I was Diagnosed with type II Diabetes in Early November. As soon as my doctor told me, I decided that I would not allow diabetes to control me. Rather, I would control it. Therefore, I made a lot of lifestyle changes.
When I was diagnosed I was told my A1C was 11.9 which I have learned is HORRIBLE! No wonder I had not been feeling like myself for quite some time. Since finding out, I have started hitting the gym, taking walks, riding my bike. Most importantly, I have made changes to the foods I choose to eat. One of the biggest changes I made, was that I started having breakfast, and added a lot of vegetables to my diet. Every now and then I still have a little bit of ice cream, a bite or two of a dessert and sometimes a bite size candy bar.
In Mid November, I had my blood work done and I received the official diagnosis and quite a bit of medicine as a result of my A1C. However, I decided not to take the medications because I had made huge changes and I got my sugar levels under control.
Anyhow, I went in for more lab results last week, and my doctor was AMAZED at my results and FLOORED when I told her I had not taken any of the medications she had prescribed me. She and her staff told me over and over again how amazing to see my A1C drop to 7.6 in a little over 2 months. The best part about all of this… Is that in the process of changing my lifestyle, I also lost some of me.
My doctor has changed my prescription and would like me to try 500 mg of Metformin XR, she believes it will help me continue to lose some weight. She said if I continue down this road, she will most likely have me stop using the Metformin. :)
I want to thank all of you for your encouragement especially Kimberley3101. (You have been a HUGE encouragement to me!) I cannot thank you enough.
Also, I could not have done this without God. He has been my strength throughout all of this and He deserves all of the Glory!
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