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6/30/14 12:31 P

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Six weeks after the diagnosis, I'm still struggling to keep my blood sugar levels down, but the symptoms have lessened, and I have more energy. Unfortunately, I seem to spend my waking hours Hungry.

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6/30/14 2:23 A

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Yes, medication improves, equipment gets better, but in the end it is still a managed or controlled condition......

How are you doing, BQ-ONE? Nice to see you.

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6/29/14 10:35 A

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I agree. There is no cure for diabetes. It's controlled through lifestyle and diet, in addition to medication and/or insulin for many of us. No cure, but with more and more people diagnosed each day, the medications ARE improving, and the "equipment" easier and less unpleasant to use. No magic bullet.

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6/25/14 10:46 A

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"Stop the treatment / lifestyle and the symptoms will return. "

That is my mindset as well....especially in working with my pre-d diagnosis....my head just keeps thinking that it may as well be a diabetes diagnosis, without the 'pre' because if I go back to my old ways, it will progress anyways.

One thing that kept crossing my mind was that eating the whole okra would be better for you anyways because you get the fiber and all of the nutrients....but still not a cure.
People always want to think that if you do something weird to a food, it is somehow better for you, or if you eat a part that is not one that you would normally eat, it is either better for you or considered a delicacy.




Tracy, Illinois, CST

Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.

Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.

And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;

The result being that he does not live in the present or the future;
he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.
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6/25/14 12:17 A

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I don't believe it.

Over the years there have been several people who have tried to ram one cure or another down our throats. A person, with careful meal planning and lifestyle changes, may possibly get to the point where medication (oral or insulin) are not needed but the diabetes is not cured, it is only controlled. Stop the treatment / lifestyle and the symptoms will return.

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6/24/14 9:10 P

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I've seen this around FaceBook for a couple of days now...drinking okra water will 'cure' diabetes, they even go as far as to say that it will replace insulin....

BAH! (-----that's my official opinion.

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Tracy, Illinois, CST

Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.

Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.

And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;

The result being that he does not live in the present or the future;
he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.
~The Dalai Lama


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