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Hello May - Roll Call!
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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!!!!!!!

Haylen
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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:
www.mybearyspecial.blogspot.com


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

Blessings,

Dave
 
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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!
 
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DavidHueben responded:
Hello frim Overland Park, Kansas. Have a good month.

David
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




 
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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.

Blessings,

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

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
 
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mhall6252 responded:
Hi from Salem, NH! Went to Fenway Park with my son last night - awesome!!!
Michelle
Diabetic since 5/2001
Follow my journey at www.mch-breastcancer.blogspot.com
Smile and the world smiles with you.
 
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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?

Haylen
 
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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.
 
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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?

Haylen
 
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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.
 
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to betatoo's response:
Your pottery projects sound lovely - will you be posting photos on your blog?

H

p.s. You built a computer?!?!
 
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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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