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rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for countrygirl
"Countrygirl, 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."
Mar 24
Linda G left a comment for countrygirl
"♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫ Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES COUNTRYGIRL!! (You haven't been commenting in a…"
Mar 24
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"HAPPY BIRTHDAY COUNTRYGIRL!! Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hey, why don't you come join us…"
Mar 24, 2013
brokenpole left a comment for countrygirl
"Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Mar 24, 2013
Linda G left a comment for countrygirl
"Hi there countrygirl!! Thank you for having me as a friend!! Pennsylvania....far away, but it feels like you're right here! That's one of the appealing factors of tu.diabetes. I'm in Canada...in the southwestern part of the province…"
Jan 13, 2013
Linda G and countrygirl are now friends
Jan 13, 2013
Linda G left a comment for countrygirl
"Here are a couple images of "The Plate Method". "
Jan 13, 2013
Linda G left a comment for countrygirl
"This is a little long...so sending it in 2 parts! Part 1) Meal Planning Tips for People with Type 2 Diabetes Below are examples of two different meal planning systems; your registered dietitian can help you decide which is best for you. 1.…"
Jan 13, 2013
Linda G left a comment for countrygirl
"Part 2) Breakfast Carbohydrate Count 1 scrambled egg 0 2 slices whole-grain toast 2.0 (30 grams) 1 tsp margarine 0 1/2 cup orange juice 1.0 (15 grams) Breakfast Total: 3.0 (45 grams) Snack 1 Carbohydrate Count 1 medium orange 1.0 (15 grams) Snack…"
Jan 13, 2013
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"We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home countrygirl!! 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…"
Jan 12, 2013
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"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…"
Jan 12, 2013
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Jan 12, 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?
talk with people about it
Date diagnosed
January 20, 2009
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots

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At 7:04am on March 24, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Countrygirl, 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 4:21am on March 24, 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.
BEST WISHES COUNTRYGIRL!!
(You haven't been commenting in a while...I hope everything is OK)
♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫

At 1:21am on March 24, 2014, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday, countrygirl./ I wish for you a most wonderful day and many,many more. ENJOY!!!

At 3:37pm on March 24, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY COUNTRYGIRL!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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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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At 4:52am on March 24, 2013, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 2:18pm on January 13, 2013, Linda G said…

Hi there countrygirl!! Thank you for having me as a friend!!
Pennsylvania....far away, but it feels like you're right here! That's one of the appealing factors of tu.diabetes. I'm in Canada...in the southwestern part of the province of Ontario...a city named Kitchener-Waterloo. I'm a wife of 33 years (hubby is also diabetic), mom to two grown children (one 28, the other 26), a grandma to 3 lovable little boys, a teacher, and before that an illustrator (still do some) and graphic designer....I speak French fluently, I read, history fascinates me, I paint, sing, walk, garden, ski, ride my bike....did I mention "read"? I love having friends over, I bake/cook, am an eclectic music lover, an animal lover...the ocean...ah the ocean...it speaks to me! Oh...and I have diabetes (and a few other things).
Nice to have you as a friend!!! Tell me a bit about yourself and
keep in touch, ok?
hugs....linda

At 2:01pm on January 13, 2013, Linda G said…

Here are a couple images of "The Plate Method".

At 1:56pm on January 13, 2013, Linda G said…

This is a little long...so sending it in 2 parts!
Part 1)
Meal Planning Tips for People with Type 2 Diabetes
Below are examples of two different meal planning systems; your registered dietitian can help you decide which is best for you.

1. Carbohydrate Counting is the most accurate meal planning system for controlling blood sugar levels. Essentially, carbohydrate counting is a way to “budget” the amount of carbohydrate eaten at any meal or snack. This method allows you to choose any type of carbohydrate foods, as long as the portion size you choose allows you stay within your goal “budget.” In general, about half of your daily calories should come from carbohydrate foods. However, if you have diabetes, it is important to eat roughly the same amount of carbohydrate at each meal. Commonly recommended “budgets” are 30 to 45 grams (2 to 3 servings) of carbohydrate per meal for women and 45 to 60 grams (3-4 servings) per meal for men. Both women and men should limit snacks to 15 to 30 grams (1 to 2 servings) of carbohydrates. (Click here for a printable reference chart of carbohydrate servings.) Your Registered Dietitian will determine the right amount of carbohydrates for you, along with guidelines for protein and fat intake.

In addition to carbohydrate budgeting, it is important to space your meals and snacks evenly throughout the day to keep blood sugar levels stable. Experts recommend waiting at least two hours (but no more than five hours) between meals and snacks during the day. This will help prevent your blood sugar level from going too high or too low. Here's a sample meal plan that uses the carbohydrate counting method:

At 1:54pm on January 13, 2013, Linda G said…

Part 2)
Breakfast Carbohydrate Count
1 scrambled egg 0
2 slices whole-grain toast 2.0 (30 grams)
1 tsp margarine 0
1/2 cup orange juice 1.0 (15 grams)
Breakfast Total: 3.0 (45 grams)
Snack 1 Carbohydrate Count
1 medium orange 1.0 (15 grams)
Snack Total: 1.0 (15 grams)
Lunch Carbohydrate Count
1 cup skim milk 1.0 (15 grams)
2 slices bread 2.0 (30 grams)
Low-fat mayo 0
3 oz. turkey 0
Lettuce and tomato 0
Lunch Total: 3 (45 grams)
Snack 2 Carbohydrate Count
6 oz. light yogurt 1.0 (15 grams)
Snack Total: 1.0 (15 grams)
Dinner Carbohydrate Count
1 medium sweet potato 2.0 (30 grams)
1 tsp margarine 0
1 cup skim milk 1.0 (15 grams)
4 oz. baked chicken breast 0
1/2 cup cooked broccoli 0
1 cup salad 0
2 Tbsp low-fat dressing 0
Dinner Total: 3 (45 grams)
Snack 3 Carbohydrate Count
1 small apple, sliced 1.0 (15 grams)
2 Tbsp peanut butter 0
Snack Total 1.0 (15 grams)

2. The Plate Method allows you to visually evaluate the carbohydrates in your meal and the overall nutritional balance in five easy steps:

Step #1: Start with a nine-inch plate. Take a ruler and measure across your plate to make sure it is not too large.
Step #2: Pretend to divide your plate in half. Then divide one of those halves into two equal sections. Fill one-half of the plate with non-starchy vegetables, either cooked or raw. Fill one-fourth of the plate with a serving of protein. Fill the last fourth of the plate with a carbohydrate-rich food (1 carb serving, 15-grams), using the chart above for examples. *Note: For breakfast, enjoy your meat and grain items each covering one-fourth of your plate; non-starchy vegetables may be omitted in the morning.
Step #3: Add 1 cup (8 fl oz) of low-fat milk or 1 container (6-8 oz) of light yogurt to your meal (1 carb serving, 15 grams).
Step #4: Select one serving of fruit to go along with your meal (1 carb serving, 15 grams).
Step #5: Complete your meal with one or two servings of healthy fats. This could be a tablespoon of salad dressing, 1 or 2 teaspoons of olive oil used to sauté vegetables or a teaspoon of mayonnaise for a sandwich.

At 7:10pm on January 12, 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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