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2/19/07 9:54 P

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Dear lifeguider,
You are doing exactly the right thing but even having an appropriate weight for your height can not totally prevent you from developing diabetes. I am a nurse and my husband right now is 49 and going down the road of diabetes development. (His mom had it and he is not overweight) Eating a healthy diet and maintaining an appropriate weight can help you delay diabetes's onset but may not be able to prevent it. Delaying the onset though is a worthy goal. Hang in there and keep your health as a topmost priority. LYNN

'Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, "Who am I to be brillant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?" Actually, who are we not to be? You are a child of God.


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2/18/07 4:37 P

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Hi Arlene!
I just wanted to say that I am seeing a nutrition specialist who is trying to support me as I battle Borderline Diabetes. This health issue is not one I hear much about. Can you tell me what the stats are on actually getting Diabetes if I adhere to a better diet and lifestyle changes? Somehow Diabetes seems unescapable if you border on getting it. I guess I would like to know my chances of NOT getting this. Thanks for any advice/help you can offer me, Lynda

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1/25/07 10:32 A

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Hi everyone! I am new to this group and I am looking forward to developing some linkages, even potential partnerships and sharing resources & information.

I live in NorthWestern Ontario, Canada and have recently been hired as the Diabetes Prevention Coordinator. I work primarily with Metis and Aboriginal people but I do not turn anyone away who wishes to sign up for our program.

I managed to bump into the DPP Lifestyle Change Program on the internet and reviewed their study and stats. Seems to be a very empowering and a program that will provide measurable results. I emailed them and was given permission to utlize and edit the program to fit our communities. yay! The funders will be happy, but more importantly the people in our community will benefit.

This is a really exciting program and I am very pumped up to begin working with people in our community to achieve a healthy weight, become more active, determined and healthier - mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically.

If anyone has any resources or creative group activites or links, I would be honored if you would share them. Proper recognition will be given. There is a large group of people here who will greatly benefit.

Have a great day and know I look forward to becoming an active member who appreciates information and resources but also shares and contributes information.

In the interests of our communities,

Arlene.

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