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    May 22, 2016, 9:52 AM - Health update--good news :) #1

    Hi all,
    I'm sure that most of you are not aware that I have Type II diabetes. It's something that's been (partially) controlled with oral medication
    and I have regular checkups and blood work. I've been on my meds for a little over 5 years now, and they do sort of OK in keeping my
    blood glucose in check but I wanted to improve my results and my health.
    So one year ago today, on May 22, 2015, I started exercising and made some changes to my diet. I started doing cardio 3 or 4 times
    a week and kept a closer eye on what I was shoving down my throat every day.
    Here are some numbers comparing one year ago to today:
    A1c reading (this is the big one for diabetics)
    5/22/2015: 7.6
    5/22/2016: 5.3 (that's a big drop!!!)
    Cholesterol
    5/22/2015: 138 (not too bad)
    5/22/2016: 110 (better!)
    Triglycerides
    5/22/2016: 150 (sort of OK)
    5/22/2016: 55 (great!)
    Weight
    5/22/2016: 206 lbs
    5/22/2016: 167 lbs (39 lbs lost!)
    Pants waist size
    5/22/2016: 38
    5/22/2016: 33

    I'm really happy with the way things are going and my next round of lab work is in August. It's a big commitment of time
    and effort doing the cardio, especially considering I also have bad knees, but it's really helping me out.
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  3. DanzoFett's Avatar
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    May 22, 2016, 10:37 AM - Re: Health update--good news :) #2

    Congrats dude..... :-)
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    May 22, 2016, 10:45 AM - Re: Health update--good news :) #3

    That's awesome news Eric


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    May 22, 2016, 11:01 AM - Re: Health update--good news :) #4

    i'm happy for you (:
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    May 22, 2016, 11:25 PM - Re: Health update--good news :) #5

    AWWWWEEEEESSSSOME. Your healths yr wealth brutha. Well done, you did the work and now you have the output .
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    May 23, 2016, 1:11 AM - Re: Health update--good news :) #6

    That´s pretty awesome Eric!

    Congrats!
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    May 23, 2016, 3:57 AM - Re: Health update--good news :) #7

    Good to hear! keep it up!
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    May 23, 2016, 5:32 AM - Re: Health update--good news :) #8

    Congrats! Keep it up!
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    May 24, 2016, 9:54 AM - Re: Health update--good news :) #9

    Congrats dude. Never look back!
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    May 24, 2016, 10:58 AM - Re: Health update--good news :) #10

    Awesome work. Keep it up, your health is everything.
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    May 25, 2016, 8:53 AM - Re: Health update--good news :) #11

    Great news Eric, Congrats
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    May 27, 2016, 3:07 PM - Re: Health update--good news :) #12

    Great to hear Eric. I need to do something, anything to make a step in that direction. Playing tag with my daughter is about as close to cardio as I get these days. ;-(

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