By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2015-03-25 07:56:27 -0500
Started 2014-11-22 07:38:03 -0600

This website has been advertised quite a bit in the last few weeks and I kept intending to post it here, but those senior moments just caught up to me. LOL This is an interactive site that allows you to set up your plan your way and helps you figure out how to make it work best for you. It covers menu planning, exercise, treatment options and a team that will spur you on as you go. It's not a social site like here, but it does offer some interesting things to do.

I think there was a member who mentioned it a while back. Are any of you guys using it now? Is it helping you? What do you like best about it?

13 replies

GabbyPA 2015-03-25 07:56:27 -0500 Report

I won one of the monthly drawings and received a pedometer that actually works quite nicely. I am still using it for activity tracking and recipes. The glucose log I find too tedious and I like ours better. I am glad I have found it though, it is really helping me a lot.

Lorraine Leigh#1
Lorraine Leigh#1 2015-03-24 11:30:31 -0500 Report

Mewella I would like to be your friend I'm just trying to learn how to use this! Lol

jayabee52 2015-03-24 20:05:15 -0500 Report

Howdy Lorraine
To friend someone, Find their name somewhere on the site (like a discussion or posting) and click on the name or photo. Their profile will apear and on that profile there will be a dk blue button saying [connect]. Left click that and a drop down box will appear with 2 options. Left click "friend" and the box will appear and then just click the green box [post] and wait for the other to accept your request.

That is how one does it on a computer. I have no idea as to how to do so on an app.

I have invited you to be my friend. It should be in your private email box here on DC.

God's best to you

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2014-12-22 10:40:50 -0600 Report

Oh well doesn't that just figure…the site is sponsored by a pharmaceutical company…like they really want us going off our meds or even taking less of them…that sure does explain the processed foods and some of the questionable ingredients they include in their recipes..

GabbyPA 2014-12-22 10:43:03 -0600 Report

Yes I do agree with that for sure. It was a turn off for me at first too. But I just kept on working through it and ignore the "treatment" part of it for now.

Anonymous 2014-11-22 16:57:55 -0600 Report

Would this site be appropriate for type 1 diabetics as well as type 2

GabbyPA 2014-11-23 09:03:51 -0600 Report

It's focus is type 2, but there are great tools that any diabetic or even non diabetics could use. They caution over and over to consult with your doctor before doing anything there, but it's just good common sense. What I like is that it offers the carb counts on the recipes (all the nutritional values actually), but I can plan my whole day based on the carb count or the calories. Then if I plan too many calories, it offers me some extra exercise to offset that.

I am sure the reason it's focus is on type 2 is because it's run by Astra Zenica the drug company and ultimately their treatment options are going to include their drugs. Take that or leave it, the the tools are still neat.

RebDee 2014-11-22 14:05:58 -0600 Report

Gabby: Thanks for telling me about Fit2Me. I am going to go there after I finish typing here. I could use some incite into menu planning and exercise.

GabbyPA 2014-11-22 11:10:59 -0600 Report

I have played around with it for about an hour this morning and am in the process of setting up some menu plans. It takes time, but once I kind of get it going, I should get organized and enjoy it.

MaxieFo 2014-11-22 08:48:07 -0600 Report

Hi Gabby,
I have been using the web site for about a week and so far I like it. It gives a variety of exercise that are fit to an individual's life style; which works well for me since I am sometimes challenged in that area. The site also has a large variety of recipes to choose from so I never have to feel like my meals are repetitive.

RosalieM 2014-11-22 08:43:10 -0600 Report

Hi Gabby,
I looked at the Fit 2 Me web site. It is sponsored by a drug company Astro/Zeneca. They will help you do what ever you want to do and
make the drugs work for you. You will be able to keep you blood sugar down with their approach and Insulin/drugs, but that won't prevent complications.
It took me many years to figure it out, but found that a low carb /high protein diet with vegetables and fruit for carbohydrates really works. It is not difficult to stick to either if you include some fat. If I have other carbs, it is only with a good size dose of Hi maize 260 with it some way. I take only 20 units of long acting insulin once a day and no drugs of any kind. I was able to lose 55 lbs this way and keep it off for many years. It really isn't hard to do. I took long acting and fast acting insulin in the past with diabetes drugs. But no more.