What A Difference In Just Two Months!

By Kaiyle Latest Reply 2018-05-03 22:24:54 -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!!!

199 replies

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 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.

ownedmanatee 2011-02-03 11:47:41 -0600 Report

good for you guys. When I was diagnosed, my a1c was up to 14.6. Then, 5 months later, I was down to 7.2. It was great, and it hasn't been 3 months since my last a1c, but hopefuly when that time comes i will see another dramatic drop. My parent's a1c's are around 5. Hopefully I can get around there sometime in the near future. Thank you.


Kaiyle 2011-02-08 19:00:08 -0600 Report

Congrats on getting your A1c down to 7.2, and I have no doubt that you will reach an even better A1c on your next testing and will ultimately reach your goal of 5.

Mr. Joeboss
Mr. Joeboss 2010-12-08 13:58:25 -0600 Report

That is GREAT to achieve those results inside 2 months, I want to do the same thing so I can get off of the meds. and be a little healthier.

Kaiyle 2011-01-18 11:24:20 -0600 Report

Mr. Joeboss, I have no doubt that you will be successful on your journey to become a healthier you. Be overwhelmingly blessed, my friend.

thriftshopgal 2010-09-25 10:06:50 -0500 Report

This gives some motivation to try to lose weight again.Since i have become diabetic ; it seems harder to lose the weight.

Daisy_Mae 2010-09-25 07:30:32 -0500 Report

Sorry to take so long to answer your friend request! It has been crazy around here! I love your story, and have been there, done that thing with the BG's off the chart! I have been diabetic since I was 6 (which makes me an antique, I guess) and was diagnosed extremely brittle when I was mid-20's. I was on the pump for several years, and loved it, but when I moved to a farm out in the country, the infusion sets wouldn't stay on. So I went back on multiple injections, but by this time, the pen had come along so I didn't have to pack along a pharmacy to go out with friends, and I like it much better. I walked a mile a day for a year before I could do any better than that, and am up to 2 miles now, but I can't do 2 miles 2 days in a row yet. Working on it…
Have a blessed day and keep up the good work! Proud of you!

Kaiyle 2011-01-18 11:29:48 -0600 Report

Hello Daisy Mae. What a beautiful inspiration you are!!! Your will and zeal for life shines through, touching every life you encounter and embrace.

rosiet 2010-09-23 14:29:59 -0500 Report

congrats on lowering your a1c and losing a few pounds. that is really an inspiration to me. do keep up the good work.

Krista Marie
Krista Marie 2010-09-19 19:54:47 -0500 Report

I just wanted to add my congratulations. You are an inspiration, and I am certain that you will keep up the great work.

Kaiyle 2010-09-19 20:02:43 -0500 Report

Thank you so much Krista. I appreciate your encouraging confidence in me. May your precious life be filled with overwhelming joy, love, laughter, and blessings. May you also experience daily victories in your fight against this disease, and don't ever submit to it!!!

Katleedexter 2010-09-16 11:59:11 -0500 Report

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 2010-09-19 19:43:30 -0500 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 2010-09-13 15:05:45 -0500 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 2010-09-19 19:37:35 -0500 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 2010-09-13 07:57:54 -0500 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 2010-09-19 19:34:58 -0500 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 2010-09-12 10:21:46 -0500 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 2010-09-16 18:36:03 -0500 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 2010-09-12 17:48:03 -0500 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 2010-09-12 09:53:32 -0500 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 2010-09-12 17:33:14 -0500 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 2010-09-13 09:39:51 -0500 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 2010-09-20 08:51:59 -0500 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 2010-09-16 18:44:39 -0500 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 2010-09-10 22:52:15 -0500 Report

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

jayabee52 2010-09-11 00:05:46 -0500 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


nikadee 2010-09-08 13:13:28 -0500 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 2010-09-09 14:01:47 -0500 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 2010-09-09 22:39:50 -0500 Report

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

Kaiyle 2010-09-09 02:33:05 -0500 Report

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

judylynn4168 2010-09-08 11:43:28 -0500 Report


Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-09-09 08:34:45 -0500 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 2010-09-08 12:26:56 -0500 Report

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


aprilsmom 2010-09-07 21:40:04 -0500 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 2010-09-08 08:56:37 -0500 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 2010-09-07 06:20:12 -0500 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 2010-09-07 06:19:56 -0500 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 2010-09-07 03:00:03 -0500 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 2010-09-07 04:53:39 -0500 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 2010-09-07 04:10:48 -0500 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 2010-09-04 17:03:55 -0500 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 2010-09-04 17:27:35 -0500 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 2014-09-18 05:29:30 -0500 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 2010-09-04 11:34:03 -0500 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 2010-09-04 13:51:07 -0500 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 2010-09-04 11:25:59 -0500 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 2010-09-04 15:45:41 -0500 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.


LrdThantos 2010-09-03 14:18:06 -0500 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 2010-09-03 14:56:29 -0500 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 2010-09-03 12:11:33 -0500 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 2010-09-03 12:56:11 -0500 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 2010-09-03 11:42:28 -0500 Report

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

Kaiyle 2010-09-03 11:54:41 -0500 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!!!

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