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By thunn Latest Reply 2010-11-23 17:44:13 -0600
Started 2010-11-23 04:44:18 -0600

New to site. excited about sharing information on health. im 37 with no major health diagnosis but would like to prevent or put off as long as possible being diagnosed. As I mature physically, mentally and spiritually health weighs on my mind. Family and friends are dying, being diagnosed and staying "healthy". My support is limited, so I rely on my own motivations.

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RAYT721 2010-11-23 17:44:13 -0600 Report

Motivation is an important component to getting healthy and staying healthy. It's been said the diabetic diet (which doesn't really exist) is one of the best diets because it helps you focus on calories, carbs, fats, protein, sodium, vitamins and everything else. You are part of a family-community-world of people who can offer support to you during your good and bad days. Invite us into your world and please join ours. I hope to hear more from and about you.

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Two painful feet 2010-11-23 16:09:41 -0600 Report

Welcome to DC. I hope you will be able to get the information you are looking for . If you have questions ask away someone will help you. Happy Thanksgiving!
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CaliKo 2010-11-23 12:56:54 -0600 Report

Welcome. Good for you for taking a proactive approach to staying healthy. If you have a family history of T2, it is wise to learn what you can do to delay it's onset for as long as possible, perhaps even forever. I have a friend who's mother is one of 7 children, and all 6 of her siblings have or had T2. Her mother's motto is: Live like a diabetic, never become diabetic. And it has worked for her, at 86 she is trim, active and healthy. The good news is that diabetic eating habits are healthy for almost everyone. (I'm thinking of food allergies when I say 'almost'.) Lots of vegetables, lean meats, low fats, whole grains and fruits in moderation. Stay away from processed foods and white foods, like white potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. Sugar should be more of a special occasion food, not a daily additive. Exercise should be part of everyone's regular routine. Exercise and weight control makes one's body function better.
And, if you are not diabetic or pre-diabetic, you have the luxury of eating your (good) food choices whenever you want, not on a schedule. And skipping a day of exercise here and there, or indulging in Thanksgiving pie if you wish without consequences.
Enjoy your good health,
Happy Thanksgiving and Good luck!

Harlen 2010-11-23 12:31:02 -0600 Report

Hello and welcome
Theres lots of good frends and info here
Do you test your blood suger? What is you BS running?
Best wishes

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