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Anna Becker
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Date Joined Sep 2016
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   Posted 9/29/2016 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Several years ago, I was diagnosed with diabetes (just over the limit - but still diabetic). I fortunately had a doctor who told me to change my lifestyle, or there was nothing she could do for me in two years. I did a lot of research, and changed my lifestyle. Within 6 months, I had lost a lot of weight, and was back in the normal sugar range. I stayed with that lifestyle change for a long time. Then I fell off the wagon - lots of reasons, no excuses. And I was pretty much back to my old habits. Gained 30 lbs, and my bloodwork showed me in the upper pre-diabetic range with a HA1C over the limit. Reality check - I can't eat everything I want, sit around all day, and stay healthy. So with renewed commitment, I went back to my healthy lifestyle, began exercising, and today my blood sugar was down well into the normal range! Don't know what my HA1C is, but I had to share this part of my success. I joined this forum hoping to get some inspiration and spread some health information to others who need it. Now I can do it from a position of wellness. It feels so good to be back on the healthy track!

Lanie G
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 9/29/2016 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to HealingWell, Anna Becker! Your story is very similar to mine. I also did a lot of research (still do) and can keep my blood sugar in 'normal' ranges (real normal, not what the ADA suggests) as long as I stay very low carb and have regular exercise. I am on metformin, too, although even with this I don't eat any pure carbs. There are plenty of carbs in good old vegetables.

So, I'm glad you found us. Feel free to start a new topic for yourself! yeah
Lanie

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diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating
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