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  • Things I didn't expect - After I turned 40!

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    3 posts, 3 voices, 921 views, started Mar 16, 2014

    Posted on Sunday, March 16, 2014 by Platinumvip

    • Amethyst

      All throughout my teens, young adult and life after 40, I never expected to receive a diagnoses of type 2 Diabete’s, even though many members of my family had.

      I thought I’d been eating “right” (whatever that meant) because they were foods that my family all ate; culturally.

      I’d bloomed to a whopping 220 lbs at my heaviest weight, and never realized that my health had began spinning out of control. At 5ft 2inches and a name (Paula) that means “small“, how had I allowed myself to become “obese” and now “Unhealthy?” - (I never thought it would happen to me)

      But was I a fighter, or a complainer?

      I’m a fighter. I chose to declare war on Type 2 Diabetes. (even before I knew I was also affected)

      I began to study Health, Wellness, Fitness & Nutrition and established a student group on my college group, as an Alliance. Hence...(HWFNA) So that others can learn how to be healthy.

      I want to network with others to spread the word about winning against this disease that is effecting people and changing lives.

      Join me in spreading the Word!

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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Mar 20, 2014
        • I commend you for choosing to combat Diabetes. I am just about finished with nursing school and have plans to work in endocrinology some day as a diabetes educator. So, this is near and dear to my heart. I recommend spending time on the american diabetes website. So much great information there. You didn’t say if you are using insulin, diet, or oral meds to manage diabetes. In any case, testing blood sugar regularly is important. Blood sugar that is too high circulates in the vascular system and becomes sticky, leading to sclerosis. Insulin, whether made in our pancreas or provide exogenously, is the key that allows the circulating sugar to get in the cells to be used for energy.  

          I wish you well in your endeavors. Diabetes is very manageable if one is diligent about it, which it sounds like you are!

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          Mzd3 wrote Mar 20, 2014
        • This runs in my hubby’s family and he has it now too. He controls it with diet, pills, and. Physical activity.

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