[Homeroast] OT: Compass Coffee Striders Step Out - Walk to Stop Diabetes

Steven Van Dyke coffee at svandyke.com
Thu Sep 6 11:13:08 CDT 2012


When I was diagnosed in July 2009 my fasting level was 380.  You 
could tell the Nurse Practiconer was worrying I'd be dead before I 
got out the door.
We did NutriSystem's diabetic plan.  Lost 50 lbs in six months and 
had my levels way down within a week.  They had started me on 
3xMetformin 500 + insulin.
Had to drop the lunchtime Metformin within a month or so.
When I did my six month follow up they called me back in because they 
couldn't believe my new numbers.
Second check confirmed the improvements.
Then I got Obamaed out of my job.  Since I had sufficient severance 
and things already laid out we decided I'd take a few months off.
Interestingly, about six weeks later I couldn't keep my suger levels 
up and they had me start dropping things.
I got off the insulin (after having been told that *never* happens) 
and then the Metformin.  So I was *right* that that place was poisoning me.
After I got my new job (retail - selling guns at Cabelas) I couldn't 
keep my rigid feeding schedule and wound back up on one Metformin a day.

So you *can* make things much better, you just have to get used to 
some contraints.  If your numbers aren't dropping like you'd like try 
the NutriSystem Diabetic plan.  It not only teaches you
proper eating habits for a diabetic, the carefully controlled food 
*will* get your numbers under control.

Good luck!

Steve :->

At 08:27 PM 9/5/2012, you wrote:
>You're invited to join us Saturday September 29th, 2012 in person or in
>You know me as miKe mcKoffee aka Mike the Head Bean and Roast Master of
>Compass Coffee here in Vancouver (not BC!) Washington (not the Capital!). I
>am committed to walk and raise money in this inspirational event because I
>personally know some of them and I am now one of them.
>July 25, 2012 my life changed forever. I'd been having a hard time breathing
>for a couple days because of a virus that had hit my lungs hard. Ended up
>going to the ER that night barely able to breath. This was the third time in
>my life this had happened - the last time over a decade ago. While on a
>second round of breathing treatments they came back and took a 2nd blood
>sample for more testing. Came back later and asked when I'd eaten last. Told
>them 7 or 8 hours ago. They told me fasting blood glucose was at 300. 300
>compared to what, didn't mean a thing to me! I was diagnosed as Type 2
>Diabetic. That 300 would have been in the range of 70 to 100 for a normal
>person! I was given a prescription for Metformin 2x500 and sent home with
>follow-up appointment with a Dr of Internal Medicine.
>Saw the doctor the morning of July 31st and got a meter to monitor my blood
>sugar levels. Took my first after meal reading in his office - 430. I'd done
>a bit of online research by then, enough to know this was very very bad,
>anything above 140 and organ damage begins! Did you know more people die of
>Diabetes each year than die from Cancer? One of the tidbits I'd picked up
>researching and now I got scared! A bit of researching turned into a lot of
>researching. Major lifestyle change was in order. In addition to the oral
>meds and low carb smart carb diet began power walking a minimum 30 minutes
>per day August 9th. Yesterday September 1st was 24 days in 25 - 20th
>consecutive day power walking. As a small business owner I once upon a time
>made the excuse I didn't have time to exercise. Today different mindset, I
>make the time to exercise no matter what! Have heard some interesting
>comments people sometimes seeing me power walking in a big loop in front of
>the Roastery.
>Results so far of taking control of this disease making drastic lifestyle
>changes? First 7 days testing averaged 215 before meals (target 70-110)
>after 307 (target 90-140). Month and a couple days later now and latest 7
>day avg before meals 98 after 120! And feel 1000% better!
>Chances are, you also know someone who has been affected by diabetes and you
>already know how important it is to stop this disease. By making a donation
>or joining our team, you will be helping the Association provide
>community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with
>diabetes and fund critical research for a cure.
>As a team, united in our desire to Stop Diabetes, we are asking for your
>support. Please make a donation to one of our team members or become one of
>us by joining our team. When we bring together dedicated team members and
>kind donors, the power we have as a group far outweighs what any of us could
>do alone.
>We truly appreciate your support. Together we can Stop Diabetes!
>Slave to the Bean miKe mcKoffee
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>first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
>found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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