I am new to Diabetic Connect, but not new to Type II

By laur13jf Latest Reply 2011-10-24 09:44:13 -0500
Started 2011-10-17 15:44:45 -0500


this is my first post. i was diagnosed about 5 or 6 years ago i also have neuropathy, which i had before i was diagnosed with type II. i was losing weight, but put it and more back on. not exercising hasn't helped either. i am ready now to deal with all the decisions that have to be made with diabetes and its side effects. i guess i am looking for support and assistance with developing a program that works for me and sticking to it. and i guess finding information about all that i can dealing with everything from neuropathy and medication to nutrition, weight loss and motivation.

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laur13jf 2011-10-24 09:44:13 -0500 Report

See, i love cooking, but i am the only one at home and the recipes are usually for 4 or more. don't really have cookbooks for single or two people recipes. if i do cook for more then i eat more. i cook the foods i like and they are not diabetic friendly. i have one or two cookbooks for diabetes but i have not used them. i have joined a new athletic club. it does not allow weight lifters and shapely women who just want to tone their bodies to become members. their club is for people like me who need to lose a lot of weight and are willing to do it. they open on November 1st and it is just around the corner from me. i will be taking it careful for a while. i have to have some vein surgery after the first of the year but want to lose some weight before i do it. so i will be pulling out my Diabetes information and begin again with the meal planning. it is a challenge that is for sure. but i am up for it this time. thanks for all of your ideas and stories. i know for sure i am not the only one out there who is struggling.

hughsbayou 2011-10-22 23:57:34 -0500 Report

You know, this is what is hard about it, you just get tired of thinking about it all the time. But I'm finding if I do my own cooking, if I don't poison myself, it's ok. Really, if we just eat the old fashioned way for most of us that is the cure. Eat REAL FOOD. And I'm finding that the 5 - 20 minutes a day of exercise is fun. I now ride my bike to the store, walk as much as possible, I've joined a nearby pool and swim for about 20 minutes most days and if I don't get to do these things i miss them. I have back problems and neuropathy also and they are gradually getting better. It can be a long haul but I think it's possible to actually start to enjoy some things if one doesn't look at it as a doomsday thing. It's a challenge. It won't get better by itself, that's for sure. I am lucky that both places I spend quite a bit of time it's easy to take a walk.

laur13jf 2011-10-19 10:58:01 -0500 Report

I am really motivated by this site to gain control. i had been in denial for many years since i was diagnosed until now. i have joined a gym that is really cheap, $10 month, and i will be going 3 times a week just to walk on the treadmill for now. i have access to all their trainers and after i have my vein problem taken care of in both my legs, i will set up a program designed just for me. can't wait now. it is a new place and it will open on November 1st. i will watch for your post about exercise. thanks Tsalagilenape.

TsalagiLenape 2011-10-19 10:14:54 -0500 Report

Hi Laur13jf! Tis a grand and awesome website for support and answers. I can attest to that. For my first post was about not having support here at the home front. Hence now I check the website out daily sometimes more than once if I can. I am in the same boat as you about losing the weight for my doctors havent given me the answers yet. So I do research ask questions and help where ever I can. So I believe you have come to the right place. As of a matter of fact, I am going to do a post in a few about Exercise and etc. Thank you for inspiring that for its on my mind. I hope with my posts to help others as well as myself. Hugs

Mickey/CCHT 2011-10-18 22:04:48 -0500 Report

Welcome laur! I'm relativly new myself and i have found this site to an enormous help. I found out a year ago i was Type2 and it is just this year that i'm getting my priorities straight. My body gave me a wake up call and here i am.
I also have neuropathy and a cataract in one eye, along with a host of other issues. Things i've been learning is not only watching your sugars, but your carbs. I had not realized that before. Cutting out sugary drinks and snacks and making better choices with fresh fruits and veggies and lean meats like chicken and turkey. I used ground turkey to make everything. It has a lot of protein which is good.
I'm hoping to met with a nutrionist soon, so any info i will be happy to pass along any info. Any ?'s, don't hesitate to shout out!
Welcome to the DC family! God Bless, Mickey

laur13jf 2011-10-19 10:05:23 -0500 Report

Thanks Micky for the warm welcome to this family. i have been looking around and reading postings and there is some wonderful information to be had. i have found a renewed energy for finally taking care of me and getting the Diabetes under control. Saw my Dr. today. things are on the high side with BS levels and my blood pressure. need to work on getting that all down. getting back on track with food will be good also. i love using ground turkey in my recipes but sometimes i need the flavor of ground beef. at those times i will use half ground beef and half turkey. it works really well. Thanks again for the warm welcome.

Mickey/CCHT 2011-10-20 22:35:21 -0500 Report

You are so welcome! Anything i can do to help! And yes, this site is a God send! It has really helped me to be more focused and determined to successed! Good Luck!

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