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Diagnosed Feb 2011 with full blown Type 2 with A1C of 8.9; lost 25 pounds; A1C lowered to 6.1; as of last check up Oct 2011 A1C remained at 6.1. took an online nutrition class and now run nutrition workshops with adults at local wellness center; my goals are the prevention of obesity and diabetes.

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Dancing in the Street: A Journey into Wellness

Posted on December 9, 2013 at 5:19pm 1 Comment

I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in February 2011 during my 23rd year of teaching in NYC's public school system. I intended to quit immediately, however, at the request of my principal, I decided to stay until the end of that school year. During those four months, I secured a Health Coach and Personal Trainer. As a result, I lost 25 pounds and looked and felt so much better. The following month after my retirement from teaching, I began an online course in nutrition. By the end of that…


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At 10:48pm on January 16, 2015, Mari said…

I wish you a happy birthday today!

At 4:58pm on January 16, 2015, caloparr said…
Awwww thanks so much guys for remembering me so sweetly. ♡U
At 3:12pm on January 16, 2015, Linda G said…

From morning till night
May your SPECIAL DAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!

At 4:30am on January 16, 2014, 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 12:48am on January 16, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Caloparr, 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 4:39am on January 16, 2013, Linda G said…

Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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!

At 3:07am on January 16, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,caloparr. I wish for you a most wonderful dat. ENJOY!!!

At 1:33am on January 16, 2013, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 5:53am on November 30, 2012, 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 5:45pm on November 29, 2012, 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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