Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

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Medical News

This morning was my annual physical (I see my doctor quarterly anyway for diabetes follow-up appointments, but this was the annual all-over physical). My diabetes is under excellent control; without medication (diet and exercise only), my A1C level is 5.2 (range 4.8 to 6.0 normal), which is perfect. Cholesterol has finally managed to come up to the low-normal range. Only bad part is blood pressure -- running about 10/5 points too high, even with medication -- and weight. After a low of 275 pounds a year ago, I've slowly drifted back up to 290. This must stop, and reverse, for that matter. Dr. Matthews urges me to "get back on the wagon," so to speak.

I know what to do. The question is whether I can do it. Smaller portions. More walking. I did it when I was first diagnosed two years ago and lost sixty pounds from my all-time peak. I should be able to do it again.

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