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An_202432 posted:
Hello:
I went to the hospital 2 weeks ago for another problem, had my blood tested and found out it was 762, I was told by the doctor on duty, that if I had went to sleep anytime that day, I would probably never have woke up. I did not realize I had diabetes but for me it was a wake up call that I will never forget. Thanks to my fiance we are both on the diabetes diet and both exercise now more than ever.
I urge all of you to get your blood check and take care of yourself.
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betaquartz responded:
I hope you realize that this a lifetime commitment. I hope that you have also followed up with a Dr. visit and an A1C blood test. That would really help you know more about the extent of your blood sugar problem.
 
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krhudson responded:
WOW Anon, that had to be a scary thing. As long as you get an hour of exercise a day and I mean vigorous such as treadmill or bike or stepper and do some weight bearing if you can, you should be fine if the diet is also exact. I lost 23 pounds just by taking a small dinner plate and splitting it 3 ways. 1/3 lean protein, 1/3 veggies and last 1/3 moderate fresh fruit. I eat a lot of salad. I stay away from all the bad carbs such as pizza, pasta. white rice and bread. I may have a couple of baby red potatoes since they metabolize more slowly, otherwise no potatoes.

For snacks I have 1/2 low sugar/ low fat yogurt only before working out, Trader Joes mixed nuts with dried cranberries (only a few) and Safeway/Vons Lacy swiss cheese at the deli since it is low fat and low sodium.

For breakfast, 1/3 cup plain Quaker oatmeal and a Morning Star veggie sausage pattie for the protein. Be sure and add protein when you eat carbs since they work well together. If not your blood sugar could elevate more than you thought it would.

Always test 2 hours after any food just to see how the body did with it. What works for some will not work well for others.

What are you doing now about the exercise. I am glad you are doing it now! What foods do you seem to eat now? How about meds? Are you on oral meds? Or type 2 on insulin?

I am so glad you are adapting. It really is the way we all should have taken care of ourselves to begin with. Nothing like a little nudge right

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krhudson replied to krhudson's response:
oops. a couple question marks missing. Nothing like a little nudge right?

What are you doing about the exercise?

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