No Longer Taking Insulin!

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Marc Lee's Comment
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So... been an interesting journey.

In the last few months I have continually scaled back my use of insulin to manage my blood sugars. I was down to about 1/5 the amount I once took (25 units vs. around 120 units per day). Since getting on the "flash glucose monitor" (swipe with phone to read) I have been able to even better manage my levels throughout the day. Having continued my weight loss program (another 7 - 10 lbs. or so down from what my new Endocrinologist termed my "ideal weight") I have stopped taking insulin entirely and my numbers are still great!

Still taking two "big" Metformin ER's but feeling like I have almost kicked diabetes butt too! After (I still believe) kicking Prostate Cancer's butt it's 2 and 0 Team Marc Lee!

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Rob D.'s Comment
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Marc,

Great to hear that things are finally going your way.

Old School's Comment
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That's incredible Marc - Congratulations!

Keep up your diligence. It's not easy taking proper care of yourself when living on the road.

Marc Lee's Comment
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thank-you.gif Rob.

thank-you-2.gif Old School!

Yeah. Had to drink a couple hot chocolates in a 24 hour period to keep my blood sugars up! REALLY SUCKS!

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PJ's Comment
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Congrats Marc that is awesome news. I’m very proud of you sir dancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gif

Rick S.'s Comment
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Very cool bro. Insulin dependent diabetes is one of the hardest things to come back from. But if your pancreas is producing insulin again, it's a real testament to your stick-to-it-ness in beating it. I was "almost there" myself, and dropped 130lbs, backing away from the cliff insulin dependence. I watch my A1C's like a hawk (5.1 currently, even being 20lbs over).

GOOD FOR YOU! A TRUE MILESTONE in extending your life and health...

Rick

Marc Lee's Comment
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Congrats Marc that is awesome news. I’m very proud of you sir dancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gif

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Very cool bro. Insulin dependent diabetes is one of the hardest things to come back from. But if your pancreas is producing insulin again, it's a real testament to your stick-to-it-ness in beating it. I was "almost there" myself, and dropped 130lbs, backing away from the cliff insulin dependence. I watch my A1C's like a hawk (5.1 currently, even being 20lbs over).

GOOD FOR YOU! A TRUE MILESTONE in extending your life and health...

Rick

Very cool bro. Insulin dependent diabetes is one of the hardest things to come back from. But if your pancreas is producing insulin again, it's a real testament to your stick-to-it-ness in beating it. I was "almost there" myself, and dropped 130lbs, backing away from the cliff insulin dependence. I watch my A1C's like a hawk (5.1 currently, even being 20lbs over).

GOOD FOR YOU! A TRUE MILESTONE in extending your life and health...

Rick

thank-you-2.gif Rick!

5.1 is a bit low (for a diabetic). Need to make sure you are not going too low!

I used to consider (taking) insulin the enemy... like I believe most people do. Then I considered it the solution. Now I just consider it part of my past!

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I do recommend the book "Think Like a Pancreas" and, I guess, now, major weight loss!!!

G-Town's Comment
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That's really great news Marc. Congratulations!

Marc Lee's Comment
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That's really great news Marc. Congratulations!

thank-you.gif G-Town!

If anyone anyone knows needs Humalog and/or Medtronic pump supplies I have a bunch of both! At one time I resorted to buying pump supplies from a stranger on the internet and had my cousin bring back insulin from the Philippines!

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