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4/7/10 9:26 P

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Hello Ladies, welcome to the team!
Yes it can be very overwhelming when you first get diagnosed.
When I got diagnosed my doctor gave me a meter and put me on Metformin.
Your doctor may think you can control it by diet and exercise alone.
That's a good thing.
Watch your carb intake, stay away from simple sugars.
I personally don't eat anything white, it works for me.
Do some kind of exercise everyday and drink plenty of water.

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3/12/10 4:48 P

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Welcome. You will want to schedule a dietitian as soon as possible. I eat 3 meals a day + 2 snacks if I chose to. Breakfast: small protein, slice whole wheat bread, 1/4 c. oatmeal with skim milk. Lunch small salad, sandwich turkey or peanut butter. Dinner: a piece of protein, couple vegetables, small starch. The type of starch determines the portion size. For example: rice 1/4 c. I cook 95% of my meals (cooked a lot before the diagnosis so cooking was not a stretch for me). I do use 1-2 t of oil a couple times a day for example, I am going to cook a stir fry tonight for dinner so I will use a little oil there and also use oil and vinegar on my salads. Your nutritionist will help your with measurements, types of foods to eat and a lot of other needed information. Exercise and eat the way you are suppose to and the weight will come off. I weighed 156 in Oct./Nov '09, now I weight 133. Diet and exercise. I too do not take medication. I hope it continues to work. I certainly wish you all the best in getting on board with your new life. Relax and just know it is a journey not just a trip! Learn what are suppose to eat and learn new and fun ways of fixing you food.

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3/12/10 4:28 P

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Hi everyone, I was just diagnosed Type 2 on Wed (3/10/10) and boy am I overwhelmed. Looking for help, advice, support.. anywhere I can !

*DR inst starting me on any meds , wants to try Diet and Exercise. 1st

* no test strips or Meter, and that confused me alittle.. how will I know if the changes I am making are working?
She will retest in 3 months to see where I am at.. but Id like to see progress.

I'm also struggling with food choices.

I am about 50-60 pounds overweight, not active at all. So I knew the changes were needed before the diagnosis, now its Not a Choice, its Needed !

I'm hungry, I feel weak and sort of dizzy.. is that normal when you start making changes? Will I always be hungry or will my body get use to the new food choices? I have been eating.. just not the usual burgers and fries and m&m's. Had yogurt,fruit and fiber cereal for breakfast. a very small roast beef sandwich and greek salad for lunch. Apple for snack, 1/2 bag of smart pop popcorn ( and a few peanut m&m's.. bad I know, but I felt so weird I needed some sugar) So its not like I am starving myself.. but Im so hungry :(

UGH, feel so depressed, discouraged and disgusted with myself for letting it get this way. I dont know if it is hereditary, as I dont know my Bio-Fathers family history

Sorry for so many questions. I'm confused and so much is going through my mind.

Thanks so much,
Crying in my yogurt


Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. - Emerson

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