I just returned to 3FC after being gone a long time. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in April with an a1c of 9.2. I'm on metformin 500mg 2x a day now.
I posted this on a diabetes forum yesterday and no one seemed to care but I've always found 3FC folks to be much more supportive.
I know I've got a long way to go. The first three months were rough. A bit of denial, struggling to figure out what foods I could/couldn't eat, plenty of "f*** this, I'm eating what I want" days. And an ugly allergy that reared its head in the form of a month-long migraine headache. But I've stuck with it and as much as my mouth dislikes my new dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free lifestyle, my body is happier and healthier. I've lost almost 20lbs since diagnosis. I exercise almost daily now. I'm starting to get compliments and my clothes are all too big.
What I wanted to share was that I had my 3 month a1c bloodwork done on Thursday. I don't see my doctor until next week to discuss the results. But yesterday morning, my phone rang and it was the nurse at my doctor's office. She called because my results had just come in and she wanted me to know how incredibly pleased she and my doctor both were with my results! My a1c was 6.8 (I know, still high, but I'm a work in progress!) and she didn't give me the numbers but said my cholesterol was way down, too!
What the heck? This low-carb thing actually works! Not just on the weight but overall for good health!
Go chickie go!
First 30lbs lost in 2006-2007 and maintained until Type 2 Diabetes diagnosis in April of 2011. Losing to live now!
"I'll be there someday, I can go the distance.
I will find my way if I can be strong.
I know every mile will be worth my while
When I go the distance I'll be right where I belong"