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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 8/17/2006 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone...
I just wanted to share some good news!
I had my first blood follow-up with my Dr. yesterday since being DX in May with Type II.
My A1C went from 9.6 to 6.1 and my fasting level went from 228 to 123!!  My triglycerides went from 432 (which were so high at that time they couldn't even get a cholesterol reading on me) to 140!!  Yay!  I know the figures are still a little high (as is my cholesterol  sad  ) but at least they are going in the right direction! Thanks for listening!  I was just so excited I had to share!!
"I just want to take my daughter for a walk without worry"
Diagnosed UC: 9-2000..no meds, all failed me!
Diagnosed Type II Diabetic: 5-2006..Metformin  
Just started probiotics, plant enzymes and AMP and...taking it one day at a time!!

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   Posted 8/17/2006 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Kip,

Just wanted to say well done!  yeah

Claire x

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   Posted 8/17/2006 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Awesome, Kipster!!! Totally awesome!
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)

"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"

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   Posted 8/17/2006 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there Kip,
congrats!Seems like all your efforts are paying off.Wow!all this with only metformin.Just proves you can do it ,if you will it to be done!Lol

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   Posted 8/17/2006 11:35 PM (GMT -7)   
That is great! You really got your A1c down to a great number. I'm still struggling as mine was 7.2%. :( Too high and I keep on trying to get it down lower. But I'm trying to lose weight too...

I'm also working on my cholesterol, etc. My numbers are terrible due to genetics. My cholesterol was 378 prior to 80 mg. of Lipitor. Now I'm 289 and trying the flax seed oil. If my endo wants, we may try Crestor and then try the Zetia again, which previously, last year, gave me muscle pain problems.

We just have to keep on... :-)

Big hugs,
Hypothyroidism (1953), diabetes type 2 (1976), hypercholesterolemia (1989), gastroparesis (1990), FMS (1995), and GERD (2006).

FMS: Prozac, Xanax, Lortab.

Other meds: Nexium, Cytomel, Detrol, Reglan, Novolog insulin, Novolin N insulin, Bumex, Lipitor.

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   Posted 8/21/2006 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   

You are totally awesome! Thanks for sharing some great news. Any information you can share about your food plan, med list, exercise regimen and anything else would be greatly appreciated. We would all like to have improved numbers like yours.

Great to hear some happy stuff. Thanks!
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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   Posted 8/22/2006 10:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Keep it up, it is worth it
Sigmoid Colostomy / Crohns / Type 1 Diabetic / Ostioarthritus / Fibromyalgia / Asthma / High Blood Pressure / High Colesterol / Migraines. Ain't life a joy?

* I think it may be time for a colorful metaphor*

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   Posted 8/23/2006 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Wonderful news! Congrats on all your hard work and success!!!
Take care,

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   Posted 8/24/2006 7:37 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks everybody!

I basically achieved this by eating low carbs.  I was also supplementing with fenugreek and cinnamon.  Still taking cinnamon capsules but no longer the fenugreek (just because it was bothering me some).  My Dr. told me both were good to take.  Unfortunately, I don't get much exercise (other than chasing my toddler around the house!).  But when I can do it - I walk the treadmill for about 30-45 minutes a day.  As far as my meds, I take 500mg Metformin every evening.  They have me on a med for "kidney protection" (Diovan, which I couldn't tolerate, then Altace which gave me a cough, so now they are trying me on Cozaar).  I am also on Tricor to help with the Triglycerides. 

I am also a UC sufferer so I am ALWAYS researching for natural ways to cure both of my diseases.  I am so gun shy of meds due to my bad experiences with my UC (including a severe reaction to one that nearly killed me).  So, I will continue to research and try to do all I can to manage both with diet, supplements, etc.

Thanks again for this wonderful forum and everyone's support and kindness.


"I just want to take my daughter for a walk without worry"
Diagnosed UC: 9-2000..no meds, all failed me!
Diagnosed Type II Diabetic: 5-2006..Metformin  
Naturals:  Probiotics, plant enzymes, AMP, folic acid, multi vitamin, Vit C, Calcium, Fish Oil, Rutin  TAKING IT ONE DAY AT A TIME!!

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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 8/25/2006 9:25 PM (GMT -7)   
WOW.....sounds like you've been working hard!!!! Congrats on your results!.....inspiring!!!
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