Feeling Awesome

London
By London Latest Reply 2010-01-09 14:04:34 -0600
Started 2010-01-06 22:20:09 -0600

I was diognosed with diabetes in September of 2009. I am so proud to say I have lost 34 lbs and have stuck to a very strick diet. I never thought I could do this but I am determined to control this ugly disease. Thanks guys for all your support and advice.


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London
London 2010-01-07 14:58:15 -0600 Report

Thanks guys for all your kind words. I couldn't ask for better support! You are all awesome.

daniel velazco
daniel velazco 2010-01-07 16:20:55 -0600 Report

I'm really proud of you, keep up the good job. Dan

tabby9146
tabby9146 2010-01-08 18:16:53 -0600 Report

Congrats! I am proud of you. I did it too. Are you still on meds? I lost 25 lbs. after about close to three months and went on to lose 5 more, though I did not really need to lose that last few lbs. That last bit came off without trying because I had been so used to eating healthy, and exercising. I was amazed at "how much" food I could have eating the right things, and cutting down on fat, calories, and sugar. I know you can keep it up, like I was and still am, you seem very determind to kick diabetes butt! My A1C went down to 5.4 back in September. I was diagnosed in Nov. 2008. I am determined not to have complications and we are not destined for them, if we control it.

London
London 2010-01-08 21:12:08 -0600 Report

Thank You. I have not been on meds. I was dx in September of 2009, so not that long ago. My appt. is next month and I'm determined to make my Dr. proud. He said to lose weight exercise and follow a strict diet. I have so I'm excited to see what my A1C results will be. Last time was 7.0

Kirla
Kirla 2010-01-09 14:04:34 -0600 Report

London

I don’t have to wait to see what my A1C is. I pretty much know by my blood sugar readings. When diagnosed my doctor said that I didn’t need to test. I wanted to test anyway so I bought a meter at Wal-mart. The reli-on brand. I started to test before and after each meal. 6 times a day. I record everything I eat. If it spikes my sugar I find something else to eat. I had to call my insurance company and they directed me to Liberty Medical supply. I get a 3-month supply every 3 months.

Last spring I found this spreadsheet to track my blood sugar readings. It gives me an estimate of what my A1C is. Last June it predicted an A1C of 5.6 and I got a 5.9. So for the next Three months I recorded my 1-hour after supper values and last September it predicted 5.5 and I got a 5.6. Not to bad. I sent my blood out a couple of days ago for my Latest A1C and the spreadsheet predicted 5.5. I figure it should be close to 5.6 this time based on my meter reading. I had to cancel my latest doctors appointment and did not take an A1C test there. I purchased an A1C test at Wal-Mart for around $10.00. Not to sure what to expect because I’m not sure if I did it right. Should find out next week. If it doesn’t look right I will redo the test. I know what I did wrong so next time I’ll have this down pretty good.

Hope your A1C is great.
Kevin

This is the spreadsheet I use

http://www.loanuniverse.com/Diabetes/

jigsaw
jigsaw 2010-01-07 07:21:00 -0600 Report

Stay positive, it works! With a positive attitude, you'll find the answers you need to stay healthy in spite your diabetes. I've managed to do it for 16 years so far!!! Many diabetics are living long healthy lives. You can do it!!!

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