Welcome to SP! I think you will find plenty of people who get it here! I also developed Type 2 about 2 years after having gestational diabetes and was caregiver to both of my parents for years. The nutritional tracker on here is the best I've found. I set my own guidelines for how much carbs/protein/fat etc. It takes time to enter in all the foods you eat and save them, but once you have a good base built up it makes balancing your meals a breeze, and it's easy to go back and look to see what food is the culprit if your blood sugar is high. I've found for me that daily exercise is key to keeping me off insulin, even if I'm not losing. SP has taught me that I need to take care of myself just as well as I take care of my family and friends. Sad to have to learn that lesson in my 40's but I'm working on it!
Hi and welcome to the Managing Diabetes team. Twenty-six years ago I developed diabetes while pregnant. Back then the doctors told you that it would go away after you had the baby. It did go away until I hit 40. Thankfully, the doctors know a lot more now.
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Yep, Been there, done that! A lot of people have. You can't ever give up...it is a daily battle, no, a battle every meal or snack! And you are not always going to choose the healthiest thing to eat...but you have to make sure that MOST of your choices are the best thing.
And with the SPARK edge...
If it's to be, It's up to ME!
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Hello. Many of us have been or are still on the roller coaster. I started 3 years ago and did well. Then I started traveling for work and eating out every meal. I gained back the 25 lbs I lost plus another 10. Now I am 6 weeks into starting over. I have lost 4 lbs so far and my sugars are better. You have help and support here. It has helped me.
current weight: 169.5
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4 years ago I had type 2 while pregnant. I was so vigilant...I had a little life depending on me. I was also hypertensive. It wasn't fun...but I delivered a healthy 6 pound daughter and once my hormones had stabilized, I went off insulin and my A1c was 5.3.
Then after two years I started taking care of my diabetic father, and after I lost him...I went into a downward spiral. Gained so much weight...everything I had lost...a little more than 30 pounds. Got a lot of headaches...bp was high again. A1c was 8.6. Cholesterol was nasty as well.
Had my gall-bladder out in April, had started losing weight a little before then. Am down 20 pounds...But it seems to have plateaued. I'm not on insulin, but do take an oral med at night because my fasting range from 130-150 without it.
Friends and family are supportive...but looking for people who really *get* it.
EDITED - okay I'm not figuring this out...I didn't want to create a new topic...sorry!
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