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Old 06-03-2009, 11:22   #1
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Hello there! I'm Beverley. Have had Type 2 for 2 years. Have got used to restricting my sugar intake and I eat more fruit and veg. I also jog 2 miles for 5 days a week. In addition to medication (tablets) I take garlic and fish oil capsules daily. It is very gratifying when people notice how trim and well I look now. My neighbour commented "there's more fat on a greasy chip!" and as the diabetic nurse commented once "sometimes diabetes does you a favour" because it shocks you into taking more care of yourself.

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Old 06-03-2009, 14:51   #2
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Hello, Beverley and welcome to our group. I'm glad you decided to join us. I agree that sometimes our health concerns are doing us a favor. I have lost weight and eat much healthier since I have been diagnosed with diabetes. But I can't jog two miles, that's for sure. I'm glad to hear you are doing so good.

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Old 06-03-2009, 15:04   #3
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Hi Ruby - good to hear from you. Just give jogging a try - do. You have to build up as I did until you can jog for a distance.

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Old 06-04-2009, 01:43   #4
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Hi Beverley, welcome aboard! I agree with your nurse, diabetes has made me very self conscious about what I should and should not eat, how much I should eat, that I should exercise every day when possible, etc. That is why I am a healthy diabetic after 63 years of Type 1. Ask all the questions you want. We are here to help.


I have been Type 1 for 73 years. My A1c is 6.2. I pump with the MM 630, and I am using the Dexcom G5.
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:07   #5
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Hello, and welcome to the board.

Old 06-04-2009, 10:06   #6
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Hello Beverley:

Welcome to our Community. It's Great to hear that you are continuing Life, even with Diabetes. Exercising is Wonderful in whatever area a Person may choose. Congrats on your "Looking Good". Enjoy the compliments.

***Life Is A Highway.......T.C.
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