My name is Julia. After being pre-diabetic for approximately five years, I was diagnosed with early type 2 diabetes a week before Thanksgiving 2016. This website shows how I lost 15 lbs. (see MORE INFO for current weight loss) and lowered my A1C from 6.9 to 6.2 in three months without medication. About seven and a half months after my diagnosis, my desire to eat junk food became less appealing because I knew I wouldn’t feel well after I ate it.

Although I do try to exercise now, which is recommended, I did not exercise during this three month period. I live in a state where it is usually too cold and snowy for me to exercise outside in the winter. I have outdoor allergies in the spring, and I am too cheap and unmotivated to go to a gym.

I do not know what the nutrition information is for my recipes. I just try to eat healthy meals and snacks with less than 10 g of sugar, which is easier for me than figuring out the total carbohydrate count. I am not a registered dietician, so make sure to check with your doctor before following any of my advice.

To handle cravings and eating out, go to my TIPS page. To get diabetic friendly recipes, go to my WHAT I EAT page. To get additional questions answered, go to my MORE INFO page. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, my email address is on my CONTACT page. Please check back often. I will add more information to this website as I continue attempting to live well with diabetes.