First off I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Do not indulge in too much food today. Weight gain is not good.
Now for the good news. I am a Type 2 diabetic since 6/5/17. Fortunately I do not need insulin, just Metformin. I take two 500mg pills a day (morning & evening). On 5/13/17 I had my usual 3 month A1c test. Result was 5.9%. Then on 8/26/17 I had my annual physical and which included my next 3 month A1c test. It came back 5.8%. Going in the right direction. At this time my doctor told me I can stop taking one of the Metformin and take it once a day. Wow! Great news. Then on 11/18/17 I had my usual 3 month A1c test. My doctor told me if my result comes back at this level or better he would have me discontinue the Metformin and control my diabetes with my diet. Well yesterday 11/22/17 I called my doctor's office for the result (nervous what it would be) and the nurse told me my A1c is 5.7% and the doctor said to discontinue the Metformin. I have read many articles about how a diabetic can control their disease with Diet alone but never thought I would be one of them. So today I start my journey Metformin free and I will check in with my doctor in February at my next 3 month A1c test. Of all days to start watching your diet it is on Thanksgiving. What a coincidence. I am so happy about the news I want to share this with everyone. Because if I could do this everyone else can do this. Just to let you know I was on the "Birthday Diet". I ate mostly Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Pizza, Gallons of Soda, Ice Cream, Cookies, no vegetables, no fruit, you get the idea. Now I eat the opposite. Thank you all for listening. Good Luck & Good Health to all.
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