As you know? (Diabetes)

I am diabetic and have been for many many years. I have been a good diabetic and a very bad diabetic. I have been depressed about diabetes and I have not given a crap about it. But diabetes is a bad dude and never goes away….no matter the mood you decide to take with it…

Here in Russia, I decided to take a positive attitude about diabetes and turn that to my favor. I was lucky and found several good doctors in Russia that knew what they were talking about and they told me medicines that really helped. Then with my sweetie constantly reminding me to take my pills and to take care of myself. I discovered that with a tiny bit of effort, not crazy unattainable effort but just some effort to show that diabetes can be controlled. Never beaten, but controlled….I discovered a balance and then I discovered weight loss and then I discovered lessoning of the dosages of the pills and then I discovered how to eat correctly and….then I discovered the right attitude…

Today I dropped below 114 kilos… (around 250 pounds and or under 18 stones) This is from a high several years ago of of (and I remember and am very saddened by the fact) 340 pounds, which is 154 kilos. You realize that I have lost almost a human size in weight? This is like taking my sweet pea off my shoulders. She is not much more than that which I have lost…

With this weight loss, my sugar pill requirement has gone way down. With this weight loss I can walk, I can climb, I can dance and I can live life again. I cannot even imagine people that weigh 200 plus kilos, my god how terrible…

I have been stable taking just a 500mg twice a day of Glucophage (metformin) and nothing else for sugar issues. My diabetes is getting under control and weight is the biggest factor. My being fat was my downfall. I was taking 1000mg twice a day and maximum dosage twice a day of another pill (Amaryl – glimepiride)….it was according different dosages blue, pink and green. I went from the highest dosage available twice a day to the least available and then several months ago, dropped it all together. I have seen things get better yet, for I was eating just to keep blood sugar up enough at the end…

I am not happy being fat still, yet I am happy to have lost the weight of a big German Shepard and believe you me, life is easier…

Therefore, I do not kid myself and I am trying to dream of a day that I reach 200 pounds. I remember those days still. I could jump and dunk a basketball, maybe that will never happen again at my age, but 200 pounds can happen and for me to live a long happy life with my sweet pea (Svetochka,) I need to lose weight…

22 kilos….that is it! Just a few more years….keep it slow and keep it off…

Besides, I want to stop taking all sugar pills and be able to control it with diet and exercise only…

WtR

PS: By the way, dropping even sugar pill dosages, you will find that you will withdrawal and do so only under controlled conditions. I had a big dependency on many medicines and have gone through hell and back at times dropping dosages and then weaning from them completely…

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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