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    Diabetes: Journey of Self control

    Oct 23 /2019 I was diagnosed with diabetes. And before that with hypertension. I still have time to turn this around. Right now my A1C is 6.9. And on meds my blood pressure is 105/75.

    Monday night I am joining a diet support group. I want to lose 50 pounds by next Christmas.

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    Breakfast this morning: boiled egg , plain Greek yogurt with raspberries and almonds, tea with milk. Lunch: can of tuna and an avacado with onions and garlic and salad dressing with very low carbs and sugar.

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    Going to the movies tonight and can have exactly nothing. 😕

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    Ahh vic , sorry you have the worry of this , but you have dealt with everything else and I know you will deal with it . We can get diabetic sweets here and chocolate , cake etc ..so maybe you can look around for when you need a little treat like the cinema xx

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    You can do this and sorry to hear this news!

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    Tough diagnosis. But you can do it!! I had an aunt who was diabetic and she managed her diabetes very, very well with her diet. In fact, because of her, I thought being diabetic meant that you were skinny!

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    Originally Posted by ~Seraphim ~
    Breakfast this morning: boiled egg , plain Greek yogurt with raspberries and almonds, tea with milk. Lunch: can of tuna and an avacado with onions and garlic and salad dressing with very low carbs and sugar.
    This actually sounds absolutely delicious.

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    Originally Posted by ~Seraphim ~
    Going to the movies tonight and can have exactly nothing. 😕
    When I'm going to the movies, I don't have a carb at lunch or dinner and then I can have a medium popcorn and a diet drink and it won't affect my A1C or my random glucose test.

    Once you get an appointment with the diabetic clinic at your local hospital, they will show you where the bad eating habits have been by showing you how to eat healthy. I was shocked that 1/4 cup of rice was all I was suppose to be eating in one sitting. That white bread was the devils food and that one half of my plate should always be vegetables (two different colours). You'll naturally lose weight when you get a plate for yourself that is divided into three compartments with half the plate for veggies, and the other half split in two. One for your carb and one for your protein.

    Good luck, you can do it. When is your diabetic clinic appointment?

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    I have t2 diabetes and have had it for over 10 yrs. I take pills and insulin at night. My doc said if everyone ate the way people with diabetes should eat, we'd all be a lot healthier. He's right. Both my parents had it, so I would likely have ended up with it eventually.

    It's not a death sentence! Once you learn how to eat properly and make the adjustment to better/healthier foods you will be pleased with your results. I dont care at all that cake, pie, donuts etc are not on my list of things to eat. Doing it right sure beats the alternative.

    Yes I fall off the wagon every now and again, but I get back on the wagon right away. Make any kind of exercise a part of your life, I walk a lot. I have a step counter on my phone to help me.

    People always say - oh your poor thing! I dont let it get me down, I know I eat better than a lot of people do, and t2 makes me conscious of what I put in my mouth. I'm glad I dont feel like I miss all the sweet crap nobody really should be eating.

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    Originally Posted by pippy longstocking
    Ahh vic , sorry you have the worry of this , but you have dealt with everything else and I know you will deal with it . We can get diabetic sweets here and chocolate , cake etc ..so maybe you can look around for when you need a little treat like the cinema xx
    I snuck some almonds in my pocket .😉
    Nice to see you Pippy! How are you love ?

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