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I was told I had typeII diabetes on April 21,2010. So I searched and found this forum and I've been lurking for awhile to learn more about how to tame the sugar monster inside me.

I call it a sugar monster because that seems to help me get over the fact that I can't eat certain things now. Those things just feed the monster or at least wake him up. It's a visual aid for me to make it easier to not want to eat those things.

I'm a little over weight but not obese. As an active person I really won't have problems with my diet and exercise. I will just need to change up my diet and exercise with something else as a goal now.

After reading how people have been able to manage their diabetes it's encouraging to see that with work I will soon get my BSL down to a normal level that will be easier to manage. (The first time I tested I was at 220, fasting)

I'm just at a point now where I need to educate myself on what I need to do to get there.

Diabetes doesn't scare me. It's just something in my life that was dealt to me and all I can do is make the best of it.

Since I'm new to this whole diabetes thing I really won't be much help on the forum but I wanted to get out of the lurker status and at least introduce myself in case one day I do have info. I can offer.

Warren
 

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Warren, it's great to meet you! So glad you've forsaken lurking for participating! This place is all about conversation - and its purpose is to spread as much useful information as possible about good, realistic management for diabetes. Right now you need information & next month it might be me who needs it. We can work together & win every skirmish, but still there's another one around the bend. As Roseanne RoseannaDanna says, "it's always SOMEthing!" :D

You have a great attitude about this and you've caught it early. You've prob'ly already read our threads about testing to find out which foods you can tolerate & which ones spike you. If not - ask away. We each get to do this ourselves, since no one solution works for everyone. Tailoring our diet/meds/exercise to get our BSLs corraled within our target range, is prob'ly the biggest thing we do around here!

So thank you for joining us!

take care & hurry back!

 

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I was told I had typeII diabetes on April 21,2010. So I searched and found this forum and I've been lurking for awhile to learn more about how to tame the sugar monster inside me.

I call it a sugar monster because that seems to help me get over the fact that I can't eat certain things now. Those things just feed the monster or at least wake him up. It's a visual aid for me to make it easier to not want to eat those things.

I'm a little over weight but not obese. As an active person I really won't have problems with my diet and exercise. I will just need to change up my diet and exercise with something else as a goal now.

After reading how people have been able to manage their diabetes it's encouraging to see that with work I will soon get my BSL down to a normal level that will be easier to manage. (The first time I tested I was at 220, fasting)

I'm just at a point now where I need to educate myself on what I need to do to get there.

Diabetes doesn't scare me. It's just something in my life that was dealt to me and all I can do is make the best of it.

Since I'm new to this whole diabetes thing I really won't be much help on the forum but I wanted to get out of the lurker status and at least introduce myself in case one day I do have info. I can offer.

Warren
Welcome to Diabetes Forum! So glad that you decided to join us. Are you on any medication? Most doctors will start you on oral diabetes medication to help you control your blood glucose. Insulin is a big help when you are trying to lower your blood glucose. Come and visit often!
 

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My Dr. put me on metformin twice a day.

I tested at 149 this morning so even though my nutrition appointment is still a week and a half away I think I may be doing things right as far as eating low carb and staying away from white foods.

My wife has been a big help. She says she feels a little guiilty because she is overweight and has been praying for God to help her lose weight. Maybe me getting diabetes is God's way of making her eat better because now she has to cook for the two of us and it has to be healthy low carb food. God seems to have a good sense of humor sometimes.
 
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