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    June 16, 2011

     

    Hello Angels, 

    2 months ago i wasn't feeling well and after doing a blood test it came out that i have diabetes. In the beginning it was kind of a scare and i didn't know what to do or think. I started looking for information online, but that kinda confused me even more. At the moment, i found my balance with my blood sugar and choices i have to make concerning eating. But i still feel like i don't know enough. A few times i was wondering if there might be Angels out there that also have diabetes and maybe want to share their experience with me, don't have to be on the board could also be private.

    Thank you for your time, 

    Much Love

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FantasySongz's picture
on Jun 16, 2011 - 12:59AM

 

Hello Angels, 

2 months ago i wasn't feeling well and after doing a blood test it came out that i have diabetes. In the beginning it was kind of a scare and i didn't know what to do or think. I started looking for information online, but that kinda confused me even more. At the moment, i found my balance with my blood sugar and choices i have to make concerning eating. But i still feel like i don't know enough. A few times i was wondering if there might be Angels out there that also have diabetes and maybe want to share their experience with me, don't have to be on the board could also be private.

Thank you for your time, 

Much Love

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Numba1Hon's picture

I made a mistake about the AIR TIME. It's airing at 7 p.m. on 6/28 and at 8 p.m 7/4 on FIOS. Yall check the dates for your own cable stations. It might be different.

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@FantasySongz. Thanks. I am glad you are doing well. If you find anything new let me know. You can put it on my profile. I will do the same. You ain't lying about Trey's performance last night. OMG, that was the most exciting part of the whole show. I was mad as hell because my DVD space ran out right before Trey came on. I was fumbling to put in another DVD, but had to stop and sit and enjoy the show. Lucky thing it's airing again on Tue. 6/28 and 7/4 at 8 p.m. on FIOS. Yall check for the dates on you own cable stations because it might be different. I hope they post the performance on here or on BET.

FantasySongz's picture

Thanx for all the replies. I'm getting a long much better with following up with eating the right food and exercising. I do sometimes crave for some fast food but i tell myself that it's not the best thing to do. Thanx Numba1Hon for the link that helped a lot reading that article and another link i found on that website. The doctor told me that i can cut down on my medication seeing that my blood sugar is in balance now and i exercise enough. But that performance that Trey gave last nite at the BET Awards made my sugar go sky high lol :)

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I work in retail pharmacy. I have found out that so many African Americans do take care of themselves not staying in compliance with maintenances medication until we start feeling bad. Just choose healthy choices when it comes to eating, exercise, take ur medication gurly!!! You will be fine..... Take care

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I talked to a person from the Food and Drug Admin today and she told me that artificial oils are causing diabetes. I found this article about it. Please read this post it is very important. Diabetes is the main epidemic of the century. African Americans suffer from it the most.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Trans-Fat-Causes-Diabetes-and-Trans-Fat-Makes-...

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Excess body fat is the primary risk factor for diabetes more so than your weight. Skinny people can have too much body fat too. When fat cells (especially those around your abdomen) become full of fat, they secrete products that damage your body's sugar control mechanisms. The effect is less ability of insulin to open the cell walls, and the development of inflammation and arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). So reducing body fat is very important. Eating in moderation from all of the food groups is very important, but be careful because some sweets and other carbs, and some fats and oils are not as healthy as others and can lead to more body fat or failure to lose fat as well as other problems. You will need to read to find out which foods are healthier. For instance if you want maple syrup, maple flavored syrup made from the Agave plant is better because it is low glycemic. You don't have to deny yourself everything. You just have to eat smarter. It is a good idea to purchase some good books in your local healthfood store.

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you can call me if yuh ever need support, ima gr8 listener _no creaper_ lol 2488185241

Essence711's picture

@FantasySongz
Yes, seeing blurry is a sure sign that your blood sugar is too high. If you start to feel woozy and start to shake, then that's a sign that your blood sugar is too low.
Thank you, Numba1Hon for your info. You're 100% right. Knowing what foods to eat or avoid and folloiwng a proper exercise regime definitely keeps you in control of type two diabetes.
I try hard not to cheat. Like you've been told, Fantasysongz, I was told that I should continue to eat from each of the food groups, including the sweets, fats and oils, but do so in moderation.
When I say that I cheat, I mean that I overdo it with the starchy foods. I had to stop going to my favorite soul food restaurant, and that just kills me! I'm from New York and the soulfood places up here are NASTY. If your mom or grandma can cook, that's the only way you can get a decent soul food meal up here, for real. I found this one place out here in the Bronx that I LOVE though, but when I go there, I get the all you can eat buffet and let me tell you, you can go in there happy, and leave out on a stretcher! I can't go in there anymore. SMH.

Numba1Hon's picture

Also mustard and real cinnamon in your food are supposed to help prevent an overload of insulin by decreasing the amount of sugar released at once.

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(Cont’d.) If you absolutely have to have rice, get Basmati rice preferably brown. It has less starch and tastes better than regular rice. A rice cooker makes it easier to cook. Do not eat white rice, or white potatoes and most processed foods. Find real sweet potatoes not yams. Real sweet potatoes don't have a lot of starch. Seriously limit juices and certain fruit, sweets, especially soda and any food with too many carbs. READ LABELS and don't be tricked. Many food labels are designed to mislead you into thinking you are buying something healthy. It is usually bullshit. Food is the main drug of this decade (probably the last two decades). The food producers and restaurants know it and are taking our money. Try to eat smaller portions more times per day.

If you lose a sufficient amount of weight and excess body fat and exercise, you can reverse diabetes II. The added bonus is you will look and feel better, your clothes will fit better, your sex drive will increase, you will be mentally sharper, etc. Pray and/or say affirmations for willpower and I hope whatever you do you are successful.

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It can be reversed. Pray and/or say affirmations for willpower. I was borderline, lost 10 lbs., changed the way I eat, exercised and my blood work went back to normal. Discovered the GLYCEMIC index and glycemic load. Learned that certain foods get into your bloodstream too fast and cause your body to produce an overload of insulin. Too much insulin and your body becomes insulin resistant meaning the insulin can not open the cell walls so that your body can obtain nutrition. Therefore you eat more starches and/or sweets trying to get the nutrition. The excess insulin in your bloodstream acts like glass shards and damages your blood vessels and internal organs. Too much fat in the diet and too much body fat is also a contributing factor. Too much sodium makes it worse and can contribute to hypertension which makes the insulin problem more serious. Exercise helps the insulin open the cell walls to receive nutrition. Think whole grains, poultry without skin, lean meat or no meat, less starchy vegetables, and more water, fresh fruit, and nuts, cut back on greasy and fried foods. Not all vegetables and fruit are that safe as others.

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First of all thanks for replying back.

@Essence711 Thank you for sharing your story. I do think of sometimes cheating on my diet, especially when i have the urge for sweets or junk food. I do sometimes eat one piece of kfc, but i notice i have to stay away from the soda's i was never a real soda drinker, but when buying fast food i used to take it. Now when i drink soda it makes me feel sick, my blood sugar doesn't go up though. The doctor did say that i could eat anything that i want just don't over do it and make better choices, like instead of white rice choose for brown rice and the same with pasta and it does help. I also started exercising and that helps a lot 2, i'm doing zumba and that's a good workout for me because it's fun and i like to dance. When they play bottoms up and say aah i do even better lol. Do you also see blurry sometimes? I had that in the beginning and even had to wear glasses for awhile till i had my blood sugar in balance.

@cara2012 Thanks Angel that's very sweet, appreciate that.

@Michelle Belle Yes i do keep focus on my diet and exercise and indeed finding a partner would make it a lot easier, because you can help and support each other.

Essence711's picture

I have diabetes. I was diagnosed earlier this year. I wasn't totally surprised when I found out I have it. I had gestational diabetes and I was told that I could get it (diabetes) again later on in life. I'm surprised that it came back so soon.
I'll admit that I cheat on my diet all of the time. Sometimes I pay for it in the worst way too. I've had to go to the hospital twice to have fluids administered to help bring down my blood sugar.
Just as recent as last week, I've decided to take my condition more seriously and I've been watching what I eat and exercising more.
It sucks having diabetes, but it can be controlled. It just takes a lot of will power.

cara2012's picture

don't have diabetes but will pray for you and if you need any support you can contact me personally

hpcmichelle@msn.com's picture

Hi Angel, this is a great topic of discussion for all I myself don't have diabetes but many of family members do. I know one of the main factors to focus on is your diet and exercise which I know is easier said than done.You have to take responsibility and find a partner it makes it a lot easier for partners to set goals and keep tabs.Best of luck to you and hopefully another Angel sister will partner with you.

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