New blog

By wildtigger2 Latest Reply 2015-02-10 15:18:29 -0600
Started 2015-02-07 21:14:09 -0600

I have decided to start writing a blog about my journey and battle with diabetes and weight loss. Please check it out.

17 replies

GabbyPA 2015-02-10 09:15:02 -0600 Report

Very detailed and informative. How many times a day do you test? Wow....and to have numbers like that, I am so jealous. Good job!

wildtigger2 2015-02-10 15:18:29 -0600 Report

It depends. I test before and after work out, before after, meals and if I feel hungry to see what it is. If its not low I don't eat.

RebDee 2015-02-08 10:44:36 -0600 Report

I have read your blog and find that we have some things in common as I was the first woman to be certified as a respiratory therapist back in 1968. I then moved from Philadelphia to Los Angeles area to work at UCLA Medical Center until my daughter was born in August 1973.

I'm a city girl but I remember hearing about my grandfather who at 20 years of age, went out west and bought for $1 a parcel of land that the government gave to him for as long as he would remain on the property or one year. So his mother came to live with him. As she only spoke Yiddish, she would tell the horse that was attached to the wagon, to Gay Avek (go away) and the horse would take her to the town to buy groceries. When she was ready to go home she would tell him Gay Ahaim (go home) and he would (what a smart horse). My grandfather worked the land and raised cows. After his year and a day was up, he started a meat packaging plant which made him rich. So he started a second one in Philadelphia which his son still runs.

I found that what you were eating was not enough for me as it kept my BS too low. I am on the NO WHITE Diet (don't say diet or losing weight, say getting rid of pounds, as you don't want to find what you lost). This diet means no sugar, no salt, no whte potatoes, white rice, white noodles and no white bread (one slice of rye or dark bread per day is allowed). While I love bananas, I only eat one a week. I adore peanut butter and eat it off the spoon since I am allowed 2 TBSPs per day.

I have 3 substantial meals plus 3 snacks per day which help to keep my BS at a level that is good for me and helps me to lose weight.

I too have a blog but it is more family oriented and not for publication on this discussion group as I dont do much on diabetes.

Keep up your blog as it is very informative.

lilleyheidi 2015-02-07 22:51:06 -0600 Report

great start, keep it up… we need more diabetic blogs !
I've got my blog up, but it isn't all diabetes stuff so I'm not going to post it.

jayabee52 2015-02-07 23:00:52 -0600 Report

Why not Heidi? IMHO, it doesn't need to be all diabetes all the time. You do have a life which may be affected by diabetes but not controlled by it.

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