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5/23/07 1:00 P

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Hi Dayzey,
Yes ... YOU can definitely beat it without meds. Maybe not completely, but you can do a lot by making wise choices every day. It entails quite a lot of thinking and hard stubbornness, but when you have gotten used to the choices and all the good food that you can eat it is not so hard. But old habits are hard to break. Specially sugar and white flour (=poison for me).
You say you like to bake. Try baking dark breads with sour dough and whole wheat grains. It gives the stomach so much more to work with and does not raise you blood sugar so rapidly as it takes longer time to digest.
Glad to be an inspiration to you - YOU CAN DO IT!

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5/22/07 9:29 P

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Thank u for sharing. I needed to here that I CAN beat this thing (or at least get off meds..I take too many for too many things). I am having a hard time giving up so much of my breads...I guess I am a starchaholic...I love baking breads and biscuits and cakes and all that. Then of course they have to be eaten!! I am switching to whole wheat flour as I can and trying to use substitutes for othe ingredients whenever I learn of them. It is kind of fun to experiment. Just wanted to welcome u and let u know us story is an inspiration to me. Thank u again

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Hi!
I joined SP about two weeks ago and just saw this team.
Fours years ago I was diagnosed with diabetes type II. I got it mainly because I was under a lot of stress and pressure at that time. I also was diagnosed with "The Burned Out Syndrome", and I have not been able to work since then.
The first two years I transferred from being a healthy, active person into a complete couch potato. I took medications for my depression and my diabetes. I ballooned in weight and felt just awful. Then I decided to make a big change and lost about 45 pounds in one year. Suddenly my blood sugar levels dropped down, and I have not taken medication for my diabetes now for one year.
I am still sensitive to "bad food" (with high sugars and low fibers) and I have to watch out to constantly manage my diet. But it works and it feels great to have been able to quit my medication.
Hope that this story will inspire some of you guys!

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