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6/22/16 2:46 P

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So are you diabetic?

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3/28/16 10:26 P

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A lot of women who have gestational diabetes end up with type 2 diabetes when they get older, so it really is important to know. There's a lot you can do, and this site will help. Check out the nutrition planner to log your carbs and keep track of your blood sugars. If you are diabetic, your doctor can often provide you with one free and write a prescription to have your insurance cover the strips.

It's rare for young people to be diagnosed with type 2, but it's helpful if you both have the same dietary needs... actually, the whole family can benefit from the same diet. Exercise is going to be key, too, to reduce insulin resistance. Ask your doctor to set up a meeting with you AND your son, to see a diabetic educator or nutrition specialist to help you understand a bit more what you're facing.

I have found it very useful also to just ask questions on the forum here. The tools are great, and the teams are so kind and helpful... makes it a lot easier!

Welcome aboard, and good luck!
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P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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3/27/16 3:58 P

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By hitting 197, you can be sure that you are indeed diabetic. It's time to talk to your doctor and to learn what you can about what you can and can't eat (short answer, your blood glucose meter will tell you). By lowering the carbs and eating to your meter, you can manage this.

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3/27/16 2:48 P

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Welcome! Give all the history you've shared and your own history of gestational diabetes, it is good to check out the high blood sugar. Good luck!

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3/27/16 2:11 P

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So my 21 year old was diagnosed type 2 diabetic not to long ago. Last night we went out for dinner for my daughters 19th birthday. I have been watching what I am eating and have lost about 15 pounds. I decided to let loose last night at dinner. I ordered baby back ribs and ate part of my daughters chocolate desert. All this past week I have not been feeling super good, more tired and colder then usual. Anyways when we all got home we decided to all try my son's diabetes monitor. My husband and my daughter range was in the normal, but mine was 197. This morning before I ate anything and after not eating more then 8 hours I took it again. It was 118. I have had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with my daughter, but it was controlled by diet back then. I am going to call the doctors on Monday to find out more. No matter what I figured joining this group I could learn more for son and now maybe me. I was curios though on how other diabetics felt about Atkins products mainly there snack bars of different sorts. emoticon

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