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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 5/15/2008 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, my name is Nicole. I for one, do not have diabetes, but my fiance does. He's a type 2 & doing really well. I thought I'd join this forum (I'd been looking around & liked this one the best) just to get some good pointers. It's great to have a forum like this to turn to....Thanks!!!

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 5/15/2008 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the forum, Nicole. It's a great place to get support and answers and opinions. I hope you'll browse through past topics. Lots of good information. And please feel free to ask questions. We aren't doctors, but there is all kinds of experience here. Keep in touch!
~Forum Moderator/Diabetes~

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 5/16/2008 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Nicole,
Lots of good things can come to both yours and his life because of diabetes. He will be following a better food and exercise plan than his contemporaries and much of that will rub off on you. Regular health checks and lab tests are part of a diabetic's life so he will be more on top of things, too.

As you become more acquainted with this forum you may find that we don't always follow the American Diabetes Association's recommendations on starch consumption and carb levels. We Type 2's are getting great results by consuming more veggies, fruits and lean meats along with good fats like olive oil, peanuts, avocados and tree nuts. We are keeping our good HDL's higher and our bad LDL's lower by eating healthier. We have sort of given up on breads, pasta, potatoes and rice. We all have a slice of pizza once in a while and some have been indulging in a glass of wine now and then, too.

Understanding glucose metabolism, low glycemic index foods and getting educated about medications is what we are all about for type 2's. Hope you learn lots here and can be a great help to your future hubby. Good luck with the wedding stuff. I am a wedding cake designer so I know what "fun" you are having right now with all the planning.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"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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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 5/16/2008 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys! What a great welcome. We, well, he has given up pretty much on bread. He has lost a significant amount of weight, & now his sugar is way down. He only needs to take his insulin a few times a week, not everyday, even if he eats a slice of pizza here or there. I don't know if that is normal or not. Another thing is, his feet feel very hot & he says they feel like there is blood filling up in them, yet they are not swollen, & look normal. Sometimes they get a bit swollen if he sits at his computer for a few hours, but nothing major. Is all this normal? When I rub his feet sometimes he says they feel like pins & needles. All this is happening while his sugar is in the low 100's. Which is normal. So I'm just wondering if all this is due to Diabetes, or something else thats going on?

P.S. We just found out he was diabetic almost a year ago. If that helps. :-)

Lanie G
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 5/16/2008 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nicole, I'm not a doctor by any means but I'm wondering why he's not taking medication on a daily basis.  Does he test his blood sugar a few times a day?  Does he see his doctor regularly (every 3 or 4 or 6 months?)  Pizza?  How often does he eat that?  I hope he and his doctor are on the same page as far as how he's handling his diabetes.  Maybe you could get him interested in our HealingWell site so he could read how others are handling their diabetes, meds, food, exercise, etc.  Pins and needles in the feet might be something more serious.  Please encourage him to inform his doctor about this, ok?

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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds

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