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    Hello May - Roll Call!
    Haylen_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Well, it's almost May, a few hours away.

    Let's check in and see who is here:

    I'm Haylen, the community moderator. I live in Los Angeles with my husband of 10 years and my daughters ages 3 and 7.

    Anyone else want to pop in and say hey? Lurkers welcome!!!!!!!

    Debsbears responded:
    Hi I'm Deb. I live alone on the Fox River in Waukesha, WI.

    I was dx'd with T-2 in Oct. 2007, with hard work my Dr and I put it in remission in March of 2010. I am still a diabetic just working hard at keeping it at bay with out meds.
    I shall wait upon the Lord and renew my strength.
    Come follow my life's journey at:

    davedsel57 responded:
    Popping in and saying "hey".
    Click on my user name or avatar picture to read my story.


    Phototaker123 responded:
    Hi All & Haylen,
    I'm a now retired schoolteacher who has Diabetes II. I used no medicine for around four years now. Just recently, I started Metformin, 500 mg. I struggle with keeping my numbers in tow, much more now than before. I was just on prednisone recently for a pinched nerve, and it sent my numbers up into the 200's for a few days. It took days after that to come down again. Exercise doesn't bring my numbers down right away, but up. I have to wait a few hours for them to come down, not like others here. I'm now trying to eat "after" I exercise. Today was the first time I tried that.
    I exercise doing UJam 4 to 5 days a week for around 45 min. to an hour. I also do swim aerobics once a week, hike when doing photo shoots, and ballroom and other dancing on weekends at times.
    I volunteer in my girlfriend's classroom, taking her 2nd graders to another room to work. She keeps the first graders and works with them. I love to travel, and have more time to do that now! My passion is photography, and I'm constantly working on my skills with photo taking. As you can tell, I also love to dance.
    Welcome newcomers!
    DavidHueben responded:
    Hello frim Overland Park, Kansas. Have a good month.

    We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.

    - Winston S. Churchill

    davedsel57 responded:
    Thought I would also wish everyone a Happy May Day.

    Praying we all have a Marvelous May.
    Click on my user name or avatar picture to read my story.


    laura2gemini2 responded:
    Hey from Columbus Ohio. (We're all high in the middle, and round at both ends )
    Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to davedsel57's response:

    I rarely get headaches and woke up with a whopper today - your flowers took the frown off my face!

    Time to google "home headache remedies" in my favorite website
    mhall6252 responded:
    Hi from Salem, NH! Went to Fenway Park with my son last night - awesome!!!
    Diabetic since 5/2001
    Follow my journey at
    Smile and the world smiles with you.
    Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to Phototaker123's response:
    Photo - you have an interesting way of being "retired" - I love it!

    You need to put up a profile pic of one of your photos - please?

    betatoo responded:
    Hi from Central PA,
    I have also signed on as betaquartz, but have problems with the sign in.
    I was diagnosed in 2009, a month before retirement, and stick to a strict diet-starch intolerant. I exercise on a regular basis, and have become the incredible shrinking man as a result. I was originally at a 34 inch waist and 167-170 at time of dx. Now 150-155 with a 30 inch waist. All on 5'9". I am not on medication, and following my Dr. orders do not eat white, except cauliflower, and do not test. Last A1C was 5.9,

    Have great day.
    Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to betatoo's response:
    Hi beta!

    "Do not eat white" - that sounds like a good plan. No mayo or ranch dressing then, huh?

    How is pottery going? Do you have any new projects?

    betatoo replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
    Even though I know you are messing with me, I have dropped most of the mayo in favor of lower sugar Salad dressing, Ranch is still a staple as it usually has very little sugars. Strange how a lot of vinaigrettes have sugar in them. Caesar is one of my favorites.

    Pottery-just finishing up an order of chalices and patens for graduations, and working on some bowls for the "Open bowl" thing at the school district I used to teach in. I am also doing urns for my wife and myself and a few other people that have asked. This summer several lamps have to be made, and chalices and patens for next year hopefully. I am also doing a some pots for some shows next year.

    I built myself a new computer this winter and am building a desk for it downstairs before I install it into the present position. New one is state of the art, and will allow me to play more with the 3D programs I love.

    Through all of this the continuation of diet and exercise are on the top of my list. I am interested in beating this disease for the rest of my life-hopefully many more years.
    Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to betatoo's response:
    Your pottery projects sound lovely - will you be posting photos on your blog?


    p.s. You built a computer?!?!
    betatoo replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
    Next load I will post as it comes from the kiln.

    Yes, I had never done it before, so decided to try it out. bought most of the parts from newegg, including a case, SSD drive, HD drive, processor etc. Put it together in 2 evenings and had it up and running. Really easy, there are a lot of sites out there that help you with building one.

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