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Diabetes 8 wk Challenge Week One

Monday, July 22, 2013

Today I joined the Diabetes 8 wk challenge here. I am taking this seriously. I will succeed.

About a month ago I was told I probably have pre-diabetes when my A1C came back at 6.4 The last blood test I'd had was in late 2011, a fact my new PCM (military doc) got mad about. That A1C was normal. I have to have another test in September to get an official diagnosis.

They didn't give me a meter or a diet, but I'm using the tools here and will ask the doc for a meter even if I'm not officially diabetic. Because I can feel that coming.

I've been fat my whole life, with only a decade of relative thinness while I was in the service. Why am I still fat after all the decades of "dieting"? Probably because I haven't taken it seriously. When I did, at 17, I lost 40 pounds and got down to 128.

Now, it's much harder but as of this moment I am determined.

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    Thank you so much! That's good to know.

    I'll try to post if they give me one. The doc may also say I have to have another appointment first. Those can take a week or more.

    1767 days ago
    Wal-Mart has some less expensive meters and strips that work very well. If your medical doesn't cover the supplies unless you are officially diagnosed with diabetes that would be an option. You can get free meters but the cost of strips is outrageous.
    1767 days ago

    Thank you so much! I'm glad you were able to get off insulin. That's wonderful!

    I'm trying to exercise more and I'm researching all my food options. I just emailed my doc to ask for a meter to help me.

    Thank you again,

    1767 days ago

    I wish you all of the best with your new diabetes program. I did this as well last year. When I started I was on 32 units of NPH basal insulin injections per evening.

    After 2 months I ntotally came off the insulin. It is worth it. My advice is to start doing some aerobic exercise and strength training and slowly build it up. When you exercise you burn more sugar. Building and toning muscles also help as muscle uses more glucose to funtion. This all leads to a reduction in blood glucose levels, especially if one eats sensibly.

    You can do it!

    1767 days ago
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