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Born Again Diabetics


Born Again Diabetics

This is a group for all of us who at some time in our lives took a break from our diabetes care, but we are now "born again" and ready to face diabetes head on!

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Latest Activity: Jun 5, 2014

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Comment by Orien on December 27, 2011 at 4:44pm

Hello everyone! Sorry I have been away for a while. Been quite busy around here the past few weeks. Hope everyone has been well and had splendid holidays!

I've been struggling over the holidays to keep everything in check. Now that they are over for another year I am going to get back on top of things.


Comment by muleman on December 26, 2011 at 3:57am

My new diet is going well. Many thanks to all who helped get me started 2 weeks ago!

Comment by Lowell Vincent on December 17, 2011 at 8:20pm

Thank you for the request. I apologize for my delay, my computer died and I've not had internet access for the longest time.

Comment by Yolanda Gordon on December 1, 2011 at 2:38pm

Just hang in there. Doctors can't always help us. We need to find ways to help ourselves. That's why I really love this website. There is so much information here. So many different groups and lots of knowledgeable people. Muelmean just keep asking questions to these groups and people will help you. Best of luck to you and your family.

Comment by muleman on December 1, 2011 at 12:15pm

struggling........Supposed to watch colesteral as I have had 2 heart attacks and have a stent! So eating snacking properly for my size/frame moods is hard to impossible! Don't under stand the low carb stuff. Pat & I semi disabled cannot stand in kitchen for long and she tells me I get in the way! Today my legs are burning. My eyes are painful and blurred am so tired! No phon eline here just cell/mobil for Internet! My Spanisg doc has an American wife so speaks english but cannot make him understand how I feel ! We both walk with sticks. I have crumbling left ankle!
This is all very stressful ho hum! this part of Spain is very 3rd world. No low salt bacon only streaky! No diet anything except cokacola !

Comment by Yolanda Gordon on November 29, 2011 at 6:50am

I understand your convincing people to change is nearly impossible. But if you get a chance, Google DR. Richard Bernstein and just for the sake of curiosity see what he recommends to eat. He is also a Diabetic and a doctor.

If you need to eat, is it possible to eat some nuts and veggies, or some cheese and ham, instead of biscuits and apples? This small change might make a huge difference. I don't want to sound mean or pushy, and I do understand not having any help from doctors. I have lived without health insurance for many years now and have been forced to find a way to care for my diabetes all on my own. This website has helped me so much. There are so many groups all with wonderful information.

Comment by Yolanda Gordon on November 29, 2011 at 6:44am

Comment by muleman on November 29, 2011 at 6:32am

Yolanda, thats a lovely welcome and so needed! My problem is convincing my wife and at times my daughters to help me change. We have No advice here. So they just want to cut down on everything and that makes me ill! The Spanish doctors wont speak for me. My wife is also semi disabled and needs to cook and eat late. It means I take big meals with me to bed! I'm bloated! I have to eat something every 4 hour or am ill!. But not hungry in night! I eat apples or biscuits between meals! We don't have health food shops within 70 miles! I'm struggling!

Comment by Yolanda Gordon on November 29, 2011 at 6:20am

Hello muleman, welcome to the group.

I live in the US, but many years ago I was born in Alicante Spain, by the Costa Blanca in Valencia. What good fortune you have to be able to live in such a beautiful country!

I know it is difficult to live with Diabetes. And I also know it is never to late to take control of the disease so you can have a better quality of life. Although I am not a Doctor, what helped me from suffering some of the complications was to completely change my diet. I cut out all carbs and sugars. I eat only protein and veggies. And I have never ever felt better! IT is worth it to feel this great! I found a group on this website who follow DR. Bernstein. His book Changed my life.

I have a mother and a mother - in- law who are both type 2 diabetic, and I am working on getting them to change their eating habits, exercise a little bit. My mom is 71 and has more energy now than she did 10 years ago just by cutting out some of the carbs and sugars. I know it is hard to change, but sometimes it is really worth it.

Good luck!!

Comment by muleman on November 29, 2011 at 4:40am

Hi. I am an Englishman Living in Spain. 66 & D2. for 10 years.I have Necrosis in a broken ankle. feet want to turn black. Never seen a specialist and my D2 makes my life difficult. I walk with sticks!
I also have Apnia that wakes me 1.000 times a night! So I get little rem sleep!
Spanish Doc, tells me their is No support for me! I have never seen a physio or a specialist about my D2! I am totally ignorant about my disease.I do not recognize the terms or jargon used here!
I also have heart disease. My wife and I are church planting in Granada, Spain.
We have no phone line just USB/Dongle and signal is often non existent!
It is a real blessing to find you all here. I am hoping to be able to locate medication that can improve my quality of life and mobility!
I have 5 tablets a day which I think is to stripe away sugar! How can I help myself?xxx


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