About Me & Diabetes 33

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.

Ailment Before After
Obese 235 lbs 165 lbs


Diabetes – HighBlood Sugar 740 mg/dl the day of diagnosis Now I have normal fasting levels, less than 100 mg/dl
Insulin 4 shots per day -0- Insulin Shots


Blood Sugar Drugid Actos -0- Diabetes Drugs
Hypertension 150/90 “average” now is 112/67
Cholesterol “High” Optimum / Protective
Bronchitis & Asthma multiple yearly bouts lungs have been clear, as of this writing for 19 months and 5 days….and yes I’m counting.
Plantar Fasciitis Always wore shoes Rarely wear shoes except for running on streets. I sprint barefooted and never wear shoes in or around the house. 
Lower Back Pain Multiple Yearly Flare Ups Occasional flare ups but only after playing basketball. Intensity has lessened. 
Acid Reflux &
Weekly Flare Ups No Reoccurrence in 19 months (since March ’09) 
Lethargy low energy level Ketosis 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

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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