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By Lilithk Latest Reply 2009-05-03 07:59:12 -0500
Started 2009-05-02 12:10:19 -0500

I was recently diagnosed last October. I chose to regulate my diabetes with diet and excercise rather than taking medication.

I went to a dietician right away and he started me on regulating my diet. I started taking the bus to work and walking.. Since then, I have lost 20 lbs and my sugar levels went down.

I am new here and was looking through the recipes and most contain cheese and dairy products. I'm also lactose intolerant and break out in hives if I eat dairy. Are there good recipe books I can get that don't have dairy in them?

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ali eletre
ali eletre 2009-05-03 07:59:12 -0500 Report

Its good to control your blood sugger by diet and excercise without taking medication if you contiue on this you will be good .. hpoe for you good health

mamaoak 2009-05-02 20:25:04 -0500 Report

welcome this is a good place for information .good for you on your weight lose that is exelent.sound like you are well on your way.

tabby9146 2009-05-02 19:39:20 -0500 Report

congrats and welcome! I was on Metformin for a few months, and came off of it. I control it now with D&E.

2009-05-02 18:56:58 -0500 Report

Congratulations and welcome. You will find many good books and great recipes here when you have the time to explore! It sounds like you have a great plan already! Good luck, Angie

2009-05-02 18:24:02 -0500 Report

Welcome and congrats on your success. Keep up the good work!

I was able to control with diet and exercise for 7 years and just recently went on Metformin. My doctor said of all his patients that is a record for controlling with d & e. Good that you got into it early, maybe you can go longer than me!!! This is one situation that I don't want to win.. I'm rooting for you!!


ladyhighhat 2009-05-02 15:59:11 -0500 Report

Hi! I am not new diagnosed but I am new to this site. I have been exploring it myself and found things that I really like. Welcome.

2009-05-02 13:15:47 -0500 Report

Welcome!!! Have you looked thru the book club section of this site. You might be able to find something there. The icon is on the left side of the page. I'm sorry I'm not much help in that department. Not only do I not have that problem, but with it only being me to cook for, I really don't cook alot!! Glad to have you on board.

Lilithk 2009-05-02 13:18:07 -0500 Report

thank you both. Yes I've been scrolling through today and found a few things I'm liking. I'm at work today though and can only look between taking phone calls. :)

alwaystryin 2009-05-02 12:12:58 -0500 Report

You rock!!! That is the best thing we can all hear, here, on this wonderful family of friends that care for you and your plight. I hope your stay here is long and reqarding for you.

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