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Updated: Jun 9

**Update June 9, 2021

Weight is down to 188 lbs, and I still feel fantastic. I stopped taking Metformin (the last of my diabetes medication) on April 13th, and my blood sugar has done very well. My Dexcom meter predicts that my next A1c will be 6.3 - which is outstanding for a Diabetic that's not on any medication, but still higher than a non-diabetic person should have. So there is still work to do, but I am not backing down now! I have started doing Vinyasa Yoga every morning and it is really helping me with my super tight hips and legs. I am up to at least a 4.2 mile bike ride (with lots of hills) when I go, and I have thrown some jogging into my walks. I just feel SO GOOD and I have so much ENERGY that it makes me want to move more. And it also makes me want to shout from the mountain tops "YOU DON'T HAVE TO SETTLE FOR BEING A TYPE 2 DIABETIC ON LOTS OF MEDICATION!"


**Update Feb 25, 2021

Weight is down to 198 lbs, and I feel fantastic. I think my insulin resistance is really improving at this point, my blood glucose rides very steady these days. And when I eat a carb or a sweet, my BG does rise but not crazy high and it comes down fairly quickly. I can't wait to see my endocrinologist in a few weeks!! Once again I am under some stress that is very similar to the stress from two years ago that sent my sugar out of control. THIS TIME - I am making a conscious effort to handle it much better, and to maintain my focus on my health. The better I feel, the more capable I am of taking care of everyone else.


**Update Jan 18, 2021

Weight is down to 204 lbs, and it seems like my insulin resistance may be lessening. I feel fantastic!**


WEIGHT: 212 lbs, down 40 pounds!

A1C: 6.4

DIABETES MEDICATIONS: Metformin Only (2000 mg per day)



PREVIOUS STATS:

HIGHEST WEIGHT: 252 LBS (Jan 31, 2020)

HIGHEST A1C: 9.8 (January 27, 2020)

DIABETES MEDICATIONS: Toujeo (24 hr insulin), 138 units.

Humalog (fast acting, meal time insulin), 8 units with supper.

Metformin 1,000 mg daily


My A1C was 9.8 WITH the Metformin and Toujeo, my doctor added Humalog to get my morning fasting number down. In January, my morning fasting blood sugar was always over 200. My primary care physician wanted me to see an Endocrinologist, which kept getting postponed due to Covid 19. By the time I finally made it into her office, I had my A1C down to 6.3, but the weight was VERY slow to come off, because of the insulin. My Endocrinologist put me on Synjardi (Jardiance and Metformin combined), and we stopped the insulin and other Metformin and watched my blood sugar levels. They were great! But I developed a urinary tract infection because of the Jardiance, and we had to stop it. The weight was coming off faster now, so I begged her to let me try Metformin only. We bumped it to 2000 mg daily (that's how much was in the Synjardi), along with diet and exercise, and waited for two months before doing another A1C. My A1C only went up to 6.4, so we are sticking with Metformin only, diet, and exercise.



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