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Hello fellow members,

My name is Bill and I became a member of Spark People in March, 2017. I had gone into the hospital in January with a blood sugar reading of 810 and my A1C being 13.8% in a coma and having a cardiac, with almost no eye sight.
I was in the hospital for 10 days where they stabilized me. They wanted to put me in an assisted living facility, but I would have none of that, I was going to fight back this disease called diabetes. Sending me home reluctantly they had me on 81 units of insulin a day. 36 units of a long-lasting unit before I went to bed and 45 units split between three meals.
I had to go to 2 nutritional classes that ran 8 hours per session. That was where I was told about Spark People. I got on the site and got the premium subscription and followed your directions and suggestions faithfully.
Since that time I have lost 60 pounds in 4 ½ months, I have fully gained my eyesight back. As of today, 12/5/2017, I am totally off of insulin and about to get off of blood pressure and cholesterol medications. My A1C is now 5.4% and my blood sugar averages 92.
I now eat properly, consuming no sugar in ten months and exercising an average of 2 hours every day. I have build a gym in my basement. This works for me as I get up at 4:30 am to begin my routine.
Thank-you for bringing me back to reality and guiding me to a healthy life style. Now everyone locally comes to me on living healthier.


Member Since: 3/14/2017

Fitness Minutes: 31,972

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I am now in maintenance mode, having no "slips" through the summer or fall Holidays. My main goal is to give people Hope that diabetes does not have to be a devastating disease unless we allow it.

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Simple, to follow the directions laid out in this program and to constantly tweak it to fit the changes in my life.

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