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By bieberfever21 Latest Reply 2010-07-23 12:57:05 -0500
Started 2010-07-21 23:30:12 -0500

Hi Im brandi and im 14 and was diagnosed with ttpe two diabetes in march of this year and i was scared at first but i was wondering if there r other ways to control diabetes than diet and exercise and if u have any helpful hints please tell me thanxs

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MAYS 2010-07-23 12:57:05 -0500 Report

Hello and Welcome to Diabetic Connect !
Diet and exercise are your two best options unless some type of medication is needed, there are two other equally important additions to diet and exercise and they are Attitude and Education !

Having the right attitude and confidence that you can control, and manage your diabetes, as well as knowledge of diabetes, can go a long way towards helping you to manage diabetes and to hopefully avoid the possible complications that can be associated with diabetic neglect of one's self !

Be assured that armed with the proper tools, knowledge, attitude and plan of action, you can do this !


Two painful feet
Two painful feet 2010-07-23 12:10:23 -0500 Report

Hi Brandi,
Welcome to DC. You will find the love and support that you need by comeing here as often as you can. The only way to control diabetes is to eat healthy meals and excersice. Exercising can be fun it you want it to be. If swiming is avaliable to you go for it. Swimming it fun and can help you to lose weight. Hope all well be good with your diabetes.

Your Friend

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-22 17:36:43 -0500 Report

Welcome Brandi,
I am new to the site also only been here about a week. But one thing about it the Love of God is in this site. As RAYT721 said you will not be judged here & this is not a place to be fearful of but it's a place to come & cry vent get advice suggestions & be loved on. Have a fantastic rest of the week Remember that you are blessed & highly favored in the name of Jesus.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it,
Mama Dee

RAYT721 2010-07-22 17:06:40 -0500 Report

Hi Brandi… welcome to our little corner of cyberspace! There are no age or height requirements to ride these rides but make sure to buckle up and know you'll have good times and bad times but a lot of support from people who genuinely understand and care. We don't look at age, gender, race, size or anything else here… we are a family and glad to have you as a member. I'm one of those crazy family members that few people ever talk about. :) :) :) You know the type, don't you?

GabbyPA 2010-07-22 11:08:06 -0500 Report

There are other ways to control you diabetes, but they will involve meds and things like that. If you can control it with diet and exercise...really just means a lifestyle of health and a great attitude you will do much better than any pill or shot can do.

Harlen 2010-07-22 05:01:12 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
I dont know what you can do at this point your 14?
and T2 ? What dose your blood sugars run?
I wish to help but I need more info.
Do you or are you able to get out and run?
Are you active?
I do not judge I need to know to help you.
Best wishes

Debbie T53
Debbie T53 2010-07-22 00:25:41 -0500 Report

Hi Brandi, Welcome aboard. I really don't know alot about it, so I'm no help. I just joined a few days ago also. I'm here to learn and make friends.

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