SparkPeople Pre-Diabetic Sparkers Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=18986 For those that have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes and are working at getting it under control! SparkPeople Pre-Diabetic Sparkers Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=18986 Newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x72302787 Hello everyone: <BR> <BR> I'm new to this team and believe I can learn a lot from fellow pre-diabetic sparkers here. I recently learned that my a1c is currently 6.2 and was told to watch my sweets intake and lose weight. I have to admit that I am a bit hooked on sweets. So, I'm striving to cut back on it and searching for healthier main courses and snacks. Also attempting to walk daily (except Sundays) no less than 2 miles everyday. <BR> <BR> Yours truly, <BR> Carole <em>521</em> Tue, 17 Sep 2019 21:30:50 EST I am new. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x72204468 My fasting glucose numbers have steadily increased from 94 two years ago, now to 111 as of March 2019....I have another blood test coming up....I know the number is 120-125 for full diabetic, which I want to avoid.....I am 72 years old,need to lose prob 50 pounds realistic, but would be happy with 25 for now....I do not have anyway to check blood sugar at home, no meter, and do not know if A1C is a special blood test?? Am I considered pre=diabetic? my doctor seems more concerned with blood pr... Sat, 31 Aug 2019 19:46:42 EST PD September color game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x72192607 We usually think of Sept. as having a change in colors. Name something that has ONE of these colors (please state the color): <BR> <BR> Red - <BR> Orange - <BR> Yellow - <BR> Green - <BR> <BR> Example: orange - pumpkin Thu, 29 Aug 2019 14:34:31 EST PD Spark September Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x72192529 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For September, that means increasing the number of fruits and veggies you eat so you can meet your 5-a-day quota. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you do just that! Click below to download and print your September calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-09.pdf </link> Thu, 29 Aug 2019 14:17:48 EST PD August Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x72046324 Which of the following is a whole grain? <em>784</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> a. Popcorn <BR> <BR> b. Couscous <BR> <BR> c. Multigrain bread <BR> <BR> d. Corn tortilla <BR> Sun, 4 Aug 2019 14:08:22 EST PD Spark Calendar August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x72005390 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For August, that means improving the quality and quantity of your sleep. With a little effort, you can catch those Zzz's. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you sleep better each night. Click below to download and print your August calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-08.pdf </link> Sun, 28 Jul 2019 17:00:10 EST Pre-D 5-Letter Word game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x71839138 In ABC order, type in a five letter word. <BR> <BR> A - apple Mon, 1 Jul 2019 13:57:16 EST Pre-D Summer Fill in the List game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x71839063 How to play: <BR> <BR> Copy the whole list to your post and fill in ONLY ONE answer. <BR> <BR> When the list is full, we'll move on to the next letter. <BR> <BR> ________________________ <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Letter "A" <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Animal - <BR> <BR> 2. Clothing/Accessories - <BR> <BR> 3. Entertainment - <BR> <BR> 4. A business - <BR> <BR> 5. A color - <BR> <BR> 6. Food or beverage - <BR> <BR> 7. A trip destination - <BR> <BR> 8. Plants/Flowers - <BR> <BR> 9. ... Mon, 1 Jul 2019 13:42:18 EST Pre-D Spark July Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x71838972 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For July, that means decreasing and managing the stress in your life to better enjoy the lazy days of summer. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you de-stress and relax. Click below to download and print your July calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-07.pdf </link> Mon, 1 Jul 2019 13:17:01 EST Difference in numbers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x71826184 I got a blood glucose reading the other morning of 85 which seemed low to me so I immediately rechecked on another finger. Then it was 94. Is it normal to have such a difference in values like that? I always try to check the same time each morning and wash my hands before hand. It just surprised me. Sat, 29 Jun 2019 10:49:57 EST Taking Charge of Your Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x71744145 <link>https://indd.adobe.com/view/61e20ee7<BR>-fde1-4e4e-83e0-5c6993834dd4 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> This link will take you to the American Diabetes Association booklet titled Taking Charge of Your Health. thought I'd share it with all of you. <BR> <BR> Have a good day! <BR> <BR> <BR> Deirdre Sat, 15 Jun 2019 11:02:26 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x71734087 Merry Meet everyone, <BR> My name is Faeth, I recently found out I'm Pre-diabetic. I'm working really hard to try and loose the weight. <BR> I am a Gamer I play mostly World of Warcraft and Pony Island Breeding game, But I do play Guild Wars 2 as well. <BR> I also love to do Diamond Art, along with other kinds of Arts and Crafts, <BR> I have 2 Cats and 2 teenage aged mice and a litter of baby mice that were born on the 1st. <BR> Exercise I like- I like to walk, I like to swim, I like to ride... Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:45:07 EST Testing and App http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x71734070 Merry Meet Everyone I'm Faeth and I'm new to this team. I have a question for you all. <BR> I started testing and putting it in the Blood Glucose Tracker, But I noticed that I can't even see the Blood Glucose Tracker in the app. That doesn't seem very practicle what if I eat out how do I track that when I do my blood surgar as I'll forget to put it in later. <BR> <BR> The fact I can't even see the Blood Glucose Tracker in the app doesn't help me show my doctors what I'm seeing either. <BR> ... Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:38:08 EST Pre-D Fun Things game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x71649335 Name something fun/interesting to see or do in alphabetical order. <BR> <BR> A - able to go to theme park Thu, 30 May 2019 16:22:59 EST Pre-D June Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x71649300 Using ANY letter in the word June, type something that starts with J or U or N or E. No particular order needed. <BR> <BR> J - jello Thu, 30 May 2019 16:11:24 EST Pre-D June Question of the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x71649281 What do the 3 birthstones of June signify? (Moonstone, pearl, and alexandrite) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5dbcfa35-af23-4b89-94a5-4232233a48c0.jpg"> Thu, 30 May 2019 16:04:00 EST Pre-D June Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x71619338 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For June, that means achieving an active lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will help you add a little more activity to your day. Click below to download and print your June calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-06.pdf </link> Sat, 25 May 2019 16:10:08 EST Pre-D Spring (May) Word game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x71468891 In ABC order put down a word/phrase that makes you think of Spring/May. <BR> <BR> A - apple blossoms Wed, 1 May 2019 13:06:54 EST Pre-D May Flowers game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x71468855 April showers bring May flowers, as the old saying goes. In ABC order, name a flower/plant/tree! <BR> <BR> A - azaleas Wed, 1 May 2019 12:58:31 EST Pre-D MAY Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x71468550 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For May, that means strengthening your bones. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you build stronger bones and prevent future fractures. Click below to download and print your May calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-05.pdf </link> Wed, 1 May 2019 12:03:37 EST My prediabetes numbers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x71425520 I got a blood test on 3/28/19 and it said I had FBS of 128. My A12 was 6.1. <BR> Not sure where I am now. I have lost 5 pounds since then. <BR> <BR> How are some of you checking the numbers? Do you do this at home? <BR> Thanks, <BR> Schoolmarm Wed, 24 Apr 2019 19:14:42 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x71382870 Recently diagnosed with pre-diabetes. My numbers were juusst barely over the high normal but not good. So, back to Spark with a decade hiatus and new goals for watching what I eat. No more processed foods--those short cuts when I was tired and stressed have only added to my stress and waistline. <BR> <BR> Slow but steady. I have never really succeeded in keeping weight off, but I also never really paid attention to how many extra sugars I was eating in processed foods. In retrospect, the foo... Wed, 17 Apr 2019 21:04:41 EST Pre-D April Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x71361299 NEW <em>38</em> : <BR> <BR> <BR> "No pain, no gain." <BR> <BR> <BR> True <BR> <BR> <BR> False <BR> <BR> Sun, 14 Apr 2019 14:39:36 EST Pre-D Earth Day Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x71258271 In ABC order, name something on the earth (found outside.) <BR> <BR> A - apple trees Fri, 29 Mar 2019 11:04:32 EST Pre-D Name Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x71258229 Alternating a boy name then a girl name in ABC order. <BR> <BR> Boy - Alexander Fri, 29 Mar 2019 10:57:55 EST Pre-D April Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x71258161 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For April, that means reducing your impact on the environment. Find out just how easy it is to be green! <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you develop more eco-friendly habits. <BR> <BR> Click below to download and print your April calendar. (You might need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-04.pdf </link> Fri, 29 Mar 2019 10:47:52 EST Pre-D March QUESTION of the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x71076919 <em>38</em> How much fiber should you aim for every day? <BR> <BR> <BR> (a) 5 grams <BR> <BR> (b) 10 to 15 grams <BR> <BR> (c) 21 to 35 grams <BR> <BR> (d) 50 grams <BR> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 09:51:46 EST Pre-D Spring Words Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x71076639 In ABC order, type in a word/phrase connected to Spring. <BR> <BR> A - azalea flowers Thu, 28 Feb 2019 09:20:19 EST Say Hi, Share your favorite lunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x71076279 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ca2e706d-805e-4c37-848f-e64f5384dbce.jpeg"> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:58:02 EST Pre-D March Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x71076069 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For March, that means improving your diet during National Nutrition Month. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you eat more nutritious, healthy foods. Click here to download and print your March calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-03.pdf </link> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:34:29 EST Test results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x70917753 Last yr my A1c was 5.8 now it's 5.9. It's going up and I was hoping it would go down. <BR> Also my Cholesterol last yr was 199 and now it's 203. My results really upset me. <BR> I'm trying to find out what alkaline phsostrates are cause they were in red saying High <BR> also my Rwd(sd) was high and in red. I don't know what they do. <BR> Just upset! <BR> <BR> I constantly am trying to loose weight and eat right but seems like I'm getting worse. I know my weight is an issue but when I was ... Sun, 3 Feb 2019 00:36:13 EST Pre-D Feb. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x70908351 Your body uses ____________ muscles to balance itself while standing still. <BR> <BR> 100 <BR> <BR> 200 <BR> <BR> 300 <BR> <BR> 500 Fri, 1 Feb 2019 13:27:22 EST Pre-D Things We Like game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x70908284 In ABC order, name something you like. Use words, phrases, images or emoticons! <BR> <BR> a - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/239c1e02-05b1-4f58-afc7-6790b8251fdb.jpg"> Fri, 1 Feb 2019 13:15:04 EST Pre-D Fill In the Word game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x70908218 How to play: <BR> Copy the whole list to your post and fill in ONE (anyone you want) answer starting with the letter given. <BR> <BR> When the list is full, we'll move on to the next letter. <BR> <BR> Let's see how long it takes us to go through the alphabet. <BR> <BR> ________________________ <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Letter "A" <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. A child's toy - Airplane <BR> <BR> 2. Something in your wardrobe - <BR> <BR> 3. Something in your fridge - <BR> <BR> 4. A mood - <BR> <BR> 5.... Fri, 1 Feb 2019 13:06:35 EST Pre-D Spark Feb. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x70894217 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For February, that means improving your heart health for National Heart Month. <BR> <BR> Here are 28 daily tips that will help you improve your health. Click below to download and print your February Calendar. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-02.pdf </link> Wed, 30 Jan 2019 10:45:01 EST Anyone involved in Prevent T2? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3979x18986x70852059 My employee wellness program at work is sponsoring Prevent T2, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's program to help pre-diabetics and folks at high-risk for T2DM to make lifestyle changes to avoid or delay development of T2DM. Is anyone participating in this program and willing to share about their experience? <BR> <BR> Today was our first meeting. It sounds helpful! Our leader said it covers both knowledge and behavioral change (which is what I need) <BR> <BR> PS - more i... Wed, 23 Jan 2019 21:23:37 EST Bedtime Snacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3979x18986x70790223 I sometimes find my morning blood sugar is just above the norm. I usually don’t eat anything from dinner time till the next morning. Would a bedtime snack be beneficial? Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:59:12 EST Pre-D Famous Names Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x70694134 Have some fun naming your favorite Movie Star, Musician, or any Famous Person that you like. Here's how it will go: <BR> <BR> Starting with 'A' I name Avery Brooks as my Famous Person. <BR> The next person would take the LAST letter of the last name 'S' to name another Famous Person. Let's say Steven Spielberg. <BR> <BR> Then the next person comes along &amp; using 'G' (last letter of last name) names their Famous Person. <BR> <BR> Remember you always use the last letter of the last name... Mon, 31 Dec 2018 15:08:17 EST Pre-D 2019 Words & Memories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x70694018 Words can make us think of something in our memory. Put in what the word given before reminds you of. <BR> <BR> Example: snow - cold <BR> Next person would take the word cold and add refrigerator cold - refrigerator. <BR> <BR> What does this word make you think about? <BR> <BR> friends Mon, 31 Dec 2018 14:34:51 EST Pre-D Jan. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x70693981 With nutrition and fitness in mind, what do you hope to accomplish this coming year? Mon, 31 Dec 2018 14:25:26 EST Pre-D Jan. Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x70693933 Behavior experts say that it takes about one month to form a new habit, and many people try to create (or break) habits at the start of each year. With the right attitude and focus, you can stick to your New Year's resolutions and achieve long-term success. Here are 31 daily tips that will help you do exactly that. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-01.pdf </link> Mon, 31 Dec 2018 14:12:23 EST Just joined this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x70633842 Hi all, Although I've been reading about diabetes and how to avoid it or delay its onset, somehow I got into the "pre-diabetes" category! I just always interpreted my A1C number as high normal, but now my doctor says I'm pre-diabetic...Though "just a number" it is an early warning system, so to speak, and my general profile isn't the best. So I'm happy to join this team and look forward to tips and info, as well as a little camaraderie, and some progress in improving my health status so I can... Thu, 20 Dec 2018 04:03:08 EST Listen to Christmas Music streaming 24/7 (free) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x70605330 Mormon Tabernacle Choir: <BR> <BR> <link>//www.thetabernaclechoir.org/listen.<BR>html </link> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:02:58 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x70519608 Hello was diagnosed earlier in the month as being pre-diabetic. Dr had wanted me to meet with a dietician---but my insurance will not pay and I cannot afford it out of pocket. I also have severe pain in my lower back and in my left hip. I am hoping that losing weight will ease the pain and make it easier to get around. Any suggestions and support are greatly appreciated. I am single and have no family left but a few cousins and an aunt and they all live far away. Fri, 30 Nov 2018 22:42:46 EST Pre-D December Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x70511108 True or False: <BR> <BR> <BR> Laughing is good for the heart and can increase blood flow by 20 percent. <em>30</em> Thu, 29 Nov 2018 11:55:00 EST Pre-D - Favorite Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x70510888 What is one of your favorite quotes dealing with nutrition, fitness or motivation? (text or image) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9ef72bca-1463-42d6-82fe-be2b90394bfb.jpg"> <BR> Thu, 29 Nov 2018 11:18:29 EST Pre-D Holiday Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x70510756 In ABC order, name something that would make a good gift to give. <BR> <BR> A - apron for all the holiday cooking Thu, 29 Nov 2018 10:57:50 EST Pre-D Spark Dec. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x70510689 Gathering with close friends and family members during the holidays creates lasting joy and memories. But with so many parties, celebrations and errands to run, it can be hard to keep up with your healthy lifestyle! Here are 31 daily tips that will help you make healthy choices throughout the holiday season. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-12.pdf </link> Thu, 29 Nov 2018 10:50:25 EST Pre-D Silly Holiday Sentences Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x70510642 Pick one from each topic and put together a sentence! <BR> <BR> <BR> Pick a month someone you know has a birthday: <BR> <BR> January: I danced with <BR> February: I loved <BR> March: I chopped <BR> April: I decorated <BR> May: I trimmed the tree with <BR> June: I drove <BR> July: I baked with <BR> August: I ate with <BR> September: I sang holiday songs with <BR> October: I lit candles with <BR> November: I knocked down <BR> December: Santa and I ran over <BR> <BR> <BR> Pick today's numbe... Thu, 29 Nov 2018 10:43:00 EST Pre-D November Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x70378983 <BR> What are the typical November gemstone and flower? Mon, 5 Nov 2018 17:57:59 EST Pre-D - Thankful Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x70353758 In Z - Y - X (backwards ABC), type in something you are thankful for this year. <BR> <BR> Z - zero falls and broken bones Thu, 1 Nov 2018 11:48:14 EST Pre-D - Words ending in 'ing' Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x70353706 In ABC order, type in a word that ends in "ing" <BR> <BR> A - appending Thu, 1 Nov 2018 11:40:13 EST Pre-D SPARK Nov. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x70353441 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For November, that means increasing the happiness in your life so that changing of the seasons won't get you down. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each give you reason to grin and help increase your overall happiness. Click below to download and print your November calendar. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-11.pdf </link> Thu, 1 Nov 2018 11:01:10 EST Pre-D Scary October Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x70171336 In ABC order, type in something scary or pertaining to October/Autumn <BR> <BR> A - abominable snowman Mon, 1 Oct 2018 13:01:21 EST Pre-D This or That game? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x70171332 Choose between 2 items which one you like better. <BR> <BR> Leave 2 items for next person to choose from. <BR> <BR> <BR> Strawberries OR watermelon? Mon, 1 Oct 2018 13:00:43 EST Pre-D October Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x70161079 Home Food Safety Mythbusters <BR> <BR> You took an apple out of the refrigerator and you plan to peel it. What should you do next? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c954e553-98a4-4497-af6b-8143a7a654d1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> With a clean, sharp knife, carefully cut away the peel. <BR> <BR> Get out a clean plate to put the apple on after it’s peeled. <BR> <BR> Wash the apple with the skin on under cool, running water before peeling it. <BR> <BR> Decide if you have ... Sat, 29 Sep 2018 17:41:42 EST Pre-D Oct. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x70154607 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For October, that means helping your kids develop healthy fitness and eating habits to last a lifetime. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you do just that! Click below to download and print your October calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-10.pdf </link> Fri, 28 Sep 2018 10:27:06 EST 20 Ways to Improve Your Health Right Now http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x70123381 I found this article of tips in Diabetes Forecast. <BR> <BR> 1. Take pen to paper - Write a "Dear Self" letter that describes why you want to make a particular change. Maybe you want to lower your A1C before becoming pregnant or lose weight before your daughter's wedding. On the days when your motivation is dwindling, pull out your letter. It will remind you of the "why" and motivate you again. <BR> <BR> 2. Strike a balance - Switch your focus from avoiding certain foods to finding balance... Sat, 22 Sep 2018 15:29:43 EST Pre-D Sept. A-Z shopping game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x70034593 In ABC order, name something you can buy in a store. <BR> <BR> A - apples Thu, 6 Sep 2018 20:30:01 EST New to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x70019007 Hi, I just joined Spark s a way to get a better handle on my eating and hopefully lose some weight. I'm in the pre-diabetic category according to my doctor. She says that if I can lose a little weight that I can get back down to "normal" blood glucose readings and get my a1c back down. I've been checking my blood sugar and a couple of hours after meals and it is safely in the normal range. However, my fasting is always a little high. I'm not sure what to do about this. I'm trying to add an ev... Tue, 4 Sep 2018 10:56:40 EST Pre-D Sept. Color Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x70013587 Fall typically has red, yellow, green, gold and brown colors. Name a color and type in what is that color. <BR> <BR> red - apple Mon, 3 Sep 2018 13:26:29 EST Pre-D Sept. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x70013547 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> NEW Question <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> What makes you feel more guilty? <BR> <BR> <BR> Eating "badly" for a day or meal <BR> <BR> Not exercising for a day <BR> <BR> Both <BR> <BR> Neither <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) Mon, 3 Sep 2018 13:20:19 EST Pre-D Sept. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x70012873 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For September, that means increasing the number of fruits and veggies you eat so you can meet your 5-a-day quota. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you do just that! Click belowto download and print your September calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-09.pdf </link> Mon, 3 Sep 2018 11:40:15 EST How reliable is your meter? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x69920926 Disregard the "push" for the One Drop meter. It is still a very informative article. It gives some very good points. <BR> <BR> <link>//onedrop.today/2018/08/16/most-accu<BR>rate-blood-glucose-meter-skewing-blood<BR>-sugars/?utm_source=One+Drop+Users&amp<BR>;utm_campaign=dba28da2aa-EMAIL_CAMPAIG<BR>N_2018_08_19_&amp;utm_medium=email&amp<BR>;utm_term=0_0cb802a1db-dba28da2aa-6169<BR>9997&amp;mc_cid=dba28da2aa&amp;mc_eid=a4ac6fd29e </link> Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:11:17 EST Pre-D August Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x69788932 What's the maximum daily dose of calcium that's considered safe? <em>466</em> <BR> <BR> 1,500 mg, <BR> <BR> 2,500 mg, <BR> <BR> 3,500 mg, <BR> <BR> 4,500 mg, <BR> <BR> no limit ) Sat, 4 Aug 2018 14:31:40 EST Pre-D August Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x69765330 Sometimes we might hear of August being called the "Dog Days" of summer. <BR> <BR> In ABC order, name any animal or breed of a dog for this game. <BR> <BR> I'll start: <BR> <BR> A - Appaloosa Horse Tue, 31 Jul 2018 15:54:08 EST Spark Aug. Calendar Pre-D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x69765226 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For August, that means improving the quality and quantity of your sleep. With a little effort, you can catch those Zzz's. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you sleep better each night. Click below to download and print your August calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-08.pdf </link> Tue, 31 Jul 2018 15:32:37 EST Vegetarian with fasting glucose 125. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x69375004 Hi, <BR> I haven't been actually diagnosed with Pre-Diabetis. I got AFIB early this year and was place on a Beta Blocker to calm my heart down. When I read up on the medication, it said could raise blood sugar. I also had some other sign, frequent urination, always hungry and losing weight. My mother was diabetic so decided to check. Bought a glucose meter and have been taking my test every so often. They always seem to be over 100. I am due to have A1C test in a couple of weeks. I want ... Wed, 4 Jul 2018 18:45:03 EST Change a Letter Game - Pre-D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x69338414 Take the given word and transform it into a new word by changing just one letter. <BR> <BR> orbit Sat, 30 Jun 2018 16:09:42 EST ABC Travel Game Pre-D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x69338202 The summer is often a time for summer vacations. In ABC order name a country, state, county or city. <BR> <BR> A - Arizona Sat, 30 Jun 2018 15:20:17 EST July Question of the Week Pre-D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x69338151 What makes you feel patriotic? Sat, 30 Jun 2018 15:06:41 EST July Calendar Pre-D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x69331767 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For July, that means decreasing and managing the stress in your life to better enjoy the lazy days of summer. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you de-stress and relax. Click below to download and print your July calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-07.pdf </link> Fri, 29 Jun 2018 15:49:40 EST Need to Calm Down? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x69310869 Good article. I think we can ALL use these tips! <BR> <BR> <link>//www.healthline.com/health/how-to-c<BR>alm-down?slot_pos=article_3&amp;utm_so<BR>urce=Sailthru%20Email&amp;utm_medium=E<BR>mail&amp;utm_campaign=diabetes&amp;utm<BR>_content=2018-06-26#1 </link> Tue, 26 Jun 2018 20:59:17 EST Sharing my day's foods, routines, number, plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x69305369 I am going to do a weeks careful recording and totals so will just share a copy of that here for comment, questions, suggestions ---I eat kind of weird but am content in my world and learning new combinations and clinging to old ideas too Incorporating intermittent fasting, heart healthy keto, diabetes and celiac all mixed up together!!! <BR> Day 1 ….Last meal yesterday ended 6pm <BR> 9:30pm 1Tbs PB with meds Up to potty@ midnoc, 3am meds with 8ounces water <BR> 5:20am alarm clock FBS 1... Mon, 25 Jun 2018 23:39:02 EST June Word game Pre-D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x69173356 June flowers are Rose or Honeysuckle. Both smell nice. The gems for June are Pearl or Alexandrite. <BR> <BR> In ABC order, type in something that smells nice or is shiny or sparkling. Does NOT have to be a flower or a gem. <BR> <BR> A - apple sauce Mon, 4 Jun 2018 11:56:15 EST Super Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x69156767 Interesting AARP article. Tell me what you think. <BR> <BR> <link>//www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living<BR>/info-2018/superfoods-weight-memory-di<BR>abetes.html?cmp=EMC-DSO-NLC-WBLTR--HEA<BR>LTH-MCTRL-060118-F1-2990477&amp;ET_CID<BR>=2990477&amp;ET_RID=3979736&amp;mi_u=3<BR>979736&amp;mi_ecmp=20180601_WEBLETTER_<BR>Member_Winner_339600_467904&amp;encpar<BR>am=hkKbOheE5OOu3onG6iQGyg%3d%3d </link> Fri, 1 Jun 2018 12:49:06 EST June Calendar Pre-D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x69127872 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For June, that means achieving an active lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will help you add a little more activity to your day. Click below to download and print your June calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-06.pdf </link> Sun, 27 May 2018 14:35:31 EST June Question of the Week Pre-D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x69127795 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> NEW Qestion <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>789</em> <BR> <BR> What kind of snacks do you usually reach for? <BR> <BR> <BR> Protein-rich. This keeps me full and doesn't lead to a sugar crash! <BR> <BR> A balance of fiber, good carbs, healthy fats and protein--when I can plan ahead, at least. <BR> Carbs, carbs, and more carbs! <BR> <BR> Anything and everything. I like to vary things up. <BR> <BR> Fresh fruits and veggies. <BR> <BR> Granola bar, pr... Sun, 27 May 2018 14:26:49 EST May Question of the Week Pre-D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x69018947 Which type of food tends to fill you up for the longest amount of time? <BR> <BR> <BR> Complex carbs (veggies, whole grains, etc.) <BR> <BR> Healthy fats (avocado, nuts, etc.) <BR> <BR> Protein (lean meats, tofu, etc.) <BR> <BR> Other (Please specify Tue, 8 May 2018 11:43:42 EST Pre-D Fill in the word ABC game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x68981701 How to play: <BR> Copy the whole list to your post and fill in ONE answer. <BR> <BR> When the list is full, we'll move on to the next letter. <BR> <BR> Let's see how long it takes us to go through the alphabet. <BR> <BR> ________________________ <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Letter "A" <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. A child's toy - <BR> <BR> 2. Something in your wardrobe - <BR> <BR> 3. Something in your fridge - <BR> <BR> 4. A mood - <BR> <BR> 5. A film title - <BR> <BR> 6. Something you buy... Wed, 2 May 2018 09:27:17 EST Pre-D May Flowers game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x68981647 April showers bring May flowers, as the old saying goes. In ABC order, name a flower/plant/tree! <BR> <BR> A - azaleas Wed, 2 May 2018 09:18:33 EST Pre-D - May Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x68968782 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For May, that means strengthening your bones. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you build stronger bones and prevent future fractures. Click below to download and print your May calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-05.pdf </link> Mon, 30 Apr 2018 09:18:51 EST Should I be concerned? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x68848736 Hi everyone...haven't been here for a while. I have been having readings in the morning between 114 and 124. I have been watching diet ..not to much carbs ....just about totally cut out sugar ..except for Stevia... and what is in some foods. But when I take a reading like today about 3 hours after a snack...the reading is 94. I am exercising about 20 minutes most days. I am not taking any medicine. Am I being to concerned? If I go see the doctor.....he wants me to go on meds. Don't w... Mon, 9 Apr 2018 19:44:16 EST Pre-D April Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x68790442 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For April, that means reducing your impact on the environment. Find out just how easy it is to be green! <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you develop more eco-friendly habits. <BR> <BR> Click below to download and print your April calendar. (You might need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-04.pdf </link> Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:48:46 EST Pre-D April Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x68790365 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>490</em> <BR> <BR> Eggs contain all of the following vitamins EXCEPT: <BR> <BR> Thiamine (vitamin B1) <BR> Vitamin C <BR> Vitamin D <BR> Folate (vitamin B9) <BR> <BR> Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:26:12 EST Waking up at 3:30 am every night http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x68782616 Good morning all! Question... I wake up at 3:30 am every night. Have been reading that waking up at that time can be a sign of low blood sugar and that the body releases a hormone to raise it but that hormone also wakes the person up. <BR> <BR> Has anyone experienced this and what did you do to fix it? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 30 Mar 2018 11:22:13 EST greetings All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x68753845 I just recently found out that I was on the border of prediabetes . I want to get healthy and avoid this. This is where I'm starting. Sun, 25 Mar 2018 15:28:55 EST Pre-D - Spring Words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x68610478 In ABC order put down a word/phrase that makes you think of Spring. <BR> <BR> A - apple blossoms Fri, 2 Mar 2018 19:35:27 EST Pre-D March Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x68610461 What's your favorite indoor workout? <em>330</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Following along with a workout DVD <BR> <BR> Doing bodyweight exercise circuits <BR> <BR> Using my home gym <BR> <BR> Doing chores <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) <BR> Fri, 2 Mar 2018 19:30:57 EST Pre-D March Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x68597378 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For March, that means improving your diet during National Nutrition Month. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you eat more nutritious, healthy foods. Click here to download and print your March calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-03.pdf </link> Wed, 28 Feb 2018 19:32:18 EST National Diabetes Prevention Program http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x68570527 Just started looking up information on pre-d and only wanted to check out links for sites with real information. I found this section on pre-d from the CDC, so I thought I'd share it with all of you: <link>https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevent<BR>ion/index.html </link> Sat, 24 Feb 2018 16:02:06 EST Spark Article http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x68503219 This was a good article that gives you an overview of pre-diabetes. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/nutrition_articles.asp?id=877 </link> Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:49:28 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x68474112 Hi Everyone. I lost my husband in 2009 &amp; my job 9 months after that. At first I did OK - kept physically active around the house - but then the chronic depression began getting worse over time &amp; the weight began creeping up. Then I unexpectedly lost my adult son in 2016 - a major blow to our family. So since then I've been so lazy - no motivation to do anything. Just before Christmas I went to my doctor because my tachycardia was acting up - she assured me it was probably the str... Fri, 9 Feb 2018 20:12:30 EST Pre-D - Last is First game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x68392011 <BR> The last letter of the word given starts the next new word. <BR> <BR> Example: Heart - next word begins with 't' Sun, 28 Jan 2018 13:08:29 EST PreD - Feb. Things We Love game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x68391947 In abc order, type in something you really like/love. <BR> <BR> A - all my family. Sun, 28 Jan 2018 12:55:28 EST Pre-D Feb. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x68386121 Which statement best describes how you think about ''good'' and ''bad'' foods? <BR> <BR> <BR> There are no ''good'' foods or ''bad'' foods--it's all about moderation and portion control. <BR> <BR> There are a few trigger foods that I will have to avoid most of the time in order to lose weight. <BR> <BR> If I'm going to lose weight, a number of foods have to be completely off-limits. <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) Sat, 27 Jan 2018 15:03:19 EST Pre-D Feb. Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x68386015 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For February, that means improving your heart health for National Heart Month. <BR> <BR> Here are 28 daily tips that will help you improve your health. Click below to download and print your February Calendar. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-02.pdf </link> Sat, 27 Jan 2018 14:44:56 EST Pre-D Share a Goodie Game 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x68206953 Easy and fun game. If the number that you type in following the previous sequence ends in zero (0) or a five (5), you share a goodie with someone on this team. <BR> <BR> I'll start - 1 Mon, 1 Jan 2018 15:26:17 EST Pre-D Jan. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x68206198 Would you still exercise regularly if you didn't have to? <em>68</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes- I love the positive feelings and sense of accomplishment a good workout provides. <BR> <BR> No- I have other ways I'd rather spend my time. <BR> <BR> Unsure- I haven't decided. <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) Mon, 1 Jan 2018 13:05:48 EST Pre-D Winter Words Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x68205466 In ABC order, put in a word reflecting winter. <BR> <BR> A - arctic cold blast Mon, 1 Jan 2018 11:38:51 EST Pre-D January Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x68191772 Behavior experts say that it takes about one month to form a new habit, and many people try to create (or break) habits at the start of each year. With the right attitude and focus, you can stick to your New Year's resolutions and achieve long-term success. Here are 31 daily tips that will help you do exactly that. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-01.pdf </link> Sat, 30 Dec 2017 11:23:43 EST Daily Carb Target http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x68087296 Happy Monday to everyone! I have a question for anyone in the group who will share... <BR> <BR> What is your daily target for carbs? Just looking for a rule of thumb to start with. <BR> <BR> Per my doctor's instructions, I am working on cutting out the soda and other sweet drinks, which is probably about 50% of my problem. She didn't give me a target for the carbs. I am guessing she was starting with the low hanging fruit first. :-) <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:39:52 EST Newbie Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x68041621 Hello all! <BR> <BR> I am new to the team but not new to pre-diabetes unfortunately. I have been hovering in that range for a while and my doctor has urged me to do something about it. I am at that point where I am tired of being tired and feeling rotten all of the time. <BR> <BR> Robin Sun, 3 Dec 2017 22:38:53 EST Pre-D Dec. Question of the Week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x68034779 Holidays are around the corner. What do you wish you had help with the most? <em>460</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Healthy recipe substitutions <BR> <BR> Squeezing in workouts <BR> <BR> Staying healthy away from home <BR> <BR> Motivation for staying active during the winter months <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) Sat, 2 Dec 2017 19:24:46 EST Pre-D December Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x68034369 In ABC order, type in a decoration or a holiday word/phrase that goes with the month of Dec. <BR> <BR> A - all the Christmas trees are on sale. Sat, 2 Dec 2017 17:51:35 EST Pre-D December Silly Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x68034360 Pick one from each topic and put together a sentence! <BR> <BR> Pick a month someone you know has a birthday: <BR> <BR> January: I danced with <BR> February: I loved <BR> March: I chopped <BR> April: I decorated <BR> May: I trimmed the tree with <BR> June: I drove <BR> July: I baked with <BR> August: I ate with <BR> September: I sang holiday songs with <BR> October: I lit candles with <BR> November: I knocked down <BR> December: Santa and I ran over <BR> <BR> <BR> Pick today's number: <... Sat, 2 Dec 2017 17:49:45 EST Pre-D Dec. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x68034186 Gathering with close friends and family members during the holidays creates lasting joy and memories. But with so many parties, celebrations and errands to run, it can be hard to keep up with your healthy lifestyle! Here are 31 daily tips that will help you make healthy choices throughout the holiday season. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda r_ 2007-11.pdf </link> Sat, 2 Dec 2017 17:14:11 EST Pre-D Name Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x67879542 In ABC order, type in a name. <BR> <BR> A - Alex Wed, 8 Nov 2017 07:11:39 EST Pre-D Nov. Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x67879537 In ABC order, type in something to do with Nov. (things you are thankful for, weather, holidays, etc.) <BR> <BR> A - acorns Wed, 8 Nov 2017 07:10:05 EST Pre-D Nov. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x67806988 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For November, that means increasing the happiness in your life so that changing of the seasons won't get you down. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each give you reason to grin and help increase your overall happiness. Click below to download and print your November calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-11.pd... Sat, 28 Oct 2017 16:00:58 EST Pre-D Nov. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x67806966 <em>38</em> <em>331</em> Does exercise generally curb your hunger or increase it? <BR> <BR> <BR> Curbs it <BR> <BR> Increases it <BR> <BR> I don't know / I don't exercise <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) <BR> Sat, 28 Oct 2017 15:55:45 EST Pre-D October Scary game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x67644360 In ABC order, name something scary (this can be fiction or fact.) <BR> <BR> a - all the zombies taking over the world Mon, 2 Oct 2017 15:51:01 EST Pre-D Oct. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x67644297 <em>38</em> NEW Question <em>38</em> <em>431</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Are you tempted by Halloween candy? <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes, and it's everywhere! <BR> <BR> Sometimes, if my favorites are around <BR> <BR> No, I don't have much of a sweet tooth Mon, 2 Oct 2017 15:39:47 EST Pre-D Oct. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x67644140 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For October, that means helping your kids develop healthy fitness and eating habits to last a lifetime. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you do just that! Click below to download and print your October calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to downloread this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-10.pdf </link> Mon, 2 Oct 2017 15:12:33 EST Here are my numbers: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x67532121 I had an annual physical yesterday. Here are some of my results after six months on my version of a low carbohydrate diet: My A1C was down to 5.3 yesterday and my estimated average glucose was down to 105. Here are my recorded A1C readings from my doctor: 9/12/2017: 5.3; 2016:6.8; 2015:6.3; 2013:6.1; 2008:5.7; 2007: 5.7. Estimated Average Glucose: 9/12/2017:108; 2016:148; 2015:134; 2013:128. <BR> I was supposed to fast and come back for the Glucose Fast test, but was given that test along wit... Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:26:27 EST TLL Sept. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x67464786 How will the new season's weather affect your workouts? <em>422</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> It won't affect me too much--I usually exercise outdoors, no matter what the season <BR> <BR> I will start exercising outdoors more now that it's cooler out <BR> <BR> I will start exercising indoors--it's too chilly for me! <BR> <BR> Not applicable--I exercise indoors <BR> <BR> Other (Please specify) Sat, 2 Sep 2017 16:28:19 EST Pre-D Sept. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x67464701 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For September, that means increasing the number of fruits and veggies you eat so you can meet your 5-a-day quota. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you do just that! Click below to download and print your September calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-09.pdf </link> Sat, 2 Sep 2017 16:12:23 EST How Do You Experience and Manage Low Blood Sugar? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x67325007 I had a low blood sugar episode today. For me that meant that I felt light-headed, shaky, and weak. I tested my blood sugar before eating something small and sweet to curb the symptoms, and it was in the 80's, which fits my pattern. <BR> <BR> Does anybody else have episodes like this? <BR> <BR> What symptoms do you experience? <BR> <BR> What is your blood sugar threshold when it happens? <BR> <BR> How do you deal with it or prepare for it? Wed, 9 Aug 2017 21:07:36 EST PD Aug Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x67298318 <em>38</em> What Blood Pressure Reading Is Considered Optimal? <BR> <BR> <BR> 140/60 <BR> <BR> 120/80 <BR> <BR> 130/90 <BR> <BR> 100/85 <BR> Sat, 5 Aug 2017 10:41:36 EST Pre-D Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x67282810 Take the word given and using the last letter of that word, create a new word. <BR> <BR> Example: "tesT" - take the last 't' and create a new word like teacheR. Next person takes the 'r' and creates a new word. <BR> <BR> I'll start - educatioN Wed, 2 Aug 2017 17:56:45 EST Pre-D Aug Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x67275337 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For August, that means improving the quality and quantity of your sleep. With a little effort, you can catch those Zzz's. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you sleep better each night. Click below to download and print your August calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-08.pdf </link> Tue, 1 Aug 2017 14:03:31 EST What I ate for Breakfast to lose over 100 lbs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3979x18986x67195405 What I ate for Breakfast to lose over 100 lbs. These were the foods that made me successful. I will be working on my lunch items next. <BR> <BR> <BR> All Whites Egg Whites <BR> Jimmy Dean Turkey Crumbles to add to scrambled egg whites <BR> Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage links <BR> Whole Eggs <BR> Rye Bread / Benocal Spread <BR> Old Fashioned Oatmeal <BR> Multi Grain Cheerios <BR> Original Shredded Wheat...not coated <BR> Skim Milk <BR> Berries... Blueberries Black Berries, Raspberries, Strawb... Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:57:22 EST Pre-D JULY Word game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x67089081 Type in a word that starts with ONE of the letters in JULY <BR> <BR> Example: J - <BR> or U- <BR> or L- <BR> or Y Sat, 1 Jul 2017 16:36:25 EST Pre-D July Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x67089045 Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you de-stress and relax. Click below to download and print your July calendar. (You need something like Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-07.pdf </link> Sat, 1 Jul 2017 16:29:28 EST Pre-D July Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x67089012 <em>341</em> At the grocery store, you… <BR> <BR> Buy what looks good. Whether it's packaged, frozen, or from the prepared food bar, it lands in your cart. <BR> <BR> Buy what's on sale and some favorites. You price compare but mostly stick to brands you know and like. <BR> <BR> Stick to your budget and detailed list. Coupon organizer in hand, you know exactly what's on sale. <BR> <BR> Other (please specify_ Sat, 1 Jul 2017 16:23:19 EST Excited! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x67057078 Got grandkids coming from Indiana! Haven't seen them since Christmas....the little guy is now 1 year old....sister is 2 and the oldest is 5. The house is going to be busy for a couple of weeks. I am sure that Poppa will have to read lots of books which is just what I want to do! <BR> <em>334</em> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:42:48 EST Motivational quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x67006491 Just wanted to share this: "Sometimes the strength within you is not a fiery flame that all can see. It is just a tiny spark that whispers softly " You have got this" keep going strong and believe in yourself." <BR> /Denise Sat, 17 Jun 2017 10:47:59 EST PD June Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x66990570 What is an important lesson you've learned from SparkPeople? <em>58</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tips for changing my eating habits <BR> <BR> How to stay motivated <BR> <BR> To transition from "diet" to lifestyle <BR> <BR> How to exercise correctly to reach my goals <BR> <BR> That setbacks are normal and don't mean failure <BR> <BR> To use other measures of success besides the scale <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:12:40 EST Hello...new to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x66963028 Hello...I've been pre diabetic for a few years now and am experiencing my second bout of gestational diabetes. Today my A1C was 6.7...prior to pregnancy it was 6.1. I really want to work hard to get my numbers lower because I definitely do NOT want to have to be on insulin...these finger sticks are bad enough! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to sharing ideas and hearing success stories with you all. Fri, 9 Jun 2017 16:40:38 EST Pre-D June Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x66914104 Gems for June are the pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone. <BR> <BR> In alphabetical order name a gem, stone or a piece of jewelry you like. Feel free to include an image. <BR> <BR> Amber <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4b09bbb1-c435-4743-8ef9-307805b606b8.jpg"> Thu, 1 Jun 2017 13:26:02 EST Pre-D Spark June Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x66914040 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For June, that means achieving an active lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will help you add a little more activity to your day. Click below to download and print your June calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-06.pdf </link> Thu, 1 Jun 2017 13:12:57 EST New to pre-diabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x66739670 Hi. Mostly no carbs for two months and lost 15 pounds. Why are my feet still purple? <BR> Wed, 3 May 2017 00:15:03 EST Pre-D - Share a Goodie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x66728201 Learn about others on our team by visiting their page. <BR> <BR> NEW rules: if the number ends in 0 or a 5, please share a goodie with someone on this team! <BR> <BR> Example: 155, 230, 15, 70, etc. <BR> <BR> I'll start the countdown = 1 Mon, 1 May 2017 09:44:42 EST Pre-D - May Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x66728022 April showers bring May flowers, as the old saying goes. In ABC order, name a flower/plant! <BR> <BR> A - azaleas Mon, 1 May 2017 09:28:58 EST Pre-D May Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x66727986 Are you planting a garden or some new plants in your home this month (or next)? Please tell what - if yes. Mon, 1 May 2017 09:24:45 EST Pre-D - May Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x66724785 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For May, that means strengthening your bones. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you build stronger bones and prevent future fractures. Click below to download and print your May calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-05.pdf </link> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:31:48 EST Easter Candy - To Eat It or Not To Eat It??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x66615049 <em>449</em> <em>452</em> <em>450</em> <em>453</em> <BR> <BR> How will you deal with eating or not eating Easter candy this Easter? <BR> <BR> - I will stick with my regular meal plan and fit some candy it in <BR> <BR> - I will go cold turkey and not eat one piece of candy <BR> <BR> - I will limit myself to 1-2 pieces of candy only <BR> <BR> - Other ways that help you deal with eating or not eating "Easter Basket Candy" <BR> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:23:22 EST Pre-D Earth Day Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x66538381 In ABC order, name something on the earth (outside.) <BR> <BR> A - apple trees Sat, 1 Apr 2017 13:01:28 EST Pre-D April Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x66538348 Fitness vocabulary: (goodie to those answering) <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is "VO2 Max" ? <BR> <BR> <BR> Excessive high-intensity training day after day without proper rest <BR> <BR> Your maximum heart rate during exercise <BR> <BR> The maximum amount of oxygen you can use during exercise <BR> <BR> The maximum weight you can lift for a given exercise <BR> <BR> The maximum volume of water your muscles retain following a workout <BR> Sat, 1 Apr 2017 12:51:32 EST Pre-D April Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x66525913 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For April, that means reducing your impact on the environment. Find out just how easy it is to be green! <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you develop more eco-friendly habits. <BR> <BR> Click below to download and print your April calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-04.pdf </link> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:04:21 EST Pasta http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x66414440 Does anyone love pasta? If so do you have pasta or avoid it altogether? Sun, 12 Mar 2017 16:33:38 EST Joining Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x66386968 I am new to the group and just wanted to introduce myself. I have been a member of SparkPeople but have not been active for a while. I am interested in tips to get my A1c number down. Wed, 8 Mar 2017 09:16:59 EST Pre-D March Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x66315875 <em>38</em> Do you follow celebrity weight-loss stories in the media? <em>204</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes, I read them regularly. They are motivating to me. <BR> <BR> I don't seek them out, but I will read them if I happen to come across them. <BR> <BR> No, I don't enjoy reading them/They don't interest me. <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) <BR> Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:20:01 EST Pre-D - Time now? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x66315824 What time is it now? What time zone are you in? <BR> <BR> 1:20 pm zone EST Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:09:53 EST PreD - March to a better you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x66315590 In ABC order, name something that can help you get healthier/more fit. <BR> <BR> A - attitude committed to better lifestyle. Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:17:05 EST De caf coffee rises blood sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x66315117 I accidentally drank decaf coffee this morning before testing. It was higher than most mornings when I completely am fasting. Any ideas? Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:37:29 EST PRE-D Spark March Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x66309600 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For March, that means improving your diet during National Nutrition Month. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you eat more nutritious, healthy foods. Click BELOW to download and print your March calendar. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-03.pdf </link> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:02:55 EST Feed health or feed diabetes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x66288900 Which did you feed today? Health or Diabetes? Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:23:23 EST Where is Everybody? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x66265350 If you are still there, what had helped your prediabetes the most? Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:39:02 EST Fighting to stay away from the prediabete es/diabe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x66216613 Good morning! It's a cold wintry morning here on the East Coast and I have been trying to lower my glucose numbers to stay away from full blown diabetes. Any input out there? Sun, 12 Feb 2017 04:50:12 EST PRE-D Spark FEBRUARY Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x66120405 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For February, that means improving your heart health for National Heart Month. <BR> <BR> Here are 28 daily tips that will help you improve your health. Click BELOW to download and print your February Calendar. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-02.pdf </link> Sun, 29 Jan 2017 17:21:38 EST Pre-D Fill in the Blank http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x65900600 Answer the question AND add your own question <BR> <BR> My favorite red thing is ...... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 16:39:16 EST Pre-D Question of the Week for January http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x65900588 Welcome to the New Year. <BR> <BR> What goal/resolution will you be concentrating on this upcoming year? Sat, 31 Dec 2016 16:38:06 EST Pre-D January Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x65900486 In alphabetical order, can you think of a word that reflects January? <BR> <BR> A - accomplish new goals Sat, 31 Dec 2016 16:27:05 EST Pre-D Spark January Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x65900412 Behavior experts say that it takes about one month to form a new habit, and many people try to create (or break) habits at the start of each year. With the right attitude and focus, you can stick to your New Year's resolutions and achieve long-term success. Here are 31 daily tips that will help you do <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-01.pdf </link> Sat, 31 Dec 2016 16:16:31 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x65803795 Hi. My name is Marge and I have T2 diabetes controlled by diet. I also have high cholesterol. I'm looking for ways to continue controlling both. I belong to a couple other groups for diabetes which seem to not be very active and even though I have type 2 diabetes I was hoping to get some ideas here on better eating and taking control which I know will really help me more. Please feel free to stop by my sparkpage and get to know me better. <BR> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 10:01:01 EST Pre-D - Silly Santa Sentences http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x65730263 Pick one from each topic and put together a sentence! <BR> <BR> <BR> Pick a month someone you know has a birthday: <BR> <BR> January: I danced with <BR> February: I loved <BR> March: I chopped <BR> April: I decorated <BR> May: I trimmed the tree with <BR> June: I drove <BR> July: I baked with <BR> August: I ate with <BR> September: I sang holiday songs with <BR> October: I lit candles with <BR> November: I knocked down <BR> December: Santa and I ran over <BR> <BR> <BR> Pick today's numbe... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 19:25:17 EST IDEAS...Name an inexpensive Xmas Gift under $15.00 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3979x18986x65713469 Great Gift for the teen and tween <BR> <BR> Sharper Image digital drumsticks...tips glow blue when sticks are in motion with sound options. <BR> $9.99 at target and also Stein Mart <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Dec 2016 07:57:07 EST Pre-D Dec. Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x65689142 Gathering with close friends and family members during the holidays creates lasting joy and memories. But with so many parties, celebrations and errands to run, it can be hard to keep up with your healthy lifestyle! Here are 31 daily tips that will help you make healthy choices throughout the holiday season. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-12.pdf </link> Sun, 27 Nov 2016 16:20:48 EST Cat-in-CJ says Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x65678335 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f9453b08-6452-4887-b913-b0fc62390d4d.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Hi! I'm Cathy and I'm new to the team. . . . . I'm 64 years old, and 17 pounds from where the Dr wants me to be. <BR> <BR> Dr said I was Pre-D for the past few years, and my numbers are slowing inching upwards. <BR> <BR> Recently I've had some irregular heart beats (pounding) . . . and it concerns me. (Had something similar, to a lesser degree, last year and Dr put me on a 90-day Rx of B... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 21:24:49 EST Glucometers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x65527752 Which do you use and why? <BR> <BR> Thx, <BR> <BR> B45 Wed, 2 Nov 2016 20:22:16 EST Pre-D Thanks Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x65520314 In ABC order type in something you are thankful for or is part of the Thanksgiving holiday. <BR> <BR> <BR> A = all the family comes to visit! Tue, 1 Nov 2016 20:03:11 EST Pre-D - Nov. Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x65520166 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For November, that means increasing the happiness in your life so that changing of the seasons won't get you down. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each give you reason to grin and help increase your overall happiness. Click below to download and print your November calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 19:45:05 EST what do you all do for exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x65354403 I'm very much a homebody....I go to work where I chase kids around so I'm not sitting at all, run errands, come home...and then sit and try to get over my day! <BR> <BR> But I really would like to get some intentional exercise. <BR> <BR> Any ideas for what has worked for those of you who exercise indoors? Sat, 8 Oct 2016 14:55:55 EST Pre-D Scary Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x65328993 In ABC order, type in something scary or Octoberish. <BR> <BR> A - abominable snowman Tue, 4 Oct 2016 20:55:36 EST Pre-D - Oct. Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x65328902 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For October, that means helping your kids develop healthy fitness and eating habits to last a lifetime. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you do just that! Click below to download and print your October calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-10.pdf </link> Tue, 4 Oct 2016 20:43:19 EST Pre-D Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x65328795 Are you tempted by Halloween candy? <em>431</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes, and it's everywhere! <BR> <BR> Sometimes, if my favorites are around <BR> <BR> No, I don't have much of a sweet tooth <BR> Tue, 4 Oct 2016 20:30:41 EST Is it really pre-diabetes or stage one type 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x65169046 I have seen more and more info that says pre-diabetes is really an incorrect label because all people who do not lower their carbs enough to avoid all medication and improve insulin-sensitivity by exercising will progress to type 2 diabetes. <BR> Here is a short interview that would support that position: <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a2Fsfa8e4I </link> <BR> <BR> What do you think? <BR> <BR> Birgit Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:44:48 EST So Confused and Discouraged http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x65141214 3 months ago diagnosed with Pre D. <BR> A1C at 6.3 and glucose at 147 <BR> Prescribed Metformin 1x daily <BR> Watched my sugar intake but didn't exercise <BR> Today got my numbers: lost 7lbs, glucose below 100 BUT A1C INCREASED TO 6.4!!! <BR> Dr said the Metformin doing its job but I am not. She is right because I need to exercise and watch sugar more- especially wine. <BR> But how did the A1C go up??!!! <em>234</em> Thu, 8 Sep 2016 13:28:33 EST Pre-D Sept. Colors game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x65107013 September can be a pretty colorful month outside. Typically we see red, oranges, green, or browns in abundance. <BR> <BR> Name something that has one of these colors. <BR> <BR> Example: green grass Sat, 3 Sep 2016 17:53:28 EST PreD Sept. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x65106966 What type of apple is your favorite? <BR> <BR> <BR> Granny Smith <BR> <BR> Fuji <BR> <BR> Braeburn <BR> <BR> Pink Lady <BR> <BR> Honeycrisp <BR> <BR> Red Delicious <BR> <BR> Golden Delicious <BR> <BR> Gala <BR> <BR> Macintosh <BR> <BR> Other (please specify <BR> <BR> I don't like apples <BR> Sat, 3 Sep 2016 17:41:07 EST Pre-D - Sept. Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x65106800 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For September, that means increasing the number of fruits and veggies you eat so you can meet your 5-a-day quota. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you do just that! Click below to download and print your September calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-09.pdf </link> Sat, 3 Sep 2016 17:10:18 EST Pre-D August Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x64875480 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For August, that means improving the quality and quantity of your sleep. With a little effort, you can catch those Zzz's. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you sleep better each night. Click below to download and print your August calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-08.pdf </link> Sun, 31 Jul 2016 14:30:46 EST AAU - Dog Days of Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x64875473 August is sometimes called the Dog Days of Summer. Contrary to common conjecture, the dog days do not take their peculiar name from weather that “isn’t fit for a dog,” or heat that is so extreme it drives dogs mad. <BR> <BR> The dog days, in the most technical sense, refer to the one- to two-month interval in which a particularly bright star rises and sets with the sun, shining during the daylight hours and staying hidden at night. This star is known by three names: Sirius, the Dog Star, and... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 14:29:22 EST Conflicting labs results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x64790540 I had fasting labs done last week because I have my annual physical this Thursday. I got the results already. <BR> <BR> FBS - 121 <BR> A1c - 4.1% <BR> <BR> To me, this doesn't make sense. In January, my FBS was 101 and my A1c was 3.9%. <BR> <BR> I asked the doctor about it and she said the A1c showed that my blood sugar doesn't rise after meals, and that's a good thing. But the high FBS worries me. <BR> <BR> I'm thinking I should invest in a glucometer and test, at least once a week.... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:36:04 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x64771311 Hi I'm Rose, I'm not new to diabetes. With both my pregnancy I was gestational diabetic, controlled by diet. Had a physically lat month and my A1 was 6.1.It's time for me to get serious. I just turned 55, my last son left for college in the fall so I have and empty nest, I have a great husband who totally supports me. I have to start taking care of myself. I fell like this form will make me accountable and that's what I need. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 11:04:35 EST Quick question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x64690940 A couple of years ago when I joined spark people there was an area on your home page that you could track your blood sugars you could also check that you want to follow a pre diabetic plan I believe to. Am I delusional or is it still available?? Thanks Sun, 3 Jul 2016 23:06:26 EST Pre-D Hot-Cold game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x64681497 In the Northern Hemisphere, July typically has hot temperatures; whereas in the Southern Hemisphere it has winter temperatures. <BR> <BR> Name something hat reminds you of hot or cold temperatures and label it. <BR> <BR> Example: cold - icicles Sat, 2 Jul 2016 15:07:13 EST Pre-D Spark July Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x64681251 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For July, that means decreasing and managing the stress in your life to better enjoy the lazy days of summer. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you de-stress and relax. Click below to download and print your July calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-07.pdf </link> Sat, 2 Jul 2016 14:19:56 EST Krys... thanks for doing so much for us. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x64534912 Hi! I'm Kate. I finally met my own baby-step goals and re committed myself to taking better care of me. When I logged in I saw all these messages from this forum....Krys... you deserve a medal. Thank you for not giving up on us. I am uncertain how to change honestly. I know we need each other. Here's to doing this. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 12:14:55 EST Pre-D Spark June Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x64482449 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For June, that means achieving an active lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will help you add a little more activity to your day. Click below to download and print your June calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-06.pdf </link> Fri, 3 Jun 2016 19:12:28 EST Pre-D June Vacation Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x64482415 June is the month of vacations or planning for vacations. In alphabetical order, name someplace you think would be a fun vacation spot! <BR> <BR> A - Aruba Fri, 3 Jun 2016 19:00:58 EST Saying Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x64259638 I went in for my physical today and found out I am Pre- diabetic. A little shocked yes but not really, I have been border line for years. This past year I threw in the towel and did not put the effort into taking care of myself as I have in the past. <BR> It has been a very stressful 10 months and I know I should not use that as an excuse. <BR> I hope to learn a lot here and make some new friends. Mon, 2 May 2016 20:30:09 EST Pre-D May Color Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x64258395 May is know for its (mostly) blue skies and green grass. <BR> <BR> Name something blue or green (example: blue sky or green grass) Mon, 2 May 2016 16:35:21 EST Pre-D Spark MAY Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x64242059 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For May, that means strengthening your bones. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you build stronger bones and prevent future fractures. Click below to download and print your May calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-05.pdf </link> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:50:33 EST Thanks KETARAN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x64197567 I took your suggestion on the meter and went to Walmart and bought the RELION. It was only $9.00 and strips were the same price for 100 and lancet was 6. 00. So for less then $25.00 I got all the supplies to get started. I watched a you tube on how to set everything up and the procedure. <BR> <BR> My morning level, before eating, (I just drank 16 oz. water) was 119. I had a veggies omlette for breakfast with 1 egg whole and 1 egg white, onions, peppers, mushrooms, spinach, broccoli and 1/4 ... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:59:29 EST Pre-D - Boy/Girl Name Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x64042705 Alternate between a boy name and a girl name. <BR> <BR> Alexander Sun, 3 Apr 2016 14:55:52 EST Pre-D Spark APRIL Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x64042551 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For April, that means reducing your impact on the environment. Find out just how easy it is to be green! <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you develop more eco-friendly habits. <BR> <BR> Click BELOW to download and print your April calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-04.pdf </link> Sun, 3 Apr 2016 14:28:52 EST Intro Post http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x63934683 My name is Rebecca, I am a mother of two, a full time student and full time receptionist/psychometrist. About 2 years ago I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia after multiple test were run to try and figure out why I had chronic pain. I have never really felt like that was the correct diagnosis but doctors don't always listen I guess. I recently changed doctors again and the new one feels that I actually have metabolic syndrome. She is running test now but I feel like this is really the issue as ... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 11:35:43 EST Pre-D Like it or Not? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x63795877 Answer the question, then write your own "like it or not" question. <BR> <BR> Daylight Savings Time - like it or not? Tue, 1 Mar 2016 16:56:08 EST Pre-D Spark March Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x63795742 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For March, that means improving your diet during National Nutrition Month. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you eat more nutritious, healthy foods. Click below to download and print your March calendar. (You need something like Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-03.pdf </link> Tue, 1 Mar 2016 16:38:36 EST Pre-D - Feb. Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x63574660 In ABC order, type in a word or phrase that makes you think of February. <BR> <BR> A - adore Mon, 1 Feb 2016 21:05:44 EST Pre-D Spark Feb. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x63565611 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For February, that means improving your heart health for National Heart Month. <BR> <BR> Here are 28 daily tips that will help you improve your health. Click below to download and print your February Calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-02.pdf </link> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 20:55:47 EST Pre-D Question of the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x63449511 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> New Question <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What makes you feel more guilty? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Eating "badly" for a day or meal <BR> <BR> Not exercising for a day <BR> <BR> Both <BR> <BR> Neither <BR> <BR> Something else concerning my health (please specify) Sun, 17 Jan 2016 15:07:41 EST suscess stories from pre-diabetics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x63375187 I'm in the journey of lowering my A1C and FBS to normal levels. Do you have a success story? please share your original numbers and your present number and how you were able to accomplish your success. Fri, 8 Jan 2016 13:28:47 EST Is Diabetic assoc. diet recomendations any good? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x63375164 I attended a pre-diabetic class and was given an later purchased an American diabetic association literature- but in the class the diet consider ok was over 60 carbs per meal as well as eating almost everything. Has anyone has any comments? Fri, 8 Jan 2016 13:24:56 EST Pre-D Goodie Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x63349059 Type in the number that comes next. If the LAST two digits are the same, give a goodie to someone on this team. <BR> <BR> I'll start with 11 (next person types in 12, etc.) Tue, 5 Jan 2016 14:39:24 EST Pre-D Spark Jan. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x63349049 Lots of great ideas and challenges for this month. <BR> <BR> Behavior experts say that it takes about one month to form a new habit, and many people try to create (or break) habits at the start of each year. With the right attitude and focus, you can stick to your New Year's resolutions and achieve long-term success. Here are 31 daily tips that will help you do exactly that. <BR> <BR> Web page: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=746 </link> <BR> <BR> Pr... Tue, 5 Jan 2016 14:37:04 EST Spark Resources for Pre-Diabetics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3979x18986x63349032 Did they miss something in this article that you think would be helpful? <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1457 </link> Tue, 5 Jan 2016 14:35:05 EST Pre-D Weather Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x63348853 For Georgia, we are cold and windy. What's is like where you are? Tue, 5 Jan 2016 14:13:54 EST PD - What is your carb limit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3979x18986x63348286 What is your (estimate) of a good carb range for you? Tue, 5 Jan 2016 13:07:59 EST PD - New Year New Things game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30974x18986x63348272 In ABC order, name something new you might like if money was no object. <BR> <BR> A - appliances Tue, 5 Jan 2016 13:06:01 EST Carrie from NH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x63334320 Hello, I'm Carrie from New Hampshire. I was told I was pre-diabetic at my last physical. My grandfather died from diabetes in 2007, so I want nothing more than to change my path. <BR> <BR> I have had a pretty great run with sugar and carbs, but I need to really limit them from now on. I really like Sunshine's tips on the chat. One of my favorite parts about SP is the ability to find nutritional information. I think some sites give you pieces here and there but ultimately, the science behind... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 00:58:21 EST Krys210 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x63304303 I've been on Spark a long time, however, just recently my doctor said my A1C and glucose level puts me in the pre-diabetic mode. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to learning some tips on keeping this at bay. <BR> <BR> I'm a grandmother of a very smart grandson and enjoy reading and working with computers. Thu, 31 Dec 2015 16:20:04 EST 20 minute chili http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x63301380 20 minute chili <BR> <BR> 1-14-oz can Black beans <BR> 1/2 tbsp Chili flakes, hot <BR> 1 small can of green chilies <BR> 1 small can of Libby’s Corn, kernels no salt or sugar added <BR> 2 Garlic cloves <BR> 1 Onion, large, chopped <BR> 1 14-oz can of diced Tomatoes <BR> 1 pound of ground turkey (99% fat free Jennie O Ground Turkey <BR> 1 tsp of olive oil <BR>  Add everything together and cook for 20 minutes. <BR> Thu, 31 Dec 2015 09:00:23 EST Hi Im Tiff from South Dakota http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x63170764 Hi I'm 29 and have 2 girls I just got a DR to confirm I'm pre-diabetic (I knew for awhile now just had crappy drs who wouldn't listen to me). I also have Hypothyroidism so I have an extreme lack of energy. I need to lose at least 30 lbs to get to a normal weight and hopefully kick this in the butt. Fri, 11 Dec 2015 14:39:01 EST Has anyone able to move from pre-diabetes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x63150629 I like to hear from the community who has been able to move away from pre-diabetic (remission) and how long did it take and how you did it? <BR> <BR> Please share your blood sugar and A1C numbers at the time of diagnoses and now. Also, how long has you kept your new numbers? Thanks Tue, 8 Dec 2015 16:13:41 EST blood sugar monitor 20 points variance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x63142409 I'm pre-diabetic and my insurance doesn't cover the cost of monitors. I received good advise from Sparkpeople community. After reading the information about Walmart monitors and others I read that there is a variance of 20 points. For those of you that test your blood daily how do you handle this variance that your results can be 20 points lower or higher? <BR> <BR> In thanksgiving a relative who has diabetes tested by blood sugar about three hours after the meal- I only ate a vegetable sala... Mon, 7 Dec 2015 13:56:55 EST Samantha from arizona http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x63020327 Hello. My name is Samantha I live in Arizona. I homeschool my son I have several health conditions. I am pre diabetic, I have pcos, and I can't exercise like most I have to be careful I have recently found out I have a knee cap that likes to be dislocated. I am eating portions and trying to eat gluten free and a paleo diet. Oh married going on 18 years. Besides my son I have a daughter in college 2 dogs and 2 cats. Fri, 20 Nov 2015 03:02:49 EST Tortillas what's the story? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x63011120 We purchased some whole wheat tortillas and later noticed that they have more carbs than white flour ones, not to mention corn tortillas. <BR> <BR> What's the story on tortillas for us trying to lower our carbs and flour consumption? Are they safe to eat in moderation? <BR> <BR> I'm pre-diabetic and I posted that I'm doing good in lowering my sugar numbers and don't want to go back to bad eating habits. As a vegetarian, we are running out of options for meals that are low carbs and high ... Wed, 18 Nov 2015 18:38:29 EST wallmart blood sugar monitor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x62942668 Newly diagnosed pre-diabetic and want to start testing my BG. Have anyone used Walmart monitors? My doctor refused to write me a prescription so I'm purchasing it without insurance. Secondly, how do you begin, does it comes with instructions? I started a low sugar diet and want to know what works. Any help would be appreciated. What brand should I get from Walmart? Mon, 9 Nov 2015 14:45:27 EST Bulgur Wheat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x62893763 Has anyone tried it as a substitution to rice? What are your thoughts on it? Tue, 3 Nov 2015 09:17:46 EST does the SP food tracker program meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x62874181 for pre diabetics? Sun, 1 Nov 2015 00:56:52 EST hello my name is Linda from New York http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x62866041 so happy I found this site. Fri, 30 Oct 2015 20:52:58 EST hello my name is Judy from New Jersey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x62859444 Just wanted to take the time to introduce myself. My name is Judy and I have been diagnose as a pre diabetic last yr. Silly of me thinking I had it together last year but apparently my A1C went up 6.1. I do have some medical training so if anyone has a medical question most likely I could answer it for you. I am determine to triumph over this and in the process lose some weight. I really can use all the help, support and the encouragement since I am new to this and mentally I am thinking as ... Thu, 29 Oct 2015 22:08:24 EST pre-diabetic non meat or fish eater http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x62724283 For over 2 decades I have not eaten meat or fish or drank any type of sweet drinks except water. I didn't eat enough vegetables. I Substituted my diet (without knowledge) with food rich in carbs, sugars, etc. When I was diagnosed pre-diabetes I was in shock, still are, my weight is normal and I'm not a big eater. For the last two months, I eliminated most of the bad foods and eating more vegetables and walking for one hour 3-5 per week. I'm having troubles finding food to eat that is low ... Mon, 12 Oct 2015 13:29:09 EST new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x62662607 I am 68 and am pre diabetic..found this out in September..My A1C was 6.4..blood glucose was 114..I am going to a diabetic counsler..have lost 5 lbs..been exercising..doing leslie sansone dvd's I am walking 2 miles..4 days a week..seems since I am older the weight doesn't come off as fast..Sandi Sun, 4 Oct 2015 20:59:34 EST Healthy4Gini http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x62627444 Hello I am Gini. I am Canadian so all my weights and numbers ever posted will be in metric. It is such a pain. I am 63 years old and just yesterday, received a verdict of pre=diabetes. I have so many questions and although I am a trained nutritionist, my training is 20years old and I never used it . <BR> I have an appointment with a dietician <BR> very soon and will hopefully be able to learn how all this works. <BR> I am really hoping for support from this team and any helpful tips you mig... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:13:20 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x62415197 I have just been told I am pre-diabetic. I am hoping I can get some good recipes and ideas here. <BR> <BR> what kind of sweetener do you use?? Thu, 3 Sep 2015 19:11:41 EST Nanolyns http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x62192042 Hi - I am joining this group because I am back on Spark and tracking while I attend a Pre-diabetes prevention study for employees of the university where I work. I have a family history of diabetes. My blood sugar levels are fine so far, but my A1c has been just over the border high the last two years. I also am on the borderline with blood pressure. Glad to be here for support and to share information and hopefully to get off border and into a healthier place! Thu, 6 Aug 2015 16:23:29 EST YIKES! I may have to switch teams - A1c was 7.2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x62191087 I don't know if I need to leave this team and join the Diabetic team, or what... But just found out that my recent A1c was 7.2..... that's higher than it's ever been! <em>39</em> <BR> I've been very, very lazy the past two years... I recently decided it's time to get back on the wagon, so to speak, and get myself healthier. But I sure wasn't expecting such a high number.. it's never been over 6.4 when it was checked the past 5 years. I'm so disappointed in myself, but not really surpr... Thu, 6 Aug 2015 13:18:15 EST Hzjewl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x62128058 Hello. I just came from the doctor and my blood work indicated my hemoglobin A1c is 6.2 H which is consistent with increased risk for diabetes (prediabetes). This is an unexpected diagnosis since I have no diabetes in my family history. I am determined to get this under control so that I do not develop full-blown diabetes. Diet and exercise modifications are in the work. I am going to use the information in this group to help me. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:30:32 EST Introducing myself- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x61977257 I'm in a medical weight loss program, and Sparkpeople is used as part of the tracking plan. My HbA1c is just over the pre-diabetic line but my MD has given me a "shot over the bow". I need to pay attention to it! Actually, need to be devoted to getting it down, along with my BP. Normal would be about 50 pounds lost, but I'd be happy with 25 if I could just maintain it. The first 8 weeks were amazingly successful (14 pounds), and I was psyched! Weight loss has been very difficult for me,... Fri, 10 Jul 2015 15:06:14 EST SP Tracking Nutrition- Carb settings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3979x18986x61870565 I have found daily food tracking on Sparkpeople Nutrition to be helpful. The carb settings seem high. Does anyone know the approximate pre-diabetes range? I know it will be different for different individuals. A general range would be helpful. (My Hg A1C is 5.7 which is at the bottom of the pre-diabetes range). <BR> Thanks! Sun, 28 Jun 2015 10:08:35 EST Azure-Sky new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x61848308 Hello all. I've been Sparking on and off for years, but have been concerned about pre-diabetes for a while. <BR> <BR> Had labs yesterday for my annual physical. FBS was 113, but my A1c was 3.9. So, I don't know if the FBS was a fluke, or something I should watch. My appointment with the doctor is next week, so I'll get more info then. <BR> <BR> Several months ago, I attended a Living with Diabetes course, and according to that program, diabetics should have between 45-60 grams of carbs ... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:06:35 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x61793238 Hi all, I'm new to this site. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 17:08:49 EST Anne http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x61624709 There has been such a big learning curve over the past 2 weeks since I found out that I have pre-diabetes. I am determined to make the changes necessary to avoid diabetes. It was a shock for me to discover the role of bread, rice and potatoes. I have quadrupled my exercise and have been working on eating a lot more protein and veggies. I am taking care of elderly parents 25 hours/wk + working full time and had been leading an unusually (for me) sedentary lifestyle. I would love some input... Sat, 30 May 2015 08:32:11 EST Sandra http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x61572020 <em>524</em> I just learned I'm pre-diabetic. My Hemoglobin A1C is 6.1. <BR> <BR> American Diabetes Association guidelines indicate that patients with HgbA1c in <BR> the range 5.7-6.4% are at increased risk for development of diabetes, and <BR> intervention by lifestyle modification may be beneficial. HgbA1c greater or <BR> equal to 6.5% is considered diagnostic of diabetes. <BR> <BR> Estimated Average Glucose 128 Sun, 24 May 2015 08:13:48 EST What changes have you made to lower Pre-Diabetes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x61426413 I was first diagnosed with Pre-Diabetes back in 2012. At the time I was so scared and quickly made healthy life style changes. Within 6 months January 2013...my numbers went from 5.9 to 5.6. I was so proud of myself for I was working our hard and exercising like crazy. I was no longer Pre-Diabetic. Now just recently I went back to the Doctor and my numbers are back at 5.9! Here we go again; however I know within the last year I made some bad choices and I'm now ready to hit the reset button a... Thu, 7 May 2015 11:25:32 EST Juliska09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x60841000 Hello all. I'm a 29 year old woman. I'm overweight, but not obese (168 pounds and about 5'7"). Last month I got back a blood test and although my FBG was okay (90), my A1C was 6.3. <em>39</em> I had donated blood just prior to taking the blood test since it was really the first blood test I'd ever had in my life, so I'm not sure if that could have affected the results. <BR> <BR> Anyway, as of right now I'm going to treat it as a true result. My doctor's appointment is March 30 and ... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 01:52:14 EST Outstanding Diabetes Resource on youtube http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x60779970 This is a video series by Dr. Richard Bernstein. I believe there is no better resource for preventing and treating diabetes through diet and lifestyle. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs_TA<BR>02I6IvV6-1s2pL4BPhvMo0Ck_lcY </link> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:14:12 EST Free online diabetes summit 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x60743374 This had great info last year. <BR> Enjoy, <BR> Birgit <BR> <BR> <link>thediabetessummit.com/ </link> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:52:27 EST FLJessiHD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x60639831 Hello, I have been a member of Spark People for a long time, though I don't stick with it long. I hope this time something will work with it. I recently found out that I am prediabetic and have a family history of diabetes on both sides. I want to adopt a healthy lifestyle for myself and my kids so that I can reverse this and be healthy in general. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:49:37 EST amount of grams of carbs - http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x60584370 Seeing new dr this year <BR> <BR> A 1 C is 6.4 -- <BR> <BR> was told by health nurse <BR> <BR> i can have up to to 60 g carbs per meal x 3 meals that 180 g a day ! <BR> <BR> and up to 5 to 10 g of carbs per snack but make sure snack has more protein than carbs <BR> <BR> isnt that alot of carbs per day <BR> <BR> advise .. please <BR> <BR> dr insisted i take 250 mg a day metformin for a month then <BR> 250mg 2 times a day for 2 months <BR> walk 30 min a day - <BR> --- i just hope i ca... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 22:40:31 EST Kanela48 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x60572870 Hello, my name is Sandy. I was recently diagnosed with pre-diabetes. I have just started a year long YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program. I have rejoined SparkPeople as a way to help me keep track of my food intake and exercise. I am totally confused about the proper nutrition. Our class has started with tracking fat in foods. I really like the people in my class, and it looks like we will be getting to know each other better. Also, my husband joined the class with me to give me support, ... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 19:01:01 EST snacking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x60549875 Today I had three snacks. It means nearly every 3 to 4 hours I ate. It worked for me, cravings in control. <BR> <BR> How do you guys handle snacking? Tue, 3 Feb 2015 14:41:12 EST CCOLE73 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x60507907 I'm joining this team because my doctor told me on Wednesday that I was borderline diabetic. My sister was diagnosed with diabetes last fall, so my doctor wanted me to get bloodwork done. My test came back at 120. He said he wasn't too worried yet and would check it again in 6 months. I just want to see what I can do in the mean time to bring the numbers down. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. I don't even know where to begin on what foods to eat and what to stay aw... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:57:25 EST Balancing food sensitivities and pre-diabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x60454320 Just found out I'm allergic/sensitive to wheat/gluten/barley/rye/oats, string beans, kidney and pinto beans, as well as to dairy and eggs (which i already knew). I have to stay on the low end of normal range of protein and low sodium, so I'm struggling to figure out exactly what to eat, especially for breakfast. I love veggies, so that's good, but I've been vegetarian-ish so I'm not inclined to eat a lot of fish, chicken and meat. <BR> <BR> Anyone have some great ideas for me? Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:15:37 EST aliciabarrett http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x60436688 Hi, I've been on sparkpeople for a while but with my scare the end of 2014 regarding pre-diabetes, I decided it was time to get serious! I've cut most sugar completely out of my diet and I'm finally losing weight slowly! I have enough health problems as it is without adding diabetes and all its complications - I'm trying to NOT follow my mom's footsteps. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:09:32 EST conniecoolchick http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x60353174 HI TEAM! I am joining this team because my husband is pre-diabetic. I want to gather as much practical information as I can so I don't inadvertently get him off track. I'm particularly interested in recipes, but I also want to hear how various team members handle their situation. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance for all I'm going to learn from you! <BR> <BR> Feel free to check out my Spark Page. <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> connie Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:29:37 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x60070197 Hello everyone. I am a RN from NY who needs to lose a lot of weight. I returned to school in February and ever since then the weight has piled on. I know I have been eating because of the pressure of school. I joined SparkPeople one week ago and since then I have loss 5 lbs, mostly water I am sure. The truth of the matter is, I have been eating right and I have been exercising too, so I am not really surprise at the result. I just hope that I can maintain this intensity. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:09:12 EST hippoboo1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x59972647 Hi! I expect to be told this Thursday at my upcoming appointment that I have pre-diabetes... high blood sugar & insulin levels... I am just starting out, obviously, and could use a little cheering up & motivation to get myself moving more. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance for any help I can get! Mon, 8 Dec 2014 19:53:48 EST call for support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x59826225 So I just went today and picked up the prescription for the gestational diabetes. The glucometer (think that's what its called) and the test strips as well as the sharps. All included in one. I think this is why I was so nervous the other day. I left the whole kit out in the car. I don't even want it in my house let alone use it. I know I'm going to have to use it and I go in for the class next Tuesday. The thing is .... I'm an ex drug addict. I have not stuck a needle in me since 2003. After... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:05:28 EST semaphore20 introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x59808266 Hi everyone <BR> I'm new to diabetes. I'm pregnant and was just diagnosed with gestational diabetes which I hear is very common. Its a more of a big deal than I thought though, because that means I could have it once baby is born. I have been working on my eating and exercising habits for a couple of years now with limited success. I went from 230 down to 210 before getting pregnant. Now I am back up to 232 but I have been gaining steadily according to pregnancy terms, they say. I need to get... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:53:39 EST Motivation... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x59805379 Pre-diabetes is concerning as we all don't want to become full blown diabetics and be on expensive insulin or drugs. It was my wake up call. I considered all risks like heart disease or stoke, kidney failure, high blood pressure and triglycerides, an Increase in bad cholesterol, amputations of my extremities, poor eye sight and/or blindness and even proper dental care so I don't lose any more teeth. I need no more motivation than to consider all these possibilities. <BR> <BR> Here are som... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:20:27 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x59694277 Hey everyone! My name is Heather and I am currently a grad student. I joined spark people after a friend of mine highly recommended it check it out, and so far I am really liking it! The reason I decided to join is kind of a long and boring tale, but it can be summed up like this: <BR> For the last 10 years I have had weight gain, lethargy, acne, irregular periods, etc. I knew something was wrong, but every time I went to a doctor they just said it was all in my head and everything was fine. ... Fri, 7 Nov 2014 15:38:51 EST valentinelady14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x59678286 Hello everyone. I am a 43 year old mother of 3 adult children. Diabetes runs big time on both sides of my family. My oldest son was even diagnosed when he was 5. I was diagnosed 3 years ago as pre-diabetic. My goal is to lose about 30 pounds so hopefully I will never have to take medication &/or suffer any of the devastating conditions this disease can cause. I joined SP at the beginning of October, but never really got started until about a week ago. I am getting back into the swing of thing... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 23:55:58 EST Why Walk And Keep Moving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x59628763 "A nice easy walk will improve your health <BR> "Sitting for long periods of time — when you don't stand up, don't move at all — tends to cause changes physiologically within your muscles," says Phys Ed columnist Gretchen Reynolds <BR> <BR> "You stop breaking up fat in your bloodstream, you start getting accumulations of fat ... in your liver, your heart and your brain. You get sleepy. You gain weight. You basically are much less healthy than if you're moving <BR> <BR> If you can stand up ... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 10:19:33 EST Portion Control...Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3995x18986x59578259 48 calories in 1 ounce of lean roast beef <BR> There are 58 calories in 1 ounce of Meat Loaf (97% lean ground beef) <BR> Jennie 0 99% Fat Free Ground Turkey is only 120 calories for 4 ounces <BR> Lamb 3 ounces 237 calories <BR> lean pork chop 172 calories <BR> Canadian Bacon 33 calories per slice <BR> There are 35 calories in 1 ounce of boneless Chicken Breast. <BR> Approx 38 calories in each 1 oz of turkey breast, skin removed <BR> Look for low-fat cheeses, but be aware of higher sodium con... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:00:34 EST lilsuzy1057 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x59505308 Hi everyone! My name is Susan and I am a 57 year old grandmother in need of losing another 120 pounds. So far I am down around 22 pounds. When I first started on SP my FBS was around 250 and now it fluctuates between 108- 179, depending of course on what I have eaten. I am wanting to learn how to eat and live healthy so I don't have to start taking insulin. Trying to find recipes that are low in carbs and that are also low in calories seems difficult to me. I seem to be finding ones tha... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:15:31 EST A question! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x59173990 Hello everyone, <BR> I have a question about something my doctor told me. She's my new doctor and has me confused. I had blood work done in July, I go in for the results and she tells me I have diabetes. I say I thought I was pre-diabetic. She says my blood glucose was 146 on the day (fasting) that I gave the blood. So I say I'll get it back to good, etc. She then ordered a A1C which was 6.2 in August. In July when I got that number I immediately went on a diet, started exercising, checking m... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:30:07 EST Birthdays?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x58931185 I would love to celebrate your birthday by sending you a goodie! Have an amazing day!! <em>247</em> <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 05:57:05 EST What Goes Down Must Come Up? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x58599826 I'm more than a little disappointed that my fasting blood glucose was up this morning. <BR> <BR> It's not because I ate poorly, because I've been tracking diligently and staying in my ranges. <BR> <BR> So I'm realizing that I have to apply my science background to this condition. <BR> <BR> I have to continually explore, experiment, and investigate to discover what my body really needs at any given time. <BR> <BR> So here's the data: <BR> <BR> On Saturday I did a little exercise late in t... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:04:03 EST Beans, Beans, the Musical Fruit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x58570940 You know the rest. <BR> <BR> Nevertheless, if I have to be the rootin'est, tootin'est varmint this side o' the Mississippi, so be it. <BR> <BR> Because for a pre-diabetic (or diabetic for that matter) beans are a godsend. <BR> <BR> Legumes (peas and beans) are rich in proteins, rich in nutrients, high in soluble fiber, low in fats, and contain complex carbs. <BR> <BR> That combination makes them a near perfect food for people like me. <BR> <BR> Beans (and other legumes) allow me to inc... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:46:10 EST Local support group for pre-diabetes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x58567631 I have considered starting a support group for people with pre-diabetes/insulin resistance in my community. There is already a support group for people with diabetes and it is lead by a dietician at a local hospital. Most of the people who come are older, most over 70, and many have severe diabetic complications. Many are not really interested in changing their lifestyle but are just wanting help managing severe side effects. <BR> I Have been thinking that people who are pre-diabetic or in th... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:25:09 EST Shotokido http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x58561113 Hi, I'm new to the forum, but not to pre-diabetes. <BR> <BR> I was diagnosed last August and in some ways it was a relief to finally know what had been happening to my body. <BR> <BR> I suspect I have been insulin resistant for several years, but didn't realize it because my lifestyle was very active and I wasn't gaining weight. <BR> <BR> Over the past few years though, my work has made me much more sedentary and I began gaining abdominal fat, which I had never experienced before. <BR> ... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:15:10 EST Pre-Diabetic What does it mean? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x58505968 There are at least two ways to look at it: <BR> 1. Pre-diabetic means not diabetic yet, everything is still ok, nothing to worry about. Don't have to test blood sugar, take insulin, take meds. Just "Watch what you eat" (whatever that means) and try to lose a little weight (right when it gets harder to do so). <BR> <BR> 2. Pre-diabetic means that without intervention the person will be diabetic in a few years, dependent on meds or insulin, reduced in their ability to build and maintain muscle... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:17:52 EST andie2goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x58504484 Hello fellow Sparkers! <BR> <BR> My name is Andie, I'm 46 years of age and weigh 290 pounds. I was recently diagnosed with pre-diabetes and anemia. Even though I've been "trying" to lose weight for two decades, it took a scare like this and having to test my sugar every day to really motivate me to change. Before now, I was not trying very hard to live healthy and was feeling weaker and weaker in terms of physical strength.....I could barely turn over in bed or get out of it, my whole body ... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:16:33 EST Juannis1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x58472235 Hello everyone! Happy to start a new journey with you all! Tue, 8 Jul 2014 20:17:14 EST dottiejane1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x58444713 Have been with Sparks for awhile. Lost weight, but have a lot of fat in middle .Bloodsugar was elevated doctor will do a non fasting one . Weight loss is very slow now. Sun, 6 Jul 2014 10:18:09 EST bs levels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3979x18986x58409615 i found this chart on line <BR> <BR> Excellent <BR> A1c 4.0 5.0 6.0 <BR> Mean blood mg/dL 50 80 115 <BR> Glucose mmol/L 2.6 4.7 6.3 <BR> <BR> GOOD <BR> A1c 7.0 8.0 <BR> Mean blood mg/dL 50 80 <BR> Glucose mmol/L 8.2 10.0 <BR> <BR> <BR> SO if my a1c was 6.9 -- in jan why did dr - get all in my face and basically tell me i didnt have much long to be around .. ??? the drug he put me on for 10 days... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 17:12:15 EST Sheree. Hey there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x58131479 Hoping to reverse this diagnosis! I am already feeling better since I found out that the insulin resistance is why I had been feeling so crappy. Fri, 6 Jun 2014 14:22:49 EST Help Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x58101804 This doesn't seem to be the typical question but: My grandma is a diabetic. She has been going to Duke for treatment, they put her on a diet where she only eat between 20-30 carbs a day. She's now off all diabetic medicine. In the past year she's lost almost 150lbs. Which is great, but they want her to lose more and my family is concerned. She has never been small, she is now around 130lbs at 73, she has had multiple cancer surgeries and is unable to do most "work-outs." Since going on the di... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 22:48:27 EST Lizzie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x58050220 Hi, I'm Lizzie, 19 yr old college student. My mom and I are both pre-diabetic and my grandma is diabetic. Hoping to lose weight and kick this thing! <em>104</em> Fri, 30 May 2014 11:54:49 EST Getting healthy one meal at a time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x57688862 A journey of a 1,000 steps starts with the first step. <BR> Getting healthy is achieved one healthy meal at a time. <BR> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:43:32 EST Hi! I'm Cat-in-CJ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x57681495 I've had the pre-diabetes curse hanging over my head for 2 years now. <BR> <BR> I lost 20 pounds when I joined SP in Oct 2012 but a few of the pounds have come back on. I'm experimenting with making lifestyle changes that I can live with for the rest of my life. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 19:30:26 EST Houndlover http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x57676915 Hi everyone, I have been on the diabetes team for a while but did not know there was a pre-diabetes team for a while. <BR> I have been pre-diabetic for almost two years (with short breaks) and probably was type 2 diabetic before I changed to a low-carb diet. <BR> I started checking my blood sugars in response to foods recently and think I'm finally successful in getting my blood sugars in the normal range. I've never been on medication or insulin. <BR> Birgit Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:11:31 EST Out of my rut!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x57618041 I was in a stuck at a 13 lb. wt loss for 3 weeks---weighed today...lost 3 lbs this week!! Yay....16 lbs.in 8 wks now!! Back on track---walked 2 miles on my lunch break yest...excited about this again!! <em>521</em> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:51:32 EST Can't seem to lose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x57604739 I have been pretty consistently tracking my food & exercise since February. When I go to the "calorie differential over time" report, I can see that i am eating an average of about 1200 calories give or take. I am also in a deficit of calories because of my exercising. I have a bad hip. so I am not able to exercise as much as I would like, but I have been pretty consistently either riding my stationary bike or walking. I have only lost 2 lbs, that may be overstating it because the scale I st... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:11:35 EST Sharon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x57534095 I really don't knowhow to do this. <BR> I was just diagnosed as a pre diabetic and I need to change my life style. I need advice. can some one help me? Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:08:13 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x57524240 Hi, my name is Diana I was dx pre-diabetic approximately 1 year ago. I have been on Sparkpeople for almost a year now. This is my second go round on SparkPeople. this past year has been a successful weighloss year. My plan is to continue eating healthy, weighing my portions and exercising at least 5 times per week. <BR> My goal is to get off the medication. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:35:22 EST Just diagnosed... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x57439905 So glad to have found this site. I was diagnosed with prediabetes this week in addition to established HTN and high cholesterol. I am 49 years old and have a strong family history of heart disease. I need help with a "go to" breakfast- not much of a cereal person and also with finding a decent artificial sweetener? Sorry for so many questions, but...one more any feedback on the use of Agave nectar? I've heard very conflicting reviews. <BR> Thanks! Tue, 8 Apr 2014 19:57:12 EST thestralknight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x57279318 Hi, my name is Catherine, username Thestral Knight. I have been on and off with Spark for years. I just got my first high glucose reading, so it is time to get serious and do something about my health. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:19:55 EST What's your favorite low carb snack? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3979x18986x57210501 I have been pre-diabetic for 2 years now. I have always counted calories, and most of the time am able to feel satisfied around 1200-1300 calories. I have been trying to loose about 5 lbs, and for some reason, my weight won't budge. Can people please share what you like to snack on...... I am beginning to realize, that I should be paying more attention to carbs rather than number of calories. My endocrinologist says if I want to loose weight, I should stick to 100 gms of Carb, 150 gms for m... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:00:01 EST Missy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x57200329 Hello I am missy just found out that I am pre diabetic. There is a long history of diabetes in my family and I for one have decided that it has to stop and who better than me to break the cycle..I do not want my kids to deal with this like I am . I look forward to help and also being a help when I can.. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:00:02 EST Mobii. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x57190797 Hi everyone, I'm Tracy. I was dx with pre diabetes at the beginning of March and have been trying to gather information on what I need to do and not do. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:42:45 EST quick question re: carbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3979x18986x57006468 So, they are having a baked potato bar at work tomorrow...my weakness...I haven't any potatoes since I started this diet...is it ok if I just have 1/2 of one w/a ton of veggies on it? I'm thinking yes using common sense...but, don't want to cheat this early in the game. Tue, 4 Mar 2014 19:27:55 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x56956295 Hi, I was introduced to Sparkpeople by a wonderful friend of mine. I was just diagnosed w/pre-diabetes...I am only 2 points high, but have 50 pounds to lose. I gained 80 pounds with my last child and pretty much gave up, but with the abnormal labs, I got scared and am now motivated to get this weight off!! Up until the last 10 years, I never had to worry about what I ate, so this is a challenge for me. I also drank at least 4 dt. cokes a day and beer on weekends...I have stopped all of that a... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:23:44 EST Sharie60s http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x56925213 I've been diagnosed as pre-diabetic by doctor and am having a heck of a time trying to not only watch my calories but my carbs. I knew something was not right when I would eat things like pasta and not feel well afterward. Good thing I made an appointment! I have my meter and am charting religiously. I'm hoping joining this group will give me some insights and knowledge as to dealing with this condition. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:01:45 EST JROSS30 Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x56925112 Hi everyone, I have recently been diagnosed as pre-diabetic and I am happy to have found this message forum. I am looking to make some major lifestyle changes. Exercise is a challenge for me as I have limited mobility, so I would be interested in exercises I can do from a seated position to start with until I can build up some core strength. Any suggestions you might have for me would be much appreciated. I look forward to learning from all of you, and to contributing as I am able. Thanks. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:51:34 EST How many carbs in naturally flavored water? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x56791398 My daughter made some rosemary, strawberry, blueberry flavored water. She put the rosemary, strawberries and blueberries in a quart jar of water and let them sit in the fridge over night. It was delicious. But I don't know how many carbs would be in this flavored water. We did not eat any of the fruit. Any one have an idea how to count these carbs? Sun, 16 Feb 2014 02:01:20 EST ONEPARADISE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x56783020 Hi, <BR> My name is Lynda. I found sparkpeople about four months ago, and three months ago I was diagnosed with Pre-diabetes. Although I've been using the tracking and motivational tools, reading great articles and finding wonderful recipes, this is my first post! I'm looking forward to meeting some of you Pre-Diabetic Sparkers so I can pick your brain and learn about this condition. Oh - and I always give bonus points to this team! Sat, 15 Feb 2014 09:57:46 EST Finally feeling good!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18986x56684674 Hello <BR> <BR> It's been a long time since I have been active in this group as I had pretty much fallen out of everything. I gained so much weight, lost my confidence and social abilities, and had pretty much given up on life. I have always had borderline high blood sugar levels, borderline high blood pressure, and who knows what all... I didn't go to the Dr. Over the past few years I would check my blood pressure at the pharmacy and have been checking my blood sugar levels at home with m... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 12:56:07 EST diabmondblue24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x56413152 Hello, everyone! I've been on Sparkpeople since 2010, when I found out my blood sugar tests put me right at the brink of a diabetes diagnosis. I lost 50 pounds, got my a1c down to 5.7, and kept the weight off for several years. Over the past year, I've put 15 of those pounds back on and just found out that my latest blood tests put me right back in the pre-diabetic range. <BR> <BR> I'm pretty sure the key to keeping this weight off (and taking more off, quite frankly) will be to make so... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 10:15:42 EST Howdy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18986x56350290 I was a member of sparkpeople years ago...might have even been when it first started? My doctor is concerned with my fasting blood sugar, 131 and 134 the past two months. I go in the end of January to do it again. I really don't want to go on medication :-( <BR> So I joined up a couple days ago and plan to get ahead of this thing before it gets outta control! <BR> Any suggestions will be gladly accepted. I have been using a glucose monitor and really sticking to portion control and watchi... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:43:32 EST