What A Difference In Just Two Months!

Kaiyle
By Kaiyle Latest Reply 2016-11-29 15:53:55 -0600
Started 2010-08-28 15:15:34 -0500

In June my blood sugar was so high until it didn't even register on the meter. It was well over 600. This week I've learned that my A1C is down to 5.74. I've dropped off a few pounds but more in inches because I've gotten back into some pants that have been hanging up for a long time.

My cholesterol has come down to normal range under 180 as well my LDL (bad) cholesterol under 100 and triglyceride under 180. So my exercising, taking meds, and counting carbs is paying off. What a difference in just two months!!! My doctor said to me, "Keep up the good work." That's exactly what I had in mind!!!


195 replies

Kalisiin
Kalisiin 2015-06-27 15:37:29 -0500 Report

Hooray! I started out 304.5 pounds, fasting BG of 388 and A1c of 13.2 - in just over two months, I was down to 270.4 pounds, fasting BG of 112, and A1c of 9.2 - and I expect much better things as I am doing more to improve my lifestyle than I had been doing.

I have recently taken up walking two miles a day…as a minimum, most days. Yesterday, I did 2.5 today, I did 2.2

Sundays are a bit tougher because I do go to church, and don't want to do my road work before church so that I can get all sweaty and smelly…and afterwards is a bit tough because it is SO HOT by then down here in North Carolina…so on Sundays I end up with 20-30 minutes of walking around my church and the woods behind it.

I have a goal of getting in 15 miles of walking a week. But Sundays are my day of least exercise, I think.

patti555k
patti555k 2015-04-10 14:03:50 -0500 Report

Mine was super high 500 or so…so glad to hear u are doing so well! Mine is down to 250 on metformin..lots of fatigue tho

Mallacai
Mallacai 2015-02-21 11:04:25 -0600 Report

Great work, like yourself i made miraculous results in two months. My problem is i got complacent and put back on 3lbs and my FBS went from 88 to 91 and my A1c from 4.8 to 5.0 in 3 months. So keep at it and all the best.

Papanna
Papanna 2015-02-06 03:21:31 -0600 Report

For long time I am seen u R not sharing your diet medicine and how u reduce the Blood sugar level Please share immediately Iamso much cquriosity about your life style

Papanna
Papanna 2015-01-20 03:58:53 -0600 Report

Good are u coming for normal position. please share your diet daily and which medicine taken by u to control Blood sugar level keep it and share it helps to all members

Onomaile
Onomaile 2014-12-19 11:06:10 -0600 Report

Two months !! Great will power! Please send me some!!
What drug are you taking - I just started Metformin last week and am newly diagnosed ( but have had high readings for many years ).

Mallacai
Mallacai 2015-02-21 11:17:55 -0600 Report

Hello Onomaile, I don't profess to be and expert or promise that this will work for you. I can only give you my experience. I was diagnosed May 2014. Within 30days i brought down my A1c , Fasting blood glucose, cholesterol and triglycerides in a short time. As i see it we diabetics need to focus on four things i.e. diet, exercise,medication and a mindset. All are important. For me i cut out all refined sugar including cakes, cookies etc, meat at a minimum, ate tons of veggies fruits sparingly, did a variety of exercise until i found what i like and that helped me stick with it.I also read as much as i can on the topic ( information is power ) and tried different things which worked for me. Remember what will work for me may not work for you. reduce carbs and saturated fats. I was told that Metformin is one of the best drugs for type 2).Hope this helps.

pjd67
pjd67 2014-12-19 12:03:38 -0600 Report

When I first started taking Metformin, I lost 52 pounds and A1C registered 5.4.. Kudos to that or the fact that I recorded everything I ate. Four years later,still on Met,but have gained 12 pounds back..A1C is still under 6.0… BTW,I have Type 2…Best wishes to you. It is hard,but it works…

Chopstix
Chopstix 2014-10-01 15:04:55 -0500 Report

HEY, Kaiyle! OUTSTANDING! Keep doing what you are doing and don't forget to share how you did it because others may benefit from it as well…

Chevy Vega
Chevy Vega 2014-06-19 21:23:19 -0500 Report

WAY TO GO!!!!!!!

I was told, several times, that I set a certain hospital's record for the highest blood sugar reading. What a wake up call.

escp4177
escp4177 2015-02-15 05:58:17 -0600 Report

just wondering what your reading was. I was told when diagnoised just last march I was a medical mystery to still be here. my bg was 1366.am doing great .

TopazDee
TopazDee 2014-04-08 12:04:42 -0500 Report

That's FANTASTIC as your Doc said keep up the good work, just noticed date hope everything went as well as aimed for.
stay safe always

Grandmama16
Grandmama16 2014-03-08 16:02:58 -0600 Report

Oh, wow, Rusty777…you are really in a pickle. I'm so sorry. As we know, one med causes something needing another med. The Nuerontin I've been taking to try and stop numbness and shooting pains in hands, and itching, has caused sleepiness so I've cut down. I didn't see that N made much difference anyway. Now…on the American Diabetes site I found an article from a guy talking about liver dumping when not getting enough carbs causes the liver to pour more glucose into your system causing high BS. He suggested eating some kind of snack or meal several times a day. I wish I could figure out how to bring his blog address over here. He quotes other studies but doesn't claim to be an expert on it. I got on to his suggestions from a discussion site. I think it was called Newly Diagnosed. Just like with here you have to register with American Diabetes, then go to the discussions. Some are quite interesting. Does someone help you with everything? Do you have therapy for arms and legs. That would lower your BS. So would walking for me but it really hurts feet and back plus meds affect my balance. My husband is getting in to a newly formed Wellness Clinic for his Parkinson's. He's doing very well on meds so far and you can hardly tell it…just a little tremor. He's in physical therapy aimed at various PD symptoms right now…learning stretches and such. I've been in PT for Fibromyalgiaand hope I can get in to it again for my Nueropathy and carpal tunnel. The fatigue has kept me from even bothering right now. I have nothing to complain about compared to you tho. Do you have the speech typing. A friend of mine with MS has that. I want to keep in touch to know how you are doing. I don't know how to make sure of that tho. I'll be 70 next mo and recently had my first great grandson. I took care of most of my grandkids over the years but no way now and it saddens me. My daughter will take over the tradition tho by taking care of this first grandson when her daughter goes back to work but only 4 hours a day. She's already done so when her daughter had to go in to the hospital from an e-Coli infection a week after giving birth at a different hospital. Then she was home with a port going in her upper arm, up and over in to the chest. It's out now and hopefully that's all over. Bye for now…M.A.

Pynetree
Pynetree 2014-02-25 08:33:40 -0600 Report

So Kaiyle, I'm wondering how you are doing NOW? Three Years down the road, are you still keeping up? What is your A1C now?

MicNeil
MicNeil 2014-01-15 05:31:30 -0600 Report

Congratulations on your huge success, Kaiyle! I'm a "new" diabetic. Can you say exactly how many carbs and what meds/exercise helped you do this? So happy to hear it's possible.

'Second Chance'
'Second Chance' 2013-11-29 20:30:26 -0600 Report

Congradulations Kaiyle, keep up the good work!!!! I got off track some, but now you have gotten me encouraged again…I was doing just what your are doing, & I can agree with you, it does pay off!! :)

tn woman
tn woman 2013-08-31 22:19:30 -0500 Report

Thank you so much for sharing.My A1C was the highest I have ever had when I went to the doctor this month and I have been so worried and scared till I read your post.

Grandmama16
Grandmama16 2013-08-23 12:10:04 -0500 Report

I have a question about counting carbs lowering cholesterol. We can eat things like meats, cheeses and even fatty things which have no carbs and I've been concerned that it will raise my already high cholesterol. Do you just eat like a rabbit? It's wonderful that it has all worked for you tho.

RUSTY777
RUSTY777 2014-03-08 11:37:21 -0600 Report

I'M IN THE SAME TYPE OF SITUATION. THEY TELL ME THAT VEGGIES AND FRUIT ARE ALL CARBS, AND TO EAT MEAT. I DO NOT LIKE MEAT, SO I EAT FISH. YET MY BS STAYS WAY TOO HIGH. I CAN GO TO BED WITH A 172 AFTER EATING NOTHING AFTER 6 PM OF WHICH AT DINNER YESTERDAY WAS A LETTUCE SALAD AND AN APPLE FOR SOME FRUIT. I AWOKE TO 189 HAVING NOTHING TO EAT. MY BS MEDICATION: THE ONE DRIVES UP MY BS. THE OTHER LARGER ONE DOES NOTHING. THIS MORNING I HAD JUST GLUCERNA TO TAKE MY MEDICATIONS WITH AND NO FOOD. WHEN MY BS COMES DOWN I WILL THEN EAT SOMETHING. EVEN GRAINS SEND UP MY BLOOD SUGAR. THE DOCS TELL MY MY DIABETES IS MEDICALLY INDUCED, AND I'VE GRADUALLY GONE OFF MY PREDNISONE AND BS STILL RUNS TOO HIGH. I FEEL SO DEFEATED FOR NOTHING I DO SEEMS TO MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE. ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED. THANK YOU TO ANY WHO CAN HELP. I AM A QUADRIPLEGIC SO I'M NOT ABLE TO EXERCISE. I USED TO WALK 5 MILES A DAY UNTIL THIS HAPPENED TO ME. I NEVER HAD A WEIGHT ISSUE WHEN I COULD WALK, YET WITH DISC AND JOINT DISEASE AS WELL, I'VE LOST 5 INCHES IN HEIGHT SO I AM NOW SQUASHED DOWN IN A COMPACT SIZE. I DO HAVE A GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR OF WHICH HELPS. THANKS TO ALL!

pjkk
pjkk 2016-11-29 15:53:55 -0600 Report

Try Fermented Apple Cider Vinegar( 2 tbls spoon with water 3 times after meals) , cinnamon, mulberry leaves and fig leaves tea)

imbennett
imbennett 2014-05-03 15:42:17 -0500 Report

Hi Rusty,
I have been diabetic for close to 20 yrs & also have difficulty with depression & asthma. When I am put on prednisone it makes my sugar go over the limits of my meter. My Dr. doesn't like to put me on that drug because of that but occasionally I do need it. My Dr. says when ever a person takes this drug is pushes BG high even if you don't have diabetes. I admire you for your sense of humor. Take care.

damndago1
damndago1 2013-07-09 13:43:29 -0500 Report

that,s great . I joined today and been reading up on some stories here and i think your gonna be my inspireation to be able to get my suger under control.My suger gets so high it won,t register

ejp907
ejp907 2013-06-29 02:10:38 -0500 Report

Good Job,Iam so happy for you. I hope will be able to do the same. I will start counting carbs and see what happens.

2013-06-05 21:08:44 -0500 Report

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cindygal1
cindygal1 2012-05-25 09:55:18 -0500 Report

That is great keep up the good work and keep us posted as you go. You have a very good outlook for what you are facing.

JSJB
JSJB 2011-12-31 17:46:59 -0600 Report

CONGRADULATIONS KAIYLE. I'M IN THE SAME BOAT AS YOU BUT NOT AS HIGH IN BLOOD SUGAR. I'M LOOSING WEIGHT AND COUNTING CARBS. I'LL BE LOOKING FOR UPDATES

why me Lord
why me Lord 2011-11-08 07:55:37 -0600 Report

Wow Kayiyle, U lucky it being over 600, is really dangerous… U could have wnt into a diabetic comma… U had God looking over U… It is good that U have gotten it down so much… Good luck & keep up the good work…

peg50
peg50 2011-07-18 14:50:46 -0500 Report

Congratulations! That is so phenomenal. You are an inspiration to all of us.

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2011-08-03 08:29:59 -0500 Report

Thank you Peg. Truly I have been inspired by you all. I've been inspired by your testimonies of triumphs over adversities and by your passion to not just live life but to truly enjoy it.

MoeGig
MoeGig 2011-07-18 06:25:09 -0500 Report

Great turnaround Kaiyle…Diabetes is a very binary disease. It doesn't care who you are or where you come from. If you follow the rules, you can have a happy healthy life; if you don't, you will suffer a lot of pain, trauma and ultimately death. At 67 years old and after 46 years trying to follow your plan, I still run, ski, play tennis, etc and consider myself quite healthy; but, I've been on a program similar to yours all this time.

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2011-08-03 08:21:28 -0500 Report

Thank you MoeGig. It's so encouraging to read how successful you've been with a similar program I'm doing, and you have maintained it for so many years. You are a beautiful testament to the fact that we can live healthy lives free of any serious complications.

Mickie G
Mickie G 2011-07-18 05:47:51 -0500 Report

It is encouraging to hear about(read) your success! I have recently started a similar treatment plan and wasn't very positive about it being different than previous treatment plans. I finally found a health professional that makes sense to me, so wish me luck and congratulations.

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2011-08-03 08:11:09 -0500 Report

Hello Mickie G. I know you will be successful with this plan because you have the unwavering will to see it through. I have no doubt that what you put into this will pay off healthier for you.

2011-07-18 04:23:48 -0500 Report

I'm jealous Kaiyle!! I'm a complete vegan who consumes no carbs or fruit of any type, and I can't regulate my b/s no matter what I try. You are doing great! Keep up the good work. I hoping that I'll be on that same path right behind you!!

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2011-08-03 08:06:35 -0500 Report

Hello annalease. I pray that things are well with you and that your having success with lowering your blood sugar. I know you'll keep doing the right things, and your body will catch up to your diligence and reward you with lower blood sugars.

MoeGig
MoeGig 2011-07-18 06:39:00 -0500 Report

In my humble opinion, the vegan diet is your enemy. In order to minimize carbs, you have to consume protein and fat—what else is there. Look at it this way, there are many battles in life. As a diabetic, the major (only important) battle I have to fight is to control my blood sugar…everything else pales by comparison. Although it might be nice to be a vegan and have a healthy heart, etc. But in comparison to the importance of maintaining steady controlled blood sugars, it's insignificant, I believe; and, as a vegan, there is nothing you can eat. I can't imagine going on that diet and trying to control sugars. Check out this link if you want to read more:>) http://typeonediabetic45.blogspot.com/

sadi23
sadi23 2011-10-11 19:09:39 -0500 Report

I just want to say, he is not educated in a "Vegan Diet" but when we don't understand that you eat other types of foods, that replace the food, that are eatten in a vegan diet. As when your diagnoses with diabetes, they talk that we have to eat, cards, protien, veggies, fiber all in each meal, and most of us, think protiens as meat, so one would think that could be the reason your having problems..I don't think he was insulting you, just what he thinka vegan diet is all about, and how that fits in a diabetic. It would seem, that the vegan diet might be the problem you are unable to lower your BS. I am sure that you havenm't found that replacment food, that your vegan diet allows, that helps you to lower your blood sugar. keep working with your doctors, and you may want to speak to a Diabetes Dietition, and the importance of certain foods, then see what in the Vegan diet could be eatten in its place. I learned alot, she made me realise what and when to eat, certain food together, and why. But the members on all the connection sites, all to give their stories and what they have went through. We are not here to insult anyone, there are just different types of treatments, and what works for others, I have only been diagnosed with Diabetes, and joined as a member, for a month or so, but I have been a member to the Lupus and COPD and MS for a long time, and I have learned so much and thank everyone so much for their opinons…keep them coming, I don't have to agree, but I wont get mad or lash out, if so remind me why I am here, and I most likely am having a bad day, and I wrote before I thought. Lets learn and help, and try not to shot the messenger..lots of love Sadi23 or Teri

2011-07-20 23:17:26 -0500 Report

You know something MoeGig opinions are like assholes,everyone's got one. I've been a vegan for the past 30 years. And a Type 2 for 16. who do you think you are trying to tell me that the way I choose to live my life is the reason my b/s is all screwed up? All 3 of my Dox say it's the best diet in the world. And I did myself a tremendous amount of good, by giving up all fruits, as well as as carbs. So, why should I take any advice from you? Besides read the address you gave me, it's for type 1. I'm a type 2. Don't you bloody know the difference?

JSJB
JSJB 2011-12-31 17:52:25 -0600 Report

You tell him annalease. i'm not a vegan but I do count carbs and there are times that I eat nothing but salads. I am still trying to find a comfortable diet.

MoeGig
MoeGig 2011-07-21 06:48:58 -0500 Report

I'm sorry I struck a nerve there, but the bottom line is your BG and A1C. Type 1 or 2 doesn't matter. If you're running an A1C higher than the 7's, you have a problem and you will suffer the consequences. The disease doesn't care who you are or what diet/exercise/med program you're on. That's not an opinion, that's a fact.

2011-07-21 14:41:03 -0500 Report

No apologies necessary M8. I know. I just got the damn results from last A1c. And yes, I'm happy that they went down from a 13.5 to a damn 9.5, but sh** it's taking 4ever 4 it 2 get down to at least an 8.0 Heck, I'd would even take a 7.5. Then I'd be doing cartwheels.

MoeGig
MoeGig 2011-07-21 16:04:57 -0500 Report

I agree that a Vegan diet is a very healthy diet…"other things being equal". Trouble is, other things aren't equal for a diabetic. The gorilla in the room is carb control to get to an A1c below 7. I don't see how you can get there unless you start taking insulin…which is not all that bad. Many Type 2's get fed up with the Type 2 typical meds with all the attendent side effects and switch to insulin. Sounds like you're from DownUnder…we spent the month of October last year in New Zealand where everyone's a M8. Great people, great country…Haven't been to Australia.

2011-07-21 18:11:25 -0500 Report

My body unfortunately cannot tolerate any type of man made insulin. So I'm controlling it w/oral meds. Nope, from California. But I've been 2 both New Zealand & Australia. Even swam the great barrier reef.

cavie2
cavie2 2011-07-21 08:01:45 -0500 Report

You certainly did that MoeGig and reading your reply it did sound very much like a criticism of a certain lifestyle, now many vegans and vegetarians feel they are being criticised because they do not eat the carcass of a dead animal and that is their choice to make and it is a healthier way of eating that a meat eater. Although meat may taste scrummy to some people who cannot visualise eating anything else it is not the only choice in life and not necessarily the best choice it is just a personal preference of each individual. annalease may have reacted strongly to your reply but vegans and vegetarians get that rammed down their throats nearly every day, and it is implied there must be something wrong with them if they don't eat dead bodies of animals. I myself was a vegetarian for 18 years then started eating meat again. (Big mistake) the meals I have now mainly consist of vegetarian meals with some small amounts of meat thrown in but not because I think it is healthier than my vegetarian diet because it is not and never will be but that is just my opinion and choice because I am going back to strictly vegetarian as I find myself gagging on meat when i eat it. The way she phrased her reply is questionable but understandable when other people constantly berate people who are "different" from the masses. Your way is neither right nor wrong, but neither is annalease or that of any vegetarian. LOL ☺☺☺

lmkilday
lmkilday 2011-07-17 23:06:23 -0500 Report

Congratulations. There are people in DC that think their lives are over because of a diagnosis of diabetes. I hope they read your discussion to see that life isn't over because of a diagnosis of diabetes. If diabetes is the worst thing that has happened in their lives, I'm jealous.

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2011-08-03 08:00:19 -0500 Report

At first, it shook me to learn that I was a diabetic, but I quickly came to the realization that this was a wakeup call to finally take better care of myself.

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