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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bonnie Nov 26, 2014. 15 Replies

What is your method of dealing with our holiday of Blessings that center around food? I usually portion the "bad for me" foods to a small spoonful so I can taste them. I allow myself bigger spoonfuls…Continue

Tags: control, self, portions, food, Thanksgiving

Low Carb Food- Your FAV?

Started this discussion. Last reply by 1DebY Nov 13, 2014. 89 Replies

Cheese has to be most high on my list. What is yours?Continue

Tags: bsc, pizza, brian, cheese, carb

IMMUNITY & BG LEVELS Questions I have

Started this discussion. Last reply by 1DebY Sep 25, 2014. 14 Replies

I was reading the featured topic which caused me to question things so thought I would pose them here so we can all contribute.ARE OUR IMMUNE SYSTEMS WEAKENED ALL THE TIME OR JUST WHEN OUR BG LEVELS…Continue

Tags: Prevention, Health, Risks, Flu, Illness

Lighten up! What helps you?

Started this discussion. Last reply by 2hobbit1 Sep 8, 2014. 2 Replies

IMG_2724.JPGI am pretty hard on…Continue


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Mari left a comment for 1DebY
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Bonnie replied to 1DebY's discussion 'THANKSGIVING YUMMIES!!'
"As someone else said, holidays are no longer about the food, but the people I'm with. I'm a T2 using diet alone to control my BG. I don't taste anything I shouldn't eat - I've got a good enough food memory. :)"
Nov 26, 2014
acidrock23 replied to 1DebY's discussion 'THANKSGIVING YUMMIES!!'
"I don't really consider any sort of food bad for me. Not balancing insulin is bad for me. I usually figure a "party bolus" for the appetizer round and a "dinner bolus" for the main event and if I overdo the insulin,…"
Nov 15, 2014
meee replied to 1DebY's discussion 'THANKSGIVING YUMMIES!!'
"Thanks Judith and Badmoon for these recipes, I've screen saved them all to try at some point. I make the cranberry sauce with stevia now and I have made low carb pumpkin pies and cheese cake. I usually skip potatoes and stuffing or I have a…"
Nov 15, 2014
Judith in Portland replied to 1DebY's discussion 'THANKSGIVING YUMMIES!!'
"Good question. And important. I have developed or discovered lo-carb replacements for all my favorites. Stuffing: HOLIDAY STUFFING: 2013 Thanksgiving---Nailed it Low Carb version by Judith in Portland from TuDiabetes Enough for a 24 lb. bird 1.5…"
Nov 14, 2014
Judith in Portland replied to 1DebY's discussion 'THANKSGIVING YUMMIES!!'
"Oh yes, Moon---I still use many of Gerri's recipes!"
Nov 14, 2014
1DebY replied to 1DebY's discussion 'THANKSGIVING YUMMIES!!'
"That is true! There are dishes from my family that I have loved throughout the ages."
Nov 14, 2014
1DebY replied to 1DebY's discussion 'THANKSGIVING YUMMIES!!'
"Good Plan!"
Nov 14, 2014
1DebY replied to 1DebY's discussion 'THANKSGIVING YUMMIES!!'
"If we can, I think a break is good as long as there can be control. :-)"
Nov 14, 2014
yeagen replied to 1DebY's discussion 'THANKSGIVING YUMMIES!!'
"I have decided to pick my priorities. It is not about food for me, but making the memories and enjoying the people I am around. I will take what I can eat as well as plenty to share."
Nov 14, 2014
Zoe replied to 1DebY's discussion 'THANKSGIVING YUMMIES!!'
"Being vegetarian to me is harder than being a Type 1 in terms of things of things I can't eat. I generally don't accept invitations unless they are from people I know will have things I can eat. (Either because they make them specifically…"
Nov 14, 2014
twinchick replied to 1DebY's discussion 'THANKSGIVING YUMMIES!!'
"I enjoy the turkey and low carb vegetables. I may eat a small amount of pie,diet soda, then go out and play with the dog for exercise. Plus help clean up. It can be a tough day some years. Nancy"
Nov 14, 2014
kathimcb replied to 1DebY's discussion 'THANKSGIVING YUMMIES!!'
"Thank you!"
Nov 14, 2014
angivan replied to 1DebY's discussion 'THANKSGIVING YUMMIES!!'
"My biggest challenge in avoiding the bad stuff is if I have the munchies. So I try to fill up on turkey, gravy and veggies first, then I have spoonfuls of the decadent stuff, but I usually end up eating only a bite or two of each. Pie is my…"
Nov 14, 2014

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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My dear Aunt was not spared this condition. She is Mom #2.
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
To gain information and network with others like me.
Date diagnosed
November 10, 2007
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Oral, Shots, Diet and Exercise
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I studied in the fine arts in high school and went to study it at the Art Institute of Atlanta. I returned to college but obtained a Bachelors of Science in Biology. Later I returned to obtain my Masters of Education in Art but I lost my job like so many others and that put everything on hold.
I worked in healthcare for 12.5 years as a sleep technologist, 3rd shifts, and a volunteer EMT-B for 9 years. I like to help other people.
I was diagnosed with diabetes in November 2007 after returning home from a memorable trip to Italy. No one in my family had it so it had to be a mistake, right? I could not fight the diagnosis with weight loss, exercise or food choices. Extreme fatigue, lack of sleep, extreme thirst and hunger was a routine at that time. Nothing worked to beat the diagnosis. My levels would swing from 95-398 before Janumet was added. My Endocrinologist thought I had LADA due to not being but a few pounds overweight, no one in my family having it and my Mom having Celiac Disease. Information on the internet was slim and other professionals scoffed at the idea when I mentioned it. Ok, so I am deemed crazy by other doctors on top of having to deal with wacky diabetic things. It would explain the lack of relationship to food and my glucose levels and possibly why my levels increased 200-300 digits with heavy cardio. Everything was working ok for a while on Janumet 50/1000. My base levels increased to over 200. My new healt providers tried Amaryl which did not touch the levels for 3 weeks. Now, over the past 2.5 weeks, I became insulin dependent with base insulin and fast acting due to my swinging levels from 200-508. I now only peak at about 300...which is a great improvement but I am still in the adjustment phase.
I am married to an military NCO and am very happy. On the same day I got fast acting insulin (9-11), seems the whole world fell apart too. Hubby got a call saying he might be sent overseas for a year deployment next year.
I have to master my glucose levels so that if he is sent away, he will not worry. I have to master my glucose levels as best I can.
We have no children but have a fluffy doggie that is kind of like our child. She is an old doggie but she has lots of life in her still. :-)

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At 10:42pm on December 3, 2014, Mari said…

Congratulations for being feature member and thanks for all your participation on the site!

At 9:51pm on December 3, 2014, Linda G said…


At 6:45pm on December 1, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Deby congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 10:03am on November 15, 2014, Linda G said…

Hello Deb! Thank you for having me as a friend :)
Florida....far away, but it feels like you're right here! That's one of the appealing factors of tu.diabetes. I'm in Canada...in the southwestern part of the province of Ontario. I'm a wife of 35 years (hubby is also diabetic), mom to two grown children (one 30, the other 28), a grandma to 4 lovable little boys, a teacher, and before that an illustrator (still do some) and graphic designer....I speak French fluently, I read, history fascinates me, I paint, sing, garden, ski, ride my bike....did I mention "read"? I love having friends over, I bake/cook, am an eclectic music lover, an animal lover...the ocean...ah the ocean...it speaks to me! Oh...and I have diabetes (and a few other things).
Nice to have you as a friend!!! Tell me a bit about yourself and keep in touch, ok?
baskets of hugs....linda

At 2:10am on November 14, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

It is always cool to have the coolest friends. Thank you for being my new super cool friend......................rick

At 3:55am on November 13, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

1Deby, Happy Birthday!! I hope your day and coming year are overflowing with happiness and goodwill.

At 3:52am on November 13, 2014, Linda G said…

From morning till night
May your SPECIAL DAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!

At 9:17pm on September 5, 2014, Linda G said…


At 1:06pm on November 13, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

1Deby, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 4:42am on November 13, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)
Hey, take a couple of minutes and do The Big Big blue Test!!




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