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amanda02 commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"Vikki, Best of luck! I haven't had that experience, but I do have eye problems, so I know how frightening the thought of diabetic blindness can be."
amanda02 commented on Phishery's group 'Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group'
"Hi Lynn, I've been following Dr. B. for a couple of years. I'm not sure why you are worried about "maintaining weight." Are you afraid you will lose weight? A Low Carb diet is not a weight loss diet unless you want to lose…"
amanda02 replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'Those who have had laser for PDR' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"Hi Elizabeth, If you haven't already done so, I'd give your doctor's office a call and tell the receptionist what has been going on. She can help you decide if you need to come in immediately, talk to the doctor, or whatever."
Mar 12
amanda02 replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'Those who have had laser for PDR' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"Hi Elizabeth, I have been undergoing treatment for about eighteen months. Last month, I mentioned that I'd been having a lot of floaters lately. My retinologist wasn't too concerned. He mentioned that they may just be spots of blood from…"
Mar 11
amanda02 replied to Lovre's discussion 'High cholesterol on a low carb diet?' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"I pulled out my latest lab results to see what the accepted ranges are for cholesterol. Total cholesterol 0-200. At 305, yours is high. Triglycerides, 0-200; at 146, yours is within range. HDL, 40-60; at 48, yours is within range. LDL Optimal is…"
Feb 13
amanda02 commented on David K's group 'A1C Below 6.0 On Diet and Exercise ONLY'
"Dawn, It is possible for many people to lower their A1C to non-diabetic levels. I keep mine around 5.1. But, what most people who do so find is that returning to a normal, non-diabetic lifestyle will not work. If you go back to eating a lot of…"
Oct 22, 2013
amanda02 commented on Phishery's group 'Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group'
"Mari, My husband and I drove around Alsace-Lorraine and took the train to Paris from Germany a few years ago. We ate dinner at a restaurant in Paris that was WAY too expensive for us, saw the Eiffel Tower lit up at night, visited Notre Dame, walked…"
Sep 30, 2013
amanda02 commented on Phishery's group 'Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group'
"I've been to France. I am glad you did not misunderstand my comment. It wasn't a criticism. But how does a diabetic resist warm baguettes and croissants?"
Sep 29, 2013
amanda02 commented on Phishery's group 'Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group'
"I try to follow Dr. Bernstein's recommendation 30 carbs per day. I doubt if I could do that in France though!"
Sep 28, 2013
amanda02 commented on Phishery's group 'Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group'
"Hi Mari, Beef, chicken, or vegetable. You can make your own or use bouillon, canned or cubed, regular, not low-sodium. For as long as it helps!"
Sep 28, 2013
amanda02 commented on Phishery's group 'Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group'
"Hi Mari It sounds like you are experiencing the Atkins Flu. Westman, Phinney, and Volek recommend a little added salt in their book, The New Atkins For You; 2 cups of broth, 1/2 teaspoon salt, or 2 tablespoons soy sauce."
Sep 28, 2013
amanda02 replied to TI's discussion 'Effects of Post-Surgery Drops Taken Pre-Surgery' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"Best of luck, Tina! Be sure to let us know how things go."
Sep 17, 2013
amanda02 replied to Manny Hernandez's discussion 'How Many Carbs Do You Eat per Meal per Day?'
"I try to follow Dr. Bernstein's recommendation of 30 carbs per day: 6 at breakfast; 12 for lunch and 12 for dinner. I usually combine breakfast and lunch. Brunch is coffee with heavy whipping cream, eggs and bacon (0) carbs. Dinner is salad,…"
Sep 11, 2013
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"You are welcome :) Have a good BG Day. "
Sep 10, 2013
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Sep 9, 2013
amanda02 left a comment for rick the "Blogabetic"
"Thanks so much!"
Sep 9, 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?
friendship, informatiom
Date diagnosed
March 8, 2012
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Diet and Exercise

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At 4:35am on September 9, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.

At 1:44am on September 9, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Amanda Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 6:51pm on January 1, 2013, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes Amanda!

At 1:01pm on January 1, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
HAPPY NEW YEAR, and...Welcome home Amanda!!
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.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
There are also groups here for young people with diabetes, such as....
"Type 2 Teens!!!"(includes young adults)
Take a look at the group..."Type 2 Diabetics".
AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
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!
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 8:38am on January 1, 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 7:01am on January 1, 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.




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