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When I started Sparking I said "Already lost 42lbs..take 10lbs at a time. Pre-diabetic and don't plan on getting diabetes. Appreciate food choice suggestions and particular products by name brand."

Since then I lost a total of 96 lbs and I am now in the normal blood sugar ranges and no longer considered pre-diabetic, however I still stay with the low carb, low glycemic foods and I have maintained my weight also without much fuss.

About 6 months ago my cholesterol was 240 and within 6 months I brought it down 51 points naturally. It is now 189. I had to since I get severe cramps from Cholesterol meds.

I am glad to help anyone who asks for my help!

Its now 2014, I lost another 5lbs last year and I maintain by logging my foods daily, my glucose levels are fine and I log to watch my cholesterol levels daily. It is all still working well. Feeling Great.

Update: my cholesterol is now 181 and the HDL is I'm good and life is wonderful!

...yipee...will continue to watch carbs, starch and sodium and move every 20 minutes.

Update: 2017- I continue to educate myself and others with daily posts. I continue to log my foods, starch & cholesterol and watch the charts on Spark people. My A1C is a steady 5.5...maintaining my weight as well....yipee!

2019 My A1C s now 5.4

Member Since: 12/11/2010

Fitness Minutes: 23,242

My Goals:
I achieved my goals.. have controlled my pre-diabetes for years now. I continue to take CoQ10 daily for my heart, a magnesium pill and 1,500 MG pill of metformin along with Lisinopril for my blood pressure.

My Program:
Mediterranean diet

Personal Information:
I live in beautiful Naples, Florida

Other Information:
My favorite book is "Ultra Metabolism by "Mark Hyman"

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  • v SUNBELLE74
    Good Morning and TGIF! I was just stopping by to say that I loved reading all of the "secrets" you posted for Diabetics. I am Type II myself. Finding it hard to lose weight and am stuck at a plateau. :( Thanks for all the info here on SP!
    3239 days ago
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    3267 days ago
  • v SUNSHINE6859
    I checked out some of your secrets of success for living with diabetes. I thank you so much for the tips they are very informative and will be very helpful to me as I am in that pre-diabetes stage and have been struggling to head in the opposite direction. Thanks for sharing and keep those helpful tips coming.

    Blessing in the New Year.

    3267 days ago

    I noticed some of your post on the diabetic information.

    Great ideas that you shared.

    Hope you don't mind another SP Friend

    Thanks for all your suggestions

    Have a SPlendid Day

    Happy New Year

    3269 days ago
    Welcome to the 70 pounds or more to go team. I am a walking testimony about how weight loss can effect diabetes 2. I'm down 50 pounds and have lowered my blood sugar levels from the mid 300s to the mid 90s, and all but eliminated meds for diabetes.

    No special secret, but some good advice. Log in to SP every single day. Log in your food every single day. Log in your exercise ever single day. Just do it!
    3276 days ago
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