Hi my name is Margie and I am both new to the team and stepping up to try to revive this team because I believe this is an imprtant issue and I know we are all Stroner than a Mars Bar and our temptations. I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2004, and despite having a serious family history of diabetes, ignored the diagnosis I guess hoping it would go away. When I met my wonderful husband in 2006, he convinced me to take charge of my disease. I got pregnant in early 2007 and becasue of close monitoring and MY STRENGTH I had a picture perfect pregnancy. I remember my doc teling me my A1C was probably better than his. Less than a year later in October 2008, at the age of 28, I had a heart attack. I had 100 percent blockage in my LAD. Doctors were dumbfounded, and because of the way it went down (I suffered a misdiagnosis and spent 24 hours suffering before they caught my heart attack I felt so lucky go be alive that temtptation wasnt an issue. After a couple of months of living on salad, I was feeling great and losing weight. But then I fell...and seems like I never really got up till now. I am re-soarked and finding strength in the weeks since I have been back. I know I can do this. I believe you can do this too!
-Margie Leader of Sparked Night Shifters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/gro ups_individual.asp?gid=8199
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Hi my name is Kristen. I have been a type 2 diabetic for about 7 years. I have just recently had to start taking insulin and decided enough was enough. I need to lose weight and become way more strict with myself. I am 32 years old married and live a pretty busy life. It is a life I want to be around to enjoy for many years to come. I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in Olympia Washington. There is a lot of outdoor activities that can be done and I am determined to get out there and start doing them!
hi i am gina and my mom is dealing with diabetis right not but we are trying to lose weight to get her to not have it. we are going to weightwatchers together. we used to not do anything but something clicked to make her want to. i have been trying for along time. i am going to the gym with her and i totaly know the signs to be carefull of when we are there.
Edited by: GINA7249 at: 12/21/2009 (20:00)
Pounds lost: 71.0
Fitness Minutes: (46,050) Posts: 56,749 12/30/07 2:24 P
I know what you mean!. I've been a Type 2 diabetic for 6 years & on meds for probably about 4. It seems I can manage to loose 5-8 lbs, but then I end up gaining it back. This time, I hope to be able to continue to reach my goal & work to stay at my goal weight. Diabetes runs on both sides of my family & I don't want to loose my sight or a limb as some of my family members have.
I've had diabetes for about 13 years now and have been unsuccessful in losing any weight other than the yo-yo effect. I'm looking for any help/support I can find to lose some of my weight and hopefully decrease the amount of insulin I take daily.
**Kimi** ~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "You can't escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today." Abe Lincoln ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "When judging people, size matters not." Yoda ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Feed your faith and doubt will starve to death."
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