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MEG25801
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   Posted 10/2/2009 5:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Saw my family doc today after getting the results back from my glucose tolerance test.  he had me come in fasting and he took my blood again.  I'm starting to feel like a pin coushion LOL He said he was going to do reg glucose test and then A1c test.  I think thats right.  He said that if the results are high for the A1c test that he would probably put me on some medication.  I have a glucometer and should check it everyday he says.  Just wanted to let you all know.  I guess there are going to be some major lifestyle changes for me.  I knwo that I will be better off when I make them but doing it is going to be so hard!!!  I don't eat alot of sweet my main thig is the carbs.  I love spaghetti and breads.  I am going to have to quit smoking  which is hard in its self.  And start exercising.  I am over weight not huge but about 50 lbs over.
 
Well anyway I am done rambling.  Hope all is well with all of you
 
Missy
Diagnosed with Panic Disorder(16 yrs ago)-GERD(12 years ago)-GAD(16 yrs ago)-IBS(12 years ago)-DDD(6 years ago)-Arthritis(since teenager)-Controled HBP(2 years ago)-Diagnosed with fibromyalgia 9-29-08.
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mamanan
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   Posted 10/2/2009 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Any changes you make will only result in a healthier you. Who knows, it could help your fibro too!

I had gestational diabetes, and was on insulin 4X/day.
My dh has been dx with diabetes for about 2 years now. I wish he were more committed to doing some changes. It's a fight to get him to eat right, and forget exercise! Like you, he had no problem with the sweets, it's the carbs. And b/c his A1C always comes back good, he still fights me on it.

Here are a couple tips I learned, if you like.
-I used to go about my morning making beds, getting kids dressed, doing laundry, etc. Then I would take a break and have breakfast. Have breakfast first. Your routine counts as exercise to help metabolize the sugar you have.
-Cereal is a big no-no, and a BIG problem for my dh. When he has cereal, he now has Shredded Wheat with a sprinkling of Quaker Harvest Crunch for sweetness.
-We used to love spaghetti dinners. Now I control the portion of pasta by making protein to go with it, either chicken parmesan or grilled sausage, with roasted Italian vegetables. You still get full with a smaller helping, and you control the carbs.
-I don't like to deprive myself, and a salad doesn't always cut it for me for lunch. So I would have an open faced sandwich to go with it (like toasted tuna melt, yum!).
-with snacks, always make sure you have a bit of protein to metabolize the carbs. Hummus w/ vegetables, a pear w/ a handful of nuts, apple slices w/ cottage cheese, celery w/ PB.

Once you learn to make the changes, they will become second nature and you won't even think about them. I'm sure Jeannie or Sherrine will be along shortly to offer more tips too. Good luck, and here's to a healthy you!
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Chutz
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   Posted 10/2/2009 11:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Meg!

It reminds me when I was diagnosed...it got me to change some bad eating habits. I'm far from perfect, but I'm better now. If you are put on the pills it will likely help immensely. You will have more energy and feel so much better if your sugars are in the normal range. You will be amazed!

I was on pills for a few years, then they quit helping and have been on insulin for about, oh... 13-14 years. It does help a lot but it's no fun though. Keep up the great work and attitude. It's what will keep you from having to do the insulin things!

Feel free to email and chat any time. Plus check out the diabetes forum. Great folks down there...
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Sherrine
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   Posted 10/3/2009 10:24 AM (GMT -7)   

Meg, I became an avid label reader.  I always check for carbs, sugar, fats, and cholesterol.  Sodium too because if I have too much I'm drinking water like a camel and living in the bathroom.

I do watch carbohydrates.  I don't eat cereals either but I do have eggs nearly every day and it hasn't affected my cholesterol.  I rarely have bacon or sausage because I watch my fats.  I also have some fresh fruit for breakfast.  I do like toast with breakfast so I found White Wheat.  There are 22 carbs in two slices but, when you deduct the fiber in it, it is 17 carbs for two slices.  That's about what one slice of other breads are.  Lots of times I will only have one slice so that isn't a lot of carbs for my breakfast.

Lunch is usually things like cottage cheese, radishes, left over meat, avocadoes, salad...things like that.  I'm not a big sandwich person and that is good.  I'll also have homemade soup but nix the crackers. 

Dinner for me consists of meat, FRESH vegetables or salad, and a medium potato....usually baked.  I'm sorry, I'll starve all day so I can have my potato.  It's my very favorite food in the world.

If you have the time and the inclination, cooking things fresh is the way to go.  You have total control as to what you are eating.  Prepackaged and fast or frozen foods have a lot of things in it I don't need and you wouldn't believe what things have sugar in them!  That's why I read labels.  It took a little time at first in the store but now I know what is good and what isn't. 

By eating like this and limiting my carbs...but not eliminating them...I have managed to keep my blood sugars in normal ranges and I don't feel deprived.  Hope this helps. 

Sherrine

 


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watashi
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   Posted 10/3/2009 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Ugh! quitting smoking sucks me and the nicoderm box have been having a stare off for a month, but it's getting cold and will snow soon hoping that will spur me into quitting. I wish you the best of luck too.

MEG25801
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   Posted 10/6/2009 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey guys
My A1C test was 5.9.  Dr.'s suggestion is to watch what I eat and test myself several times a week and bring to him my next visit.  he will decide on that whether meds are needed or not.  Right now he says there is no need yeah I DID NOT want to be on another medication!!!So I am satisfied with the outcome for the most part.  Will start exercising more and watch what I eat
Thanks for your support
 
M issy
Diagnosed with Panic Disorder(16 yrs ago)-GERD(12 years ago)-GAD(16 yrs ago)-IBS(12 years ago)-DDD(6 years ago)-Arthritis(since teenager)-Controled HBP(2 years ago)-Diagnosed with fibromyalgia 9-29-08.
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Irish Babe
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   Posted 10/6/2009 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   

Missy, that is good news! Glad to hear you are able to control it w/ diet and exercise. Hope it stays that way.

Keep testing and maybe w/ the changes you are making, you will be med free (at least for Diabetes). Best of luck to you.

God bless.  Alice.


Dagger
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   Posted 10/6/2009 8:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Start small. Too many changes at once can be overwhelming.
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