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October 28, 2016
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Kim Doty

The diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes in March of 2003, did not come as a complete surprise to Kim Doty. As an older, overweight Mom with a strong family history of Type 2 Diabetes she knew she was at risk.

When her son was born a few months later the condition seemed to disappear. The excitement and activity of early motherhood (as well as strong inner traits of denial and procrastination) kept her from addressing her key risk factors, and 18 months later a follow-up A1C led to her diagnosis of Type 2.

Kim quickly educated herself on her condition, including Tivo-ing the dLife TV series and finding the website, as well as the rest of the online community. These steps empowered her with education and confidence which led to a new endocrinologist and a switch from insulin to oral medication treatment.

Another pregnancy late in 2006 put her back on insulin. Once again the birth of the baby eliminated the need for insulin and she returned to a Metformin regime. Kim is a computer systems administrator for a major food manufacturer and lives in Colorado with her husband, Steve, and their children. She currently battles the bulge and tries to develop an exercise habit to better manage her blood sugars. 

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