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April 27, 2002
Gender: Female Ethnicity: Caucasion Height: 5ft 7in to 5ft 9in Weight: above 170 lbs Onset Age: 31-40 Age Now: 31-40 Family Diabetes: Both parents Treatment: Diet&Oral HbA1c: 7.7 Medication: Metformin,Glucophage Meter: Other Tests: 5-6 times/day Exercise: None Diet: Other Supplements: Glycokinetics, Glucosamine Hydrochloride (as needed)

I was diagnosed 2 years ago; but only started on metformin in August 2001 when I went to see an endocrinologist. Right now I am on metformin and am trying to get the sugars down with diet & exercise so I can cut that down over the next two years. I recently did a cleanse that was safe for diabetics and it brought my sugars down to the normal range. I then saw a naturopath who is trying me on something else; they tested me as being sensitive to wheat, rice and pork so am trying to avoid them. I do plan on going back to the cleanse diet which eliminates wheat, dairy, and sugar as I felt much better on it.