Another Newbie just diagnosed with Type 2

MAKUAHINE93 - 5:35AM PDT, Apr 18th 2009 View users public blog

makuahine93
Jacksonville, FL

Hello,

My name is Sharika and I was diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2 almost 2 weeks ago. I am about 100 pounds over-weight (actually about 92 pounds now) and have a family disposition to Type 2. I take Metformin and Januvia. I am exercising every day and am starting to adjust to the counting carb choices.

Anyway, I live in Jacksonville, FL with my husband and two children. I am currently a stay-at-home mom. I look forward to getting to know you all.

Sharika


KELOSE - 6:09PM PDT, Apr 19th 2009

kelose
Kelowna, B.C. Canada

:smile1: Sorry to hear that you have come into the "Diabetic Forum" with a disease that is spreading like wildfire. BUT, good news is here - you now have a chance to get it under control with the way CK works. I encourage you to do all the programs and suggestions found on the Today page and set goals. I worked this program off and on for 2 years, before I actually got down to brass tacks and did EVERYTHING they suggest - and it's WORKING.

Join us in the forums and challenges that you find in the forums - we are quite a diverse community and everyone is willing to make friends and tell their stories, and ups and downs. Welcome! to the Losing Game Kel :rock1:


MAKUAHINE93 - 8:57AM PDT, Apr 20th 2009 View users public blog

makuahine93
Jacksonville, FL

Thanks for the welcome, Kel. I really like the way CK works and am glad that a friend suggested it. I'll check out the other forums and maybe see about joining a challenge.

~ Sharika:heart2:


TAYLORBUSS - 7:29AM PDT, Apr 21st 2009

taylorbuss
Columbia, MO

:hi: Welcome Sharika! Kel is correct...CK has been helpful to me...once I got down to working the program! Gee...who woulda thought that!!:laugh5:

I've had type 2 for almost 10 years, :sad2: and kept it under control :clap: with diet and exercise alone until recently, :cross1: and started metformin a few weeks ago...I guess almost a month ago. One thing I recently learned is that no matter how good I keep my blood sugars in control, the disease will continue on :angry1: ...if not on meds, one will eventually be on meds, if not on insulin, one will eventually be on insulin, no nerve damage now, eventually will have some, etc.! :angry1: However, by keeping my blood sugars well controlled, I can delay the progression of the disease! :thumbu2: I was really 'beating' myself up when I learned I had to start taking meds until I went to the diabetes specialist who told me that going almost 10 years with diet and exercise alone was a success and to not be mad at myself as the disease will progress...but I can delay it! :thumbu2: So, my goal now is for another 10 years to pass before I have to go on insulin...actually, I'm hoping for a lot longer!...like never, but that could be unrealistic.

CK is working for me, but I am a slow loser, :sad2: and have arthritis which interfers with some with exercising :sad2: ...well, it can interfer alot:angry2: , but I'm in a good spell :thumbu2: at the moment, :talking: so am downplaying the negatives!

Anyhow, welcome!:kiss:
:wave1:

Vicki B.

"Please God, help me find those who seek the truth, and save me from those that know it."

CKSW: 195
CKCW: 189.5
CKGW: 145
HW: 218 (1999)


MAKUAHINE93 - 7:10AM PDT, Apr 23rd 2009 View users public blog

makuahine93
Jacksonville, FL

Hi Vicki!

Thanks so much for the welcome! I think that's great that you were able to control your diabetes with diet and exercise alone for so long.

When I first saw my doctor she had a lot of blood work done. That was the day that I got off my butt and started walking on my treadmill again. A week later my lab results were in and I found out I had diabetes. She immediately put me on Januvia and Metformin. I have since been walking almost every day and using CK religiously. For a long time I had trouble losing weight. Thankfully not this time.

Well it's that time... having to check my blood sugar.

~ Sharika :rock1:


TAYLORBUSS - 12:37PM PDT, Apr 28th 2009

taylorbuss
Columbia, MO

:hi::hi: You're welcome, Sharika! And please accept my apologies for not getting back to you sooner...I tend to forget to check the group site and just stay with the forums!:$

I relate to the diagnosis being a motivator. When i was first diagnosed, I lost 30 pounds the first year by walking and counting calories.:clap: Then i stalled out for about a year, :cross1: then started the gain 10, lose 10,:cross3: arthritis issues, knee surgeries. :cry2::cross3: ..you get the picture. My partner was diagnosed about 2 months ago...and my numbers started to rise slightly about 6 months ago. :cross1: ..then I started on meds..whew! :cross2: What a year!

But, my arthritis is better :clap: and am able to ride my bike again YIPPEE:clap::clap::clap: and am able to walk better YIPPEE:clap::clap::clap: and that makes me a happy camper!:teeth1::teeth1::teeth1::teeth1::thumbu2::clap::clap::clap:

If only I didn't have to eat, weight loss would be a cinch! :laugh5::laugh5::laugh5::laugh5:

Vicki B.

"Please God, help me find those who seek the truth, and save me from those that know it."

CKSW: 195
CKCW: 187
CKGW: 145
HW: 218 (1999)


BIGBLUE92 - 12:57PM PST, Dec 7th 2009

bigblue92
California

Hi Vicki - I was diagnosed on Friday with Diabeties. I am taking a class on Dec. 16 but is there somewhere that I can go to in the meantime, to find a menu plan?

I was given 3 months to try to exercise and lose weight to see what happens. I WILL do this but would like to know what I can eat. I am scared and confused right now and need all the help I can get until I go to class.

You really inspired me when you said you managed it for over 10 years with exercise and diet. No medication during that time?

Looking forward to your wise words.
Pat


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