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Old 05-20-2011, 12:09   #1
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Hey everyone - glad that this forum is here.

I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes a few years back and in the beginning I took very good care. Over the past year I am not taking such good care and my Doc is reading the riot act now and I am trying to get back into control...

I look forward to talking to many of you!


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Old 05-20-2011, 13:37   #2
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Hey Ken. Good for you trying to regain control. Sometimes we just need to hear it again and again. Good luck with it and I'm sure you'll get lots of support and encouragement here. I'm new too but am finding the information so helpful.

DX 16th May 2011 with T2. FBG-10.2. A1C-8.4.
Treatment: Metformin.

DX 2007 with Ankylosing Spondylitis.
DX 2007 with Hypertension.
DX 2008 with Hypercholesterolaemia.
DX 2010 with Gastritis.

If I were a racehorse, I'd be put down. Still smiling though...just.
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Old 05-20-2011, 14:26   #3
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Hi Ken, welcome. Can you share a little about how you manage your diabetes. I have only been D for 4 years but have used trial and error and tons of diet changes to fine tune bg numbers. Also if needed medication or insulin is very beneficial if you need it. Diabetes is progressive, as beta cells die we need to tighten up our diet and/or increase some of our meds to keep good control.

diagnosed Feb 2007
low carb organic diet
3 T of Coconut Oil daily
moderate exercise- mostly walking 3-5 miles, tennis - 4 hours per week, weight training, hiking on weekends and vacations 7-10 miles

HbA1c 5.3 3/11
HbA1c 6.1 5/12

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Old 05-20-2011, 15:12   #4
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Welcome to the forums!! We are so glad you're here. I hope you come back as often as possible. I know it is hard to keep up the rigid routine everyday but we have to do it. I have decided it's one of my crosses to carry. Remember, take it one day at a time. We might have a bad reading, a bad day or eat that thing we shouldn't, we can either give up or keep fighting. I hope you keep fighting!!

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Old 05-20-2011, 18:52   #5
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Welcome aboard!

DxT2: 1/26/2010: 6'2" 268lbs. A1C 7.8, FBG 266
A1C: 1/2010: 7.8 ; 6/2010: 4.7 ; 9/2010: 5.1 ; 12/2010: 5.2 ; 4/2011: 5.3 ; 9/2011: 5.3

Completely Off Medication December, 2010.

9/2011 Lab Work Results (4/2011 in parenthesis)
A1C: 5.3 (5.3)
Cholesterol: HDL 134 (133) LDL: 53 (53)
Triglycerides: 29 (30)
Current Weight: 195

I am sometimes too "harsh". I feel that sometimes one must be "harsh" to get the point across.
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Old 05-20-2011, 18:57   #6
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Glad you've decided to help yourself. With this condition, that's really what it boils down one else can tell you what your body will do. There are just too many variables!


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Old 05-20-2011, 20:38   #7
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Welcome, Ken!

You'll find lots of info and support here. Glad you found us.

Onward to the future!

DX'd April Fool's Day, 2011 - T2
Female, 58, 5'7", 150 lbs.
A1C 13.5 -> 6.7 ->5.4 (1/31/14)
Humulin-N (basal) - Humalog (rapid bolus)
Biotin --10,000mcg (for hair health)
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Old 05-21-2011, 00:35   #8
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Hello & welcome, Ken!

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Old 05-21-2011, 11:19   #9
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Thank you for your support...

I started to read recently online statistics of people diagnosed with diabetes and the percentages that take control at the start and then begin to wander off of their control... I match this almost completely. Within the first 90 days I lost 30 lbs and had great bg numbers. Over the past year I have let it slip and my danger zone is at night in front of the TV set. I just 'graze' until I go to bed.

I think that I am going to try to use this forum like a group therapy place to come - support for me when I want to eat what I should not. I may just make myself come here and post when the urge hits to eat - here I will come instead.

Thanks for listening - thanks for being here - hope I can offer support back.

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Old 05-21-2011, 12:36   #10
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welcome Ken glad you've joined... I'm sure you'll find this a great place for support and info. It's a case of keep on doing what you know to do best. Being human we're all prone to mistakes now and then but the main thing is to get right back up and keep trying. You get to learn what works best for you. I have definitely found that my condition has changed over the years and things don't always remain the same. Keep us posted on how you're doing.

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