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CHARLEDIA
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Hello everyone, I'm a Type 2 diabetic for 5 years and just got things under control since I've been on SparkPeople and finished the 8-week diabetes weight loss challenge. I've been posting my FBG in the Fasting Blood Sugar thread for about 2 or 3 weeks now and figured it was time to formally introduce my self.


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I think that having the chance to discuss common problems is a huge positive for us. That is why this team, and many others, is so vital. You will see all sorts of support and all you have to do is ask. The only bad question is the one that isnt asked.
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Hello! I am a Type 1 Diabetic and it will be 18 years on December 23rd. I just heard of sparkpeople from a recent American Diabetes Association Family Retreat I attended this past weekend. This was the first time I had attended something like that. It was pretty neat being able to hang out with a bunch of diabetics like myself. I live in a small valley, and besides my son who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 4 years ago September 18th, there is no one I know nearby who shares this disease. My Mother was diagnosed when she was 28 years old, and my brother was also diagnosed with type 1 when he was 26. They live in my hometown, which is 1500 miles away now. I am looking forward to being able to share concerns, worries, and hopefully even fabulous A1C's with people who will understand.

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11/13/11 7:00 P

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Thank you! I decided that now that my sugars and A1C are showing what I knew was there, I needed to find a support group. I was told to randomly take my blood sugars before a meal and two hours after. Today, I took it after I ate and it was "ok" at 140 about 2.5 hours after eating. I was very tired so I layed down. I took it when I got up a hour later (three hours post meal) and it was at 150. An hour later it was at 160 (pre-dinner). I thought that was weird for a pre to be that high four hours after eating so I took it again. It was 163. I called the meter manufacturer to have them troubleshoot my meter because that didn't make sense to me. I then used a different box of strips and it was down to 98 (25 minutes later). None of the strips I used were outdated either. I wondered if my pancreas didn't "kick in" at that point. The lady at Lifescan walked me through another test and the meter was not malfunctioning. I ate my dinner (no more than 25 grams of carbs and 200 calories and am waiting to re-test two hours from then. Has anyone else had fluctuations like that and their meter was ok ?? What did you do? Remember..I am a PRE.


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FIRECOM
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The only bad questions are the ones that are NOT asked. Welcome aboard.

"It is easier to raise good children than to fix bad men" by Fredrick Douglas.

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Hello all! I am a newly "officially" diagnosed pre-diabetic. For years, I have sat alone here thinking "I'm not that bad" and yet taking steps to prevent even getting to this point. My mother is a Type II diabetic. For the past 8 years my sugars have been in the pre-diabetic range but my A1C's never were. That's what prompted me to be pro-active. Losing weight however, is a struggle despite dieting, exercise etc etc (my body seems to want to keep the 40 pounds it has that I dont' need!!). I even went to a dietician at my doctors recommendation and was told "aww..your sugars are not bad!!" She was from the old school levels where you have to be above 120 each morning. Well, I never went higher than 118 fasting. I've lost weight in the past and saw my levels go back into the 90's fasting but it continues to creep up no matter what I do. I am in the at risk category for developing diabetes. I started out as a hypoglycemic at age 13, went into gestational diabetes when pregnant and have other "signs". I recently lost 13 pounds on the Medifast diet but gained 10 back once I had to quit it. It was after that, that the most recent A1C came out into the "pre-diabetic" range (5.9). I always ran below 5.5. I was hesitant to post on a board like this because I was not diabetic. But I see that some pre's have posted! Thank you!! I look forward to reading about your stories. Now, all of a sudden, I am being told that even Type II can be an inherited factor and not necessarily due to being overweight. I am currently back on the wagon trying to lose that stupid weight that I lost last month! But my biggest struggle is losing weight. Has anyone's MD recommended a pre-emptive medication to help stave off the onset of diabetes?? I look forward to reading everyone's posts!


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11/12/11 9:06 A

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emoticonI'm with you on that one. Just give it a try, and hope it will work for you.

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LADYPIPPIE
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11/12/11 8:24 A

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I have just got to try to do it without meds. It may not work, which will definitely be disappointing, but I am or have taking so many meds in the past for a variety of illnesses, I'm just tired of it.

Jackie ~ Camden, SC

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MICHELE142
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I wish you good luck on that one. Exercise has much to do with weight loss and burning of the calories as well as keeping those blood sugars in range. As we age and the pancreas reduces its own Excretion of Insulin, you will find even diet and exercise along does not work any more.
But if you find a way to over come this please, let me know. I definitely would like to review what you have found. G00d luck ----- Michele

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LADYPIPPIE
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I appreciate all your advice & suggestions. I am avoiding meds and another dr. bill because of the cost. If it comes down to it, I will do what I have to do but I want to fight it as much as I can. When I say fight it, I mean do what I can do with eating and exercise.



Jackie ~ Camden, SC

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

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I believe in God – even when He does not speak.

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FIRECOM
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I dont like being on meds either, but I also know that without them, I would probaboly be dead or wish I was. I was diagnosed type 2 in 1996 and have been on a roller coaster since. Metformine was not tolerated so they put me on insulin. Now i can safely say that my sugars are in great control.
Since you know what your numbers are, I am assuming that you test. That is good. If you fear going to an endo, dont. They dont bite and they really help.
It sppears that you are taking the correct steps with respect to the foods and yet you are still getting high numbers. I strongly feel that this should be investigated. Of course, the choice is yours and I am sure you will do the right thing.
Please keep in touch. We are all here for you.emoticon

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LADYPIPPIE
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11/11/11 4:33 P

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Firecom – I am not on any medicine or insulin. I have not been referred to an endocrinologist. I am trying so hard to not get to the point of medicine or an endo.

Michele142 – I have been checking for recipes but it is taking so much time. I will continue, though. My Dr wants my morning BS to be below 100. I am measuring/weighing my food and I feel like my diabetes IS controlling me!


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.

Ladypippie.etsy.com


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MICHELE142
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LadyPippie..there are many fantastic holiday recipes out their, just need to know where to look.There is also a Team here at Spark called Smart Carbing which would be a good one to try along with the Diabetes Group Here. A morning blood sugar of 111 seems in range to me. If you could keep yours between 90 and 120, don't sweat it. However, if you are on Medications and or Insulin, I suggest you speak to your doctor as to what range he would like you to keep your blood sugars at. Don't forget to get some activity and or exercise with your Carb. watching.

Portion size is important, do you weigh or measure the food you are eating? Diabetes, as you will find is not one to be handled over night. Just be sure you control your Diabetes and not your Diabetes controlling you. Try the recipe section with Spark, Carb. counts are listed along with portion sizes. There are many ways of fixing your favorite holiday foods, it just takes a little experimenting to do it and it can be done. I have been doing it since 1976 myself. Another thing you can try at home is the divided plate. Many stores are selling them right now, since the Nutrition board changed the Food Pyramid. Just take it slow and you will be fine.

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FIRECOM
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LADYPIPPIE, are you on meds and/or insulin? What has your endo said about this. I have been down that road myself and to say it is frustrating would be a huge understatement. Hang in there and keep;in touch.

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LADYPIPPIE
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11/11/11 10:38 A

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Hi my new friends, My name is Jackie and a fairly new diagnosed diabetic. Initially I was so angry with myself that I allowed this to happen. I got over it and decided I would beat this. I beat breast cancer...I could beat this! The doctor said I was not at the point of needing medicine. I told her I would NOT get to that point.

I have been so conscious of what I ate. I entered it in the nutrition tracker. I was always below my carbs and calories. Sometimes my fat & protein was too high which I didn't think would affect my blood sugar.

The lowest FBS in the AM has been 111. I thought it may be what I ate for a evening snack so I changed that. Didn't help. I have quit eating bread, potatoes, pasta and fruit...my absolute favorites.emoticon Didn't help.

I am so frustrated and I am angry that I have given up so much of the healthy things I enjoy and I can't get my FBS over 111. I know that is not nearly as high as what some of yours is.

And now, with Thanksgiving & Christmas coming up, I am afraid that I will just throw up my hands. I have been trying to find tasty, diabetic recipes for the holidays. I don't think there is such a thing!

Any advice you can give is greatly appreciated.

Jackie ~ Camden, SC

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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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11/9/11 9:56 P

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Hi All,

I had a consultation with the RN in my doctor's office today. He asked me to set goals so I'm planning to lose weight, and count calories and carbs. Also I won't mindlessly snack at night and will exercise and get a little more sleep.

As for taking medicine for diabetes, I'm just not ready because from what I've been reading, my numbers are in the pre-diabetes stage at this time. Fasting blood sugar is 112 and A1C is 6.3%. I want to keep an open mind about this so if anybody has any thoughts or suggestions, I would love to hear them. Thanks

Marilyn



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It appears that you have caught this problem very early and that is a very good thing. Just dont give up. We are all here for you. Just ask and the support will be there.
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Hello, my name is Marilyn and I just had a call from my doctor's office today telling me that my blood sugar numbers were in the diabetic range:
fasting blood - 112
AIC - 6.3%

My doctor wants me to start taking Metaformin and also lipitor.
I guess I'm in denial, but I don't really want to take any medicine until I at least get my weight and cholesterol down on my own.

Guess I'm a little in shock about this diagnosis even though I've had plenty of warning about my weight and cholesterol. I should probably lose around 30 lbs and pay much more attention to my nutrition.

Thanks.
Marilyn

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Hi Everyone
I am Geminisue, I am a diabetic, and I am trying to keep control of it. I am a leader on the 8 week diabetic team, and enjoy being there. I found out about this team today, and thought I would take a jaunt over here and see what it is all about, what I can learn and how I can help!

I know diabetes is something no one wants. I know is it you like a shock when it happens!
So happy it is the 21 century and we are being taught better about it now. compared to years ago when our parents had it or when we first discovered we had it. There are access to diabetic classes, for us now and they help, so much. There are also diabetic support groups in different towns and cities all over to attend. So glad to be here and hope to know about the needs and wants and desires are here.

We can still do just about anything we want, we just have to keep those numbers going the right way and we need to be more aware of our skin and foot care and what it details.

Hugs to all
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I live in the EST, posted for need of challenge leaders.

Ohio is the state I was born in, raised in, and lived in all my life!

Enjoy Life to the Fullest!



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MICHELE142
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emoticon to our newbies. they always say the more the merrier. Glad to have you with us. Support, encouragement, motivation and answers as well as questions are all here and available. Don't be a stranger. Looking forward to seeing you both on the Threads.emoticon

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IOEINC
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emoticon to you both, Hiker and Radfen to a great team. You will get lots of support and advice with this team. emoticon



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10/25/11 10:50 A

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Hi, I was diagnosed in August of this year. I am not on meds and am currently trying to control my diabetes with diet and exercise. My spouse is diabetic and on insulin.



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HIKER6699
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10/24/11 11:53 P

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Hi All,

I'm newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetic. I'm looking to learn all I can to control/manage diabetes & not let it control me.


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Welcome to all the new members!! you jump right in and make yourself at home here, you are in good hands!! Hugs,Vermemoticonemoticonemoticonemoticon

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Because those that matter... don't mind...
And those that mind.... don't matter."


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Hi. My name is Susan and I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes several years ago. Since then I've gained 50 lbs.!! Every time I try to diet I lose a little, gain it back plus more. I'm feeling so desparate right now. I joined SparkPeople when I was diagnosed and now I'm back. This time starting with little things - nothing big. Tracking what I eat this week to begin. I need to lose over 100 lbs. and it's a bit mind boggling! That's like losing a whole small person!! I started a new medication 2 months ago and it seems to working well. But losing weight is the key to all my medical problems - which are numerous. I'm hoping that by joining this group I will stay on track and have more success than in the past. Question - what is FBS?

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IOEINC
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emoticon to a great team, Laurie emoticon You will get lots of good advice and knowledge here. I was diagnosed in June and have lost 35 pounds since then, I utilized the nutrition and fitness trackers faithfully and post my FBS every morning. I find it helps me stick to my regimen. Once again, welcome



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hi Laurie welcome to our team and spark people, I am fairly new myself.emoticon


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Hi Laurie!
Welcome to the group! Being a part of a group like this one can only help with our weight loss and with our managing our diabetes. I just started SparkPeople in August. I've lost 13 lbs. so far and I already feel better! Good luck on your journey with SP.
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Hi Everyone!

I just joined sparkpeople not too long ago. i have Type 2 diabetes. i take 5-6 shots a day between my long acting insulin and my fast acting insulin. I also have some other issues that I take medication for.

I look forward to getting to know everyone.

Laurie



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Thanks for the tip on using cinnamon. I will put it in my oatmeal each morning. emoticon


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emoticon to a great team, Marsha!!!



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Hi! My name is Marsha and I'm new to this team although I have been a Spark Person since August 18th. I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes in 2003 and so far have been able to control it fairly well, but I need to get myself in shape and lose about 30-40 lbs. if I want it to stay that way. The weight is coming off slowly, 12 pounds in 7 weeks, but I am exercising more than I probably ever have, so I'm feeling good about that. To LADYTRESSA53 -- 5 minutes for the first day is great! Tomorrow maybe you can do one more minute. That's what I did on my stationary bike (after I dusted it off!) and now I'm up to 35 minutes and I even added some resistance to the last 5 minutes today! Happy to find this group too -- sharing tips and stories makes all this so much easier!!!


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hi, I am new to this group and only joined spark people about 14 days ago. I have an extra 40 pounds to shed, and I am newly diagnosed with diabetes type 2. I am looking for friends and support to get me through this stage. I have started a walking program, and excercises. Today I did cardio for the first time in years. I only managed 5 minutes but hey that will build into more. I am very happy to have found this group and look forward to meeting you all. emoticon


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I welcome you as a new member. Thanks for the vote of confidence from you. As you will soon see, if you have any questions at all, just ask and you will get all the help you need.

I was diagnosed T2 in 1996 and I no longer fear having to say "I am diabetic" and when I do I am amazed at how many respond with "So am I" and now a new discussion with a stranger will start.
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Hello, I'm new to this team. My name is Kathy. I'm 57, from Pennsylvania, and I just got diagnosed with diabetes Friday. I see my doctor tomorrow to discuss my treatment plan.

I'm usually laid back and don't worry ahead of time but this appointment has thrown me for a loop. The words "I'm a diabetic." keep running through my head. I've made myself sick with worry. It's a relief that the appointment is soon. At least I'll know.

I've been reading tons of articles here on SparkPeople and learning a lot. I know I'll need support and advice and that this is the right place to find it.

Kathy, EST


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Hi I am new to this group today. I am 61 and from Michigan. I have recently been diagnosed with being a diabetic after my surgery on July 19, 2011. It is a whole new life for me. I joined today because I learned something that I thought might help some of you.
The US Agricultural Research Service has found that less than half a teaspoon of cinnamon daily reduces blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics.
In reading i have seen that cinnamon also has helped with inflammation.
Hope this helps you.emoticon

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9/13/11 8:46 P

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I went to the dr today. She put me on Metformin and Vytorin. She thinks I am doing good at this point, but wants me to lose the weight. Her scale shows I weigh 220 but mine at home says 210, why the big difference? Anyway, I am trying to eat several small meals everyday and exercise. Its not easy for me because I don't have any appetite and I am in a lot of pain because of degenerative discs. The important thing is that I am trying, right?

God will not give you anything you can't handle.


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SARA474
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9/12/11 9:47 P

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Thank you. I am going to do my best to make this work for me. I know I will get lots of support here.

God will not give you anything you can't handle.


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Hi everyone, my name is Sara. I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in June 2010. I love to garden, read, crochet, being outdoors, when possible, spending time with my cat Smokey, and being on my computer. I have degenerative discs so I can't work I am trying to eat healthier and exercise. I can use all the support I can get. My BG has been as high as 307 and as low as 120. My A1C is currently at 6.25% but I am hoping I can get it down to 4% by Christmas.

God will not give you anything you can't handle.


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Can i come back to the team?. I need a new startemoticon

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9/5/11 2:53 P

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I am a 28 year old mom of three. I was diagnosed with type 2 five years ago. I had gestational and then it never went away. I'm trying to get serious about managing it. And currently I am sweltering in the heat of central TX

Just keep swimming.


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8/29/11 9:12 P

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Hi everyone! I'm a 36-year Type 1 diabetic that was just diagnosed two years ago. I do a really good job of keeping my sugar in control, but I am really struggling to lose any weight. I actually gained about 15 pounds in the last year and a half while I was in nursing school. I get discouraged when I don't see the scale move at all! I'm hoping we can encourage each other to stay the course. Diabetics lose...we just lose more slowly (or so I'm told)!!! :)


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Hello! Being pre-diabetic and 64 I thought I'd better get educated. Thank you for the wonderful team and fount (or font) of information! Chris

Edited by: CTUPTON at: 8/28/2011 (10:45)
It felt like I was not moving, but I guess I was. Even turtles eventually move from place to place. chris


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hey everyone. i'm 26years old with diabetes, latcose intolerant and have celiac and a slightly raised cholesterol. makes for fun planning meals and my exceptional cook for a husband does a great job not making everything taste like cardboard.
i've had diabetes for approx 6 years now and i've gone through all the carbohydrate counting courses and i'm settled in to my insulin regime etc.
my main problem is exercise!
before i started with sparkpeople, i could guarantee by bs would be above 8.0, now it's closer to the 4-5 range. this is great for my HBA1C, however i'm finding that when i do my cardio workouts, i'm falling in to hypos! tried adjusting my insulin, snacking, spacing meals etc, with the usual result of a blood sugar of 2.9.
last night was the final straw with unruly bloodsugars, i took the 1st ever hypo that i have not been mentally aware enough to wake my husband or find dextrose tablets and consumed nearly 1000 calories at 2.30am! hopefully someone will relate to this and if you do, please send some advice my way!
because i'm not new to diabetes but new to the group, i'll try and help the type 1 people, i'm afraid i don't know enough about type 2 to be of any use and i'd worry about saying somthing wrong! anyway, hope to see you all around


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Hey there! As my intro says, 22 year old female, TYPE ONE diabetic and trying to get fit and healthy and lose weight, but that's got to be in conjunction with improving my control, which has been abysmal. It's certainly a challenge to balance everything! Looking for more type ones who can maybe relate to the struggle, people to encourage me, and people I can help encourage : )

Friend me or message me! Especially if you're a TYPE ONE!! Any one else out there?



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I just need all your help--


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Hi everyone. I've been away from SparkPeople for awhile and have been "off plan". I'm struggling to get my sugar levels back under control, but I know I will get the support I need right here! I'm ready to get back on plan!


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Thanks for the welcome!

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you Life and death, blessing and cursing: therfore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live

Deuteronomy 30:19


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Hi Kanika,
You have come to the right team. It is awesome. Everyone on here is so supportive and helpful. If you are able, take a diabetes education class. It is so helpful. Use the Nutrition tracker to track your meals and it will help you track calories/carbs, proteins and fats. You can also add additional things you want to track. I credit this Team and the people on here even more than my primary doc in helping me get my BSs under control.
Once again, welcome and hope to see you posting.




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