John - Cocoa, FL

Updated:Sep 22,2010


Age: 61
Name: John S
Location: Cocoa, FL

Summary:

Working in the corporate health and productivity management field over the last 8 years, I have been talking about diabetes and its impact, but never thought it was happening to me (dumb!).

Throughout my 40s and early 50s, I gained weight due to poor nutrition, lack of exercise and a stressful career. I ballooned up to almost 270 lbs. at the height of my obesity. Working in the corporate health and productivity management field over the last 8 years, I have been talking about diabetes and its impact, but never thought it was happening to me (dumb!).

I was diagnosed with Type 2 in 2006. Controlled with diet and exercise initially losing 50 lbs, and then gained 25 back. I began Metformin regimen as FBG and HbA1c readings began creeping upward through 2007.

Found true education about diabetes from the book, The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle in April 2008. I began a one-on-one telephonic coaching program in May, focused on conquering the disease. I have now lost 50 lbs. and have reversed the disease through true lifestyle change.

Now not only has my doctor taken me off Metformin, he has also taken me off Lovastatin and Lisinopril. Latest labs: FBG = 79, HbA1c = 5.6, total cholesterol = 110, triglycerides = 40, HDL = 65, LDL = 36. Reversing diabetes without gastric bypass/lap band surgery is absolutely doable with the right education and coaching.