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Diabetes and IBS

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Today my dr. told me i have IBS and to do the fatmap diet. Its basically lactose free and high fibre, gluten free. With my diabetes , i feel overwhelmed. I am 63 yrs young and need to lose 50 lbs. Seems all my life i have been on some type of diet, feeling a bit sorry for myself tonight.
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  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. You have to make you #1 and tell yourself that you are worth it. And remember you didn't gain the weight overnight and you won't lose it overnight. It takes time, determination, motivation and support. You can get it all right here! If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of anyone else. If I can help in anyway, feel free to reach out to me! You can do it! We are here to help! Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon
    141 days ago
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    I have IBS also! Your doctor gave you helpful info. Mine just said 'live with it!' That's why I joined SP. I am currently trying to figure out do I go that route or Keto or what! My blogs basically I am focusing in on doing something new once a day for a year. I believe my IBS is emotional also so stepping out and doing something new that is fun and silly I am hoping will help me emotionally to help my IBS !
    Good Luck!
    141 days ago
    Dont be discouraged. I have the start of diabetes too and this app has helped me so much. I like how they give points out for self care activities like drinking water and reading articles. Plus the nutrition tracker is awesome
    141 days ago
    Sorry for the bad news you received & you feeling low. But, you’ve made a great first step in joining Sparks. I tried several apps & on my own. Was pretty dismal. Sparks offers SO MANY things to help! Have fun checking things out. You can do this!
    141 days ago
    Welcome to SparkPeople! There is a lot of information on this site. I've been here a little over 3 mths. and have learned a lot and am still learning. Just take on step at a time, feel your way around the site. I do suggest using the nutritional app. to track your food, it helps keep you accountable on your input of calories, carbs, fats etc. I too have diabetes, fatty liver among other conditions....I know what you mean about feeling sorry for ourselves, but we got to work the best we can to get back to a healthy us. One step at a time will eventually get you to where you want to be. Never give up .... emoticon
    141 days ago
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