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5/4/11 8:14 P

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I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes November 2009. I do not have to take any medication and I am managing my blood sugar by eat 3 meals a day and 2 snacks. My diabetic nurse worked directly with me to review with me the number carbs I am to consume at every meal and every snack. I eat 25 to 30 carbs for breakfast; 30 carbs for lunch and 30-35 carbs for dinner. The carb count for snacks is 15-20 carbs. I have lost a total of about 27 lbs. I eat a lot fiber throughout the day. Have you had a food planning conversation with a nutritionist? If you follow the prescribed plan for you, you will lose weight, feel better and manager your blood sugar level. My challenges now are staying on the food plan. I am gaining a lbs. hear and there. That's how the weight gain starts. Drink a minimum of 8 8ozs. of water a day, exercise and get plenty of rest. Also, minimize your stress level. Another thing that helps me is ready books, articles and other sources of information on diabetes. Currently, I am paying particular attention to the Atkins Diet. You can do this. It takes a lot of courage, planning, commitment and focus. Get your family and friends involved in your journey.

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5/2/11 12:42 P

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5/2/11 12:00 P

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Hello everyone.
I am new to the team. I just learned last week that I am pre-diabetic. I am trying to figure out how to start living healthy and get things under control before I have to end up taking insulin. With being healthy I am hoping that this will pevent any further medications. This all started with severe migraines. The doctors couldn't tell me what was going on. I was finally advised to go to a headache care center. The doctor is great. I finally felt that someone listened to me. He looked over all the tests and advised me that I may have metabolic syndrome. He did many tests and I am now waiting on the results from them. The migraines have affected my ability to work again and I really just want to live a normal life. So I am hoping that by starting my new diet and learning all I can about my condition that I can live a long happy life. If anyone has any ideas to help me get started and keep on track, I would greatly appreciate any words of wisdom.
Thank you.

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