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Weight Loss and Diabetes

Discussion in 'Weight Loss and Dieting' started by sugarless sue, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. vonbon1

    vonbon1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    wooohoooo

    Hya, 4 weeks after diagnosed T2. I'm 12lbs down, I've lost every week which is a novel thing for me. :lol:
    Almost had a blip on saturday evening, old fella out with "the boys" sitting watching the most boring television, wondering what I was going to do to relieve the boredom. I decided I was going to have a sneaky round the kitchen :shock:
    I headed for the kitchen and stopped at the door, Sat at my pc and stayed there untill the dog sprang off the sofa all excited because her dad was home. YAY me lol

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  2. diane cordell

    diane cordell Type 2 · Newbie

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    hi there my name is diane, Since i ahve been on metformin i have lost two stone. I have type 2 diabetes and i eat three meals a
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  3. mrs love

    mrs love · Member

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    Wow
    I have tried everything on the list Sue but cant loose the weight and now my ex diabetic consultant ( long story) is saying a) i eat far too much ( er 1200 cals aday hunny) b) i eat far to much sugary sweets ( my last HbA1c has dropped dramatically, so thats a no!), he also said i eat far to many take aways, even though i cant afford them!
    i have seen a dietician and she scrutinises my diet every month i see her, as I write eveything down i eat, and she cant understand why i dont loose it. I try to be as active as i can but have OA in my knees so its hard sometimes ( im only 38 and have the body that needs putting down hehehe)
    I have a chid sized plate for dinner and a small bowl for brekkie!#
    Im at a loss as to how i can loose their weight. I did try WW and slimming world but put weight on!
    HELP!!
     
  4. Michaelswan

    Michaelswan · Newbie

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    Higher levels of insulin in turn can cause weight gain and increased risk of heart disease. To lose weight, you need to exercise at least for 30 mins and eat five or six smaller healthy meals rather than three larger ones. This will help you from overeating and also from huge spike in your blood sugar levels.
    You can also avail weight loss products for losing weight. For that you can choose [removed] weight loss products. For more info please visit [commercial link removed]
    Thanks

     
  5. carna1957

    carna1957 · Newbie

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    Hi all,I really feel for all diabetics that are trying to loose weight but I am the odd ball that has trouble keeping the weight I'v got.I have never been overweight in my life and since I got diabetes I have struggled to keep my weight on.

    I have a good appetite and I lost 2 stone very rapidly when I first had diabetes,although I have managed to put on a stone in weight since I was diagnosed 2 1/2 years ago and I have had my thyroids checked I still can't put on any weight.

    You are probably all screaming at me "what has she got to moan about" but it is just as worrying when you can't keep your weight at a reasonable level.

    I am 56 years old 5ft 5in tall and weigh 9 stone and wear size 10 clothes and find it very hard to find clothes to suit my age as most size 10 clothing are aimed at teens.

    The problem I have is do I eat more to put on weight and risk my bloods soaring or do I keep my blood levels down and put up with the problems of not getting the clothes I would like to wear.

    I have always said the only way to loose weight is to eat less at any meal times and not doing all these so called diets out there,after all our bodies need a good balanced diet and some diets don't give you that.

    I wish you all luck with your weight loss .
     
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  6. allenhrogers

    allenhrogers · Newbie

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    Indeed, it seems when when we deal or treat diabetes, we are likely doing or losing weight also as being overweight and obese is one reason why we can be a diabetic person.
     
  7. DR MICHAIL

    DR MICHAIL Type 2 · Member

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    Hi
    I am diabetic type 2 on insulin .overweight . I found that Victosa helped me to lose 10kg when added to my diabetic treatment. It is an anti diabetic injection given to patients before they are switched to insulin but they found it helps also to reduce weight. Ask your GP about it. Also it helped 3 members in my family to lose weight. Also cut down on bread helps a lot. Once your blood suger becomes under control you tends to become less hungary and eat less too
     
  8. 375lindyloo

    375lindyloo · Active Member

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    When people say 'eat good fat' what exactly is classed as good fat? I am low carbing or attempting to but doc says my cholesterol is remaining high at 6.5 and wants to prescribe a statin. I have a slightly fatty liver and my liver function levels have been erratic over the last couple of years (I was previously on Simvastatin). I don't want a statin again as I am convinced that they have caused a problem with my liver. Any advice or other people's experiences of something similar happening to them gratefully received.
     
  9. grunt59

    grunt59 · Newbie

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    Great tips, Sue ! I have been following these methods for nearly three months now and have lost nearly 1.5 stones . It's basically common sense and eating properly . I was once told that a normal stomach (organ) is about the same size as your (loosely) clenched fist....I've never forgotten that and use it as a guide often...even though mine host sometimes thinks I am threatening them for dishing up too much food !! Of course, everyone has to tailor the plan a little ,to their own requirements, but as Billy Connolly once said, " you just need to follow the ELMM diet.....Eat Less Move More !!! Regards, and good luck to everyone trying to hit their targets !!
     
  10. Jane Holmes

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    I am type 2 having been diagnosed in 2007. Started off on metformin 5oomg twice a day now increased to 1000mg twice a day. Glimepirida 2mg twice a day. Atrovastatin 10mg and Ramapril 25mg once a day. My diet is quite good and I am not overweight. Can someone tell me how I get rid of a bloated stomach. I dont eat many carbs and have lots of fruit and vegs. Thanks
     
  11. ridalsjo

    ridalsjo Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hey, I read with interest what you have to say about carbs and I know that a lot of carbs isnt good for me.I currently, for the last 9 konths, have been attending Slimmin World. I have lost 2 stone. I try very hard. I am constantly over took by others. Eating carbs is highly recommended within moderation of course but I believe this olds me backm along with having PCOS!! I am having a rethink on how to approach this. Obviously I cant cut the carbs out totally but restrict them is an option. Hmmmmm I am going to mark this day down and note my weigh loss from here on in! Will let you know how I get on , and thanks guys :)
     
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    scottsdale23 · Newbie

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    Thanks for your instruction. I really like this type of informative posts.
     
  13. foxglove

    foxglove Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I weighed 226lbs in April 2010 and went on a calorie controlled diet but without any regard to the carbs intake. I lost app. 30lb that year up to the Xmas when I took a short break resuming again in the middle of Jan 2011. Unfortunately my weight stalled and even though I put my cals down from 1200 per day to 1000 and then again to 800 per day for a few weeks I could not get it to shift.. I might lose a pound or two one week and then it would go back on again.
    At the beginning of this year I decided to embark on a low carb diet which I did with great apprehension as I do love my bread. I am delighted to say that I have lost about another 14lbs and am now at 186lbs.. slow 'tis true but never-the-less it's moving!
    I now find that my Db is at a very good level and in fact the nurse was delighted with my last test report... YAY!
    At 79 I am still persevering with my diet and hope to get to my goal 0f 154lbs which tbh at only 4'11" is still quite overweight but then I have never ever been less than 140lbs even as a teenager.
     
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  14. Dennisparker

    Dennisparker Type 1 · Newbie

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    Weight loss and diabetes are corners of sea. If weight is loss then diseases are going to be away for sure.
     
  15. Jessica009

    Jessica009 HCP · Newbie

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    you can Take more water, Fresh fruit and juice. Also I can some workout Like that gym. yoga , Take Yacon Syrup it's effective for weight lose.
     
  16. Manishshah

    Manishshah Other · Member

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    Overly high blood sugar levels can also cause rapid weight loss, say 10 to 20 pounds over two or three months—but this is not a healthy weight loss.

    Because the insulin hormone isn't getting glucose into the cells, where it can be used as energy, the body thinks it's starving and starts breaking down protein from the muscles as an alternate source of fuel.

    The kidneys are also working overtime to eliminate the excess sugar, and this leads to a loss of calories (and can harm the kidneys). "These are processes that require a lot of energy," Dr. Collazo-Clavell notes. "You create a calorie deficit."
     
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    Good fats that don't cause inflammation (with to much omega-6), choose from butter ideally from grass-fed cows, virgin olive oil, virgin coconut oil, organic rapeseed oil, avocado oil. Avoid margarine, sunflower, safflower, soybean and cottonseed oil.
     
  18. Clarakor

    Clarakor Type 1 · Member

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    I really need help. I am type 1 since October and managed to lose a lot of weight. I exercise 8 times a week and have cut my portions right down and lost six stone. I was hospitalised due to ketones last week and have put on 20 pounds in one week!!! I am devastated. I am healthy and active. How can I lose this weight? I have been big all my life and now I'm a size 12 but have noticed my new clothes feeling tight. I don't know how to lose this weight and ensure I don't put any more on. Any advice would be welcome. I am so upset... :'-(


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  19. Hameedah

    Hameedah Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi, am new here I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) since I was 16 and I have Type 2 diabetes and I weigh 103kg am 23 years old now , lossing weight has been my problem , it kills me emotionally , am 23 bt I look 35 coz of my weight. Am scared . I need help . Thanks
     
  20. Clarakor

    Clarakor Type 1 · Member

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    Are you on metformin for your pcos??? That should help with your weight. I have pcos too and I've found that eating practically no carbs and sugar works! Xx


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