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Old 03-15-2016, 22:23   #1
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Hi, I'm Mare and I'm newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I'm happy to find this forum as the information that is available out there has my head spinning.

I'm a retired G-Ma to 9 and a huge dog lover, I am owned by Shih Tzus but I so love all breeds.

I don't want to sound like a mooch but I hope to learn a lot here and maybe someday I can contribute something useful to someone!

Oh, and I have HUMOR.....HUMOR I SAY........DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!!

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Old 03-15-2016, 22:27   #2
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Oh hello Mare. Welcome to the forum.

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Welcome Mare

Would you mind sharing what you are doing to manage your diabetes, and to keep your blood sugar levels from going high? It would help us get to know you better - perhaps also your A1C test result, and what the doctor told you about what to do about your diagnosis.

There is a very good website Blood Sugar 101 that will fill in any gaps in your knowledge about diabetes. There is one section worth reading very soon, "How To Lower Your Blood Sugar" which is a way of testing that can help one manage their blood sugars.

Other new members' intro threads are a good source of information, and are an encouragement as you read how folks have gone from confusion and out-of-control blood glucose (BG) levels, made changes, and become successful in getting and keeping BG low and stable.

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Welcome Mare

Would you mind sharing what you are doing to manage your diabetes, and to keep your blood sugar levels from going high? It would help us get to know you better - perhaps also your A1C test result, and what the doctor told you about what to do about your diagnosis.

Other new members' intro threads are a good source of information, and are an encouragement as you read how folks have gone from confusion and out-of-control blood glucose (BG) levels, made changes, and become successful in getting and keeping BG low and stable.
I was told last week, over the phone, that I have diabetes. The nurse called to tell me that the doctor wanted to see me earlier than she had said at my last appointment. I didn't know that my A1C number would be important so I didn't ask. I have an appointment this coming Monday and will know more after that. Right now, I'm just researching and trying to learn as much as this old mind will hold about diabetes. Thank you for asking.

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Welcome to the Forum Mare,

Plenty of folks here to give you the most important information, experience.

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Hi Mare....from a fellow dog lover! Wife and I current have 3 Golden Retrievers, I train and run them in hunt tests. I also hunt birds with them, so they are our "dog kids"! We already raised 3 kids, they are grown up with their own families and dogs....SMILE!

I am a type 2 diabetic, diagnosed 9 years ago. I was able to control it pretty well taking metformin and injecting insulin, slow acting, once a day but in late 2014 I started have problems and my blood sugar was always to high. I started to have signs of complications including numbness and burning in my feet. I knew long term this would kill me, so I searched and found this site.

After studying this site and reading and rereading Blood Sugar 101 and learning all I could about eating low carb high fat (LCHF) and learning as to why this works...I started following LCHF on 5/1/15. By mid July I had my blood sugar well under control, I dropped over 40 lbs (side effect of following LCHF) and many other great healthful things happened. My feet stopped burning and I was on the road to learning to deal with this disease.

Study Blood Sugar 101, learn how to follow LCHF and you will find you can live a normal life and still control this disease....most on here have already done it, now you are in line with us...

Good Luck

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I was told last week, over the phone, that I have diabetes. The nurse called to tell me that the doctor wanted to see me earlier than she had said at my last appointment. I didn't know that my A1C number would be important so I didn't ask. I have an appointment this coming Monday and will know more after that. Right now, I'm just researching and trying to learn as much as this old mind will hold about diabetes. Thank you for asking.
Oh my, you really are a newbie. When you see your doctor, be sure to ask for a copy of your lab results. The A1C should be on that sheet, along with the fasting blood glucose (FBG) result.

Hope your appointment goes well and your doctor is diabetes savvy.

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Hi Mare....from a fellow dog lover! Wife and I current have 3 Golden Retrievers, I train and run them in hunt tests. I also hunt birds with them, so they are our "dog kids"! We already raised 3 kids, they are grown up with their own families and dogs....SMILE!

I am a type 2 diabetic, diagnosed 9 years ago. I was able to control it pretty well taking metformin and injecting insulin, slow acting, once a day but in late 2014 I started have problems and my blood sugar was always to high. I started to have signs of complications including numbness and burning in my feet. I knew long term this would kill me, so I searched and found this site.

After studying this site and reading and rereading Blood Sugar 101 and learning all I could about eating low carb high fat (LCHF) and learning as to why this works...I started following LCHF on 5/1/15. By mid July I had my blood sugar well under control, I dropped over 40 lbs (side effect of following LCHF) and many other great healthful things happened. My feet stopped burning and I was on the road to learning to deal with this disease.

Study Blood Sugar 101, learn how to follow LCHF and you will find you can live a normal life and still control this disease....most on here have already done it, now you are in line with us...

Good Luck
Hi div2live.....always a pleasure to meet fellow dog lovers. One of my grandpups is a golden so I understand the love for the breed. He doesn't hunt, he just likes hanging out with his furless siblings in the pool. His name is Levi because he came from Amish country.

Sounds to me like you were getting into some serious territory before you found this group and the LCHF lifestyle....glad you did!

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Welcome to the Forum Mare,

Plenty of folks here to give you the most important information, experience.
Thank you, Lawrence. I find forums to be an easier learning source than a lot of stats and strange sounding medical terms.

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