Medication Free!!!!

By Beardenise Latest Reply 2012-02-15 14:34:44 -0600
Started 2011-08-17 15:13:34 -0500

After 3 years as a diabetic, my Doctor took me off my daily dose of byetta. My A1c is 5.2, I've lost 70 lbs and now excersise three times a week at my local YMCA pool. I'm the healthest of my adult life and I feel great, have energy to spare and have compleat control over diabetes, it no longer controls me! It can be done people…it takes comittment, hard work and perserverence, but if you don't give up and you really want it…you can do it.

36 replies

Raj23 2012-02-15 04:14:46 -0600 Report

Congrats, you truly are an inspiration for everyone here. What regimen and diet do you use?

Beardenise 2012-02-15 14:34:44 -0600 Report

well Raj23 I watch portion size, watch carbs, and remind myself daily how much I have to lose if I don't have diabeties under control…however portion size is the hardest to master, I battle it daily…but it's well worth the fight. Good luck my friend.

cindygal1 2011-10-17 21:57:16 -0500 Report

That is great and it is a big reward for he hard work that you have done. I wish you the best. Have a grest time.

Mickey/CCHT 2011-10-17 10:57:41 -0500 Report

That is terrific! What a wonderful reward to all of your hard work! Congratulations and keep up the hard work! Enjoy!

Beata2 2011-10-06 09:20:10 -0500 Report

That is so good to hear. I'm pre-D and some friends and family tell me to lighten up and splurge. But my goal is to not become diabetic. I will fight the good fight!
Thanks so much for your story.

Beardenise 2011-10-06 15:09:27 -0500 Report

Beata2…don't listen to those "friends"…your health is more important then junk food…I listened to mine and became a full blown diabetic…it was NOT worth it. If I could have a do-over, I would tell them if you love me let me do what I can to better my health,instead of using sabotage and constantly tempting me. Not that my weakness was their fault, it wasn't. But they wern't suportive and I allowed myself to give in to sweets. They all regret that now…please learn from my mistakes, do what you know is right now, before you have regrets.

lacat87 2011-10-06 15:11:40 -0500 Report

Hard lesson to learn…I know because I've been where you were. Listening to bad advice is not good. Glad you changed your ways!! Hugs to you!

cindygal1 2011-10-17 22:00:44 -0500 Report

I have been where you were and it was not good, you learned a good lesson, don't follow the crowd do what you iknow ir right. Stay healthy

Beardenise 2011-08-25 12:19:37 -0500 Report

I'm type 2…so I don't know if my way will work as well for you, but what I did was change my relationship with food. I am careful about what I eat and I excersize regularly. I read EVERY label before it goes in my shopping cart, and to get used to the whole process , I kept a daily journal for a full year writting down everything I ate, with calories, carbs, fats and fiber content. I stuck with my dietiions recomendations for daily counts in those areas, and now I know which meals I can eat and which to avoid. Good luck to you.

MewElla 2011-08-22 20:04:46 -0500 Report

What great news…You have worked so hard and your hard work is showing, best of all is you are in control of your diabetes…So proud for you and what an inspiration to us…
God Bless You!!

digitaldoorbell 2011-08-21 00:35:19 -0500 Report

That's great news. I am very happy for you. You are a role model.
I have been diagnosed for one year and have not been on meds at all.
Just exercise and nutrition. I ended up with neuropathy so do have to
take meds for that.

Even limited exercise on a routine basis makes a big difference.
You're an example of managing diabetes.
All the best to you.

GabbyPA 2011-08-18 09:06:48 -0500 Report

Oh this is such great news! I never get tired of hearing of the success of people here and how they do it. Congratulations Beardenise!! You rock!

berrykins0 2011-08-17 15:41:58 -0500 Report

your very lucky to get off meds i 'm only on one tablet a day metform my last ac1 was of april 2011.keep up the good work. it will pay off in the end. i have family history of diabetes. my grandpas were my aunt is all type 2 . then metype 2diabetic. i have had mine under control sense sept 2009. this sept it will be 2 yrs. iwas on 2 metmorin. for about a year and for the lat year 2months i have been on 1 tablet a day.i was told in2009 april i was type 2 diabetic. my ac1 started out at 8.2then went to 5.6 5 months later. in september 2009.

Beardenise 2011-08-17 15:47:12 -0500 Report

Yes, I too have a strong family history of Diabetes…Aunts, Uncles, 2 sisters and a brother…but it doesn't have to ruin your life, you can help yourself.