Thin Type 2 diabetics

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Thin Type 2 diabetics

This is for type 2 diabetics who are thin. We have different diet and medication issues and it would be good to share info, like how to gain weight.

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Started by Steven Aug 1. 0 Replies

May I please introduce myself:I was diagnosed 8 years ago as T2DM.My diabetes is well-controlled with a cocktail of diet, walking and 1000mg metformin daily.Some 25 years ago I had severe eczema, was…Continue

Any thin Type 2s with a normal metabolic profile?

Started by kittywitty. Last reply by kittywitty Mar 31, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi everyone, I'm fairly new here and posted this question on the Type 2 forum a couple days ago, but thought I'd throw it out here as well. I'm a 40 yr. old female. My Dr. says I'm "likely…Continue

problems with high blood sugar readings first thing in the morning

Started by foxmeister. Last reply by coomsey9 Oct 4, 2012. 2 Replies

Anyone else have this problem? For the past three weeks, I wake up in the morning, check my blood sugar, and it's 125, 130, yesterday it was 139. I eat breakfast and an hour later it's the usual…Continue

ok, I have finally gained some weight - unfortunately it all went straight to my stomach! ARGH!!

Started by KimKat. Last reply by Natalie ._c- May 4, 2012. 7 Replies

I haven't been around on here too much (I think because I hate to think about this 24/7 too much because it gets too depressing).So I finally gained a bit of weight - I was 100 for quite a while and…Continue

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Comment by Linda G on June 8, 2014 at 6:29am

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Please join our community chat on Tuesday June 10th. It will be held on home page!
The topic...Metformin! Click on the link for time zone and RSVP.
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Comment by Linda G on December 13, 2012 at 12:57pm

A new group is born....Type 2 Teens!!!
Geared to teens and young adults!
It's Open House! Come and check it out :)
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Comment by Bisma_Son on May 27, 2012 at 5:52pm

Bisma's Run..

Episode 01:
It was a chilly December of 2004. Bisma, a thin, slim 44 years old woman with a small stature was feeling thirsty, weak, and sleepy for a week now. She didn't knew her sugar levels were touching around 280 to 300. Thinking that she was not having enough diet made her to eat and take more and more carbohydrates and sugar. Things were slipping out of hand day by day..(To be continued..)

Comment by Linda G on January 11, 2012 at 5:43pm

Oh...I'm in total agreement....it's a scam, in that it is grossly misleading. Just wondered who had heard of this "cure"!
Did google it....info very scarce.They of course will divulge the secret after you've forked out $$$

Comment by Natalie ._c- on January 11, 2012 at 5:36pm

I just happen to LIKE raw food very much -- many vegetables that I won't touch cooked, I happily eat in salads; when I used to eat fruits, of course I ate them raw; having lived in Japan, I've eaten and enjoyed raw fish and eggs, and I've also eaten steak tartare. At the moment, the only "cooked" food I've eaten for the last couple of months is tea (oh yeah, I forgot -- I ate cookies at a holiday party), not because of any doctrinaire reasons, but just because that's what I've been in the mood for. However, it hasn't made an IOTA of difference in my diabetes control. When I eat low-carb, my insulin requirements are lower, and when I eat high-carb, they're higher, DUH!! For a classic Type 2, lower carb and lower calorie SHOULD make a difference -- if they're secreting a lot of insulin, the amount they make will keep their BGs in better control if not overtaxed by too many carbs, even if they're not on medication, and ANY reduced carb diet will do that. Just as protein is almost always associated with fat, carbs are always associated with calories, and there is no natural appetite limit for grain, like there is for fat and protein. Not only that, carb calories are the most easily processed by the body, ESPECIALLY when processed, which includes both juices and so-called "healthy" whole grains which have been milled down to fine particles in order to make flour. I think everyone would do well to eat more vegetables, but cure for diabetes? No way!

Comment by KimKat on January 11, 2012 at 5:09pm

Just wanted to add too: If you look at the rawfor30days website. It says "reversal" NOT "cure." and We all know what the difference is there! To add my own personal experience, I was a vegan when I was diagnosed - very much proof that my D is genetic (as I personally believe all D is actually). Doctors and people like the people who do Raw for 30 days don't like me because I kill their theories. :) I think the diet is a healthy one obviously (the people in question were smokers and such too - they had pretty unhealthy lifestyles) but being vegan didn't keep the D away for me. If this thing actually worked, I would have already tried it, got "rid" of my D - and than gone happily back to eating the things I really like - like biscuits. :)

Comment by KimKat on January 11, 2012 at 4:59pm

I haven't seen it Linda but I am a vegan and I have dabbled in raw vegan food which is what this video is about (I was a raw person for a while even before I was diagnosed - lot of good it did me with my bad genes!). No this is NOT a cure - they just market it as such to make money - all it is is another low carb diet type of diet. It just works because the diet itself is low carb - you will notice that the diet will be mostly greens that are already low carb and the fruit and sweetners is minimal. There are also several books written on this. When I found out I was diabetic, being a vegan, I went straight out and got one - it was informative but honestly the gist was the same - the diet works because it is low carb. That is really all it is. It is hard enough being diabetic much less having a diet as restrictive as a raw food diet. If you ate a normal raw food diet (which is heavy on lots of fruit and juices), you would not successfully control your numbers. The whole film is really geared at people who have a very bad diet to begin with (syndrome x and the whole shebang and are normally very overweight). I do a regular vegan diet (which is actually higher in carbs) and I just had my A1C tested and it is 5.8 (still! Been like this for a year). But without my Met and eating low carb I would not have this. Even if you did the diet in this video - you would have to stay on it permanently to work - if you went back to eating high carb and sugary foods the D would return. It is not a cure.

Comment by Todd T. on January 11, 2012 at 4:54pm
Haven't heard of it but real skeptical. Let us all know if you find it so we can find the holes. Like a diet can get a pancreas working.
Comment by Linda G on January 11, 2012 at 4:30pm

Has anyone heard of "Raw for 30 Days"?
A colleague at school is into this and "has seen the video" which claims that it can...you guessed it....cure diabetes (type one and type 2). I said there's no such thing as curing diabetes!! We all know of someone (a non diabetic, of course) who claims this to be true. I want to SEE this video, and make note to point out the flaws. If you've seen it/heard of it....tell me about it please!

Comment by Linda G on January 3, 2012 at 9:28am

My husband, also diabetic, had the results of the latest lab work. There are elevated serum creatinine levels. Does anyone know about this? He is going back for a confirmation blood test and from there, I guess back to our physician. Does metformin cause this?

 

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