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There is no "I" in "Diabeetus." Well, at least not anymore, there's not.

Hello!

I'm a 35 year-old man who has up until recently been heavy all of his life. Somewhere in my mid-twenties, I was diagnosed with hypertension and at 30, after I quit smoking, I found out I had Type 2 diabetes (my blood sugar was so bad, I was sleeping most evenings).

Once the fear of God was duly instilled in me, I started walking and over the course of a year, lost a little over 100lbs. A year later, I had gained 110 and was at my heaviest at 420lbs.
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Hello!

I'm a 35 year-old man who has up until recently been heavy all of his life. Somewhere in my mid-twenties, I was diagnosed with hypertension and at 30, after I quit smoking, I found out I had Type 2 diabetes (my blood sugar was so bad, I was sleeping most evenings).

Once the fear of God was duly instilled in me, I started walking and over the course of a year, lost a little over 100lbs. A year later, I had gained 110 and was at my heaviest at 420lbs.

Finally, I went to a seminar on Lap Band surgery, after learning that my insurance company covered the procedure. In May of 2010, I had the procedure done, and since then--just two years out have let a total of 170lbs, which I have kept off since fall of last year. My goal in joining is to learn from others and stay motivated to keep my weight off. I would also be interested in making some new friends who have had similar experiences and face the same struggles and challenges.




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BEETUSBGONE
5/16/2012 10:46:50 PM

It's a process to be sure! Diabetes is gone, for all intents and purposes--my last A1C was a few years back and was normal (taking no medicine!) Running on the other hand is tough. I've done a few 5Ks and a Warrior Dash, but continue to fight plantar fasciitis. :-/ But i'm not giving up either!

Good to meet you! How are you doing with yours?



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NELSONDEBRA
5/15/2012 4:28:51 PM

Diabetes and running...we have two things in common. How are you doing with both? emoticon



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