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momma jo
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   Posted 9/16/2006 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
hello I am new at this . But I have to ask my dr. said if I lose weight I could stop takeing med for this . I was just told I have type 2 diabetes. And I was reading one of the books he gave me and it said once you are a diabete you will all ways be is this ture.I need to talk to somebody about this i have been eating what they told me to and I have lost 15 lbs. but I am reel down about this . Well thank you for reading this and may god bless you all.

eljay1066
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   Posted 9/16/2006 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi and welcome, momma jo. First of all, congratulations on losing 15 pounds! That's a triumph. Years ago I was diagnosed as borderline diabetic. I lost some weight and my counts returned to normal. Now I do have mild diabetes and I wasn't taking it seriously at all. I think we have to find a middle ground between admitting that we have it and not being too upset about it. We really can do a lot to control it, and that gives us power. I have other conditions which are totally unpredictable and over which I have very little control. This is one thing I can do something about and that gives me hope. You'll meet friendly and helpful people here -- I am really happy to know them and to be able to share my concerns with them.
Take care. Lois




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momma jo
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   Posted 9/16/2006 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Lois Thanks alot for talking with me I was very upset when I read the book and it said once a diabete you will always be .But I got my cry out and its just something I guess i will have to live with. But thanks alot for talking with me amd my god bless you .


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wmnak
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   Posted 9/17/2006 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi, Jo .. Welcome!

I ditto Lois with congrats on the weight loss.  Major accomplishment for you.

I had been told I was "borderline" for 30+ years before finally, 3 yrs ago, tipping over into full blown diabetes.  Now the docs use the phrase "pre diabetes."  I take that to mean if you don't get hold of your glucose numbers, then you're likely to slide into the disease with all the potential negative side effects.

Hopefully, if the doc said you could come off the meds, then you have managed some worthwhile control of your sugars.  Perhaps you can maintain normal glucose levels over time, but that will mean you have to keep a continual check on yourself ... there's no going back.  It's all about the numbers.  :-)


Jeannie143
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   Posted 9/18/2006 9:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Momma Jo,

What the book didn't tell you is that you always were a diabetic-in-waiting because of your body make up. You didn't make yourself a diabetic... you were already programed to be one. If you took a "normal" and fed her a Snickers bar then tested her blood sugar in two hours it would be about 110. Then if you gave her another Snickers bar and tested her in two hours it would be 110. If you did this for two weeks the only 'sick' she would be is sick of Snickers! She wouldn't get diabetes.

You handle sugar differently than others. You may convert it to fat before you use it for immediate energy use. Your ancestors probably lived thru times of famine and the 'turn sugar into fat' gene helped them survive. This is as much a part of you as the color of your eyes and the shape of your ear lobes. Nothing you could do to change it...

In the future, we will be able to figure out who the diabetics-in-waiting are and they will learn to configure their diet and exercise regimen in childhood to slow down the full blown diabetic process. We are far luckier than our grandparents who were told to 'just avoid sugar' and who died very young from complications. They had to wait to see the sugar spill in their urine before they could adjust their insulin. We can test our blood and keep track of our progress hopefully before some damages are done.

It's a big adjustment to live with a chronic condition and once you get your food plan figured out and chat with us a bit you will be on the right track. It takes a little time. I'm very glad to meet you but I'm sorry to meet you here. Hopefully we can be friends and learn to cope together with the way our bodies process the foods we need to eat.
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


momma jo
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   Posted 9/19/2006 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Jeanne,
Thanks for talking to me. It has been hard for me to take this. But I am over weight and I have to take thyroid meds and have for years.But it would help me if you could give me some advice on what food to eat I
on a 1800 diet. I just a fraid to eat the wrong food.
Thanks Momma Jo

Jeannie143
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   Posted 9/19/2006 8:44 PM (GMT -7)   
You need a food list that shows what foods are worth in grams of carbohydrates. Did you get a food plan and menu list from your doctor? Have you had your nutrition training?
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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