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How's this for an interesting thought:  many believe that a weight gain kicks in diabetes...BUT...it is possible that you gain weight because you're developing diabetes.  The diabetes may actually start first and cause you to overeat.  Interesting theory.

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How's this for an interesting thought:  many believe that a weight gain kicks in diabetes...BUT...it is possible that you gain weight because you're developing diabetes.  The diabetes may actually start first and cause you to overeat.  Interesting theory.
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That is VERY interesting!! When the NP told me to stop eating so many sweets, and I hadn't been, I did notice over the next year or two a craving for sugary things, and a physical hunger that just was almost unstoppable. After my diagnosis by my doctor, when I visited my CDE, I asked about that. She said that my body wasn't processing the sugars because it couldn't, so it was prompting me to eat so that it could get them....and it was causing a craving for sweets because they were so sugary. So that would seem to be an antecdotal support for what you are saying. Thanks!!!


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 Thanks for sharing Mary!  Very good message.  So true, so true.  Unfortunately for me it was my late Grandmother/late Uncle on opposite sides that had diabetes.  I too was dx later in life, fat?  Maybe 20#'s over....DUH!  I don't know if you know, but my story is.......I went in for back pain (wound up having a spinal fusion 2002), 1995, and came out having diabetes with my numbers obvious being high. No, I don't know what they were, was just shocked and didn't ask. Didn't really know much about it because years later AFTER my mom died I was told of them and Uncle past on a few years ago with complications. She, my doctor, had called me that same NIGHT at 10p , I thought it was the next night..no, same night, and my friend and her sons were over, made a great dessert, and was deciding later at that time if we wanted to order pizza.  WOW!  Needless to say I was stunned and didn't feel like eating.  No, guys were getting rambunctious so we called it an evening.  CLINK - Paula

Janis!  Do, or how do you go by a persons weight to decide how many carbs that person needs?  Yes, both my sons and ones girlfriend would like to know.  I don't do calories, just carbs per meal and snack.  I was reading  again, through your book and thought I saw it somewhere, but I think that was for insulin and carbs.  Speaking of book...when is your new book coming out sweetie?

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Hi Paula,

My book should be out sometime in the Spring.  I'm finishing it now.  I also started my third book, which will be out next Fall.

 

Yes, we determine the amout of carbs that a person needs based on their weight and weight loss goals.  If you whisper your weight to me, I'll tell you what the American Diabetes Association recommends.  Some folks believe that the ADA carb levels are a bit too high.  You'll have to decide that on your own by checking your blood sugar level and adjusting your intake to keep your BS level in your target range.

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 Thanks Janis!  I emailed you and really appreciate it.   CLINK - Paula


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 Thanks for sharing Mary!  Very good message.  So true, so true.  Unfortunately for me it was my late Grandmother/late Uncle on opposite sides that had diabetes.  I too was dx later in life, fat?  Maybe 20#'s over....DUH!  I don't know if you know, but my story is.......I went in for back pain (wound up having a spinal fusion 2002), 1995, and came out having diabetes with my numbers obvious being high. No, I don't know what they were, was just shocked and didn't ask.  CLINK - Paula


Thanks Paula! I could only wish that I was about 20 lbs overweight! I didn't know your story about your back and how you were diagnosed. It must have been a really upsetting time for you. I had to go in 13 years ago for a complete hysterectomy because they thought I possibly had ovarian cancer (it wasn't, praise God!) in addition to some other things......long story short is that when I woke up from the surgery, my blood pressure had gone up high and never came back down to normal levels. The doctor didn't believe that the surgery had caused it, but she also knew that it was in the normal range before the surgery. As for diabetes, I think I read somewhere that diabetics can have problems with their blood sugar levels during surgery. I'm not sure, but think that's what the article said.


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 Mary!  Yes, bs raise during surgery.  One nurse came at me with a needle and I asked her what was that for?  She said insulin.  I told her I don't take insulin and I have my pills here to take.  She said they had to keep it regulated.  I'm so glad it wasn't cancer sweetie.   CLINK - Paula  Oops.....that was then with 20#s over.  Now?  Love you byeeee!


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 Mary!  Yes, bs raise during surgery.  One nurse came at me with a needle and I asked her what was that for?  She said insulin.  I told her I don't take insulin and I have my pills here to take.  She said they had to keep it regulated.  I'm so glad it wasn't cancer sweetie.    CLINK - Paula  Oops.....that was then with 20#s over.  Now?  Love you byeeee!


Thanks, Paula! Now THAT would have been scary!!!


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 Janis, did you ever look over the Counting Carbs List that I sent to you?   What did you think about that?  I believe that you did say that you got it.  LUM  CLINK! CLINK! CLINK!   FUN AND LAUGHTER - Sharon


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 Janis, when your new book comes out are you going to have it on your home page like "The Secrets of Living and Loving with Diabetes"?  Just wondering - Inquiring minds want to know  lol  By the way, I will buy it - just wanted you to know that.  LUM

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 OK Janis, you know that I am now wearing my medic alert bracelet.  It does say diabetic on the back of it.  How necessary is it  really to have more informatioin on it.  I mean, if I am incompasitated the first thing Paramedics will do is look at my wrist and test me to see if I am high or low and treat me accordingly.  So is it really necessary to have T2, dr. name and phone#, my name and phone#?  LUM 

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 OK Janis, you know that I am now wearing my medic alert bracelet.  It does say diabetic on the back of it.  How necessary is it  really to have more informatioin on it.  I mean, if I am incompasitated the first thing Paramedics will do is look at my wrist and test me to see if I am high or low and treat me accordingly.  So is it really necessary to have T2, dr. name and phone#, my name and phone#?  LUM 
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All of mine are through Medic Alert, so they carry info as to all of my conditions along with a member number. If paramedics contact them, they have all of my info, including what drugs I take and how much and how often, my name and emergency contacts, and my doctor's name and contact info. They'll know pretty much all they need to know to get treatment started...they'll know who I am in case I'm separated from my purse with it's ID....they'll know how to contact my hubby and daughter so they can come to wherever I will be...and they'll know how to contact my doctor so that he can fill in the gaps and be included in determining my medical care because he knows me better than they do.

I've been tempted to buy that pretty blue one from a site that someone shared with us, but have been mulling over what info to put on it other than my name and home phone, and diabetes, etc. When I ordered my Medic Alert jewelry, they just put diabetes so that I don't have to buy a new one in case I go from diet & exercise to meds of some kind. When paramedics get the info from Medic Alert, it tells them T2 and the diet & exercise.


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Pastormathka!  Welcome, and like Mary, I too would like to see you visit more often.  I love it here and I think I can speak for others.  We do take our diabetes serious, and Janis came up with this post and you can see how we ran with.......silly at times?  You bet!  I too enjoy rubber stamping, but got into Sizzix die cuts and I am hooked on them.  http://www.sizzix.com and you'll see what I'm talking about!  CLINK - Paula   Have a nice WARM day! 


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 Janis, did you ever look over the Counting Carbs List that I sent to you?   What did you think about that?  I believe that you did say that you got it.  LUM  CLINK! CLINK! CLINK!   FUN AND LAUGHTER - Sharon

 

Hi Sharon,

Yes, I finally got a chance to look it over.  It is a nice, simple list that works well.  Thanks for sharing it.

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 OK Janis, you know that I am now wearing my medic alert bracelet.  It does say diabetic on the back of it.  How necessary is it  really to have more informatioin on it.  I mean, if I am incompasitated the first thing Paramedics will do is look at my wrist and test me to see if I am high or low and treat me accordingly.  So is it really necessary to have T2, dr. name and phone#, my name and phone#?  LUM 

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Just saying "diabetes" is fine.  It will help you the proper medical attention in an emergency.

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