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10/24/12 7:26 A

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Elizabeth,
once a diabetic always a diabetic,
but it is possible to get off medication with a controlled diet.. on the daily sign in threAD(on this team) you will be able to meet people who are on a controlled diet without medication, you can ask them there they will be happy to help you ..
this is a great team...
I'm not active all the time right now as my pc is being repaired but next week i'll be posting regularly aswell
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10/23/12 5:03 P

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Hi! I'm not new to Spark, but I'm new to this team. My husband was diagnosed with type II diabetes about a year ago and I'm still struggling to put together dinner menus. He also had a heart attack about 15 years ago. He's 60 now. He's taking Metformin for the diabetes.

Does anyone know where I can get 2 weeks worth of easy, sensible, dinner menus for type II diabetics, complete with recipes?

Thank you!!!

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10/22/12 11:00 A

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i don't know the answer to that one

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10/20/12 8:58 P

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Hello. I am here because I was diagnosed Type II Diabetic in 2010. I had gestational diabetes in 2008.
My endocrinologist told me if I lost 20 pounds the diabetes might go away. (This was in 2010) I'm down ten with diet and exercise. (I joined a gym in August.)
Are you ever "not diabetic" or are you just "diet controlled'?
Thank you for any help.

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10/18/12 2:10 P

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Hello, new to this forum as a pre-diabetic I was told today that my A1C -6.1 and that I must control my diet so here I am looking for help.

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10/16/12 10:35 P

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Hello everyone, looking forward to getting to know you all and learning lots!

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10/15/12 11:02 A

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Thank you Amy! :)

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10/13/12 9:39 P

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My name is Sharon and I am 56 years young. emoticon I have type 2 diabetes, diagnosed in March 2009. My first A1C was 12% and sugars were in the 600’s. Both my parents are diabetic and seeing my mother go through all her difficulties (she wasn’t taking very good care of herself at the time) was the motivation for me to be serious about my diagnosis. I viewed my diagnosis as a good thing because when I was diagnosed I made some drastic lifestyle changes in an effort to become healthier. I take Metformin, have incorporated some exercise, changed my eating habits and the kinds of food I eat. Within the first year my A1C dropped to 6.5 and held there until this past August when it registered 6.2. I must be doing something right. I just keep taking it a day at a time, a step at a time. I hope to learn even more about managing diabetes from everyone’s experience and knowledge.

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Hello, My name is Cheryl and I have had type 2 diabetes since 1995. I think I started SP in 2009. Although I have gained some weight back, I didn't get back up to 288 and then gain 10-20 on top of that. Now I have lost 55 lbs. I'm still trying and hope to lose 33 lbs. to get down to 200 lbs. Then I will start over with a new goal. I live in a rest home which serves "school food." My diet is to eat the least of all evils. I am in a wheel chair which doesn't help. I am eating a lot of the deserts right now, but will work quickly to stop eating most of them. Thank you for your help in the future.
Good wishes,
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9/28/12 8:15 P

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Thank you so much Jennifer, I will definitely check out that sight.

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9/28/12 7:39 P

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Barbara,
Welcome to the team. You can certainly learn a lot about diabetes here and also join the Managing Diabetes team which has much more interaction.
I wanted to let you know of a place I found online to get supplies at low prices. The site is www.americandiabeteswholesale.com and you will save approximated 20-40% on products. It offers products for just about every meter. I am sure that will help you considerably with your costs. As I can only get 100 strips every 90 days from my dr I use it because I test much more than that.
Good luck and God Bless,
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9/28/12 11:09 A

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Hi, my name is Barbara, I am 60 yrs old. I found out I had diabetes a week ago. I have an A1C of 7.3 and whenever I check my blood sugar levels I am almost always within normal levels. Morning seem to be higher and I don't know why. Any suggestions? I am also having trouble with this exchange diet. Quite honestly I hate it and would prefer to just eat more holistically and lower my carbs and sugars. Anyone have any experience with the exchange diet. So far I'm not using it and staying within levels. Also, any suggestions on meters! It cost me $50 for a 50 count supply of test strips! At 2x a day that's expensive. The doctor and pharmacist gave me AccuCheck. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated as my health plan covers almost nothing. I am glad to be here and ready to get healthy, slim and energetic again!

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9/25/12 4:29 A

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welcome purple,
i remember you from another team.. you will love it here its a great team ive been here since april and have learnt so much about diabetes and controlling it; and its a lovely bunch of people here dont forget to join the daily sign in;
have a good day
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Hi! I am a type 2 diabetic who started insulin in July after controlling for over 18 years with oral meds. I am now taking humalog three times a day and lantus at night. My numbers are responding very well. Looking for a supportive group to be involved with.

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9/20/12 1:02 A

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Hello everyone. I was gestational diabetic with both my girls, but afterwards my sugars returned to normal. Until here lately my sugars have been running high. So the doctor put me on metforman and along with my 1400 calorie diet a low carb diet as well. Started the medication this morning when I got up my sugar was 250. After taking today's meds my sugar is down to 166. Going to get off here and into the bed now. MLAR and good night. emoticon

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When you sign up on SP it automatically sends you your start page.. there you can find your tracker and where you can plan and even has a walk intro to how to use this site and get you a spark page etc.. but it is a huge site and just take your time it will be benficial and worth while.. you are in the right place..
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9/10/12 10:27 P

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where is this diabetic plan? no link here

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9/7/12 8:20 A

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Hello everyone. I am Valerie from Ontario Canada. I have diabetes and a lot of weight to lose, so here we go.

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9/6/12 8:06 P

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Hi, I'm new too. don't know whether I'll stick with it or not. But here goes. I was 222 and have been for several years. More than I want to count. Had gall bladder out and dropped to 206. Got off several meds and dropped to 204-201. Once I saw 199. Keeps fluctuating. After 5 or more years of ignoring type 2 diabetes, went on low carb, low sugar write down what you are eating. Big problem I snack all night between 12 and 9. Don't sleep very well. But I'm going to try and behave myself and pray that I get under 180 by the New Year,..... ijnchworm

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I, too, am new to this group, but not to SparkPeople (although I have been away for a while). I joined several years ago, but got away from when my cat was diagnosed with diabetes. She was old, and after more than a year of giving her insulin shots every 12 hours we finally had to put her down. Then my left retina detached requiring surgery and months of recovery. Two days ago I was officially diagnosed with diabetes. (I did not have any of the usual symptoms, so this was a total shock.) I start a Nutrition Class for diabetics in a few weeks, but in the meantime I thought I'd get back in the habit of logging all of my food.

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9/4/12 11:52 A

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Under 285# and sugars are doing great. Three years ago I started working on lifestyle (very sedentary) change and was at 318 at one time. Am taking Lantus (long acting) and Humalog (fast acting) but at a point where I am taking Humalog only occasionally when needed. About a year ago my doctor changed my appointments from three to six months because my sugars and other health indicator blood tests had improved significantly. My last A1c was 7.0 which is trending down from a high of 7.6.
I think the slow but steady weight loss over time will be good for adapting new activity and eating habits. By the time I reach my goal weight of 200 (Not sure that is a realistic one. We'll see when I get there.) I will have adopted this new lifestyle as "normal" and avoid the regression that apparently 95% of people who have lost weight experience.
I currently am dealing with arthritic hips and on the wait list for double hip replacement. That is obviously slowing down my physical activity but have some ideas from physiotherapist for improving that. Weight loss is a key to my health and lifestyle improvements but it is by far not the only thing. It includes the "whole person - mental, physical and social, etc. I am not following a structured plan but more like do some things, see how they work, asses then get on with what seems appropriate next. I have found a web tool called Freemind that has been invaluable for following through of this overall life change. I found the worst thing for me was trying to follow something structured and, worse yet, rigid including diet (There has to be a better word! I am not on a diet but changing my eating habits.). That destroys my mind!!! That's not living for me.



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9/3/12 6:20 P

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One more thing -- I'm sure there must be somewhere in the forum where glucometers are discussed. Can anyone point me there? I stupidly bought the one the pharmacist recommended at Walgreens, then my diabetes counselor told me about the vast differences in testing strip prices. She was pushing WalMart, which has strips for $9.00. Any thoughts or advice greatly appreciated!

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Hi All!

I'm new to this team, but not to Spark. I was diagnosed with Type 2 about a month ago, although the doctor had warned me last year that I was pre-diabetic. Actually, he said he thought I probably had been controlling it with diet without really meaning to do so. My father was diabetic, so I grew up eating what he ate -- but a lot of it. I don't like sweets and could cheerfully go the rest of my life without chocolate, cookies, cake, pies, etc. I drink unsweetened ice tea and diet coke. But man do I love starch and fats! I could live on cheeseburgers (which may explain my weight!).

Anyway, I'm determined to get off the meds, which I'm hoping will happen as I change my eating habits and ramp up my exercise. I actually had lost 44 pounds (out of the 88 I wanted to lose at that time) about 18 months ago. Then I got a horrible knee infection requiring 14 weeks of IV antibiotics followed by a knee replacement, so no exercise and lots of "poor me" eating led me to gain it all back, plus a little. Now I can exercise again and I've been reading everything I can on the best eating plan for diabetics. I met with a diabetic counselor who explained about eating every three hours and being sure to include both carbs and protein. So far, I've lost some weight, and my blood sugar has come down, but it's still in the 130s in the mornings. My A1C was 9.2 when I started, and I go to get it checked again this week.

Looking forward to hearing some tips from those of you with more experience at this. Not sure what I can offer to others except moral support, but I'll give it my best shot!

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You can look under teams or easier yet, click on my page then find it on my teams, vdanette! Hope it helps you too! emoticon

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Where can I find this 8 week challenge?

I will keep moving forward with God's help!!


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Just reading this motivates me! Thanks emoticon

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Hello, Chris. Welcome to this team. Following the diabetic plan is getting my sugars really in working order and I love it. I have consistantly been at 89-125 now. I had to lower my insulin twenyl units a day because it was getting too low. But I did lower it 5 units at a time. I take novalog (which is fast acting insulin) and I don't have to take that before every meal anymore because my numbers are so good. The plan really works. When I hit a weight plateau I think I will do that 8 week challenge as well. Congrats on the hard work paying off!
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Good Afternoon, everyone! My name is Chris. I have type 2 diabetes. I just finished the 8 week Diabetic Challenge and during that time I was able to get my fasting glucose levels down from 140s to 110s to 120s and I lost 5#. My goals are to lose weight and continue to get those glucose levels down. The one thing that helped me with the 8 week challenge was a couple faithful people who were there to encourage me when I needed it. That connection with others makes a difference and I am hoping to find that in this group as well.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, but it sure helps to have friends to support you in that process.

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Thank you Tisha, I am listening & open to suggestion. I will be meeting with a diabetes educator next week & will discuss meal planning & most importantly I think carb counting at that time, till then I will probably hold out. Believe me I 'm not in denial, I got a big wake up call about 20 years ago & have been taking it a step at a time since then. You have yourself a great day, thanks again for the good advice, Liz

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Hiya Liz welcome,
I just read that you eat 3 meals a day..
Since I've been on SP due to advice and help via other educated members i eat about 5 small meals a day.. and carry snacks like almonds, walnuts and berries...
This has helped tremendously with BS, and i feel the healthiest ever...
Its portion control and GL carbs that really help with the bs, take a look on daily sign in on this team.. go back a few weeks or days and you will find many references to how members through changing from 3 meals a day to 5 or 6 small meals helped on thier glucose count.. the small meals can be as a snack ie vegans usually eayt a salad as a snack...
I often heard that diabeyics should eat more often, but in those days i was very much in denial and it went in 1 ear and out the other..hahaha...
Now I'm taking this desease seriously and this team & SP with all its resources ands info etc etc has helped me to make this change and i'm still in the process...
I hope this helps..

take good care and have a good day everone aswell
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Thank you Susan, I appreciate the advice & support. Right now I'm eating 3 meals, snacks if I need them, I really make an effort to have only healthy food in the house, I picked up some kale, nectarines, cherries & grapes(for rescue :))on my way home tonight, I will just keep taking it a day at a time, a step at a time, am really looking forward to the carb counting & hoping it will help me. Just a week from tomorrow, I'm psyched. Thanks again & have a good night, Liz

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Susan/Glory-- you are a true inspiration. Thank you for your story. I relate fully to the tears, the anger, the discomfort, etc etc etc. I just want good numbers for each day. I am working hard for my next a1c. I feel like I am always working towards my next a1c...

Stay in touch. You have a friend in me. Have a great day!!! :)


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Good for you Liz in making the changes your body needs you to. I know it is really hard but you don't want to continue to have those episodes I Know. Just step at a time so it does not overwhelm you. Get lots of fruits and veggies so you have something when you need to eat. If you just start getting the five meals in you will see a big change. It helps keep your BS levels more even, no spikes or drops. I am rooting for you!
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Hi new to the group & definitely needing support! I joined Sparkpeople in January, initially on the diabetic plan, found that annoying so switched to regular. Although I have had type 1 since age 2, I am finally going to a CDE next week to discuss carb counting which I'm hoping will get me in better control of hypo episodes(losing days, seizures with tia, all that good stuff). I look forward to getting to know people here & finally getting control of this monster! Have a great day all, Liz

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Hiya hzglory,

well click on managing diabetes above and click on "daily sign in" (chat) its in the first box there..
just under introduction board for new members...

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Spunk, I have had diabetes for many years now but I have only been working on my numbers for two years. This year being the second and although I though I was doing good because my starting numbers where in the 500's & 600's and now I am consistently between 1-300 & more often in the 2's. But alas my A1c told the truth along with my Doc. But more than that I noticed several things this year changing. First mye eyes having more trouble that normal then my feet not healing as well as usual then daily noticing how I don't fit these very large pants well anymore or this chair or be as comfortable in bed. All these things were shouting to me to change but I was giving myself all the " but then I wont be able to eat this or eat that or do this. Then I started having breathing problems. I was landing in the ER often and each time my oxygen was very low. So now I am on continual oxygen and my freedom has been greatly infrindged because of this. So could my body have yelled any louder to me? Ha no it took my doc saying I was literally dying one step at a time a long horrible death unless something changed. Lots of tears and anger and then prayers and at last Spark and now I am happy for the first time in years. I feel like I am moving in the right direction and I have tools and people to help me do what I so want to do. So see you have not come as far as me and you have already started the change. Just don't give up for any reason. Any reason!!! Susan

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Sweet, I am not clear on how you find the daily chat sign in board? It is not listed under community. Can you explain this alittle more, what tab it is under and what link. Thanks Susan

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Join the daily (chat) sign in board, there you will get the support and answers, advice etc....
this is a great team..
Welcome Christine and Susan.. and Charity and all new members..
Tisha

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Thanks for your stories. I like the boost I'm getting from these boards. My name is Christine and I am 44 years old. I have type 2 diabetes, diagnosed in September 2010 (so it's been 2 years of managing, not 3). My first a1c was 13.8. OUCH. More recently at 8.3 so I'm struggling a wee bit. I am taking long-acting insulin at bedtime (46U currently), 2 mg of glimiperide in the AM and 2 mg in the PM. I also take high bp meds (HCTZ and metoprolol), 5 mg of Lovastatin for cholesterol and citalopram for depression. I list all of this because I am interested in others experiences. I have always struggled with my weight, but my recent bio stats (bp, cholesterol, lipids, etc) were all very good except for the a1c; also my vision is fine and feet fine,etc. I think the anti-depressant is affecting my weight loss. Sometimes I characterize my diabetes as "very severe type 2" because my first a1c was so high. Sorry to ramble. I'd like to know how others are handling the diabetes meds, weight, etc.

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8/17/12 1:37 P

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Spunk, good for you already taking charge of your diabetes. When I was first diagnosed I kinda went into a denial in my head and instead of doing as I should I did exactly opposite. I geuss a physicologist would say I was "acting out rebelion". But I had to go through the anger sorry of it all and come back to sanity and start working for me instead of against me. I have been my own worst problem. It took a doctor calling me on the carpet to get me to take the right actions and make the changes I need to make. That doc earned the right to chew me out because he ha been my doc fo many years. So I am on the right path now and seeing those numbers come down for once is great. But mostly knowing I am keeping the symptoms of diabetes at bay for as long as possible. Don't wait like me until your vision & feet and kidneys are all screwed up continue to be proactive and you will someday be glad you did. Susan

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Hi! I am new to SparkPeople too. Much better than other things done in the past. I have type 2 Diabetes, diagnosed 3 years ago. Doing OK with blood sugar, but always striving to do better. That's why I am here! Have a great day.

The minefields of life NEVER go away. We just get better at navigating them. (from Necessary Roughness on USA)


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8/15/12 5:49 P

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HI I am Susan and this is my second day of tracking my food and sugars. I just found out about this site by accident (probably God's accident) and when I looked it up I was surprised this was out there for anyone with no charge. So far it seems really great and just what I have been looking for. I am great at maneuvering the web and I love being online so this seems a real fit for me. I was considering Weight Watchers online but it in no way has the tools and set up Spark has. I love the print outs for the food tracking and all the exercise helps. I enter this new challenge with a little fear and a little excitement and I am hoping I will make friends here facing the same weight challenges I am, or similar challenges. Thank y'all for being here and I look forward to the journey. Susan


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Hi, my name is Charity, I am 36, and my body is falling apart. I have congestive heart failure, fibromyalgia, sleep apnea, lower-back chronic pain, Barrett's Esophagus and now possibly Diabetes. My doctor hasn't actually told me I have Diabetes II, but after my A1C registered 7.7, his nurse called me and said the doctor was prescribing Metformin and then she suggested eating less carbs and sugars. SO...I'm trying to cut out the processed foods, simple carbs, eat more veggies and stay away from sweets.

Obviously, I need to make a lifestyle change before another health challenge crops up. I want to turn this around so that by the time I hit 40 I am healthier than now. My biggest problems are pain limiting mobility (so I am trying to do more water exercise), sticking to a sleeping and eating schedule, eating more than 2 meals a day (tracking on SparkPeople should provide some accountability), and being motivated to make the right decisions (be more active on SparkPeople for motivation).

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Hi I'm Kathy and living in hot and sticky Florida. I was diagnosed with Diabetes 2 about 8 yrs ago. I have been controlling it with Metformin and diet until 10 months ago when I was hit with a ton of stress. I started having insomnia and finally went on Ambien so I could get some sleep. Now when I try to come off the Ambien I can't sleep for days and go back on it again. In doing this, I am sleeping all morning and when I do get up my blood sugar is around 170-180. With it starting that high it takes me all day to get it down.

I joined Spark people last year to loose weight and lost 20 lbs. Gained it all back when the doctor who put me on the Ambien also put me on an anti-depressant. I feel this this is a catch 22. I joined this forum for support and to get motivated to start all over again.

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Hi, I'm Leesa and have been a type 2 for 20 years. I'm on a mix of oral meds and insulin. I went on insulin about a year ago and gained 30 pounds..ouch. the blood sugars went down, but my body started storing up all that sugar that had been running through me. I really need to loose weight now. emoticon

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Hi, My name is Rhiannon. I'm 25 years old and I have been a type 2 diabetic since the age of 10. I have had a very difficult time managing my diabetes and have given up on many occasions as to ever feeling or getting any better. I have recently returned to my medications and I am giving this one more try and I'm hoping that with the support of others like the people here that maybe this time I will succeed. I have very little support from my family except from my father though he is a truck driver and is not home very often so it's hard for him to be very supportive when he could literally be 3000 miles away. I just need some help or advice or even a friendly virtual shoulder to support me when things aren't going as planned.

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Hi everyone...

My name is Christie and I am a returning member who had great success in 2007 in losing weight and lowering my blood sugars.

I came clean to my husband and my doctor a few weeks ago and have been working to get back to taking care of myself and getting involved w/ community and tracking.

I look forward to this group.

One day, one step at a time!
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Hi my name is Tricia. I live in Killen Alabama. I have just been put on insulin and seem to be having problems with how to schedule meals and stuff where my sugar is not dropping. I really need some help with it. I am disabled because of fibromyalgia and degenerative disk syndrome. I have problems exercising because of hurting. I am going to try to start going to an arthritis class at the YMCA as soon as school starts back. Please help me try to get the hang of the insulin.

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Welcome new members, make yourselves at home here and meet the wonderful people that make up this team, they will help you with your needs! so glad your here! Hugs,Verm emoticon emoticon emoticon

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