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how are you getting on?
Leader: Living with Diabetes
YOU can do it.
You CAN do it.
You can DO it.
You can do IT.
Noyhing to add really--except to be sure you drink plenty of water! It helps flush out some of the excess sugar in your system... and...
WELCOME ABOARD! MERRY CHRISTMAS!
"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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Welcome to this phenomenal group! You've gotten wonderful advice. The bottom line is learn how to care for yourself and make a plan. Stick to it.
You've taken a great fiorst step joining SP and this community.
Here's to a successful journey.
Hi Don! One step at a time will help. Try not to do everything all at once. However, exercise is great--walking, swimming or whatever you enjoy. Lots of vegetables! Try eating veggies at every meal. Make healthy food choices as it will help.
Hi Don and welcome to the team. Just keep making healthier food choices (more fruits, vegetables, and lean protein--less sugar and starch) and gradually increase your physical activity as you are able, and drink plenty of water. You won't see results immediately, but you should gradually start noticing a difference. Work closely with your doctor. Sometimes they have to make a few adjustments before they get your meds right.
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As you know, they say a journey begins with a single step, so welcome!
When you say you're trying to eat better foods, does that mean you've spoken with a diabetes educator? If you do some research in other posts in this forum, you'll see that I sound like a broken record when I say, "Diabetes is a carbohydrate intolerance disease." Lose the carbs (or as many as you can!) and you'll see blood sugar become much more manageable, weight loss will become easier, and cravings for sugar and carbs will vanish.
An incredible weight loss story is here:
My type 2 (never-been-on-a-diet-before) husband has fully embraced her plan and has lost 50 pounds so far. His blood sugars have also leveled out and he's feeling much healthier.
Stick with us; there's lots of help available!
type 1 diabetic,
showing this disease who's boss!
February 2013: NEW GOAL! I've lost 60 pounds to date, so it's time to kick these last few to the curb!
i think we have all had a wake up call.. i had celulitus 12yrs ago.. that sorta woke me up... but did not have a regular doctor that helped me.. i now have a good doc stays on top of things... finally sent me to a diabetes educator.. taught me how to use my insulin..
good luck... you know you have the support here..
in north carolina
its all about giving and receiving friendship and well deserved help.
Hi I'm Don in Fresno CA
I just got out of the hospital the other day from complications from celuitis. It was a wake up call. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about 3 years ago. I have ignored it till now. I been trying to eat right, watch my blood sugar and exercise. It's been difficult to walk I am about 333 lbs. I started walking yesterday, inch by inch its a since right. but can only walk about half a mile right now. Even though I have been eating right my blood sugar is still out of control so I thought I would try and get input from all of you to see if I can get myself on track. I look forward to all of your input and support