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Weight and BS control; carb amounts and the nutritionist,

Started this discussion. Last reply by David (dns) 1 hour ago. 10 Replies

I will admit I am a stubborn person when it comes to what I think I need and want. For Over 20 years I weight over 250 lbs. Even before my diagnosis, I started eating low carb meals, 30,15,30, 15 and…Continue

Tags: exercise, carbs, health, weight

Please answer me quickly......a little nervous

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stuart 9 hours ago. 8 Replies

Need a quick answer.....I'm just learning to inject Lantus....and tonight as the needle went in I moved and the needle bent....now I have a red line where the needle went, I am thinking, and it's…Continue

Tags: injection, burning, burn, lantus

Fasting readings, when and how soon?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Roy Aug 13. 12 Replies

I suppose I should know the answer to this question, but I'm unsure, so I"ll ask the experts .... you. I was told when I started Lantus a week ago to increase it 1 unit each morning that my FBS was…Continue

Tags: the, day, of, readings, first

In public or Not?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stuart 10 hours ago. 63 Replies

I shared on another post about watching a man, empty his man-bag of his testing supplies and there infront of a restaurant filled with people test his sugars before he ate. I know this man uses a pen…Continue

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David (dns) replied to sdkate's discussion 'Weight and BS control; carb amounts and the nutritionist,'
"It isn't really the science that's catching up, it's the perception. The science has actually been there for a long, long time. It's just passed through periods where no one was paying attention to it. For instance: ask people at…"
1 hour ago
Shadow Dragon replied to sdkate's discussion 'Weight and BS control; carb amounts and the nutritionist,'
"The science is finally catching up with the benefits of low carb. Although the study participants were not diabetic, you might ask your nutritionist if she saw this news today about a study showing those on a low carb diet lost more fat and had…"
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Judith in Portland liked sdkate's discussion Weight and BS control; carb amounts and the nutritionist,
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Judith in Portland replied to sdkate's discussion 'Weight and BS control; carb amounts and the nutritionist,'
"I agree here---Trust your knowledge of your body. It's not fun to argue with a caregiver, but we all need to be our own advocates. It's one of the downsides of this scourge we share. We are all different in how The D manifests in our…"
3 hours ago
Dave replied to sdkate's discussion 'Weight and BS control; carb amounts and the nutritionist,'
"'nuff said."
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David (dns) replied to sdkate's discussion 'Weight and BS control; carb amounts and the nutritionist,'
"The nutritionist is your adviser, not your boss. She is free to recommend whatever she thinks is right, but you are free to decide what advice to follow and what to disregard. The way to deal with any expert, whether your doctor, your CDE, an…"
3 hours ago
2hobbit1 replied to sdkate's discussion 'Weight and BS control; carb amounts and the nutritionist,'
"One size does not fit all, no matter what the dietician or doc says. Only you know how the foods you eat and the carb counts and types of carbs consumed play with your BG at various times of the day. If you keep records of the portion, carbs, types…"
4 hours ago
sdkate replied to sdkate's discussion 'Weight and BS control; carb amounts and the nutritionist,'
"NO DianaS this is NOT part of the study....they are concerned about what means people use to control their diabetes, exercise, medications, insulin, food, or nothing."
4 hours ago
acidrock23 replied to sdkate's discussion 'Weight and BS control; carb amounts and the nutritionist,'
"I've been hanging around some workout people (P90X, etc.) and the thing they do is to find a "sweet spot" calorie-wise, where they don't gain weight, and then break down the macronutrients (pro/carb/fat) to try to go…"
7 hours ago
Terry replied to sdkate's discussion 'Weight and BS control; carb amounts and the nutritionist,'
"Listen to your body, it knows how many carbs you can absorb before it's too many. Diabetes is a disease of carbohydrate intolerance. The challenge is to identify your carb tolerance threshold and stay below it. You're getting exercise,…"
7 hours ago
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Weight and BS control; carb amounts and the nutritionist,

I will admit I am a stubborn person when it comes to what I think I need and want. For Over 20 years I weight over 250 lbs. Even before my diagnosis, I started eating low carb meals, 30,15,30, 15 and 30 carbs per meal or snack. It worked, where all kinds of other programs failed. I got into the swimming routine....and LOVED what I did. I loved how I felt. And then the diagnosis of diabetes t2. Well, the good news, I knew how to count carbs, knew how to track, and had a swimming habit already,…See More
8 hours ago
sdkate replied to Debbie Anderson's discussion 'Struggling with losing weight and my type 2.'
"My dear friend, I was 252 lbs when I was diagnosed. Losing weight was vital to my success, I had started and quit many programs to lose weight, and never succeeded. I had tried drinking my meals as in protein drinks,,,,nothing worked, I finally…"
9 hours ago
Stuart replied to sdkate's discussion 'Please answer me quickly......a little nervous'
"No big deal, sounds like you scratched your skin just with a bent needle. A metal thorn so to speak."
9 hours ago
Stuart replied to sdkate's discussion 'In public or Not?'
"I inject in a plane, on a train, in a car, in a bar, I'm a regular Dr. Seuss with regard to my diabetes self-care. That being said, I NEVER knowingly ever make a spectacle/scene in any manner about it. I have both tested AND injected soooo…"
10 hours ago
Dmitry replied to sdkate's discussion 'In public or Not?'
"Every diabetic bag I saw didn't fit my taste, so I figured that I do not need something extremely special, just a bag, not too small and not too big, with a decent amount of inner pockets for the sake of organization."
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Trudy replied to sdkate's discussion 'In public or Not?'
"I like Adorn diabetes bags; I do find those made for diabetes to be handy. https://adorndesigns.com/"
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I am married to a newly diagnosed II diabetic, also. We have two adult sons, and a dil. I love beagles, so we have two, one of whom is diabetic. I swim, knit, do papercrafts, read and write, I love to share and learn information to share with others.

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It will be all right soon --- ***spoiler***

Posted on May 21, 2014 at 5:59pm 0 Comments

Someone please define the word "soon" for me.I guess I don't know what it means, except not just now. To be very honest, this is not going to be an upper for anyone, but a way for me, hopefully to put my massive feelings down, and send them off into space...but then I don't hold out much hope for that happening either.

Life is sucky right now. Being 61, on disability and medicaid is for this…

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Just a thought

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 8:24am 1 Comment

I just picked up my new diabetes alert bracelet. I got lucky and got a 2 for 1 special, so now my husband has one too. :) Then I got to thinking, this one is like a watch band with a two inch ID like band on the front, It opens up and has two stickers for me "This person is a diabetic, check card wallet for info" and "This person has severe allergies check wallet for info". On these cards is all the important info…

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My friends are driving me nuts

Posted on June 7, 2013 at 6:30pm 6 Comments

.When I was diagnosed 13 years ago, I did NOTHING about it for two years. Don't ask why changed my mind, I just did. I've had several friends who have ignored their diagnosis, recently, and it drives me crazy. I have given them the name of the BEST CDE we have in the area, they have either made appts and then done nothing, or skipped out, wasting his time. I see their health even this early going down…

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At 7:52am on March 6, 2014, Lloyd said…

Hello SDKate,
I'm Lloyd, your almost neighbor. I live in Twin Brooks, just outside of Milbank, I'm T2 for 20 years, pumping for 7 years.

-Lloyd

At 7:09pm on September 27, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…
It is always cool to have the coolest friends. Thanks for being my new cool friend
At 2:36pm on August 14, 2013, Linda G said…

YOU are a FEATURED MEMBER....CONGRATULATIONS sdkate!!

At 5:47am on August 13, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Kate, I also have severe depression. I have found that something my therapist told me does work. She said, keep in the back of your mind, it will go away. I have found that so comforting. Yeah, the fog will lift. It is just a matter of time, so I have learned to laugh, because, in the end I will win. That seems to help me, because every time I have overcome its devastating effects. So my motto, hah try you might depression, I will win.

At 6:37pm on August 12, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

SDKate congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 7:10pm on December 27, 2012, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabets Sdkate!

At 7:08pm on December 26, 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 10:10am on December 26, 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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