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By Lisa.29 Latest Reply 2013-04-01 13:09:45 -0500
Started 2013-03-19 13:52:33 -0500

Just learned yesterday that I am in the early stages of diabetes. Although it runs in my family with a few people & I have a few friends that have it I still have a lot more to learn now that I'm living with it. It's great to find a place to chat with others who know what I'm going thru.

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Tony5657 2013-04-01 13:09:45 -0500 Report


Welcome to the family. You'll find lots of encouragement and great information here. I suggest you poke around in the links given in the upper left of your screen. Some really great stuff!

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Cardtn 2013-03-27 13:40:32 -0500 Report

Checking in on your progress! Hope you are doing well!!

Lisa.29 2013-03-27 15:58:12 -0500 Report

Still struggling to get level. Somedays I'm lightheaded, somedays I'm very shaky, & somedays I feel fine … My numbers jump up & down a lot too usually from 120's-180's. I'm hoping soon my body gets used to these pills cuz I hate not feeling right

liquorish 2013-03-21 21:11:10 -0500 Report

Hello Lisa 29. I love your picture. Does this mean you are a cat lover? I love just about all animals, except snakes and monkeys. Is your diabetes new enough that you can reverse it? Learn all you can, and ask your family and friends what they do to help with theirs. So far I am the only one in my family with it. That I know of. But I keep telling my son, who is almost 30, to keep tabs on his. I don't know how this works genetically. Anyway, welcome to our "family", and good luck. Liquorish

Lisa.29 2013-03-27 16:21:02 -0500 Report

I had a black poodle from 1999-2010 who had diabetes the last couple years of her life … It was not caught early enuf so she went blind but despite that the insulin & not moving furniture in her way she did pretty good

Lisa.29 2013-03-27 16:18:54 -0500 Report

I live in a house with 2 dogs & 3 cats. I love animals despite having allergies LoL
Not for sure on the reversing part - I know some of my family has had it. In fact my mom is on the same pills I am. My grandma had to take insulin for yrs before she passed away & I have a sister who is on insulin

imat 2013-03-21 20:50:51 -0500 Report

Diabetes is never easy but idk I've had it sense I was 4 and am still getting used to it

Prprincess0923 2013-03-20 17:02:22 -0500 Report

Welcome to the family Lisa enjoy the community!! It's lots of fun and you meet different people and their experiences too. You could learn a lot from here. If you ever need to talk me here anytime!

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raccoon mana 2013-03-20 08:56:15 -0500 Report

i havent been here long myself. but have met some great people and learned more here than from my doctors. maybe we should all go into practice and get paid. lol. welcome to the family!

Lisa.29 2013-03-19 14:46:42 -0500 Report

Yeah staying clear of them might be the best & since my mom also is diabetic we can have my sister try new recipes that we CAN eat :)

Lisa.29 2013-03-19 14:29:19 -0500 Report

Thank You :) I'm sure I'll have questions sooner or later

jayabee52 2013-03-19 14:50:35 -0500 Report

I believe here on DC the only "foolish" or "stupid" question is an HONEST question which is NOT asked! So when you have them ask away.

Lisa.29 2013-03-19 14:51:14 -0500 Report

True :)

barbiecutie 2013-03-19 18:58:07 -0500 Report

Hi Ya Lisa one thing to remember when you are now apart of the Diabetes world not all sugar free foods are really sugar free.
For instance the sugar replacements that you use like aspartane and sweet and low and sucralose all effect your blood sugar although they say sugar free substitute The only sugar free sub that does not effect your insulin is Stevia I have found Sweet Leaf to be a less bitter brand Just be careful not to use alot . It also has no side effects. With the others there are great side effects and they are all chemical compounds that effect your brain. Stevia is a natural compound from the stevia leaf. I hope this helps you out alittle. Also most diabetics have a dairy intolerance and also alot have a gluten intolerance. Years of eating these products eventually will cause diabetes and alot of really bad side effects until they are eleminated from the diet. You just may want to get tested for any alergies to the 5 big ones Gluten Dairy Nuts corn soy

GabbyPA 2013-03-19 14:26:43 -0500 Report

You will enjoy it here. Lots of great people and good information is shared among our members. We also have an "expert" section when you want to know things from an expert point of view. Good to have you here.

Lisa.29 2013-03-19 14:23:21 -0500 Report

The starches & especially my licorice (I'm gonna see if the sugar free licorice is any good) and I have a sister who LOVES to bake & always brings some over

jayabee52 2013-03-19 14:41:30 -0500 Report

Well with the sugar free licorice it is usually made with Malitol, a sugar alcohol and the label says "excessive consumption can result in laxitive effects". I am so affected by them that I won't touch a sugar alcohol with a 10 foot pole. The results were NOT pretty! But you have to find that out for yourself.

So perhaps the best is either cut way back on your sugared licorice, or cut it out all together.

And with your sister you may have to sit her down and say something like "I love you and I know you like to bring me baked goods, but those have now become unhealthy for me since I now have diabetes. It would be showing me love as a sister to not bring that to me and tempt me to eat something that is no longer healthy for me." Something like that.

jayabee52 2013-03-19 14:07:08 -0500 Report

Well Howdy and welcome to DC Lisa! I believe you have come to the right place! You can learn a lot here too!


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