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Subject:  Re: Hello Date:  6/13/2007  3:26 PM
Author:  Fuskie Number:  1398 of 2843

Welcome to the board. You are in good company. It can be scary being told you have a degenerative disease for which there is no cure (yet) but once you get over the initial shock, there is a lot to look forward to. Not the daily pricking for your blood glucose testing, but life does not end because you are diabetic. It just becomes a little different.

Everyone's diabetes is a little different, how you process different kinds of foods, how your body maintains fat, and how react to exercise. The trick is to figure out how much of what kind of foods in combination with your exercise regimen works best to keep your blood sugars consistently under control. It does not mean giving up anything but does require that you do everything in moderation.

Right now your body is probably in shock (not a medical opinion), having experienced such a sudden change in diet, exercise and weight. Now the game begins to find out your bio-balance. Continue working with your doctor, a nutritionist, and even a fitness trainer who has experience working with diabetics. The best side effect of being diabetic is that it forces you to take better care of yourself, which puts you ahead of all those normal sloths.

Who had to explain to his fitness trainer that eliminating carbs all together from his diet was both unnecessary as a diabetic and would upset the delicate balance he has worked so hard to achieve...
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