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Hi everyone - new here. I just got a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis.

I have an autoimmune disease that I've been getting better at handling, but it greatly reduced my exercise. I had been holding back almost-prediabetes for a couple years - but after two rounds of steroids for a different issue - boom! - suddenly I have full on diabetes. Sigh.

Going on Metformin soon. I have a couple weeks before my RDN appointment, so for now I'm focusing on whole food alternatives to bread / tortillas / pasta, and getting in fruit and veggies.

But I'm feeling pretty overwhelmed and out of my depth, honestly. Thanks for listening.

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emoticon TINAWILL4, I can understand your frustration, I'm still using Metformin, and started my Diabetes journey since May 2013, when I started I was at 210 lbs, have lost a few lbs but nothing major, now I'm at 201. So in short, emoticon , sometimes when you rant it's a good thing, don't know how much help I will be, but we're here for you



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I have been with SP off and on for the past 10 years. I started at 264 lbs. I am currently at 217ish. Anyway, I was diagnosed with Diabetes nearly 7 years ago with an 8.9 A1C. Over the years I went from Metformin (extreme adverse effects but managed to loose 24 lbs. Didn't do too much for my A1C. Went on Trulicity. A1C came down to 6.4. Insurance seems to come back every 6 months not covering and insisting that Metformin be used. Did this three times.
Well just got got last A1C done a week ago and I am so out of my mind. 11.6. I am so angry that I let so many things get in my way. So now I am starting Novalin 70/30 in the morning and I AM SCARED TO DEATH. I am making an appointment with a nutritionist tomorrow but tonight I am just so emotional and needed to rant a bit.
I see all these fasting numbers and think how am I ever going to get back to those numbers. I also see several posts of high BG's and just after a few months down to close to normal.
I think this group may be the God send I was looking for.
No matter how scared I am right now, I am a fighter and I will commit to making the changes I need to do. I hope to gain some insight from others who were/are insulin dependent and how to get this under control.
Sorry, not much of an intro. This news was just so devastating and feel so out of control and emotional right now.

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Hello I'm Bobbie,

I'm new here (well, I mean I'm back from a 2yr. Sparkbreak and this is the 1st time I've posted here).

I wanted to introduce myself and tell someone about my Exciting New Discovery. I don't know if it would work for EveryBody but it has for mine so far.

Years ago I lost 50 pounds on Atkins and just as I was getting use to being thinner my daughter had a stroke. Of course, I went to take care of her (she is fine now) but, in the process of my attention being focused on her I fell back into my old southern style habits of eating and gained the 50 pounds back and then some.

Ok, I said all that to say this. I just started the Ketogenic diet last Sat.10/26/19 and yes it is like Atkins in that it is Low Carbs so, it was probably easier for me to adapt to the idea of cutting out STARCHES & SUGARS.

Once I made up my mind to do this I went to my kitchen and through away my bread, potatoes, rice, pasta and anything that was high in carbs (I could do this because it's just my husband and I). Don't worry I kept the things he really likes and he's fine with it. Then I made my list of allowed meats, veggies and condiments and off to the grocery store I went.

When I did Atkins I didn't know anything about diabetes, as far as I know I didn't have it back then 1996/97. I did try several times to go back to doing Atkins over the years but, my mind or body just was not ready or willing to do what I wanted. I "KNOW" LOW CARB works so I started doing research and found Dr. Berg talking about Keto and Intermittent Fasting on YouTube. It was just what I needed to get me to do Low Carb again but healthier.


emoticon This Morning's Blood Sugar ~ 174

This is way down from an average morning BS~285.
Mon.10/21 it was BS~289
Tue.10/22 it was BS~286
Wed.10/23 it was 289
Thur.10/24 it was BS~302
Fri. 10/25 it was BS~296
Sat.10/26 it was BS~254,
SUNDAY emoticon of "NO MORE SUGAR" Cold Turkey!!! emoticon
Sun.10/27 it was BS~194,
Mon.10/28 it was BS~185
and TODAY Tue.10/29 BS~174

I stopped taking my BS meds a year ago. So I'm super glad I've found what works for my body. I can't wait to see my Doctor in Dec.!!!

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Hi I am Sandra and was on this teamy many years ago. I came back because my A1c is 8.2 way to high. Dr wants me to get it down between 6.6 - 7.0. So here I am trying again.I am on insulin 28 units in the morning and 16 units at night.

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Hi!
My name is BOBBI_6465 and I was a off again on again Member and so here I am trying,
to do this again and yes I am a type 2 diabetes since 2014 and I wanna do better and hope,
I can better myself by being on this team.

So far I have Lost 11 lbs. since I restarted myself, Had Family problems that needed my,
Help with my Hubby Due to his Surgery on his Leg with Blood clots.and so I had too leave,
for awhile and Now I am back.

I Need too take care of myself as well.

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8/19/19 10:37 A

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Hi! Newly diagnosed in June, with Type 2... the "It's all my fault" kind... I've been feeling kind of defeated, but learning to manage the diabetes has helped some. I've lost almost 30 pounds, and have kept my BG numbers below 150 for a while now... Looking for more ways to lose weight and keep the BG under control.

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Hi,
I'm CuteCat2019.
My A1c's have been in the 8s for the past few years.
I'm finally fed up with feeling lousy and willing to do the work.
YAY me.

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Hi, My name is Sandy. I have been a type 2 diabetic for about 6 years now. My last A1C readings were 9.1 and 9.7. I'm finally getting serious about controlling this disease. I've just been put on insulin, just at night. If you need insulin and are afraid, don't be! I can't even feel the needle. I was also just diagnosed with breast cancer, luckily it is early, so just a lumpectomy, no chemo, and hopefully no radiation.My surgery is next week. I also have several other conditions, fibromyalgia being the most painful. I also need to lose about 60-70 pounds. I am eating very healthy, following a diabetic diet, but so far it's not helping my glucose reading. I may need to increase my insulin. I'll report my readings to my NP and see what happens.

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Hi everyone. My name is Rani. I was diagnosed with Type 2 in June of 2013. Like many other Type 2-ers, I already had a cart-full of diabetic complications brewing at the time I was diagnosed (gestational diabetes-1983, peripheral neuropathy, atherosclerosis, chronic kidney disease, periodontal disease, dry eyes, depression, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, high lipid profile, NAFLD, frozen shoulder, obesity, cataracts, hearing loss, obstructive sleep apnea and I think there's some more but I'll stop here.) In retrospect, it seems likely that years or decades of high post-meal blood glucose levels were occurring and no one knew. Only my fasting blood sugar was ever tracked - once per year, and the levels were consistently high normal - between 95 to 100. I had no symptoms...just diabetic complications. They never tested my A1C until after the fact.

My highest recorded A1C was 6.1. My brother, who is also Type 2 and now in end-stage chronic kidney disease and nearly blind from diabetic retinopathy has never been over A1C 6.2. It runs in the family...maternally passed down.

My current A1C is 5.4 and all the complications are either holding steady or are improved. I keep close track of my post-meal readings - at 1 hour and at 2 hours - sometimes at 3 or 4 hours, depending on what I've eaten and how much. I take metformin - two, 500mg ER, one in the morning and the other before bed. And, SparkPeople has me exercising, finally! So, I'm feeling loads better and am down 40 pounds since late August of last year.

I've come to the team to learn and to share what's working for me.

I'm very pleased to make your acquaintance! Let's keep Sparking!

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No, Janice it was from a meter the doctor used. I am very new to this and have no idea about getting readings . I have a meter which our government gave us for free and I think the readings begin with a C. I will look atbit properly the next time I do it. The reading I am going to list today is from this morning, so the next reading will probably be very soon.

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Hello I am Marie and my sugar level was 8 last week. I am not happy at all with this but I think its the amount of fruit I have been eating. So have to take control.

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Long time listener, first time caller.

I've been on SP for a few years and really slipped off path last year. Now my A1C is in the 8s so I thought I'd check in here for a bit.

What's really worked well for me in the past is a Whole Foods Plant Based program. I love Dr. Fuhrman and the concept of "nutritarian" - eating the foods with the highest nutritional content. But alas, the Carbomatic Comfort Creature gets the best of me sometimes. So glad spring is ahead with her vegetable bounties...

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Hi! Among onther things, I have Type 2 diabetes. I am here on SparkPeople because my last A1C was over 8 - higher than it had ever been. I though maybe that was because of New Year's Eve (too much bad food), but I got a real shock when I started doing fasting blood sugar tests. Way too high! And I thought I'd been eating well.

So, I needed some help... and came to SparkPeople

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Hello. I joined spark with the goal of losing weight and hopefully improving my health. My medical conditions include Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, Type 2 Diabetes, Depression, Migraines, Fatigue, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and Raynaud's Disease. I haven't known a pain free day in over 12 years, but I will not let that stop me. I look forward to making friends and being an active member of the team.

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Hello all! My name is Cathy, and I'm returning to SP to get on the right track, and start taking my health seriously. I went from pre-diabetes to Type 2, managed with Metformin and diet. Glad to join this team!

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I just joined the team and I hope I can get some insight to diabetes. My medical history is lengthy from cancer, heart failure , afib/pacemaker and now a diabetic as of 2017. I retired in 2016 and now it's all about me get healthy. I'm spending time for daily walks and working out at the gym. The results are starting to show with my recent A1C in October was down to 5.8 from 7.2 back in 2017.

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I have been a Sparker for some time....but today was that day I have dreaded. My doctor told me last year that I was prediabetic...diet controlled. These last few months I didn't exercise regularly and my A1C is 7.0. Also my blood pressure was up and cholesterol as well. I guess it is meds for me which is what I was trying to avoid. I am waiting to see what the meds are. I am going to get back in the swing of things. I appreciate all the help I can get!

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Hi my name is Janice, I've been on Sparkpeople for a long time, my Husband passed away 17 yrs ago, and since then I've spiraled out of control, have Diabetes since 2013, my last A1c check up was 6.4, I'm trying to lose this stubborn weight, but I get out and walk everyday and do Zumba 3 times a week- one thing you will find out about me is I'm VERY STUBBORN, and Kathleen emoticon emoticon emoticon



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Hi, I am Kathleen,n living in northern CA foothills. I am ashamed to say that I am an on again-off again member. I am often too ill. I suffered a broken neck and three back injuries some time ago which led to weight gain-- sedentary lifestyle and now diabetes ll. I struggle with my diabetes numbers but my Dr insists it is high because I am recovering from back surgery. I truly hope to check in daily like I used. Bless you all for the encouragement you give.

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I am Barb. Been a member since 2010. Have gotten my diabetes under control and continue to maintain my blood sugars w/nutrition and exercise. Very glad to be part of SP!

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Please tell us a bit about yourself so that we can get to know each other better. All the best to you on your new lifestyle changes and challenges.

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