July 25, 2003

I'm doing so good. I went to the endocrinologist yesterday. My hemoglobin A1C has went from 6.4 (good should be below 6.5) in March, to 5.1 (excellent) last week. I am just so happy. My doctor is also very happy with the changes. I've also lost 16 pounds, and have been able to decrease my insulin intake 8 units a day. She thinks I will be doing a lot better once I get just 36 more pounds off. She is very happy with how I am now. And she said I may be even able to decrease my insulin another 2 units day, which would be a decrease of 10 units a day. Which would be great. The more insulin you are the harder it is to lose. So this less insulin will also help me lose more weight. Plus the benefit of my sugars being low enough to take it down that much has been just really great. :)

I did have some bad news though and that was kidney problems, possibly due to being on atkins too long. So I have to be on kidney medicine the rest of my life if I want to keep my kidneys. At least they found it in time for medications to work, and I don't have to be on dialysis.

So far not been doing much though since I got home, too tired. But, next week I will be out in service again I hope. :)

July 23, 2003

WOW I have just been way too busy! I have lost 16 pounds since last I posted. So I'm doing really well that way.

I've been really trying to get out in service more. And I ahve gotten in a lot more time. I am so happy about that. I am really trying to be pioneering with in 2 years. I can't wait to get on the list again. I love spending time in service.

We just got back from the convention in Richmond Virginia. It was great. We got to see Vincent's aunt and uncle. And then we got to have dinner with the bethelites who gave the talks on the program. They were really nice, and I hope we get to stay in contact. Then we went to the Holocaust museum in Richmond. It was tough, but very educational. I cheated a little bit on my diet, but didn't gain, and actually lost!

I've got to go to Bethel several times since last I posted also. It was great. So many there from international conventions. We were able to tour with a huge group from Paris. Then I've seen several from Peru, Africa, and Japan.

Any way, I've been having a great summer. Been going out in service a lot, doing street witnessing behind my apt building, Bible Studies, door to door and letter writing. I've actually been feeling so much better then I have since before I was diagnosed with diabetes.

Any way sorry it's been so long. I will try to check in more often.