On the right road. I don't want to get off.

By Shoezanne Latest Reply 2010-11-09 11:20:10 -0600
Started 2010-11-08 17:48:36 -0600

I was diagnosed about 3 years ago. I ignored it until last Feb. My A1c was 11.8 When I took my bs it was almost always in the 300's some times low 400's. I found a wonderful endocrinologist who set me up on a regiment of medication And told me to loose 75 lbs. I weighed 245 at that time. I saw a dietitian once a week for 8 weeks and started a little exercise. It has been a long hard road. Fighting wanting to eat every thing under the sun. I have lost 67 lbs. And 4 dress sizes. I am in a good place now but I am afraid if going back to were I was. HELP! Are there support groups out there? I was thinking of starting one at my church. Does anyone know how you do that?

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realsis77 2010-11-09 11:20:10 -0600 Report

Great job! Wow keep up the good work! You should be so proud of yourself! Way to go! I don't know about how to start a group but good luck to you and keep us posted on how things are going and how your group is doing ok?

GabbyPA 2010-11-09 07:46:05 -0600 Report

If you want to start one at church, that's a great way to begin. Talk to whom ever you need to about setting it up. Then talk to your endo and your dietitian and see if they can offer some assistance in getting you materials and maybe even offering to be guest speakers for your group. The ADA will get you materials I'm sure and then also call your local hospitals and find out if they have any materials or additional classes that you can use to enhance your group. That is a fantastic idea and I will tell you. Nothing will keep you more on track than leading a group and knowing that you want to lead by example. Way to go!

CaliKo 2010-11-08 20:31:47 -0600 Report

Good for you for turning your habits around. The weight loss and exercise do so much to help you feel better and be healthier. And kudos to your supportive husband as well. You are both getting healthier. I would think maybe your dietician or diabetes center at a local hospital could point your towards an existing support group, and by attending you might learn how to start your own group. If your church has enough diabetics interested in a group, that seems like an excellent place to begin one. Good luck.

Harlen 2010-11-08 18:34:27 -0600 Report

Just keep doing the same thing that you have ben doing
You not on a diet you have chainged the way you eat .
Way great job ,Keep up the great work
Best wishes

Shoezanne 2010-11-08 18:55:51 -0600 Report

Thanks for your response. I just found this site and am so excited. I have great support from my husband, he is not diabetic but he has lost 70 lbs just eating what I eat and exerciesing with me. I look forward to any encouragement and I hope to give some also. I wish I would have found this site 3 years ago. I have been inspired by what I have read here.

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