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AMA Classification of Obesity as a Disease

Started this discussion. Last reply by GRBernard Sep 9, 2013. 13 Replies

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GRBernard replied to Ila's discussion 'Apps to track diet, blood sugar, etc.' in the group Type 2
"Hi Ila - I've not found any that gave me all that I want for my iPad nor for my PC, so I've written one for my PC. It's on my website if you're interested. I'm in a major extension and review of the PC version, hope to have…"
21 hours ago
GRBernard commented on Natalie ._c-'s group 'Type 2'
"Hi Dawnnikki98 - Thanks for the pat on the back. While most of us here have no credentials qualifying us to give advice, we are ALL qualified to express an opinion, and I've learned a lot by hanging around this forum listening to those…"
Apr 2
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GRBernard replied to Summer P. Horton's discussion 'Too FEW carbs at a meal?' in the group Type 2
"Hi Summer - Welcome to the club! Sorry you had to join :) I and a Type-2 guy who went from paid no attention to anything through Insulin before every meal, and am now paying attention and no longer need to use insulin, but I do continue to pay close…"
Mar 2
GRBernard replied to Zoe's discussion 'Memory' in the group Seniors With Diabetes
"I'm very fortunate in having "caged the tiger" and able to get off of the insulin wagon, and the frosting on the cake is I don't have any other issues to take it's place, other than the hi-mileage associated with wandering…"
Mar 1
GRBernard replied to Zoe's discussion 'Memory' in the group Seniors With Diabetes
"Tee! Hee! Hee! the "delay" turned into a "forget". Been there and done that! Isn't being a "mere mortal" humbling? :) I'm a Type-2 guy who never paid any attention to diet nor weight and rationalized my belts…"
Feb 28
GRBernard replied to Zoe's discussion 'Memory' in the group Seniors With Diabetes
"Hi Zoe - I think that "gee it slipped my mind" club has a large membership, so you've a lot of company if that is any consolation. I'm one of those "trouble is proceeded by deviating from the routine" people as well,…"
Feb 28
GRBernard replied to Angie Howard's discussion 'New but not new to diabetes' in the group Type 2
"Hi Angie - In my mind, Pat hit the nail on the head! You're better than I am, you started doing something when the numbers went up. My doc was able to tweak my Metformin usage to keep the numbers in line for several years while I made no…"
Dec 27, 2013
GRBernard replied to CQJ's discussion 'Question about managing blood sugar levels'
"Doesn't that 2-hours after testing just drive ya nuts!? I tried for a couple of months and gave it up. Like you, I might eat something later, but often-times I'd just forget to do it. Instead I diligently tracked carb.intake and before…"
Dec 7, 2013
GRBernard commented on Natalie ._c-'s group 'Type 2'
"Hi Dusty - I'm a Type-2 guy, have been through the Insulin before every meal plus at nite before bed (when my A1c was 6.5 and higher) but am now well controlled (BRAG - BRAG - A1c for the past 12-mos below 6.0). My Doc's Diabetes…"
Nov 13, 2013
GRBernard replied to From Fossil though not a fossil's discussion 'Coconut Water' in the group Type 2
"Hi Fossil - Welcome to the club, sorry you had to join us. Listen to Yvonne -- she is RIGHT ON! A couple of years ago, when I finally began to pay attention to my eating I was amazed at what I found. I began tracking my carb-intake to discover that…"
Oct 4, 2013
GRBernard replied to GRBernard's discussion 'AMA Classification of Obesity as a Disease'
"Biran, I do not disagree with you, but I don't want to turn this to a political harangue thread. Thanks for the thought."
Sep 9, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to GRBernard's discussion 'AMA Classification of Obesity as a Disease'
"I consider this move by the AMA to be "Disease Mongering." This is just a "business" move intended to create a new condition thus increasing the total available market. Following this declaration will be pressure for…"
Sep 9, 2013
Khürt Williams replied to GRBernard's discussion 'AMA Classification of Obesity as a Disease'
""I've seen notes on a number of forums about folks having very different effects from the same diet, or even the same food item, so there seems to be a lot of "different strokes for different folks" at play here." That makes…"
Sep 8, 2013
guitarnut replied to GRBernard's discussion 'AMA Classification of Obesity as a Disease'
"Everyone's opinions and information are skewed by something. Mostly, it's by life experience. And I doubt that you would've posted and asked for opinions if you had no interest in hearing something other than what you thought. :-)"
Sep 8, 2013
GRBernard replied to GRBernard's discussion 'AMA Classification of Obesity as a Disease'
"I suspect you are right. Since I began paying attention to my diabetes and made the changes I've made I've gotten quite an education. No two of us are the same was not really big news, but the role genetics plays in EVERYTHING is…"
Sep 8, 2013

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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
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
I'm happy to say that in the past year and a half I've gotten my glucose level under control. That process has made my level of ignorance embarrasingly visible and as a result I'm paying attention and learning.
Date diagnosed
June 1, 1999
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5.6 on 10/11/2012 5.3 on 3/01/2012 5.7 on 04/04/2013 6.1 08/15/2013 5.9 11/11/2013
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Diet and Exercise
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I'm the guy on the left side of my picture, the good lookin' one I"m holding is my youngest GrandDaughterm Ellie, and you may rest assured she is NOT spoiled :-)

In Jan.2011 my Doc added Lisoprin before meals to my meds list, and the hassle of test & shoot before every meal got my attention. It's too bad the nightly Lansa injections didn't wake me up a couple of years earlier.

In the past year and a half I've tried a half-dozen iPad.apps to ease the record-keeping and calculation chores. I finally decided to write my own, which I have done and it is available to the community at

The program runs on Windows and is available at no cost. Its focus is Type-2 Diabetes, as I understand it, but input from my Diabetes support team has resulted in adding functionality they asked for that I don't use.

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