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I went for my FIRST baby appointment today. I am sooo late because I am 22 weeks but I was having a hard time coming to terms with it. I heard the baby's heartbeat today though :-\


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He was my crush before I knew what a crush was. I used to get butterflies in my stomach when I saw him. Started with Cocktail.

I would never repeat this IRL lol.
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His writing style stays consistant throughout his novels, I think. Kind of overly-dramatic but makes you think. I also have "Will Grayson Will Grayson" but haven't started it.
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No, this is the first book I have ever read by him. (Although I do own "Looking for Alaska" I just never got around to it, shame on me!). However, one of my good friends has already finished reading her copy of "The Fault in our Stars" and she couldn't stop gushing over it. Sooooo, I gave it a try. Really good so far!

We'll have to talk about it once we both finish reading!
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Yes, we definitely have to talk about it! I stayed up super late last night reading. If I could stop crying I could be finished before I pick up my son from school. Lol. But I keep crying... those damn tears get in the way. SMH. That's what I get for reading books like this when I'm PMSin.
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I finished last night so just let me know! The ending was awesome in my opinion.
It took Paula Deen 3 years to tell people she had Diabetes and her reason:
" I would come with information, and I would be armed to be able to help others."

No, you wanted to be "armed" with a lucrative pharmaceutical deal. Cuz truth is, you may cut back on a stick of butter now, but you been pushing them 40,000 calorie meals on the show for the past three years while you knew you had the "sugah".

Money. That is what it is about.
Is it possible to not be overweight and have type 2 diabetes or to have type 1 and have never known about it?

Or am I just being over dramatic. Because I swear I have all the symptoms of diabetes
Is it possible to not be overweight and have type 2 diabetes or to have type 1 and have never known about it?

Or am I just being over dramatic. Because I swear I have all the symptoms of diabetes
Originally Posted by foreverturtles
Yes. Halle Berry has type 2 diabetes and she's probably never been overweight in her life. Get yourself checked out.

ETA..Seems type 1 is eventually fatal unless it's treated with insulin. So you probably do not have that one.

Last edited by *Marah*; 01-17-2012 at 12:04 PM.
It took Paula Deen 3 years to tell people she had Diabetes and her reason:
" I would come with information, and I would be armed to be able to help others."

No, you wanted to be "armed" with a lucrative pharmaceutical deal. Cuz truth is, you may cut back on a stick of butter now, but you been pushing them 40,000 calorie meals on the show for the past three years while you knew you had the "sugah".

Money. That is what it is about.
Originally Posted by cheveuxbouclés
I like Paula Deen's personality and her life story. But I've always wondered about the fact that her food is so high in calories, fat, sugar, etc. I wondered if she couldn't make that same interesting food but in a more healthy way. Like some black Americans with Soul Food..instead of using unhealthy ingredients some have switched out that for healthier options but are still able to make great tasting Soul Food.

Now to learn she has diabetes...it's unfortunate. But yeah I think her concern was definitely about her livelihood and that's why she didn't come forward about her condition. Sad.
Is it possible to not be overweight and have type 2 diabetes or to have type 1 and have never known about it?

Or am I just being over dramatic. Because I swear I have all the symptoms of diabetes
Originally Posted by foreverturtles
I think if you were type 1 or juvenile diabetes you would probably know it by now because you would have been born with it. I know several people with type 1 and with the exception of one person all became extremely sick as children. That one person got really sick at 18. My first cousin went into a coma as a kid. He recovered but Later he went blind and eventually died at age 23. I do know skinny people with type two. My uncle has always been slim and he lost part of his leg to diabetes. Diabetes is no joke. See a doctor
I went for my FIRST baby appointment today. I am sooo late because I am 22 weeks but I was having a hard time coming to terms with it. I heard the baby's heartbeat today though :-\
Originally Posted by tbabyy
That must be tough, but at least baby is ok. Strength, love and conviction to you. ((((hugs))))
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It took Paula Deen 3 years to tell people she had Diabetes and her reason:
" I would come with information, and I would be armed to be able to help others."

No, you wanted to be "armed" with a lucrative pharmaceutical deal. Cuz truth is, you may cut back on a stick of butter now, but you been pushing them 40,000 calorie meals on the show for the past three years while you knew you had the "sugah".

Money. That is what it is about.
Originally Posted by cheveuxbouclés
I like Paula Deen's personality and her life story. But I've always wondered about the fact that her food is so high in calories, fat, sugar, etc. I wondered if she couldn't make that same interesting food but in a more healthy way. Like some black Americans with Soul Food..instead of using unhealthy ingredients some have switched out that for healthier options but are still able to make great tasting Soul Food.

Now to learn she has diabetes...it's unfortunate. But yeah I think her concern was definitely about her livelihood and that's why she didn't come forward about her condition. Sad.
Originally Posted by *Marah*
The thing is some people, especially some blacks, take diabetes as a joke. My mom's best friend died a few months ago from it, but I can remember her eating all the crap she wanted to eat ( she was skinny as a toothpick btw) just because. I personally didn't realize how deadly it was until my adulthood, as every person who had the "sugah" didn't seem to alter their lifestyle much. Paula Deen is a hoot for sure, but I take exception with her cooking the same way she's been cooking, knowing full well she was not the picture of health. She in my opinion, was definitely misleading her audience. People should be smart enough to make their own decisions concerning their health, but I bet there were some fools looking at Paula thinking 'look at her eating all she wants and not being sick, why can't I do it too?' I used to tell people I think she is operating on a bamboo's heart or she ain't eating half the stuff she claims to be eating... but I guess there were side-effects after all.

I am most likely hypoglycemic, which means that my sugar levels are too low. I am afraid for my doctor's appointment because sometimes this condition is associated with pre- diabetes. I don't have any symptoms of diabetes though, and I am pretty certain that my sugar levels are low due to my inability to eat enough during the day.
But you better believe if I am diabetic, I won't be pouring 4 cups of sugar in my food...
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It took Paula Deen 3 years to tell people she had Diabetes and her reason:
" I would come with information, and I would be armed to be able to help others."

No, you wanted to be "armed" with a lucrative pharmaceutical deal. Cuz truth is, you may cut back on a stick of butter now, but you been pushing them 40,000 calorie meals on the show for the past three years while you knew you had the "sugah".

Money. That is what it is about.
Originally Posted by cheveuxbouclés
I like Paula Deen's personality and her life story. But I've always wondered about the fact that her food is so high in calories, fat, sugar, etc. I wondered if she couldn't make that same interesting food but in a more healthy way. Like some black Americans with Soul Food..instead of using unhealthy ingredients some have switched out that for healthier options but are still able to make great tasting Soul Food.

Now to learn she has diabetes...it's unfortunate. But yeah I think her concern was definitely about her livelihood and that's why she didn't come forward about her condition. Sad.
Originally Posted by *Marah*
The thing is some people, especially some blacks, take diabetes as a joke. My mom's best friend died a few months ago from it, but I can remember her eating all the crap she wanted to eat ( she was skinny as a toothpick btw) just because. I personally didn't realize how deadly it was until my adulthood, as every person who had the "sugah" didn't seem to alter their lifestyle much. Paula Deen is a hoot for sure, but I take exception with her cooking the same way she's been cooking, knowing full well she was not the picture of health. She in my opinion, was definitely misleading her audience. People should be smart enough to make their own decisions concerning their health, but I bet there were some fools looking at Paula thinking 'look at her eating all she wants and not being sick, why can't I do it too?' I used to tell people I think she is operating on a bamboo's heart or she ain't eating half the stuff she claims to be eating... but I guess there were side-effects after all.

I am most likely hypoglycemic, which means that my sugar levels are too low. I am afraid for my doctor's appointment because sometimes this condition is associated with pre- diabetes. I don't have any symptoms of diabetes though, and I am pretty certain that my sugar levels are low due to my inability to eat enough during the day.
But you better believe if I am diabetic, I won't be pouring 4 cups of sugar in my food...
Originally Posted by cheveuxbouclés
That is one thing that is a big concern in black families, eating right. I tell them about sugar, trans fat, calories and etc but they don't want to listen. My mom thinks eating Chipotle everyday is healthy because it is organic. My grandmother has diabetes and eats frozen meals (high in salt) and ice cream (high in sugar) like it's going out of style. I'm a pescetarian but I tell them that they can eat healthy and still eat meat. I mean being a pescetarian doesn't mean that I am automatically healthy! Because I could eat french fries and pb&j sandwiches everyday. That doesn't make me anymore healthy than a meat eater, right?

That's the main reason I have decided to be a doctor is to educate people on what is in their food. Reading nutritional facts and ingredients...it's a big deal.
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LITTLE JOEY HAS A SIBLING ON THE WAY!
I went for my FIRST baby appointment today. I am sooo late because I am 22 weeks but I was having a hard time coming to terms with it. I heard the baby's heartbeat today though :-\
Originally Posted by tbabyy
That must be tough, but at least baby is ok. Strength, love and conviction to you. ((((hugs))))
Originally Posted by Jo Somebody
Thanks! It's just hard trying not to become too attached. I almost cried when I heard the heartbeat.


LITTLE JOEY HAS A SIBLING ON THE WAY!
I went for my FIRST baby appointment today. I am sooo late because I am 22 weeks but I was having a hard time coming to terms with it. I heard the baby's heartbeat today though :-\
Originally Posted by tbabyy
That must be tough, but at least baby is ok. Strength, love and conviction to you. ((((hugs))))
Originally Posted by Jo Somebody
Thanks! It's just hard trying not to become too attached. I almost cried when I heard the heartbeat.
Originally Posted by tbabyy
It's hard, I know.


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It took Paula Deen 3 years to tell people she had Diabetes and her reason:
" I would come with information, and I would be armed to be able to help others."

No, you wanted to be "armed" with a lucrative pharmaceutical deal. Cuz truth is, you may cut back on a stick of butter now, but you been pushing them 40,000 calorie meals on the show for the past three years while you knew you had the "sugah".

Money. That is what it is about.
Originally Posted by cheveuxbouclés
I like Paula Deen's personality and her life story. But I've always wondered about the fact that her food is so high in calories, fat, sugar, etc. I wondered if she couldn't make that same interesting food but in a more healthy way. Like some black Americans with Soul Food..instead of using unhealthy ingredients some have switched out that for healthier options but are still able to make great tasting Soul Food.

Now to learn she has diabetes...it's unfortunate. But yeah I think her concern was definitely about her livelihood and that's why she didn't come forward about her condition. Sad.
Originally Posted by *Marah*
The thing is some people, especially some blacks, take diabetes as a joke. My mom's best friend died a few months ago from it, but I can remember her eating all the crap she wanted to eat ( she was skinny as a toothpick btw) just because. I personally didn't realize how deadly it was until my adulthood, as every person who had the "sugah" didn't seem to alter their lifestyle much. Paula Deen is a hoot for sure, but I take exception with her cooking the same way she's been cooking, knowing full well she was not the picture of health. She in my opinion, was definitely misleading her audience. People should be smart enough to make their own decisions concerning their health, but I bet there were some fools looking at Paula thinking 'look at her eating all she wants and not being sick, why can't I do it too?' I used to tell people I think she is operating on a bamboo's heart or she ain't eating half the stuff she claims to be eating... but I guess there were side-effects after all.

I am most likely hypoglycemic, which means that my sugar levels are too low. I am afraid for my doctor's appointment because sometimes this condition is associated with pre- diabetes. I don't have any symptoms of diabetes though, and I am pretty certain that my sugar levels are low due to my inability to eat enough during the day.
But you better believe if I am diabetic, I won't be pouring 4 cups of sugar in my food...
Originally Posted by cheveuxbouclés
I don't know if black people specifically take diabetes as a joke or not. I think black Americans are more apt to let most health conditions sort of fester..because they don't have decent healthcare or like most things they decide to just "suffer through" by ignoring them. Or self diagnosing and self medicating. I understand what you are conveying though.

I personally feel like people have to be responsible for the choices they make in life. While Paula Deen is out there promoting her business it's not really her responsibility to be anyone's role model for how they should eat or cook. She's a business person and that was/is her first priority..her business. So no, she wasn't going to go blabbing that she's diabetic to the masses because of the negative potential it has to affect her profits.

I guess I just am not into holding other people responsible for the choices that I make (not saying you are)..because it's up to me to know what I'm putting in my own body and how it could affect me. So I see the Paula Deen thing a little differently but I certainly respect opinions that differ because the fact is many people do look to celebrities as "guides" for how they should be or do something..or even look. And to me, that a set up for problems in the first place. These people shouldn't be role models in the first place.
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It's cause people don't take the time to understand the science of diabetes. Once the your cells are destroyed, they don't come back. Organs start dying for lack of healthy cells to supply it with blood and exchange nutrients. I mean really, telling people they will die if they don't change their habits doesn't work. A lot of them feel like why should they sacrifice their happiness for a few extra years. Or they feel like it's not rally that bad. But loose a leg, or go into kidney failure. The **** is real.

I am hypoglycemic. My body doesn't process sugar correctly either. It's mostly about education. Just like anytime you try to tell somebody something, you always have people that think you're full of it, or they just don't care. it's sad.
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I like Paula Deen's personality and her life story. But I've always wondered about the fact that her food is so high in calories, fat, sugar, etc. I wondered if she couldn't make that same interesting food but in a more healthy way. Like some black Americans with Soul Food..instead of using unhealthy ingredients some have switched out that for healthier options but are still able to make great tasting Soul Food.

Now to learn she has diabetes...it's unfortunate. But yeah I think her concern was definitely about her livelihood and that's why she didn't come forward about her condition. Sad.
Originally Posted by *Marah*
The thing is some people, especially some blacks, take diabetes as a joke. My mom's best friend died a few months ago from it, but I can remember her eating all the crap she wanted to eat ( she was skinny as a toothpick btw) just because. I personally didn't realize how deadly it was until my adulthood, as every person who had the "sugah" didn't seem to alter their lifestyle much. Paula Deen is a hoot for sure, but I take exception with her cooking the same way she's been cooking, knowing full well she was not the picture of health. She in my opinion, was definitely misleading her audience. People should be smart enough to make their own decisions concerning their health, but I bet there were some fools looking at Paula thinking 'look at her eating all she wants and not being sick, why can't I do it too?' I used to tell people I think she is operating on a bamboo's heart or she ain't eating half the stuff she claims to be eating... but I guess there were side-effects after all.

I am most likely hypoglycemic, which means that my sugar levels are too low. I am afraid for my doctor's appointment because sometimes this condition is associated with pre- diabetes. I don't have any symptoms of diabetes though, and I am pretty certain that my sugar levels are low due to my inability to eat enough during the day.
But you better believe if I am diabetic, I won't be pouring 4 cups of sugar in my food...
Originally Posted by cheveuxbouclés
That is one thing that is a big concern in black families, eating right. I tell them about sugar, trans fat, calories and etc but they don't want to listen. My mom thinks eating Chipotle everyday is healthy because it is organic. My grandmother has diabetes and eats frozen meals (high in salt) and ice cream (high in sugar) like it's going out of style. I'm a pescetarian but I tell them that they can eat healthy and still eat meat. I mean being a pescetarian doesn't mean that I am automatically healthy! Because I could eat french fries and pb&j sandwiches everyday. That doesn't make me anymore healthy than a meat eater, right?

That's the main reason I have decided to be a doctor is to educate people on what is in their food. Reading nutritional facts and ingredients...it's a big deal.
Originally Posted by tbabyy


Am I your mother? Ha, we don't have Chipotles near my school, so when I come home I go HARD AS A MUTHA. It's terrible. I'm like a crackhead. Feenin' for a fix. They've gotta put something unholy in that stuff. I've never loved any food (other than my mother's collard greens) this much.

I like Paula Deen's personality and her life story. But I've always wondered about the fact that her food is so high in calories, fat, sugar, etc. I wondered if she couldn't make that same interesting food but in a more healthy way. Like some black Americans with Soul Food..instead of using unhealthy ingredients some have switched out that for healthier options but are still able to make great tasting Soul Food.

Now to learn she has diabetes...it's unfortunate. But yeah I think her concern was definitely about her livelihood and that's why she didn't come forward about her condition. Sad.
Originally Posted by *Marah*
The thing is some people, especially some blacks, take diabetes as a joke. My mom's best friend died a few months ago from it, but I can remember her eating all the crap she wanted to eat ( she was skinny as a toothpick btw) just because. I personally didn't realize how deadly it was until my adulthood, as every person who had the "sugah" didn't seem to alter their lifestyle much. Paula Deen is a hoot for sure, but I take exception with her cooking the same way she's been cooking, knowing full well she was not the picture of health. She in my opinion, was definitely misleading her audience. People should be smart enough to make their own decisions concerning their health, but I bet there were some fools looking at Paula thinking 'look at her eating all she wants and not being sick, why can't I do it too?' I used to tell people I think she is operating on a bamboo's heart or she ain't eating half the stuff she claims to be eating... but I guess there were side-effects after all.

I am most likely hypoglycemic, which means that my sugar levels are too low. I am afraid for my doctor's appointment because sometimes this condition is associated with pre- diabetes. I don't have any symptoms of diabetes though, and I am pretty certain that my sugar levels are low due to my inability to eat enough during the day.
But you better believe if I am diabetic, I won't be pouring 4 cups of sugar in my food...
Originally Posted by cheveuxbouclés
I don't know if black people specifically take diabetes as a joke or not. I think black Americans are more apt to let most health conditions sort of fester..because they don't have decent healthcare or like most things they decide to just "suffer through" by ignoring them. Or self diagnosing and self medicating. I understand what you are conveying though.

I personally feel like people have to be responsible for the choices they make in life. While Paula Deen is out there promoting her business it's not really her responsibility to be anyone's role model for how they should eat or cook. She's a business person and that was/is her first priority..her business. So no, she wasn't going to go blabbing that she's diabetic to the masses because of the negative potential it has to affect her profits.

I guess I just am not into holding other people responsible for the choices that I make (not saying you are)..because it's up to me to know what I'm putting in my own body and how it could affect me. So I see the Paula Deen thing a little differently but I certainly respect opinions that differ because the fact is many people do look to celebrities as "guides" for how they should be or do something..or even look. And to me, that a set up for problems in the first place. These people shouldn't be role models in the first place.
Originally Posted by *Marah*

True enough, and that is why I said "fools", because anyone with a half a brain could see her cooking is a fast way to hell on your body. I think by her acting like she wants to all of a sudden help those like her, is what makes me give her the side-eye.

And agree as well on why some blacks allow things to fester, but diabetes is something that can partially helped by diet and some people won't do the basics to keep it under control.
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I went for my FIRST baby appointment today. I am sooo late because I am 22 weeks but I was having a hard time coming to terms with it. I heard the baby's heartbeat today though :-\
Originally Posted by tbabyy
That must be tough, but at least baby is ok. Strength, love and conviction to you. ((((hugs))))
Originally Posted by Jo Somebody
Thanks! It's just hard trying not to become too attached. I almost cried when I heard the heartbeat.
Originally Posted by tbabyy
I am praying for you.
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I am hearing about this child at work and how he the police had to come for him for the umpteenth time for threatening teachers ...

He is in the 5th grade. His daddy just got out of 10 year stint, his brother is a king pen, and one was killed. All I can think about how he is most likely to follow in those steps, and less likely to be a legit business man.

You can try to guide him as much as you can during the day, but in the evening he goes home and they have the flashy cars and lifestyle that he wants. What can a regular ole person tell him at that age? It's just downright depressing knowing that there is little you can do for a child who only knows the streets.

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