Hallelujah I'm Healed!

  • booboolv

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    Sep 25, 2012 1:07 AM GMT
    OK, maybe not healed, persay, but check this out:

    Two months ago I was taking six shots of insulin a day, and my blood glucose readings were still generally above normal. Now I no longer use insulin because my blood glucose is (and remains) in the normal range of 80 - 120. Usually it is below 110. What caused this change? I believe it is because I've changed my eating habits to avoid unnecessary carbohydrates and I've started exercising.

    I understand that for many of you guys exercise has been such a normal part of your life for so long you can't imagine any sort of life without it. That I am free of insulin (and medication for high blood pressure, btw) I can no longer imagine a sedentary lifestyle either.

    It is in large part, due to the motivation I've found here that I am on the road to a healthier and happier life. Thank you
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    Sep 25, 2012 3:09 AM GMT
    Awesome news! Glad to hear/read a success story about this. I may even send the link to a few "fat" people I've been corresponding with (I used to be 70 lbs heavier, with borderline atrial fib).
  • booboolv

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    Sep 25, 2012 3:28 AM GMT
    Doctors and others have told me diabetes is a life long degenerative illness. I think for some there is a more biological source for diabetes. For others it is more environmental. I changed my environment from stuffing my face in front of the tv to working hard at the gym. Presumably I was overconsuming carbs in virtually every form. Now it's chicken and salad. I miss pizza and potatoes the most.
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    Sep 25, 2012 4:57 AM GMT
    I have a friend That has been on the Paleo diet for a little less than a year and his blood pressure and insulin are now normal. Still has low T though. He also has lost around 30 lbs.
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    Sep 25, 2012 5:00 AM GMT
    You can control diabetes with diet and exercise!

    Congratulations! That's fantastic!!!
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Sep 25, 2012 5:00 AM GMT
    Blessings Health is more important than a good f..k?

  • booboolv

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    Sep 25, 2012 5:19 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidEat a lot of green vegetables too.

    Foods high in fiber have a lower glycemic simply because the fiber slows down the conversion of carbohydrates into simpler sugars.


    I'm not really good with my green veggies. I know I should do better. And the lower glycemic, I know your right and I try to aim for ways to lower the G.I. of my diet in general. Thanks for the input. It is greatly appreciated. I keep telling myself I'm gonna be a "real jock" someday!
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    Sep 25, 2012 11:29 PM GMT
    By following a low-carb diet, I was able to eliminate 20mgs of glyburide from my medication schedule. With great diet and plenty of exercise(weights and walking) my A1C is down to 5.7. If I can lose about 15-20 lbs, my doctor says I can eliminate most of my 1,000mgs of metformin. Payoff -- check blood sugar more frequently

    Congrats, OP, you are a terrific success story!!
  • LJay

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    Sep 25, 2012 11:48 PM GMT
    Go, guy, go!

    That is really good news!

    Try steaming some veggies. Gives great flavor with little fuss.
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    Sep 25, 2012 11:56 PM GMT
    Awesome news! Congratulations!!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 26, 2012 12:31 AM GMT
    Our work here is done!!!
  • camfer

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    Sep 26, 2012 12:41 AM GMT
    Such great news! Keep it up! Good eating and movement becomes its own reward.
  • booboolv

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    Sep 26, 2012 3:06 AM GMT
    xalphaa saidOur work here is done!!!


    LOL. No way man! This is only a baby step on my journey to fitness. One of these days you all will be trying to bed the hot old dude I'm destined to become! icon_wink.gif
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Sep 26, 2012 3:35 AM GMT
    I look forward to the next 6 months of your progress...... Ready, set, .....

    Way to go man!
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    Sep 26, 2012 3:43 AM GMT
    Awesome accomplishment! Way to go!!
  • booboolv

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    Sep 26, 2012 6:32 AM GMT
    Guys, THANK YOU for all the positive comments! You don't know how important it is... or you probably do, since you did leave them, after all! LOL

    I never thought I'd make it this far. Now that I have, I have more motivation to continue on this amazing journey. Again, thank you!