Frank Timmons After
Frank Timmons Before
In November 2008 I weighed 347 pounds and my fasting blood glucose was 350. My A1C was over 12. I was kind of a train wreck.
With the support of the great staff of the Cooper Clinic and the unwavering support of my wife Andrea, I have been able to lose over 140 pounds. I now weigh 204 pounds with fasting blood sugars in the 80s. My more recent AIC was 4.9%. I am off all diabetes medication, bought a Harley Davidson and am loving life.
My tips to Stop Diabetes are to commit and dedicate yourself to your goal. You have to make up your mind to be well. It is hard to do. Once you dedicate yourself to it you will be amazed at your success.
Exercise. Exercise. Exercise. You don’t have to do anything elaborate or spend lots of money. I just walk every day for about 45 minutes. You need to walk at a brisk pace. Once you start to lose you will find yourself liking it more. I will never love exercise but I have grown to depend on it for a sense of self accomplishment and stress reduction.
Lean on your family. If it were not for my wife Andrea and the rest of my family, I don’t think I would have had as much success. Andrea has been so supportive and I love her very much for that.