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12/13/11 4:10 A

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12/12/11 7:32 P

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Welcome

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12/12/11 7:31 P

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Jackie ~ Camden, SC

"I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13.

I believe in the sun even when it does not shine;
I believe in love even when it is not shown;
I believe in God even when He does not speak.

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12/12/11 6:21 P

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You're welcome!

As a type 1, believe me, I know the ups and downs too. It can be exhausting but when everything's in control, I know how good I feel. For me, weight loss was next to impossible until I started Medifast last February. Now I've got about 20 pounds until I reach my goal and then I plan to adopt my husband's food plan (the one in the link I sent).

Be well,
Valerie

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February 2013: NEW GOAL! I've lost 60 pounds to date, so it's time to kick these last few to the curb!


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12/12/11 4:47 P

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Thanks for the welcome everyone

Valerie that is a very inspiring story, I think I know just how your hubby was feeling. Diabetes is an everyday...no I take that back, it is an every HOUR management issue and it gets exhausting fast. My doctor has not perscribed a quick acting insulin - YET. But I think she might when I see her next, since the Levemir is not doing much good with my numbers. My fasting BS is routinely 250 or in that range. I am SOOOO frustrated :( anyway thanks for the link I will check it out.
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12/12/11 4:30 P

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Hi Pam,

My husband is a type 2 diabetic who quickly grew tired of the oral med routine. He gained about 50 pounds and was still having difficult numbers. He decided to follow my lead and decided to take insulin exclusively. He takes Lantus at bedtime for his basal and had been injecting Novalog for meals. I say "had been" because he no longer needs to inject for meals.

In March, he saw me losing weight with Medifast and decided he wanted to finally lose weight too. He adopted a plan he read about on CNN:
http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/04/22/wei
ght.loss.anita.mills/index.html

That's exactly what he's been doing since March, and he's lost 46 pounds so far. He keeps his foods mostly lower carb because he gets better quality food that way.

It can be done!
Good luck,
Valerie


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12/12/11 4:26 P

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12/12/11 4:22 P

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Hi Pam emoticon and emoticon to a great team!! You will get lots of great advice and support here.

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12/12/11 4:13 P

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HI everyone. I have been a T2 diabetic for 12 years now. In the beginning, I took my diabetes very seriously and lost about 40 lbs. Then I went into denial, couple that with no medical insurance and for 5 years I was very unhealthy and unmanaged. The last 4 years, however, I have gotten back on track (having insurance has helped lol). I was on Victoza and met. 6 months ago my A1c began to rise and now I find myself having to go on insulin. I am still trying to find the right dosage (levemir) and I am still on metformin. I have also gained the majority of my weight back. Things have to change for me both my diet and exercise.
I hope to get to know a few of you and benefit from the support here as well as offer support to those who need it.
Pam

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