By SuzyAttendorn Latest Reply 2009-10-11 20:54:35 -0500
Started 2009-09-29 07:14:53 -0500

Hi everyone. I was diagnosed in Aug '09 with Type 2. I have to admit, it scared the daylights out of me. The Dr says we caught it early…my A1c was 6.8. I have since lost 12 lbs by following the weight watcher program, being careful of carbs etc. I am not on medication but have just started testing. That seems to be going well. I had a higher reading yesterday morning and figured out it was the ww ice cream I ate the night before. So last night I just had yogurt. Better number this morning. I have read many many discussions on here and there is so much information. I thank you all for your honesty, your help and your support. Suzy

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kathy g - 71899
kathy g - 71899 2009-10-11 20:54:35 -0500 Report

hello everybody,i just wanted to say i am glad that someone sent me a e-mail about this sight so i can talk to people about my sons diabetes. he is 19 and he has had it for five years now.he is struggling with it he gets so mad sometimes that he has it, he has had two seisers and alot of low blood sugars.i am so afraid to go to sleep at night cause i dont want him to go in to another one, i wake up all hours of the night.so i am glad for this sight and if anyone has any suggestions please let me know, thank you, kathy g

Harlen 2009-09-29 11:37:24 -0500 Report

If you got it you where always going to get it you may have helped the proses but thats all.It is hard to deal with this,Dont blame your self
dropping the lbs will help. but as fare as I have sean will not fix it
I wish you the best of luck

John Crowley
John Crowley 2009-09-29 10:26:54 -0500 Report

Welcome, Suzy.

And congratulations on taking charge of your diet and health so quickly after diagnosis. That is great.

We all wish you all the best.

hbkunkel 2009-09-29 09:47:52 -0500 Report

Greetings and salutations to a new friend. We are glad to have you join us. Keep asking questions and sounds like you are on right to begin with. Now the hard part comes - staying on track.

Crashnot 2009-09-29 08:00:45 -0500 Report

Way to go on cracking down! Sounds like you're mastering the ups and downs of watching your diet and weight very quickly. Good luck and keep it up! It really is easiest when you catch it so early!

SuzyAttendorn 2009-09-29 08:36:31 -0500 Report

LOL thanks. I guess it is just that it scared me. I am the first in my family to have diabetes. I know that my weight is a major factor. I also have fibromyalgia with a lot of depression, so my sedentary lifestyle is a contributor to this. I needed a kick in the pants, and this sure gave it to me!

SusanJ 2009-09-29 07:42:41 -0500 Report

Welcome to the site. There is a lot of information on here. We are here for each other. Good luck with everything. If you have any questions do not be afraid to ask.

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