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I knew I was prediabetic, but wasn't concerned. I figured if I ever became diabetic, I'd lose some weight, eat better and it would go away. I had no idea what diabetes really was. When I was diagnosed (Feb '09) and realized what it meant, I was in shock and VERY scared. I immediately met with a nutritionist, got my meter and I listened (as best as I could). I wanted to see if I could do it without medication.

I work in a large warehouse, so I started taking breaks from my desk and just ran up and down the steps a few times. Each time, it would drop my sugar immediately somewhere between 25-50 points. This single act made the biggest difference in my numbers.

I also have high cholesterol, but my blood pressure is fine. I am overweight, but I've already lost over 20 pounds. My first A1C was 7.4. After 4 months of hard work, my second A1C dropped to 5.6!! It's in the range of a non-diabetic. I have spikes which remind me that I have to keep working to keep it there.

My triglycerides went up, which is good. But my bad cholesterol didn't drop much. We'll see how much I can bring that down. Still not on meds.

Diabetes has changed my life. At times it feels like an anchor that I can't shake. But honestly, for me it may be one of the best things that could've happened to me. It has put me on a much healthier path. I wish I could've gotten on that path another way, but I didn't. Diabetes is my wake-up call. I just pray I can stay on this path. I feel better. I have more energy. If I can encourage anyone that they can do it, I'd like to be able to do that. I know I'll need encouragement to stay on that path as well. I was a junk food junkie. It can be done.

I also take supplements and pray for the strength to change and also prayers of thanks when I'm doing well. I wish the best for all of you who are seeking answers. :)
 

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Your method of lowering your BG and losing weight sounds great. I hope you are sure footed and do not fall while running up and down the stairs. It sounds dangerous, be careful! I am pleased you are working towards good health and good diabetes control!

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I also have high cholesterol, but my blood pressure is fine. I am overweight, but I've already lost over 20 pounds. My first A1C was 7.4. After 4 months of hard work, my second A1C dropped to 5.6!! It's in the range of a non-diabetic. I have spikes which remind me that I have to keep working to keep it there.

I have an appointment with my doc next Friday and I can't wait to see the Chol count since changing my diet in January 09. I lost 50 pounds and take vitamin C insted of those Statins.

You've done the first big thing by facing this monster head on with a baseball bat, keep it up and make diabetes behave.
 

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I have an appointment with my doc next Friday and I can't wait to see the Chol count since changing my diet in January 09. I lost 50 pounds and take vitamin C insted of those Statins. You've done the first big thing by facing this monster head on with a baseball bat said:
lol. I'll try to make it behave. And GOOD FOR YOU!! Thanks for the vitamin C comment. I'm taking some for other reasons, but now I'll research what more it can do for me.
 
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