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At 9:55am on April 1, 2009, Angie Mendoza said…
thanks patti for the support. My good friend told me to check out tudiabetes. I'm liking it so far.
At 9:01am on April 1, 2009, Laura said…
Thanks for welcoming me! I hope to learn a lot here.

I was diagnosed with Pre-Diabetes over two years ago and just really didn't take it seriously, even though my mom and all of her siblings have diabetes. This year my husband and I have gotten into a health craze so we have been eating better and exercising. This triggered me to want to take a look at my BG levels. Needless to say it really scared me. I don't really trust the accuracy of my mom's cheap-o meter, but even if it is off, it was still worse than I would like. I plan to get a better meter for myself today and see if it shows any difference. The at home A1c kit put me at 6.1, but I don't know enough to know if that would put me up in the diabetic range or not, or if I'm still in the pre-diabetes stage. I plan to do a fast test with the new meter this weekend, and if it reads too high, I will go to the doctor to get tested and see if he thinks I need to be on medication. For now I am just going to continue improving my diet and exercising and keep a close watch on my BG levels. I don't want to wind up in the shape that my other family members are, so I'm going to do this the right way. :)

Thanks again!
At 5:32pm on March 28, 2009, Betty J said…
Thanks Patti it's always good to keep in touch...well wishes for you and your family.
At 2:16pm on March 28, 2009, Kristin said…
Hi Patti! Thanks for the comment. All is well here! I'm having a MAJOR cleaning weekend... I guess we could call it Spring cleaning. From top to bottom. Keep my blood sugars good all day and I will continue tomorrow :)

How's your weekend going? How are you feeling recently?
At 8:45am on March 28, 2009, Mr. Peachy said…
Hi Patti,

Things are going pretty well. I was fighting a persistent cold for the past week which brought on fibromyalgia flares, but it's subsiding now, and everything is looking good for this weekend.

I hope things are going well for you and your trials.

At 7:39pm on March 27, 2009, Melissa said…
Doing good. Really busy with school. I finally have a spring break next week though.
At 3:44pm on March 27, 2009, Emily Hoback said…
thanks for the welcome :)
At 7:53pm on March 26, 2009, Jodie said…
hey, thanks for the welcoming! :)
At 7:07pm on March 26, 2009, Randi Solomon said…
Thanks for your kind words... Hope to talk again
Take care
At 11:49pm on March 25, 2009, lilroseyone said…
Thank you for the warm welcome Patti. This looks like a great site. Have a good day.
At 3:55pm on March 25, 2009, Lauren said…
Thanks Patti! Yes, there is lots to explore. Im glad to have found, its great to see all the support amoungst people, its such vital part of living a healthy life.
At 10:31am on March 25, 2009, Jen McFarlane said…
Thanks for the welcome. Actually started an insulin pump club here in Boise, ID but it didn't take off so just looking for new friends, support (giving and receiving), and advice (I'm a CDE) as needed or wanted. Looking forward to networking and meeting new folks with my 'condition'. Never a disability!!!
At 7:55am on March 25, 2009, J. Gordon Guess said…
Thanks for the welcome Patti. I've got lots of questions, but have already decided that I'm LADA Type 1.5. That really only helps psychologically. Also have decided it's time for an Endocrinologist. Feeling pretty good today and hope you are too. Gordon
At 7:41am on March 25, 2009, Pat Bowen said…
Hi Patti, thanks for the welcome. Being on the Ping pump is very new and I am trying to be positive about it. Thanks again.
At 7:30am on March 25, 2009, Stan Simon said…
Patti -

That was very kind and thoughtful of you to welcome me. It really is appreciated.

In these hard times, it's nice to know you have friends, who'll understand when talking about you illness.

Stay well, Be well, BE HAPPY!

Regards - Stan
At 5:42pm on March 24, 2009, Betty J said…
Hi Patti, sorry I'm late in responding to your last post. Been kinda busy with hubby. He was in the hospital last week for Pancreastitis. He's home now and on the mend but will have to have followup visits with drs. It's possible he will have to have Gall Bladder out. They seem to think that's what's causing the Pancreastitis. I'm doing well...we take turns at getting attention LOL.
At 9:54am on March 24, 2009, Dana Harmon said…
Hey Patti. I've always worked at it, but the weight is still here! And how are you?
At 5:56am on March 24, 2009, Paula said…
Hi, Patti...great to hear from another Texan with diabetes. I'm hoping to hear about the local D/FW group that met for lunch recently. It's good to have a support system in place....
At 3:33pm on March 23, 2009, Suzanne said…
Those tests cost a fortune but it is worth it to know where you stand heart and health wise. Hang in there, baby!
At 9:18am on March 23, 2009, Penny said…
I am doing very well... thank for asking! Hope that you are well too... we are getting ready to kick off our ADA Walk campaign for this year and we are shooting photos of locals living with the big D today for the campaign materials...



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