week challenge! I'm also checking in daily with SparkTeam Check in Daily.


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5/13/15 11:26 P

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Hi I am Kathy, I have been somewhat diagnosed with Pre Diabetes as my A1c was 6.2. I was at this same place about 2 years ago and with diet and 20#'s of weight loss, A1c went down below 6. So my Doc decided to have me monitor my blood sugars and I have been monitoring my diet. I sorta got off track the last 4-6 months and so now I am back on track.

I also have PPS (post polio syndrome) where I am not able to do a lot of exercise, so working out will not be an option. I stay as active as possible but not much physical sweating. So diet is the only way for me to be successful.

I am looking forward to reaching my goals and with some challenges I know it can be done. thank you!!

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5/13/15 10:39 P

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Hi I'm Debbie and I have been a Diabetic for many years now. I'm tired of taking medicine and figure the only way I'm going to get out of it is to lose weight and hope for the best.

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Hi, I am Linda, age 64, husband and two cats. I have had diabetes since 2008, type 2. I also have other health issues, heart disease and kidney disease. I have abdominal fat and need to get rid of it.
I just got back from my cardiologist and he told me to keep up the exercise I have been doing but to eat less carbs. He said at my age that is the only way to lose weight, because I have been exercising.
I take Tradjenta for diabetes and it is in control, I just have to get the carbs in order.
I plan to follow the Spark nutrition plan.
I will need support and will support you.
Linda in Central Texas

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Hey everyone! :) My name is Amber! I am 20 years old and last month was diagnosed with pre- diabetes.. I also have PCOS (poly cystic ovarian syndrome) for those who don't know what that is, it causes a lot of problems, and insulin resistance is part of it.... I started my weight loss journey back last August when I was diagnosed with PCOS, i was planning on having weight loss surgery ( but none of the 4 drs i have been to has done their part in helping me) so I have hung that up for now. I have so far lost about 30 pounds.. I start at 430lbs in August and am currently at 399. I am looking to start loosing more weight because I have completely fell off the bandwagon... I take Metformin, which at first was just for the pcos but it is now being used for the pre diabetes as well!!! I am really excited to be a part of this group and looking forward to giving and receiving awesome support from you all! everyone have a blessed day! :)

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5/8/15 12:48 P

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Hi I am Sandra and trying this challenge again. My B/S is not doing very good and I want to nip it in the bud before it gets worse. Insulin is my next step and want to avoid it.

I have been a diabetic for 2 years and still having a hard time controlling it. My Dr wants me to join WW but don't know how to incorporate the carbs with the points. Any information would be very helpful.

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5/7/15 10:14 A

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Hello - just joined today - hopeful. Dx w/CA in 2013 = surgery+radiation. Dr said "lose weight fast." Still carrying same weight - lose 10-20 lbs, gain it back! Also diabetic, type 2, for over 20 yrs, controlled on pills. Weight loss can equal less meds. Hopeful, hopeful. Probably not supposed to reply to message, but didn't know how to introduce self! Best wishes for success to everyone :-)

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5/1/15 1:17 P

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Hi! I'm a recently diagnosed Type 2 diabetic just trying to figure out what to do next. Hope to learn and share a lot with all of you

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4/29/15 10:23 P

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ReJoicee Here.. 😀Smile😃

Glad to be apart of this group. I'm. Excited.. Looking forward to learning something new everyday..

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4/29/15 6:50 P

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Hi there. My name is Alicia, Allie for short, and I have been around spark people since 2011. I haven't lost anything except for my health because I just couldn't stick to a healthy eating plan. Spark People is wonderful and I have seen lots of people lose lots of weight. Why can't I? I always asked myself. Well, I not only eat too much but I have an addiction to sugar. That is why. I always found a way to keep it in my diet as well as consuming too much diet coke on a daily basis. I found out I was pre diabetic on Friday April 17 and I took sugar, all flour, diet coke and my splenda out of my diet on Sunday April 19th. Drastic yes. Having severe withdrawal symptoms and cravings but I don't want to give up. I worked in the healthcare field for many years and at a dialysis center and have seen what diabetes can do. My sugar addiction is serious and I am praying I can make it through this. I found this challenge last night and think it is just what I need. I am so grateful to be here.

Alicia from Maine...

YOUR LIFE IS A RESULT OF THE CHOICES YOU MAKE... IF YOU DON'T LIKE YOUR LIFE IT IS TIME TO START MAKING BETTER CHOICES.


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4/29/15 1:01 P

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Hello Im Theresa from way south Texas :) Ive been pre Diabetic for a couple of years. Looking to loose weight and bring my sugar levels down to normal.

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4/27/15 12:18 P

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How did you like "The Plan"?

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4/27/15 9:40 A

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Hello, I am 61 years old, and just discovered I am pre-diabetic. I have been working SP for some time, got away from it during a high-stress new company startup, but am back now as I was putting on weight too fast in another high-stress situation, and suspected I was hypothyroid. Never dreamed I was pre-diabetic. I was thinking of doing this challenge, because I was following The Plan in an attempt to discover my reactive foods. The two diets should be compatible, and I was ready to add exercise but wanted to do it slowly and properly. Then, the blood results from my thyroid testing. Now I know this challenge is just what I need to get my diet and exercise under control, before my body condition gets worse. So, hopefully the diet issues will mesh for this challenge.

We improve ourselves by victories over ourself. There must be contests, and you must win. Edward Gibbon - English historian of Rome (1737 - 1794)


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I'm Cathy from West Palm Beach. I've been Type 2 for years but controlled it with Actos. My doctor doesn't want to prescribe Actos anymore so, after trying about every other oral medication available over the last year and not being able to tolerate any of them, I am now on Insulin. I took Lantus once a day for the first month but my blood sugar stayed high so he switched me to Novolog 70/30 last week. I'm not seeing an improvement so far and I'm sort of freaking out that INSULIN doesn't seem to be working for me! Am I abnormal?! :-) Anyways, I'm hoping this challenge will help motivate me to exercise and lose some weight so I can get my diabetes under control. I've been counting carbs and trying to eat right so I really don't know what else I can do. Suggestions and Helpful Hints will be appreciated!

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4/24/15 6:43 A

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Hello Everyone,

I'm Ankita from India, 27yrs old.

I'm a hypothyroid and have been on medications since 2008. I've always been on the heavier side but have worked hard to loose 20-22 Kg's twice but gain back immediately when I go off diet or stop gyming.

Recently, I got my thyroid checked and the result showed that my TSH has come down to 2. However, I was still gaining weight, losing lot of hair and my skin was acne prone. I've gained over 25 kg's post my marriage from 2013 which just kills my self confidence. I tried controlling the weight through dieting, gyming, yoga in 2014 but to my dismay I was not able to.
Therefore, I got a few test done and a week back I was told that I have PCOS, marginally high BP and I'm Insulin Resistant and now 'm put on Metformin and Yasmin for the next 6 months.

I've been googling to understand all this and thus I landed up on Spark People and just somehow reading though posts and blogs has been very inspiring. I'm hoping to see some changes in myself through these next few months, pls pray that I stay strong willed because I want to start loving myself!

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4/23/15 8:41 A

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I was diagnosed a few years ago. I changed everything...did well. Even good enough to be interviewed on GPTV http://theweighwewere.com/stan-bush-lost-7
4-pounds/. The diagnosis was reversed, and things were good. Then...
I fractured ankle in pot holes 3 times in 3 years. Gained back some weight and have been 'not happy' about it. FBS is up...
I exercise plenty, I don't track food well enough now to get the results I need. Working on it.. .working on it.

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4/23/15 7:27 A

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Hi,
Have just been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Have lost 40 pounds over the past 15 months. I am now working on losing 30 more. My blood sugar levels are very high--I am insulin resistant due to PCOS--which is very frustrating. I have made a lot of lifestyle changes--but nothing seems to be able to regulate my blood sugar level.

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4/11/15 11:50 A

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Hi there!

I was diagnosed with Type 2 a while ago. I'm really struggling with changing my eating habits. I DID cut out McD's over 3 months ago and quit drinking pop of any kind over 2 years ago.

My New Years Resolution this year is to walk a 5K every month for charity and I've logged 4 so far, which is pretty good considering how cold our Winters are now in SW Michigan!

My goals for this challenge are:

♥ Lose 12 lbs.
♥ Walk every day
♥ Have zero hypoglycemic episodes

Good luck everyone!

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~*~*~* TERESA *~*~*~

Starting weight: 235
Goal #1: 225~ Done!
Goal #2: 215~ Done!
Goal #3: 205~ Done!
Goal #4: 195
Goal #5: 185
Goal #6: 175
Goal #7: 165
Goal #8: 155
Goal #9: 145
Goal #10: 140 (that puts me @ a healthy BMI)

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4/10/15 7:32 P

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My name is Linda from Portland Me. I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes about 6 months ago. Like a good sugar addict I have been out of control since being diagnosed. I am going through Kubler-Ross's stages of grief. Denial is first in line, I am grieving.....seriously trying to work my way to acceptance. I mean I NEED my cheese-cake! Well it could be worse. I have ABOUT 45 lbs. to lose. I am in awe regarding inspirational messages of those who have even more to lose. In my defense,I AM a Taurus, & we love our pleasures! I am trying to commit to my Yoga practice especially since my license plate is YOGI GAL & I am not practicing integrity of my word. emoticon Thanks for your sharing your trials & tribulations!

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4/7/15 6:09 P

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Hi Everyone,

My name is Brenda and I also have Type 2 Diabetes. I did really well for the first few years and have not had to go on any medication. But somewhere over the last year I really started thinking I was normal and have not done well keeping my blood sugars under control. I'm here to get back on track, rebuild my stamina and start feeling healthy again.

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Hello Everyone.

My name is Sheila and I am returning back to spark people to find some motivation and support as I tjavascript:void(0)ry to get healthy I was recently diagnosed as "pre-diabetic" .

I'm sure you all know the drill, "i'm sick and tired of being sick and tired" and tired of trying and failing. I will be successful !!! I look forward to getting to know you all.

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Hello everyone , June 2014 after Blurry Vision and Severe Headaches I was diagnosed Type 2 Diabetic , High Cholesteral and High Blood Pressure.I'm trying to Lose Weight by Healthy Eating, Portion Control and Exercise. I need to get a handle on my Blood Sugar before being forced to take Meds for these conditions.Looking forward to the 8wk Challegne. MUCH SUCCESS to EVERYONE !!!!!

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4/1/15 2:34 P

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Hello Sparkers!!

I am not currently diabetic. I was diagnosed a few years ago, when I was about 15 pounds heavier than I am now. I lost 10 of those pounds & my symptoms subsided.

However, I have had some female problems in the last few months that culminated in a hysterectomy on 3/17. I have gained 10 pounds from my lowest & I am uncomfortable!!

I am hoping the 8 weeks of this challenge will help motivate me to get back into my Spark Healthy Habits & lose the weight I've gained!

Best wishes to all!!

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3/30/15 10:00 A

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Hi everyone -
I am an old but stopped participating Spark member. Now I'm back and really determined to meet my health goals. Two and a half weeks ago, after 7 years of pretending that I just had "a little high sugar," I went for my annual physical and my doctor put me on insulin. In his words, "you've been heading this way for years." He's right.
I went out and bought Dr. Hyman's Blood Sugar Solution and I came home and said to my husband, "I have to own this - I am a diabetic." So here I am.
Good news - I've been following this plan for 2 weeks and with my new medication plan, my blood sugar has gone from FBS ~200 to FBS ~115. I am exercising and eating well. I have lost about 8 pounds.
Now I am getting scared that like so many times before, I will start to feel good and sink back into my old (not healthy) habits.
I hope that by joining up with all of you and following the 8 week program, I will really solidify new healthier habits and head onto the road to better health.
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3/26/15 5:38 P

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Hi Stephaney!

I have my BS completely under control now, no metformin, since starting my low carb plan January 1, 2015.

Join us on Sparking Low Carb team!

It really works! My FBS now runs in 80s and low 90s!

I am on The Whole30 plan, and I shoot for under 50 carb grams (that's about 25 or so net), 1200 calories.

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3/26/15 4:45 P

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Hello all,

My name is Stephaney and I am here to help myself lose weight so I can get my blood sugars under control. My FBS runs about 170 and my 2 PP readings are over 160 to 200 range. My dr just put me on Metformin to help me lower the sugars, but I have heard it takes about a month to fully kick in. I am going to be taking a "before" photo to see my progress! I plan on actually staying on track this time !



Starting Weight: 252 lbs. 4/24/14
Current Weight: 270 lbs. 02/15/2015
Goal Weight: 165 lbs.

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3/23/15 7:16 P

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Ella try going very low carb...less than 50 carb grams per day....it will surprise you.

Feel free to join us at Sparking Low Carb.

Jan

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Hi, I'm new here, but have had type 2 diabetes for over 10 years, but I'm now insulin dependent and having a hard time controlling the numbers!

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Hi everyone...I was dx about 5 yrs ago, took metformin off and on, a1c kept creeping up to the high of around 6.8 in December,

Jan 1 I joined the team Sparking Low Carb. I work the Whole30 plan, limit carbs to no more than 50 grams day, and limit calories to 1200.

I've lost 20 pounds and my BS is now normal, no meds. My FBS runs in the 80s range.

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Hi everyone, i just joined this group on 3/10/15 and i'm so glad i found this site. I have type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. i am 100 lbs over weight. i am ready to take back my life! and i feel being in this group can help me do that.

It's a New Day! It's a New Me! Making healthier lifestyle changes......One day at a time! I'm love this new me!


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Hi , I am a 46 year old mother of 2 and grandmother of 1. I have been happily married for 28 almost 29 years. I was diagnosed in 2006 with diabetes. I have since been trying to find the right doctor to help me get my medicine right so I can get this under control. I was put on insulin in 2013 and it was starting to work until I had a complete knee replacement and a heart attack 5 days later. I lost 10 lbs during this time and the doctor didn't adjust my insulin for it and I crashed! My sugar reading was 36! At that point they took me off the insulin and every since then my readings have been all over the place. I can't seem to get it under control, so I am going to try to lose weight again and see what that does. In the mean time I am going to try to find a doctor that specializes in diabetes.

I have many other health concerns as well so I figure losing weight will help with all of them, as well as getting more active. I have very little energy to get up and do anything, so if I can get some support it might work.

Happy to be here, God Bless

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Hi I was diagnosed with Diabetes 2 recently. I am a 52yr old who loves being a Grandma and will not let this disease run my life. I am on oral meds. I am taking control now so I can enjoy many years to come.

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My name is Kristy and I am a 40 year old single parent. I was just diagnosed with diabetes this week. I knew it was probably in my future, I was just hoping it wouldn't be so soon. My glucose had never been high until this last visit to the doctor and my A1C was 7. I need to take control of my health so that I can be there for my kids. I need to learn how to make myself a priority.

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Hi, my name is Mary, I joined yesterday, I am pre diabetic,, and really hope I stay pre or better, so a good time to join this challenge, all round good one

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Hello All!

My name is Nikki. I had gestational diabetes with my last 2 pregnancies. I was just recently diagnosed with pre-diabetes. My A1C was 6.3 and 6.5 is diabetes levels. I bought a couple books a couple years ago that really do help with controlling sugars.

The Belly Fat Cure by Jorge Cruise
The Food Babe Way by Vani Hari

My sugars have leveled since putting those two ways of eating from the books together. I am feeling much better. I know I need to increase my activity level yet but that will happen slowly. I know that it's really hard to do all this because I've been trying to work on my weight for years.

I have 4 kids that I need to get healthier for. In 6 months I will find out if I need to be put on medication if I haven't brought my A1C down.

Nikki - Michigan - US - Eastern Time Zone


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Hi
My name is Cindy and I am pre-diabetic and my goal is to look and feel better.
I am right on the edge and so if you all could help me not get that far would be great.
I live in Florida. I have 14 grandchildren, with 6 being out of State. I am 58 years old
and feel it. I have a bad right knee that I get shots in. Dr says unless I lose weight I
will have to have knee replacement. ALso have borderline cholesterol problem now.
I work full time. I just got a fitbit so am working on adding steps.

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Hi. I'm Sarah, not new, but ready to get serious. My A1C was 6.8 this past week. Doc said when it is > 7, I have to start taking meds. Don't really want to go down that road. I am 61 years old. I need to get this weight loss party started.

I'm married (21 years). Have a son 41 years old. No grandkids. We have 3 dogs. My DH and I like to camp in a travel trailer. We ride our bikes wherever we go. We ride around home too. Home is Durham, NC. I've been neglecting that lately. I need to get back into the saddle.

Glad to be an active member of the team. Starting Week One of the challenge.

Looking forward to meeting you all.

Sarah
Durham, NC

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Ok. I have joined. I live on the east coast with a hubbie of 24 years. I have 2 grown kids. 21, 23 3/4 and a special needs 17 y/o. I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with my 3rd child(1997). At that time I was under the care of a midwife (by choice) best thing I could have done. My numbers were near perfect. I was very active and stayed on a dr inspired diet. like most I did not listen to the warning after I had the baby of a diabetes possibility later in the years. In 2001 I was officially diagnosed. On Amyerl 4 mg once a day. I got things under control until 2007 and was controlled by diet and exercise only. Diabetes landed with a vengeance. I am currently taking kombiglyse XR 2.5 twice daily and glimepiride 4 mgs daily. I am in good control and I have the option of taking the glimepride if I have more carbs then I need to. I hate the lows ...I must admit. My a1c was 5.7 a year ago. As the main care giver of a special needs kid stress is just a part of my life. PLEASE DO NOT get me wrong. I love my kids with all my might and him especially. I would do anything I could for all my kids. A mothers love knows no boundaries. I find ways to deal real good with stress at times. But there are the other times I do not. I am A SAHM by choice. I have other health concerns. I do not use them for an excuse. I am not a debbie downer person. I am here to stay active and committed with my self care as I call it. I am currently in the BLC 27 Biggest Loser Challenge and I an doing ok. I am active but food can be a problem in stressful times. I need to work on that. Soon the BLC will end and I need to stay active. Came her among fellow folks like me. emoticon I hope to make a few friends while here. Forward emoticon

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I think if you are doing a bit more than you think you can you are doing it right

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Week1 Day 2 did walk at home DVD3 mile but i'm very slow according to that.Ifelt good.

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hi im jacquie from new Zealand I am type 2 but insulin dependent . this is my first day on the challenge nice to be with you all

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Hi, I'm Nevin 88kg. and I'm diabetic type2.I'm here from a month.This is my 1st day of Dibetes weight Loss Challenge.Glad to see all of you.

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Hi Sharon, I live in KS also. Nice to meet you neighbor.

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I am Julie. I recently found out I am in the pre diabetes category. Since then I have burned up the internet looking for all the info I can get my hands on. I'm so glad I found SparkPeople and SparkCoach. This is helping me see what food is good for me and bad for me. It is a real eye opener. I Started eating better. Getting regular exercise and quit smoking. I Already feel better.

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I am 65 years old and I must restart this challange because we had a week long power outage and stayed with a friend who has no idea what diabetes and weight loss is even though she is diabetic. We ate out every day. I gained back the 3 pounds I lost and my glucose levels are in shambles. I am depressed and rude to my husband for no reason. However I am not going to be defeated by this . I am going to use this experience as a learning tool and keep trying. emoticon

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Hi I'm Sharon 50 years old over weight and type 2 diabetic! I have been a sparkember for 2 weeks. Starting the challenge today! I'm located in Kansas.

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New to the challenge. After suffering a heart attack, heart surgery, and stroke, I'm ready to defeat diabetes once and for all!

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Hi my name is Virginia, I have been diagnosed with diabetes 2. I have been in denial for a while, although I have been seeing my doctor. This year I decided it is time to take control of myself and this diabetes. My grandkids and daughter reside with me, so The entire house is making a change for a healthy lifestyle. People need encouragement, and after reading these posts, I think it will make a world of positive difference. I am excited to begin this new journey and feel well.

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Hi Jodi,
Welcome to the team. I am in California, and still can get outside with the sunshine. Many I see are stuck inside. In either case, there is a lot we can do, with tracking foods and exercise, we will reach our goals.

Logan

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Hi everyone! My name is Jodi. I am joining this group after getting real with myself about my dedication to succeeding. I've reset my goals and am more determined than ever! I know that the accountability and support I'll find here can be so critical to reaching my goals. So here I am! emoticon

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Hi Diane,
Dogs are amazing. They have timers in their heads. Mine is a "hearing ear, therapy dog, He gets me up before 7:30. (I don't hear the alarm clock.) Then at 3:00 pm he wants to go outside to wait for my husband to come home. At 10:30 am he wants to be fed.

Hmmm, today, I went out to get firewood to stock up, inside the house (exercise), and I have be working on an huge pile of ironing. (anxiety reliever, once it gets under control).

Working on a mental plan for menus this week. If I do the thinking ahead of time, I stick to it better. Want to loose and get to feeling better by March 6th, for the Celtic Faire. So, I have a short term goal to reach for.

What has helped you?

Back to ironing, Got to track my food.

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Hi Logan! Wow looking out at our 4 ft. piles of snow I can't imagine no winter but right now it sounds good! The dobies are good ,there sitting here wanting dinner but they have a little while to wait! Tracked my food for the day and working on exercise today! Diane

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Good morning everyone,
Just wanted to check in and get my day started. Finally raining here in California. You guys back east may not know it but here in CA, we have not really had a winter in 2 years, water is getting low and lakes are disappearing.

So, the rain is a welcome.

So, how are the Dobbies, Setters and by one picture maybe a fox terriers doing today?

Logan

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Welcome Dee! Red and whites are beautiful! I used to have GSD's now I do Doberman rescue,I have 2 doberdogs Zach and Tara! The snow and weather here has stopped our walking for now,the good old stationary bike is my go too! Diane

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I think I put my introduction in the wrong place! Oops! Here it is again in the right spot!
About 7 years ago, I lost 40 pounds on Weight Watchers, and have managed to keep most of it off (only up about 5 pounds). But I recently discovered that over the years, I have shrunk from 5'6" to 5'4", so I need to take off even more to feel my best. I am pre-diabetic, and trying to watch that I don't let myself go over the edge. I'm hoping that sticking with one of Spark's teams will help me stay on track. I've been with SparkPeople for a long time, but not really taking it seriously.

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2/7/15 1:46 P

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Hi Dee,
Welcome to the team. Sounds like you are off to a great start. Love the part about your dog. Bet it's a beauty. Myself, I have a German Shepherd that is lazy as I am. He is my ears as I have a hearing problem. Husband is retiring in June and plans on walking each morning. So, I had better start it now, or so it will become easier for the both of us.

Again welcome,
Logan

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I just realized I haven't introduced myself on this team. I was just diagnosed with D2 on January 30. My FBS on 1/20/2015 was 193 and that was a shocking eye-opener! I am determined to bring that level to a normal range and am making good progress (FBS was 167 today).

I am married, work from home (husband works retail), we have 3 grown sons between the 2 of us, 4 grandchildren and 1 very spoiled fur-baby (Irish Red and White Setter) named Mollie (she loves to hunt). We live in PA (about 60 miles NW of Philly).

I'm still adjusting mentally and physically to this diagnosis. My husband is also D2 and had I been following his program maybe I wouldn't have the disease...but hind sight is a wonderful thing. He's a great coach, and NOW I'm paying attention. I'm not only tracking food daily but I'm keeping a tight reign on those carbs! I know it's working 'cause I lost weight! Yay! Long way to go there, but that's another challenge.


Diane (from PA)

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I am a 45 going to be a 46 year old mother of 5. We live in Houma, Louisiana. My oldest is 16 and youngest is 8. I am a Type 2 diabetic diagnosed this past summer. I was at high risk because I was a diabetic when I was pregnant with my last 2 children. I joined because I want to be around to enjoy the "dream" things in life. I want to see my children hit life milestones and their children. So I need to make a life change.

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It has been a long time since I took time to take care of me,now is the time. I am happy to join this team for friendship and support. Looking forward to meeting everyone. Diane

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I joined this team last Sept but then things got hectic. Is there a way I can start over at week 1? Thanks
Martha

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Keeping up with the "no sugar" program really puts my body in a state of shock. My energy comes and goes, which I understand it is because my body still has to adjust to not having too many Dr. Pepper's in place of food or that candy bar. I didn't quit totally cold turkey, but it truly feels like it some days.

One of my best friend is on speed dial for texting to almost talk me down from any cheating. I have set minor goals for myself to reach and so far, I am doing ok. The real truth will be next year about this time.

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Hi Melissa,
Welcome to the Team.
I was on Spark once before and the team I joined, didn't keep up with it. So, I know how important it is to have your messages acknowledged.

Hoping great success with your goals and family.

It's just my husband, (that eats everything, but stays pretty much the same) emoticon , and my German Shepherd that tells on me when I am snacking.

Just starting the 8 week plan today, so here's hoping,

Logan

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I am sort of still new. At 17 years old, I was diagnosed with Hypoglacemia. (one of the stages of sugar problems). I do not take medication. Controlled with diet, yet over the years I have gained many pounds with al my children even trying to loose is getting hard for my old self. This year I am taking my health by the reins, so far I have lost 16 pounds with many more to go. I am not only trying to push myself in the right direction, I have taken the horn by the reins to make sure my children are getting back on the right track. My family has a history of diabetes, so the healthier the better.

I live in Pride, Louisiana. Anyone close to me and would like to team up with exercise routines etc., pm separately and we can make contact.

My name is Melissa


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I am new. I have to be gluten free but pick this Team to control my cravings for sugar. I don't want the gluten free team because I don't want to spend all my time talking about gluten free products, which I don't buy or recipes, which I won't cook. This Team plan looks great. I have a Thyroid problem which get worst with sugar.

So, hello Team,
I am Logan

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Hi Everyone,

I was diagnosed with diabetes 2 when I went into ER in April, 2013. Since then, I have been trying to lose weight and maintain my blood sugar level on my own, but know that it is time to get support and help in the process.

I would like to lose 60 pounds, and eat healthier. I am a vegan, have been a vegetarian all my life. I have no diabetes in the family for 2 generations on both sides! Do not know how I got to be the lucky one!! With exercise, weight loss and careful management of food, I know that I can control it.

Cheers,
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Hello Connie glad to hear from you and welcome to this site- I know you can do it!!!

There is plenty of info on Sparkpeople.

My Journey is a work in Progress!!

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Hi everyone! My name is Connie and I just joined today. I was diagnosed with type 2 almost 2 years ago. I really changed my eating habits, exercised, checked my levels 3 times a day for the first year. This past year though has been full of stress so my old ways have slowly crept back into my life. I have GOT to get back in control of my eating habits now. I do not want to get sicker!

I hope to meet encouraging people here and get back on the path to being healthier.

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My name is Carol and I used to be on Diabetic Medication. No Diabetes in my family. In 2000 I was diagnosed with Diabetes. Until 12/20/2012 I was on Diabetic Meds., exercising and not getting anywhere. My doctor said that it was the meds.

Then in 2012 I went into a program where I work at (hospital) and on 12/17/2012 I had my surgery. I had Gastric Bypass Surgery via the DaVinci robot. When I left the hospital on 12/20/2012 I was no longer on any Diabetic Medication.
Since then I have a lost 160 pounds. I exercise daily, work nights at my hospital and feel great.

My surgery was a tool a new journey for me for the rest of my life. My recent a1c is 5.0.
I am not on any meds at all, but I must take my vitamins for the rest of my life. Not a bad trade off.
I feel 100% better, can go up the stairs without getting out of breath and can go on walks without tiring out.

Carol

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I am pre-diabetic and I want to STOP it now!

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I have type 2 diabetes and both my parents were diabetic. The main problem I have is remembering to take my sugar twice a day. I keep forgetting. Any suggestions on how to remember or fitness and diet would be greatly appreciated.

Sandra
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Great day everyone! I am the proud daughter or two diabetic parents and the oldest child of three to which the other two have diabetes. I am overweight and on a roll to get healthy and well. I am not on any meds but absolutely have to monitor what when and how much I eat!! Nerve-racking!!! But alas here I am.Lets go!

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Hello Fellow Diabetic Team Members,

My name is Rene` and I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes on December 29th. I had not felt well for a week but I have major clinical depression and asthma. Holidays and winter are tough for me so I didn't think too much about it. Also my Dad had back surgery on the 23rd then had to go back to the hospital by ambulance on the 27th. I put my symptoms to stress. At 7 am on the 29th I woke up and felt dizzy, anxious, vision was blurry etc. I thought I was having an asthma attack. Rescue inhaler didn't help. So I woke my Mom (I was still at their house from holidays) and she drove me to the ER. My lungs were clear. My BG was 509!! I was shocked.

My physician had been doing blood tests for liver enzymes every 6 weeks and BG was normal each time. I had a pre-diabetic A1C of 5.8% and it had been this way for three years. I recently lost 30 pounds (partly due to the diabetes I am sure though I had been going to WW) so thought I would have a lower A1C.

I am now on insulin as Metformin did not help. This is the first week that my BG readings have been mostly normal. In fact some days they have been low. I see an endocrinologist tomorrow so I hope to be better informed and get a handle on this. I need to lose 50 more pounds (or 30 to be high end of weight range). I have been watching my carbs closely and cut out sugar. I turned 50 in September so I want to make this a positive and healthy year.

If you don't accept yourself, you won't live fully, and if you don't live fully, you'll need to get full some other way. Victoria Moran


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Hello everyone. I am very happy to have found this team. I am 47 and need to lose 100lbs. I am prediabetic and have been struggling with weight loss for a long time. I left sp for a while but I am back and I really want to stick with it this time. It is a matter of life or death for me. It's so hard to change old habits. My worse habit is eating sweets late at night. It's my reward. My get away. I have a lot of health problems including lots of joint issues, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia etc but I have willingness. The willingness to do something about my life. I watch it go by instead of living it. I want to change so desperately. I feel like I found hope again.

Cheers.....

Alicia

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Alicia from Maine...

YOUR LIFE IS A RESULT OF THE CHOICES YOU MAKE... IF YOU DON'T LIKE YOUR LIFE IT IS TIME TO START MAKING BETTER CHOICES.


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