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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 built 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: 51,052

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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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    6 days ago
    Thank you for the blog comment. I hope you had a Sparktacular Sunday.

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    15 days ago
    I appreciate the blog comment. I hope you will have a superb Saturday.

    "Change is expensive. No matter what you want in life, you must give up something to get it. The greater the value of what you want the greater sacrifice you will have to make. The truth is, that it is hard and continuous dedication that brings lasting results. There are no short cuts, easy streets or detours."-Jane Powell, Meditations for Women
    15 days ago
    You are awesome. Thanks so much for the encouragement. Hoping to follow in your footsteps. I’ve added you as a friend. I need to keep hearing success stories like yours.
    15 days ago

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