New to CK and this group

GWALTNEY153 - 11:51AM PST, Jan 17th 2010

gwaltney153
Seattle

Hello fellow insulin resistant types. I joined CK two weeks ago and have followed the program so far. I had some quick initial weight loss. I know from past experience with diets that the quick loses will slow down. I don't have a problem with that. I'm in this for the long haul. One of the reasons for me to lose weight is to control blood sugar. I was happy to see this group exists so we can share that focus. I was diagnosed with diabetes type II about two years ago. One year ago I began taking Metformin. Six months ago my doctor doubled my daily dose. My blood sugars have continued to rise during this time. I lost a few pounds taking Metformin but over time I gained that weight back. My Dr. told me there is no medication that substitutes for losing weight and exercise. So, here I am! I have read an article or two about reversing diabetes, even to the point of going off medication. What do people think about that as a possibility? Is it something to try for or just wishful thinking? Please share what you know. Thanks.

Last Edited: 12:58pm PST, January 17th 2010

CRONESTONES - 5:31PM PST, Jan 18th 2010

I think, from all I have read, that if you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes you will always be diabetic. You CAN, definately, control Type 2 diabetes with diet and exercise, especially if you start early on. I have had Type 2 for about 25 years now, and require insulin. I haven't always taken good care of myself, and had about 18 months with no medical care available after losing my job and health insurance. I am now suffering a number of complications as a result.

Losing 10% of your body weight is said to be a key to reducing insulin resistance. Excercise helps a lot, 10 minutes of excercise 3 times a day is better than a half hour at one time to reduce blood sugar.


GWALTNEY153 - 9:57PM PST, Jan 18th 2010

gwaltney153
Seattle

Thanks. I appreciate your advice and experience.


LAURA17318 - 9:26AM PST, Jan 20th 2010

laura17318
PA

Hi. I'm new to the group and CK. I didn't know they had those articles and will look for them. I was diagnosed Type 2 last July. I too hope to stabilize or reverse it. When I was diagnosed, I knew 4 people that had it. NONE of them took care of themselves. TWO have had a major diabetes related complication in the last year. I didn't want to be like that. No one in my family has it, but I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia in my teens and was told I could develop diabetes later in life. I didn't worry. I figured I deal with it when I got old. I'm 39, recently married and wanting to start a family. That's not old. I wish there was an A, B, C/ 1, 2, 3 solution.

Good luck and thanks for the tip.


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