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LITTLEWIND53's Photo LITTLEWIND53 Posts: 14,597
1/16/12 12:41 P

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It may have taken you some time, but you were finally able to connect with someone who could help you.

I had a similar problem with a diatitian I went to see and told my doc I would not be going back to her. It is important that we can connect to those whose help we seek and being told you are stupid is no way to make that connection.

Best of success to you. emoticon Keep posting and let us know how you are doing.

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1/16/12 12:31 A

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emoticon Standing up for yourself and taking a proactive role in your own health care is the ONLY way to get the job done--you're starting things off with a bang, girl, PROUD of you!

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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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1/15/12 11:54 P

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1/15/12 11:18 P

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Good for you Crazy Dog.... I LOVE to hear the success stories, how people have turned their eating habits around, and with diet and exercise CAN get off meds and hopefully stay off..... that is so awesome to hear.....keeps me motivated!!! Thanks!!

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1/15/12 11:15 P

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That is totally awesome!! Too bad your doctor didn't set you up right away with a dietian! That would have helped alot!! I have been involved with weight watchers over the years, so I did know what I should be doing and eating, plus I met with a dietian also. I am not currently on any meds...and my doctor is letting me try diet and exercise alone for 3 months and see how I do. I go back in 10 days from now to get my A1C checked again.... I PRAY that it is down!! I have lost 13 lbs so far, and want to lose another 20 at least (and up to 30 more ...maybe). so at least I am on the right track!! and hearing what you have gone through and done...that gives me hope that I can stay off meds....forever HOPEFULLY!! Good Luck, and keep up the good work!! we are in this together!!! You have done awesome!!

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1/15/12 11:12 P

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Well can you hear it???? That a thunderous round of applause for for your perseverance!! In a way the concilor wasn't totally wrong in the statement that sugar isn't the enemy . . . it's simple carbs, but simple carbs are converted to sugar. So there you have it.

I am glad that you have gotten good advice here, I am very glad that you have gotten off the Metformin and your sugars are controlled with diet and exercise. I was in the same boat (diagnosed w/type 2 diabetes on Jan. 21, 2010 @ 9 am -- but then whose counting, right!) Anyway, I did my homework too, got religion about nutrition and exercise and ran with it. Off my Met in March of this year, blood sugars CONTROLLED, and I do test often as well.

Round of applause for you and your efforts!!

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1/15/12 10:09 P

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Hi all, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 2 1/2 years ago, when I was diagnosed, my doctor told me I had type 2 diabetes and then sent me on my way. No follow up with a diabetic councilor or anyone. Through trial and error, I found what works for me. After about 9 months of trying to figure things out on my own, I got to see a diabetic councilor and a dietician that told me I was stupid and I could eat sugar, that "(and I quote) SUGAR IS NOT YOUR ENEMY" lets just say she heard the 2 words she least expected to hear "YOUR FIRED" and I went another month on my own, I got another councilor after nagging my doctor for help, and after about 4 months of following her direction, I was able to get off the metformin I was on, and now my diabetes is controlled by diet and now excersize. I still check my glucose levels and watch what I eat, I am thankful for all the support and encouragement I have received here on Sparkpeople.

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