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Hi Everyone, I am new also to this forum. I have been diabetic for 20 yrs. Need to really get a handle on this disease. I am up and down too much. I have never joined anything like this before but after reading some of the messages I can tell that you all really get it. Loosing while taking insulin is very difficult. I also have back pain and really want to walk but one day can put me down the next day. I have two procedures coming up and maybe that will make it easier to walk for me. In the meantime, I will log everyday and drink my water and keep motivated. Happy 4th everyone.
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Pounds lost: 2.0
Fitness Minutes: (40,561) Posts: 46,765 7/4/13 10:00 A
Hi Brenda, welcome, I've been a type 2 diabetic for about 12 years now. Let me know if you need help.
Welcome Brenda. Sounds like a great job, glad you are so proud of it. I have Diabetes 2 also, for 1 year now, this forum has been just great. You'll enjoy yourself and find information to make your journey better with friends.
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Posts: 35,117 7/4/13 7:42 A
Welcome to you. You've taken that first all-important step of asking for help and coming to the right place!
There's lots of information on the 2 health issues you mentioned you have (type 2 and irritable bowel) so take the time and read all you can. With educating yourself comes many tools to take care of yourself.
HUGS and here's to the beginning of your journey . . . together with this wonderful group!
current weight: 100.0
Posts: 1,330 7/4/13 1:42 A
Welcome to the team. we are all here to help. Just take one day at a time, try to eat right and exercise etc. Drink plenty of water, log your meals etc. The trackers are great. I have been a diabetic for the last three years, But I feel better now then I have for the last ten. I have two grandsons. A loving supportive husband. I have met some great people on this site. I have a really good friend in WI and a new friend Jennie in OK and that is where I live too, having understanding people dealing with the ups and downs of diabetes really helps. Love and LIght Carol
current weight: 205.0
Fitness Minutes: (19,544) Posts: 4,616 7/4/13 12:50 A
Hi Brenda, and welcome to the team!!! This is a great place to find support, encouragement, and friendship.
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Fitness Minutes: (18,976) Posts: 5,073 7/4/13 12:18 A
Welcome Brenda. I'm Jan, 66 married, 2 grown sons, no grandchildren. We're all balancing Diabetes and other health issues.
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current weight: 204.8
Posts: 27,933 7/3/13 11:38 P
Hi, Brenda. Welcome to the team. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better. Good luck with your healthy lifestyle challenge.
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current weight: 211.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 7/3/13 11:27 P
I just found this site today and I like what I have seen while clicking thru different areas eg: forums, meal tips, health, etc. I am 62 years old, I work in a health clinic on campus for deaf/hard of hearing students. I love my job! I am interested in improving my health, especially since the last 3 years have really been a challenge. I have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Irritable bowel syndrome, and multiple issues with my back. I don't want sympathy, just encouragement to be the best I can be. I am active, married, grandmother of 9 and gr-grandmother to 2, and I am so blessed! Enough about me; I would love to join in with a group of up-beat, good humored people who make it important to keep in touch with eachother and enjoy friendships and sharing advice. Hope to hear from you soon! Brenda
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