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TsalagiLenape
By TsalagiLenape Latest Reply 2011-08-27 10:37:53 -0500
Started 2011-08-26 10:23:14 -0500

Well I have read some other discussions about family not understanding and etc. My family causes me a lot of stress. My A1C's are up to 7.8 when they usually are at 6.7. They are selfish and irritating. The only two who arent are my boys. Neither are at home one in the Navy other living elsewhere in town. Then they cause drama that affects me like husband disappearing for two days and shows up acting like nothing happened. I have no support or anyone that takes care of me. I take care of me. Now have asked several doctors on help regarding losing weight and to get my stress level down with getting my diabetes in better control. One says to walk…Ok so how much? How fast? All he says is to get my pulse rate up. I am like how when I swing my arms walking! The other the CDE sasys come to my meal classes we'll show you how to eat. I am like look I lost sixty pounds on my own with no doctor trainer or nutrititionist help prior to being diabetic. So been searching for answers. Found one book I could use when first diagnosed. Thus ordered two one for me and my older sister (in North Carolina) recently diagnosed last week or so. Now would anyone please respond and give me some help or assistance. It would be greatly appreciated. By the way I start college on Sept 12! Yay! Have a great day!:) Thank You


5 replies

Harlen
Harlen 2011-08-26 11:51:15 -0500 Report

Hello
If I dropped 60lbs I would keep on doingt what I was doing =as long as your eating good. Whith A!C of 6.7 that was good, you will get back there it just takes time
Looks to me like you know what to do and how to do it,
I am lucky I do all the cooking lol and they eat what I make or they dont eat and if they dont like it they dont eat lol.if I got to eat this crap so do they lol lol lol
I am lucky so lucky I have a lot of frends here that suport me my famly just dont know how too ,they try to but as with so menny things you got to live it to know it.
I will be here for you if you ever feel the need to talk or wish to vent .I check my mail every day lol.
Best wishes
Harlen

TsalagiLenape
TsalagiLenape 2011-08-27 10:37:53 -0500 Report

That is the thing..this was prior to diabetes. Which meant I could anything and everything. Now being diabetic there are things I cant have for my health.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2011-08-26 11:20:07 -0500 Report

Here's what works for me. I started walking 3 to 4 times a week and do anywhere from 2 to 3 miles in 40 to 55 minutes…a pretty good pace. My BG's show a significant decrease after walking. I also follow a low carb diet. I read the labels of the food I purchase to make sure I'm getting something low in carbs. I eat 30 grams of carb for breakfast and try to limit lunch and dinner to 45 grams each. There are books and web sites that will give you the carb values of many foods…some even have many of the fast food restaurant's items listed. My favorite fast food is Taco Bell's Mexican Pizza which has 46 grams of carbs…oops, it's 1 carb over my "limit" but I have it every now and then anyway. Good luck to you!

margokittycat
margokittycat 2011-08-26 10:57:54 -0500 Report

I know how that is and it is not fun. The one thing that I could suggest for the stress, is yoga or meditation, both can be done at home when you are alone. As far as the husband thing I would suggest counseling, they would be able to help figure out what is going on it would relieve some of your stress and the yoga and meditation well also help relieve some. Always here if you want you can send me a private message and I will respond to. Hope you have a wonderful day and God Bless.