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SIMPLYBNME SparkPoints: (0)
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9/25/12 10:15 A

I just wanted to say thanks to all of the support and wonderful suggestion everyone has been posting. Thanks Guys! emoticon

SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (250,328)
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9/13/12 7:13 P

Diabetes is often accompanied by a number of other issues, including depression. Where it comes to your nutrition, has your Dr referred you to a qualified Dietitian. She will be able to take into account the Fatty Liver, the Diabetes, etc. as well as your weight. A lot of people have Diabetes, but unfortunately it isn't a one-size-fits-all with what/how much you eat or ratio of fats/carbs/protein, other than exercise and good nutrition.

Sometimes chronic conditions including fatigue can lead to depression. If need be, you can be referred to a Therapist to help you with this.

Where it comes to the GERD, not exercising too soon after a meal is helpful. I used to notice that when I had eaten a meal, even if I put my newspaper on the floor and leaned over in my armchair to read it, I suffered big-time. It took a long time to twig that bending over like that was the problem. GERD in itself should affect what you can do physically rather than just the timing.

Below are some links that you may find helpful :

Good luck and take care,

SIMPLYBNME SparkPoints: (0)
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9/13/12 11:22 A

Yes I have spoken to my Dr and she hads recommended me to start a metabolic diet. I am struggling with finding the right exercises because I have GERD and exercising seems to irritate it I also suffer with from fatty liver. doing certian things or movements my stomach starts to swell or bloat

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9/13/12 11:12 A


Welcome to Spark People ! Unfortunately, there is no "fast" way to control type II diabetes. However, if you eat right, watch your portions and get some regular exercise that includes some strength training, you can get off the meds with time. But you really do have to give your body time to change.

Now, did your doctor give you any recommendations as far as what to eat ? Because you have been diagnosed with diabetes, your needs are going to be different than other people. Before you do make any changes to your diet or exercise, you should talk to your doctor. they should have given you some advice. If so, start there.

For now, you might want to read some of these spark articles on diabetes. there are many more.

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9/13/12 11:11 A

Hi SimplyBNME!

Have you checked out SparkPeople 8 week Diabetes Weight Loss Challenge, if not that may be a great option for you. (see link below). You may also want to check into some of the many Type II Diabetes SparkTeams we have on the site.

I hope this helps!

Coach Nancy

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9/13/12 11:08 A


9/13/12 11:07 A

I don't have the same health issues - but I did the SP sugar challenge and it had lots of great tips and articles. Best of luck to you.

SIMPLYBNME SparkPoints: (0)
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9/13/12 11:05 A

Type 2 - Gotta get this under control and fast emoticon

Little to no energy

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