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DOUGLASEADES Posts: 1
7/24/10 8:12 A

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My wife and I are desperate for some help. I just got diagnosed Tuesday with Type 2 and she suffers from hypoglycemia. I love my pasta. She is just dazed and confused what to cook for us to eat. After supper last night my BG went up to 167 and hers was down to 76. Any suggestions? Please help us someone!!!!

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7/22/10 7:12 P

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You can do it. I went from 161 to low 100s in less than 6 weeks just by changing my diet. I was lazy on exercise at first. I cut out all sugar and went off any starches /breads. All my carbs come from fruit/veggies etc. I know it is drastic but after seeing my dad decline due to diabetes 2 I was not going to play games with the condition...

Keep up your good work. Any movement counts. Maybe there is some stretching or other movement you can do. I know I often speed through housecleaning and work up a sweat. Just think outside the box on the exercise thing and remember- just ten minutes makes a difference!

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7/22/10 10:20 A

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I was given 3 months to get my down from 129 with diet and exercise but now I have a torn meniscus in 2 places and can't work out at the gym I was going 5 days a week. I am trying very hard to watch what I eat but it hard and eating healthy cost more also we have a large garden and that helps but I find it is a struggle. The dr isn't having me test yet but I am afraid not being able to exercise is going to set me back I have lost 18lbs since may 10th I wish you luck I am thankful I have insurance I couldn't put my husband on mine when he was put off work due to his health issues all my husband has is medicare he is on disability and it is rough I will keep you in my prayers

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7/19/10 6:52 P

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I'm newly diagnosed too. I didn't have insurance and my husband moved 2000 miles to go to a different job so I could get covered. Took us over a year.

I don't have much advice being a novice but for me I cut all sugar and a lot of carbs out of my diet which brought my fasting blood sugar back down to 115 from 130. Which is a good drop.

But it sounds like to me that even if through diet somehow you dropped your blood sugar 44 points it is still scary high. I hope by the time you have read this you've nudged your toe into the door of a doctors office, but I know how hard that is. Because I couldn't get in to see a doctor because of insurance issues it was a year and a half I waited to find out I have cancer (and diabetes - but cancer kinda worries me more at the moment...) My Mom died because she couldn't get in to see a doctor....and we worry about a public health care option. *sigh.

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7/16/10 7:51 P

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welcome to the team!
You have been given some good advice.
I also bought the book Diabetes for Dummies.
If you don't have your meter yet I have a extra one.
Its a One Touch, when I first got diagnosed and went to the doctor she gave it to me but my insurance would pay for the strips and switched me to Acenta Breeze 2.
Drink plenty of water, exercise everyday and don't eat anything white, that really works for me.

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ROSEANGEL315's Photo ROSEANGEL315 Posts: 15
7/14/10 9:02 P

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thank you for the advice i have been calling around trying to find a place to see a doc . no luck yet but i wont give up . this has really scared me . thanks everyone . ill look for that book as well ..

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7/14/10 10:18 A

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Since you have no insurance, check and see if your town has a free clinic that you can go to when you're having problems with your diabetes. they usually go by income and can help with providing care and maybe even some medications. Also, check the local hospital and see if they have any programs regarding diabetes - talk to a nutritionist. There are resources out there, you just have to search a little. Maybe your old physician might have some ideas.

Like DALLASROO said start eating right and getting the exercise will help

good Luck, Linda

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7/14/10 1:53 A

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Doing this without a doctor When I first received my diagnosis I did a lot of research and was shocked at the numerous differences in opinion about what food plan to work on etc. My biggest advice is to buy the book Diabetes for Dummies. You might even find it in the library. It explained a lot to me.

Diet and exercise is everything in diabetes and medication would be warranted in your case as 244 is quite high. My doc said to call if I hit 200. That is not to scare you but for you to know it is serious. Carbs and sugar are not your friends as they spike blood sugar. If you can work on cutting down those two and eating more lean protein, fiber rick veggies and fruit you would be well on your way as you start amassing information on diabetes... And exercise. Don't forget the exercise.

I am praying for you so you find what you need and have some peace.
If you have questions I would be happy to try to answer.

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7/13/10 10:20 P

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Hello everyone I am not normally the type to just jump in and start talking .. but i was told abut 6 months ago i have diabetes .. i was put on disability not long after i found out . and now i have no medical coverage . so i havent seen a doctor sence .. a friend had told me about a site where i could get a free meter . and to atleast check it once a week . so i would know what is going on .. i tested it tonight at 9 pm and my number was 244 . i was told that is very high . it scares me to know its high and i dont know what to do or how to even start getting it lower if anyone can help me please .. i new to all this and dont even know where to start i dont understand about good carbs bad i have tried reading info on the wed to only get more confused . thanks emoticon

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