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8/17/10 4:32 A

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Wow,I have so much to learn. Thanks! emoticon


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8/16/10 11:52 P

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you know my dear just a thought here and the word was FASTING..my bet is your blood sugar was so high because one stress and two fasting causes the liver to kick in and provide sugar as a nutrient when you haven't eaten in awhile (dawn effect) but it happens in the daytime also..that is the reason most endos quit with the fasting blood draws with patiens and use the a1c to determine how well you are meeting the criteria for keeping the blood sugars in control..if i fast at about 8 hours that happens to me always and i can do the blood test with the meter and see it happen myself
the lady mary

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there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
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8/16/10 10:07 P

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Thanks for all the info and encouragement!! Currently unemployed. My doctor moved away. I was in a motorcycle accident. I wanted to earn my license but was taken to the ER instead. I landed on my helmet and my right knee. Ten pages of injuries. Guess God wants me around for something. Long story short = I had to fast for surgery = results 216 told to follow it up. Plus I can't bear weight on my right leg for at least 8 weeks. Now I have to get my blood sugar down and How do I exercise on one leg that is pretty bruised up too??? Does anyone know any full body cardio and strength training that I can do sitting down? Need all the help that I can get.Its nice the way you all responded. Thanks again. emoticon


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8/14/10 9:07 A

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Great attitude!... and a lot of great advice too! LOL

I won't add to that, except to say that we all need to take what is offered and experiment to find the balance that works for us as individuals-- and that you're always welcome here!

You don't have to do it all alone, isn't that cool? LOL

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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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8/14/10 9:01 A

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Hi and welcome to a great team!

Great information already given! If you haven't already done so, you should definitely ask you doctor about a diabetes education class. You'll meet with a diabetes educator/nurse and a nutritionist/dietitian to help you get started. The support on this team is awesome! Have questions? Ask away!

I too am trying to get off my meds, you can check out my sparkpage for the details if you want.

I love using the nutrition, fitness, and goals trackers. It helps to keep me accountable. The recipe calculator is great too!
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Taking small steps and building onto them is the key to a healthier lifestyle to keep the weight off. My first step was measuring everything I eat/drink. It was a huge eye opener.
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I'll keep working at it. I'm worth it. You're worth it too.

Every day is a new day. Gotta keep on keepin' on, no matter what!

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8/13/10 6:13 P

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I agree, your doctor should set you up immediately with a Diabetes Management group. I just attended a 3 day class conducted by a nurse, a nutritionist and a doctor. They are all experts on diabetes and though I have attended these classes twice over the past 14 years, I really learned a lot. Really too much to try to share. Besides, each person is different with different needs and ways of fulfilling these needs. A class such as this can SAVE YOUR LIFE! I will share a few high points of my 3 days. Be faithful in doing the following: Track what you eat, monitor blood sugars, take any prescribed meds and exercise, make sure to get the recommended about of fiber! Let your Diabetes Management Team help you and call them whenever you have a question. They will be happy to help you.

Here were some surprises new to me. If you go to bed with a moderately low to low blood sugar and wake up with one higher or much higher it is because you went too long without carbs and your liver dumped stored glucose into your system while you slept. Avoid this by having a snack before going to bed. This should be a healthy, slow digesting carb snack up to 30 grams.

When checking nutrition labels be aware that the sugars have
been included in the carb count. Don't pass up a healthy food that is within your recommended carb allowance because it has sugars you may feel are too high. I had been avoiding healthy foods such as some snack/energy bars and yogurt because the sugars looked too high to me. I even avoided skim milk for the same reason!

Hope this helps! You can do it and your worth it!!

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8/13/10 5:17 P

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Hi and Welcome to the Team...You picked a Great place to be for help and support...We are all here for you...

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8/13/10 1:35 P

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Welcome from Phoenix, AZ. I'm glad you are here.

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8/12/10 9:15 P

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Welcome and good luck in your new journey. I think that all of us in this group can relate. emoticon

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8/12/10 9:03 P

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ask your doc to set you up with a nutritionist that specializes in diabetes meal planning
wow the hospital at 216
wow what else was going on with that anyhow???..i can remember back in july waking up and mine was over 500 but 500 was as high as the meter goes..it took me all day to bring it back down into normal range and i never once thought about calling the doc or going to the er wowee
but then my a1c yesterday was 5.2 so i am in control even though it has it's moments for sure
get the doc to refer you to the proper nutritionist although i would have thought that would have been done while you were a captive audience for sure
anyway welcome
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TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

if i stitch fast enough do


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Welcome to the team Pat in Maine. emoticon

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I FEEL Healthier every day with my Spark Tracker.
I will do it slowly I like it that way.
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Welcome to the team!

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I'm a type 1 and find that my blood sugar does best with a very low carbohydrate diet. Exercise will also help improve your numbers.

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Hi. I was admitted to the hospital; they said my blood sugar was 216. What kinds of food should I eat to bring down my BS? What foods should I avoid? How does the nutrition tool in Spark People help with meal planning? What nutrients do you track? HELP. emoticon


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8/12/10 7:51 P

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emoticon emoticon It helps knowing we are not alone.... emoticon for a new beginning!

"You can suffer the pain of change or suffer remaining the way you are." Joyce Meyer

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Welcome aboard. Lots of us in the same boat. There is some great help from some great posts from some from great people in this group. So far I am controlling my diabetes with diet and exercise. I saw the doctor this morning and he said things were going good so I know we can do it. I like your name. Good luck, Jim.

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8/12/10 7:03 P

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Hello Everybody,

My name is Frenchtoast37. I am writing because I need to make myself accountable for my weight lose. My ultimate goal is to reduce my medications. Weight lose has been a lifetime struggle and now it is time to win the battle. Today is the start of a new day for me.

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