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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 9/19/2008 10:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I found out I have diabeties just 5 months ago, and so far, my blood is anywhere from 81 to109, which I think is really good, my doctor says it's GREAT! I just make sure I have a fist size of carbs everyday at every meal and watch the fat. I eat small portions, and I eat at least something every 2-3 hours, even if it's just a hand full of nuts or a spoonful of low sodium and fat peanut butter, or a 1/2 cup of strawberries. Then I eat a very small dinner, like, spinach salad and some low sodium soup or a boiled potatoe...It's not too hard most of the time, but some days I want a whole lot more....oh wellllllllllll, I do spurge every 2 weeks, but it doesn't seem to hurt anything. I am on Mediforum, and that helps. I have lost 50lbs, which is what I really needed to do. I feel better now.  Thanks for listening... :-)

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Date Joined Feb 2003
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   Posted 9/20/2008 5:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Kisssy,
Sounds like you have already got a handle on it!! Way to go!!!
Hang in there with it. It is so worth the effort.
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Date Joined Jun 2003
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   Posted 9/21/2008 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Kissssy,

What were your readings when diagnosed?Your Blood Sugar readings aren't what I consider high.A Friend had a FBS during routine Blood work and got a BS reading of 107 or 109.I can't recall the name,but her Doctor Prescribed a Medication to prevent her from becoming Diabetic.Remember Healthy Fats like Avocado ARE good!


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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 9/24/2008 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
That weight loss is awesome. If you are having some hunger attacks you can eat protein and healthy fats (like your peanut butter) to help you over the hump. I find that a 1 inch square block of mozarella cheese and about 8 almonds or 18 peanuts will do the trick. Glad to welcome you here and happy to make a new friend but not for the reason of diabetes.
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