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4/23/18 1:07 A

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Hi! I am pre-diabetic. My husband has type 2. Have been on sparks for 3 months. We just need to work on developing a healthier lifestyle.

Striving for strength and balance in mind, body and spirit!!

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4/15/18 1:58 A

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I am Pam and used spark when I first became type 2 diabetic that was about ten years ago and I haven't done much to work on my weight I do pay attention to my a1c and was able to get that down some but I'm a carb addict and an worried about my levels going up I'm 60 and exercise is foreign to me I way out of shape and really need to stay exercising emoticon

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3/4/18 12:35 A

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Hi, I'm Bonnie. I have type 2 diabetes and have managed to keep my A1C at 5.5 for 18 months. Last fall, I started putting on weight....gained 15 pounds...even though i joined a hiking club and have hiked 10-2 mile/week; and have a standing, walking, lifting job 24 hours/week. I have started to feel it; notice more swelling around my socks. Very thirsty. Got to get back on the chain. Got to get to the finer points of Diabetes self care. Up til now, I've been successful without a lot of work. I dread the next A1C...probably be 8! I've started logging my food...but not cutting anything out. It's a start. Also got a new body weight scale that tells muscle, fat, water content of body....I like seeing facts instead of Mom's opinion, or anyone else's ...lol.About to turn 73 and some of these body changes are hard to take...arthritis is much worse lately;
skin very dry and thin...that kind of change. So, time to get serious. Thanks.

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2/16/18 8:43 A

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Hi. I'm Elayne, and here we go again. Time to get serious about my Type 2 diabetes.I've been with Spark since Aug 6 of 2006.I was diagnosed with diabetes in June of 2016.I need to get serious about it and log my food, exercise, blood sugars. I've tried this before but quit telling myself I can do it on my own. WRONG! I'm fortunate to not be on any medicines, but I don't want to get to that point. Looking forward to this and making new friends here. emoticon

Elayne from the west coast of Fl.

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2/11/18 9:28 A

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Good morning all. My name is Donna. I've been here quite a long time. Today is my 58th birthday and I check my sugar this morning and it was 165. Not good since I didn't eat after 6pm last night. I have a lot going on right now in my life (closing of the agency I have worked for for 27 years, my younger sister passed in Oct 17 unexpectedly) and I know stress plays a HUGE part in diabetes as well. I'm on no med's currently and my last AIC was 6.1 (also not too bad) I'm just trying to get back on track. Wish me luck emoticon

Donna

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2/1/18 9:49 A

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I just got on sparkpeople a few weeks ago and just saw this now. I had type two diabetes lost 80 pounds and my doctor told me I no longer had diabetes.
I got pregnant even though I was told I never would and got gestational diabetes and gained 50 pounds. Now I have type two diabetes again. I've lost a about 30 pounds of the 50 I gained but need to lose way more to get to a healthy weight and hopefully not have diabetes anymore.

Edited by: NEWLIFENEWME22 at: 2/1/2018 (09:50)
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1/25/18 12:36 P

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@Fire27 - I too am a long time SP member who has newly re-committed to the program. I'm aiming to address issues in pieces and build on them. I find if I try to change everything at once - I become overwhelmed and discouraged. I started by tracking food and water and looking to get exercise in some form 2 Days/week. Then added this challenge and aiming to participate 2 days/week.

Best wishes to you for a successful journey!

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1/22/18 9:56 A

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Long time member but short time activity. I started SP when I hit 50, that was 7 years ago. My weight has gone up and down. I do not like exercise or diets so that is where I am today. Fast forward 7 years and I am in bad shape. I started SP and lost about 20 pounds but brought it back and more. My department physical showed pre-diabetic. My primary care doc said the same thing. So now if I don't control the sugars I will not be recertified next year. So here I am. I know I have to change food and start back at the gym. Stress in the past 7 years has taken a toll and added the weight. Today I started on a plan. water, gym, track my food. My goal is to drop 40. If I can lose a pound a week I would be ecstatic. I know it will be a long road. My vices have to go or be moderated. Anything I do will be an improvement. So here I go................

"Good things may come to those who wait but only the things left by those who hustle" A. Lincoln


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1/1/18 7:12 A

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Hi everyone, I'm 49 and I have type 2 diabetes. I have never really committed to a lose weight program and really looking for this year to be different. I used to weight 229 and down to 210. It's been a struggle of eating healthily as well of workout. Thanks sparkpeople to giving us the resource to make it happen.

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12/1/17 12:04 A

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Finished the 30 day challenge today and looking for next level of learning - I am 68, pre-diabetic and DO NOT want it to get to full blown diabetes - I have multiple health issues but am in good shape for the shape I'm in. Just accepting and learning to use the term pre-diabetic and learning LOW CARB way of eating. Determined to win this battle and lose weight, be healthier and stronger.

Linda in WA state *John 10:10b Jesus came to give me life, an abundant life!
*Gluten free, Heart Healthy, Anti-inflammatory, Low Carb I.F. way of eating and life structure
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11/29/17 8:53 A

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Hi everyone. My name is Sherri. I have been diabetic, Type 2 I think, for a while now. I am hoping that if I lose some weight that I can maybe get off medication. I know that I need to take better care of myself. Even if I don't ever get off of the medication, I still need to lose the extra weight so I can be the healthiest me that I can be.

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10/16/17 12:43 P

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Hello y'all. I have been a member for a really long time, but have also been very inactive for a very long time (Aug. 2011 last updates). I am updating my Spark Page and renewing my weight loss efforts while making some big changes in several areas. Almost like starting brand new, except that I have managed to loose more weight than I thought since I was last active. Since the last time I was on Spark, I have lost my mom, added a grand daughter, married off my third child. Although the marriage was just this couple of weeks. I am diabetic, not on insulin yet, and my new primary has started taking a notice in my medical records which has made me realize I am not taking care of myself very well at all. That all changes today. I have weighed in, measured and changing my eating and exercise habits. I know I will find all the moral support I need on Spark. Looking forward to more interactions.

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10/16/17 6:03 A

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Hi, I'm Celia and I'm 61 living in the UK. While I am not yet diabetic I fit the criteria for developing it with 2 first degree relatives (mother and brother) and many second degree who all have or had type 2.

I recommitted to Sparkpeople a little over 7 weeks ago and have lost 19lbs following the pre-diabetic plan so that's working for me and I'm happy with it but I desperately need to get more active.

So my goals here are to continue losing weight, work more activity into my daily life and prevent myself from developing type 2 diabetes.

Edited by: LAWLI56 at: 10/16/2017 (13:42)
~*Cely* (UK)" When life throws you a rainy day play in the puddles!

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10/11/17 2:21 P

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Edit: I have decided this is not going to be helpful.

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10/11/17 8:58 A

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Hi. I'm Val, 62 yrs old, live in the UK and have just discovered I'm probably diabetic. I had random high glucose readings, while in hospital for another health issue, which could have been caused by drugs I was being treated with, but have since had 2 fasting blood glucose tests through my GP surgery that were potentially in diabetic range. I bought a monitor, have been testing my glucose levels for a couple of weeks now and readings are definitely outside normal range. I have a further GP appointment next week.

My Dad had type 2 diabetes, I am overweight, and do not have enough exercise - all good reasons to want a structured approach to managing my condition with information on diet and exercise that I believe Spark People can help with. So this is day 1 of week 1!

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10/7/17 5:49 P

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Hi! I'm Jennifer, age 41, diagnosed Type 2 a year ago. Which wasn't a surprise as I was diagnosed as Pre-diabetic 10+ years ago. I hadn't really been seeing a doc or following up on it. I likely had progressed to full on diabetes for years. By the time it was diagnosed I had been having neuropathy symptoms for over a year & gone to urgent care for that because it was so bad.

I take Metformin. I was off of it for a few months but my sugars started climbing again and the neuropathy in my feet returned. My a1c was 11.3 when I was diagnosed & was 8.0 after being off Metformin for a few months. I am looking forward to seeing my progress at my next 3 month check up in December.

I've been a Spark member for years but haven't been active for quite some time. As I am recommiting myself to my health & making lifestyle changes I want to use all the tools & resources in my arsenal. I thought this challenge would help!

At my heaviest I was 364 lbs. A year ago when I was diagnosed I had gotten down to 295. This spring I had gotten down to 252 but am currently back up to 278.

I look forward to being a part of this group & supporting each other while we strive towards our health & wellness!



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10/5/17 8:57 P

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I was diagnosed with T2 diabetes in June of this year. It's been overwhelming but slowly I've been learning as much as I can. Which has resulted in a drastic lifestyle change for the better.

My A1C was over 10 in July and as of sept was 5.5 due to low carbing and portion control!

Hoping to gain support and be supportive. Happy Thursday!

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9/18/17 8:34 A

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My name is Betty and I've been living with type 2 diabetes for almost a year now. I'm still a little in denial about it in terms of how I eat. I've only told 1 or 2 people in my family because I don't want everybody to start watching what I eat. Just starting this challenge today.

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8/21/17 1:11 P

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Hello. I am 54 years old and was just diagnosed with DM-2 this morning. I was prescribed Metformin, which I will be picking up later today. I am going to make an appointment with a diabetes educator, as I am very confused by much of what I've read and the doctor said and why so much of it conflicts. As for exercise, I recently started doing some very gentle walking- I am trying to increase that each week. In another lifetime, I was a competitive swimmer and would like to start incorporating that into my exercise routine. I do have access to a pool- not a competition one (the one in our neighborhood is kidney bean shaped; probably to discourage lap swimmers, since it is a shared pool.) One of my exercise goals is to get good enough to join a masters team which would afford me the opportunity to swim in a 25 or 50 meter pool. I also need to find a suit that fits- when I go to the beach, I wear a suit that fits great on my bottom half but doesn't come close to covering my large chest. I just cover that up with a rash guard. The rash guard solution will work for my neighborhood pool, so I can keep looking for a suit that fits properly. I am glad to have found this group!

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8/4/17 5:51 P

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8/4/17 8:32 A

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I will be 46 tomorrow and was just diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes after being admitted to the hospital with diabetic ketoacidosis. It was a very scary episode and I want to learn everything I can so that my body doesn't go through that again. I was actually eating and exercising 5x a week for at least 30 minutes when it happened. It has been recommended that I restart the exercise slowly until I see how my body responds to the insulin.

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HI! I am 46 and was just diagnosed Friday as having Type 2 diabetes. I need to get the weight off and get moving more. I have my first recheck after starting metformin in 6 weeks and I would like it to be a good one!

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Rejoining this challenge. Was successful once before. At the endo's office today my A1c was up a little so I want to work it back down before my next 3 month check up. I am 73 and prediabetic. Late in life diagnosis. I have slacked off on the exercise so need to get back to accountability.

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Hi everyone ! I am not sure if I have posted here
before, but am going to post for this new start.

I am almost 65 (couple of weeks). I was
diagnosed as type 2 in 2005. Until last year
I was considered what used to be called
" a brittle diabetic" meaning everything was
messed up and out of control. I was on the
"diabetic protocol" going from diet and exercise,
med to more meds, to insulin, several different
types and combinations. Finally (after 11 years, 2016)
I found the right med for me. I take a Tresiba injection
once per day. It is 3 xs the usual dosage and has
finally brought my bs under control.

The last several months I have undergone several
tests and doctors/specialists. The good news .. no
neuropathy in feet, no eye involvement. Bad news,
my kidneys have been affected, last few tests it has
been in the 40's.

I am at least the 3rd generation of diabetics in my family:
both brothers, mother, father, grandmother, great grand
mother, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. I was diagnosed one
month before the last uncle was.

Now that I am able to control my BS, I want to restart
this challenge and see how I can stave off any other
complications.

MaryAnn

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6/10/17 2:19 P

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My name is Brenda, 57 years old and just discovered my condition about 3 weeks ago. I should not be surprise,My mom had it, my daughter has it. I have a lousy time trying to figured out meals from day to day. My husband is a big help, he always caution me to watch what I eat.
I know this is going to be a long journey combined with all my other issues, hypertension, under active thyroid, high cholesterol and the list goes on and on. I am here to learn how to manage and live with this and to seek encouragement and support to get me through it.

Thanks all,
Brenda

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6/8/17 12:41 P

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Hi there MWESLEY5, I have your same exact story. Let's do this!

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6/8/17 12:39 P

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Hi there, Just getting back to Sparking and joined a 30 day log-in challenge. I'm on day 15 of that and am looking at all of the other challenges that I signed up for. I signed up for this one in 2013 and did nothing. I had gestational diabetes when pregnant and know that if I don't get it into gear, I'll be down the road to Type 2. So, here I go again. I'm down 6 lbs and have 69 to go. Best wishes everyone.

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5/28/17 10:04 P

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Hi I'm Liz from south Texas. I was diagnosed as diabetic at the beginning of March. My doctor put me on Metformin twice a day. My A1C was 12.6 I think at the end of February and I took another A1C test a few days ago and it was 6.8 so I think my doctor will be pleased with that. I will see him next week. I'm trying to get back to swimming this week. That is my favorite form of exercise.

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5/23/17 8:14 P

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Wishing you the best. Diabetes Is a daily challenge.
6/27/17. Have to restart the challenge. Starting to go backwards. I want to stay on top of this before it's out of control

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Hi! I'm Jo and I was diagnosed last week with Type 2. I've been with SP on and off since 2009. This diagnosis was an eye opener. I'm hoping for some insight and support from this challenge. Thanks for having me!

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5/23/17 10:51 A

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Hi I've been with Sparks since summer of 2015. The program works if you are ready to change your life style. Which is all good. I'm like most I live to eat. I love to cook. Coming from a strong German family I learned to cook and bake with lots of butter and cream. Butter had to be in everything. It's hard to change when you've done this for many years. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 12 years ago. I had good control up to the past year. I've had 2 knee replacements and hope that will help. I've tried every diet on the market. They work at the time you are with program but as soon as you go on your own the weight comes back. This is where the life style change needs to come into place. There is no tomorrow it has to be done now today no hesitation. I wish everyone the best who have weight problems and health issues. We can do it. I pray for help a lot. Have a beautiful life

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Hi, My name is Terri and I have been on SparkPeople since February 2014. I took this challenge when I first joined SparkPeople and it was a big help to me. I am a type 2 diabetic and I have had it for 9.5 years now. I started out on insulin because it scared my doctor. My doctor never did any tests to check for it previous to the time I was having symptoms. After 6 months I was off of insulin and was on 2 medications. I am now on 3 medications, which is all they will give you then you go on insulin. I don't want to go back on insulin so I need to get back down to business. I have put back on 16 pounds because I wasn't tracking my food or exercising. I have been doing pretty good for the last 5 weeks but at the end of last week, I was back to doing whatever I wanted so I decided yesterday to rejoin this challenge.
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I am a 57 year old type 1 diabetic. I have been having a harder time controlling my blood sugars and felt burnout. I need to get back on track to keeping myself as healthy as possible. I already have neuropathy in my feet and have had life threatening complications I want to prevent from recurring. Also want to protect my eyes and kidneys. I have limited mobility due to spinal lower back and neck surgeries and complications.

Just to answer Ash-Li, yes I change my lancet each time I test. It is the best way to prevent infection.

Karen R, Eastern Time


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4/27/17 5:52 P

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Hi, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes a week ago.

It didn't surprise me but then today someone said to me "you're a diabetic" and I was looking for maybe the person behind me? There wasn't anyone, of course. Just that internal "who, me?"

I do have a question -- do you change needles every time you test?

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4/19/17 1:46 P

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Hi Im new to all of this but am very excited to get started. Cant wait to start losing weight and getting healthy. I got gestational diabetes when I was 45 and pregnant with my now 3yr old daughter . They told me that I was most likely going to become diabetic when I got older. I haven't noticed anything yet or I should say I haven't been diagnosed with it yet so I'm taking precautions now to prevent it from happening or at least from getting bad. Plus my weight is out of control and with a change of life baby I want to be around for her and that means being healthy. With my weight the way it is now which is the most I've ever weighted by the way I'm not healthy, my body aches all the time and I cant do the things with my daughter that I was able to do with my other children when I was younger and thiner. Not to mention that being this weight is very depressing. I'm very determined to do this for my family and for me and for my health. So please send me your prayers and best wishes to stick with it and achieve my goal. Thanks so much. God bless

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3/30/17 3:23 A

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Hi, I am pre-diabetic and have ulcerative colitis (in remission), and many allergies. Would like to get my 6.1 A1C down below 5.7. I am only 20 pounds over weight, but have a family history of diabetes. I have struggled with my blood sugar most of my life. When I was younger I was extremely underweight and struggled with keeping my weight up. Exercise would leave me with the shakes and feeling of extreme hunger. Sometimes I even had blackouts, regardless of how much I ate. Then I thought myself to be hypoglycemic. I Self diagnosed as the Drs never took my symptoms serious. I have finally discovered that I need to eat 15 carbs partway through any cardio exercise that's is longer than 20 minutes. Muscle is very difficult for me to attain. I seem to get sick more that disrupts my exercise routine and then need to start over. I want to build muscle and lose 15 to 20lbs. I find it most difficult to eat enough protein and still keep my carbs and fat low. I don't have any strong support so have to be strong with delicious but bad temptations always around. Hope this challenge will get me off to a good start.

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My name is Jennie. Don't let the Dr in my username fool you. I'm no doctor. I'm 41 and was diagnosed 2 weeks ago. Had been drinking copious amounts of water and up all night to the bathroom for about 3 months. I knew I as at risk because of my weight, but is anyone ever really ready for it? I'm on Metformin twice a day but still am having trouble bringing my numbers down. Carbs are a weekness. Food is a weekness. This is extremely hard. But I am scared to death and am on board with trying! Good luck to everyone!!!

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2/23/17 5:32 P

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Hi Coach Nicole and everyone,
My name is Angie and I raise rabbits. I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in December 2016. My mother was diabetic for several years. She ended up developing heart disease but passed away at age 63 from ALS. I'm 54 now and I want to live until I'm 90, so my New Years resolution was to start exercising and eating much healthier than I did in 2016. I feel a renewed zest for life and I'm down 8 lbs since November. My husband and I walk every other day and, when I go visit my daughter in Las Vegas, we go dancing on Fremont Street! My goal is to lose 22 more lbs and manage my blood sugars as best I can with this new lifestyle and meds. I take Metformin once a day. I have 2 teenage grandsons, from my son & his wife, who I love hanging out with, when they want to hang with grandma. I'm thankful they live nearby. Well, that is me in a nutshell.

Keep it up!!


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2/3/17 11:42 A

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Hello everyone. Grace here from NW Arkansas. I just turned 43 years old and have recently had a minor stroke due to diabetes complications. I am now on insulin and 2 types of diabetes pills. I am here to get my sugar levels under control, lower my cholesterol, and hopefully lose a few pounds and gain my strength and health back along the way. During some standard testing procedures for the stroke, they have now found what the cardiologist calls a "left bundle branch" block in my heart so I'm undergoing further testing for that. So... can someone tell me what this 8 week challenge entails? Or at least where to find that information? I look forward to getting to know all you guys and gals in the boards.

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Just diagnosed with gestational diabetes this week. Waiting to hear from the specialist's office what exactly that means. Would love to hear from those with experience.

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1/25/17 8:35 P

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Hi - Julie from MN - age 46, very newly diagnosed, temporarily on limited activity but hoping to find some things I can do even if just walking. I have another 8 days to go before I am allowed to lift more than 5 pounds - and that is hard... I think i have some three pound weights around so I will try some minimal exercises with those.

I look forward to learning and working with everyone here!

Now to go figure out how to put my tracker at the bottom of my posts.

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1/23/17 8:39 P

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My name is Weezy C, I have type 2 diabetes, been off track for awhile. I have gained weight since starting a new shift a my job. Came back to SparkTeam for inspiration and information. Thanks and I'm emoticon glad to be here

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1/14/17 8:07 A

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My name is Christiane have recently moved to live in Spain. Have just joined the programme. I am a diabetic of around 17 years - one of those people who think everything will be OK as I don't feel any different. Have yo-yo'd with diets for years, but now I only have a couple of years before I retire and suddenly realised that I want to have a healthy retirement. So here goes. Wish me luck !!

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Welcome!

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
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1/11/17 5:30 P

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Hi, I'm Jim. Type II diabetic for about 17 years, 250 pounds overweight, ADHD and Bipolar. I have a hard time sticking with diets and excercise programs, largely due to the intense pain in my back, which back injury is what caused the weight gain and diabetes and explosion of bipolar symptoms, though it's clear now that I've had those to a lesser degree all of my life. They are probably why I could never finish college, I would fall apart under the pressure of finals.

So now my diabetes numbers are not responding well and I'm not responding well to insulin anymore. I figure the only solution is to get weight off, eat six small meals, and exercise, plus follow the diabetic meal plan more rigorously. My hope is to lose 130 lbs. on my own and then get gastric bypass surgery to lose the other 120 and cure the diabetes, such as it's referred to as a cure.
I just started with Spark People what, maybe 10 days ago or so. I think it will be a great help.

Edited by: PAVLOVSPUPPY at: 1/11/2017 (18:07)
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Hello,new here my dr. Gave me metformin for three months to c if I can get my numbers down so hopefully I can,it's hard low carb

EVERYDAY IS A GOOD DAY WITHOUT A MIGRAIN


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11/28/16 4:10 P

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Hi my name is Jill and though I am not a diabetic, I do have several people in my family with diabetes. My Doctor is worried that I have had low blood sugar because of testing twice after fasting twice for blood tests. But that was over a one year period. He has placed me on a lo-carb diet to lose weight faster.

Jill "survivor61"
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Jesus said, "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust in me." John 14:1


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Welcome!

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
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10/10/16 10:23 P

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Hi, this is my 4th day on SP and I'm really excited about finding this challenge team. I'm up for it and excited to feel and look better for the new year.
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Yes, being healthy is not easy in this world where processed food is constantly being thrown at you for cheap. It takes a lot of planning & commitment to break old habits, but I think an encouraging community like Spark People can help make it happen.

I eat to live. Not live to eat. Am I really hungry?


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Welcome, Meg. I'm also not diabetic, but I'm very close to becoming diabetic. And it doesn't run in my family. I have just let my health go these last couple of years. Trying to reverse the numbers to a safer zone.
Good Luck on your journey.

Karen from Vermont


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Hi everyone! I'm Megan. Not currently diabetic, but it runs in my family. I figured if I address it now, I should be able to avoid it. An exercise plan is a great way to keep me motivated and give me variety without having to plan it all out myself. I hope this is successful and I'm open to meeting new friends along the way to stay motivated.

I eat to live. Not live to eat. Am I really hungry?


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9/26/16 11:40 A

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Hi. I'm Karen. I am still pre-diabetic, but my A1C is dangerously close to full blown diabetes. My doctor put me on Metformin as a precaution and said I seriously needed to lose weight to prevent becoming diabetic. I go back in November to get my blood work done again. I am doing the BLC32 challenge here on SP to keep me on track with exercising and eating, but I just found this challenge and thought it would be perfect.



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Restarting the Challenge.

(Sometimes life does get in the way...)

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Once they're out of the way the rest of us can get on with life.


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