I've been a Type 2 Diabetic for approximately 10 years. I'm currently
(3 times daily before each meal) but prior to that I was on Glyset,
and before that Glucophage,
and before that Amaryl.
I initially started out on just diet and excercise. I started on
Starlix shorted after my 75th birthday; it seems to be A
was practically normal (4.9%) but I am still a diabetic but with
very good control.
husband Jerry and I have been married for 54 years and have raised
two happily-married children Ric (46) and Sheila (52). I'm Vegan
but Jerry is a "meat and potatoes" man, my evening challenge is
going out for a bite to eat with him. We
currently live in Miami,
Florida but for most of our married life we lived in Newport,
Rhode Island. Our son and his family now own and live in the
I eat almost the
same breakfast daily. I switch between Kashi puffed cereal and Grapenut's
with one tablespoon of fresh-ground flaxseed,
a small banana, and soy reconstituted milk (Better Than Milk).
Because I am totally Vegan,
I don't eat any animal products, I need the flaxseed for the omega
3 and 6 EFAs that it provides and the soy milk for my protein. I
use a number of supplements and drugs.
I use Starlix
before each meal and believe it or not I'm on Pravachol
beause my cholesterol
was higher than my endocrinologist
would like it. I also have atrial
fibrillation and take Verapamil
for that condition but my heart doctor recently gave me samples
(240mg) to try, I also use Coumadin
for the same condition. I sometimes take Evening
Primrose Oil or Borage
Oil and everyone complements me on my skin. I drink a lot of
water because I live in the tropics and to flush out any body impurities.
I think it is important to drink water before you get thirsty; if
you wait until you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated!
I use a lot of
soy products and lots of fruits and vegatables. I try to follow
diet; I spent a lot of money and time in his live-in program in
Napa Valley to learn how to be a proper Vegan.
I excercise at
a fitness center 4-5 times a week. I walk on a treadmill and ride
a stationary bike. My heart rate goes to 120 or so. I have only
been Vegan for three years but it has helped to control my weight
and I look and feel a lot better. Last year I had a total hip replacement
and am doing just fine now. It took a lot of energy to recoop.
This is the list
of over-the-counter supplements that I take daily....
- Ester C 500mg
with 200mg bioflavonoids
- Folic Acid,
- CardioQ10 that
also has 400 IU of Vitamin E and 50mcg Selenium
- ALA (alpha lipoic
acid) that also has 30 IU of Vitamin E and 200mg Vitamin C
Here's my drug
(Digoxin) 0.25mg 3 times/week and 0.125 4 times/week
(Warfarin) 2.5 once a week and 1.25 6 times/ week
120mg before each meal (for the diabetes)
40mg (med to lower cholesterol)
1/2 tablet 3 times/week (a diaretic to make sure I don't have