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January 29, 2002
Gender: Male Ethnicity: Caucasion Height: 5ft 10in to 6ft 0in Weight: above 170 lbs Onset Age: 41-50 Age Now: 41-50 Family Diabetes: Father Treatment: Diet&Oral Medication: Metformin,Glucophage Meter: Bayer Tests: 1-2 times/day Exercise: 3-4 times/week Diet: Other Supplements: none

I was recently diagnosed when I went to the doctor for a bout of Phlebitis. I took the time to ask about the symptoms I was experiencing (diminished vision, fatigue at work, frequent urination at night) and they sent me in for blood tests. I had gone before for the same tests, but they hadn't been worried before. This time they announced my diabetes and I've been under Dr's care ever since (October 2001).

I have since lost about 26 lbs, most of which I attribute to diet pop instead of the sugared pop I used to consume frequently (2-3 cans a day). I am still being stubborn about eliminating all suger from my diet, but I am doing better. Am I lying to myself? I have been working out at the YMCA 3 days a week, some weight training, some racquetball, and have seen some results from that. I received a Body For Life book from my friend for Christmas, so I'm anxious to read that through along with the three other diabetes books I've gotten also. I am mostly watching my carbs and paying attention to fat content of foods I eat, though I don't keep a diary as well as I should (OK, I stopped at Thanksgiving and need to start again).