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weight loss & improved control

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Feb 9. 37 Replies

I am a 52-year-old woman, T2, carrying about 20 lbs above the suggested "healthy" BMI. I'm relatively content at my weight, but imagine greater health & confidence if I dropped 10+ pounds. Have…Continue

Tags: LADA, weight, loss

celebrating fall!

Started Oct 20, 2013 0 Replies

Fall has arrived in full force in the Midwest. I'm savoring the season AND taking care of my diabetes. Enjoying the foliage on bike rides, canoe trips,& hiking. Radicchio, cauliflower, &…Continue

Tags: soup, fall


Started this discussion. Last reply by Clare Sep 8, 2013. 15 Replies

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fasting blood work

Started this discussion. Last reply by guitarnut Jul 21, 2013. 3 Replies

My biannual fasting blood work was scheduled for today. Last night I dreamed that I was eating: walnuts, with honey. In the dream I was aware that my snack would mess up the blood work . . . I spat…Continue

Tags: work, blood, fasting


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Deborah commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'TuDiabetes Weight Loss Team'
"I am maintaining a 5 pound weight loss (my goal was to lose 10 lbs). I feel good about that & I feel well overall. I need to think of another way to shake up my eating & fitness routines, and drop some more weight."
Jul 16
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Jul 9
Deborah replied to Gabriella's discussion 'What are your bad diabetic habits?'
"Snacking before bed. Guilty as charged."
May 28
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May 23
Deborah replied to elaine peterson's discussion 'Diabetic Dreams'
"Here's my blog-essay from on this subject. These dreams were more common in my first years after dx--less frequent now."
May 12
Deborah liked elaine peterson's discussion Diabetic Dreams
May 12
Deborah commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'TuDiabetes Weight Loss Team'
"I weigh myself on Tuesdays. My aim around January was to lose 10 lbs by May. I've lost 6.8 lbs. which is really very good. Given my stressed-out, polar vortex winter, I could have easily gained 6.8 lbs. Joining a new gym that I ENJOY going to…"
Apr 29
Deborah commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'TuDiabetes Weight Loss Team'
"4 month: down 5 pounds. Having fun hiking in the spring woods again + my new high intensity strength-training regimen."
Apr 22
Deborah replied to GailD's discussion 'Oh no.... No more popcorn!'
"A favorite occasional treat: a single serving bag of Terra Chips. Very tasty, made from a range of root vegetables, more fiber than potato chips."
Apr 19
Deborah liked Spock's discussion Gotta Share....
Apr 19
Deborah commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'TuDiabetes Weight Loss Team'
"I just keep trying new things & some of them work for me. Winters come & I carb crave. Past winters I would buy boxes of excellent, small cookies (usually pricey)--I was usually satisfied with half a cookie, or just one. This winter I…"
Apr 15
Deborah replied to nc929's discussion 'Do you notice any difference after eating beans?'
"New research on the cholesterol-lowering effects of modest amounts of beans."
Apr 15
Deborah replied to nc929's discussion 'Do you notice any difference after eating beans?'
"I eat 1/2 C of pintos or black beans almost every breakfast, along with eggs & veggies. The beans keep me sated & energized all morning. For me, they are a better choice than cereal, toast, oatmeal. I often add 1/2 C of beans to a salad.If…"
Apr 12
Deborah commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'TuDiabetes Weight Loss Team'
"3.5 months: down 4.5 lbs. Now that the weather is improving, I'm mixing in some hikes with my gym time. Recently enjoyed dinners featuring sauteed garlic, steamed broccoli, walnuts & a squeeze of lemon juice. With a side of chicken sausage.…"
Apr 8

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
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Date diagnosed
July 16, 2010
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.5, January 2014
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Diet and Exercise
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Thankfully I loved vegetables and regular exercise before my diagnosis. Thankfully my teenage son has gotten used to the lack of crunchy snacks in the house.

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