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Old Fri, Apr-30-04, 05:12
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Posts: 8,019
 
Plan: LC
Stats: 330/286/200 Male 70
BF:
Progress: 34%
Location: Pictou Co. Nova Scotia
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That's great, glad you were able to change your life so dramatically
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Old Fri, Apr-30-04, 07:15
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Posts: 2,270
 
Plan: All that make sense
Stats: 220/212/160 Female 5'4
BF:
Progress: 13%
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Old Sat, May-01-04, 15:13
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Plan: All that make sense
Stats: 220/212/160 Female 5'4
BF:
Progress: 13%
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Thought I would copy my test results over here, as part of my 'success' tracking

Test.........................Jan 9, 2004....................3/22/04

Triglycerides....................343...............................95
Cholesterol Total..............306...............................170
HDL Cholest.....................45.................................52
LDL Cholest......................192...............................99
Chol/HdlC Ratio.................6.8................................3.3

Hemoglobin A1c.................12.8.............................7.8
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Old Sun, May-02-04, 14:03
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Posts: 2,320
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 185/151/145 Female 67 inches
BF:
Progress: 85%
Location: Adirondack Mountains, NY
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This is fantastic! It is great to know you have made such a positive step for yourself.

Diabetes runs in my family, but I no longer worry about it!
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Old Sun, May-02-04, 14:07
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Posts: 16,809
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 299/236/135 Female 5'3
BF:
Progress: 38%
Location: South Carolina
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Congratulations on become healthier.

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Old Thu, May-06-04, 15:02
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Posts: 109
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 256/198/135 Female 65
BF:
Progress: 48%
Location: California
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Wow!! I could have written the first part of your post. I too, went to the doctor 3 weeks ago and found out that my blood levels were out of this world, including my blood sugar.

I can't wait to go back in 3 months to see what they're going to be. If they're coming down, it means no cholesterol lowering drugs for me!

Anyway, congratulations on such a big improvement!!

Sweet Pea
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Old Sat, May-08-04, 12:51
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Posts: 23,697
 
Plan: Primal/P:E
Stats: 171/155/155 Female 5'7"
BF:
Progress: 100%
Location: Southern Ontario, Canada
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Congratulations!! Getting off insulin is a huge success, and your A1C is pretty darn good, too! I bet the next one will be normal or close to it.
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Old Sat, May-08-04, 12:54
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 265/247.5/145 Female 5'4.25"
BF:50%/46%/15%
Progress: 15%
Location: West Hartford, CT
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Wow, can I email your story to my mom. She is diabetic and I just talked her into starting the SBD. I think this will encourage her.
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Old Wed, Jun-02-04, 08:32
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Posts: 2,270
 
Plan: All that make sense
Stats: 220/212/160 Female 5'4
BF:
Progress: 13%
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Updating:

Off of one more diabetic medication!! YES!!! WHOOHOO.... By experiement last week, I didnt take Actos..but kept taking the metformin, and my bg's were awesome.. for the most part lower than they had been avg'ing in the mornings... So.. now I am only taking one pill for diabetes at this time..

I sent personal replies to the above messages.. and want to thank everyone for stopping by with encouragement and comments..


YOU CAN DO IT!
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Old Fri, Jun-25-04, 10:04
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Posts: 149
 
Plan: Dr Atkins Diabetes Soluti
Stats: 268/257/150 Female 68
BF:39%
Progress: 9%
Location: AZ
Post That is so awesome!

Hey Dawn,

I definitely going to keep up with your posts. I, too, am diabetic and taking only metformin. I am struggling to eat certain foods, I just received customized vitamins for me from "Ideal Health". I also have RA and osteoporosis. They are going to add Serotonin-plus to my monthly order. I'm struggling to exercise, some days I can do 30 min, other days I can do 90 min. On the days I can do less, I try to rest but I can't because I'm a little hyper. I'm glad for you that you continue to eat healthy.

Thanks.
Cindy Q
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Old Thu, Jul-08-04, 08:12
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 215/200/135 Female 5'3"
BF:
Progress: 19%
Location: Tennessee
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Dawn,
I just went to the Dr. and they thought I might be diabetic. Fasting sugar level was just a little high 112 but after drinking the gloucose (orange junk) it was tested again and was 329. I have an appointment with an endo. July 16th. Also have lots of sign of POCS. I guess what I need to know from you is what exactly have you been doing to have such great numbers on your test results that quick. And--is it possible I do not have diabetes. My mom had a kidney disease as a child and last year found out she needed dialysis. I was hoping to donate my kidney to her but if found to have diabetes they will not let me. Just thought I could get information from a regular person. I also want to make the changes as you have done but in my case I think I have caught it just in time. About 1-1/2 years ago everything was supposedly normal and now sugar and cholesteral are high. I have only gained 12 pounds since the last visit. I am hoping with what weight I have lost it will bring a better reading. I hope to hear from you soon.
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