Deborah
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  • Ann Arbor, MI
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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

Swimming

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

Just shared my swimming story on asweetlife.org http://asweetlife.org/feature/swimming-through-a-diabetes-diagnosis/Continue

Tags: swimming

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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Latest Activity

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."
14 hours ago
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."
Saturday
Deborah liked Spock's discussion Gotta Share....
Saturday
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. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/14/beans-and-peas-lower-cholesterol/?ref=todayspaper"
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
Deborah liked jay's discussion IS IT OKAY TO HAVE SMALL PIECE OF SWEET JUICES AND COLA DRINKS AND OTHER BEVERAGES OCCASIONALLY.
Apr 7
Deborah liked still_young_at_heart's discussion Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times
Apr 6
Deborah replied to GailD's discussion 'Oh no.... No more popcorn!'
"Kale chips, cheese, & yes, nuts. Some times when I'm going to the movies, I eat a big salad for dinner--allowing me some carbs for theater popcorn."
Apr 6
Deborah liked GailD's discussion Oh no.... No more popcorn!
Apr 6
Deborah commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'TuDiabetes Weight Loss Team'
"Slow & steady . . . wins the race, I hope. Three months of eating more carefully & lotza gym time = 3.5 pounds down. Broke up with long-time BF yesterday. Thought about buying ice cream sandwiches to console myself, but opted for a $2 bottle…"
Apr 2
Deborah liked Infodigger's discussion Turn right at Dairy Queen...
Apr 1
Deborah liked Fraser's discussion type 2---frustrations_ I have never been obese.
Mar 30
Deborah liked Hana Rous's discussion Portion control,is the secret
Mar 30
Deborah replied to Spock's discussion 'VERY Mundane and Terrifiying Topic: Dry, Cracked and Bleeding Feet.'
"Zinc oxide, I have found, works well for cracked heels. (Used to buy tubes of it in Mexico as "Pasta Lassar")."
Mar 16

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
peer info
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
Tell us more about you (optional)
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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