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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Reversing Diabetes

Every once in a while you have one of those days where NOTHING, not even the worst of news, can ruin it. Today is one of those days.

I want to share my immense joy with all of you. Today I had my regular 3 month diabetes check up. My last check up, we talked about getting off of insulin & I had a blood test done where it said if there would be a chance or not. The results said I scraped by, by the spit on the gums of my teeth! So Clarene gave the nod to start SLOWLY weaning off of insulin. Well, being the bull-headed loose cannon that I can sometimes tend to be, I pretty much lasted a week on that plan & they decided "Uh-uh. No, we're done." And ripped out my insulin pump. I've been listening to it complain at me for a month to hook it back up to my gut.

So long story short, I haven't had insulin since the beginning of September. I was nervous, especially when I took a month off from the gym, and went bananas on Halloween. So you can imagine how absolutely FLOORED I was when my hA1c came back today at 5.7.

I said "WHAT! Are you KIDDING me?!" No kidding. I almost cried.

Ladies and gentlemen, I am slowly reversing my diabetes.

I did this to myself, and it's my job to undo it, and... I'M DOING IT! One day at a time. And you can too!

Other happy news: My weird little 2yo counted all the way to 12 today by herself.

2 comments:

Tara said...

WOO-HOO!! that's great news!

and did Grace skip the 8? :)

ekimatuan said...

Awesome!