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10/24/2018 Where I’m At Today

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Today is a good day. Finished my exercising and meal planning for the day.

Today I need to share with my SparkPeople community. On 10/22/2018 I visited my Diabetic Doctor for my 6 month visit. In the last couple of months working intensely working with weights and very carefully watching my food intake.

I was still taking 2-500 mg of Metformin (keeping in mind 20 months ago I was taking 3 Metformin and 81 units of insulin, A1C being 13.08%). On Friday 10/19/2018 I took it upon myself to drop one of my pills. Upon going to the doctor's office at 9:00am and fasting my glucose was 88 and my A1C test was 5.5% she was pleasantly surprised and said I was her poster patient to give hope to other patients of hers.

We talked extra long and she talked about my illness and finally said my disease is dormant I prefer that term rather than saying I was no longer diabetic (will discuss this a little later). The game plan is now to drop the last pill by the upcoming holidays instead of just stopping with 2 of them so quick and shocking my body, as it has been so many shocks in the last 20 months. We have set my next appointment for the end of April 2019 to see how I am doing and to see if I am keeping with my life style.

What I have discovered with my illness that it is almost identical with alcoholism. By that it is a illness of the body as well as the mind. If I don't put anything wrong in my body (Carbs and sugars) I'm fine. Part of my problem is that my mind will always play games with me, saying you're doing great, one won't hurt you now, but now knowing just one is just the long journey backwards and being where I was 20 months ago. Personally I just need to abstain.

I need to stay dedicated to the program because I know I could backslide at any time.

Thank-you for all the feedback and support from everyone.
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    Love what you have accomplished in the year since this blog.
    492 days ago
    What a marvelous report. That's quite a payday for all your hard work. I like the alcoholism comparison. It puts both diseases in a proper perspective. Thanks for sharing. Keep Sparking.
    900 days ago
    Excellent a1c news! I totally get the addiction connection. I know I'll always have to track food, stay active, weigh myself diligently. Food was the drug of choice, so legal and necessary...gotta keep on it.
    902 days ago
    Everytime my Dr. tells me I am no longer diabetic, I tell her, well, I am but w/my exercise and nutrition it's in remission. If I don't do the right things it will comd back again. So I applaud your Dr's statement. And congratulations to you!
    902 days ago
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    emoticon Well done! Besides getting off some medications, managing your diabetes protects you from some of the long term problems that occur with out of control blood sugars! Add in the weight loss, and yes, you are the poster patient! Have a great day!
    902 days ago
    Good blog and teaching. You are a good inspiration. Thank you for sharing. We can do it.
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    emoticon on making such a positive move. You have found the trigger to make this journey great, emoticon
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