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diabetes?

Discussion in 'Health & Healing' started by EDDi, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. EDDi

    EDDi Well-Known Member

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    Have just found out I am close to having the onset to Type 2 diabetes :(

    Because of genetic factors, my weight, and certain meds I'm on

    Does anyone here have diabetes?

    How do you cope?

    How do you manage it?
     
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  2. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    Type ,2 as well.

    I take metformin in pill form.

    Best advice is watch what you eat and lose weight. It is possible to lose the diabetes if you do.
     
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  3. beenherebeforeagain

    beenherebeforeagain Rogue Animist
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    ^this^^. some of my meds for other conditions make it difficult to lose weight, but it's been more than 20 years since I was first diagnosed, and the treatment has changed nary at all.
     
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  4. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    without diagnosis....I've been blood testing for quite some time

    the occasional spike spooks me

    so I am already cutting back on everything that carries added sugar
    other items that turn into sugar
    and soon I hope to stop drinking Coke

    45grams a day is all you need

    but just TRY to eat ONLY that much

    good luck
     
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  5. EDDi

    EDDi Well-Known Member

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    That applies to me too, I'm on meds that I cannot quit :(

    But it's good you've been managing it
     
  6. beenherebeforeagain

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    I've even managed to lose a few more pounds in the last few weeks, after being at a plateau for more than a year...
     
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  7. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Meghalayan Ape

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    Weight loss. A friend of mine is no longer diabetic after losing (quite a lot) of weight.
     
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  8. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    I wouldn't have believed it if my doctor hadn't mentioned it. I started out with one thousand milligrams and it now has been whittled down to 500 mg of metformin.

    Keep going in this direction, and I may end up to a healthy zero milligrams.
     
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    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    I guess you could say with some types of diabetes that's certainly the magic cure.
     
  10. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Meghalayan Ape

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    Well, she's managed to come off the meds.
     
  11. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    My wife was close to type 2 but that receded after losing a bunch of weight.
     
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  12. The Hammer

    The Hammer Virtue, Piety, Study
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    My wife has it, she's on metformin to manage her blood sugar. She is just over the diabetic threshold and we are hoping diet and exercise lessens the severity.
     
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    Yep, as I got diagnosed about 15 years ago.

    Get a physician who specializes in this and take his/her advice. There simply is no one plan that can fit all diabetics.

    Once you make the adjustments, you'll be fine as long as you follow through.
     
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    Don't eat carbs, eat a lot of meats and natural fats.

    Basically, take your US RDA from 100% of carbs to 20% of what they say, and get rid of all the white flour, sugar, and corn syrup from your diet. No white rice, no grapes. That's about it, lol.

    Did that, lost 100 pounds. I'm still diabetic, but you know win some lose some. Can't take diabetic meds because they crash me dangerously low. Weigh the same as I did when I was 18.
     
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