Kingston Whig Standard finalists in book giveaway

- July 26th, 2010

wwwHere are the finalists in the Fat To Skinny book giveaway who entered via the Kingston Whig Standard (last names have been removed):

70. Lesley, Kingston Whig Standard

I have been fighting a weight problem all my life and have given up. Your  article has given me hope again. My dear husband has Type 2 diabetes and I do not want to lose him before he has fished everywhere he wants and golfed all the courses he dreams of. He needs to lose weight to get off the meds and back to being and feeling healthy. I will be 60 this fall and I do not want to enter the “golden years” on a downhill spirial. I can see myself with diabetes as time goes on and I do not want to go there. This plan sounds like it can help. I am willing to give it a try.

Lesley

71. Donald, Kingston Whig Standard

Good Morning, and thank you for your article re Obesity and Diabetes. I share your feelings about the down-side of sugar, and all the sugary foods out there. I wish food-producers and the Sugar Industry would listen and be responsible in the manufacture of their products. I am a Type 11 diabetic, age 76, diagnosed 20 years ago.

There is no cure for Diabetes. Once diagnosed with it, a person can try to control and manage it with diet, exercise and, most of the time, with the use of medication. The latter does not always mean Insulin injections but, as we age, the condition usually gets worse, and requires closer management, and tighter doctor-supervision. These are the broad-strokes of the treatment of Type 11: Type 1, on the other hand, results from a failure of the pancreas, and that person must have Insulin to stay alive.

Now, admittedly, I have not read Doug’s book but I think I can assume that after his weight-loss program, he has successfully taken steps to bring his sugar-count down and, hopefully, prevented and/or delayed complications developing. He’s on the right track, and should be commended.

Good luck with your column.

Respectfully,

Donald

72. Claudia, Kingston Whig Standard

My request for the free version of the book Fat To Skinny is for the very reason the author wrote the book. I am female with type 2 diabetic & way over weight. I need to be able to get some good advice on proper eating & cooking habits. My goal is to be able to get healthy & live longer.

I find I have good intentions but keep falling off the right path. The article really caught my attention & would really like to try it. Hopefully you will

consider me as a good candidate & send me the book.

Sincerely   Claudia

73. Pat, Kingston Whig Standard

This note is written on behalf of Pat who read the article in the Kingston Whig Standard, Monday July 5/10. (He doesn’t have internet access)

Here are Pat’s reasons why he would like a copy of your book:

I am 64 years old 5’9″ tall and weigh 371 lbs.
I have type 2 diabetes
I have arthritis in both knees, both hips and my lower spine
I have drop foot “left side” and wear a brace
I walk with a cane
I love my sweets and exercise is not an option

MOSTLY, I wouldn’t mind living a few more years.

Pat

74. Jeff, Kingston Whig Standard

Dear Doug and Cary,

I just finished reading an article in my local paper and it brought me to tears. I am a 43 year old male and I feel I am going to die soon.

All my life I have been overweight. I am currently 290 lbs. Diet after diet proved nothing other than me feeling like a failure each time.

I discovered I was a diabetic on one of the worst days of this century. I was horrified like everyone else when those planes crashed into the World Trade Center buildings. That evening I went to emergency with excruciating stomach pains. When the doctor returned with the results of the blood work he stated that he had no idea as to why I was having such pains but he was certain of one thing that I had Diabetes. My blood sugars were off the chart. I went home and cried. I shouldn’t have been surprised for years I have had excessive thirst and frequent urination. I decided it was nothing to be concerned over. Denial kept me living the lie!

Flash forward to today. I also have high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol. I am on Metformin,glyburide,crestor,ramipril and hydrochlorothiazide for all my ailments.

I can feel in my body a change and I am not well. I do not sleep well at night ( I also have sleep apnea). My muscles get very weak from time to time and I am often fatigued and have no energy. Nighttime is stressful for me because I am afraid to go to sleep for I fear that I might not wake up. I am afraid to visit my parents who live on a remote lake because it is not near a hospital. I am shutting myself in and cutting off doing things with my friends. They   are concerned for me as well. I am also worried if I miss more work that I will lose my job.

When I read what you have discovered and saw the before and after pictures I was so happy for you and getting your life in order. Thank you for sharing your secret. I   can’t wait to learn this life changing cure. I always felt there was no hope now I have one last shot on getting my life back!!

Thank you and God bless,

Jeff

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