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By RickRomig Latest Reply 2010-03-22 15:10:01 -0500
Started 2010-03-06 09:39:40 -0600

I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic in May 2008. I have a family history of diabetes and lost my mother to it about the same time as my diagnosis. It was definitely a wake-up call.

Since then I've lost nearly 40 lbs which was a pleasant side effect of limiting my carb intake. I'm exercising more and bringing my bg levels and blood pressure under better control.

From reading the discussions here, it looks to be a great forum.

22 replies

GabbyPA 2010-03-22 15:10:01 -0500 Report

Welcome aboard. We are so glad to have you here and glad to hear that you enjoy the site. Congratulations on the weight loss, that is a great step in the right direction. I lost 60 pounds my first year too and it helps a lot. I look forward to you sharing how you did it and how you are getting the control of your numbers. That is something we all can use help in. LOL

Enjoy the site, I look forward to seeing you around.

Amy Tenderich
Amy Tenderich 2010-03-10 11:31:01 -0600 Report

Welcome Rick! Glad to see so many members reaching out to you already.

Definitely check out our "Ask the Expert" articles in News & Articles section for some great tips.

Take care,

veggie1962 2010-03-10 11:06:18 -0600 Report


Glad that you have joined us. I think you have accomplished some good things already. Keep up the good work.

dietcherry 2010-03-07 13:33:20 -0600 Report

Welcome Rick! There are lots of knowledgeable people here that can help with any questions you may have! Renee :)

spiritwalker 2010-03-06 15:21:53 -0600 Report

Welcome to DC Rick.
You will find this to be a great place.
Everyone shares information. Its a site where you can
discuss challenges and everyone understands what you
are saying.

Anne56 2010-03-06 10:29:38 -0600 Report

Hi, Rick and welcome! Congratulations on your "side effects". Obviously, you're doing good things for yourself. You have my sympathy for the loss of your mother. Whenever that occurred, whatever her age and circumstance, it is a difficult loss.

I joined here in December 2009 (or January?) after being diagnosed with diabetes. One of our children found the site for me and recommended it (knowing that I thrive best on mutual support).

I am doing "okay" but struggle quite a bit with, I guess, denial and lack of care about myself. I am not accustomed to taking care of myself well and am struggling hard (at 53 years old, no less) to be more loving, caring, and mature.

No one in my family, as far as I know, ever had diabetes — but I do not know my father's family history. I would not want my children to say one day (as you have) that they lost their mother to diabetes — ESPECIALLY because I didn't do things to lower risk.

Thanks for the introduction. "Talk" soon!

Anne Dox

Roy531 2010-03-06 09:50:56 -0600 Report

I was diagnosed in 2002 and have been to several sites and just joined this one a couple of months ago. These people on this site have a lot of information to share, very informative and it is a lot of fun here too. Just like one big happy family. Welcome to Diabetic Connect

dietcherry 2010-03-10 11:55:09 -0600 Report

Hey Roy if we're one big happy family here, then it's your turn to clean the toilet! LOL Lots of Love Reneenee :)

BIRDY 2010-03-10 12:07:34 -0600 Report

hey Renee maybe not the right time&place but I must say that you look so beautiful :)

dietcherry 2010-03-10 12:30:46 -0600 Report

Ah, Birdy, thank you! So, fill us in on what you have been up to! We don't get enough of you as we would like! Lots of Love, Renee :)

BIRDY 2010-03-10 13:00:23 -0600 Report

my dear , the office has been moved to another continent (I'm serious , it has been in Europe but now in Asia:) and it's now very far from home.I wake up very early and have to make an intercontinental driving (you know I mentioned before that driving is not my best skill.I'm driving like a traffic monster:) .This makes me very tired and I'm trying to get use to this new life.That's why I've been not around recently.Otherwise I love you too my friend…By the way , seriously , you look fantastic :)

Harlen 2010-03-06 09:42:53 -0600 Report

Hello Rick and be welcome
This is a great site
You have done great keep up the great work.
Best wishes