Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
GARDENGIRL2013's Photo GARDENGIRL2013 SparkPoints: (4,242)
Fitness Minutes: (5,842)
Posts: 188
11/9/14 12:10 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hello- After being in denial for over a year, I finally acknowledge that medication is not going to "fix" my problem. I have to do it. I've been between 10 -50 lbs overweight for about 15 years and am ready to address my medical issues, not just "try" to stay on a plan and not just focus on the symptoms.

Most people are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
Abraham Lincoln.


 Pounds lost: 16.0 
 
0
16
32
48
64
-JAMES-'s Photo -JAMES- Posts: 3,517
10/16/14 1:09 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
ZENHARMONY,
Not to track? You mean blood sugar or do you mean carbs?

Hmmmm.

James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 171.0 
 
217
201.5
186
170.5
155
ZENHARMONY's Photo ZENHARMONY Posts: 404
10/15/14 5:10 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi, everyone! emoticon I'm Lisa and I'm here to get serious about tracking my blood sugar and learning how to effectively manage my diabetes. My specialist has me off my diabetes meds and I was told when I was diagnosed 2.5 years ago not to track, so this is my first day tracking all day. And since there's no point doing that and not tracking the other factors involved, I'm back on SparkPeople to do it all! emoticon Hope to get to know you all and offer any support I can.

Lisa

ZenHarmony


 Pounds lost: 3.4 
 
0
13.75
27.5
41.25
55
PBROWE01's Photo PBROWE01 SparkPoints: (8,646)
Fitness Minutes: (5,826)
Posts: 15
10/8/14 7:37 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
25% of my daily calories come from carbs, Since I am in weight loss mode, I am trying to stay between 1500-1800 calories daily.




 November Minutes: 1,933
 
0
500
1000
1500
2000
-JAMES-'s Photo -JAMES- Posts: 3,517
10/8/14 1:29 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi Phil,
I didn't understand your carb count of 25% (percent?).

My carb count is around 30 grams of net carbs a day (not counting fibre in that).

Here is a rice idea for you, take some cauliflower, shred it in small rice sized bits, cook in the microwave with a little water, drain the excess water, melt a little butter on it (or maybe some soy sauce). Now eat it and pretend it is rice. It comes very close, a good low carb substitute.

If you've been eating low carb for a few months now you will find that potatoes and rice and pasta just don't taste like they used to, and the cravings should be quite a bit down now.


James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 171.0 
 
217
201.5
186
170.5
155
PBROWE01's Photo PBROWE01 SparkPoints: (8,646)
Fitness Minutes: (5,826)
Posts: 15
10/7/14 7:31 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi James,

By eating better, I mean, portion control, mega fatty foods, caloric intake. My carb count lately has been less than 25% daily. Sure, I miss pasta and rice sometimes, but the rewards are greater. I'd like to get off my diabetes meds eventually. I'm currently taking 1000mg metformin 2x daily, and 4mg Glimepiride 1x daily. I've been losing about 10 pounds/month.




 November Minutes: 1,933
 
0
500
1000
1500
2000
-JAMES-'s Photo -JAMES- Posts: 3,517
10/7/14 1:18 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Phil (PBROWE01),

It sounds like you are on the right path. How do you define "eating better"?

By the way, I'm a type 2 diabetic myself. 7 years of drugs, and a little over 2 years without drugs. So one can really do a lot to manage this oneself. Sounds like you've cut down seriously on the carbs.

For myself I lost the weight easily when I cut down on carbs. It came off at about 2 pounds a week when I did that.

Edited by: -JAMES- at: 10/7/2014 (01:25)
James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 171.0 
 
217
201.5
186
170.5
155
PBROWE01's Photo PBROWE01 SparkPoints: (8,646)
Fitness Minutes: (5,826)
Posts: 15
10/6/14 8:53 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm 52 years old. I was diagnosed with Type 2 about 2 years ago. On July 24th, my A1C was 9.0 and I weighed 239 lbs. It was a big-time wake up call for me. So, I started watching my carbs, and overall diet.

As of September 23rd, my A1C was 7.0, and I had dropped 22 lbs. Just this weekend, I joined Planet fitness to get into a regular workout routine. I have an appointment with a personal trainer tomorrow to set up a personalized workout plan to shed more weight and work on my core. Plus, I bought a fitbit to track how much (or how little) I move everyday.

Now, I'm eating better, exercising and losing weight. I'm far from my goal weight, but weighed 210 this morning. I'd like to get to 180 by Feb. 1st, then continue from there.

Phil




 November Minutes: 1,933
 
0
500
1000
1500
2000
ZANNAZU's Photo ZANNAZU SparkPoints: (1,350)
Fitness Minutes: (193)
Posts: 10
9/13/14 6:40 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I am Diabetic II, diagnosed more than 30 years ago. Now have quite a few other medical issues. I never took it seriously enough.I am on insulin and fighting insulin resistance. Had open heart surgery (quad bypass) about 8 months ago. Significant neuropathy in feet, lower legs, hands. Recently talked with a friend who has some similar issues, and who has just been diagnosed with kidney disease stage 4. Woke me up. I have been doing fairly well for the past few years on managing my eating, but less and less physical activity as all the other pain issues raised their heads. I started on Spark about 3 days ago and am working hard to get my eating even more tightly under control, and committing to a minimum of 10 minutes of exercise per day (have done more each day, 30-60 minutes) but I plan to reassess my goals every two weeks. I think that way I can establish a pattern and THEN move it forward.I need to lose 40 pounds, although my doctor would be happy with 20. I'm glad to be alive. I'm glad to meet so many others who understand what it takes to stay alive.

 Pounds lost: 0.0 
 
0
10.25
20.5
30.75
41
CHUBBABUGG's Photo CHUBBABUGG Posts: 2,465
9/13/14 11:21 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi Group! I'm new here but not New to Sparkpeople.
I've had T2 Diabetes for 28 years...Because I was denial for so many years when I first learned I ended up with Heart disease & 2 stents.
Losing the weight has been difficult but I keep trying.
Look forward to sharing stories with other Diabetics.

I'm Not Where I Need to Be...BUT...Thank God I'm NOT Where I Used to Be!


Total SparkPoints: 34,094
 
30,000
32,499
34,999
37,499
39,999
SparkPoints Level 15
KEEBLER1962's Photo KEEBLER1962 Posts: 13
8/26/14 10:42 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I was diagnosed 1.5 years ago, and managed it well for a year and then over the last 6 months, I slipped back into really bad eating. My numbers have not been good and I am trying to nip that in the bud. Back to tracking and exercising and making time for self care. Hoping to get support and encouragement from this group.

Janice


No matter how slow I am moving, I am still lapping the guy on the couch!


 current weight: 227.0 
 
250
230
210
190
170
VZIMNICKI's Photo VZIMNICKI Posts: 21
8/25/14 10:01 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi everyone......I have diabetes and need to get in under control! I'm in southeastern KY and would love to get some help on menu planning. Thanks for letting me join


-JAMES-'s Photo -JAMES- Posts: 3,517
8/16/14 11:37 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
ADKISTLER,
I reduced my diabetes medication from the maximum prescription of Metformin (plus Januvia) to zero. I did it by very seriously reducing my grams of net carbs.

I don't see how cheese, which has most of its calories from fat, impacts blood sugar. At least not directly.

Here is a page:
www.lillydiabetes.com/Pages/how-food
-a
ffects-blood-sugar.aspx


It says that carbohydrates have the most impact on blood sugar, protein very little impact, dietary fat slows digestion down, and although they didn't say it, dietary fat has no impact on blood sugar. However if you have excess body fat that has an impact on blood sugar.

Are you eating so much cheese that you can't loose weight? How many grams of net carbs are you eating in a day? I know that 90 is too many for me. I would not be medication free at that amount. So I have around 30. Where are you?

Edited by: -JAMES- at: 8/16/2014 (23:42)
James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 171.0 
 
217
201.5
186
170.5
155
ADKISTLER's Photo ADKISTLER SparkPoints: (263,798)
Fitness Minutes: (198,362)
Posts: 41,806
8/16/14 10:17 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hello fellow diabetics!

I've been a diabetic since 2000. My parents were diabetic, so when I was diagnosed, it didn't come as a big shock My weakness is cheese. If I could break this cheese addiction, I believe I would come off more of my meds.

Alan
Corsicana, TX
You can't do all the good the world needs, but the world needs all the good you can do.

Watch your step. Others are watching them.

Church is a gift from God.
Assembly required.

Pray for our troops.
God bless our troops
God bless America
America, bless God


main.diabetes.org/site/TR/StepOut/No
rthTexasArea?px=4184264&pg=personal&fr
_id=7880


 current weight: 187.8 
 
250
228.5
207
185.5
164
BOBBI_299 SparkPoints: (3,178)
Fitness Minutes: (2,055)
Posts: 91
8/7/14 10:36 P

Send Private Message
Reply
James,

I really enjoy all of this info about the carbs or whatever and helps me a lot so thanks so,
much for all your input to help me get though everything.

from 400 lbs.....379 lbs. -21 lbs. lost!
.***)
..*) .*)
(. (.`
"Bobbi from California"
.***)..*) .*)



 current weight: 379.0 
 
400
349.75
299.5
249.25
199
-JAMES-'s Photo -JAMES- Posts: 3,517
8/7/14 10:47 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
BOBBI,

I went on a low carb diet to loose weight. I forgot to take my metformin and accidentally found that I didn't need the drugs if I avoided carbs. The transition from needing medication (9 years of that) to not needing it happened in just a few days for me. Very short.

My weight loss took about 6 months though. However eating low carb did seriously tame my hunger and cravings.

I rank foods by their carb percentage by weight and just don't buy/eat things that are more than 6% net carbs by weight. Yes, it takes work to educate yourself. What are your alternatives? But after one's carb addiction is broken, in about 3 days to a week, you feel like a heroin addict that has kicked the habit.

There are a few exceptions to that 6% rule for me, but I'm very conscious of them.

P.S. Exercise is good for your health, but as far as blood sugar goes it is about 10% of the equation, avoiding carbs is the easy 90%

Edited by: -JAMES- at: 8/7/2014 (10:50)
James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 171.0 
 
217
201.5
186
170.5
155
BOBBI_299 SparkPoints: (3,178)
Fitness Minutes: (2,055)
Posts: 91
8/5/14 10:49 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Hi,

My name is "Bobbi" I am 58 yrs.. old and I am very morbidly obese and I found out,
that I have type 2 diabetes on 7/14/14 and I have been trying to figure out what and how,
to do things the right way...and I have been tracking my b/s for the doctor and been so,
high and been frustrated over it every time it gets in the 200's ugh.

I am not on any pills yet...was told that I will do it with diet alone first to see if it will,
work...if not then I guess I will be put on metformin ugh so I am doing my best,
been trying to lose some weight and all I have lost is 6 lbs. ugh.

But maybe if I lose the weight my diabetes will go away as well.

I am married to my hubby for 17yrs and live together for 3yrs before we got married,
so my over all together is 20yrs. 5-2-14.

My B/s @ 5pm was #162 and then it was #200 what happened ugh,
so frustrated I thought I was doing good in my numbers till now.

I am new @ this diabetes thing ugh...hubby was also diagnosed with diabetes as well.

Edited by: BOBBI_299 at: 8/7/2014 (22:30)
from 400 lbs.....379 lbs. -21 lbs. lost!
.***)
..*) .*)
(. (.`
"Bobbi from California"
.***)..*) .*)



 current weight: 379.0 
 
400
349.75
299.5
249.25
199
-JAMES-'s Photo -JAMES- Posts: 3,517
8/5/14 2:00 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
VALERIEREA,

Hi! Are you reducing your carb intake in order to loose weight? It worked very well for me.

James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 171.0 
 
217
201.5
186
170.5
155
VALERIEREA's Photo VALERIEREA SparkPoints: (2,423)
Fitness Minutes: (89)
Posts: 19
8/3/14 4:40 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Congratulations on the weight loss. I hope I can do the same thing and lose just as much. You're a real inspiration to me.

281 Days since:  Diet Coke
 
0
75
150
225
300
VALERIEREA's Photo VALERIEREA SparkPoints: (2,423)
Fitness Minutes: (89)
Posts: 19
8/3/14 4:39 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I've given up processed sugar totally. I'm even off diet coke now and drink unsweet tea. Don't even miss the pop at all.

281 Days since:  Diet Coke
 
0
75
150
225
300
VALERIEREA's Photo VALERIEREA SparkPoints: (2,423)
Fitness Minutes: (89)
Posts: 19
8/3/14 4:36 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Hi Brenda, I'm Valerie. I'm 62 years old with exactly the same situation you have. I'm morbidly overweight and have a host of other medical problems. I'm on metformin 500mg 4 times a day. Exercising is almost impossible for me because of my weight and arthritis. I've been trying to lower my carbs each day but it's easier said than done for me. I think if I could just start moving things would get much better for me. I'm so stiff because I just sit all day long. I hope to lose weight to get off the metformin. I'm trying. My morning blood sugar is usually 115 to 130.

281 Days since:  Diet Coke
 
0
75
150
225
300
GERRTIE's Photo GERRTIE SparkPoints: (7,955)
Fitness Minutes: (4,430)
Posts: 87
7/30/14 3:33 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I walk and do Zumba. I also push mow my yard.

I eat nothing with processed sugar, haven't since 2009. I used to eat only fruits, veggies and lean meat. I still don't eat sugar, but I've started slipping on the healthy food. I go through the Chick fil a drivethru way too much!


Embrace the wonder that is LIFE!


 November Minutes: 0
 
0
200
400
600
800
-JAMES-'s Photo -JAMES- Posts: 3,517
7/30/14 1:12 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
GERRTIE,
what diet do you follow? How do you pick what to eat, or not to eat, or quantities.

What exercise do you do?

James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 171.0 
 
217
201.5
186
170.5
155
GERRTIE's Photo GERRTIE SparkPoints: (7,955)
Fitness Minutes: (4,430)
Posts: 87
7/29/14 2:32 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Hi, y'all. I have been around at SP since May, but I haven't really done the team thing yet. I have been managing my diabetes with diet and exercise since 2009. I lost 102 lbs, and still don't have to take meds, but I went back to work 2 years ago, and I gained back 15 lbs and have let my nutrition to get really sloppy. I'm hoping to change that.

Well, that's it for now. Thanks for listening! emoticon


Embrace the wonder that is LIFE!


 November Minutes: 0
 
0
200
400
600
800
-JAMES-'s Photo -JAMES- Posts: 3,517
6/27/14 1:17 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
SUNSHINE,
For good health both fatty acids (from fats) and amino acids (from protein) are essential, that is you must get them from your diet.

Carbs are not essential. So one can go as low as you want, or is possible with carbs and still have a healthy diet.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essential_nu
tr
ients


Edited by: -JAMES- at: 6/27/2014 (01:17)
James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 171.0 
 
217
201.5
186
170.5
155
SUNSHINE_ANGEL1's Photo SUNSHINE_ANGEL1 Posts: 681
6/26/14 11:10 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks again James, you are very helpful. Yes, I track my eating. I use Spark People Nutrition tracker for Diabetics. I did wonder what a safe level for carbs was and I appreciate your info on that.

emoticon

"I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me."


 current weight: 250.0 
 
278
244.75
211.5
178.25
145
-JAMES-'s Photo -JAMES- Posts: 3,517
6/26/14 3:05 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
SUNSHINE_ANGEL1,
Let me ask some questions. Do you track what you eat and drink? When I do that my food entries look like this:

Cauliflower. (58 g)
Calories (14)
Carbs (2 g)
Fat (0 g)
Protein (1 g)

My total grams of carbs per day is around 40. I consider low carb to be about 60 grams or less, with 20 to 30 being more effective for weight loss. So how many grams of carbs a day do you consume?

If I eat 90 g of carbs a day my blood sugar is not under control, so I definitely don't go there.

Edited by: -JAMES- at: 6/26/2014 (08:04)
James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 171.0 
 
217
201.5
186
170.5
155
SUNSHINE_ANGEL1's Photo SUNSHINE_ANGEL1 Posts: 681
6/25/14 11:45 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks James. I have been eating low carb for about 6 years now to no avail as far as weight loss. My Dr. put me on a program very similar to what you described after I had a mild stroke back in 2008. When I compared what I have been eating and the Diabetes diet there were very few differences. I will, of course, adjust my eating as much as I can to comply with the Diabetes Diet without jeopardizing my heart Drs. orders. As I already said some where on this forum, "my family Dr. said that 2 diets that I used when I was much younger messed up my metabolism so it makes it very hard for me to lose weight.

Once again I thank you for your suggestions and I will definitely keep them in mind. Please jump in any time with any suggestions that you feel I need to think about. Sharon

"I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me."


 current weight: 250.0 
 
278
244.75
211.5
178.25
145
-JAMES-'s Photo -JAMES- Posts: 3,517
6/25/14 1:37 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
SUNSHINE_ANGEL1,
Eating fewer carbs is a great way to loose weight (not just improve blood sugar levels). With less insulin your body fat is "available" not "locked up".

www.theodysseyway.co.uk/insulin-the-
fa
t-storage-hormone/


James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 171.0 
 
217
201.5
186
170.5
155
SUNSHINE_ANGEL1's Photo SUNSHINE_ANGEL1 Posts: 681
6/24/14 3:24 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hello everyone! My name is Sharon. I have just been diagnosed as Pre-Diabetic. So all of this is new to me. My A1C score was 6.2. Thankfully it was not higher than that.
My Dr. seems to feel that taking care of this now with medication will help me get it in control and help me to lose weight better. I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know all of you as I learn how to control this situation in my life.

"I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me."


 current weight: 250.0 
 
278
244.75
211.5
178.25
145
MOMMA7's Photo MOMMA7 Posts: 31
6/17/14 1:11 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi. I'm Barb. I am an insulin-dependent Type II, diagnosed in 2000. I started on Metformin, but after a few years, I asked for insulin because I wasn't seeing numbers I liked. I've been on and off SparkPeople since 2008. In May I came back and found SparkCoach. Somehow everything is starting to click, I've started daily walking and tracking all my food. I am seeing my bg numbers get lower, as I'm following the plan diet pretty closely. I've discovered (after 5 years!) that I can switch out foods on the plan to use what I have on hand without destroying the entire day, that I can eat a smaller portion of some family favorite foods and still stay within my calorie range, that I LIKE foods without large amounts of fat or sugar. Oh, and I'm a stay-at-home wife to my disabled/retired husband, with 3 adult daughters currently at home, 3 sons out on their own with families of their own (12 grandkids), and our youngest, a son, going off to college in August.

Barb from Allendale


 Pounds lost: 23.7 
 
0
21.25
42.5
63.75
85
-JAMES-'s Photo -JAMES- Posts: 3,517
6/6/14 11:49 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
VIVMILLER,
I used to think that only carbs could lift ones energy levels quickly. But that is if you are carb oriented. If you eat low carb, then after about a week you are much more efficient at getting energy from protein and fat.

Now I find that a piece of cheese is my quick (10 minutes) pick me up.

James

James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 171.0 
 
217
201.5
186
170.5
155
VIVMILLER's Photo VIVMILLER SparkPoints: (5,123)
Fitness Minutes: (445)
Posts: 25
6/6/14 11:04 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I don't really eat the same thing every day - and so it varies. It doesn't seem to matter what it is though. Greek yogurt with berries (low carbs) gives me the same boost as a bagel and banana do (high carbs).

Warm Wishes
Vivian
~~~~~~~~~~~~
One Day at a Time!


 November Minutes: 0
 
0
90
180
270
360
-JAMES-'s Photo -JAMES- Posts: 3,517
6/6/14 12:29 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
VIVMILLER,
What do you eat for breakfast? How many grams of carbs in that?

James

James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 171.0 
 
217
201.5
186
170.5
155
UKNOWITNOW SparkPoints: (29,267)
Fitness Minutes: (10,109)
Posts: 1,090
6/4/14 11:44 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi. I am also new to the team. Have been diabetic, type II, about 15 years. Guess it is about time I take this more seriously. I generally kept the numbers good except for the last couple of years. The weight must come off now. I have gotten off to a good start on my weight loss, tracking nutrition and fitness. Have not been too successful trying to get others to join me on the program so I am counting on all of you to help keep me motivated. emoticon emoticon

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.


 Pounds lost: 39.5 
 
0
28.75
57.5
86.25
115
VIVMILLER's Photo VIVMILLER SparkPoints: (5,123)
Fitness Minutes: (445)
Posts: 25
5/30/14 5:10 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Hi Everyone!

I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 10 years ago and then tried to completely ignore it. About three weeks ago I had an epiphany - that I was being a bad partner to my boyfriend because i was so tired all the time, frequently sick, and depressed. I was too tired to help out with the home renovating, or the outdoor chores (or most of the indoor ones). I have decided that i want to have kids at some point and i want to have enough energy to play with my 11 year old step son.

So, I'm starting fresh and new. I've made lots of changes - the biggest being testing my sugars (went from never to 4-8 sticks a day) and trying to figure out what my insulin ratios are. I look forwards to chatting with everyone.

And random question...does anyone know if caffeine affects your sugar levels? Trying to figure out why i can't get my after breakfast numbers down...

Thanks!

Warm Wishes
Vivian
~~~~~~~~~~~~
One Day at a Time!


 November Minutes: 0
 
0
90
180
270
360
EBBIELOU1's Photo EBBIELOU1 SparkPoints: (716)
Fitness Minutes: (100)
Posts: 7
5/17/14 7:50 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks James started to look into carbs and trying to keep within 60grams loosing weight too.

Ebbie

You can do it,so can I


 Pounds lost: 13.0 
 
0
80.75
161.5
242.25
323
-JAMES-'s Photo -JAMES- Posts: 3,517
5/13/14 1:42 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
INSPIREMEFIT,

Welcome. Cut down on carbs. Track them, hunt them down. I have no idea about whether type 2 diabetes is reversible, or just manageable. Either way you have to give your insulin producing pancreas a rest by eating fewer carbs.

James

James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 171.0 
 
217
201.5
186
170.5
155
INSPIREMEFIT Posts: 48
5/12/14 8:45 P

Reply
hi everyone! I've been recently diagnosed prediabetic and starting the process of reversing this before it gets worse. I've read a few posts and already learned a few things. Thank you for being here and sharing.

-JAMES-'s Photo -JAMES- Posts: 3,517
5/6/14 12:33 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
EBBIELOU1,

Track what you eat and drink. Find out how many grams of carbs are in each thing. After that start making alternate choices to get your daily grams of carbs to 60 or less.

Works for me.

James

James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 171.0 
 
217
201.5
186
170.5
155
EBBIELOU1's Photo EBBIELOU1 SparkPoints: (716)
Fitness Minutes: (100)
Posts: 7
5/5/14 6:41 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Hi I am newly diagnosed type 2 so getting my head round what it means and am determined to keep this under control. Lots of tips and advice on Spark has been a great help.
Scary time though but motivated to diet and get fitter.

Ebbie emoticon

You can do it,so can I


 Pounds lost: 13.0 
 
0
80.75
161.5
242.25
323
CHRYSALIS225 Posts: 5
4/27/14 1:16 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Hello! I have had type 2 diabetes for a few years now and was on pills for w little while but they weren't bringing my levels down and I was gaining weight and I stopped taking any medication for a while. During that time my levels were extremely high (400) everyday but I lost weight. Now I have decided to try again due to some problems with my vision. I have tried Victoza with little results and have now been insulin dependent for approximately 8 months. At first I was doing really well and was able to reduce my A1C from 14 to 6 and had my levels regulated but now I have gained a significant amount of weight and not only are my sugar levels up but so is my blood pressure. I am at a loss as to what to do. I am very sensitive to any exercise and my sugar levels will drop very low with only 30 minutes of cardio. I am looking for support to keep me from giving up again and hopefully to get some of the weight off!

Edited by: CHRYSALIS225 at: 4/27/2014 (01:21)
 Pounds lost: 0.0 
 
0
9.35
18.7
28.05
37.4
MCOTTRILL6 SparkPoints: (68)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 1
4/27/14 12:30 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Hello, I have been recently diagonosed with type 2 diabetes. I am totally lost and confused. I am hoping to learn how to get my life back from others who have already been there and done that.

KMOMMO's Photo KMOMMO Posts: 471
4/6/14 1:10 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hello! I am new to this group but have been off and on with SP for a few years. I have had Type 2 diabetes about 2 years and was pre diabetic for a few years before that. I have had trouble with my blood sugar staying under control. I have developed some neuropathy in my feet already. I have back problems and that has also created neuropathy in my legs and feet. This is very painful and it is also scary. My grandfather had to have both legs amputated due to diabetes. I would like to lose weight to help with the diabetes and maybe eliminate the need for medicines. I take oral meds and insulin. It is expensive and time consuming and I hate it very much. I look forward to learning from all of you!

Kathy

You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day. Marian Wright Edelman
Tears will get you sympathy. Sweat will get you results. -Anonymous
Sweat is fat crying. - Anonymous


 Pounds lost: 41.0 
 
0
28.75
57.5
86.25
115
MRSCLASSICS's Photo MRSCLASSICS SparkPoints: (741)
Fitness Minutes: (845)
Posts: 81
4/4/14 2:03 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi to all you Newbies: I was diagnosed as Pre diabetic about 10 years ago....did great at 1st controlling with diet and exercise...but over the years, I haven't stayed as focused.....I try to watch my carbs(Kudo James), not sure I could eat that low of carbs, ...My A1C stays at/ or below 7mmol/L(126mg/dl) but I seem to be on a roller coaster with my BS. so recently I am finding that by using the Glycemic Index, my numbers have improved. I'm also trying to exercise more....For type 1 diabetics I know you really have to watch your insulin with exercise as the adrenaline pulls you down. My grandson has been Type 1 since he was 4 ( now 14) and took up ski racing this winter and my son battled with getting his insulin right when he was racing.....so everything effects us somehow.....Important thing is to keep trying and try not to get discouraged....Good luck to you all and thanks for joining our group.

Gail from Northwestern, Ontario, Canada

Good Health Doesn't Cost.... It Pays!
myaimstore.com/gaillewis/
AIM membership # 481872


0.0 Inches Lost
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
HARRCARL Posts: 3
4/1/14 3:12 P

Send Private Message
Reply
hi I have been diabetic for 2 years I have never really have had it under control for more than a week. I need help.

NEVER GIVE UP


 Pounds lost: 0.0 
 
0
7.25
14.5
21.75
29
-JAMES-'s Photo -JAMES- Posts: 3,517
3/16/14 2:00 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
SNOWFLAKES4ME2, CZELTNER, ITSDIANNE

21 months ago I started eating low carb and stopped 9 years of oral diabetes medication. I've passed two HgA1c tests in that time.

I did it by changing what I eat. I eat low carb. How low? 30 grams a day, 50 tops. With very few exceptions I don't buy anything that is more than 5% carbs by weight. One exception is my low carb maple syrup which is a little more than that. What about the pancakes you may ask. I make those with vanilla flavoured protein powder.

Yes it takes some work to eat 30 to 50 grams of carbs per day, but what are my other choices? I prefer this choice. ITSDIANE, how low is your carb count? If you make it to 30 grams a day your body fat will be more available, insulin keeps it locked up as with insulin you are trying to store carbs away. Eating low carb avoids that issue by not having carbs that raise blood sugar and need storage in the first place,

James

Edited by: -JAMES- at: 3/16/2014 (02:10)
James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 171.0 
 
217
201.5
186
170.5
155
ITSDIANNE Posts: 76
3/15/14 11:14 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hello, just joined this team. My name is Dianne and I was diagnosed with type2 diabetes many years ago and have controlled it off and on for those years, more off than on though. I am insulin dependent, but for the past couple months have been using a lot less insulin because of exercising more and eating less carbs, but the weight doesn't seem to be coming off. Its hard not to get frustrated and give up!

Edited by: ITSDIANNE at: 3/15/2014 (11:14)
 Pounds lost: 6.0 
 
0
25.5
51
76.5
102
CZELTNER Posts: 2
3/12/14 2:10 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Hello, just signed up today. I have had insulin dependent Type 2 for a few years now and was a bad manager of it. I am 49 years old and had a heart attack 5 weeks ago. So now I am on a low fat, low carb, low sodium diet and in cardiac rehab. Decided to get the support and advice from others that know what it is like. I look forward to the discussions.

SNOWFLAKES4ME2's Photo SNOWFLAKES4ME2 Posts: 37
3/11/14 8:26 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi my name is Sharon. I am diagnosed pre-diabetic. my A1c is 5.7, but my glucose tends to run around 110 fasting all the time. However, I go hypoglycemic after eating something sweet. I take Metformin 500 twice daily, and have for the last 7 years. I am trying to get my fasting blood sugar down, and try to figure out what I can eat and what I can't. Any suggestions for how to test my glucose to give me an accurate picture of that? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

 Pounds lost: 3.8 
 
0
13
26
39
52
SGASPERSON's Photo SGASPERSON Posts: 125
3/10/14 11:09 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am a diabetic. I have been on Spark People for awhile and really love the information that is offered for diabetic information. It has helped me alot. I try to stick to the diet but I have my down times. Feb. was one of those months. I was off and on. I finally got back to adhereing strictly to my carbs. I hope the support of this team will help.

Put your heart into anything you do.


 current weight: 222.0 
 
323
287.25
251.5
215.75
180
-JAMES-'s Photo -JAMES- Posts: 3,517
3/8/14 1:17 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi Jenna (JNICOLELOZANO),

Don't feel sorry for yourself. Accept the things in your life, and do what you can with what you have. Blood sugar problems aren't that bad. In my experience very healthily managed by eating healthy. Healthy food even tastes better than "dead" carbs.

So take control of the things you can take control of, namely what you eat.

James



Edited by: -JAMES- at: 3/8/2014 (01:20)
James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 171.0 
 
217
201.5
186
170.5
155
JNICOLELOZANO SparkPoints: (12)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 1
3/7/14 6:16 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Hello!
I'm Jenna. I'm 23 years of age.
I was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 20.
I was always at risk as my father's entire side of the family has it.
I had my first child at 18. During that pregnancy I had developed gestational diabetes, and it just seemed to progress after that.
I had eaten healthy most of my life, but it seemed to plague me anyways.
I had given up on healthy eating for the past year. I had done everything right, and I just lost hope.
I figured enough was enough of feeling sorry for myself.
I want to keep this under control for my children, so here I am!

Edited by: JNICOLELOZANO at: 3/7/2014 (18:16)
-JAMES-'s Photo -JAMES- Posts: 3,517
3/7/14 1:08 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
CARMA-LU,

If you are trying to loose weight by:
A) eating fewer calories
B) exercising to burn more calories

then I can tell you that B doesn't matter than much. Option A is true you need to burn more calories than you eat, but the type of calories matters a great deal. Carbs lock up your fat by an insulin response. Not so for dietary fat and protein. So avoid the carbs.

James

Edited by: -JAMES- at: 3/7/2014 (01:09)
James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 171.0 
 
217
201.5
186
170.5
155
DHSEKERKE's Photo DHSEKERKE Posts: 403
3/6/14 1:50 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi! I'm Debbie. I just joined and then I dropped my computer. I won't be able to be here much for 7-10 days. Have NOT fallen off the face of the earth ; )

I took the road less travelled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost


 Pounds lost: 8.0 
 
0
27
54
81
108
CARMA-LU SparkPoints: (2,455)
Fitness Minutes: (1,985)
Posts: 12
3/5/14 9:31 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Hi I am Carma-Lu - I was diagnosed with diabetes2 a few weeks ago. My Ac1 was 6.2. I have been trying to eat as suggested, do my testing and try to exercise (my downfall). I have also been diagnosed with Gastric Paresis so testing my blood glucose as scheduled does not work. It is very frustrating. If anyone has this same situation - how did you handle it and what percentage of paresis do you have? Thanks in advance for any advice.

Edited by: CARMA-LU at: 3/5/2014 (21:39)
 current weight: 271.7 
 
311
270.75
230.5
190.25
150
TWARE0925 Posts: 4
3/5/14 8:54 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I was diagnosed last week with Type 2 diabetes. A1C is 7.3 and taking Metformin 500 mg twice a day. Working on changing my diet and lifestyle.

-JAMES-'s Photo -JAMES- Posts: 3,517
2/28/14 1:42 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
ADEVINE175,

Eating right is a fuzzy concept. What is "right"? I was on diabetes meds for 9 years, and not on medication for the last 21 months.

For me eating "right" means avoiding carbs. I've done plenty of blood sugar experiments on myself, and I'm convinced. It takes a mental shift, rather than leaving your eating patterns unchanged and taking drugs, I think what can I change to avoid drugs.

James


James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 171.0 
 
217
201.5
186
170.5
155
PATTISLIM2's Photo PATTISLIM2 Posts: 139
2/27/14 7:14 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi - I'm Patti - I was diagnosed with diabetes a month ago. I'm working hard on eating right and getting exercise every day. I'm taking Metformin twice a day every day. My A1C was 7.1 and I'm hoping it will be below 7 by my birthday in May. I am 62 years old and have about 75 pounds more to lose to be where my healthy body belongs. I need lots of help to learn HOW TO EAT as a Type 2 diabetic.

I'm putting myrself first! The healthier I am, the better I am for everyone else in my life.


 current weight: 208.0 
 
239
215.5
192
168.5
145
ADEVINE175's Photo ADEVINE175 SparkPoints: (12,414)
Fitness Minutes: (1,625)
Posts: 70
2/27/14 7:02 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hello,
Just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes two days ago. AIC 6.8, Started metformin 500mg twice a day. Declined Lipitor, but I take low dose aspirin at bedtime.

I still need to figure out what I can eat when and how much with respect to carbs. I think this diagnosis might actually help me along on my weight loss journey.





"Creativity is contagious. Pass it on" - Albert Einstein
http://pinterest.com/adriennedevine/
http://adevineartist.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ADevineArtist
?ref=hl


 current weight: 260.0 
 
275
250
225
200
175
TRCOUNTRYGIRL's Photo TRCOUNTRYGIRL Posts: 427
2/24/14 11:46 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi everyone! My name is Renee and I am a new diabetic. I have an appt to se the Dr. on Friday but with BS ranging from 257 to 327 I think I know the answer lol. I am starting to eat better and healthier now. Went to the store yesterday and got healthier foods. I look forward to hearing from you all and helping support you when you need it.

 Pounds lost: 20.6 
 
0
11.5
23
34.5
46
-JAMES-'s Photo -JAMES- Posts: 3,517
2/20/14 11:53 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
METALJEN73,

I've tried various diets over the years to loose weight. I've been overweight by varying degrees since I was about 18. I suffered with hunger on all of them. Yes I could loose weight, but it was tough. Then once off the diet it all came back.

I now know it was carbs and blood sugar that did me in.

James

James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 171.0 
 
217
201.5
186
170.5
155
METALJEN73's Photo METALJEN73 SparkPoints: (44,371)
Fitness Minutes: (56,533)
Posts: 838
2/20/14 10:29 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Congratulations on controlling your diabetes with diet. I really appreciate the information. I will spend some time researching carb counting. It might be the way to go. With calorie restrictions I have lost weight, but not much. This might be what my body is looking for.

Thanks again for sharing.

Jen

Jennifer

Northern Michigan


 Pounds lost: 24.5 
 
0
27.25
54.5
81.75
109
-JAMES-'s Photo -JAMES- Posts: 3,517
2/20/14 9:54 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
METALJEN73,

I was on oral meds for diabetes for 9 years, of slowly increasing doses. I was at the maximum dose of metformin. I didn't 'to know in general that it eventually leads to insulin injections. Really?

Certainly in my case that was the path.

I bumped into a low carb diet at the chiropractors office. Expensive packages, but very effective. I got curious about the science of it all. Looked into the calories, grams of protein, fat and carbohydrates I was eating. Then I said, how can I replicate this with cheaper, sustainable grocery store food.

On that expensive diet I was eating about 30 grams of carbs a day. So I analyzed there list of non-package items you could eat, and basically it amounted to a pretty simple 5% rule as to what was OK on their list and what wasn't

So let's.take potatoes as an example. Google "nutritional information blackberries"One of the pages has a serving size option, I pick 100 grams. Then Says this:

Blackberries
Calories (43.0)
Carbs (4.9 grams)
Fat (0.5 grams)
Protein (1.4 grams)

Actually it says 10.2 grams of carbs, but it also says 5.3 of fibre, which are indigestible carbs so one should subtract that out from the count, 10.2-5.3 is 4.9

So blackberries come in at 4.9% carbs by weight. I eat them. Following this, it is hard to over eat on carbs. As a type 2 diabetic I manage it drug free by eating about 30 grams of carbs a day, sometimes up to 60, but I know from measuring hat at 90 my blood sugar is not under control.

James

James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 171.0 
 
217
201.5
186
170.5
155
METALJEN73's Photo METALJEN73 SparkPoints: (44,371)
Fitness Minutes: (56,533)
Posts: 838
2/20/14 8:41 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks James, I have thought about eliminating carbs. Currently I am on oral medication. I really want to avoid inject-able insulin but I know if I don't change things that will happen.

What does 5% by weight mean?

Jen

Jennifer

Northern Michigan


 Pounds lost: 24.5 
 
0
27.25
54.5
81.75
109
-JAMES-'s Photo -JAMES- Posts: 3,517
2/20/14 2:22 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
METALJEN73,

what do you do to control your blood sugar level? I went on a low carb diet to loose weight, and found that my blood sugar improved incredibly.

Insulin locks up existing body fat since your body is desperately trying to save you from high blood sugar by storing excess carbs away as body fat. Stop the carbs and you almost have to loose weight.

I eat mostly protein and fat, like cheese, and all sorts of low carb vegetables. But virtually nothing with carbs. I avoid everything with more than 5% carbs by weight, with only a few exceptions,

James

Edited by: -JAMES- at: 2/20/2014 (02:25)
James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 171.0 
 
217
201.5
186
170.5
155
METALJEN73's Photo METALJEN73 SparkPoints: (44,371)
Fitness Minutes: (56,533)
Posts: 838
2/19/14 1:56 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi everyone, I am Jennifer from Northern Michigan. I have been a type 2 for 14 years. I have pretty good control, but really need to lose weight so I do not get complications later. I struggle with morning highs.

Jennifer

Northern Michigan


 Pounds lost: 24.5 
 
0
27.25
54.5
81.75
109
-JAMES-'s Photo -JAMES- Posts: 3,517
2/17/14 10:00 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
SAMMI-SAM,

I was unaware of type 3 diabetes (1 and 2 yes). As I look into this it seems to fit what issues I have. Got to read some more on type 3.

James

Edited by: -JAMES- at: 2/17/2014 (10:02)
James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 171.0 
 
217
201.5
186
170.5
155
-JAMES-'s Photo -JAMES- Posts: 3,517
2/17/14 9:59 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
MAMAJO1958,

welcome. I manage my diabetes (type 2) by avoiding carbohydrates. This has changed what I eat quite a bit, but I'm off my diabetes medications.

James

James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 171.0 
 
217
201.5
186
170.5
155
MAMAJO1958's Photo MAMAJO1958 Posts: 4,398
2/17/14 9:19 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi all - My name is Jo and I was diagnosed not quite 3 months ago. I found this group by using google for a question that lead me here. Have been on SP for years, but have not found a diabetes group that was a good fit for me.

~~~Jo~~~






 current weight: 205.4 
 
208
189.75
171.5
153.25
135
SAMMI-SAM's Photo SAMMI-SAM SparkPoints: (26,311)
Fitness Minutes: (4,595)
Posts: 844
2/17/14 12:13 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Are you type 1. 2, or 3? I have been Type one since the age of 7....

Final weight goal of 140 pounds & maintain my fitness with excellent blood sugar management.


 November Minutes: 0
 
0
125
250
375
500
-JAMES-'s Photo -JAMES- Posts: 3,517
2/12/14 8:23 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
FIT4LIFE_60,

New to this team, but how long have you known that you had diabetes? How are you managing it?

James

James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 171.0 
 
217
201.5
186
170.5
155
FIT4LIFE_60's Photo FIT4LIFE_60 Posts: 20
2/12/14 1:20 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi I'm new and I have diabetes. hoping to get support.

HEALTHNUT2009's Photo HEALTHNUT2009 Posts: 901
2/7/14 8:59 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
this is what i hope i can lower this aic 6.7 down -- by april
maybe not by much - but i am sure gonna try
gonna start making effort to start walking 15 min a dya
now that i go t my mind in the habit of measuring EVERYTHING
its a drag - -but i keep reminding myself - when ever tempted to eat
those EVIL foods i should not -- i think of - blindness - kidney failure and all the other horrible outocmes - needles - ewww ---
i gotta loose weight - no ifs and or buts about --
i am at the 11th hour -- and i have no more choices left

i gotta move - landlrod selling buidling - and i dont want a dr in a nother part of town and end up ilving in a different part --
i will continue on my path as i am - hope my blood sugar numbers go down -by april -- and i lost weight --
and in betwene now and april - try and enjoy life --without food being the focus of my happness - ha as if --
i read so much on the big D all month of janury i was a basket case -literally -worried sick i was eating the wrong foods - etc. --
so - the diabetic cousnellor said one nice thing - "sounds like you are on the right track"
dr said _"i lost 8lbs - said hmm most people dont do this until they've had their first heart attack" -- ya he is so complimentary?? jerk --


It is what is
We are fools to think we got any control over anything
your destiny is already written....


 Pounds lost: 14.0 
 
0
28.25
56.5
84.75
113
-JAMES-'s Photo -JAMES- Posts: 3,517
2/7/14 1:31 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
HEALTHNUT,

Yup. I agree except for the gloom and sadness. I just get on with life. I'm actually happy that I can manage my type 2 diabetes with diet alone. Tons of other people have worse health than I do. Just go and wander the halls of a hospital, like the emergency waiting room.

It's years of eating whatever I liked that stressed my body trying to handle all that sugar that probably led to my diabetes in the first place.

James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 171.0 
 
217
201.5
186
170.5
155
HEALTHNUT2009's Photo HEALTHNUT2009 Posts: 901
2/7/14 12:58 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Brenda
I was told the big d never goes away
Once you got it
You got it
You got to watch what you eat always
you got to excercise
your have no more freedom of eating
Whatever you want ever again.....
sad truth

It is what is
We are fools to think we got any control over anything
your destiny is already written....


 Pounds lost: 14.0 
 
0
28.25
56.5
84.75
113
HEALTHNUT2009's Photo HEALTHNUT2009 Posts: 901
2/7/14 12:56 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Brenda
I was told the big d never goes away
Once you got it
You got it
You got to watch what you eat always
you got to excercise
your have no more freedom of eating
Whatever you want ever again.....

It is a dark cloud that follows you forever
son if you think it will go away you are dreaming....
sad truth

Edited by: HEALTHNUT2009 at: 2/7/2014 (00:57)
It is what is
We are fools to think we got any control over anything
your destiny is already written....


 Pounds lost: 14.0 
 
0
28.25
56.5
84.75
113
NORTHPJGMA Posts: 13
2/7/14 12:26 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Hi. I am a recently retired nurse and special ed teacher who has been a type 2 diabetic for 12 years. I am struggling with weight issues and trying to lose a total of 30 pounds. Even 10 would be an improvement! After retiring, I discovered that i like exercise classes..why didn't I find these years ago! I take an enhanced fitness class 3 days a week and Jazzercie light (low impact) 2 days a week. I'm not so hot at carb counting, but am trying to get better.

 Pounds lost: 1.5 
 
0
4.25
8.5
12.75
17
SUGARFREEPAT's Photo SUGARFREEPAT Posts: 54
1/27/14 11:16 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Thank you so much for the welcome! emoticon emoticon



~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hi! I'm Pat!
-JAMES-'s Photo -JAMES- Posts: 3,517
1/27/14 9:55 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
SUGARFREEPAT,

not only sugar free, a step broader, carb free, or almost. I eat low carb to manage my type 2 diabetes without medication (was on meds for 9 years, been off them for almost 2 years). Send me a note and I'd be happy to invite you to a low carb group. I did loose weight too.

James

Edited by: -JAMES- at: 1/27/2014 (09:55)
James


All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 171.0 
 
217
201.5
186
170.5
155
HEALTHNUT2009's Photo HEALTHNUT2009 Posts: 901
1/26/14 12:23 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sugarfreepat
welcome and congratulations on your weught loss
o been at this recoeding faithfully everu morsel
since jan 6 I lost 8 lbs at ugg 260 I got a long road ahead of me

I was at 6.7 i just didy curves 30 min workou Saturday
End of march is when I suppose to do blood work
you are my inspiration

No meds at the momemnt dr had me on metFormin but made me really sick so he said to stop taking it
and never said anything mire wish I had your dov


It is what is
We are fools to think we got any control over anything
your destiny is already written....


 Pounds lost: 14.0 
 
0
28.25
56.5
84.75
113
SUGARFREEPAT's Photo SUGARFREEPAT Posts: 54
1/26/14 11:41 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Hi! I'm Pat, and I was just told that I'm borderline diabetic. My doctor said that an A1C of 7.0 and a fasting blood sugar of over 120 would make me a diabetic. I have an A1C of 6.9 (close, but not quite diabetic), but my fasting blood sugar was 124 (taken a week before I saw him), and by the time I'd seen him, it was 149 on a home meter he sent me home with. He's giving me until mid-to-late April to get my weight down (starting weight of 326), my sugars down, and several other test results back in line or he'll have to put me on medications. Actually, he said that if I'm at least showing progress in my sugars and blood pressure, etc, he'll give me another 3 months, and we'll progress like that, but if I don't show progress, I'll be on metformin and other medications.

I've met with a dietician already, and we've worked out a plan for me to follow. In less than a week now (my appointment was last Wednesday, the 22nd), I've lost 9 pounds already, and I am feeling so much more energetic. If I feel this good now, I can't imagine what I'll feel like with all of this extra weight off. emoticon I'll see my dietician in two weeks to go over what I've been eating, so I have a good medical team helping me.

Looking forward to being a part of the team! emoticon

~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hi! I'm Pat!
LORI4CHRIST's Photo LORI4CHRIST Posts: 184
1/16/14 6:49 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi Brenda, Welcome! You can do this!! I lost 65 lbs and had to take no more meds! Sadly, about 25 lbs have come back for a visit, but I am working to send them on their way and back on track to my goal weight.

 Pounds lost: 34.5 
 
0
25
50
75
100
LORI4CHRIST's Photo LORI4CHRIST Posts: 184
1/16/14 6:47 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi Pam, and welcome! You have come to a great place to get healthy and find support!!!

 Pounds lost: 34.5 
 
0
25
50
75
100
BRENDAMYERS2's Photo BRENDAMYERS2 Posts: 17
1/16/14 10:02 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Welcome Pam

 Pounds lost: 5.0 
 
0
10
20
30
40
PLM2011 SparkPoints: (1,037)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 3
1/16/14 9:52 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Hello my name is Pam. Been diabetic for a couple of years but cant seem to get serious about it. I know I have to so here I am. I am 63 until July when I will turn 64. Am looking forward to spending time with all of you and getting healthy at the same time.

 current weight: 215.0 
 
220
207.5
195
182.5
170
BRENDAMYERS2's Photo BRENDAMYERS2 Posts: 17
1/16/14 9:38 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My name is brenda im 39 aynd morbidly obeese and have type2 diabetees. Ive had it for a year and am curently on metforomin for it i hope as i lose weight the diabetees will go away to todays morning blood sugar was 125.

 Pounds lost: 5.0 
 
0
10
20
30
40
Page: 1 of (62)   1 2 Next Page › Last Page »

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Managing Diabetes Group! General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
What a lifestyle change!!! 9/5/2014 2:00:15 AM
survey - how often do you test (should test)- why? 4/2/2014 9:01:48 AM
GRATITUDE JOURNAL-What are you grateful for today? 1/9/2014 12:10:32 AM
enhancement requests 9/27/2013 10:52:52 PM
spark people recipe book.. hmm 3/7/2014 6:34:04 AM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x629x5481974

Review our Community Guidelines