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Old 05-10-2015, 11:06   #1
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Hi all,
I'm 57, & was told 4 days ago that I have Diabetes 2. It was sort of expected, as it seems several of the boxes for possible causes, I can tick.
I was always active, then in December '99 i received a compound fracture of the 5th vertebrae in a road traffic. As a result, I now can't walk, or move that much, as too much movement brings bad back pain. I had an operation that made the situation worse. As a result, I take tablets now for depression, , am overweight (& on a diet), & have a very sedentary lifestyle. So, as I say, the diagnosis was expected. As I've said since, 'It's one more thread in life's rich tapestry'.
So, I'm looking to learn all I can about this disease I now have.
I was born in 1958. I'm married, & have two wonderful kids, a daughter born in 2007, & a son born in 2009.

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Old 05-10-2015, 11:18   #2
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Welcome to the Forum, Skydogg!

Very glad you found us ... sorry that you had to! You'll find lots of info, support and the best kind of nosiness here.

We have several members with mobility and/or exercise restrictions. Weekends can be slow, but some should chime in before too long.

Speaking of nosy ... please let us know what kind(s) of meds and eating plan you're on (if any). We can help with that!

In the meantime, these links on diabetes and food are highly recommended:

Please read a lot, ask lots of questions and ... most of all ... please keep us posted!

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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 05-10-2015, 12:17   #3
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Welcome Skydogg

You've come to a great place for help and encouragement with your diabetes. The folks here are a determined bunch - determined to obtain and keep low blood glucose (BG) levels - and determined to avoid diabetes complications.

To this end, we have all found that what we eat is key to how high our BG goes, and when we quit eating the foods that cause BG to rise, we can expect to have lower numbers. And the foods that fuel the fire, so to speak, are carbohydrates. So you'll find that most of us are on some kind of low-carb way of eating (diet is not a good term because this is for life, not just temporary).

Shalynne has given you the links to the basics. Read through those and you'll know more than your doctor does about your diabetes - and most likely more about managing diabetes than s/he does also.

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70 yrs. Dx May 2010
Diet controlled: VLC/HF
BG steady with no highs or lows.
A1C in the 5% range.
Gluten intolerant, sensitive to dairy & eggs.
Eat no grains
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Old 05-10-2015, 17:00   #4
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I've recently switched from Weight Watchers to an IPad app called MyFitnessPal, which seems much more suited to me as it not only calorie counts, but also breaks things down further, into carbs, sugars, fats etc. I switched before finding out about the diabetes.
The tablets that I'm on? None for diabetes as yet. My doctor says she starts by using diet & lifestyle changes. I'm on tablets for other things. These tablets are,

Atenolol 50mg 1 daily

Bendroflumethiazide 2.5mg 1 daily

Enalapril 5mg 1 daily

Ibuprofen 400mg 3 a day

Paracetamol 500mg/Dihydrocodeine 20mg 4 to 8 a day, as needed

Sertraline 50mg 1 a day

Simvastatin 40mg 1 a day

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Old 05-11-2015, 22:13   #5
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Hello! Welcome!

Many of us here find that eating low carb high fat means we can be sedentary and still feel good and lose weight. Please check it out via the links you were given. We were lied to for a long time about fat.

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