Hello from a Newbie

By Glamour Latest Reply 2015-03-06 02:42:03 -0600
Started 2010-06-10 00:06:11 -0500

Hi all, just found out about DC today and signed up. I live in San Diego, I am 49, and would love to make a couple local friends, as well as meet you all online. I am a Gemologist, a Writer and an Ebay entrepreneur.

I am also doing well on WeightWatchers, I'm happy to say. After an extremely harrowing and lengthy illness (non Diabetes related) I have nerve damage in my right knee (among other things) which causes me constant pain (which I mainly ignore) and a varying limp. So in addition to losing weight for my A1C, I am doing it for my leg's sake.

Feel free to say hello!

17 replies

GabbyPA 2010-06-13 12:51:01 -0500 Report

Hi Glamour! I love your spirit of independence and adventure. You will enjoy the community here and I am sure you will have so much to offer with such a resume.
What do you write? Are you online published anywhere so we can visit?

Diane987 2010-06-13 11:24:04 -0500 Report

Hey Glamour! It is nice to meet you. I am far from local here in NJ but all of us are just a click away online. I am also losing weight but I use ediets.com. They have nutritionists and trainers available to call or chat with through email or online. I also have right knee issues that are slowly getting better now that I am losing weight.

I am new to this site also but I have been diabetic for over 20 years. I was diagnosed right when I became old enough to legally buy alcohol. You can imagine how well that went the first several years. Anyway, you will find the people here very helpful and caring. Welcome to DC! We are glad you are here.


MAYS 2010-06-12 18:50:04 -0500 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect !
Keep up the excellent work, what a way to stay active !


liza jane
liza jane 2010-06-12 19:46:58 -0500 Report

hello new here from montana just told i am diabetic yuk. now what to do i am trying to eat right but boy heard when you like all the wrong things guess that is why i am what i am.

jayabee52 2010-06-12 21:53:54 -0500 Report

Howdy Liza
and a Big WELCOME to D.C.!

You've come to the right place to control your Diabetes rather than it control you. Most of us here are in the same boat, but many of us have had DM for a while now, and have some ideas about how to control diabetes and are willing to pass on what we've learned.

Blessings to you and yours

petals 2010-06-12 09:37:46 -0500 Report

Hi and welcome, sorry that I am not local, far from it !! But I am here if you need me!!

monkeymama 2010-06-12 08:42:32 -0500 Report

Hello there Glamour and Welcome to our community. I am not a local but do come close to that direction at times for spring break in Arizona (my dad lives there). Keep up the good work you are trying to do.

gregsteele 2010-06-12 04:33:01 -0500 Report

Im not local but welcome to DC and you have come to the right place for friends sounds like youre doing very well managing i also will send a friend request good luck love to all GREG

Harlen 2010-06-10 14:51:22 -0500 Report

Way to go
keep up the great work I know its hard but we all do it as well as we can
I will send you a frend request
Best wishes