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Before I introduce myself I want to thank all the posters who have inspired me, even though you don't know me. After reading your posts, you have given me a connection that keeps me motivated and has taken away a lot of my fears. You have given me more information and resources than my doctor.
You all have Sparked me when I needed it most!

I was diagnosed with type II in April 2007. I found the Mayo Clinic diabetic diet (1200 cal) online. By late June I had lost 30lbs but had no control of my BS. My A1c was still the same 6.3 that it was before I started controlling my food. Needless to say, I was discouraged. Then I found SparkPeople or maybe you found me, I'm not sure. I learned the importance of limiting carbs even further than diabetic diets suggest and the importance of testing BS often to see what foods where causing my BS to spike. I am down over 70 lbs from my original weight and I am so thankful for SparkPeoples Nutrition and Fitness trackers for helping me get there, what a great piece of software!

Update 8/30/08 current a1c=5.8
1/20/09 a1c= 5.6
12/6/09 a1c=5.8
6/26/10 a1c=5.9 no longer on meds!
8/25/10 a1c=5.6 woohoo!
2/17/12 a1c=4.9 home test
4/9/14 a1c=5.3

Member Since: 9/5/2007

Fitness Minutes: 39,195

My Goals:
To reach a healthy bmi weight and to keep my blood sugars in good control without meds.

My Program:
Low Carb, high protein. Cardio 6 days week, strength 3 days, no excuses.

Personal Information:
My name is Darlene, most people call me Dar. I am an retired antique dealer. I don't do antique shows anymore but still sell a bit on eBay. I now live in Ohio but I am originally from the Metro Detroit area...I miss it.

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