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4/30/10 12:48 P

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Its not easy being diabetic of any type, and the older you are when you learn the hard it can be to get into the swing of things, took my mom a nightmare of 2 years to get to a place where she could deal with her new condition.

Since I had been living as a type 2 thanks to my mom since a young child, when I got told in 2003 that I was now type 2 it wasn't as much of a shock. it still wasn't great to learn or hear, but it was just another thing added to my life (a month before I'd been told I was infertile and had Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome).

But you can do it, you just need to take it one day at a time, small baby steps.

If you do need medication, remember it if NOT your fault for needing it, if you can stay 100% diet controlled as my mom did for over 30 plus years of her life (till about 5 or so year ago she was told she wasn't diabetic any-longer) then great! But if you can't and need to go on the mediation do not fight going on it, many endro's wait till the last possible moment to get you on treatment, when for many started such treatment earlier might have saved a love of compilations down the road. The same goes with needing to go on insulin, it is NOT a failure of yours, but of your own body's ability to produce what is needed, which is 100% no fault of yours.

There is an online community that you might wish to check out for diabetics called TuDiabetes www.tudiabetes.org it is a great group of people from Type 1s and us type 2s of various ages its well worth looking at the community and joining if you are into social networking of any sort.

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+Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

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REDUCER3 Posts: 26
4/30/10 1:55 A

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thanks nyxwofwalker :) you saved me a lot of treking about on a site i am not yet familiar with. i took classes when i was diagnosed as diabetic 2. they gave me info about food/portions/labels/meters/etc. now i have to get the rituals going for me. i have a couple of diabetic cookbooks i have yet to delve into. i know that the main thing is to eat the right amount of the right carbs with protein....basically, and keep a close eye on your glucose numbers. i am not on any meds for it and i would like to keep it that way. i need to get more exercise into my day...
appreciate your reply, thanks again.

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NYXWOLFWALKER's Photo NYXWOLFWALKER SparkPoints: (168,070)
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4/29/10 11:33 P

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SP does not support Diabetics of any sort .. it is up to you to make up your own plans and go on from there. SP recommends that all diabetics work with a diabetic dietitian to work out a plan that works for you and use SP to track it type deal.

If you are looking for ideas for meal plans for diabetics, you might look over at the American Diabetic Association web site they do have a section for food that might be of help to you.

I myself just follow the Canadian Food Guide paired with the Canadian Diabetic Association's guidelines - and I've been type since since December 2003.

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Living with...
+Type 1 Diabetes
+Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP)
+Spinal Ostioarthritis
+Fibromyalgia
+Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

7,050,715 steps taken since 2014
5,748 floors climed since 2015
4,992.22 km walked in 2014
2,982,764 calories burned since 2014
20 lbs lost and 20 lbs gained since 2014


 Pounds lost: 19.7 
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REDUCER3 Posts: 26
4/29/10 1:06 A

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i am trying to work with this site and track down the food info for us diabetic type 2 folks. i just went to classes and learned all about the food combinations and needs for managing it without meds. now here i am trying to hunt down a plan to help me organize some meal plans. is there anything hidden away here for us.
i am 56 and gained 45 pounds last year with various meds that i took for other things. i was diagnosed with diabetes 2 and thyroid both in april - 09. any tips and direction will be much appreciated. i took the water pledge....gulp gulp...pee. emoticon

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