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Off All Diabetic Meds!!

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after many years of taking meds i am now off meds; i did this by working out 30 minutes 5 out of 7 days which started out as simply walking!; increased fruits, water, veggies. really watched the carbs and protein. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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i am so happy now; my blood sugars run about 102-135 which my doc says is good! also lost about 45-50 pounds. my life is so much better now! munching on fruit, counting cracker snacks and still enjoy my occasional buttered popcorn! emoticon

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  • Congratulations! I was just diagnosed with type 2 insulin resistant in January . . . A1C was an abysmal 12! OMG. Since that time I have lost over 50 lbs. Friday I had my 6 mth. check and await results. But I feel good that my A1C (which was 6.9 three months ago) is below 6 now as my sugars have been ranging from high 70's to 90's. Got off my B/P med. Woohoo!

    Congratulatio
    ns
    on your success. - by 1CRAZYDOG
  • MISTYSMOM06
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    It is my ultimate goal to get off all mine. I've lost nearly 20 lbs (1 more lb to 20)since March and my sugars are near normal. Thank you Lord! - by MISTYSMOM06
  • PROCESS101
    Thanks so much for sharing this. This is my goal. You're an inspiration. emoticon - by PROCESS101
  • WOOFERCOALBOY
    Hurray! - by WOOFERCOALBOY
  • Inspirational!!!!! that is my goal to get off all the meds. thanksfor your encouragement
    - by KIMPARKER3
  • REDWARDS58
    Working on it AIC was 6.5 last week. Have lost 30 lbs and will keep going. i need some more motivation as my goal is to get off the meds! - by REDWARDS58
  • I am so PROUD of you! My dad with diagnosed with pre-diabetes and his doctor wanted to eventually put him on medication if his diagnosis changed...he enrolled at the gym almost a year ago and has avoided being placed on meds, thus far! When I go home to visit, we lace up our sneakers and workout together. My folks work out almost everyday to ensure he stays healthy!

    Your accomplishment is so commendable and awesome! You and my father have proved that hard work and dedication to your health pays off!!!

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!! emoticon - by RUNNINGFORWARD1
  • BIGKNEES
    Wonderful!!! I'm proud of you!!!! emoticon - by BIGKNEES
  • You are such an inspiration to me! My meds have increased when I stopped working out for awhile. Within 2 days of working out, my sugar levels dropped to 96-148. That's only 2 days! How long did it take before you went off your meds? I am doing the same things you are doing....I'm hoping for the same success! - by KBRIS003
  • TRYTRYAGAIN50
    That's awesome, new to diabetic. I'm pre-diabetic not sure of what it is all about just yet, reading and learning. started today with eating right and exercise. Could uses all the help I can get. Thanks for sharing. Great work! TK emoticon emoticon - by TRYTRYAGAIN50
  • Brilliant job, it's tough work but as you have proved and so have others,...it can be done!!! emoticon - by MOMMYPENN3
  • Congratulations on working at getting off the meds!
    That is so encouraging to hear!
    emoticon - by GLORYB83
  • Wow you all are great. I have my diabetes not under control at this time. I also changed doctors. I have also changed insulin brand. I don't know if the last doctor really meant my 3 mos check up were really GOOD! This new doctor is making me feel that he should have known about my sugar levels if they were a 9 this time and before he would say they are ok. I need to watch more now as I don't know how long this was messed up! Anyhelp is sooo much appreciated.

    I am exercising 30 mins in the morning and back to walking 30 mins a day. My back went out about 5 weeks ago so I am back to doing what I know I must do.

    Diane - by DCRAFTY4
  • Great News. I have been weaning my own self off of my meds for the last 3 weeks and all I did was stop eating processed foods and mostly a vegetarian diet - sometimes a vegan diet. My lowest sugar has been @ 186 and I also walk with Leslie Sansone at least 4 miles Q day. - by SELF-LOVE
  • SANDYSUE83
    Congratulations on no meds. This is my goal after only 2 years of taking meds for blood sugar. I am down about 45 lbs since Diabetes diagnosis. Only have lost about 5 since joing sparkpeople. Ways to go but I know I can do it. emoticon - by SANDYSUE83
  • Very encouraging. Came to me on a day I had not done well. Back on track now. - by JACKSONROSE58
  • COBOUCH53
    Great job! That is my goal as well - reading your post and the others encourages me that I can reach that goal! Way to go!!!! - by COBOUCH53
  • I'm just taking metformin now and so happy. Still trying to get off it too. emoticon - by PK1947
  • WELLNESSME09
    emoticon I have been very lucky so far, I was not put on meds for my diabetes but had to make a whole life change, so far thank the good Lord I have been able to stay away from meds. I'm so happy for you, keep up the good work.
    Thank you for sharing the hope that they too can achieve the same. emoticon emoticon emoticon - by WELLNESSME09
  • STORMTMB
    Way to go! Congrats. That's my goal too. - by STORMTMB
  • I am off my meds, too. I am still struggling with keeping my numbers down. - by ADKISTLER
  • Congratulations! I am off all my diabetic meds, too, so I know a little bit about how great you must feel! I am thrilled for you! Hugs, Janet - by JANEXA

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