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    But I don't like SPAM... BadKarma62's Avatar
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    Coming back to the fold

    Hey gang. I've been gone for quite some time, but I'm back. I've had some health issues that I needed to address. I was feeling pretty rough for sometime last spring and messed around and almost waited too long to deal with it. Last Sept. I went to the Dr and we discovered that I was Type 2 Diabetic!!!

    So the starting stats were: 47 years old, 330# @ 6'4", A1C was 13+ and fasting was 389!

    Now: 48 years old, 278# (52# lighter!!), A1C is 6.2 and fasting this morning was 91.

    I also found I had a thyroid problem and with pills and diet the above stats were achieved. I feel so much better now.

    I haven't touched the bike in over a year, but this week it's going to the shop for a tune-up and new tires and is my next weapon against this hurdle.

    Tentative goal: lose another 50# and do a half-century by 2012!!!!!

    It's good to be back.
    Don't worry about life, you're not going to survive it anyway.

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    Senior Member ill.clyde's Avatar
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    Welcome back!

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    Senior Member Crazydad's Avatar
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    That is great! How did you get the diabetes under control?
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    Doc says I was pretty lucky. I'm Type 2 Insulin resistant. She put me on Metformin, the most common meds. And I did something most diabetics do not do, at least in my area, I listened to my Dr!!!!!

    Massive diet change. Low carbs, NO SUGAR, lotsa water and veggies. Baked or grilled fish 3 times a week, lean red meats and chicken/no skin. 2500 calories per day and a daily walk of 1.75 miles or 30 mins.

    I've stayed off the bike until now to get my head around the neuropathy in my feet and legs. I now have a great pair of crosstraining shoes that fit the way shoes are supposed too, but I'm worried I won't find a pair of cycling shoes that fit this way, so I maybe riding with just regular shoes.
    Don't worry about life, you're not going to survive it anyway.

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    Senior Member Crazydad's Avatar
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    That is great, congratulations. I just got the results and my dr is on vacation this week so I haven't gone in for the full consult yet, but I have already started the diet change and riding more consistently. Hopefully I will be able to copy your feat.
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    Great Job!
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    Welcome back, great job.

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