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11/1/09 3:46 P

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Mark I totally agree. I was diagnosed about 6 years ago, lost weight, exercised everyday, ate low carb things were great for a few years.... Then I got lazy and had an injury and stopped exercising because of it...got depressed and went back to eating what ever. In August of this year I tested FBS and it was 235. Wake up call received. I am now eating right, and exercise every day and FBS are averaging in the teens. I am not on meds and will have an A1c in December because my dr wants me to see the change reflected so as not to get discouraged. I am determined to do this this time. I have lost 13.5 pounds since August 24th. We just need to stick together for the long haul. I know my mistake was thinking I am normal now so I don't have to watch as closely and that is not the case. Congratulations on your success. Your story is very inspiring to keep at it.

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Hi, I'm new here on this team. I am here to testify that there is, in fact, no shortcut to controlling your diabetes without meds.

Only we get to choose what we put in our mouths. Only we get to choose when we exercise.
Only we get to chose not to be fat and out of shape.

These were the things said to me before I lost weight and yes they hurt my feelings and I did try to defend why I couldn't do them but none of my arguments worked.

At my lowest point I would cry to myself for being fat and ugly especially after I got Bells Palsy for the second time. That was August 2006. The day after I got onto my dusty treadmill and started walking for 30 min. then the next day, and the day after that. Soon I started to stop eating fried food and watched how much bread I stuffed into my chubby cheeks. By December of that year my hA1c was at 8.5%.

Before, when I was really out-of-control, I would pretend that I knew all about diabetes as it was slowly killing me cause my nerves to weaken, cause my sex life to fail (E.D.), causing my scale to scream for relief. But I didn't know CRAP about it because if I did I would've taken it a lot more seriously. This crappy disease is a killer it's just not a noticeable as cancer or or other killer diseases. It's works on you slowly shutting down organs one at a time at a snail's pace.

I had to hit ROCK BOTTOM for me to get it under control. Don't wait for that, take care of it now and AGRESSIVELY!!!! Diabetes is was more stronger than any of us and agressive action is needed. It tricks us all the time into thinking we have plenty of time to take care of it. next year maybe you'll start, or maybe the year after or after your kids get married or after the grand kids are born.

////NO!!!////

Do it now before it progresses.

Just do it.

~Mark

USING SP TO HELP YOU KEEP TRACK OF WEIGHT LOSs, CALORIE INTAKE AND EXERCISE "IS" THE SHORTCUT!!!!!!
sTOP TRYING TO CONSUME A MAGIC WEIGHTLOSS PILL, OY!
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