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Fitness Minutes: (5,692) Posts: 48 4/22/13 10:06 A
I'm new to this team. I was diagnosed back in February. My doctor thinks I can control it with diet and exercise. My immediate goal is to lose 20 pounds to move from "Obese" to "Overweight" on the charts.
current weight: 192.8
Fitness Minutes: (2,059) Posts: 466 4/14/13 1:52 P
Today is day 1 of week 11 after completing the 8 week challenge in 10 weeks. So I'm not new, just not introduced. 8-) I began this program by setting my long and short term goals: get my A1c to less than 7 and lose 20 pounds in 10 week increments by eating a sensible diet and increasing my exercise. I'd just recovered from Plantar Faciitis, and began exercising slowly, doing strength-training exercises 3 days/wk, and cardio 4 days. I hate strength training, but can force myself. Cardio is walking, and am up to 30 minutes per day. I've discovered that life is a mystery. My sugars and weight have come down, but not as smoothly as I planned. I'm very happy with my progress, so far, and expect to keep this up until I no longer need to come back.
Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours. Swedish Proverb
The scale is a lying, cheating son-of-a-gun who kicks puppies and takes candy from babies...don't let him get you down!
Pounds lost: 26.6
Posts: 217 3/25/13 1:17 P
New to the group and returned to sparkpeople last week after a very long leave. I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes a few years back. When I was first diagnosed I went on the band wagon, lost like 60 lbs and my numbers were good....and then like most people I slid right back. I slid all the way back to 317 lbs last Monday with an added medication "glipizide" at night to try to bring the morning numbers down...but this Monday I am 308, and my morning numbers are coming down...wooo hoooo. I started watching what I am eating and cooking better, cut out the butter and the salt. Cut fast food out too. So, I went on a search on sparkpeople to see how many carbs were allowed for a diabetic which led me to going to change my food tracker to the diabetic allowance one and it led me to an article and then to this group. I look forward to meeting people and supporting others as I dig for support too.
Working towards my first weight loss goal...
Pounds lost: 15.6
Posts: 1,105 3/15/13 1:05 A
I am new to the group but not Sparkpeople. I was just diagnosed in December and did GREAT for the first 2 months or so but then life got in my way and i am having a very difficult time with my food. It seems to be a vicious cycle because i am a very emotional person so when i allow my emotions to take control i find myself going a little crazy with food then my sugars get elevated then i don't feel well then i go crazy with food. I used to be able to exercise to relieve stress but I have developed heel spurs which makes it almost impossible to walk let alone exercise at least the way i used to but I am trying every day to do a little better which is why i joined this group. I looked at the American Diabetes Assn website which is really great for info etc and they have chat rooms as well but I would rather be here.
Fitness Minutes: (400) Posts: 30 1/30/13 5:10 P
Hi Eliz.....I know what mean....I worked as Facilitator with the local Diabetes Support Group for 2 years....I know what I should be doing, but find it very difficult to be consistent with it....food & exercise....Motivation for me is a Huge problem. I keep my A1C in line, but can't seem to get a handle on my AM fasting blood sugars and my Doctor just refers me to our Diabetic Educator, who only wants to put me on more Medication. I don't understand why I should take more meds when my A1C is in line. So I'm hoping that I can get help and figure it out with the help of people in this group. Are there links for your webinars/workshop....I can't find them below.... Good luck on your journey. Gail
Hi all Diab frendz.. I am from Pennsylvania and have been a diabetic from 12 yrs. I am 25 now and trying to stay in control of my BG!! I would really appreciate any support and guidance I can get from you guys to stay fit and healthy.. I suppose to do the same for all of U!!!
current weight: 165.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,974) Posts: 182 1/21/13 2:20 P
HI. I am from Chicago. Type 2 Diabetes. Need to loose 50#'s and lower my A1C.
current weight: 178.5
Fitness Minutes: (2,634) Posts: 728 11/10/12 4:36 P
Hi All, My name is Lindsay & I'm from Arkansas. I've used SparkPeople on & off for years. A type 2 Diabetes diagnosis has be being a lot more diligent I.e tracking, SparkCoach, etc. glad to be here.
Commit your way to the Lord and He will bring it to pass.
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Posts: 36 11/10/12 12:01 P
I get what your saying about the feelings you are going through. It was sunday for me when I found out I'm Type 2. Maybe we can learn together.. Today just frustrated.. Went my WW meeting love my meeting group, but everyone is talking about the pasta they are eating... It just left me frustrated. I will brush it off. My plan is to walk this diabetes away... I just need to learn so much. I have lost 42 lbs, and got diabetes. This is just a stepping stone for me. Good luck.. This group I think will help me. Just wanted to let you know you are not alone.
current weight: 165.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 11/7/12 11:42 A
I just found out I have Type 2 Diabetes on Monday. I'm still a little freaked out, sad and angry at myself and at being limited in what I can eat. I'm also angry at the affects D2 has had on my health (high blood pressure, pain in legs/feet, heart problems)
I want to lose about 80-100 pounds, lower my blood sugar and blood pressure. Thanks for the support.
Fitness Minutes: (15) Posts: 9 9/11/12 10:50 A
I started this team a couple of weeks ago. I am trying to hang in there among the other issues in life. But I do realize my health should be my #1 focus. So here I am. I am an RN, I do home care. This includes a lot of DM teaching. I hear the things I tell my patients over and over again, but am I listening to myself? I am so in denial and I know this need to stop! I want to live and be healthy. I need a lot of support and prayers. I did not check my sugar this morning. I was 241 yesterday after a dose of prednisone and antibiotics for and infection.
I will keep moving forward with God's help!!
current weight: 298.0
Fitness Minutes: (924) Posts: 123 9/10/12 9:13 P
Hi, I am Marva and I have prediabetes and was on metformin. It started to make my body hurt so badly that I had to discontinue it. I developed the side effect of Lactic acidosis. It is really painful. So now I am going to have to become very diligent about my diet and exercise and water intake. I believe I can do it, so the journey begins. I've lost over 30 pounds, but I still have a way to go.
This is the link to my web page telling about my first book.
Pounds lost: 37.2
Fitness Minutes: (11,476) Posts: 672 9/9/12 1:05 P
I'm a T2 diabetic, diagnosed two years ago this month. Had all the symptoms. Doing OK now. My main goal for October 1 is to have an a1c below 7.0. My last a1c in May was 8.3. Ouch!
I am on the eating plan (with slip-ups) and am exercising along with insulin and glimiperide. Glad to be a part of the group.
Regards, Christine (Spunsilk327)
The minefields of life NEVER go away. We just get better at navigating them. (from Necessary Roughness on USA)
current weight: 218.8
Fitness Minutes: (30,960) Posts: 2,749 8/28/12 11:54 A
I'm new to this group, but not to disorderly eating & it's negative outcomes...including pre-diabetes. I am an RN, Nurse Educator & Clinical Hypnotherapist. Despite all of this, I still harbored my "secret." A couple of decades ago I was literally at the door of doom. My pre-diabetes was still not diagnosed, the reason being that my hyperinsulinemia was food induced, so my fasting blood sugars were in the normal range. But...I knew I was getting sicker. Some of the symptoms were difficult to understand, but I finally came to the realization that I would have to be the one to find out what was happening to me & then to make the changes.
At that time I didn't realize that I would have to change everything. That was a hard pill to swallow! There is a part of me that is very resistant to change & especially anything that had to do with my "secret", for this was how I managed my stress. Meanwhile, my food & exercise imbalance was causing me more stress, to the point that I had difficulty working, driving & just being. The anxiety was horrendous, but once again, I was good at secrets.
I kept my word to myself & to my Higher Self. I changed everything. It was then that I realized how many people were involved in what I had been doing. I began to understand how imbalanced my entire life had become....if it was ever balanced. That thought made my head spin. So....what to do. The answer came as fast as the question, "Change Everything."
For the next year I did just that. It was an incredible journey. When I completed it I knew that I would teach this to others & have done so ever since. I have now retired from my private practice, so I have more time for writing & teaching online.
I hope to become active with this group & also share with you my blogs, my online webinars & other tools I've developed for my Team Sugar & Food Addiction. My plans are to keep you posted on what is over there. I hope you will join us & then discuss some of the things here. I know this will help many people who are at different stages of returning to health.
I have three webinars posted at the current time. They follow my books. All my webinar work here is completely free & always has been & always will be. This is my way of saying thank you to the Powers that Be for saving my life, so I can help others to save theirs.
I look forward to getting to know you here & there.
Fitness Minutes: (20) Posts: 1 8/24/12 1:06 P
New to T2 Diabetes.,.. May'12 @ 7.2 A1c
I began the road of education by seeing the Diabetes Educator and Dietician was put on Metformin twice a day and became very sick on it every muscle in my body screamed when I moved. Husband and I discussed it and I decided quit the meds until necessary and doctor agreed for now. I am working to achieve control by by diet and exercise. I hope to learn how many of you are being successful without meds.
Bloodwork Aug'12 A1c @ 6.4 and have lost 23 pounds
Edited by: PAGLIOJ at: 8/24/2012 (13:07)
Posts: 3,010 7/15/12 9:50 P
Hi, My name is Debbie and I learned about your post from Chris. I was first diagnosed with type II in December of 2009. My glucose was high at the time about 365 but I did manage to bring it down to a 5.8 A1C in 6 months. I injured a ligament in my foot which has restricted my workouts but feel it is time for me to start counting carbs and dropping some of the pounds I have regained. Hope it is okay to post here.
Debbie Florida, MA
current weight: 198.2
Posts: 17 6/25/12 8:08 P
My name is Amy and I have recently (6/1/12) decided I've had enough and have started my new journey in weight loss. I've tried many times, but this is my last attempt as I'm going to be successful this time. In the past, I usually keep my "diet" a secret from everyone... FAIL! This time, I have told everyone that is close to me and I have already felt the support from them.
I had gestational diabetes with both of my pregnancies back in 2003 and 2005. I was able to control it through diet and exercise. So I consider myself at risk for diabetes. I test my blood sugar 2-3 times a day. I haven't actually heard my Dr say that I'm pre-diabetic, but I consider myself that. I'm going to stay on top of it, monitor myself and make some healthy changes.
I look forward to getting to know everyone and learning about recipes that my whole family would enjoy. I would also like to learn what helps you keep your numbers under control.
(Sorry to repeat this in another area, but wasn't sure which one I should send my intro to. I'm new. hehehe
"Dance like no one is watching!!"
"This journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
Weight Loss Journey began on June 1, 2012
Pounds lost: 18.2
Fitness Minutes: (2,778) Posts: 377 6/4/12 7:20 P
Get your Dr. to send you to a Diabetic Educator, lots of good advise here and if you join the Diabetic Challenge from Spark People it helps alot and they have great information and resources along the way. Good Luck
Live Well Laugh Often Love Much
current weight: 190.0
Posts: 13 5/23/12 11:05 A
Good Morning, I am just going to put myself out there - I don't know why it is so hard). Yesterday I was diagnosed with diabetes; 6 months ago my blood sugar was 109 and yesterday it was 365. My dr put me on medication and handed me some literature - I go back Tues to see if the med is the right dosage. I have been a member of SP for some time but have never been able to stay with it for more than two weeks, I knew something was very wrong when my eyesight blurred, thirst, and tremendous fatigue. I promised to do whatever was required and I meant it. But right now I am actually feeling alon and sorry for myself - totally overwhelmed by all the info out there. I guess I am just looking for some personal support. My husband and son support me mostly in lip service (as long as they don't have to be inconvenienced). I know I can do this and I always hear how much the community helps people. I want to stay strong and fight this but cannot do it alone. That said I have joined this group and will use the tools to help me through. Thanks for listening.
You Never Fail Until You Quit Trying!
current weight: 192.0
Fitness Minutes: (20,265) Posts: 1,505 5/22/12 7:11 P
Hi Ruby, Chris gave you some good insight. Gestational diabetes usually disappears but Type 2 is a something that doesn't go away. It can be controlled, meaning that with diet and exercise (and meds if you need them) you can keep your BS as close to normal as possbile. The fact that you have already paid attention to your diet and are exercising is a step in the right direction. I have been diagnosed for about a year and am now med free as of Monday. I lost a total of 90 pounds (40 while undiagnosed and 50 after. I am an RN and have een firsthand the complications that can occur with letting BSs get out of control so I am committed to keeping my BSs within target range. Have you seen a DM educator and nutritionist? If not, you may want to look into that. It is a tremendous help. I look at my diagnosis more of a lifestyle change instead of a life sentence since I have become so much healthier and am enjoying life so much more. The day I could walk up the stairs without getting out of breath was a wonderful day for me!!! You have come to a great team with very knowledgable, supportive and caring people. If you have a question, just ask!! and post often!! I learned so much from the people on this team and they help keep me committed. We all look forward to getting to know you!!! You can sparkmail me anytime!!! And congrats on the birth of your baby!!! My kids are grown and it went by way too fast!!! pat
Fitness Minutes: (30,455) Posts: 2,905 5/22/12 4:14 P
From what I have read diabetes doesn't go away, but can go into remission. I lost about 96 pounds and through diet and exercise got off my two diabetes meds. I have read in a book about a runner who was off medicine for 7 years and then had to start taking a small amount of meds again. I am just happy that I am med free today. I also was able to get off of cholesterol medicine and triglyceride medicine as well. It took a good amount of time and effort but it is possible to do. The longer my diabetes is in remission the better my life will be.
Not sure if that is what you wanted to hear, but that is what I have read and my experiences with type 2 diabetes.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.
Ephesians 2: 8-9
current weight: 191.8
Fitness Minutes: (200) Posts: 7 5/22/12 3:04 P
So I am completely utterly absolutely bummed!! I am 35 and just was diagnosed with diabetes a month ago. I haven't told anyone.. only my husband knows and he doesn't want me to make a big deal out of it. I had gestational diabetes when i was pregnant with my second child and this turned into type 2 after i gave birth. My baby is now 8 months. I had some hope that this cd be reversible, but someone from this forum assured me it wasn't..just controllable. What does controllable mean? I am heavily overweight... 99lbs to be exact. I have been trying to lose weight and exercise after my pregnancy before I knew I had diabetes. having diabetes and thinking its reversible made me diet and exercise harder. now knowing its not reversible has got me extremely depressed. Please help me.
I hope to be a healthy fit role model someday...Ruby.
current weight: 240.0
Fitness Minutes: (11,986) Posts: 8 5/21/12 3:40 P
My name is Linda and I have had type 2 for about 15 years. Never really took it seriously until about 9 months ago. A1c was 11 and as of today, its 7.4. The important thing to remember is living with type 2 means making lifestyle changes. The changes are nothing but positive changes....things I should have been doing prior to acquiring diabetes. Exercise and diet play are very important part. After a while it just becomes routine. May I suggest no sugary drinks, (Crystal Light is great) low carbs, lots of veggies and excerise? Also, I found the Atkins products, like their treats are wonderful and don't raise my levels.
Good luck on your journey! We are here for you :-)
Fitness Minutes: (30,455) Posts: 2,905 5/2/12 1:51 P
My name is Chris. I started my journey with type 2 diabetes and A1c of 10 -11 in July 10-10. Today I am at a 5.6 A1c and no meds. I am happy to find a diabetic team to be on and to grow with.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.
Ephesians 2: 8-9
current weight: 191.8
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 4/8/12 8:00 P
Hello everyone, i am 37 been diabetic for 5 years type 2 and always struggled to stick to diets and plans, i take galvus and diamicron 3 times a day and still have high sugars in between 10-22, mostly around the 15 mark. i have made a decision to fix this and so here i am. Id like to loose 25 kilos in 12 months and reduce my dibates and increase my life span, i really hope i can find the tools here and with motivation and control i WILL make it
Fitness Minutes: (1,542) Posts: 13 4/8/12 7:22 P
I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes Feb 28th of this year. In January they told me I was pre-diabetic. n I started watching my diet and began walking some. I am on Metformin 1x daily , with the possibility of going to 2x daily. I am also hoping that diet and exercise will either keep me on the 1x daily, or get me off altogether. I have some other ailments that complicate the diabetes (LDR, PsA, Psoriasis,...) so diet is real interesting because some of the "free" diabetes foods are banned from the reflux diet. Oh, well. Life goes on and I am going to survive all of this &*$^#% without letting it kick my butt and drag me into depression. Good luck all and thanks for the support.
We make a difference - one day at a time - LIVE-LAUGH-LOVE
current weight: 210.0
Fitness Minutes: (707) Posts: 4 4/3/12 1:02 P
I'm new to the board. I have been diabetic for about a year and am struggling to control my levels. I know a big part of the problem is my food and liquid intake...I'm making the wrong choices daily...instead of doing what I know needs to be done, I make little changes but I'm doing it so slowly it isn't helping much. The other part of the problem is I don't take my meds. They don't make me feel good and I hate having to time my metformin directly in the middle of my meal and since I suck I'm not on a meal schedule so that could be at anytime. I hope I can find the support I need to conquer this disease and be a healthier (and happier) me!
Fitness Minutes: (2,630) Posts: 16,461 4/2/12 7:34 P
WELCOME TO ALL NEW MEMBERS. I HAVE BEEN DIABETIC OVER 10+ YEARS. AT FIRST, I FELT LIKE A GUINEA PIG TRYING DIFFERENT KINDS OF MEDICATION. MY DOCTOR HAS ME ON metFORMIN AND JANUVIA. SO FAR IT'S GOING GOOD. I HOPE I WILL NOT HAVE TO TRY ANYMORE
Live 1 day at a time and live it to the fullest. Wish you all the best that life has to offer.... Stay focused, positive and it will get you where you want to be or done in life itself. My name is ERNA
I'm leader of a new team : "A Safe and Happy Home For Grievers"
Hello everyone. I am new to this team but not new to Sparkpeople and diabetes in fact I recognize several people on here including my dear Spark friend, Pat. I have continued to be a member of Sparkpeople even though I have been inactive around a year. I have been a 20+ year diabetic managing my blood sugar very well with the aid of Weight Watchers until the bottom fell out about 6 months ago when I had to discontinue the oral meds. Up until I became sensitive to my oral meds I had been averaging 6.2 for almost all the 20 years with the help of a little Lantus. Now without the orals my blood sugar has crept up to 7.4 and I dread to think what the report will be in a week when I get back the results from my tests on Thursday. Needless to say, I am now going to be following this group which Noras Pat recommended to me a few years ago. Thanks for still being active. Pris
Pounds lost: 0.0
Posts: 3,129 3/20/12 9:38 P
Hi everyone, my name is Phyllis and I am new to the group. I have prediabetes and take metformin, diet and exercise to manage bs. I am reading the book Blood Sugar Solution by Dr Hyman. Interesting read. Kind of an eye opener. I need support from sparkers and am happy to lend an ear and give support to others wherever I can. This group seems pretty active and supportive. Thank you for listening and I look forward to getting to know many on this team Phyllis
Phyllis Everyday is a new day and new beginnings are possible. Unknown
Posts: 2,514 2/16/12 12:41 P
Hey Kim I know theres a curves at Cedar but where this Max fittness? Is it expensive? I need to have others to exercise with it is hard to do it alone and my grand daughter is so busy getting ready for collage.
current weight: 200.0
Posts: 1,050 1/26/12 1:38 P
Hi guys...new to team and diabetes. I'm just at turning point from pre-diabetes and looking ffor a glucose monitor that is accurate and easy. Any suggestions? Ease of use would be very nice. Doc has not yet asked me to get one (I'm going about monthly at this point) but want to check in am's and see where I am with the glucophage.
I've lost 50 lbs since Sept and working on the next 50, and working on reducing carbs for the last month.
Any suggestions for monitors?
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it. William Arthur Ward
current weight: 185.2
Fitness Minutes: (1,995) Posts: 12 1/14/12 9:56 P
Hi! My name is Kimberley and I just joined SparkPeople today and I am really excited about all of this. I would like to tell you a little about myself if I may....I am 45 yrs old and have slowing gaining weight over the last several years. Last year my weight jumped by 50 lbs and I discovered that I am now a type 2 diabetic. I now take insulin 2x a day and my bloodsugar was under control until I quit smoking 6 month ago. Since then I have not been able to get it back under control and in that time I have gained another 9 lbs. I decided that being active and watching my diet is not enough. In December of 2011 I joined my local fitness center (Max Fitness in Cedar Springs, MI) where I am working out everyday and my goal is to lose 100+ pounds. I have a friend on this site that recommended it to me and I have been surfing this site for the last couple of hours. I am really excited about all of this as I don't even really know that much about my diabetes. When I was diagnosed my a1c was 11.5 and I had it down to 7.5 and now (since I quit smoking) is up to 8.5. My doctor tells me if I can get it under 7 she will take me off the insulin, and just leave me on the Metformin...which I would prefer. I am so looking forward to this lifestyle change and reaching my goals!
current weight: 248.2
Fitness Minutes: (2,687) Posts: 67 1/12/12 10:28 A
hi, maggie and 60n... i'm brand new, too, and i have returned from several years ago as marinna. sometimes you need a higher power slapping you in the face for your wakeup call - i had mine last week. i am staying serious this time. i will NEVER see 230 again...
let's do this thing!
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (4,438) Posts: 1,741 1/12/12 5:51 A
i just had to rejoin this group... i cancelled it a while back but still getting emails.... sometimes i see a topic that i really wanted to comment on... and i found one... first.... about me... i have been diabetic for 20+yrs... i am 100# overweight... been struggling with it for years... just a f ew years ago my A1c was 11+.... i finally found a doctor that taught me the right things and way to take my insulin... my A1c last week was 7.2 down a full point since september... i am not in total control but i am doing much better... my X was never supportive of me.. always tempting me knowing i could not say no.... but i have a good man that is very supportive and in ''tune'' to my needs and weaknesses.. having a mate or family that helps and supports you is very important...
betsy in north carolina
its all about giving and receiving friendship and well deserved help.
current weight: 210.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 1/6/12 10:09 P
Hi everyone! I'm Maggie. I just found SP today and I am a bit overwhelmed but grateful for the site! I was diagnosed about 10 years ago and am relatively under control. I am excited to lose the weight that I have put on since going on injectable insulin
Fitness Minutes: (2,687) Posts: 67 1/5/12 2:00 P
Hi. I joined today. I am excited about gaining control of ALL aspects of my life, first and foremost my health.
Vermilionclay, I belonged to sparkpeople several years ago as marissa55, before befalling the first of many surgeries. I survived! How have YOU been?
Pounds lost: 0.0
Posts: 3 12/28/11 2:32 P
Hello I am relatively new to Spark People. I have always been overwhelmed when I look at all the information here. I am striving this year, to start the process of loosing 90lbs to become healthier. My type 2 diabetes is undercontrol with metformin. I have excellent A1C. I would like to explore this group and perhaps find others like myself struggling with weight and diabetes and what works.
Posts: 2,514 12/25/11 10:42 P
Hi I am new to this team. Hope to find lots of quistions answered and meet new fiends. Connie
current weight: 200.0
Posts: 52 11/24/11 11:09 A
Hi, I'm Ruthie. I've been diabetic, type 2 for 20 yrs. Diagnosed 4 months after I got married! I had severe reactions to insulin when I was pregnant. Was on Benedryl with every injection. As my baby grew, the dose of Benedry lwent up to. I'm allergic to many of the ingredents in diabetic meds, and ended up having Gastric Bypass 8 yrs ago. I've managed to have kept a great deal of the weight off, but sugars and weight continue to be a problem. Am now on Lantus Star pen and Byetta. Still having reactions to insulin but tolerable. So far my A1C has gone from 9.3 to 6.7 and I've been taken off 2 meds and lowered another. I have a way to go as far as my weight. It's just so nice to talk to others that know what I'm going through. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
current weight: 172.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 2 10/26/11 6:32 P
HI Ive never really took my diabetes very seriously until the Dr said I had to have insulin injections. In April my blood sugar was 11.2. I began learning about the condition and joined Spark I have lost 3stone and 10 pounds keeping to a 1200 cal a day diet and walking everywhere my bloods are now 5.8 and I have dropped 3 of my daily tablets. I feel better than I have felt in years . I still have weight to loose but am still very motivated. Good Luck
Posts: 199 10/22/11 4:36 P
Hi all. I'm Liz and not new to Sparkpeople but new to diabetes. I joined SP a few years ago, but never stayed with it. 2 weeks ago I was diagnosed with diabetes, so have come back with renewed intentions and goals. I take 2000 mg of Metformin a day, 1000 in the am and 1000 in the pm. The day I was diagnosed my BS was a whopping 595! I've now gotten my numbers below 200 but I'm still not where I need to be. I've been exercising at work during the week and walking a half a mile every evening, with the goal of working up to a mile. Of course, as luck would have it I have the flu now and sure don't feel up to any physical activity. Grrr. I look forward to getting support and offering my own here and learning this new way to live.
current weight: 169.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 12 10/20/11 3:01 P
Hi, everyone. I'm Terry and new to SparkPeople. I am type 2, diagnosed about 18 months ago. Weight is good and so far my A1C and FSB are good after losing 10 lbs. Doc put me on 144 gms carb a day and that's what's tough!! Plus I can't get motivated to exercise and I know I should. So those are my two biggies. Happy to be in touch with people like me!
Posts: 233 10/20/11 8:54 A
Good morning. I'm Mary and I've been with Spark on-and-off for a few years. Don't know why I'm giving myself one more chance to lose mega lbs. and lower my sugar. I've been type 2 for about 2 yrs. My fasting Pre-breakfast sugars are going up. This a.m. 274. (wish that were my weight right now). On Glipizide 2 x a day, but I'm sure when I see my dr. on Monday that will change. I'm hoping to get some really good advice and support here, but I have to worn you lol, I'm a pessimist (and a Gemini) lol, so please have patience with me. I'm now 60 and time is running out! Thanks for listening.
It's never too late to be what you might have been!
Pounds lost: 0.3
Posts: 5 10/12/11 2:24 P
Hi Cathy, I'm new to SparkPeople & saw your post - I too am very InsulinResistant but in the 4 wks I've been using SP & walking, I have lost 13 lbs...so happy for the loss...The ADA guidelines are totally in opposition to what makes my B/S #'s stay in control...I came on this site to get "real" with myself & be able to look @ what I eat & hopefully get encouragment & some insight!.... Good Luck !
"God moves mountains to create the opportunity of His choosing. It is up to you to be read to move yourself."
Fitness Minutes: (17,454) Posts: 1,217 10/11/11 11:24 P
Hi Cathy, I am just coming back to the site to regain the strength I need to be successful on my weight control.
Fitness Minutes: (1,516) Posts: 1,529 10/3/11 12:13 P
Hello, my name is Cathy. I've had t2 for 30 years. I'm taking humalog, lantus and metformin, along with a host of meds for heart disease. I've had 2 small heart attacks and a 2 way bypass. I come from a family of round folks with a sprinkle of normal people thrown in. I am the only one in my generation to have diabetes, but I did have a grandmother and grandfather on either side of my family who had the disease as well.
I'm not always in good control, but I've done very well since I've been with SP. I am going the low carb route because I am so insulin resistant. I'm 65, and I've lost 18 lbs since starting with SP. My endocrinologist loves the website, and he also loves low carb dieting. We both have no confidence in the ADA guidelines. I will be looking to this site for good advice and counsel, as well as encouragement. I hope I can help someone avoid the pitfalls of a long time diabetic.
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current weight: 230.0
Fitness Minutes: (12,703) Posts: 656 9/26/11 10:07 P
Deaddy, I am in the same boat as you! Food calls my name, no matter the occasion. If nothing else, diabetes has caused me to look at food in a different manner. But I love to eat nonetheless.
The first step is always the hardest. Stop thinking about it and just do it.
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Fitness Minutes: (20,265) Posts: 1,505 9/11/11 8:50 P
Welcome to both of you. This is a great team and you will get lots of great advice.
Posts: 426 9/10/11 9:16 P
Hi everyone! I'm not new to spark but I am new to the team. I have type 1 diabetes, diagnosed four years ago now. I'm working with my doctor and dietitians to bring my blood glucose levels under control. It's a bit of a struggle but I am doing my best! I look forward to getting to know everyone! Cheers!
"Life's so uncertain, eat dessert first!"
current weight: 409.0
Posts: 3,574 9/7/11 4:14 P
I have type 2 Diabetes and was diagnosed in 2000. In the beginning I worked hard at getting it under control and lost a lot of weight and was taken off the pills. I had it under control, but I always end up gaining the weight back and even a little more. I like food no matter the circumstance; hungry, happy, sad, etc., being overweight has caused other health problems too, severe osteoarthritis and high blood pressure so I have to make this a permanent life change.
"For with God nothing shall be impossible." Luke 1:37
Posts: 1,123 9/6/11 6:31 P
I know how hard it is! I was dx in June and I am working hard to lose weight. The lifestyle changes are hard also. I have some good tastey reciepes I will share!
current weight: 204.0
Posts: 2 9/5/11 11:03 P
Hey there! I am just joining Spark again after being away for a few years. I was just diagnosed with Type 2 about 6 weeks ago. What a shock it has been. I thought since it didn't run in my family I was never going to get this. Ha! Laugh was on me. But I am determined to lose weight, and change my lifestyle to over come this!!! I just would love some support from others that are going through this as well. So if anyone has time-please feel free to share your wonderful stories and how you are overcoming this as well.
Posts: 1,123 8/4/11 8:24 A
Being diabetic isn't easy! I was dx in June of this year and for me it was the worst! It was and is my biggest fear! It's hard to change. What number of carbs did you doctor give you? You can find lots of wonderful desserts and foods that are diabetic friendly. I am like you and working hard to get my fasting blood sugar under 100.
current weight: 204.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,765) Posts: 74 8/3/11 9:19 P
I'm 55 and have had Type II diabetes since 1993. I'm currently on 2 types of insulin and Janumet. I have been in denial for a while and that has lead to some serious complications: Charcot foot and neuropathy. I went to an endocrinologist and a dietitian, that has helped me with my food plan and some exercises I can do.
I have a big problem with carbohydrates (especially the Philly soft pretzels they have at work every Monday!) and eating while I'm bored.
I hope that Sparkpeople can help me meet my goals of losing weight and getting my A1c down.
Life is short, but there is always time for courtesy. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pounds lost: 0.0
Posts: 1,123 8/2/11 7:18 P
He's lucky to have someone who cares so much! I am glad you let the doctor know, now its in his court and you have done all you can do. Sometimes the more you hound someone the less they will do. I wish you luck.
current weight: 204.0
Posts: 2 8/2/11 5:26 P
Thank you. I know this. It's the old you can lead a horse to water thing. But I'm just frightened something bad is going to happen to him because he won't help himself & I want to do something to help him. I've put a call into his Dr. today. We'll see where that goes. Just to be sure the Dr. is aware of all the problems he's having. Thank you for your reply.
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