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I was diagnosed with diabetes 10/10 (A1C of 7.1) and I decided at that very moment, this was not going to be a part of me.
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By being extremely diligent about my water consumption, carb intake(even lower than Sparkpeople's recommendation) and making sure I did 45-60mins of cardio 6 days a week, I was able to lose 19lbs and bring my A1C down to 5.9.
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Now, I am diabetes-free after only 5 months!!!!
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- Submitted by LUVMYQUE 3/24/2011 in Living With Diabetes | 14 Comments
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POPEYETHETURTLE 3/25/2011 11:25:00 PM

    You have done a good job, but you are actually in a kind of "remission". All of the elements pertaining to diabetes are still in your body. If, over the course of years your body chemistry of body composition change, you could revert to what a typical Type 2 would see. If you can gain control early enough in your "Diabetes" diagnosis, you could possibly stay Diabetes free most of your life. Great focus - now MAINTAIN!
ROCKMAN6797 3/25/2011 6:34:00 PM

    Awesome, I recently was taken off my last diabetes medication after 8 years as a diabetic! My last a1c reading was 5.1. Congratulations on your accomplishment!
SUNSHINE6442 3/24/2011 9:52:00 AM

    Fantastic! I did the same after being pre-diagnosed...even though I still am lacking vitamin A, my A1C is now 5.5. I have changed my lifestyle and plan on keeoing it this way...
SOURLAND 3/31/2011 8:34:00 AM

    I'm another "me too", I lost 30 lb (so far) and lowered my A!c from 7.2 to 6.2.

My one question, you(orig post) say "I am diabetes free", from what I understand there is no such thing. You got it now we all have it. Its a matter of keeping it in control no? You don't "get rid" of it. Or am I wrong?

Paul
MARIASCHOICE 3/24/2011 9:30:00 AM

    emoticon emoticon It Is Possible!
JOJOSZENT 3/24/2011 8:05:00 AM

    That's wonderful news!
KAKAY56 3/28/2011 2:47:00 PM

    emoticon ...I be glad when I reach that point also.... emoticon ....
PINKDOG4 3/28/2011 2:46:00 PM

    I want to get there. that is so awesome
DORIKIE08 3/25/2011 7:33:00 PM

    question does any one no why with a diabetic for 20 years i can get my ac1 down to a 6.5 but no lower and this is with taking insulin and 2 pills and i lost 20 lbs but now have gained it back i get frustrated and times give up
MKT-PLAN 3/25/2011 9:21:00 AM

    WOO HOO!
CATLADY69 3/24/2011 7:07:00 PM

    that is great i just wish i could get mine down mow emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
RONALANA 3/24/2011 6:38:00 PM

    I had an A1c of 7.4 last month, and blood sugar 120. I, too, decided to do something about it and have been very faithful in eating the right things, getting my exercise, drinking enough water, etc. I have lost 4 kgs and my A1c was 6.8 this week and blood sugar, 89. It needs to keep coming down - but that was a great start! I hope to be able to say the same as you in a few more months! emoticon
KEEPONMOVIN2 3/24/2011 8:08:00 AM

    AWESOME JOB !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK emoticon
MISSFORTE 3/24/2011 8:06:00 AM

    How awesome you fought back and won! Congrats! keep it up!

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