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NativeGal posted a status
"It's really great to come here, & talk, & not feel like "one" is complaining. I know diabetes is an individual struggle for each of us. <3"
Jan 10, 2013
NativeGal commented on NativeGal's blog post 'Depressed With Numbers'
"Catlover, thank you! I got so over whelmed with yesterday, and it just felt like I wouldn't breathe. Still feel like a "slug" today. Altho, better in spirit. I cancelled today's fun appointments, to give myself a breather.…"
Jan 10, 2013
catlover commented on NativeGal's blog post 'Depressed With Numbers'
"NativeGal- You really have a lot on your plate, figuratively speaking. Don't beat yourself up about your BG #'s. Just get yourself ready for your knee surgery. You are new to the D scene and there will be other problems along the way to…"
Jan 10, 2013
NativeGal commented on NativeGal's blog post 'Depressed With Numbers'
"Thank you Corinna :) I'm making the effort to be kind to myself. Small steps. Thank you Brian for the answer to my query. Thank yoyu Gary, this make more sense as I read and digest it. Hum... Dawn Phenomenon, who would have "thunk"…"
Jan 9, 2013
Stemwinder (Gary) commented on NativeGal's blog post 'Depressed With Numbers'
"Hi NativeGal, Getting started with type 2 is a tough thing to do and add in other hearth concerns and the problems seem insurmountable. But I can see determination in your post and I'm sure you can do it. Dawn Phenomenon or Darn Phenomenon as…"
Jan 9, 2013
Brian (bsc) commented on NativeGal's blog post 'Depressed With Numbers'
"Mornings have always been hard for me as well. I wake with high blood sugars, it is called Dawn Phenomenon, but I call it Darn Phenomenon. It took me months to finally make real progress towards control. You have just barely started on this journey.…"
Jan 9, 2013
Corinna commented on NativeGal's blog post 'Depressed With Numbers'
"Hi NativeGal, You're right. This is hard. And it is overwhelming. Sounds like you have a whole lot going on right now with your health. But it also sounds like you are on a path to improving your health. Be kind to yourself. And be patient. It…"
Jan 9, 2013
NativeGal commented on NativeGal's blog post 'Depressed With Numbers'
"Scheduled to see the ENDO and the Nnutritionists , yeah me! I'm working on making this condition make better sense to me. Should have done this sooner. I'm a bad patient to myself."
Jan 9, 2013
NativeGal commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Geeks With Diabetes'
"Happy to find this group :) I'm a wanna be geek with good skills, still on the learning path, but I do ok. Some days are low and work doesn't go as planned, other days are high gear and I can get my small goals done. I do designing, build…"
Jan 9, 2013
NativeGal joined Manny Hernandez's group
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Geeks With Diabetes

Programmers, computer hardware lovers, web wizards with diabetes are all welcome in here.
Jan 9, 2013
NativeGal posted a blog post

Depressed With Numbers

This is hard.I was technically diagnosed Dec 27th 2012. I'm really trying to get a "grasp" on what's going on with my body and it's mind boggling. I have altered my lifestyle, cold turkey, and yet, these BG numbers make me think I'm not doing anything.I measure food, I watch the carbs, I have depleted sugar, except for the natural sugar in fruits, I portion out, cook with no seasoning and I don't get it.Every morning, it's in the range of 170's. I don't snack after dinner, so there's a good…See More
Jan 9, 2013
NativeGal posted a status
"I came to be inspired. It's a bleak day, I just don't feel my abby-normal anymore. Love reading your blogs, It makes sense."
Jan 8, 2013
NativeGal commented on Dianne's blog post 'Dating a Diabetic Girl'
"^5 on the post! Great emotional and guidelines for any gender, really. I would imagine that men, with Diabetes have feelings, too."
Jan 8, 2013
Linda G left a comment for NativeGal
"Hey NativeGal... Thank you for having me as a friend!! 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. Is the design around the…"
Jan 7, 2013
Linda G and NativeGal are now friends
Jan 7, 2013
NativeGal commented on Stemwinder (Gary)'s blog post 'Doing T2 wrong... Ten rules for screwing up your T2'
"Great post. Personal experience is the best teacher to help other's see the value in doing better. It's the "why not" that get us going."
Jan 7, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Learning to deal with the condition, tips & community support
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral
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http://www.nativebydesignz.com
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I have a small jewelry design business. I make Native Indian jewelry by hand. Recently diagnosed with Type II Diabetes.

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Depressed With Numbers

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 8:00am 7 Comments

This is hard.

I was technically diagnosed Dec 27th 2012. I'm really trying to get a "grasp" on what's going on with my body and it's mind boggling. I have altered my lifestyle, cold turkey, and yet, these BG numbers make me think I'm not doing anything.

I measure food, I watch the carbs, I have depleted sugar, except for the natural sugar in fruits, I portion out, cook with no seasoning and I don't get it.

Every morning, it's in the range of 170's. I don't snack after…

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At 4:54pm on January 7, 2013, Linda G said…

Hey NativeGal...
Thank you for having me as a friend!!
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.
Is the design around the perimeter of your page a design of yours?
Please tell me a bit about yourself!
Keep in touch, ok?
linda

At 7:39am on January 7, 2013, catlover said…

NativeGal- Thanks for the friend add. There is lots of info available on this site and many people who are anxious to support you as you learn about D. If you have any questions just stop by my page. Cat =^..^=

At 7:33pm on January 6, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home NativeGal!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take a look at the group..."Type 2 Diabetics".
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AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 11:34am on January 6, 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!!!

At 10:51am on January 6, 2013, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn 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 even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 9:47am on January 6, 2013, catlover said…

Hi NativeGal- Welcome to TuD. We are glad you joined the community and we hope you like it here.

 
 
 

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