Darkazana
Joined December 2014
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Weight History

Start Weight
149.9 lb
Lost so far: 28.7 lb

Current Weight
121.3 lb
Performance: Steady

Goal Weight
116.8 lb
Still to go: 4.4 lb
I'm Deborah, I joined FS when I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last November. I have managed with the help of FS food diary to bring my sugar levels down to normal and to lose 2 stone in the process, so that I am now just under 9 stone, less than when I had my last baby over 25 years ago, so I am quite proud of that achievement. I would like to share my success by helping others to beat this disease with encouragement and support.

I now feel fitter and better than I have done for years (though I didn't know that at the time!)

My aim now is to keep my blood sugar levels normal by continuing to follow a well balanced diet and to maintain my fitness levels.
The first is easy...I am a qualified cook (probably my downfall in the first place) the second is more tricky but I find I now feel guilty if I don't get my 6000 steps a day, helped by my Fitbit, a gift from my very understanding husband. So if I'm not power walking around the woods (I love trees and being in woods) or practising yoga (I love the tranquillity this brings) then I am beating up my treadmill when I am at home (we work away in the summer as assistants for the Caravan Club)

And when I am not doing any of the above I knit, I tapestry, I grow herbs and practise aromatherapy, reiki and other spiritual stuff like that, trying to bring healing where I can, as I believe you should always put something back into the world.

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cals: 360kcal | fat: 1.76g | carbs: 72.75g | prot: 15.92g
Spicy Bean & Vegetable Stew
Tasty vegan stew of vegetables and pulses cooked in the slow cooker.
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Oatmeal sure spiked my blood sugar!
Try using almond milk instead of cows milk, it doesn't contain lactose and is not bad (much better than soya too) And try adding cinnamon to the oats. Cinnamon is known to bring sugar levels down. I think the honey will be the main culprit in your sugar rushes it just absorbs into the system too quickly. Much as I love it I have had to take it out of my diet completely.
Bacon eggs tomato and mushrooms are a good breakfast but you should remove all fat as fat is just as bad for diabetics as sugar. it clogs up the muscle cells so that the sugar cannot get there to provide energy so it gets sent to be stored in your kidneys and liver.

Watch how much coffee you drink too, try to replace some of it with water, much better to help with the digestion, especially if you have a glass about half an hour before a meal.

posted 08 Aug 2015, 17:02
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Hi I have been there too. It's so horrible to feel out of control of your body, but you will get beyond this point. The first thing I did was to read everything I could about diabetes and came across a book called The Reverse Diabetes Diet (check it out on Amazon). This book really inspired me, though I have not become Vegan as it ultimately suggests, and the recipes that I have used from it are tasty too. It's a great starting point and I have been losing weight steadily by following its advice and exercise. I use this site to keep an eye on my nutrient intake and to do the challenges which are great fun.
My husband got me a Fitbit for Christmas, which has also been a great help as my doctor told me I should be aiming at 6000 steps a day minimum and this is a great bit of kit for counting the steps, plus all its other little bonuses.
So far I am not on meds and aim to keep it that way, it is doable.

Hang on in there we are all here to support each other.
posted 09 Feb 2015, 01:46
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