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Just wanted to thank all the wonderful people on this forum for the valuable information and feedback along with the ecouraging words

I was dx back in Jan 2005 with a blood sugar reading over 900. Stayed with meds (didn't eat right) and eventually got fed up and depressed and basically gave up on myself after a year of being sick constantly. I thought I was doing ok not seeing signs until about 7 months ago when all the symptoms began showing again. Went to DR and blood reading was 686. Was shocked. Last A1C was 13.1.
It was a true awaking, I came across all the wonderfull info on this forum (was scared of death about thought of insulin the whole needle thing). Now taking insulin and readings are generally in range. I am actually looking forward to next test to shock doctor hopefully. Am eating right and exercising with info learned here. Wish me luck!!!

Thanks again to all the wonderful people on here you guys are the best!!! Steve from PA
 

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EXCELLENT! I, too, kind of took my type2 diabetes lightly when first diagnosed. My numbers weren't too out of range and I thought the doctor was overreacting. But now I know better and am learning all I can. I hope your doctor is very surprised at your next A1C and I hope you are, too. I wish you much success and health and I'm glad you joined us here to share your progress with us.
 

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Hi Steve,
Thank you and welcome to the site. :)
Please keep posting your experiences and let us know how you get on.
Regards
Bob
 

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Hi Steve!

How nice to read a story like that. I'm sorry you had to go through all that struggle before you came to the point that you were ready to take care of yourself. But you did! And I'm proud of you. You will feel so much better with your BG in good range. As a dad of 5 (congrats), your kids need you and you're doing well now.

Hope to hear from you again :)
 

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Hi There Steve: :)

Thanks for telling us that. :) That makes me Smile!! Great to hear. Yes, 13.1 is certainly not where you want to be. Good Luck for a lower A1c next time around. I'm sure that your Dr. would appreciate the shock.

Wonderful!! 5 Kids. That should be plenty of exercise alone to keep your sugars down. I know the 2 Kids I had, was enough(oh Ya, I also Baby-sat 3 other Little Tykes) You're Wecome from us. ;)
 

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Hello Steve and welcome to our happy family and good on you for taking the health step ahead. This disease can make you miserable and alter your life to to ill health and so here we teach good delicious food and a great life.
Enjoy your stay. ;):D
 

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Hello Steve, welcome to our community! That is wonderful to see you so upbeat and positive about the way things are going for you now. I have had Type 1 diabetes for 63 years and I am very healthy. If you keep your good habits and diet and exercise going then you may live to be a healthy old geezer like me. Lol! Good luck Steve!

Richard
 
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