By Sunshine231401 Latest Reply 2013-04-15 10:32:47 -0500
Started 2013-04-13 03:20:33 -0500

Hello.. My name is Lucia I'm 52 and I'm type 2 diabetic. I'm here to meet new friends, understand and learn things about my type 2 diabetes. I hope to meet a lot of you and chat. If you like add me to your friends list.


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katcot2152 2013-04-14 18:17:12 -0500 Report

I'm T2 as well. I was diagnosed just before Thanksgiving. I am 61. I live in NH (I hate the winters, but have lived in MA and NH all my life - hard to change my spots now because most of my family are here. I have 4 children (two are married) - 3 boys and my baby is my daughter. And I have 2 grandchildren (each of the married sons have one- one girl -2yrs old, and one boy - 1 year old) so they are reason enough for me to stay relatively close by. My daughter just enlisted in the Army and will be sworn in Wed. and shipped out for boot camp May 7th.

I am a reading specialist. I find it hard to believe just how many children don't know what the letter sounds are in the alphabet, yet they make it to high school!!!!!! So much for LEAVE NO CHILD BEHIND!!!!! Oh well, it keeps a roof over my head and food in my belly!!!!!

jayabee52 2013-04-14 18:24:13 -0500 Report

That started BEFORE "No child left behind". IMHO it came from ignoring Phonics, which started when I was in elementary school in the '50s & '60s (first wife was a teacher for hearing impaired clued me in)

katcot2152 2013-04-14 19:03:16 -0500 Report

We had phonics when I was in school back in the 50s and 60s. But then when my kids were in school in the 80s, they had whole language and the attitude was. "Well, if they don't get it this year, they'll get it next year!" But "next year" never comes for some kids - particularly those who had Language Learning Disabilities and/or Dyslexia. I'm glad the pendulum swung back to the focus on phonics. I worked mostly with middle school and high school aged kids that were the most severely impacted and used a multisensory approach. But the kids had to have an IQ of no less than 80 for the most part because anything lower, they wouldn't grasp the concepts…but I say for the most part because each case is different and we went case by case in determining if they were serviceable or not. It keeps me on my toes, that's for sure!

jayabee52 2013-04-15 03:39:50 -0500 Report

You do have a tough job. My (now ex) wife demonstrated that when she was teaching hearing impaired students and had to put in many long hours after school hours to just get her IEPs (individual educational plans) done for her students. And then dealing with the parents! Interesting as to what they thought she should be doing for their child. She had to keep meticulous records to demonstrate that the IEPs were being followed and the child was or was not on track.

She finally got tired of all the "bullsnot" and is now driving an 18 wheeler cross country with her new hubby.

katcot2152 2013-04-15 10:32:47 -0500 Report

I am looking to get out of it as well and try something new. Trouble is at 61, who's going to hire me and with my credentials they will use that against me as being over qualified, since they legally can't say anything about my age…But we know differently!!!!! So I am going to need to find a job right quick or I will be in a real bind hunting for an apartment and being able to afford it!

Gingerbutterfly 2013-04-14 13:59:27 -0500 Report

Welcome to the site. I am new here as well and looking for new friends. I am 32 and a type 2 diabetic. Good luck and many blessings

Mommatee62 2013-04-14 13:37:11 -0500 Report

I am new to the site as well. Not much of a chatter until I do like to read and take in what others have to say. Over time I am sure I will feel just as comfortable to jump in. Hope to add lots of new people to follow and make friends. Add me as we'll.

Tony5657 2013-04-14 10:33:53 -0500 Report

Hi Sunshine231401 and welcome to our family. I see you have already been welcomed (is that a word?). Just poke around in this site especially in the left side of your screen and check out all you see, like with
21 Days Guide
Ask an Expert
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You'll most likely gain life changing information and encouragement. You , like I, will benefit from the wealth of info. and friendship from the people & this site.
Tony5657 in New Branufels, TX

BellaJ1977 2013-04-13 20:26:09 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC and I am still new here to. If you need anything I am always willing to lend an ear :). Good luck.

jayabee52 2013-04-13 12:27:44 -0500 Report

Howdy Lucia!

Great you moved your posting from your wall to a new discussion. As you can see from the responses here there are a LOT of kind, caring and knowlegable folks here who want to connect with you.

A BIG WELCOME, newbie!

The ONLY stupid or foolish question here on this board is a SINCERE question which is NOT asked. So if you have questions ask away, either here or in a new discussion!

Praying for your nealthier life


Harlen 2013-04-13 09:19:14 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
This is a great sight with lots of friends
Ask any Q you have someone will know or can get it lol
Best wishes

sNerTs1 2013-04-13 08:47:04 -0500 Report

Welcome Lucia!! This by far is the best place to be, because every single one of us are sharing the same thing. You have people who have tried things and others who are just finding out. We are unique as individuals as to what affects and what doesn't so don't be afraid to try things and check on your own. We are ALL here to help each other. **HugS** Cheryl

SandySilvers 2013-04-13 07:57:30 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC!! You will love it here! Everyone is so nice and helpful! You will learn alot. And no question is ever dumb :)

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