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1/7/12 12:36 P

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I am with you....slow, but sure!! it has to be something that I can stick with for "The Long Haul" for a permanent lifestyle/food change!! I can't do anything "Drastic" or I won't stick with it. exercise when I can even if it is a 5 min. walk somewhere...and quit eating crap all day long! I have now joined our local weight watchers again....hoping to get some local help too!! Just gotta stick with it, and do it for ourselves....otherwise we are no good to others along life's way if we are unhealthy, or sick! I want my medical health to improve, and I want to feel good and look good, and not be tired all the time!! we can do it with the help of each other ~ positive comments and positive motivation!! that is what I need....and if we fall off the wagon....oh well!! jump back on and get at it again....we are only human!! Good Luck and keep us posted!!

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1/7/12 12:11 P

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1CRAZYDOG has some great ideas. Try eating a snack before bed time. The goal with the eating it to keep your blood sugar level. If you go for a long period of time your blood sugar can start to go up.

Tammy

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I'll keep working at it. I'm worth it. You're worth it too.

Every day is a new day. Gotta keep on keepin' on, no matter what!

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1/3/12 7:39 P

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Try eliminating the color white from your foods and see if that helps your numbers.

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1/3/12 1:33 P

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You're the 3rd person I've heard recomeng WHY WE GET FAT by Gary Taubes. Heading off the the library to read and learn!

I guess I never thought of diabetes as carbohydrate intolerance, but that's it! Ok, I am going to go further in lowering intake of carbs!



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1/3/12 1:27 P

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I'm reading Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes. Boy, I sure wish I'd read it when I was first diagnosed (I'm type 1)! I HIGHLY recommend it to help with your understanding of insulin (in your case, you're own insulin) and food. It's truly a life-changer. You've still got some time off so you might want to look into it.

If you're adamant about staying off medication, you'll do best with carb restriction. I know many people will suggest more complex carbs but even those are completely unnecessary. Diabetes is a carbohydrate intolerance disease.

It's a known fact that most type 2s wind up using insulin as their pancreas' "wear out" due to oral medications. I'd strongly suggest you test it yourself: eliminate all sugar and starches from your diet for a week or so and test. I think you'd be shocked to find out how beautiful your numbers are, how good you can feel, and how easily weight simply falls off.

Valerie
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showing this disease who's boss!

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


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1/3/12 1:18 P

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My first A1c was 7.6. I go back in for a recheck the end of January. I have been to a dietian, and that was helpful...although, I have been to weight watchers before, so not really anything new...I would have liked to spend more time with her though. I am going to be joining weight watchers again tomorrow for the extra local support here. I have been home the last three weeks because of surgery, and won't go back to work until Jan. 30th. so no exercise until then. but, have been exercising up until then. I know I need to drink more water, when I was at work, I always got all my water in, (I am out of routine since I have been home) and need to get in more fiber.
Thanks for responding....I will take all the advice and support I can get!!!!!!!!!! :)
SDWG

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1/3/12 12:33 P

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1. Have you seen a diabetic educator? S/he could help you learn about diabetes and how to handle it with proper diet and exercise.

2. Water, water and fiber, fiber.

3. Concentrate on complex carbs (whole grains, beans, brown rice, lentils, fruits, veggies) vs. the simple cargs (white flour, white potato, white rice, processed foods).

4. What are the blood sugar parameters you've been given to work with (FBS, pre and post mealtime?)

5. What is your A1C?

6. When do you go back for a re-check?

7. Exercise, exercise, exercise.

Hope this helps and welcome!

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1/3/12 11:52 A

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I am not on any medications or insulin or anything for my newly diagnosed diabetes, just diet and exercise so far. Trying to lower my FSB in the mornings. it is usually between 120-135. today it was 126. Anyone have any advice?? It has been pretty good during the day...I check 4 times a day. Early morning - FBS, then two hours after each meal. They are usually always below 140 and usually below 125. But, I don't check my Blood sugar before bedtime. Maybe I need to. I try to have a little protein before bedtime now. but, I usually wake up and is in the 120's. I do NOT want to take any meds at all -- want to lose weight, and "TRY" to control with diet and exercise. Any advice from anyone on this?? I will take all the great advice & Support that anyone can give me!!!!! Thanks Much!!! emoticon

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