About Me & Diabetes 8

My Diabetes Story

I have several blog posts where I have documented my “diabetes story’, so I’ll just summarize my story on this About Me Page. At the end of this page there are links if you want to read more. On the right hand side of this page is a “Before and After Picture” but below you will see the health results of my personal diabetes management regimen.  In my opinion ANYONE can achieve these results.   It is so simple… eat as we were designed to eat and “move”.

To summarize my story, I was an obese, sedentary, recently diagnosed diabetic
when I began this journey. I was on diabetes, cholesterol, and hypertension
drugs as well as taking 4 insulin shots per day.

But within days things began to change and within a few months, I WAS A NEW PERSON!

Check out my “before and after” ailment chart below to see the results I received with my diabetes treatment regimen.

Obese235 lbs165 lbs
Diabetes – HighBlood Sugar740 mg/dl the day of diagnosisNow I have normal fasting levels, less than 100 mg/dl
Insulin4 shots per day-0- Insulin Shots
Blood Sugar DrugidActos-0- Diabetes Drugs
Hypertension150/90“average” now is 112/67
Cholesterol“High”Optimum / Protective
Bronchitis & Asthmamultiple yearly boutslungs have been clear, as of this writing for 19 months and 5 days….and yes I’m counting.
Plantar FasciitisAlways wore shoesRarely wear shoes except for running on streets. I sprint barefooted and never wear shoes in or around the house.
Lower Back PainMultiple Yearly Flare UpsOccasional flare ups but only after playing basketball. Intensity has lessened.
Acid Reflux &
Weekly Flare UpsNo Reoccurrence in 19 months (since March ’09)
Lethargylow energy levelKetosis provides me with a seemingly steady energy level and I believe it aids in my post workout recovery time.

Links to Steve Cooksey’s ‘Diabetes Story’

My First Year with Diabetes
– here you can see the difference
ONE year can make.

My Diabetes Story – this gives you an accurate description of my battle with
diabetes during the critical early months. Since then, it’s been relatively


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Here is my Diabetes Warrior Info:

My Diabetes Meal Plan ( a true diabetes diet, not like most of those promoted by American Diabetes Association)

How I Play



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8 thoughts on “About Me & Diabetes

  • margie

    Steve, what were your cholesterol readings prior to low carb primal? I ask because my good cholesterol is 79, but my bad is elevated at 237; I fell off the low carb wagon and, for my own good, I’ getting back on with serious intentions to be a lifelong follower.

  • margie

    Thank you for the response, Steve. I really appreciate you! I will check out the tests you mentioned.
    I, too, do not worry much about the numbers, my doctor does. I know that a low carb primal lifestyle is optimal for my health and other than the occasional beer (my bad), I do love this way of eating and living!

    • Steve Cooksey Post author

      I do agree and you are welcome. :) I would love to see a study done of the gluten pre and post production in beers.

      I do not get a reaction from them… and I do not cheat, so the once or twice a year I do drink beer, you would think I’d be having a reaction if there was a lot of gluten in the beer.

      Take care, all the best and thanks again. :)

  • pone1

    Is there a way to contact you by email or through a contact form on your site?

    You indicate that you take 25 to 50 grams of carbs a day from starchy sources. When are you eating those starchy carbs during the day?

    I’m also wondering what is the typical daily glucose pattern you see? I am eating 50 grams of starchy carbs a day divided as 20 grams at breakfast and about 30 grams at lunch. My glucose pattern is really crazy. I wake up typically with about 90 mg/dL and that quickly rises to 115 mg/dL. I start taking a lot of Alpha Lipoic Acid and after carbs that will climb to maybe 130 mg/dL. The glucose then starts to moderate slowly down over the day and will be down in the nineties by late afternoon.

    No matter how I change things up, and no matter how much ALA I take, I cannot seem to stop this morning phenomena where glucose wants to go to 130. Even exercise only takes maybe 10 points off that 130 early in day. I cannot make sense of my pattern or make sense of how to get it under control.