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Hi all. Am I glad that I found you. My name is Drea and I am a fairly newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic. I am taking 2000 mg of Metformin and 1.8 mc of Victoza a day. I am trying to modify my diet but being as foodaholic that is a tad difficult. I also have to start exercising.. I am on this site to find friendship and encouragement from others with this disease. It is great to find a place where I am not alone. :)
Posted about 9 years ago
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Welcome to the Sisterhood. So glad that you found us. You have come to the right place. Please check our event calendar to see if there is a monthly or quarterly PODS (explanation below) meeting near you. If you email me your location, i will be more than glad to check on it for you. These are meetings where only ladies with diabetes attend. There is a wealth of knowledge as we share our experiences, good and bad, ask questions or for advice. It certainly helps when you are talking with someone in a similiar situation. I learn something new every time I attend one.

I am a type 2 and was diagnosed 8 years old. I also take the same medications as you, in addition amaryl twice a day.

I know exactly what you mean about eating and exercising - same thing for me. I do okay for about 3 months then I fall off the wagon. I know what I should do, but doing it seems like a lifetime away.

Feel free to email me, joan@diabetessisters.org at any time.
Posted about 9 years ago