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I am a type 2 insulin dependent diabetic. I recently had a minor stroke due to diabetes complications and serious anemia. After two EKGs, they have also discovered that I have a left bundle branch block to my heart. I hope to gain control of my sugar levels, lower my cholesterol, and regain overall strength and health while getting down to a normal healthy weight range.

Update: July 2017
I've lost right at 35 lbs since the first of the year. The doctors all tell me that I'm within a healthy BMI range. 24.9 I've reduce my insulin from 40 units to 24 units. My cholesterol is down from 380 to 123. My HDL is still low at 32 but it's up from 29 so I'll keep working on that. My blood pressure prescription has been reduced all the way down to and the only reason they leave me on it at all is to protect my kidneys (?). And I was able to drop one of the diabetes medications completely along with the iron tablets and everything that went with those. All in all... about 12 less pills to swallow per week. Although at a healthy BMI, I'm not quite done yet. I still have a thick waist with extra fat around the middle that isn't good for the heart so I'm going for another 10 pounds and see where I'm at then.

Member Since: 2/3/2017

Fitness Minutes: 3,389

My Goals:
Fasting Blood Sugar Level less than 140 90% of the time (now usually below 120)
Lower my A1C -(12.9) (now 5.0)
Lower overall Cholesterol (386) (now 123)
Lose 30 lbs. (lost 33 lbs)
Walk 20+ minutes 5 days a week (now walking up to 6 miles a day)

My Program:
Low Carb diet
light strength training

Personal Information:
Born again Christian
Mother of 4
Lives in Arkansas
Born in Tennessee
Lived in Missouri 20 years

Other Information:
I raise and show New Zealand rabbits in all colored varieties and broken (not white).
I operate an ARBA registered rabbitry.
Member ARBA and AFNZRB
I have a youtube channel "Grace Hollow Rabbitry" and just started a new channel "Life at Grace Hollow".

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  • v AVERY223
    I am praying that God heals you and that you can live without the insulin. Turning this situation all around, is going to be hard, but achievable. Know you can overcome this adversity! emoticon
    1138 days ago
    Never know if it's going to be 70 or snowing around these parts.Grace, maybe we can meet sometime for a walk when the weather is decent.
    1155 days ago
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    emoticon to Sparkpeople!

    YOU have discovered a website filled with information, friendship, support and encouragement. There's plenty of motivation and inspiration as well! Get active and stay focused on your goals! Wishing you the best on your journey!

    1160 days ago
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