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Welcome Sassy1jo!

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Hi Bobbi and Welcome! Like you I've been here before but find I need to be back again. You are right fighting diabetes and weight is hard, but I believe together we can do this. Welcome back!

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Hello - I am joining this group because I have a husband that is diabetic and I need to learn how to support him and start to live a Diabetic Friendly lifestyle!!! I am new to this whole SparkPeople concept!!! But love the idea of support and help - as I need all I can get LOL!

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My name is "BHOLT_61/Aka =Bobbi
and I am married of 23yrs and I am 5'3 tall and I am back because I need to get myself,
back to the real me and that is to get myself better and healthier I am a type -2 diabetic,
and fighting with this diabetes and all and is very hard ugh. and been a diabetic since,
7/14/14

I am not new to sparks or this team, been here before but left for some odd,
reasons and it's actually personal.

Have a great day team




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Welcome, again!

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My name is "Yasso_61" Aka/Bobbi
and I am married of 20yrs and I am 5'3 tall and I am back because I need to get myself,
back to the real me and that is to get myself better and healthier I am a type -2 diabetic,
and fighting with this diabetes and all and is very hard ugh.


I am not new to sparks or this team, been here before but left for some odd,
reasons and it's actually personal.

Have a great day team



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TRAVELLERTHE,

Yes you can look at things that are forbidden, or that you can't have, and live in state things being imposed on you.

Or you can view it as a choice. In my case after 12 years of pills and not great blood sugar I changed how I ate rather than continue like before. Yes for those first 12 years I cut out sugar and chocolate bars and stuff like that, but it wasn't enough.

In the last almost 6 years it has been "I choose not to eat X" rather than "I can't eat X".

I eat far healthier than before. You know the commercials that show healthy choices, like bright coloured vegetables (green peppers, orange carrots, deep green romaine lettuce).

Two simple things. Don't eat things with sugar, and don't eat things whose colour is light brown (beige). So typical beige things are:
- french fries
- bread
- breaded meats (eat the meat without the breading)

My guideline is to focus on things that have 6% (or less) of their weight as carbs.
On that scale things look like this:
Sugar (100%)
Bread (50%)
Potatoes (33%)

Then finally way down there:
Meat (0%)
Cheese (1%)
Green peppers (5%)
...


I'd be happy on guiding you on how to change your diet, and how to pick things.


James


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Just got the news that I'm diabetic, ac1, I think it's called is 7.4. Nutritionist very worried yesterday when she told me because everyone else at the VA Clinic I've worked with said I was prediabetic. Now it appears that almost ALL grains and sugars are forbidden to me. Don't get me wrong, sweets aren't my thing- but potatoes??!!! Not sure how or what to change in my diet now PLUS I'm having trouble with my left hip and knee. Not much able to walk or get on my hands and knees.

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emoticon Team and Thank's VERMILIONCLAY for the welcome mail.
I'm BOBBIESOCKS-46 or "Bobbie"

1) What goals would you like to accomplishment on this team?
A) Better Health

2) What exercises do you do?
A) Walking & Callanetics for now.

3) What weight loss plan works best for you?
A) On 12/22/16 I started Dr. Eric Berg's Plan. His motto (mine too now) is GET HEALTHY to LOSE WEIGHT "NOT" LOSE WEIGHT to GET HEALTHY

4) Tell us other interests you have that would help the team get to know you better.
A) I love spending time here on SP learning and helping. I have finally accepted the fact that my weight loss is no longer about just looking better but more about my health.

ACCEPT and LOVE YOURSELF AT WHAT EVER AGE YOU ARE but, Never Give Up On Bettering Yourself.

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JIMA64,
Interesting, what are unhealthy foods. You know what not to eat.

Think about colours. Is the unhealthy food beige (light brown) or white?

Sugar is white, rice is white, potatoes are white.

Healthy food is colourful. Green peppers, red radishes, yellow peppers, ...

James


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Hello everyone. I am a new member this past few minutes and got a jolt in the mail from my va doc. With my recent weight gain instead of losing he has decided to start me on meds and also some classes for control of diabetes. I have been a loser and gainer all my adult life and we have discussed this. So now I have to learn to tweak my foods and stay on track to drop a lot of pounds. I know he is hopeful I will lose the weight and it will help with the diabetes. Look forward to browsing the forums every day and learn a lot of helpful tips. Almost forgot, I am a 66 year old married man living in the south with all the great but unhealthy foods avalable.

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Thanks for knowing that something was up. (LoL) emoticon

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Bobbi,
well, with both pictures of you in the two previous posts I knew something was up, even before reading.



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My name is "Bobbi" and I am not new I just changed my user-name but didn't like it,
so I am back to Summer but with different numbers @ the end.


Hugs. emoticon emoticon

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emoticon Hi,
I am here as Summer_60 but I am not new I just changed my user-name.
I was Aka/1bobbbi_60 but this one will be deleted tonight.

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Hi I'm Artsky from deep south TX. I'm 70+ years and just was told I have Diabetes. I'm looking for support and maybe some ideas. I'm seeing a dietation, she has put me on a diet. It is higher in carbs than I think I should be on but I'm loosing weight. Slowly. I'v lost 8 ils in about 6 weeks.
I have loss a lot of weight in my life but it keeps comming back and with more.

I hope we can help each other.
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well, not really James, I'm just not doing the same thing you are. I can't tolerate red meat, so I am limited in what protein I can get. I eat a lot of chicken and some pork and fish. But not enough in my opinion.


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ECLIPSED,

You are making things hard.

- carbs (shouldn't eat them, or too many because it raises blood sugar)
- protein (only meat sources of protein, ... that's not too bad)
- fat (can't handle a lot of fat)

So, ...plenty of meat.

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Thanks James, I don't think I can handle the high fat portion of that diet. Right now I eat good fats when I can and rarely eat bad ones, unless I'm making homemade fries LOL. I don't eat red meat at all and struggle with meeting my protein goals all the time. I've tried other sources of protein, other than meat, and have a hard time with digestion. Ditto the high fat. It seems like carbs are my go to food, which isn't good for me. Anyway, thanks for your info and the link, I was familiar with the ketogenic diet, but didn't know a lot about it until now. I'm hoping to manage my blood sugar though foods also, it's not always easy, but I can usually see a difference if I eat well. Thanks again :)

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ECLIPSED,

I'm in line with your diabetic Doctor. I thought I was eating low carb, but on reading the definition of a ketogenic diet, I see that describes what I do even better.

Wikipedia:
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketogenic_di
et

says this:
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The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that in medicine is used primarily to treat difficult-to-control (refractory) epilepsy in children.
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CARBS:
Well, I am low carb, I aim for 30 grams a day, 50 tops to manage my blood sugar.

PROTEIN:
I want to get just enough protein to maintain my muscle mass, about 60 grams a day. I would eat more protein, up to maybe 120 grams a day, but I don't, not due to any kidney issues, but because I know that excess dietary protein is turned into glucose through a process known as gluconeogenesis and I'm type-2 diabetic, so really bad for me. Big word in three parts:
gluco - glucose or sugar
neo - new
genesis - create

So it means to create new glucose, and create it from excess dietary protein. So I am eating adequate protein.

FAT:
I still need sufficient calories in a day, so the rest is coming from fat for sure, so it is high, but high in a relative way, due to carbs being low, and protein being adequate. So yes, I am bang on "ketogenic".

I've managed my blood sugar for a number of years now by food choices.



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Eclipsed, I've been living with diabetes since 1980 and I still haven't got it all figured out. You have come to the right place for answers because there are quite a few of us on Spark and we will all gladly give you what answers we can. Above all else, listen to your doctor and if you really disagree then find a different doctor but that is your first place to go for answers. Fee free to email me with your questions and I will see what I can do to answer them. Hang in there, you'll do just fine.

Sandi

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Ask for help, stop thinking you can do it alone!
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Helping others is a good way to help yourself!


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well, here I am. I thought I could figure all this diabetes stuff out on my own, but am finally willing to admit I need help. I've seen a diabetic specialist, who wanted me to eat more carbs than I should, I'm seeing a diabetic doctor now who wants me to go low carb, I've been to a class, where I didn't learn as much as I thought I would and have looked all over the internet for answers. I never thought of Spark until now! I hope to read the threads and figure things out, if not, I know I can get answers from all of you :)

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Hi Team. I've back on Spark People after a few years of not taking my diabetes seriously. I should, since my son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 15 years ago. His father (I was married to for 17 years) also has Type 1 diabetes. I guess I was in denial of my diagnosis, four years ago. I've also had a knee replacement, that didn't go so well and had to endure a second surgery. I just turned 60, and I finally got that "aha" moment that I need to take my health seriously. I'm also a food blooger and love to cook, bake and love photography. I didn't want to be restricted in what I eat. Now, I am focusing on making tasty food, that is still good for me, and so far so good. I'm back into doing my water aerobics. When I reach my goal, I want my doctor to hug me for testing my blood sugars (and I admit I was ignoring that) and strengthening my knee so I can walk longer distances. We are going to Europe in 8 months, and I want to enjoy the beauty by walking without pain and feeling winded. So, hello, and I'm looking forward to being inspired by all of you.

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Hi team,

I've been diabetic for a couple of years, and spent most of that time on Actos. I was also taking Belviq for weight loss, but then my insurance dropped the coverage, and I gained about half of the 70 lbs lost. In the last few weeks, doc took me off actos and switched me to Victoza. I am nauseous and fatigued frequently and struggling. I do have less of an appetite and I have lost 9 pounds from what I had packed on. I am giving it a chance, but between the fatigue and the sick feeling, it really stresses me out. Hoping these feelings pass and i see more progress. Looking to getting to know you all! Cheers! Mickey (or Mar)

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Hi ladies. Saying hi! Just hanging here eating my low sugar Quaker oatmeal pkt. My go-to bkfst. Not entirely sugar free but super healthy compared to my previous bkfsts (before "D") improving by the minute!🌻

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Hi Marilyn,
are you trying to focus on nutrition, but at the same time cut calories?

Dr. Fuhrman has an interesting idea:
HEALTH = NUTRITION / CALORIES

In other words get the most nutrient you can get at the lowest calorie cost. A tricky idea to implement because there are so many nutrients, like protein, essential fats, vitamins, minerals ...

But if you consider vitamin C for example, which gives you more vitamin C per calorie, oranges or green peppers. Well green peppers are 4 times better than oranges on this scale, and you don't even need a full green pepper a day to get your daily vitamin C. Post back and keep the conversation going.

James

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Hey! Everyone. Marilyn here. I am 61 years old and weight 184.2 lbs. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in April 2006 after suffering a heart attack. I was put on Metformin and it has been keeping my diabetes under control. As of 9/29/15 my HBA1C is 5.8%. I really need to get my Triglycerides under control. they are 450 mg/dL as of 9/29/15. I have been eating too much processed food an not enough fresh veggies and fruit. Going to be trying to change that so I can get my health better.

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Hello.
To get your blood sugar under control I strongly suggest cutting sugar and all other nutritionally empty carbohydrates.

When I was first diagnosed with type-2 diabetes I cut the sugar, but didn't realize that all carbs (except fibre) transform into blood sugar when eaten. White bread for example is 50% carbs, worth half its weight in white sugar, and I don't eat white sugar by the spoonful.

It makes a HUGE difference.

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Hello I new.. Ready to lose weight, get healthy and get this blood sugar under control..

Matthew 19:26 - But Jesus beheld [them], and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Luke 1:37 - For with God nothing shall be impossible.
Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Mark 11:24 - Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive [them], and ye shall have [them].


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Hi new to group , hope to get healthy and lose weight

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SAHAUS2,
Read your SPARKMAIL. I sent you a note.

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Hi, I've been a Spark member for a few years. I was just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, yesterday, Tuesday, June 16,2015. My doctor wants me to go to a free class, but it doesn't start until July 7 th. I think it might take me awhile to adjust to all of this. I need to lose some weight, too. Looking forward to giving this new lifestyle a go, with help. I knew this might happen because my Mom had diabetes, as well as her Mother. Doctor put me on medication, one pill in the evening. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hi everyone. I've been a Spark member since 2006, but now come looking for help with managing type 2 diabetes. I was just diagnosed on Friday. I also want to lose some weight..like 10 pounds. Anyway, I'm looking forward to learning my new life style here on thhis team and cite. Thanks! emoticon emoticon

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(To streamline things, I'm using pretty much the same intro post for any group I join, so if you've seen me elsewhere, that's why this might sound familiar. I won't be doing this with any other posts.)

Hello! I just joined SP yesterday. Like I'm sure most of you have, I've been battling my weight nearly my entire life (I can't remember their being a time before my mom started putting me on diets) and I've not done well.

I'm just over 50, and have been married to a wonderful man for the last 20 of those years. When we were younger, we'd independently come to the realization that each of us would be a lousy parent, so after we got married we adopted dogs instead. It turned out to be good thing, given my condition, and the dogs give me so many smiles and help keep me from feeling too lonely while hubby is off at work. I read a LOT, and most recently have been getting into paranormal stories And i love music - especially Rush and Pink Floyd. I get a kick out of live-action superhero movies &a TV shows, watching competitive cooking shows (even though I'm a VERY picky eater and wouldn't touch 99% of what gets made :D Oh, I also have a great interest in Norse Lore and Legends.

Anyway,. I just wanted to say "hi" and let y'all know I'm here :)

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Hi, I'm Barbara and Wednesday morning I got the results back from my blood work for my A1C and found out that I am a Type 2 Diabetic. I knew something was wrong with me. I told him back in January when I got the initial blood work done but they missed doing that blood sugar test and I couldn't understand why he didn't do that test for me but he did all the other tests. He is a good doctor but sometimes I feel like he is either too busy or just doesn't treat me with the same seriousness as my husband or my mother-in-law and I don't understand why. He kept waivering back and forth on whether it was prediabetes or Diabetes and I got mad and took the lab paper off his hands and looked at it and read it myself. It clearly said Diabetes A1C 6.6 HIGH. He then gets mad at me and tells me to give it back to him, so I do. At this point I understood that I needed to go to another doctor for my Diabetes care. He gave me a prescription for Metaformin to take at dinner time and told me to check my blood sugar once a day and gives me a referral to Diabetes classes.

My other two brothers (one of them passed away and was a Type 1 diabetic) the other is a Type 2 and they both checked their sugars all the time. So, I've been checking my blood sugar since I got home Wednesday night, before and after each meal and it is all over the place. Always above 130, and the only time it got down to 103 was when I had nothing but a simple salad emoticon

So, went to the library and got some books on what to eat and will be doing some research on the internet too to see what else I can do, I also joined some groups on FB. I found your group so I joined it too. I'm kind of overwhelmed right now with all the information. I signed up for the Diabetes classes with the hospital but I won't be going to them until May 6th (soonest they could get me in).

I'm just glad to finally know what is wrong with me. I looked up the symptoms for Diabetes and I had all 10 out of 10, yes I have a UTI too so I had number 10 female infections emoticon . Making changes on my eating and tracking and writing my foods again and starting to get active again. I need to lose this weight, hopefully with the food changes and the Metaformin I can lose this weight, I was having such a hard time losing the weight before. One step at a time though, I keep telling myself.

I found a real Diabetes doctor who works here at the local hospital and left her a message for an appointment. Hopefully with the right doctor and the right plan I can get this under control and get healthy. Maybe undo the Diabetes, I don't know. But I am praying for the best.

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Hi everyone!
I am Emily and I've been on Sparkpeople for a long time. I was diagnosed with T2 a few years ago after having a GTT and some typical symptoms. I have been able to stop taking medication. It was actually causing me to have nightmares, so now I manage with wise food choices and exercise. However, I slip sometimes and then need to dust myself off and refocus. My last A1c was 6.4 and my usually morning BS vary from 115-130. The days that I exercise and watch my carbs always mean a better result the next day.
I could easily get in a bind because i love to bake and have made a very huge effort in not doing that or having temptations around. Only because of my efforts have I been able to stay off the meds.

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Hi Team!
My name is "Bobbi" and I just joined this team a few minutes ago and I wanna,
say that I am a type-2 diabetic...I am hoping to lower my numbers so I can get off of my,
meds when I was diagnosed with Diabetes which I had no clue that I had and the way,
I found was I had Pneumonia and was admitted to the hospital and found out that my,
blood sugar was #815 and had no clue...I couldn't focus and couldn't see TV or anything,
and I thought it was my glasses nope I had diabetes and was given Insulin 3 x a day,
but now I am off of insulin and on metformin and glipizide and my numbers are getting,
better as long as I eat healthy and stay on track. and I can now see better and my last,
A1-C was 9.1 and I go and get my A1-C again end of April and I am hoping it has come,
down my doctor wants it down to a 6.1 we will see hoping my numbers has come down.

I will fight this diabetes emoticon emoticon

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Hi Everyone,

My name is Brenda and I'm also a T2 diabetic. So far, I don't have to take medication, but my A1C is slowly creeping up to the 7 range. I go in a month for my next appointment. Right now I'm at 224 lbs and am seriously taking baby steps with weight loss. My first goal is 219. Seems small, but I haven't been under 220 in 15 years. Like others, I've stopped and started SparkPeople, but this is honestly a great program. Anwyay, here I am and I'm staying this time.

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Hello! I'm Diane and also a T2 D. Over the years I have gone from oral meds now injectable and it's time to get control! Recently my A1C was 7.5 got it down to 6.2 by smart low carb food choices,then that went out the window and A1C went back up to 7.2 so I MUST get this weight off and reduce these meds while I still can! Looking forward to meeting everyone! Diane

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Sheri, I think we all spend some time in denial, it's a defense mechanism. I've lived with type 2 since 1980 and know the denial game well. I'm sure you will succeed if you give yourself the chance.
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Sheri,
Welcome. I was in denial for quite a while. Ultimately I started oral medication, then the dosage kept going up over the years. I never imagined that it could be under control by food choices only.

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Hi! My name is Sherri. I just joined this team. I have Type 2. I am hoping to lower my meds eventually. I was in denial for a while, but I have decided that it is time to take care of myself and stop being scared. Being diabetic is not the end of the world. It is just another challenge to overcome. I am going to defeat it in stages. Stage 1, to get my sugars under control. My morning sugars are still too high. emoticon





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Hello my name is Joe, i have type 2. My mother had i guess it is called type 1 today. I found out i had it by chance after a car accident a little more than 2 years ago. they adjusted my medicine for the third time before Christmas and now my levels are in the 110's. I am 52 and staring weight was 310 two weeks ago. I am now 307.4 so working in the down direction.

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Welcome!!! This is a good team, you have any questions this team is very helpful
They helped me a lot when I was first diagnosed.

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Welcome.

Edited by: -JAMES- at: 1/4/2015 (02:46)
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Hi All, I'm new to the site - recently diagnosed with Type 2. I'm doing ok with meds/diet but need motivation for exercise. Tread mill is calling my name but have no energy or desire to do it. Will force myself anyway. 30 minutes. I know I will feel better for it.
And I do! 30 minutes done!

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Hi all, just rejoined the site. New profile though ... and I just spilled my morning cup of java all over my bed and my new flannels, sigh.... but I will get through this day! My fasting BG is 101 this morning. Very good! Maybe that two miles or so of walking yesterday did the trick, since I ate well.
I need to lose 15 more pounds. 25 already gone due to adjusting food intake to very little carbs and instead, eating more of the right carbs and enough protein every day .
Free to come by my page any time and leave a comment. I am interested in many things in life.

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Hi I'm Deborah, new to the group and T2 diabetes. I am a carb lover, and it is so hard to cut them down and out of my diet. I am so frustrated. I am on Metformin right now, my triglycerides are real high and I am hoping to get a handle on it all.

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STARBURTS31,

It sucks doesn't it. When I was diagnosed I was in denial for a few years. Really changing nothing but switching to diet soda, that was about it.

However, it's not the end of the world and medication for life. 30 months ago I learned what was well known, that all carbs (except fibre) are really as good as pure sugar as far as blood sugar is concerned.

The support I'm offering is pretty simple. Real the labels of things you buy. For example shreddies: I google "nutrition shreddies" and get this page
postfoods.ca/our-brands/shreddies/or
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So a 55 grams serving is 45 carbs and 6 of those 45 are fine, don't count those, so 45-6, or 39 digestible. That makes shreddies 100 * (39/55) % or 71% carbs.

Sugar is 100%, and I don't eat sugar. So read your labels, cut the carbs by picking lower percentage things. I wish I had done that 11 years ago.

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I am newly diagnosed, need support!

Have a Great Day! Deb from Iowa
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DOTTIEJANE1,
For a diabetic it is pretty clear what raises blood sugar. Any carbohydrate (except inert dietary fibre which is technically a carb does that.

After that it is a matter of dealing with carb addiction, and figuring out what things you eat or drink that contribute more to that. One may like both carrots and cauliflower equally, but if cauliflower has fewer carbs, then eat more of that.

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Hi I am Dottie became a pre diabetic about 3 months ago . Have been on med about 2 months . Morning bs are within range . Am attending diabetic class, got my shoes and inserts . Still figuring out the foods , carbs exercise and all .

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Hiya! I am new to SP and to diabetes. So basically, I gained a bunch of weight from other medical conditions...well, technically from the effects of those conditions on my ability to be as active as I need to be (and a bit from the meds to treat those conditions too), and then from hormone positive breast cancer, with "hormone" being the operative word. By the time I got my diabetes diagnosis (just about 3 or 4 months ago), I had gained over 100 extra pounds. Fortunately my diabetes (T2) is very mild, more like in the pre-stage. A1C is between 6.2 and 6.4. So, no meds for me right now. Just trying to control with diet and exercise.

And...I think I'm addicted to carbs! uuuuuuuuggggghhhhh! It sucks! lol But I'm workin on it :)

Anyway, just wanted to drop a little note. Take care and good luck!

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Hi Tony,,,, Just wanted to encourage you to keep up the great job. It takes little changed to make big differences. I too have been recently diagnosed by the doctors. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes though. I have lost 10 pounds in the last 3 weeks. I know it takes a lot of work. It is a long journey but well worth it. Good Luck as you continue to get healthier.

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TEA107,
I'll share. I can't remember if I said this before, but loss of memory is what I've got, rather permanently, partly due to 9 years of metformin. So I strongly urge controlling blood sugar by diet, avoid carbs.

So I had one other medical issue, a chronic condition, ulcerative colitis. This condition reduces your digestive abilities, and you can have low vitamin B from this. Then metformin also has an impact in the same area with vitamin B. I was diagnosed with hearing loss, probably nerve damage from low vitamin B. Indeed I had other tingling in my arms and patches on my face that did not tan.

So metformin alone might not lead to other problems, but it does put you at higher risk. I know another diabetic and his doctor has him on vitamin B injections, just as a precaution. I wish my doctor had been so informed and proactive. What did I know? I was too trusting.

I have to say that my digestion is OK now and have had no symptoms from ulcerative colitis in the last few years. Low carb, low stress..? I don't know.

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Grateful.
Hello, I am returning after about a five year absence; it seems that there is a lot more to learn this time around! I am just over 50 and want to be one of those baby boomers saying ‘This is the healthiest I have ever been in my life!’ I am excitedly ensuring that this stage of my life is lighter than the last- and that includes my weight.

WOAH!
I am newly diagnosed (just over a month ago) and was prescribed Metformin- I did not know that it may cause or contribute to cognitive deficits, are you able to share more about this relationship?

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