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Diabetes (grrrrrr) Do You Also Have It?

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My doctor just called he's been running a bunch of tests and he wanted to let me know that I have diabetes. It's 6 at night so I think I found a good doctor here. I am off last weekends pity pot, I suspect gluten to be the culprit as I was sick today, but I am wondering how many of us have both celiac and diabetes? I see the diabetes educator at his office tommorrow and a nutritionist next week so I look forward to educating both on celiac while they educate me on diabetes. I guess I better eat my strawberries tonight before I learn I can't have them tommorrow. :angry:

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Exercise is supposed to be a big help in helping to manage diabetes--is that an option for you? Did the doctor happen to mention if you are "borderline" or fairly severe?

You've had such a tough week--I hope things improve!

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Exercise is supposed to be a big help in helping to manage diabetes--is that an option for you? Did the doctor happen to mention if you are "borderline" or fairly severe?

You've had such a tough week--I hope things improve!

Hi, fortunately I have a yard and an obsession with gardening. And I am working on resolving the other issues that have kept me from doing things like bike riding. I didn't realize exercise could help. The doctor did say that I should be able to control it for now with diet and don't need insulin.....yet. I spent awhile doing a 'paleo' type diet and eat limited carbs anyway but I think I am going to really miss fruit. I am hopeful though cause when the sugar is normal maybe I won't wake up 5 times a night to pee and he also said that could be why I am sooooo very tired lately. Well another day another intolerance :huh:

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it really depends on how severe the diabetes is. you may not have to give up fruit, you may have to moderate it though, and reduce how much fruit you eat and select the lower sugar fruits. (berries are a good one, however! bananas - particularly very ripe ones - may be out, though.)

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I developed steroid-induced diabetes when I was on large amounts of prednisone. (It went away when I stopped the prednisone.) Exercise was key in keeping me off insulin. I tried to go for a 20 minute walk after every meal where I ate a significant amount of carbs. I also checked my blood sugar 3x a day and would walk if it was too high. My doctor said I controlled it really well.

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I was dx with pre-diabetes (120 and diabetes starts at 125) about 1 1/2 years ago. I have given up all sugar except for carbs which I limit and the occasional cookie treats I buy for myself which I eat in moderation. I did this because I noticed when I had too many carbs or ANY sugar, my body reacted, a lot - a moderate dose of sugar foods would actually make me fall asleep, in the middle of a sentence - almost but not quite pass out.

The dietician said I eat much fewer carbs than I am allowed - however, I notice a problem when I eat just carbs for a snack and don't include protein. All my meals are balanced with meat/protein, veggies, carbs.

A work buddy of mine has diabetes and he eats fruit, in moderation. I can't have much fruit due to a yeast intolerance. He also has more carbs than I do on a daily basis.

Exercise should be a part of our daily life (although I wimp out when it gets really cold) and it does help with insullin (sp?) levels in the body.

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