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8/27/20 5:03 P

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To SHIRLZ_19841: I am sorry to hear about your experience. That must have been very scary for all of you! The best thing I can suggest is a whole food (real food) diet, little (or no) processed foods, no sugar. It has changed a lot of people's lives and makes a huge difference in diabetes. Lots of vegetables, with fruits, unprocessed meat (meaning no meat with added sugar), healthy fats, and unrefined grains. It's a healthy lifestyle and easy to get into after you get used to it. I wish you and your family the best!

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3/9/20 9:05 P

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My local hospitals have diabetes classes and support groups... did you ask at yours?

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3/9/20 10:29 A

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Hello All - I am new to the Spark Community; I am not new to nutrition and exercise.
The reason for my post - is to inquire about newly diagnosis - particularly DIABETES.
Last week, we rushed my hubby into the ER with glucose levels above 40 (400 in the USA) - he had begun losing sight and we feared his other organs could have suffered damage too.
The doctors and nurses started immediately teaching us of the disease, the complications, the risks, and everything in-between... Needless to say ALOT of information in a LITTLE time... I tried my best to absorb and comprehend all of it.
With a little knowledge on the disease, as I had gestational diabetes with my youngest, I knew that I had to take the right steps to get my family back on a healthy track...
We have already started eating better and incorporating more exercise into our days - and I am hopeful that we can adopt this new lifestyle, in its entirety...
My husband has since lowered his glucose levels to around 11 (or 110 in USA) - and has already accepted the challenge of changing his diet and his exercise routine.
This is a scary adventure for anyone to endure - I am looking for a support group; information group; or other regarding Diabetes / Family Support etc...


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