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1/21/13 10:51 P

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welcome drink the water & TEST

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1/17/13 10:11 P

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hello my friend !!!!!!
the lady mary

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

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1/17/13 9:54 P

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I did not go to this site for weight loss but I did go after a diagnosis if diabetes type 2. I was told I would not lose weight even though I was obese, I never have been a big eater. I was also very physical and strong. I followed the plan and I tested as much as I wanted to since my Aic was high. I was on metformin and followed Spark and I lost 40 pounds. I have had some stress recently and have been tracking as b est I can with my DH in hospital. Now he is better I am going to go right back to my home cooked meals. Exercise is a big deal too, find some fun things to do and go for it. Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon

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1/16/13 5:08 P

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Totally agree: test, test test; drink the water; make exercise a part of your life. Have you seen a Diabetic Educator? That would help to get you in the right direction to figure out what to eat (or not). So much of that is how your blood sugar reacts to that particular food. That's one reason testing is so important. You learn what you can handle . . . or not.

Try to move from the diet mentality to the lifestyle change. Diet so often = deprivation! NOTHING will "stick" long term if you feel deprived.

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1/16/13 2:14 P

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wow!!! you guys are great Love all the advice ...nice to see what works for other people...yes drink plenty of water I am only finding that out. does tea count?...I drink a lot of tea.

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1/16/13 12:42 P

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My motto is test Test TEST.

Start by testing before meals and at least once after meals, it is recommended that we test 2 hours after taking the first bite -- not 2 hours after finishing the meal..... Someting I tried was to test at hourly intervals such as 1 hour 2 hour 3 hour and 4 hours after my meal to track the rise of my sugars and when they start to return to normal..... It was a healthy tool because I found that my high is not at 2 hours like most people, it was more like between 3 and 4 hours....

Try to never let your sugars drop too much. 39 is was too low. When you go that low, you are risking going into a diabetes coma and unless you are coherant and can get some glucose into you, it can lead to *___* Going too high will not kill you right away, but you are doing damage to all of your organs and that can come back to bite you in the long run.

The only way to avoid either pitfal is to spend time to plan your meals, set up regular eating times and stick to it. As the Lady Mary says, drink lots of water as this will help the body flush those excess sugars (and salts) out of your system. If you work outside the home, become friends with your pressure cooker and crock pot so you can eat shortly after getting home.

You asked if it is better to go wheat free or use the diabetic diet. I do not see a need to go wheat free unless you are celiac and cannot have gluten. On the other hand, use moderation and portion control..... Personally, I find that the diabetic diet as recommended by most nutritionists, has way too much carb for the average diabetic but the only way to know for sure is to test, Test TEST..... Also make sure you spread the carbs throughout the day, not have them all in just 1 or 2 meals......

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1/16/13 12:23 P

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Another question about your blood sugar testing, is that for the 2 hour after eating test or are you testing enough to know that you don't go high before 2 hours? Most doctors etc. tell you to test at 2 hours, by that time, you have missed a lot of useful information.

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1/16/13 12:20 P

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range for blood sugars are 70 to 120 having the blood sugars at 39 and down there has got to be naking you feel dreadful what does your doc recommend..ynless you are spending time to bring it back up pronto that is a place where you belong in the emergency room..if this is going on in a regular basis you need to keep it up to at least 70 and it seems to me 130 is that after eating..if it's 39 you probably aren't eating much you need to plan and eat the meals at regular times diabetes for dummies is a first good book check it out of the library easy to read and easy to understand
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the lady mary

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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1/16/13 12:10 P

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my blood sugar since diagnosed has ran from lowest 39 (just the other day but thats not normal, usually lowest 75) to highest 139.

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1/16/13 12:09 P

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i'm with hyegeek..and will add to that DRINK THE WATER!!!! it will help control the blood sugars also weigh and measure your portions also..this is a lifelong disease don't beat yourself up every day and take one thing at a tjme to get it together so you are not overwhelmed by the whole thing all at once..and wecome tp the team
the lady mary

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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1/16/13 11:51 A

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When I was diagnosed, I did not concentrate on weight loss. Instead, I went with getting the blood sugar control down. I learned what foods did what to me and did what it took to keep my blood sugar always below 140. The result was 65lb of weight loss and feeling better than I had in many years.

Checkout the bloodsugar 101 webpage to find good information on testing and controlling your blood sugar.

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1/16/13 11:47 A

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I have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in Sept. I have gone through the crying stage, anger stage and rebellion stage...everybody tells me I will lose, I lost 6 then I got mad and quit. I am back trying hard (so many different diets) I have been told to go wheat free...that it is best. But I don't know. What is your thoughts? Whats best to get the weight off? Wheat free or the diabetics diet? But when I eat that I don't lose.....frustrated

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