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10/14/15 9:16 A

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WELCOME NEW TEAM MATES ! !
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DHH0306 Posts: 35
10/14/15 9:04 A

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Yes, I agree with others who posted that they are tracking blood sugar. It's important. Here's some of my experiences with using a glucometer. I first became familiar with testing when my mother got her first glucometer in 1986 (and I'd check my sugar levels with hers). With a strong family history of diabetes, I got my own glucometer in 2005. I didn't begin to have higher than normal values until about 2009. I was diagnosed with type 2 in 2012. I have had 4 different glucometers. BEWARE of their accuracy. I found that with some devices, the variance in readings can be 20-25 mg different when taken 2 times within 60 seconds and this is not unusual. Do your research before buying one. After doing so, I chose the One Touch Ultra Mini. It has never had a variance in values of more than 2-3 mg when taken within 60 seconds. However, there are many good ones to choose from; research before buying.


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10/12/15 3:39 P

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Thank you all! The weekend when great. I'm watching my carb intake. I know that also plays a huge part in my numbers. I purchased a glucometer on Friday and luckily my numbers are not too high. The highest was 185 and the lowest was 95.

I am tracking as well. I'm keeping a little notebook with me at all times and writing what my sugar is, when I ate, what I ate, etc.

So far, so good :)

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10/10/15 4:40 A

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some times you need to add new foods to the tracker but the tracker remembers it so you could use it every morning. you may even be helping someone else.

I know I can do it.


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DHH0306 Posts: 35
10/9/15 9:12 P

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I'm responding to the post by TRAIN_2_RUN. Welcome to the group. I wish you success. I am now on day 33 of my food/diet and exercise tracking. I feel much more in control of my lifestyle now and my blood sugars have improved. I definitely recommend the tracking. It really helps. I've lost some weight as well. The biggest problem I began with was large portions. I'd gotten some suggestions from others on how to manage that and I've improved a lot. As others have said, it's a gradual journey to become comfortable with normal sized food portions. I've found it helps to be patient with myself.

ALLIEREE Posts: 25
10/9/15 6:58 P

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Thanks for the info, but i can't seem to find a lot of things, that i put into my smoothie. I put my fiber powder, plus lax powder and my fruit.

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10/9/15 3:45 P

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welcome to the team. we are so glad you joined us.

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10/9/15 3:38 P

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Hi there! I was just told last Friday that my A1C is high and I'm now diabetic. However...the doctor is giving me 3 months to change my habits and reverse this.

My goals are:
- Reduce blood sugar
- Record what I'm eating/drinking
- Lose weight

I've been watching what I'm eating all week. I've lost some weight, but will be better able to track my blood sugar once I get a machine this weekend.

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