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Hello! So a bit about me - I'm a 25 year old female, live in North Carolina, USA, and I'm a diabetic. I've recently been considering becoming a vegetarian and have looked around for advice for diabetics and haven't found much. I'm hoping with so many members here I might be able to find some good information about it. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about 2 years ago, and at the time I was just in shock with all this information being shoved on me. After being sent to nutritionists and hearing them tell me what I was supposed to eat, I think I went in totally the opposite direction. I've been living off of a lot of fast food and basically junk food. So in becoming a vegetarian I hope to help my health, and I really don't mind helping to spare a few animals from the torture of modern day farming. I don't expect that I will change overnight but I do want to start to make small daily changes. Growing up, lunch and dinner always had a form of meat in it. Over the last year I don't think I can remember a day that I went without meat.<br><br>
So I'll be taking a look around the forums and trying to find some information on vegetarian diabetics and more about nutrition. Hope to be a good member here and get to know you guys <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Hello and welcome. be a good member, unlike me.
 

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Hello and welcome.
 

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<3 Hello! Welcome! I've not been here too terribly long and most of the people on here are pretty awesome with helping you with any questions!
 

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Hi, welcome!<br><br>
I suppose you already know this but this might be quite handy with dealing with anybody who says you can't go vegetarian if you're diabetic..<br><br>
"The American Dietetic Association has released an updated position paper on vegetarian diets that concludes such diets, if well-planned, are healthful and nutritious for adults, infants, children and adolescents and can help prevent and treat chronic diseases including heart disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes."<br><a href="http://www.eatright.org/Media/content.aspx?id=1233" target="_blank">http://www.eatright.org/Media/content.aspx?id=1233</a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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