Thank you so much for the welcome!!! Sorry about not getting back to you sooner. And thank you so much for having me read the member guidelines. It is so nice to be able to talk to so many people that know and understand what you are going through. I told my soon to be sister in law about the site so that she can join too. She is also type 2 diabetes. Again thank you so much. :)
Brigitte, thanks for the book information. I am going to look for this at the library next time. I have the calerie king book that is nice and compact. I got it from the Joslin Center for $9.00'S and was well worth it. Just does not have a;lot of resturants in it.
Hi Brigitte, yes, its Tony!
I use Novolog and Levimer insulin pens. I have been counting carbs and giving insulin based on what I eat. I struggle with going out to eat anywhere. I either eat at home or bring my food. I have such anxiety about figuring what the carbs are. I have a few books and have been on calerie counter but seems like only fast food places post there carbs. Suggestions?
Brigette - thank you for directing me to the insulin pump user group. I learned a lot from reading what everyone is saying about the pumps. I'm now leaning towards the omnipod. I think it's a better lifestyle choice for me.
I didn't think I was eating that much more protein then I usually do - but it was abit more - maybe 3-4 extra proteins a day compared to my regular 4-5 (I'm not a big protein eater). I did reduce my carb intake - so it was between 15g-25g per meal. Snacks tend to be under 15g for me. Like your doctor has told you - take it easy - and don't rush right into - especially if you have been used to not eating as much protein. Also, the protein in my urine - according to the gal who follows Dr. B's religiously - says it could have been a glitch in the test - as I've never shown protein in my urine in all the of the years I've had diabetes (42 years). I can't retest until 5 months from now unfortunately - hate the waiting!!!
Hi Bridgitte, thank you 4 the kind words, i'm loving this site so far. Great thing about your nephew, encourage him into the photographic world. Im doing fine, how are doing with your diabetes? All the best from Bolivia. Andrew.
Brigitte - vous avez de belles photographies! I don't write french very well - am better speaking (I live in Montreal). I see you like to restore chairs - moi aussi!!! I am laughing at some of your pictures - parce que nous sommes regard tellement semblable (okay - I need to cut hair tho' - but c'est vrai non?).
Merci de votre lettre. Si vous ne vous occupez pas, je voudrais pratiquer mon francais dans cette lettre. Je n'ai pas beaucoup d'opportunite souvent! :) (that doesn't seem quite right, but I mean to say: If you don't mind, I'd like to practice my french in this letter as I don't often have the opportunity to practice my french!)
J'espere que vous etes dans la bonne sante. Le diabete est difficile, mais je prends le courage quand je rencontre d'autres comme vous-meme qui ont eu le diabete pendant beaucoup d'annees.
Hi Brigitte--When is manny going to be getting in touch with me about getting a picture of me up.Just let me know. Do you still work and what kind of work do you do> Have a great week. Talk to you later---Vicki
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