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11/11/11 7:28 P

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Hopefully we can touch base after the 21st to see how we're doing emoticon

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"All things can be done for the one who believes." Mark 9:23

“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” --Will Rogers
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11/11/11 5:13 P

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well, I've been doing the 6 wk Eat To Live program from Dr. Fuhrman. I thought it would be really difficult to give up meat (it has not been) and really hard to give up salty snacks and chocolate (also not difficult at all) but giving up cheese and eggs has been hard. Weird since I only had eggs once a week usually.

I go back to the doctor on the 21st also although I am not sure I will have bloodwork rechecked etc. I was supposed to go in well over a month ago, but kept forgetting to call, then when I finally did, he was booked solid as he had been away for 2 wks. I was supposed to have the glucocometer discussion, get the prescriptions etc. So I am guessing that is what will happen on the 21st, and then there will be a follow up visit in January to have the bloodwork repeated for lipids and glucose.

Good luck with your appt, and hope nothing has slipped too much!

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11/11/11 2:37 P

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Well.... no I've not been to the doctor yet. My appointment is on the 21st. And... I started out really well, was watching my sodium and losing weight. Then, I kind of let some emotions, etc. get in the way. I've put weight back on and haven't really been doing well at watching the sodium. I had my cholesterol checked a couple months ago and it was looking good. I plan to have it checked again before the doctor's appointment, but I'm expecting that to be up a bit too.

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How are you doing? Hopefully better than I am... emoticon emoticon

.... I just got back from a Diabetic Education Day with DH. It was really interesting.

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"All things can be done for the one who believes." Mark 9:23

“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” --Will Rogers
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11/10/11 10:55 P

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Thank you both. I didn't realize I had not come back on here and posted a thank you.

IMVEGAN, I have been for almost 2 wks now and I am shocked to say that I am okay with it! Thanks for the youtube link as well.

DEEANN8, have you gone to the doctor yet this month? Hope the results are good.

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10/3/11 11:15 A

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DrWeil.com is also a good resource for healthy eating as well and has an email option that emails out free recipes.

I feel much the same as you about wanting to do healthy lifestyle,etc. over drugs. With diabetes, though, you will want to watch your sugars very closely. Diabetes can affect every organ (being a condition that affects the blood) and the consequences of out of whack blood sugars can be horrible and they don't happen overnight. That last thing you want is to be on dialysis or lose a leg. So sorry to sound 'gloom & doom' because I don't mean it like that. Well controlled sugars never see any of the negative consequences.

Diet and exercise would certainly be my first choice ... as long as it's working. It's also possible to use meds to control sugars until you are in the groove taking care of yourself... then as your sugars dip into the low range, the doc would have no choice but to lower/discontinue the meds.

I have a husband who decided he didn't need to watch it that close and now he has neuropathic pain in his legs daily. And I'm in the same boat as you, except with my blood pressure. I'm trying it with food and exercise (mostly food at this point - sadly enough), and I guess I'll find out in November when I return to the dr. if she's happy enough with my readings to let me continue without the meds.

Anyway.... sorry for any lectures -- just a concerned team mate. Good luck with the diet & exercise ... I'm sure the diagnosis could be just what you need to get you motivated to do what you've probably been wanting to do all along.

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"All things can be done for the one who believes." Mark 9:23

“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” --Will Rogers
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10/2/11 3:36 P

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Dr. Neal Barnard is a pioneer in taking control of your diabetes through diet. He has had a few Public Television specials in the last year. Here is a link to a Youtube video from public television. www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pcs6MSdG2W0

Good luck to you. I know you can do it.

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9/30/11 10:56 A

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I was diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2 yesterday, and the doctor wants to put me on all kinds of meds. I KNOW I've had a horrible diet and am overweight and I can't help but think I can control this with better diet and exercise, and I'd like to try that before jumping on the pharmaceutical bandwagon, so I'm here to learn more about whole foods and the relationship to my health. Will also go to a few other diet teams to learn same and find one/some which work best for me and my lifestyle.



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