What A Difference In Just Two Months!

Kaiyle
By Kaiyle Latest Reply 2014-09-18 05:29:30 -0500
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!!!


180 replies

Katleedexter
Katleedexter 2010-09-16 13:59:11 -0300 Report

Kaiyle,
Thank you for the recipes you posted and this inspiring story. I am in tears right now thinking that I might just be able to grasp this condition and live well. Thank you!

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2010-09-19 21:43:30 -0300 Report

Yes you can, Ms. Katleedexter, live well!!! I look forward to reading your inspiring story of your great comeback and your even greater journey of living well for the rest of your beautiful life!!!

jaclyncrystal
jaclyncrystal 2010-09-13 17:05:45 -0300 Report

wow, congratulations you must be so proud, I look forward to the day I too can write a note like yours. hugs jackie

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2010-09-19 21:37:35 -0300 Report

I have no doubt Jaclyncrystal that you will soon be posting your incredibe achievements, and I will take great pleasure in celebrating your victories as well : )

Swbtab03
Swbtab03 2010-09-13 09:57:54 -0300 Report

Great job, keep it going, what a inspiration. I lost 30lbs in first few months after finding out, then it stopped like the scale is stuck. once in a while it goes down but goes right back up, to same number. But this past few weeks went on overnight shift and already dropped off 5 lbs so, hopefully can get it back off. I'm with you on clothes, great feeling to get into clothes that you could not in a long time. I have a few pairs of pants I cannot wear now because they are to big for me lol. Got a few xl shirts I fit into now which is cool.

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2010-09-19 21:34:58 -0300 Report

Hello Swbtab. Thank you for sharing your inspirational testimony and for igniting hope in all who need to be reminded that they too can do the same.

bizzach
bizzach 2010-09-12 12:21:46 -0300 Report

I also am struggling with weight loss and recently shed 50 unneeded pounds still cant get tat cholesterol down are you taking any meds for cholesterol? I take Lovaza but i think i need a different med besides my exercise and watching what i eat. You are truly an inspiration to me as a sucessful healthy person.

1creekindian
1creekindian 2010-09-16 20:36:03 -0300 Report

have you tried ground flax seed?, flax seed is good for cholesterol. you should use about 4 ounces a day, I usually sprinkile it in my cereal, or soup, just about anything, sometimes I will sprinkle it in applesauce. I don't have a problem with chelesterol, but I use it for my diabetes. but i have a friend that her cholesterol was like in the 400's and since she started using it, within in about 6 months she had it down to like 150. so I would suggest trying it.

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2010-09-12 19:48:03 -0300 Report

I celebrate your success of a 50 lb. weight loss!!! I am taking 10 mg. of Zocor. Don't be dscouraged by your numbers because they will eventually show how well you are taking care of your body.

nuyorican64
nuyorican64 2010-09-12 11:53:32 -0300 Report

Hello Fellow Members I have had Diabetes for 4 years and i tell you i thought i was alone in this battle for my life it is truly inspiring when i see that people are actually having daily wins and that there is a light at the end of the tunnel

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2010-09-12 19:33:14 -0300 Report

You are not alone Nuyorican!!! Whether sooner or a little later, hard work does pay off. You just keep at it and the numbers will catch up and reflect the diligence of your invested time of managing your diabetes and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

sugrfre
sugrfre 2010-09-13 11:39:51 -0300 Report

Hi everyone. This is my first time. I have had Type 2 diabetes for more than 7 years. Finally decided to accept it when my meds went up to 15 pills in a.m. with 2 shots and 15 pills in p.m with 2 shots. I have had gastric sleeve surgery for weight loss (March 2010) and have so far lost over 75 lbs. but still can't get glucose below 150. Stays closer to 280-300. Not eating much…surgery won't let me. still can't lose the lbs. Drink a Sprite once every 2-3 weeks, plenty of water and crystal light. No real appetite for food. Love the sargento cheese sticks (found out too many calories…stopped then). Because of diabetes, have destroyed the nerves in my feet…need to exercise but feet won't let me. So, I just barely eat and sit all day long. Am getting very disappointed in myself for letting my self get to this. now after all this surgery, Dr. tells me that my thyroid is acting up and may have to have surgery. God, can't win this battle for losing. What am I doing wrong or what should I be doing that I am not…HELP. Wow, feels better just getting that off of my chest. Thanks for listening (or reading)…Billie

Pynetree
Pynetree 2010-09-20 10:51:59 -0300 Report

Hey Billie…things are looking a bit bleek to you right now, but you've gone through a lot lately. I applaud you for taking the steps and getting gastric sleeve surgery. And a 75 lb. loss is great, in only 6 mos. You just need to find a livable diet for you. How much protein should you be getting? Did you talk to a dietician since this surgery? Maybe you could do some chair exercises…That's what I'm trying to do. Once you do a bit, you will feel better about everything. It will be taking controll back a bit at a time. I am wishing you strength (and sending a prayer up) ! I'll be thinking of you today and hoping you do a bit of chair exercise. You are too strong a person to just wallow! Theresa

1creekindian
1creekindian 2010-09-16 20:44:39 -0300 Report

sugrfre, I am so sorry you are having a difficult time. when you say you can't excercise because of your feet, I still encourage you to do simpple excersices, like leg lifts, sit ups, do bicycle rows with your legs, until you can start doing some things on your feet. even if you only walk a minute or 2 a day, until you can build up to more. don't just give up. If you have extra money and can go to a gym that offers a personal trainer that can help you with your condition, that would be wonderul. Just a thought for you, even if you just do a little everyday, this will help you in the long run. good luck, and keep me posted on how you are doing. Thanks B

Ms. Sims90
Ms. Sims90 2010-09-11 00:52:15 -0300 Report

dat great i wish i can say da same thing for me… i need help bad

jayabee52
jayabee52 2010-09-11 02:05:46 -0300 Report

I believe you CAN with dedication to a goal and working toward your goal.

I suspect Kaiyle worked hard to get where she is. You might want to invite her to be your friend, and then email her to ask how she did it. I have invited you to be my friend. If you don't know how to invite a person to be friends email me and I'll tell you.

Blessings to you and yours
James

BTW a BIG WELCOME to You !

nikadee
nikadee 2010-09-08 15:13:28 -0300 Report

i was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at 23…then went right into denial, for the most part i had ignored my diabetes…well, im 38, and last february i had a massive heart attack, which required a stent…4 weeks later my appendix ruptured, my triglycerides were 1300, and in general all my cholesterol was horrific…i have 5 adopted special needs children, i made a promise when i was gifted with these children…that i would raise them, love them and be there for them…so i pulled me head out, my cholesterol is normal, my triglycerides are down to 200, and my a1c is down to 7.5…i hadnt seen a blood sugar reading under 900 ever…now its never over 140…for anyone thats struggling, find a focal point, support and dig in…for me, it was my babies!!!! if i can do this…anyone can…

swanslake54
swanslake54 2010-09-09 16:01:47 -0300 Report

You should be very proud of yourself, you have a beautiful family. May God keep you in his care and you continue to improve on your health for your fmily.

nikadee
nikadee 2010-09-10 00:39:50 -0300 Report

thank you…i figure we all better stick together, cause nobody really understands diabetes, except a diabetic…

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2010-09-09 04:33:05 -0300 Report

What an amazing miracle you are!!! Thank you for sharing your inspirational testimony of an incredible fight and comeback with us!!!

judylynn4168
judylynn4168 2010-09-08 13:43:28 -0300 Report

I WANT TO TELL MY FRIENDS I,M HAVING MY SURGERY ON FRIDAY.I KNOW THINGS WILL GO GOOD AND MY SUGARS ARE REALY GOOD .I,LL KEEP YOU UP DATED HOW THINGS TURN OUT(MY GALLBLDER IS COMING OUT).TAKE CARE.JUDY

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-09-09 10:34:45 -0300 Report

Happy day,
I will stand on the wall in the name of Jesus, concerning your surgery. I pray that God touch everyone that will have anything to do w/you @ this time from the Drs. all in surgery dept. the aides & cleanup crew. I pray that God touch you from the top of your head to the sole of your feet & the dept of your heart. Be blessed & know that you are favored in the name of Jesus. I will be waiting for your praise report.

Working for Jesus, & Loving it.
Mama Dee

MAYS
MAYS 2010-09-08 14:26:56 -0300 Report

Here's to wishing (and praying for) a succesful surgery.

~Mays~

aprilsmom
aprilsmom 2010-09-07 23:40:04 -0300 Report

Hi Kalyle, I'm Donna. I just found out I have type 2 about a month ago. My A1C was over 13, but my Dr. says she feels this will be normal by next visit. I have changed so many things. When she said my BS was 406 it scared me to
death!! I jumped on my bike and FLEW!!!! I have already got it back to normal, and I can't believe the differance in the way I feel. I actually feel normal again. I was litterally dragging my self through every step of everyday of my life, no energy at all. I thought I was depressed, sleeping all the time.

Yesterday I actually came home from work and steem cleaned 3 rooms of carpet!!! This is a task that would require at least a 3 day weekend last month!! I'm getting my house togeather again.

Got any advice for a begginer?? I'm afraid my will power will drop and I will go back to feeling that awful again!!! Congrats on your success!!!

ANYONE with ideas please reply!!!

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2010-09-08 10:56:37 -0300 Report

Thank you Donna. Whether you're a beginner or not, we all have those times we feel like we're falling off the wagon. So when I feel like I'm being zapped of my zeal, I put on one of my favorite Cds, listen to a favorite song on there and just listen to the words and the music. Then I find myself on my feet, dancing and before I even realize it, I have done an hour of aerobic dancing. I just get so lost in the music, I don't focus on the fact that it's an actual workout.

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2010-09-07 08:20:12 -0300 Report

Hello Penny, my lovely friend. First of all, I congratulate you on a fantastic achievement of a 53 lb. weight loss. We have all been there where our weight loss seems to come to a standstill at times. Yet don't let this discourage you from remaining committed to your exercising, taking your meds, and eating healthy because the weight loss in pounds will kick in again. Meanwhile, don't be driven by the weight loss in pounds, but rather focus on the weight loss in inches and the pounds will eventually catch up.

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2010-09-07 08:19:56 -0300 Report

Hello Penny, my lovely friend. First of all, I congratulate you on a fantastic achievement of a 53 lb. weight loss. We have all been there where our weight loss seems to come to a standstill at times. Yet don't let this discourage you from remaining committed to your exercising, taking your meds, and eating healthy because the weight loss in pounds will kick in again. Meanwhile, don't be driven by the weight loss in pounds, but rather focus on the weight loss in inches and the pounds will eventually catch up.

sisson
sisson 2010-09-07 05:00:03 -0300 Report

Hi Kaiyle
I am so happy for you that you are doing so good for yourself. Since I have lost my 53pd I can't lose any more maybe you can help me Penny

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2010-09-07 06:53:39 -0300 Report

Hello Penny, my lovely friend. First of all, I congratulate you on a fantastic achievement of a 53 lb. weight loss. We have all been there where our weight loss seems to come to a standstill at times. Yet don't let this discourage you from remaining committed to your exercising, taking your meds, and eating healthy because the weight loss in pounds will kick in again. Meanwhile, don't be driven by the weight loss in pounds, but rather focus on the weight loss in inches and the pounds will eventually catch up.

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2010-09-07 06:10:48 -0300 Report

Hello Penny, my lovely friend. First of all, I congratulate you on a fantastic achievement of a 53lb. weight loss. We have all been there where it seems like our weight loss has come to a standstill. Don't be discouraged by this, but continue faithfully with your exercising, taking your meds, and eating healthy, and the weight loss in pounds will kick in again. Meanwhile, don't be driven by the weight loss in pounds, but focus on the weight loss in inches and the pounds will catch up soon enough.

UniquelyMe
UniquelyMe 2010-09-04 19:03:55 -0300 Report

Wow…that is great…as Tony the Tiger would say. How did u do it? I was DX'ed March 09, and my A1C was 12.5…put on pills, changed them alot, now I do 4 shots of Novolin a day..It's helping but not nearly enough…now my Endo has moved to Canada and I have to see a new one in Oct. and I"m afraid he'll change everything…

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2010-09-04 19:27:35 -0300 Report

No one knows better than you about how your body feels and how it's adjusting to your insulin. So look forward to this physician coming and be prepared to discuss what is working for you and expect that he will work with you to keep your progress going. So, how did I do it? Aside from taking Metformin, Glipizide, and counting carbs, my greatest weapon in lowering my A1c has been daily exercise.

Mdkesi
Mdkesi 2014-09-18 07:29:30 -0300 Report

Hi, prediabetic here. Reading and learning all I can here to stop my progress down the road to D. Can you tell me if you limited your carbs to a certain number per meal? Or a total daily number? And could you share what your normal carb intake was? Thanks so much!

Swbtab03
Swbtab03 2010-09-04 13:34:03 -0300 Report

Instead of looking for the like this button I was looking for the love this button, wow whatever you did what a great job, do tell though what kind of foods have you been eating, and what kind of portions have you been eating.
Are you just on Metformin or some other type of meds that has helped, I myself am on metformin.

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2010-09-04 15:51:07 -0300 Report

I am on 500mg of Metformin and 10mg of Glipizide. Most days I only need the one dose of Metformin because exercising keeps my blood sugars in the 70-120 range. I read labels on everything, looking at sodium, fat, carbs, sat. fat, fat calories, fiber, protein, etc. As far as my food portions, I follow this…

What I've learned in my diabetic class is that we can have 45-60 grams of carbs per meal and 15-25 grams of carbs per snack. Also 10-15 grams of fat per meal, no more than 35-55 grams of fat per day. You can also subtract from your total carb grams any fiber grams.

lrt_4_69@yahoo.com
lrt_4_69@yahoo.com 2010-09-04 13:25:59 -0300 Report

Have you tried eating for your blood type it is slowly working for me and I have managed to keep my Lupus at bay for the last 6 months, but, with the winter months fast approaching I won't be so lucky because the weather really makes me hurt so bad that I am sometimes hospitalized.

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2010-09-04 17:45:41 -0300 Report

Thank you for being vocal about the success you're having with eating right for your blood type. I was doing a little research on it, and I have found it to be most enlightening. With your eating healthy this way, I truly do believe that your body is going to handle the winter months quite well.

http://dadamo.com/

LrdThantos
LrdThantos 2010-09-03 16:18:06 -0300 Report

keep it up you well feel even better about your self in the end Take it from me I have lost a total of 147 lb sense i was told i was diabetic in April of 09 I was 300 plus my sugar was 710 when I found out now it's in the low 90 so keep it up

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2010-09-03 16:56:29 -0300 Report

Thank you for sharing such an inspirational journey of success. Just a true testament that hard work will absolutely reap its rewards in time.

abblue
abblue 2010-09-03 14:11:33 -0300 Report

Great job! I too have struggled with controlling my blood sugars. When I went to the doctor last, he suggested a 2-3 day hospital stay to get them under control and then to maintain. It worked. I'm out of the hospital and now trying to maintain. It showed me that if I check my bs regularly, count the carbs of what I'm eating, and get some exercise everyday, my bs will stay in control. I don't know what I was thinking before. guess I was in serious denial. I wanted to be normal like everyone else and I'm not. congrats on your success and keep it going. I'm looking at this by taking it one day at a time. one victory at a time.

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2010-09-03 14:56:11 -0300 Report

Thank you, and congratulations to you on your progress and success with keeping your blood sugars under control. No you're not normal like everyone else; you are extraordinary!!!

nativity4me
nativity4me 2010-09-03 13:42:28 -0300 Report

thats awesome! feels good too see great results! keep up the good work! MICHELLE

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2010-09-03 13:54:41 -0300 Report

Thank you for that Michelle. It's a pleasure to meet you, and thank you for accepting my request of friendship. I wish for you overwhelming success in your fight against this disease, and don't ever submit to it!!!

retta 1
retta 1 2010-09-02 09:56:11 -0300 Report

i'm 69 yrs of age,been a diabetic for 8 yrs.i have my bs down and it has been a fight to do it,but why is my bs so high in the mornings after more than 8 hrs with nothing to eat at noon yesterday my bs was 95,then i eat an early dinner then i go for a walk,then in bed by 9 pm ,so i can read a book,take my nite bs and it was 118 last nite and this a.m 114.why?it makes no sense to me.

congrats kailye,you are doing real good,losing your weight is a big help.i have only lost 16lbs this yr,but i do have a very bad back and can't excersize like i used to but waking around the block helps,sorry i don't want to but into your moment of glory, but keep up the good work.glad ur my friend.

boy of steel
boy of steel 2010-09-02 17:54:22 -0300 Report

hi retta…don't have diabetes at all or never had a test to sure if i am one,hopefully i'm not…well,just want you to know that i joined the group because you look like my mom..we're not living together though i love her so much!,,i don't know but what i'm feeling for you now is extremely warm,that concern and prayers are to you from ME!…you take care retta, i'm so happy with your achievement in fighting diabetes for 8 yrs..God bless…

Lilylove50
Lilylove50 2010-09-01 22:42:12 -0300 Report

Congratulations. Is a big accomplishment.

Hi, my name is Lily and I have diabetes 2 for the last 10 years. Sorry if I sound a little frustrated but for the last 2 years, I have been fighting to keep a low sugar level using Janumet and now Levemir injections. Now the Doctor said to stop the pills and use only the injection until I see an endocrinologist to assess my case.

I feel my doctor has taken too long to make that decision and now I am hoping there is still help for me.

I am obese and joined a kickboxing class since February which allowed me to lose 30 pounds. That part is great because I feel more energized but still, thinking of my sugar levels have been keeping me depressed.

Just venting! But happy to be here.

abblue
abblue 2010-09-03 14:14:58 -0300 Report

Wow, I"m surprised your doctor waited 10 years to refer you to an endocrinologist. Mine sent me directly to one right after he diagnosed me with Type 2. I hope you will get the guidance you need from your endo.

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2010-09-02 16:47:30 -0300 Report

Hello Lily. It is good to meet you. I'd rather you vent than to keep your frustrations bottled up. I want you to focus on the positive things that are going on in your life, and eventually those blood sugars are going to evidence your hard work. So kickboxing and a 30 lb. weight loss is two of those positive things!!! You go girl!!! I'm into Tae Kwon Do myself. I'm currently an 8th gup yellow belt, working towards my green belt. You stay in the fight, Lily, against this disease, and don't ever submit to it!!!

Lilylove50
Lilylove50 2010-09-04 17:02:15 -0300 Report

Thank you Kaiyle. I was just transitioned to Novo injections and continue Levemir. The scary part was that after the first shot of Novo, the sugar levels went down by 11 points or at 273 but two hours later it was at 420. No eating in between. I am having a hard time finding the balance but found out I lost another 9 pounds. Thanks for listening. Lily

leolioness
leolioness 2010-09-01 14:09:18 -0300 Report

Wow Kaiyle…You GO GIRL!! That is an amazing recovery in such a relatively short time. Surely it is more than diet…I'm guessing that you have become very active as well! I see my doctor tomorrow after 2 months of last seeing her and I can only hope for the same good results! Keep on the obvious right path you are on now. Proud of you!

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2010-09-02 16:54:02 -0300 Report

Thank you Leolioness. Yes it is more than diet, it is also daily exercise along with taking meds. I hope you received some great test results. Please get back with me and share what your diligent hard work has achieved.

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2010-08-30 21:32:43 -0300 Report

I just want to take time to thank everyone for your well wishes, cheering me on, and for celebrating my success with me. I am grateful and humbled by your show of kindness towards me. Truly, It is by the grace of God that I have achieved this success.

sugrfre
sugrfre 2010-09-13 12:01:09 -0300 Report

Just by reading your accomplishments and the joy you have in lifting everyone's spirits, I feel like I have found a friend who truly understands the ups and downs of diabetes. you are a beautiful person and well blessed in God's eyes. Please keep the inspirational words of encouragement coming…Billie in west texas

theladyiscrazy
theladyiscrazy 2010-08-30 16:42:02 -0300 Report

WONDERFUL!!!!!!! You did a wonderful job! Care to share any secrets?

Kaiyle
Kaiyle 2010-08-30 21:23:31 -0300 Report

: ) No secrets…I've just been dancing to my favorite music for an hour, six days a week and riding my stationary bike for six miles, 3-4 days a week. I know, that's a lot of work, but I make it as enjoyable as possible. I lose myself in the music and forget about it being exercise.

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