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3 days ago · My first A1C since diagnosis 3 months ago!! in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Have you tried compression socks? Do they work for foot pain? I have some pain but has been much relieved by loosing a few pounds. I cannot use compression socks because of Fibromuscular Dysplasia. Something to try.

5 days ago · My first A1C since diagnosis 3 months ago!! in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Carol, my prayers are for you and the pain in your feet. I have NEVER cut out foods that I like to eat. I have eliminated alot of bread products and added veggies to the meat instead. The holidays are going to be a challenge. Especially if you work and the "goodies" are always there. Always have snacks that you CAN have and enjoy so you're not depriving yourself. We can only take one day at a time. Yesterday doesn't count anymore. Tomorrow doesn't need to be worried about. We do what we can TODAY. If I mess up, I acknowledge it and ask God to help me do better. Watch what you are doing and how much snacking you do. I've found that most of mine is done in front of the TV. So now the TV needs to stay off. It seems like it's sending messages to me to eat and be hungry. Blessings to you.

5 days ago · My first A1C since diagnosis 3 months ago!! in Diabetes/Endocrine System

JK, just search Grow Young fitness. All DVD's are listed there. He's always adding new ones. He even has one on boxing. His starter pack (1 dvd) has foundation, cardio, core, balance, yoga exercises all in one dvd. You can also check out "classical stretch by Essentrics" Miranda Esmonde-White is the instructor. The one I have is on Posture and Pain-Relief. It is all standing. Hers are Yoga type exercises. You may have to have additional equipment for her exercises. Public Television always has a presentation by her during their fundraising. She really knows what she does. However, in any case, we do have to put the disc in the machine and do the exercises!!! lol

5 days ago · My first A1C since diagnosis 3 months ago!! in Diabetes/Endocrine System

That's great to know!! They also have stretching and chair exercises on public TV in Iowa.

5 days ago · My first A1C since diagnosis 3 months ago!! in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Carol, you have close to two months to get on track!! You can do it!!! Let's do it together. My challenge to you!!

5 days ago · My first A1C since diagnosis 3 months ago!! in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Just to let you know I haven't been exercising for close to a month and have been eating too many carbs. I was shocked that my numbers were so low. I have purchased DVD exercise videos from Grow Young Fitness. Most of them are chair exercises or standing next to a chair. There are several DVD's that he makes that works on core, balance, cardio and yoga. I have not used them all yet but what I've used are very good. Not outrageously priced either. I ignore all of his supplements, drinks, etc. It's just an idea. Tai Chi would also be something good to do. I don't know if there is a chair one. Nobody is perfect. If we fall of the wagon, we crawl back up and start over. This site is the best!! I've had more encouragement from you guys than any family or friends. A big thank you for all of the support!! You are keeping me on track. I'm back to exercising, and my food journal. Blessings to all of you.

6 days ago · My first A1C since diagnosis 3 months ago!! in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Dorisena, Your positive attitude is wonderful!! I only wish that I can keep mine positive as long as you have!!! Yes, I'm hoping that by 65 I'm taking pictures and writing! Not a book, more a journal. I agree with you. We have to read up on everything and be very cautious as to what our choices are. I have seen so many "cures" to diabetes in the past three months that it makes your head spin. I went the less expensive route. I was blessed to find a Hy-Vee dietician that was giving free A1C tests this week. Otherwise I would have had to pay my $75.00 co-pay plus the cost of the test. We have to keep our eyes open all the time. The blood tests that the doctor took in July when I was diagnosed was almost $1,200.00 Of course I didn't find out until I got the bill. I've asked to see what the breakdown of the costs were for the tests. I can get a blood panel any time at our local hospital for $20.00. This made me very curious. I only asked for A1C, blood panel, C-reactive protein, and thyroid tests. Can't believe they would be THAT expensive. God bless your day.

6 days ago · My first A1C since diagnosis 3 months ago!! in Diabetes/Endocrine System

I was worried all day about what it would be due to taking no medications. So happy the numbers show all the work. We hang in there and go for being healthy and feeling great!!