Hi! To get on the diabetic nutrition tracker, look at the bar at the top of this page. There's a tab for HEALTH CONDITIONS with a drop down menu. Go to CONDITION CENTERS, and another menu appears, where you'll find the diabetes "SPARK D" program. Click on that and follow the cues... it's going to help a lot getting you started!
Welcome to the team! Kathy
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Pounds lost: 23.0
Fitness Minutes: (206) Posts: 130 7/29/12 7:07 P
Hi Judy and welcome to the team. I'm fairly new to diabetes. My best advice is low carb and exercise. Both help to lower blood sugar. Do whatever exercise you can. Just lifting your arms several times is beneficial. You can slowly build up.
Wishing you the best,
Pounds lost: 23.5
Fitness Minutes: (47,125) Posts: 4,977 7/29/12 12:39 A
Thank you for the welcome. I am seventy-three now. I am also in TOPS. There are several people in my TOPS group that have diabetes. They are also giving me support and advice. I haven't yet set up my diabetic tracker. I haven't figured out how to do that. I am currently keeping a record of my food in a log here on my computer. I am only registering carbs and the specific Item I've eaten.
I have been battling the weight problem all of my life. Now there is something additional that I need to work on that may or may not help me with my weight problem. If I adhere to my doctor's suggestions I will probably lose weight and that will be good in two directions.
current weight: 248.0
Fitness Minutes: (172,635) Posts: 37,770 7/27/12 3:38 P
JUDY, I am 68 years young and have been diagnosed type 2 diabetic. I have been on this site 2 and 1/2 years and my Aic went from 8.8 to 5.4, I have lost almost 50 pounds in that time 46 with Spark people. I am now OFF diabetes medication and I am doing great. I hope you have set up your diabetic tracker. It was the best part of Spark for me and it helped me so much I love being here now. I track my meals every day. On the exercise front there are many chair exercises you can do . There is even a team of chair exercisers that you can join. I hope your Dr has told you about a diabetic counselor and the diabetes education program too. If you use the message boards you will get a lot more support. If people post questions they get answers. It is the only way we know you need help and support.
Pat in Maine. I FEEL Healthier every day with my Spark Tracker. I will do it slowly I like it that way. Toodle-ooo! and Toodle- Pip! JUST DO IT!
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current weight: 181.0
Fitness Minutes: (828) Posts: 632 7/27/12 3:25 P
Hi grammajudy, I am sorry you have diabetes but you certainly are at the right place for encouragement, advice, and good information. It is not an easy journey but it is doable and esp. with the kind of support you will receive here. Good luck. Diane
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Hello, I'm grammajudy1 and I have recently been diagnosed with diabetes. For the moment we are trying to manage my diabetes with diet and exercise. The diet part is extremely confusing and I am living for the most part in wheelchairs. I can walk a short way, but I cannot stand still for more than a couple of seconds. My exercise at this point is confined to my upper body.
I will appreciate all the support you can give me as I "walk" this new path. Right now I am reading and copying all the Spark People articles concerning Diabetes. I am counting carbs and missing the more relaxed life/eating style I had previously.
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