I have completed my clinical trial where i take both levemir anf byetta.I also take metformin. In addition, i have developed more consistency in my exercise program, biking or running at least an hour a day. i am considering running a marathon. Did i mention i am 60 years old?
My A1C is now 5.6, and I take 52 units of levemir in the evening,, and byetta twice a day. My endocrinologist, who i will now be seeing again since i have health insurance through the new preexisting health care plan, has agreed to follow this protocol.
I can not emphasize enough the importance of exercise for a diabetic. It reduces my insulin requirements, i feel better, have much more energy, and well, life is good.in summary, my A1c went from 9.3 to 5.6 in 6 months. Good luck to you all.

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Tags: a1c, alexandria, byetta, exercise, joel, levemir, steinberg

Comment by Pauly on July 30, 2010 at 3:43pm
Great job! You have a lot to be proud of! Take care.
Comment by Teena on July 30, 2010 at 6:40pm
Wow! Great job! Congratulations!
Comment by Super_sally on July 31, 2010 at 2:40am
Wow! Way to go! YOu've really got it happening! And am sure that has taken a BIG effort.

And yes yes yes on the Marathon!

I'd like to do one of those! And an ironman, to boot! :)
Comment by Betty J on July 31, 2010 at 9:41am
Congratulations Joel!

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