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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 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."
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Deborah liked Spock's discussion Gotta Share....
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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…"
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."
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
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
Deborah replied to Betty's discussion 'Confused Type 2'
"Betty-- Sorry to hear of your situation. I have some comparable gripes with my (past) doctors. With a T2 family history & some "prediabetic" numbers, the doctots neglected to test my blood glucose for several years . . . and suddenly I…"
Mar 12

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
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Date diagnosed
July 16, 2010
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6.5, January 2014
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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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