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1/24/11 2:10 P

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Hello my name is Imajean and I am type 2 diabetic since last year. I am on oral meds and would like to lower or get off them. Iam 82 years old and could stand to lose from my current weight of 150 I walk a 1.2 mile every day and attend a 1 hour exercise class once a week.I have belonged to Tops for many years and that helps . I would like to join this team to learn and lose to be healthier.

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Hi folks,

I'm an on again off again sparkie for the last several years. I've only recently pulled myself up by my bootstraps (what the heck are those anyway?) and come out of a huge depression/downward health spiral that lasted months.

And of course, after having had 2 gestational diabetic pregnancies and totally trashing my health for a year, now I'm full blown type 2 diabetic.

I was excited to see this challenge though I join with some trepidation as I tend to join and then fade out..

Anyway, i'm glad to be here and I work at home on the puter so if anybody wants an email buddy for encouragment/support send me a message!

Jenn

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Hello, my name is Pamela. I am 48 and a type 2 diabetic. I am new to exercise and have been working out since September. I work out 30 minutes in the morning, and then another 30 at lunch three times per week. I have recently started on a new medication and am doing well on it. I am not insulation dependant at the moment. I weigh 185.

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Hi I'm Marilyn. I already workout daily but can't get my food and exercise in sync. Looking forward to trying this program.

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Hi! I'm Terri and have been with SparkPeople about 9 months. I'm "pre-diabetic" and taking Metformin twice daily for PCOS. I did well for my first challenge, but then let life get in the way. I'm really looking forward to another challenge and the friends and accountbility that comes with it! Looking forward to getting to know each of you and helping each other as we become more healthy!

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1/24/11 1:57 P

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Hello my name is Teresa and I am a type 2 diabetic and have been for 4 yrs, currently my oral meds are controlling my blood sugars well, but I am overweight at 234 lbs. and need to exercise to loose weight I am 53 yrs old with arthritis and have been trying classes that will fit my level of activity. I am glad to join this team and learn and lose to be healther

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1/24/11 1:48 P

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Hi, I'm Mary and I've been with sparkpeople almost a year but haven't made much progress. I am also a type 2 diabetic for about 18 years now and so far pretty well controlled with oral meds, but seem to have to keep increasing them. I also have major back problems and am facing a possible three or four level fusion in the near future. Needless to say, losing pounds would be helpful from many points of view. I am hoping that joining this challenge will give me new determination to do what needs to be done.

Mary

When things were not going the way I wanted them to, my Mother used to always say "this too will pass" and she was always right. These excess pounds will pass too if we believe.


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1/24/11 1:47 P

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I'm a type 2 on insulin and I am gaining weight so I am joining the challenge to see if I can lose some weight........ emoticon

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1/24/11 1:43 P

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Hi sparkies, May name is Carol. I am a type 2 diabetic. I was diagnosed 2 years ago. I joined Sparks one year ago and I lost and gained the same l0 pounds all year plus put on another l0. Yaks!

So here I am. I need to stay motivated and interested.

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I was diagnosed with Type2 Diabetes in November 2010 and am taking Metformin. What a wake-up call this diagnosis is for me! Why did I let myself get to this point? Since then, I've lost 17.6 pounds even though I've had some ups and downs with the challenge of eating more healthy foods. Still need to get moving more. I've noticed a remarkable difference in my glucose level when I exercise!

I am 54 and live in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. Here's to getting healthier in 2011 and to good AC1 level!

"If you don't leave your past in the past, it will destroy your future. Live for what today has to offer, not for what yesterday has taken away."




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1/24/11 1:42 P

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Hi, I'm Teresa from northern California! I've been struggling with Type II diabetes for about five years. Recently, I started excercising regularly again and am looking for ways to bring down my blood sugar without having to take so many medications. This is the first group I've joined and am really hoping it helps.

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1/24/11 1:41 P

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Hi everyone I am 60 and weigh 187 pounds I have been off and on reading Spasrks people I love this site and have learned a lot. I am trying to get serious about my weight lose so I can get off the insulin which I think it is causing me lot to lose weight. I talked to my doctor last week I asked him if I could stop taking my insulin for 2 months and leave me on my metformin and add the new medicine Onglyzia but he told me that this is worse than Avandia and harms your liver but if I wanted to try it he would prescribe it for me but I decided against it. I sometimes getting depressed because I try to eat right but gained 3 pounds the first 2 weeks of the new year. I put this out of my mind and continued to eat right and exercising and I lost those 3 pounds last week. When you have a lot to lose you can muscle and that is where the weight comes in but if you keep it up it will eventually taper off the the inches will come off I lost inches instead of the weight.

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HI! I'm Sandy. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 6 years ago. I was prescribed 2 medications and advised to lose weight. My weight was around 220 at that time. When I left my job and moved across country, I no longer had health insurance and couldn't afford the meds. After doing some research, I found Dr. Neal Barnard's book "Reversing Diabetes." Once I started following a vegan lifestyle, I was able to get my Blood sugar down to normal and I lost 20 pounds. Since that time, I have lost almost 40 pounds but must admit I do not exercise. My readings are sometimes a little over normal limits. I know that it would help enormously if I could motivate myself to get some exercise. This may be the SPARK that I need. Thanks.

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I too just found out that I am borderline diabetic and want to make sure that I take the best care of myself that I can so that I can be healthy for my grandson!

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hello.. i am Donna and have been told i am pre diabetic. so am wanting to stay that way or get back to not at all pre.. lol.
i am starting to record again. as i tend to get lazy that way.. just want to do.
using the prediabetic nutrition so hopefully i will see some weight loss as i am also walking with Leslie Sanson's videos.. emoticon

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My name is Carol and i am a type 2 diabetic . I am on Janumet twice a day. Wish i could get off of the medication. I am hopeing that the weight loss challenge will help . Ready to begin my challanges !

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1/24/11 1:34 P

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Hi Sparkies! I am 62, either pre diabetic or diabetic at anytime depending on the endocrinologist's interpretation. Last a1c was 4.6 but my trigs are very high. Need to have a tighter control on diet and exercise more...weight has been sitting still for some time, been thru several surgeries but have kept trying...

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Hi I have been with SP for about a year and am so happy to hear about this challenge.hope to learn new things and lose weight doing so!

Indian standard Time!Now 54 yrs old.Had a Sleeve Gastrectomy and like most of us who have had this survey-it is a welcome surgery and ,howeer a radical lifestyle change-in diet,exercise,evrything.Weight is down by 20 kilos.That is a whole new me but I need to lose a couple of 5 more kilose hopefully due to newly diagnosed psoriatic arthritis.Well here's to all of us ,everybody!I am on a new challenge that
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1/24/11 1:34 P

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Hi Everyone! I am 41 and 275, I have type 2 diabetis an dI totally blame my weight! I am super jazzed about joining this challenge. I have 4 kids, 2 mine and my 2 nephews that would totally love to have a more energetic mom/mom figure! I have lost 10 pounds already and 40 more to go to reach my 1st goal by May 30th! Hope to see you all excell also!

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1/24/11 1:34 P

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Hello my name is Grace. I am 24 years old and I am pre-diabetes which I am trying to control myself but also stay healthy for a long time. Good Luck everyone.

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Hi...for an explanation of my sparks name and to find out a little bit about me please visit my page

I was diagnosed with Type2 diabetes in November 2010. I was put on metformin. I have been learning to balance the carbs/proteins....and have been steadily increasing my exercise times. IT really has helped. And, my blood counts are really good right now. WHICH is super incentive to continue on.

I am looking forward to getting to know you better....have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon

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Hi everyone. I am 62 and weigh 260 pounds...yikes! I am excited about joinging spark because I need support and I need to be held accountable. I do have type 2 diabetes and I am afraid of all the complications that can come from it. I need to get healthy and I am starting now.

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Hi! My name is Lynn and I just found out 5 days ago that I am diabetic (type II). I've never done a challenge before, and thought this was a good place to start. I am determined that I will control my diabetes, not let it control me. I have a total of about 140 pounds to lose, but I am focusing on it 20lbs at a time so that it doesn't seem so overwhelming.

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Hi my name is Lynne, I am a pre-diabetic and want to stay that way, I should be taking this far more seriously than I have been doing.
My blood sugar is only just above normal.

Diabetes runs rampant in my family, mother, father, 2 brothers, and lots of my cousins already have it, I want to be the one who does not get it!!!

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1/24/11 1:29 P

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Good Afternoon Everyone,

I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes around Aug of last year. I'm still learning about everything and I'm trying to see about controlling this without the use of medication for a bit. I go back to the doctor soon to see how my levels are and see if I should go on medication again.

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Hi, my name is Donna --have had Type II since 2002 & am finding it harder to contol my #s since I've passed the age 40 mark. Looking for tips to help get my sugars within healthy range & get the scale to move in the correct direction!

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1/24/11 1:27 P

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Hi my name is Hal. I am 48 and have been battling Diabetes for around 10 years. Been doing good at keeping it controled untill last year. A1C over 8. Need to get control to continue to enjoy life.



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Hello, my name is Elaine, hubby and I both have type 2 diabetes, and we want to become healthy again!
I'm looking forward to this challenge! Good luck everyone!

* I see I'm not eligiable for prizes as I live in Canada..maybe some extra Spark points may be a nice prize for those not living in the States! ( A little incentive)

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Hi my name is June...Im a 54 year old Nana...im looking to lose at least 45 lbs so i dont have to go on insulin...and for my health...praying its not to late...
looking forward to doing this....

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Hi my name is Leanne and I was recently diagnosed with type 2. I had lost 40lbs last year, but gained 17 back. I need to be held account able for my actions and I know I can do it!

Good luck everyone!!

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Hi I'm Laura! Thrilled about this challenge. Both hubby and I are type 2 diabetics and I'm looking for ways to finally get this weight off so that I don't have to be dependent on insulin.

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Hi, My name is Liz and I am 46 with type 2 diabetes and I am trying to loss weight for myself and my husband. Liz

Hi and welcome to the team of Cholesterol Suport. We are proud to add you in our big family. Good luck on your journey to a better you and be healthy. Co-Leader Liz

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Hi, I'm Sue. I'm 49 and have just started having more trouble with managing my sugars with diet. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone and getting/giving support to everyone's goals.



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Hi I'm Melissa. I am a 27 year old mother of a 2 year old boy. I am trying to get back on track after losing my momentum during the holidays. I am a prediabetic and I am trying to change my eating habits as well as my exercise habits for my son.

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Hi Kathy, glad that you are a part of the challenge team!
Love your user name.....very inspired!


Sorry you lost all the input Ellen on logging for efforts.
I'll ask some questions over this, as this isn't the first time of heard of this happening.
I'll get back to you on it.
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Hi,
I am really cheesed off! Everything I have done on the challenge has been wiped off my page. Its no longer on my goals page and I had to join again to get into this page.What is going on?
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Hi Kathy. It is nic to meet you. Have fun with the challenge!

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Hello, I'm Kathy. I am hoping to get better control of my blood sugar and lose some weight. Aren't we all!? I have had trouble with exercising and my blood sugar sky rocketing and i'm trying to figure this out. Am excited about joining this challenge.

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Hi, Caroline. Glad to have you on board.

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So glad that you're here Caroline!
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Wow Ellen. You sound like you have done fantastically well and have obviously made really healthy choices in recent months to loose weight and get off some meds. I am impressed ( and slightly envious!!)

Hi folks I am caroline. Live in the UK. Have been a diabetic on insulin injections since I was 4 years old. Am now 43. Am not well controlled and feel I need to get control in this and in other areas of my life including my eating.

Will do my best with this challenge.



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Glad to see you here Ellen dear friend!
We need people of your ilk on the team, to give and share your experiences.
Chris.

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Hi Ellen, Welcome to the team. We can be support for each other on this challelnge.

Here's wishing you much success.

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Hi I'm Ellen and like Chris I am from the UK.
I have lost over 3 stone (42lb) since I went to the diabetic clinic in November 2009. I joined spark people at the end of July 2010 and since joining I have lost over 20 lb and come off 3 diabetic tablets. I am completely off Gliclazide and only take 2 Metformin now. I do cardio every day including walking aerobics dancing and yoga and strength train 3 times a week. I am also Hypothyroid and asthmatic with Hay fever. I hope to lose weight on this challenge and come off more meds.


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I can only agree with Littlewind53 on a diet that benefits everyone.
We are all susceptible to becoming Diabetic, and ignorance is no excuse!

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The diabetic way of eating is something that is advantageous to everyone, not just diabetics. So even if you, yourself, do not have diabetes, you can only benefit from a Diabetic lifestyle.

Welcome to the team.

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Good to see you here Ann! Always good to see good friends here!
You'll pick a lot on information up when this gets rolling.
The symptoms that you described could possibly make you "pre" diabetic, and so all of this will definitely benefit you!

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I don't have diagnosed diabetes, although have been tested several times, and had one of those portable testers that I had to use several times a day for about a week (OUCH!), but I do seem to be very sensitive to the effects of sugar (causes major cravings and complete lethargy / exhaustion). I also suffer terrible shakes, headaches and dizzyness if I don't eat regularly. I have read about something called syndrome X, symptoms seem to fit, but there's no test for it, and not a lot of real information about it.

So I'd love to come and oin the challenge as there are many things that I seem to have in common with those formally diagnosed with diabetes, if that's OK with youguys anyway. Especially learning what to eat and when, in conjunction with exercise.

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Hi, I'm Chris and am 49 years old.
I live near to Cambridge in England and suffer with type 2 Diabetes, which I have knowingly had for the last 3 years. I say knowingly as I may have had the symptoms for many years and like most people didn't recognise them!
I also have Cardio Myopathy (enlarged Heart) and Atrial Fibrillation (erratic Heart beat).
I found Sparkpeople 11 months ago and since lost 112lbs which has help all my ailments.
I attend the Gym 5-6 times a week and regularly burn 1,000-1,200 calories a session.
So, folks this weight loss can be achieved and a better lifestyle gained!
I wanted to join this team to pass on my experiences and trials in order to inspire, advise and support the fellow afflicted!
Together we will learn and together we will win!
Chris.

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