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Santa Clause T2 Diabetes!

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by J Dean Jr, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. J Dean Jr

    J Dean Jr · Member

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    Hey, family! OMG! I received a T2 diabetes gift from Santa for Christmas 2018! Here’s my story.... I was working very hard Oct - Dec. and was trying to lose weight by taking Apple Cider vinegar. I noticed some weight loss and began drinking water by the gallon. I let things go for a few weeks then really began to lose weight; about 20 lbs over 2 months. My clothes were almost hanging off. When I went home for Christmas, my family noticed the weight loss. I became concerned, but had an idea of what was going on. My mother, sister and brother are diabetic. I asked my mom to check my glucose level and it was 384 that night, 12/21/18. She was shocked, as was I. I checked it the next morning - after fasting - and it was 280. Still waaaaayyyuu too high. I then noticed that is could see text messages, but could see things far away. All of this just ruined my Christmas, which is my favorite holiday of the year. I immediately scheduled an appt to see my doctor after returning home from the holidays. He confirmed that had Diabetes 2. He prescribed Metformin and Actos, exercise, diet and a reduction in work. He advised that mine is 100% reversible and that type 2 is reversible in most cases if we stick to plan. By sticking to plan, my glucose level went from 280 to 130 in 2 weeks. I bought a $400 pair of glasses and never had to wear them. My biggest issue is having to cope with a smaller body frame (from 265lbs to 240lbs). I am used to being the strapping muscular type, but still look good! Anyone having an issue keeping weight on? I have to say that this is the best I have felt in years!!!!!!
     
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  2. Debandez

    Debandez Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Way to go. Great result.
     
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  3. Ponchu

    Ponchu · Well-Known Member

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    Merry Christmas..,right?

    The gift may be catching it now. Those were scary numbers. You could have incurred some serious damage.

    With your weight, what’s your height, age, athleticism?
     
  4. J Dean Jr

    J Dean Jr · Member

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    I am 6ft 240lbs now... I was 265lbs. I lost 25lbs in a very short period. My glucose is down from 380 to 115.

    Thanks for your response.
     
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  5. Ponchu

    Ponchu · Well-Known Member

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    Read much here, question everything and my prediction is you move to a lifestyle of eating the polar opposite of what politicians have advocated w the suppprt I’d paid scientists and


    Obtain optimal BG control, weight energy w a few unexpected marvelous side effects.
     
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