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3/5/11 4:19 P

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HI pEGGY . YOU CAN GAIN MUCH HELP HERE AT SPARK AND YES YOU NEED TO SEE IF YOU CAN GAIN SOME KNOWLEDGE ABOUT WHAT THIS CAN DO TO YOU . AT FIRST THERE IS A DENYING OF THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE THIS . YOU WILL FIND OUT THAT AS TIME GOES BY YOU WILL LEARN TO LIVE WITH IT . iT IS HARD TO EXPLAIN TO SOMEONE THAT IS NOT HUNGRY HOW IT MAKES YOU FEEL . DO YOU GET A COUPLE OF SNACKS A DAY ?EAT THREE MEALS ? WHAT MEDS DO YOU TAKE ?

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3/1/11 2:00 P

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Peggy,

The hunger 2 hours after eating is normal. I am at the point I often need two snacks between meals.

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3/1/11 12:06 A

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my diet consists of three meals and three snacks daily there is no way i can get hungry on that and that's why you need to see a nutritionist that specializes in diabetes is your doc a genral paractioner?? they are generally the ones to tell you you are diabetic and at this point in time you probably know mmore than he does for sure

there are menus and diabetic help here at spark and you need to get in with a group at the nearest hospital going to monthly meetings will get smany more questions answered in person here it takes longer but you will also get most of the answers from people who have been diabetic forever there is no need for humger my friend and depending on what the balance the doc wants you on is will depend on thing he suggests..it is not always the same for everyone although the three meals and three snacks are that literally keeps your mouth busy the entire day and if you choose right keeps the blood sugars on an even keel which is what you want
are you testing and did he provide you with a machine?? docs get those for free and should be handing them out and writing scrips so your ijnsurance will pay for the test strips you can't possibly control this without testing for sure
anyway we are here with all ideas try the three meals three snacks deal and to do that you have to weigh and measure your portions listed on almost everything and the carbs for me run between 45-60 for the meals and 15- 25 for each snack again all those carbs are listed on the nutrition labels and carbs are dealt with better if you have protein with each of those my doc has me on 1200-160 calories a day..there are days i struggle to get those calories in
DRINK THE WATER it does so much good for a diabetic body to have waterin it always becoming dehydrated can cause the kidneys to fail pure and simple
so that is what i do you are invited to copy this and take it your next doc visit and ask questions about it i have been diabetic for well over 20 years now and it works but you can never let up it has to work every single day as diabetes haas not yet learned to open the door and leave the building
aways here and always ready to answer questions
best reading is diabetes for dummies and it can be found in most libraries and used paper back book stores or new if you like i am on my third copy as some things still need refining after all this time
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2/28/11 11:55 P

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Thanks i will be checking into all of this.
Peggy

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2/28/11 11:44 P

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Hi Rick and thank you for getting back to me.
You are right my Dr should have told me about some classes .
But all I got was you will need to read and reacherch this.
I have had Diabets for almost a year now and i still want to hit my head on the wall with at times with questions.
I am trying to watch my diet and my hubby is very supportive.
I think the tuffest part of this is sometimes craving somthing sweet or being hurangy two hours after I have eaten.
But I am slowly getting the hang of it I am going to check with our locale hospital to see if they offer classes.
Thank You So Much For The Help.
Peggy

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2/28/11 11:53 A

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Again I would ask for a Diabetic educator, this is usually a nurse that has extra training in diabetes. There is usually one at every hospital. They also usually work with the diatician. So ask your MD for this. We also have nutritionists that work around our area. Keep trying - it's your body and you should have the best information to get help with this.

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2/28/11 9:14 A

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Peggy,
Diabetes is a complete life style change if you want to deal with it properly. Your family and friends will not understand what you are going through. Your energy level will very but will usually be below what you were used to. I was very active but dropped 50-75% over the first few months.

Make getting into a diabetic management class a priority. You should have been sent to one by the first medical professional that informed you of the diagnosis.

Going out often and sticking to a workable diet is diffacult.

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2/27/11 3:12 P

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I am going to check with my inurance company and see if i can get into one.
i asked my Dr's nurse to see if she could find me a class but all she gave me was dietician.
needless to say she cut everthing out she was one of those carb nutzys things you can have she cut them out.
I don't follow her sheet but try to eat right and that helps but i am going to look into the classes and saee if they have them here.,
Thanks for the tip.
Peggy

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2/27/11 3:06 P

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ya thats true but that's not what I mean what I mean is there are times i am full of engery and there are times i have no get up and go.
It's like my engery levels are weard i can be on the move or full of engery for for two or three days then my engery levels drop i feel like blah do i have to do the landry do i have to cook dinner things like that trust me i know when my sugar is high becuse i sleep A lot.
But what is going on with me is i can one day do a whole lot of running or cleang the next it's like i'm wiped out no engery just plane lazy.
And yes there are times i drink A lot of water or tea but the strang thing my sugar level is A ok.
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2/27/11 2:55 P

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I'm late here so bare with me.
Mine is the same but let me eat somthing i not sospose to and up it goose.
I find the hardest time to keep things on track is when we go out of town for a week or two.
You tend to lose track of things.
Last year we went out of town and my sugar level went up to 200 or a bit above.
But when i'm things tend to stay leveled out.
Peggy

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2/25/11 2:41 P

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stress can also affect blood sugar levels...it is a snowball effect for me, I get upset that my levels are higher than I want to see them (my own worse enemy) then I get stressed and it just makes it worse.

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2/25/11 12:23 P

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tired and thirsty and potty trips all are the primary signs that your blood sugar is WAY up there do you test??? you should know what those readings are on a daily basis diabetes is not a sometime thing it is a force to be reckoned with on a daily basis the others have offered you reat advice take it and run with it and test and know where you stand range is from 70-130 depending on who is issuing the range for you the ada or the endo
please get it doen
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TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

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2/25/11 10:38 A

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Sometimes we don't feel like what we are supposed to but also maybe not sleeping as well as you think you are. I also went throught the diabetic training and go quarterly to meetings held by the local hospital.
If you can get an appointment with a dietician or diabetic counselor it is well worth it. Soemtimes the hospitals have help if you don't have insurance. Ours has a program you can apply to and free quarterly meetings. I have only been diagnosed for 1 year but have learned so much abount mine. One of the the things I learned first is to talk to the professionals and see what I should be looking for.

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2/25/11 7:20 A

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hello!

I find when my blood sugar levels are "high" I am very tired, thirsty, irritable, blurred vision...alll that fun stuff. I would suggest talking to your doctor. I live in Ontario and we have a diabetes clinic I go to (for free) and I see a nurse and dietician every 3-4 months to review things my specialist doesn't cover.
How long have you been diabetic? Me, 2 years now and still trying to get used to it.
Good luck!

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2/24/11 11:29 P

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Hi there my name is Peggy anf i have type 2 Diabets glad to have found you.

There are times that i feel so so tryed but al my blood levels are a ok.
Is this normal to get like this at times?

Thursty to somtimes I feel like all I want to do is drink and drink I do.i do not don't do soft drinks becuse they tend to blow me up but i have been doing pleanty of tea and water so is this to narmol?

I know i will have more questions but right now that about covers it.
Glad to be be here with people that can answer some of my questions.
Peggy


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