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4/26/13 5:46 A

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great job

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4/20/13 7:34 P

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My tests came in very good!

This is after the first 3 months of being a diagnosed diabetic ...

I now have HgA1C at 6.5, down from 8.3 from 3 months ago ...
Fasting a.m. blood glucose is now 107, down from a whopping 195 .. same time frame ...

My dose of generic Lipitor is now halved back to 10 mg; and my dose of Metformin does not increase

My blood pressure comes in low at 110/60 now ...
so, heart function has to be checked ...
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No diabetes educator or similar resources ... just trial and error as to what would keep the glucometer ... happy ... !


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4/12/13 10:44 A

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I was diagnosed with T2 diabetes March 19th. So I am very new at this. All the Dr told me was to test my blood 2 times a day and watch what I eat. I had to take a diabetes class to figure out how many carbs I am allowed and to figure out how to use my glucose meter.

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4/11/13 6:51 A

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good luck with the tests

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4/10/13 11:45 A

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Here I am. I never went through any "pre-diabetic" phase. Just boom! was diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic. I have a hereditary co-morbidity of high blood cholesterol, that had been managed for over 17 years with statin drugs; this long-term treatment, contributed greatly to my getting diabetes, but who knew?

At least, I suddenly presented with HgA1C of 8.7 back in January of this year.
Will have to be tested again this weekend. Multiple tests.

I look forward to getting active on this team!

I am very, very active on the Diet and Nutrition main boards ... but there's a lot of talk there about carbs, none of which I could more than flirt with on a day-to-day basis ...

Edited by: TINIERTINA at: 4/10/2013 (11:48)

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4/9/13 6:30 A

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welcome do go to a diabetes educator & drink water

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4/6/13 2:29 P

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I was diagnosed with T2 diabetes several years ago and told watch your diet and have blood sugars regularly checked. Really didn't get a lot of information. So I get an A1C done every few months and am trying to lose weight. I have since changed doctors and want to get as much info and advice as I can. My A1C ranges between 6.3-6.7. I am so glad I found Sparkpeople. It is a great site with so much helpful info and such great , motivating people who experience the same things I do. Any advice or recipes will be greatly appreciated. emoticon

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4/5/13 10:03 P

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when I was first diagnosed had my eyes checked

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3/28/13 8:31 P

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Welcome to a wonderful team! You have gotten lots and lots of good advice. I too had some blurred vision when I was diagnosed but that did clear up once the meds I was on kicked in. But the first appointment I made was with an opthalmologist to get a base line of any damage that might have occurred. Luckily everything was okay. You should see an ophthalmologist too to get a basline examination.

Once again, welcome to a great team and looking forward to getting to know you!!

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3/14/13 4:29 A

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great job getting advice & the improvement in your eyes emoticon emoticon

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3/9/13 3:36 P

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Thanks so much for all the welcoming and encouraging words. I have been set up for diabetes education at our local hospital which starts on Tuesday, March 12th. It will be three nights with a two hour session each night. You all are right, that's a lot of information! I also have an eye appointment, but the soonest I could get in was the March 14th. My sugar has been averaging 139 for the last 10 days and my eyes have improved tremendously! I'm eager to get to the eye doctor though. I do wear glasses and have since childhood. I'll be 60 years old in August. As far as my feet, the numbness comes and goes. I never even considered wheat. I do eat whole grains with wheat in it. So I will definitely watch and see if this might be a problem. I will follow up w/ doctor about my feet. Thanks again for all the advice. What a great team!

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3/2/13 11:41 A

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welcome you have got good advice I will suggest you drink lots of water

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2/27/13 4:18 P

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You've got some good advice but I would also see if you can see a Diabetic nutritionist. When I was first diagnosed I thought I was eating right, but it turns out I was eating way too many starchy carbs like peas, beans and potatoes. Also sometimes you need to go back and get refresher classes since it's hard to take in all of the available information there is.

Good luck!

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2/26/13 9:38 P

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Great suggestions! Also, drink plenty of water! It helps your kidneys flush out extra sugar too--and they are particularly susceptible to diabetic damage as well. Since you're already experiencing symptoms of neuropathy, ask your doctor about getting baseline blood work for your kidney function as well.

also, if you click on the team name at the top of this page, it takes you to a list of discussion topics--great way to learn! There's even a library...

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2/26/13 8:41 P

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2/26/13 8:38 P

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DILLONNAN did your Dr suggest you should go to Diabetes Education. Mine did and I found it most valuable because you get a lot of information that you can question.I was hospital trained but the educator told us about what to expect and how to manage Type 2 diabetes.

Have you been using the diabetic tracker for your Nutrition tracker it gives you a guideline in eating Calories, Carbohydrates , Fat and protein. It also suggest 2 snacks and if you need to you can track another.
Foot problems are quite common in Diabetics and you must learn to take care of your feet. If you have not been told about diabetic foot problems you can ask you Dr for more information. There is a lot of information in the Conditions center, under the COMMUNITY TAB on your spark page for you to read.
Exercise, just walking is an excellent way to help control blood sugar. For most people exercise brings your blood sugar down so think about exercising like a free medication for your emoticon emoticon body. Just like limiting sugars helps too.

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2/26/13 8:27 P

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I go to an ophthalmologist once a year to get a thorough eye check. It is good to at least get a baseline to determine if there is any sign of retinopathy. Also, when I was first diagnosed (2004), it was recommended I go to a podiatrist to get a baseline assessment, which I did. The best "treatment" for neuropathy is tight control of blood sugar - testing, following a diabetic diet, portion control, etc.
Good luck - diabetes can be challenging but with the right tools and commitment, it is manageable.



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2/26/13 7:37 P

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My husband was diagnosed with Type 2 last year and he didn't have numbness in his feet, but he did have severe burning in his feet. We bought new socks and shoes and nothing helped until he finally stopped eating whole wheat bread. Since cutting out whole wheat, his feet don't burn at all. I doubt if this will help with numbness, but thought I'd mention it, just in case.

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2/26/13 7:19 P

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Welcome its a great team here with lots of help.
I have type 2 and had lots of numbness and tingling and blurred vision. I believe yours will get better with proper diet and exercise to control your blood sugar just like mine did.
Follow the spark diet for diabetes and track everything.It really does help.


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emoticon do you currently wear glasses??.. be careful with your eyes... get them checked out.. i have had diabetes for 20+yrs.. i have a good team of doctors... including eye doctor...
if you haven't already done this... go see a diabetes educator.. they have classes to help you...

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2/26/13 7:05 P

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I just found out about two weeks ago that I am type 2. The doctor straight away put me on meds. I'm already feeling better, but still have trouble with my vision and numbness in my feet. So hello everyone! I'm here to learn, encourage and get healthy! I look forward to finding a new lifestyle.

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