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6/25/13 11:07 A

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I know that it is possible - I was on insulin, metformin, actos, several asthma inhalers, BP, cholesterol, and GERD meds in addition to a CPap machine and got off ALL of them when I lost enough weight - it is NOT a given but it IS a possibility. I really blew it when I gained almost all of the 160 pounds I lost after my son died. I am trying to get back off the meds and making good progress with some already eliminated and other reduced dosages. You too can do it - even if not off entirely, you can reduce the dosages and greatly improve your health.

With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.



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6/25/13 9:16 A

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It is entirely possible to reduce or eliminate meds. At present I take the lowest dose for Metformin, down from a much higher dose. Leaves high hopes of totally going off it altogether, but do not know if that will actually occur. But here is to positive thinking! One day, one meal, one mouthful at a time. It all makes a difference.

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6/23/13 11:16 P

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Totally agree. It is possible to get off the meds and even off insulin when you get healthy habits and make healthy choices more often.

With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.



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6/23/13 9:54 P

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Absolutely! I am still significantly overweight, but after losing 50 pounds I only take the oral meds once per day. I could probably come off completely if I had better nutrition habits, but I am a Carb freak. Imagine what will happen when we lose more weight and eat better... emoticon

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6/23/13 9:48 P

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I've been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes...I'm sure if lose this weight and make some lifestyle changes, I can get off the medication. A little scary, but not as scary as losing a leg or my eye sight to diabetes.

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