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Good for you! I know I need more awareness on this.

Mary Ann Sanders

I was diagnosed with PCOS several years ago, which two years ago turned in to Diabetes.NO one in my family has this disease. And I am insulin resistant, so mine has to be as diet controlled as I can. It has been a long road, but I am in remission from my cake & sweet tea addictions. I cried every time I went to the grocery for months. I took an 8 hour course with a dietitian at a Nashville Hospital and learned so much. In two years I have SLOWLY dropped 80+ lbs. I have learned to manage my blood sugar and to LOVE Fiber filled carbs, fruit, raw nuts, cheese and lots of greens. The best advise the ladies at the diabetes clinic gave me, was to eat WELL BALANCED and not to deprive myself. SO they wrote the only meal plan they ever have and included butter. :) I will not give up butter, cheese or milk...YET. I found things I like just as much.. raw pecans, a nice pear and a few slices of cheese are my fave treat. YOU WLL FIND YOUR WAY! Also do some reading on Cinnamon water, powdered cinnamon and honey. Find some good local raw honey, it works wonders as a sub in so many things! I don't eat a lot of processed food, frozen stuff- just berries and veggies, and I can't tell you the last time I ate fast food....I should eat more, eggs are my new BFF. Stay away from the $5 foot long place...BAD for diabetics unless you are eating the veggie. Watch the sugar levels in foods that are LIGHT, because they increase the sugar in all of those, you are better off with just a little of full blown. YOU can wrangle this! Don't deprive yourself! Stay away from rice... Oh I could go on and on about what I have learned. I DO let myself have birthday cake 3 times a year or so. whew, sorry you got my mind in a whirl woman! THANK YOU FOR SHARING your story ! YOU give me new fuel to my fire :)


I started cutting back on refined carbs several years ago in an effort to lose a few pounds. It worked well, and I try not to eat many even now. Sometimes I really miss them.
Good for you for documenting the journey to better health. Thanks for sharing with us.

Grand Pam

So very proud of you and your new journey. May you continue to be courageous and determined in thie control of your destiny.


You have done so well. I've been back on low carb this week, your an inspiration. My numbers are coming down each day.

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