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Old 01-06-2017, 10:07   #1
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Hello everyone.! Even I am new here. Happy to join this forum. I hope would get a lot of information here on diabetes.

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Welcome to the forum loiswalker.... There are a lot of folks that have gone through many different paths with diabetes and many have been through the same things you have.

there is a lot of information on diabetes so if you want, please share some information about your situation and we can focus on exactly what you're looking for. Things like

Have you been diagnosed?
Do you know your blood glucose number? A1C?
Do you have a kit to test yourself?
Any symptoms?

Things like this can assist in giving you specific information for your situation. If you don't want to provide any information, that is OK as well and you can read many of the posts from members and see similar situations and the advice they were provided.

We are all a family here and love to help anyone who needs it.

Welcome to the forum !!!

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Here are some good starting points to read

Blood Sugar 101 - VERY informative and accurate
http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabete...ng-method.html a tried and true testing method
https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb lists foods for LCHF
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Welcome, Lois

There is a wealth of information on the forum, and better yet, lots experiences of people gaining control of diabetes. A good place to read here is other people's introduction threads - the successes of others is encouraging and motivating.

Another good place to read about diabetes in general is Blood Sugar 101 which you will notice that we recommend to all who come here. Knowledge is power.

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Hi Lois and welcome! As commented above you are now part of a very large group of fellow diabetics! We can share our experiences and suggestions on problems you may encounter....but the best first step is to tell us more about you so we can relate our comments or questions specifically at your experiences and situations....

As an example you show yourself as a 'prediabetic'! The medical profession uses this term, which I hate, because it suggests that if you do things like take drugs or diet and layoff certain foods that you can be 'cured'! Problem is that if you have the genetic predisposition to be a diabetic you will be a diabetic! Now by changing your eating habits you may possibly delay the onset of diabetes, but it will not 'cure' or prevent the disease. One of our senior members used to say being diagnosed as prediabetic was like finding out you were pregnant...you either are or you are not!

Good news is that even if you are a diabetic, by learning to eat low carb high fat (LCHF), as most of us have learned, you can take control of your diabetes and minimize if not avoid all together, the long term complications that occur with diabetes....

Do the reading in Blood Sugar 101 to find out more and give us a broader perspective about you and your diagnosis...


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