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Tips and ideas to eat well, exercise and live healthy while managing diabetes.

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Keep Mind & Body Focused Away from Food

I had to radically alter my diet and eating habits to manage diabetes without meds. I was a habitual muncher and consoled myself with food when I was worried, upset, hurt, or even angry. No more. Now I keep my mind focused on anything besides the next bite of food, and stay in motion as much as poss...

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Don't give up!

Read as much as you can to learn all you need to know. It's a combination of diet, exercise and meds to keep your body healthy. They say 90% diet and 10% exercise... I am just learning how to exercise with diabetes, I was afraid to even go for a walk. Before I started the insulin, I would go out ...

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Medication is less

For 3 years I have been on the same amount of Metformin as the day I was told I was a type 2 diabetes . After losing 116 pounds, I finally got my meds cut in half! I didn't start Sparks until I had lost 39 pounds and I didn't really use it except to get recipes. Now I'm down 116 pounds and my docto...

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Being in Ketosis

Ketosis occurs when your body burns fat for fuel instead of carbs. As a type 2 diabetic I had been on insulin for 14 years. Once I quit living the lie that the body needs carbs and adopted a ketogenic diet high in healthy fats with some protein and no added carbs I was able to lose over 30 lbs in ...

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Its Not over till the Fat Lady Sings..

Do you remember this stupid Saying....? Well I know and so do you that this is a crazy saying and pops up at anytime.. It has been classified as a proverb. It means that one should not presume to know the outcome of an event which is still in progress.... It is also a phrase that people use for a Op...

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No Diabetic Meds

LOW CARB. I can't say low carb enough. I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in August 2014. I was 53 years old. I weighed 273 pounds. The heaviest I have EVER been. I have been "heavy" most of my life. I have been off of Metformin for a year now, and off of blood pressure and cholesterol medi...

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No More Novolog !

I went to the doctor for my 3mo, A1c check. He said that it looked really good . I told him that the Novolog had been been bring my bs down to really low reading . And after adjusting the dosage several times he recommended I stop taking it to see how it would do. I still take the Lantius at night b...

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