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1r1shayes 01-06-2019 13:42

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Good morning I'm new to this forum but I've been a diabetic since 2008 . In 2017 I was on three different meds and facing the need to go on insulin when I discovered the keto diet. In just 19 months I have lost 86 lb, been able to eliminate all three of my diabetic meds and have an A1C of 5.2. I eliminated my high blood pressure med and my cholesterol med . I also healed my ibs/ recurrent diverticulitis. I feel better and younger than I have in years. I believe keto is the fountain of youth!

itissteve 01-06-2019 14:28

Thanks for joining in, 1r1shayes! Many of us here are eating keto (or at least low-carb/high fat) and I know others are thinking about it. Your experiences in getting over the humps of the transition will be valuable here, I'm sure.

div2live 01-06-2019 15:16

Welcome....it is so good to find someone new (diabetic) on the forum that has already found the 'fountain' of youth that eating 'keto' or low carb high fat can bring. For me the change came in 2015! I lost 70lbs. so far, my blood pressure and cholesterol normalized. I got off of statins, dropped my blood pressure meds in half, stopped taking water pills, and dropped my nightly injections of slow acting insulin from 126u to 26u! My A1c dropped from 9+ to 5.8....and my wife and I went skiing for the first time in over 45yrs, we are both 68 years old, retired and having more fun than ever....


Please stay active with us and help us help other find their own 'fountain of youth'....so many need our help, and here is where we can help them...

1r1shayes 01-06-2019 15:36

Div2live, hubby and I went skiing a few weeks ago, as well. Hubby skis regularly, but it was my first time in many years. Once I got past my fear of breaking something, I had a blast!

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mbuster 01-06-2019 15:57

Hi 1r1shayes, welcome to the forum.

Glad to hear of your success with keto, that is what worked for me as well

Looking forward to seeing more posts from you..

alamogirl 01-08-2019 14:17

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Originally Posted by 1r1shayes (Post 1314713)
Good morning I'm new to this forum but I've been a diabetic since 2008 . In 2017 I was on three different meds and facing the need to go on insulin when I discovered the keto diet. In just 19 months I have lost 86 lb, been able to eliminate all three of my diabetic meds and have an A1C of 5.2. I eliminated my high blood pressure med and my cholesterol med . I also healed my ibs/ recurrent diverticulitis. I feel better and younger than I have in years. I believe keto is the fountain of youth!

Bravo to you! That is awesome! I hope you continue to post. I've learned so much from everyone on this forum, and I hope to learn from you too :smile2:.

Welcome to the forum!

div2live 01-08-2019 16:45

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Originally Posted by 1r1shayes (Post 1314729)
Div2live, hubby and I went skiing a few weeks ago, as well. Hubby skis regularly, but it was my first time in many years. Once I got past my fear of breaking something, I had a blast!

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That's great! We grew up in Colorado and only skied once together before we were married. We left CO in 1986 and although we visit every year, it has always been a summer mountain visit, not winter visit until last year. We skied at Crested Butte, the snow was not great, but with the snow making and cold high mountains they groomed the snow very well.


I recall, as I went down my first run, I kept thinking "don't fall" "don't fall"! After I made it down, without falling, I thought Wow! I can do this....amazed myself at 68, inspiring us to try it again and just prepare better so we don't poop out so fast. Of course the base altitude and CB is like 10,000 feet....so that contributed to our tiredness after a run or two. But, still an amazing experience.

If I had not found this website in 2015 and taken control of my diabetes, losing 70lbs on top of that...this ski thing would never of happened. Just one of many benefits on controlling diabetes and living a healthier lifestyle.


Where did you guy ski at?

1r1shayes 01-08-2019 16:48

Shanty Creek/Schuss Mountain in Michigan. Nothing at all like skiing out West, sadly.

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Squawkx 01-09-2019 22:28

Welcome to the forum.

Cricket 01-09-2019 22:34

It's a pleasure to meet you!


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