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11/28/13 6:17 A

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Happy Thanksgiving to you also, I'm gonna need some won't power, I WON'T overeat today



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11/27/13 10:20 P

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whatever works for right now just drink the water and watch your portions otherwise you can do it happy thanksgiving
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i can do that, but not on a tuesday
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11/26/13 5:36 P

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thanks for the info, I've lost 18-19lbs since May when I found out I was a Diabetic and the Dr. put me on Metformin, I'm at a plateau now and I'm worried with the Holidays coming but I am doing more moving around since I bought the Activity tracker.I know I should be writing down what I eat also, but when I'm working on the weekends I find I'm not eating right. I take care of an elderly lady & I can't bring myself to eat in front of her or with her when she eats, so I bring a PB & sugar-free jelly sandwich and eat when she sleeps.



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11/25/13 1:08 P

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most of all that comes from getting used to having those 15 to 25 carb snack with a little protein between meals makes it a total of really six small meals a day and helps to stabilize the sugar levels it takes a while to get used to those serving sizes but idropped 273 pounds as a diabetic on insulin because i weigh and measure everything even when i eat out ..no eyeballing and be mindful for the things being eaten and make eat of your meals and snacks an occasion in celebration of those foods you are eatting..this all sounds too much but in the end you find you are doing less mindless eating and feeling better because you are the one in control not the food
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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

if i stitch fast enough do


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11/25/13 6:10 A

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I don't add any milk after the cooking, I just count it as 3 carbs for the oatmeal, apples & raisins.I do add an egg white for the protein.on my sample menu I'm allowed 1/2 cup cooked oatmeal(1 carb choice) a fruit(1 carb choice) a slice of toast (1 carb choice) a protein and 1 fat
so with mixing it all together (exclude the bread) I figured I was getting my allowed foods. the 1/2 cup serving didn't seem like a lot to eat for breakfast.



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11/24/13 9:51 A

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YOU HAVE TO BREAK DOWN THE CARBS IN THE FRUIT SAME AS THE OATMEAL but once you do it you should be ok do you add them after cooking??? if so read the labels and stuff for that and do you add milk ?? nuts?? you need to figure out each of those and write it down so you can add the carbs in all those choices to your daily intake
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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

if i stitch fast enough do


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11/24/13 6:21 A

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I enjoyed my Diabetes classes that I took back in Aug-Sept. gave me a lot of info, I do have a question though, when I make a batch of something like the Crockpot oatmeal, I know you are only allowed 1/2 cup cooked oatmeal, but when you add the oatmeal(1 cup) & apples(1 cup chopped) and the raisins ( 1/2 cup) what would be the allowed amount, the recipe makes 8 servings. any help would be greatly appreciated. this is an easy recipe and I use it for my 3 carbs in the morning.



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11/22/13 2:33 P

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that means you are certianly on your way and you are going to be such a blessing to all of us because when i go to the endo i ask him questions i saw here and didn't have the answers to and i write them down with the answers and share..he loves that idea much like now taking his first year med students into the clinic instead of waiting until they have been there three years..he's out to get it done for sure the more we share the better off the world is for all because this is a nasty disease and if not preventable at least controllable so again bobbi welcome to our team!! hugs
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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

if i stitch fast enough do


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11/22/13 12:48 A

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omg.. I thought I didn't know nothing about diabetes! lol Who has diabetes, and doesn't have a blood sugar monitor? Now that amazed me!
I've never been to a group, but I am seeing a diabetes educator individually. I can't go in to see her as often as she would like, so she's working with me and we're using the phone a lot for communication.
I will be the first person to admit that I knew a couple people with diabetes, however I never asked questions, and I never paid attention to the illness. So, going into my diagnoses, I knew nothing! I've recently started taking my diabetes seriously, and have just over a week ago, started insulin. I write everything down! The diabetes educator gave me a sheet to keep track of all my blood sugar readings, however, I also made one of my own, so I can keep notes, and write different things down. Not to include the folder she gave me, I have memo's all over it also. lol Now that I'm on insulin, I'm more of a fanatic about writing everything down. Right now they have me eating what I normally would, and keeping a journal of it all so when I go see the nutritionist, she can go over everything with me, and at that time, will teach me how to count the carbs and all that.
So, as I said, I knew absolutely nothing about diabetes going into my diagnoses. However, once I was diagnosed, I learned some stuff, but recently have learned a ton! :)

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11/16/13 4:53 P

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those comments are so true of the general and the diabetic population..i have noticed people don't read and care any longer they expect to go into the doc have him hold their hand and give them magic pills and they can get through it kind of like asking for antibiotics for the fly
eduaction classes are the best and it pays to go back every few years to review and get it more right and up to date..thanks for this post i loved it
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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

if i stitch fast enough do


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11/9/13 1:20 P

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Those kinds of attitudes are fairly common and I think in large part due to the big companies who try to entice people to buy their products by making seem fun or tasty or carefree or whatever........

Something else quite common is other people policing what you eat (or don't eat) or not understanding any aspect of this condition, and that you have a meal plan and must stick to it, they try to force food onto you with things like "one little bite won't hurt", and so forth.

And then there are those people who object to you taking your blood sugars when you are out at a restaurant, or giving an injection just before you eat.

These are just a few things that you may encounter so the more you know the better you are. Don't engage them, just know that you know what is best for you and you know that by the information and education you receive.

Good job and Best wishes.

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You aren;t alone. I;ve been diabetic for about 12 years now, but it was only since I started seeing my cousin who's a licensed dietician that I've learned not only what to eat but how the different foods affect our blood sugar.

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11/7/13 3:58 P

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We attended the first of four group classes yesterday of a Diabetes Education class put on by one of our local hospitals. It was a pretty good class, but boy, was it an eye-opener, in terms of how much misinformation and ignorance there is out there!

Let me say first, that when my BF was first diagnosed, we scoured the internet and the library for information about the disease and how to treat it. He had old information because his mother was diabetic for most of his life, but a lot has changed since then, and especially in the last 10 years. Treatments are better, monitoring is better, new drugs have been developed, dietary guidelines have changed, life expectancy is improved.

So at the class, the nurse leading it talked about stuff that we mostly already knew, but that was fine, because it always helps to know that you're on the right track. We addressed the basics: what is diabetes, what are the different types, what are some common medications, what is the basic importance of nutrition and exercise, do you have a support network, mental health concerns, etc. In later classes, we'll get into more of the detailed nitty gritty on all of those topics. I'm looking forward to it.

I am always shocked when I attend a group meeting like this and people ask questions about stuff I always took for granted. Among the more interesting (surprising?) comments:

- My doctor gave me a pill. I don't know what it's called.
- I've never had a blood sugar monitor and I don't understand why I need one
- I sometimes remember to take my medication, but sometimes I forget. What's the big deal?
- I live on sweets. I'm not changing my diet.

Those are literal. People really said that stuff.

I'm hardly an expert, and maybe I'm naive about all this, but is this kind of ignorance common? I thought diabetes was common enough where most of us know someone with diabetes and know at least a little bit about it. Am I wrong?

Oh well, I guess that's why they call it "education!"


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