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4/25/13 4:14 P

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4 - age, family history, diabetic, & obesity. I am working on the obesity and I now am able to control blood sugars with exercise and diet. I have "improved" enough that I no longer have to take Metformin or Gliclizide for diabetes.
My goal is to get rid of the obesity factor as well.


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4/25/13 3:37 P

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I have three points. Got to keep working on obesity. At 69 next week cant do much about age. A.d that old bear sugar hasn't got m
e yet but I worry about diabetes.

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4/25/13 6:55 A

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I only got 1 point - age. All the controllable factors are in control.

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4/24/13 6:05 P

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I have 3-1/2 --
unfortunately can't do anything about my age
obesity
too much alcohol
half a point because I'm still not as active as I should be, but a lot better than in the past

Kind of eye opening !

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4/24/13 5:02 P

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3 points -- age, heredity (mom) and chronic stress. Adj for lifestyle and BP control.

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4/24/13 2:37 P

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3 maybe 4. Only one grandfather died of heart disease and since then nobody. Does that count ?

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4/24/13 1:32 P

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2 - lose weigt, can't control my age

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4/24/13 12:32 P

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I'm working down from 4 to a 3 emoticon

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4/24/13 12:00 P

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2 - over 55 and family hx of heart disease. Five years ago, before I lost weight, I would have been a much higher number.

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4/24/13 11:44 A

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I have 3 for sure: age, body shape, and obesity. I have made changes for other risk factors such as food choices and exercise.

I keep a close watch on cholesterol, blood pressure, and I am pre diabetic. Working hard with exercise, food choices and supplements to keep from crossing the lines. No medication yet.

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4/24/13 10:12 A

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7 points but 4 of them fortunately - controllable - physical inactivity, obesity, smoking and to some extent - stress.

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4/24/13 10:07 A

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4 - Working on being more active and losing weight.

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4/24/13 9:47 A

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Hate to admit this, but I am a 7. Already working on several of improvements, such as trying to lose weight, get my a1c under control, etc.


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4/24/13 9:47 A

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Scored a 5. A few years ago it would have been much higher, so I'm improving even though it's still high. Hopefully getting the weight off will move me out of the pre-diabetes range. That will bring me down two points. If only the weight would come off. I feel totally stranded on this plateau.

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4/24/13 9:46 A

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I scored a 6. The type 2 diabetes and obesity I am working on which also might reduce the apple shape some....LOL. My mom has some heart problems and she is a smoker also the hubby smokes so I have been exposed to second hand smoke since childhood. My grandfater had what I was told was a "boot" shaped heart and died at a fairly young age, probably mid 40's.
On a brighter note, it is mid-week and I have lost another pound....yeah! emoticon

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4/24/13 9:38 A

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I scored a 6 which is why I am doing this program to change my life to get healthier.

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4/24/13 9:38 A

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I scored 2 Working on keeping blood pressure where it should be

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4/24/13 9:14 A

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I scored a 3, but I know my risk is higher than that. It asks about type 2 diabetes but I have type 1 and that is also a risk factor. I've had diabetes for over 30 years.

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4/24/13 6:45 A

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4 maybe 5 points. The family history thing and over 55 I am stuck with! So that means working hard on my diet and weight. Taking baby steps but getting there!

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4/24/13 4:32 A

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4 points

The only one I can change is the apple shaped body, and I'm working on it.

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4/24/13 3:44 A

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Could have been better

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4/24/13 12:37 A

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6 points, but I erred on the side of answering yes to questions that were not entirely applicable. However, I had an angiogram 3 years ago and my coronary arteries were totally clear.



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4/24/13 12:10 A

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"If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired."
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4/23/13 10:55 P

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There's just one week left of the "30 days of challenges" !

Read the article "Are You At Risk For Heart Disease?"
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/
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articles.asp?id=1609


Give yourself 1 point for each risk factor:

1. Age over 45 (men) or 55 (women).
2. Male gender.
3. Family history in a close relative of heart disease.
4. If you are African American, American Indian, Mexican American or native Hawaiian.
5. If you have an "apple" body type.
6. If you smoke, or are exposed to secondhand smoke.
7. A diet high in saturated fat, trans fat, sodium, added sugars and cholesterol.
8. Physical inactivity.
9. Obesity.
10. Chronic stress.
11. Drinking more alcohol than an average of 1 drink per day for women, or 2 per day for men.
12. Uncontrolled high blood pressure.
13. Uncontrolled high cholesterol.
14. Type 2 diabetes.

How did you do? Where can you make improvements?



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