Good News!!!

By Sherelle112 Latest Reply 2016-06-13 15:48:43 -0500
Started 2013-07-30 16:15:40 -0500

Hey guys!!!
I hope everyone is doing well!!! I have to share my good news!!!!!! So on April 1, 2013 I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes… my world stopped for a couple days!! I was mad, sad, depressed, but I kicked my butt in gear!! Did diabetes classes and started eating better!! My a1c was 13.2… which we all know is HORRIBLE!!!! But I went to the Dr. last week and I'm happy to report that my a1c is now 5.8 and I'm 35 lbs lighter!!!! This is my motivation to keep doing what I'm doing!!!!!!!
I can't say that this is the easiest process, but i want you to know that if I can do it - so can YOU!!!! I've NEVER BEEN MORE PROUD OF MYSELF!!!! And I THANK GOD that He has helped me through this process that I thought would kill me 3 months ago!!!!!!!!!!!!
So to all my diabetic friends … WE CAN DO THIS… WE ARE DOING THIS!!!
<3 muah!!! Love and blessings to you all!!! ;)

44 replies

Frannyflower 2016-06-13 15:48:43 -0500 Report

Could you share some of the things you did to bring your BS down? What little tricks have you learned? I'm on a roller coaster with my BS numbers and love hearing about your success.

Ky Lake Dave
Ky Lake Dave 2013-09-22 09:03:21 -0500 Report

Awesome report. I love the good news. We need the positive updates. I have not had my second blood test yet. My initial was 13.3. I will update you in December when I take my next one. My BS levels have been consistently between 80 and 130 except for a few days last week which I tribute to the high stress levels that work brought to the table. Thanks to the people on this site that let me know that stress influences my BS levels. I relaxed and decided not to let the small shit get to me. Wham Bam my BS levels dropped to the good levels again. You keep up the good work. So will I. :)

RitaLynn 2013-08-09 10:36:19 -0500 Report

Wonderful for you!! I have recently decided to get a hold of my diabetes and weight because I think it is holding me back from life in general! I have Type 1, Neuropathy ,and about 50 pounds to lose. One day at a time is all we can do!!
<3 Much luck and love to all on your journey!!!

retired gal
retired gal 2013-08-06 17:55:12 -0500 Report

How wonderful! You did great !
I was diagnose d 5/24 and come due for my 90 day test, in a couple of weeks . I lost 20 lbs counting calories , my daily glucose numbers are down around 120- and reasonable unless I pig out one night and then maybe go to
140-160 ? I am now looking at the great recipes but they all seem so high in calories and such but good in carbs. I am confused if I should switch and eat better just counting carbs ? Calories don't matter , carbs do ?

MargieRose 2016-04-05 18:24:12 -0500 Report

Dieting is a truly rotten way to lose weight. We evolved during times of periodic famine; if your body decides that the famine times have returned it will hang on to every calorie it can get its grubby little paws on, until you convice it that the famine is over. This is why people yo-yo on their weight, and the primary thing that supports the diet industry — people keep coming back for more.

If you control your carbs while otherwise getting good nutrition, you'll be much closer to the diet we evolved to eat, and in my experience that's enough to send your weight down. The only downside to it is that you keep having to get new clothes in order to have something that fits. ;-)

Sherelle112 2013-08-06 20:27:32 -0500 Report

Honestly if the carbs & sugars are good most of the calories are good! If you do good for b'fast & lunch u can eat a little more at dinner!! I always figure if I really want something I eat it. Just not as much or as often as I did before.

retired gal
retired gal 2013-08-06 20:52:20 -0500 Report

I guess I never looked at it that way, since dieting is all new to spoiled me. I always did what I want and that is why I now am like this. My own fault, but like you, I am not throwing in the towel but feel perhaps mu understanding of the proper way to diet with all the factors needs polishing?
I live in a small coastal area , so our dietician is swamped and schedules way ahead for meetings. It was 6 weeks on my own before seeing her and I felt it wasn't as informative as I would have liked in the hour allowed.

Sherelle112 2013-08-07 04:27:06 -0500 Report

I understand… and that's why google will be your new best friend!!! If you have a smart phone there are tons of apps!!!!! I was spoiled too, but like you said… that's what got me in the situation! I had a scared straight moment after diagnosis and 4 months later there's no turning bk!!!!!!

AG1980 2013-08-04 14:24:28 -0500 Report

Thats awesome Sherelle, I'm hoping to be like you in a couple months. I was just diagnosed with type 2 a couple weeks ago and my numbers were so high that my doc said i was close to being hospitalized. This was all a shock to me, i mean i know my diet was poor but i didn't think it would lead to diabetes. Well, i have to change my lifestyle now and I'm doing good so far and with the help of my Family and the good people on here i got my levels close to normal. Thanks for sharing your positive story, take care.

Sherelle112 2013-08-04 15:01:30 -0500 Report

You can do it!!! Believe me, you will have your moments but it gets easier!!! I promise!!! If you ever need to talk feel free to message me!! Good luck & remember… YOU CAN DO THIS!!! :)

VRandy 2013-08-02 13:19:01 -0500 Report

That's awesome! Way to go! I go in for a check up today…I was diagnosed a year before you! I've kept my a1c below 6 since diagnosed at 9.3… I'm praying for more good news this afternoon! Blessings to you and keep up the great work!

Sherelle112 2013-08-02 16:03:44 -0500 Report

Ty!!! Same to u!!!!!!!

VRandy 2013-08-03 11:20:35 -0500 Report

Well, I met with my Dr. and I had good news too! A1C was 5.2! I'm so encouraged!

Sherelle112 2013-08-03 11:24:23 -0500 Report

OMG CONGRATS TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!! Great feeling, huh?!?! You should be encouraged that's pretty AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

VRandy 2013-08-03 11:27:39 -0500 Report

Thanks, it is a great feeling! I appreciate your "Good News" posting… It really picks you up to hear of the success of others! Blessings to you!

JadeyJ 2013-08-01 16:33:30 -0500 Report

What an awesome inspiration you are!!! I must say that i have also cut portions and have turfed out breads, pasta and potato, stopped takeouts, completely over hauled my cooking styles and im 50lbs happier and my BGs are on the way down, so it does work, just takes motivation, well done you :)

evie11420 2013-07-31 18:15:53 -0500 Report

Congrats!!!!!! I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 7 months ago.. My A1C was 10.7 I have sine lost 32 pounds can't wait for my next A1C next week.. I look at it as a blessing in disguise that I was diagnosed.. I am finally getting healthy.. It is a joyous feeling and thank you so much for sharing your wonderful news. It makes me hopeful that I can lower my number too!! You rock!!

Sherelle112 2013-07-31 19:17:36 -0500 Report

Awwww thank u!!! I put my struggles up here it's my duty to also share my successes!!! We can do this!!!! :) congrats on your 32 lbs!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2013-07-31 15:23:17 -0500 Report

Hey Sherelle,

Congratulations! This is really good news. Your hard work is paying off. You are empowered!


CJ55 2013-07-31 01:32:27 -0500 Report

Amazing 35 lbs gone in that short of time. How did you do that?? Would love to know. Care to share? Either here or to a msg to my in box. Hugz..

Sherelle112 2013-07-31 06:19:48 -0500 Report

GM!!! Honestly it's been mainly my change in diet!! I exercise SOME, but not nearly as much as I should!! Cut carbs & Drink lots of water. I usually just have fruit and nuts for b'fast & lunch maybe a salad and for dinner I eat want I want within reason minus breads and pastas. Definitely smaller portions and no more fast food for this girl!! Hope this helps!!

CJ55 2013-07-31 22:15:53 -0500 Report

Ty.. I have been trying to loose weight for 6 yrs with no luck. I have cut back portion sizes.. No soda, juices, only water.. No pastas, or breads.. I barely eat 1full meal a day and 1 snack. My hubby complains I don't eat enough. I go 8-10 hours without eating anything. I need to loose 100 pds. Nothing will budge. I gained 50 pds taking Actos in 4 months.. Then 40 more with other misc steroids and meds. Its up and down. Due to other health problems exercise is impossible. Most days walking is a struggle. But, I keep at it and keep going. My A1C is 5.1 never been over 5.8 in 6 years so I must be doing something right. But its the weight that gets me sad. Congrats for you. You go girl.. You are on the right path for yourself. Be proud of what you have accomplished in this short of time. You are doing great!!!

Sherelle112 2013-08-01 02:18:41 -0500 Report

Do you think that maybe you really aren't eating enough!? I eat ALL the time, but my choices are soo much better than before!! My metabolism was so slow that I thought it was broken lol!!! I'm not saying any of this to brag … I weighed 281 at time of diagnosis, so I also need to lose 100 lbs… If not more. I honestly don't know what changed & kick started the weight loss!! Bc now I'm not trying I'm just eating better & it's happening on its own. I really hope that something changes and you're able to lose weight!! I neeeever go 8-10 hr without food. Maybe your body's in starvation mode & storing everything you eat as fat?! Can you visit a nutritionist, maybe?! I'll keep you in my thought & prayers <3

Nick1962 2013-07-30 19:12:22 -0500 Report

Holy crap! Over 7 A1c points down and 35 lbs gone in less than 4 months! Yeah, I'd say you're motivated. That's some seriously nice and inspiring work there!

Sherelle112 2013-07-30 19:15:36 -0500 Report

Thanks!!! Now if I could wk on exercising!!!

MargieRose 2016-04-05 18:31:50 -0500 Report

Go to YouTube and look for exercises you can do while seated. Then start out slow. If it hurts, DON'T DO IT! You may surprise yourself. But keep an eye on your blood sugar when you do — you don't want to send it too low with the exercise.