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"Wow! That is great. I have started using the app Lose it, and I find that I can have most of what I want, but in moderation - a new concept of what moderation is, however. It is so much easier with all the new products that have been developed in…"
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"Thanks for sharing, Lloyd. I passed this on to my husband who has hip pain."
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"We really should make a list of stupid things people, especially healthcare professionals, say. I try to make my doctor say "attaboy" every time I see him, but it rarely - if ever - happens, and I am a very good girl... well, most of the…"
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Gb commented on Gb's blog post 'Weight loss - what else is new?'
"Shadow, I haven't figured much out, and sometimes it is hard to do the right thing even when I do know what that is. I'm just trying to do the right thing more often than not."
Jun 6
Gb commented on Gb's blog post 'Weight loss - what else is new?'
"Thanks for your comment, Nancy. Food is comfort, can be an adventure, or can be a "friend" when one's lonely. It is not as simple as just being sustenance."
Jun 6
twinchick commented on Gb's blog post 'Weight loss - what else is new?'
"So you have 35 pounds to get out of the obese range,you qualify for gastric by pass? Your post is interesting. Some of my food can be emotional related if I go off my plan. Thanks,Nancy"
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"congratulations & keep on going congratulations & keep on going & you'll get there well done GREAT HUGS"
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Weight loss - what else is new?

Hi Friends. I have started at the Bariatric Clinic here - they think I'm a good candidate for bariatric surgery. That is where they take part of the stomach away in one way or another and it makes the patient eat less, but fill full. The stats, I'm told, is that most people can lose 15% of their body weight, but bariatric surgery has an average of 30% of body weight. I'm not convinced the surgery is for me, but I have been learning a lot about how to diet - and I thought I knew everything!! So,…See More
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"More of the same from me, Dan. It can be a scary, debilitating disease, and it is insidious in how it can rob you of parts of your life if you aren't vigilant. Get up and move and fake it 'til ya make it."
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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?
Don't know
Date diagnosed
March 1, 2004
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Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots, Diet and Exercise

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Weight loss - what else is new?

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 7:40pm 5 Comments

Hi Friends.

I have started at the Bariatric Clinic here - they think I'm a good candidate for bariatric surgery. That is where they take part of the stomach away in one way or another and it makes the patient eat less, but fill full. The stats, I'm told, is that most people can lose 15% of their body weight, but bariatric surgery has an average of 30% of body weight. I'm not convinced the surgery is for me, but I have been learning a lot about how to diet - and I thought I knew…

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Forgot my A.M. Meds today...

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 11:00pm 3 Comments

And, oh, that is not good. I forget when I'm on holidays sometimes, but a regular workday is definitely not ok. I'm T2, so there are no immediate effects- well not noticeable, but I have to be so very careful about what I eat when I don't have the safety net my Meds provide. It made me grumpy and anxious today.grrrr

Things I’ve Heard that I Wish I Hadn’t

Posted on October 12, 2013 at 10:18am 2 Comments

Hair is a sexual extension of one’s self: a psychiatrist told me this once, and ever since I can’t look at people’s hair without thinking about how individuals are choosing to express their sexuality. The psychiatrist told me this after I cut my own hair – lol

If a man lives long enough, he will end up dying of prostate cancer.

A Thanksgiving meal calorie intake is somewhere between 2,400 to 4,200 calories.

About 2/3 of the year’s sales happens between Thanksgiving and…

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Wacky Waldo

Posted on October 5, 2013 at 9:33pm 6 Comments

This is Waldo, my 7 week old Maine Coon kitten – or Wacky Waldo, according Rick. I LOVE him. I got him last weekend and I have been sick this week, so we have done hours of couch time together. This kitten knows no boundaries; he is full of confidence, entitlement, really. Where does he get it? He lulls on my neck, chest, and lap like I am there just for him. He takes on anything to fight: my hand, my hair, a ping pong ball, and with such gusto! Does he not know to be scared? He has fallen…

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At 7:45pm on December 28, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

GB, I love the cat pictures, thanks for sharing.

Rick

At 1:52am on December 28, 2013, shoshana27 said…

better late than never
welcome GB
this is family

At 4:02am on October 7, 2013, GinaY said…

Enjoyed your Blog about Waldo - well wishes friend.

At 1:59pm on March 26, 2013, Linda G said…

You're a FEATURED MEMBER!!! AWESOME GB!!!

At 1:39am on March 26, 2013, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of what you will learn is that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and vent to, if needed.
At 4:13pm on March 25, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Hi ,

You may have noticed TuD hanging around the site. It's his 6th birthday this month, and his big international family of people with diabetes is growing. Our 6th birthday fundraising campaign is on! Every dollar you donate allows TuDiabetes to reach 6 people touched by diabetes, giving them the opportunity to not be alone!

Please consider making a donation, as well as asking your friends and family to give what they can. TuD's birthday party will keep getting more guests as we raise more donations (see top of the home page). Let's help keep our family thriving and growing! Please share this message. Thanks!

At 5:30pm on March 24, 2013, Linda G said…

Hello! Thank you for having me as a friend Gb!!
I live in southwestern Ontario!
I'm a wife of 33 years (hubby is also diabetic), mom to two grown children, a teacher, and before that an illustrator (still do some) and graphic designer. Tell me a bit about yourself :)
Keep in touch, ok?
hugs....linda

At 5:11pm on March 24, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Thanks GB for the friend invite

At 10:32am on March 24, 2013, GinaY said…

Welcome to TuD.

At 8:52am on March 24, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

 
 
 

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