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am member of other forums...thought I would join this one...perhaps gain some insight on the diabetes...foods...how and what others are doing regarding this intrusion...

diagnosed last year...wasn't feeling well...decided to see my doctor one day...I just didn't feel right...usually been in good health...haven't called into work sick for over 20 years...tested sugar and was at 600 plus...meds and diet...I maintain fasting @ 100 give or take...1-2 hrs after eating @ 140-160...

had a 70% inclusion on a heart artery about 6 months later...heart meds and 12 weeks later had 2 stints installed...was an inherited defect...my arteries and all are fine and should not have any further complications...

started new exercise program recently...cardio-resistance & interval training...am 6' 1" and am loosing a few pounds...feel real good about the exercise...have been dedicating 2 hours 3-5 times a week...

I live and work in remote mountains in northern california...work 12 hour rotating shifts over 28 years now...I ride my H-D and drive my 'vette for excitment on the mountain roads here at home and to the coast...

all of this...is not my first nor my last event that will cause me to grow...but it has caused me to...think...
 

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Hello and welcome, mountain ride. You seem to be getting a good grip on your situation - those are pretty nice numbers you've achieved since diagnosis. And "intrusion" is a good word . . . very well describes this uninvited hitchhiker who has moved in on us forever.

Do make yourself at home with us . . . looking forward to getting better acquainted.

take care & hurry back,





(Darned if you don't remind me of my own first cousin who lives in north-central California & who also rides a Harley & drives a 'vette! Must be something in the air out there! heheh!)
 

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Welcome aboard, Intruder. :D I can't tell whether you are type 1, or 2. Do you inject insulin? I started using insulin for my type 1 in 1945. Have used it for 65 years now. I'm doing very well.

Good luck to you in the years ahead.

Richard
 

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Welcome to the forum

i hope that you visit us regularly. This is by far, THE best place for us diabetics to talk freely and openly about whats going on with us.

Please feel free to ask any questions that you might have, as i feel that there are no "dumb" questions

You can do this, you can.

-Eric
 

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thanks for the welcome to each of you...to answer a couple of the questions...
T-2 and I do not inject...goal is to stay away from the "needle"
All of this takes work...some days I am motivated and some days..who cares..but all days I keep to the regiment...

I am encouraged by what I read here...and have already leared a few things...thanks!!!
 
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