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2/4/13 12:24 A

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Welcome to the team. Glad you've joined us. I am diabetic as well. I belong to 2 Diabetic Teams. You can get lots of information to help you along your way.


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2/3/13 7:56 P

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Hi and welcome. I am also diabetic. Luckly my dr kept an eye on me before I had it and we caught it early on.

If you haven't already I would set your account for diabetes. It helps you plan your meals correcly.

If you need help planning, email me at I will gladly give you a sample menu :)

Take care of yourself.

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2/3/13 5:13 P

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Sorry about your health issues! SP has lots resources to help you regain your health. I hope your doctor / health care provider is also supportive. Get well soon!
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2/3/13 5:04 P

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So sorry to hear about your being diagnosed with Diabetes. Is it Type 1 or 2? My 14 y.o. grandson (who is far from being overweight is Type 1) and my brother-in-law is Type 2. They both eat very well and have learned to manage this medical condition.

Do check out the following link and join a team that deals with Diabetes. See which team you prefer.

Also every week I receive a newsletter from Spark People which deals with Diabetes. Go to your Start Page. At the top left corner, just under your Spark Name you will see a red link entitled Account/Email Management. Click on it.
When you're on the new page, click on the folder Email. Click.
Scroll down and check mark Diabetes Management.

Don't forget to save!


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2/3/13 4:10 P

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I am so sorry to hear your bad news but the good news is you just might be able to diet your way out of this. There is so much excellent information on this site and you can sign up for a diabetic meal plan. Use your food tracker to track your carbs and the fitness tracker for your exercise. Let us know how you are doing. You might even want to check out the teams. I am sure there will be one for diabetics. Good luck!

Donna from Surrey, BC, Canada
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2/3/13 3:17 P

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I am redvelvet69561.
I am thinking of changing it to Full Of Sugar!

Well 2013 really kicked me in the butt.
I am 56
My BP went to 200, I always has low pressure so I never watched it.

But the kicker was last Tues, went into emerg. my foot was swollen, lots of pain, and bright red.
The Doc asked if I was Diabetic, "No, I answered". He came back and told me my blood sugar was 30

I am on a I.V. for an infected toe.
2 meds for Diabetes and an appt with the Diabetic clinic.

I can't exercise until my foot heals then I have no problem
Problem is I don't know what to eat?
Do I count carbs, GI index, what?


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