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Old 04-30-2014, 03:01   #1
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Default Diabetic bodybuilder here, just saying hello

I am an avid bodybuilder and also a diabetic. I was diagnosed almost a year ago. It was one of the lowest points in my life when I found out I had diabetes, but I've managed to deal with it and continue to progress. It doesn't hold me back from anything really. I'm glad to join your community, and I'm pretty knowledgable about diet and exercise. I am here to help, and I'm sure plenty of you can help me as well!!
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Old 04-30-2014, 03:14   #2
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Welcome aboard & feel free to surf around all our boards . . . there's a wealth of wisdom here from people who have waged this battle for years, found success and remain free from complications to this day.

We espouse one method - eat-to-your-meter. And we ask only one other thing: if you don't agree with some other folks' approach, don't knock it until you've tried it for a few weeks.

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Old 04-30-2014, 06:18   #3
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Hi and welcome

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Old 04-30-2014, 09:52   #4
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HI 1jacked, welcome. Lots of information here as well as links to how to get control and maintain control of your BG, which is our main objective, no matter what type of D you got. I'm a T2, but there are several T1s and 1.5s here that manage quite well. We all are a nosy bunch that want to know things everyone does to control their BG, like what foods they eat, meds they use, exercise if any, voodoo, hoodoo, anything and everything. Somebody here has been there and/or done that, so if you have any questions fire away and someone will wander in that has the answer or knows where to get it.

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Think I've had this since 2003. Told I was Type 2 lean on 2/13/12.
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TC 183 LDL 102 HDL 65 TG 52 (02/20/2020)
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65 YY Love the LCHF diet. The cheese goes well with my whine

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Old 04-30-2014, 18:42   #5
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Certainly is shocking ot get a diagnosis like that.
Glad you're joining us and feel free to ask questions any time!


“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
~Friedrich Nietzsche

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Old 04-30-2014, 18:53   #6
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Glad you have you amongst us- a lot of us have workout questions, so we will be so happy to have a resource!


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Old 05-01-2014, 02:13   #7
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Welcome ijackediabetic


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Old 05-02-2014, 15:53   #8
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Hello, and welcome! I appreciate your offering to help with exercise. I like working out at the gym, taking long walks, and doing home repairs. I am 73 years old, and have been type 1 for 68 years, so my activities are limited, but it is good that I can still be active.

It seems you are being very proactive with your diabetes. You should be able to have a long, healthy life. Articles have been released that say the life expectancy of type 1 diabetics is almost as good as for non diabetics.

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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