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Old 03-05-2012, 20:13   #101
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This is really wonderful news - and keeping your bg <120 w/out meds, after what you've gone through?, amazing.

Whew!

Not knowledgeable enough about how much stock to put into the HOMA2, but hopefully someone who is will come along shortly.
Thanks moon. I am very happy at the moment. I am still wondering how much harder it will get after the met is fully out of my system. It is basically the low carb to no carb and the fact I can now exercise again that is keeping me low. I am used to it though so it isn't an issue.

I found the HOMA2 calculator in a thread by mcs in the lounge regarding testing insulin resistance. Thought I would give it a whirl. I am not taking much stake in it but I still think I am not very resistant. I don't know why I think this. It is just a gut feeling. I can keep good numbers fairly easily with my diet. The exercise helps if I over do it a bit. The thing is, I got exactly what I expected when I did the calculator. Just don't know if it is useful or not. I feel I need more data points to test its accuracy but don't see the doc letting me do a bunch of tests to satisfy my curiosity.

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Old 04-06-2012, 08:22   #102
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I have been on a LCHF, non medicated, controlled diabetes high lately so I wanted to post an update to my story as you guys and gals are the only ones who understand.

A few years ago, I started wondering what happened to me. I had always pushed myself to the absolute limit in everything I did but I had lost the drive and desire and passion that had driven me my entire life. It was like my flame had fizzled out. I often wondered if I had just burned myself out. I thought I had given all I had. Just didn't have it in me anymore.

Then I was diagnosed with D and as can be seen in this thread and much like a lot of others here, It was a horrible introduction. It seemed that all my fears of D were coming true. I honestly thought I was on borrowed time and it was running out at light speed. I lost over 35lbs through muscle atrophy, had a quack for a doctor and had meds do far more harm than good. Well, things have changed quite dramatically.

I am now off all meds, have gained back more than half my weight and can honestly say that I feel better than I can ever remember feeling. I have moved to a nearly carb free existence and it is absolutely wonderful. I have lost all cravings for carbs. Even my beloved crackers are gone and I don't really miss them. I didn't give them up because I had to either. I gave them up because I wanted to. I have found that the further I get from carbs, the better I feel.

I can once again stand up straight and have pep back in my step. I am constantly getting comments on how much healthier and younger I look. I have crazy levels of energy and can hardly keep myself contained sitting in my office everyday.

I no longer have night sweats, vision issues or frequent bathroom breaks. My bg has become rock solid. The numbers aren't as low as I would like yet but the delta is so low that it often surprises me. It is like my bg hardly moves. I just feel amazing. Almost like I'm 20 again.

I know D ebbs and flows but right now, I am on a peak. I have made peace with this stowaway of ours, for the moment at least. It was one of the toughest battles I have had but this fight was mine. The rematch won't be worth seeing though. When I can see it coming, it won't have a chance.

I appreciate all the support from this forum. I don't know how I would have done it with this place.

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I am soooo glad it's working out for you now. It was heartbreaking watching you battle it and getting further and further away from where you wanted and needed to be.

Well done! I'm sure now you're feeling so well you'll have the physical and mental resources to battle whatever D throws you in the future.

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If ever there were an amazing success story, it is YOU! As Ann says, it was truly heartbreaking to see you wasting away, and the pain you & your family endured had to have been agonizing.

So this post is one of the happiest I've ever seen on this forum . . . you've made my day! (((David)))




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What a great post to wake up to - I'm gonna be happy all day because of it. It's amazing how quickly change can happen, isn't it?

You really stuck with it through an amazingly trying time - and what well-deserved reward

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That's wonderful success story and I agree that it's a great way to begin a day! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Keep up the good work!




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Thank you everyone. I am glad it has made some of you smile as it was all of you who really helped me beat this and made it so I can smile again. Your words of encouragement were an inspiration.

There were many times I wanted to just give up. I went in thinking I could beat this no problem. Things just kept getting worse though. It seemed I was doing everything right but it was all going wrong. Reading through these forums and seeing the tremendous support through out helped me see that I could beat this.

I owe you all a debt of gratitude.

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Thank you for all the hard work you put into your life with "D". Your story is inspiring to me as it seems that I have had more days lately when I wanted to give up. Thank you for sharing your story and have a wonderful weekend.

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Thank you for all the hard work you put into your life with "D". Your story is inspiring to me as it seems that I have had more days lately when I wanted to give up. Thank you for sharing your story and have a wonderful weekend.
I am glad my story can help someone else.

I dont think you will but please dont give up. We can all beat this if we work hard at it.

I actually just had a new turn with my battle. I had 4 wisdom teeth that were apperantly infected. Ever since stopping meds I have struggled to get my fasting below 110. It seemed that no matter what I did, I just couldn't break that mark. Well, last Monday I had all 4 wisdom teeth romoved. For the past 3 days my fasting has been below 100. It was 99 on Saturday, 97 on Sunday and 95 today. I am so happy. That was the one thing that bothered me after stopping the meds.

Is it possible that the infection from my teeth was holding my bg higher or was it the fact that I didnt really eat much the first couple of days? I have been back on my standard diet for 4 days. I guess time will tell. If the numbers stay down, I will be very, very happy.

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Must have been a sweet tooth or two in the bunch. Congrats

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