My name is Jean

By jeancarmen Latest Reply 2010-08-14 09:11:47 -0500
Started 2010-08-13 12:31:55 -0500

Hello. I am a new member and I just found out I am a type 2 diabetic. I have no friends outside of the computer. It gets lonesome and as I can't afford a car I sit home at night and get very bored. I have the computer stuff I do and housework plus knitting and crochetting and reading to do but when I get bored I head for the kitchen. I am supposed to walk daily but haven't got any motivations for doing that. I could use help with recipes. especially ways to get more fiber and wheat in my food choices. I don't like the wheat products alone but maybe someone has some recipes to help with that plus any other recipes or suggestions are very welcome. Thank You. Jeannie

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Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-08-13 22:44:56 -0500 Report

Happy day Jean,
Welcome you have came to the right place. There is a lot of hugs & love here & most of us r here most of the time. There r some that r here all of the time, u don't have to be a lone. Remember God is w/u always just call out His name he will answer back w/a sweet soft voice. Be blessed & remember that u r highly favored n the name of Jesus.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.
Mama Dee

RAYT721 2010-08-13 20:42:42 -0500 Report

I lived for many years without a car or outside friends and while I have a car now, I mainly use it for errands to transportation to and from work. I could certainly appreciate being without the $500/month car, gas, insurance and maintenance cost that I am paying now. Where's my car now? It's sitting out in the driveway where it sits night after night as I pursue the interests that I enjoy right in my own home… reading, gaming, chatting, online groups, talking on the phone, online shopping, surfing recipe sites, ordering library books, and more. I will (weather permitting) go out for a walk around our condo development. I only wish I could walk to a nearby store, nearby park, coffee shop or wherever to get exercise and find people to socialize with. I don't know a whole lot about wheat recipes but surely you'll find some amazing online recipe sites and discussions groups for just about everything you can imagine. Looking for someone to chat with? Please feel free to drop a line. I love cooking and getting more and more into researching diabetes and healthier cooking. Enjoying life doesn't always take transportation or people… much of it starts from within. I think we have all been lonely at one time or another. It's a choice, not a destiny, to stay that way. I can assure you there's probably someone in a nearby senior center or hospital that could use your friendship as much as you can use theirs. Don't let your finances or transportation situations keep you down. Get up, Get out, Get going!!!

Harlen 2010-08-13 17:17:51 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome Mis Jeanie
Glad to meet you I am on and off all night drop me an email if I am on I will sey hiBest wishes

monkeymama 2010-08-13 15:46:49 -0500 Report

Hello there Jeannie and welcome to our community. There are a couple of web sites you might find that you will like for recipes. Besides the sites I give you, if you google diabetic recipes, they will give you even more. Here are just a few of my favorites: (also GREAT for creating at at home fitness plan to fit your needs, likes, and time),, here at diabetic connect,,, and many more. I have found by taking a ordinary recipe and making a few tweeks to it, it can make it even healthier (ex: instead of using white flour, use whole wheat.) If you have a MP3 player, portable CD player, or a portable FM/AM radio, pick out some favorite tunes, and groove to them. It will keep you feeling perked up and spiced to do the walking. The other idea I can tell you, is going to the web site and create your own home workout that you will like. Make this about YOU. Gaving faith in yourself and telling yourself "you can do it…you will do it…will keep your mind focused and on a positve attitude. Make small and gradual changes to your lifestyles, by doing this, you are more apt to living with the changes. Celebrate those small and good changes. Seeing is believing (it is another one of my favorite motivators). You can do this… I hope some of my ideas and tips help you here. Hang in there and we're here for you.

KarenC226 2010-08-13 12:56:12 -0500 Report

Hi Jean,
I am not the greatest of help here, but I would like to say you havecame to te righ place. There is a wonderful family of people here that will help and understand all the ins and outs of diabetes. If you look on the lefthand side of your page theres and icon for recipes.