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Even living with diabetes takes practice in making healthy choices every day. I have succeeded in living with diabetes without medications (at one point I was taking 3 diabetes meds), and the only way I can stay off meds is to practice every day: 94 ounces of water, eating 6 small meals, and at

least 30 minutes of cardio (working my way up from walking to jogging), strength training 3-4 times a week, portion control, surrounding myself with positive people, tracking food, & reading Spark People articles & member blogs. I will always be a diabetic even without meds, so I must practice.
- Submitted by JANEXA 6/18/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 6 Comments
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BLUEMRSM 1/26/2011 9:51:00 AM

    Thanks for that. Among my many motivators is Type 2 in the family and a recent blood level of 101. There are a lot of things I can't prevent, but hopefully I can prevent diabetes.
BMONA67 7/1/2010 2:02:00 PM

    How long did you have to maintain your A1C before the doctor would take you off of meds? That is my ultimate goal. Also, do you have others in your home to consider when shopping, cooking and fitting exercise into your lifestyle? You are an inspiration! Thanks for sharing. emoticon
STORMTMB 6/21/2010 9:49:00 AM

    Great job! I am workingo on doing the same! Keep up the great work!
LORIGRL 6/18/2010 3:31:00 PM

    Great job Janexa! You are an excellent example for all of us. Amazing pic of the tree! emoticon
ASPENHUGGER 6/18/2010 2:45:00 PM

    Thanks! I forget that -- and keep wanting that magic bullet. Reminding me that the magic bullet doesn't exist is tremendously helpful. And I must remember, Cinderella was a fairy tale, not a true story!
WHEREISCLARK 6/18/2010 2:00:00 PM

    I am so happy that you were able to get off your diabetes medicines, I am doing every thing you said you do, but drink only 64 - 72 ounces of water a day. Is there anything else you do? My fasting blood sugar usually varies from 110 - 130, with an A1C of 6.5 or below. I presume you had to have a fasting blood sugar of 100 or less to get off of you medicines. Could you send me you secrets? I would love to get off of the medicines.

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