Vanessa Garcia
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Jan 29, 2012
Linda G left a comment for Vanessa Garcia
"Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Vanessa.... Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 365 days! (it's a leap year!) How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?"
Jan 7, 2012
Linda G left a comment for Vanessa Garcia
"Greetings Vanessa..... Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days! How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?"
Jan 7, 2011
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"Happy Birthday!"
Jan 7, 2011
Marie B left a comment for Vanessa Garcia
"Hey, Vanessa, Happy Birthday! How is everything going?"
Jan 7, 2010
Kristin commented on Vanessa Garcia's blog post 'Starting Byetta Today!'
"Glad to hear that you have some new tools for your diabetes management! You mentioned before that the doctor was not sure what type you are... did they ever do the tests to figure that out?"
Jul 22, 2009
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Byetta Users Forum

Share our experiences with this new injectable drug. Lets explore the pros and cons together and how it has made life better.Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and…See More
Jul 22, 2009
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Starting Byetta Today!

Hello all,I know i've been kinda M.I.A for a little while, i have alot of things going on right now, but i wanted to drop by and tell you guys an update.I went to the dr. yesterday after not taking my medications for about 3 weeks... i know thats bad but i kinda slipped into the attitude again that if i dont see it its not there, i wasnt checking my sugars either. I was just being stupid..well when i was taking my medication i was making some progress, i was losing weight and my sugar levels…See More
Jul 22, 2009
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Starting Byetta Today!

Hello all,I know i've been kinda M.I.A for a little while, i have alot of things going on right now, but i wanted to drop by and tell you guys an update.I went to the dr. yesterday after not taking my medications for about 3 weeks... i know thats bad but i kinda slipped into the attitude again that if i dont see it its not there, i wasnt checking my sugars either. I was just being stupid..well when i was taking my medication i was making some progress, i was losing weight and my sugar levels…See More
Jul 22, 2009
Sweeter Cherise left a comment for Vanessa Garcia
"Your invited to TuD SO Cal Meet-up: When: June 27,2009 Time: 1:00 pm Place: CoCo's 4360 Mills Circle Ontario, CA When: July 25, 2009 Time: 1:00 pm Place: Chili's 30 Shoreline Drive West Long Beach, CA 90802-4570 I will add these to the…"
May 31, 2009
Emmy commented on Vanessa Garcia's blog post 'My 1st visit with my new Diabetes Specialist'
"Vanessa, it takes time to get down from 12 to 7. Don't expect to reach that goal in a week or two. Its not safe, it can do some damage to your eyes. With metformin, they have to increase your dose gradually so you don't get cramps and…"
May 21, 2009
Cathy commented on Vanessa Garcia's blog post 'My 1st visit with my new Diabetes Specialist'
"I have been T2 since 18. So it can happen, I weighed 115 lbs I had gestational diabetes and family history of diabetes too. I was not able to get treatment till I was 26 because of my ex and insurance but now I get plenty of good treatment and take…"
May 16, 2009
Domo! commented on Vanessa Garcia's blog post 'I met with my Nutritionist!'
"i agree with sarah. I got a booklet about carb exhanges, and it just seemed useless when you can count the carbs by themselves."
May 14, 2009
Domo! commented on Vanessa Garcia's blog post 'I met with my Nutritionist!'
"all i do is think about carbs"
May 14, 2009
nel commented on Vanessa Garcia's blog post 'I met with my Nutritionist!'
"Can you explain ...is your new nutritionist a " certified diabetes educator " ??? ...there is s difference .. I know from experience, that my CDE ( dietittian ) would never say , that 1 serving equals 15 carbs .I count carbs as well . I…"
May 14, 2009
Kim commented on Vanessa Garcia's blog post 'I met with my Nutritionist!'
"I'm supposed to be doing the same thing. But my problem is I have a hard time getting food logged. I'm busy at work, can't take time and think........oh I'll remember later. haha Doesn't happen. I have, however been paying…"
May 14, 2009

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May 11, 2009
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I am a newly diagnosed diabetic.. so new that they are unsure of which type i am. I have an appointment on Monday and they will do some more lab work to determine if i have type 1 or 2. I am 22 years old, just recently got married, no kids yet and im a senior in college. I come from a big family of diabetics, both my mom n dad are type 2 diabetics. I was diagnosed about 3 months ago and the dr. gave me metformin to take until they were able to determine which type i had. When she told me i was diabetic i started to cry, i grew up thinking you would get diabetes if you were way overweight... well i am chubby and could lose some weight but didnt think i was that bad. I was and still am a bit ashamed to admit i have this disease and kind of brushed it off, these past 3 months ive been in denial and havent checked my sugars & stopped taking my medication, i have been feeling so drained and exhausted and cant seem to do anything, my kidneys hurt and i just ignore it. I know im being stupid thats why i finally set up a new appointment. My parents both got on me to take care of myself but i didnt want to hear it. The other day i checked my blood sugar just for the hell of it and it was 404 !!!! i was really shocked.. and i knew then it was time to stop being stupid and take care of myself.

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Starting Byetta Today!

Posted on July 22, 2009 at 8:30am 3 Comments

Hello all,



I know i've been kinda M.I.A for a little while, i have alot of things going on right now, but i wanted to drop by and tell you guys an update.

I went to the dr. yesterday after not taking my medications for about 3 weeks... i know thats bad but i kinda slipped into the attitude again that if i dont see it its not there, i wasnt checking my sugars either. I was just being stupid..

well when i was taking my medication i was making some progress, i was losing… Continue

I met with my Nutritionist!

Posted on May 14, 2009 at 2:27pm 6 Comments

So today i had an appointment with my new nutritionist, Ive already tried to make changes to my diet as far as not eating out every day and bringing my lunch to work. I sat down with her and she told me to write down what ive been eating every day since ive made my changes.. So i did. Then she tells me shes going to teach me how to carb count. I have no idea what she means... so she started explaining it to me and the rule of 1serving = 15 grams of Carbs.

she gave a booklet and im suppost… Continue

Not Feeling Well Today!

Posted on May 12, 2009 at 10:43am 3 Comments

Today is the first day im trying my 1000mg metformin and 10 mg of glypizide in the morning and the afternoon, and its only 10:45 and since this morning ive been feeling like crap, my sugar was 314 this morning.. i feel really nauseous and just runned down. Hope everyone elses day is better than mine.

My 1st visit with my new Diabetes Specialist

Posted on May 11, 2009 at 2:30pm 10 Comments

So as some of you know, i was barely diagnosed with diabetes, the physician i seen before until recently was unsure of which type i was.The doctor i seen today determined im Type 2, I am 22 years old but have a history of diabetes in the family. So today i had an appointment with my new Doctor, which i really like he explained everything really well and everyone was really nice. I have been taking 500mg of metformin twice a day, but i would usually forget to take it at night. He tested me for… Continue

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At 8:01am on January 7, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Vanessa....
Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 365 days! (it's a leap year!)
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 5:21am on January 7, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Vanessa. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 9:01pm on January 7, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings Vanessa.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 9:55am on January 7, 2011, Robyn said…
Happy Birthday!
At 2:19pm on January 7, 2010, Lois said…
Vanessa:
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Hope you are having a very wonderful birthday celebration and an even better New Year.

Lois La Rose
Milwaukee, WI

P.S. You were a lovely bride. Don't even feel ashamed about having this disease because it is not your fault. There are many, many T2 diabetics out there that are slim. Weight is not the only cause or contributing factor in the big D.
At 7:41am on January 7, 2010, Marie B said…
Hey, Vanessa, Happy Birthday! How is everything going?
At 5:01am on January 7, 2010, Alisha Steele said…
Happy Birthday! I hope all your wishes come true!
At 1:45am on May 31, 2009, Sweeter Cherise said…
Your invited to TuD SO Cal Meet-up:

When: June 27,2009
Time: 1:00 pm
Place: CoCo's
4360 Mills Circle
Ontario, CA

When: July 25, 2009
Time: 1:00 pm
Place: Chili's
30 Shoreline Drive West
Long Beach, CA 90802-4570

I will add these to the TuD calendar. Temecula and San Diego locations TBA
At 2:44pm on May 13, 2009, Alexis Pollak - I Run on Insulin said…
Hi Vanessa - you have already taken the first steps to finding support by joining this community - good for you! I have had diabetes for 16 years, and I have really had my ups and downs. It wasn't until I found the right doctor and decided to take diabetes management seriously that I also found how many people are affected by this disease. There are ways to get invovled no matter what your interest is. A great place to start would be to contact your local American Diabetes Association office and let them know you would like to be a general volunteer. They can usually add you to a roster and will contact you when there is a need for volunteers. From looking at the ADA website, I think the Riverside office uses San Diego as the main contact, so start by calling the ADA San Diego at: (619) 234-9897‎. You can check out some local events and see what you are most interested in too - just go to www.diabetes.org and click on "What's Happening Locally" and plug in your city. That should give you a good start. Being part of the local diabetes community will be a great resource and support system for you!
At 2:13pm on May 13, 2009, Travis Grubbs said…
Hi Veronica:

I see you were just diagnosed with type 2. My "Diabetes Day" is 5/16/06. I am also taking 500mg of Metformin twice a day. I also take a very small dosage of Glipizide to help my pancrease produce more insulin. Feel free to ask me any questions about living with type 2, metformin, etc. Take care.
 
 
 

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