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TuDiabetes Weight Loss Team


TuDiabetes Weight Loss Team

This is the team you join to get support shedding those extra pounds.

Members: 573
Latest Activity: Mar 22

Diabetes Forum

Sweet Pee or other GLP-1s for weight loss in Type 1

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How Many Carbs Per Day?

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Prozac and diabeties

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Will bringing my insulin requirements down help with weight loss?

Started by Jamie Williams. Last reply by Jamie Williams Jul 29, 2014. 4 Replies

Insulin Makes You Fat?

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help me prevent diabetes

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Comment by Star Lewis on April 30, 2009 at 12:31pm
Hello everyone My name is Star and I am 26.I have been a diabetic since I was 10 years old. I have 2 children and my youngiest is also a diabetic who was diagnosed at age 16 month...I have always struggled with my weight and this has always been a terrible thing for me...I was hoping to maybe find a suport system and any suggestions on how n the world I can lose weight...
Comment by Risa Pulver on March 6, 2009 at 7:44pm
Any advice on dramatic blood sugar rises after exercise? On a rare good day when I start out with a sugar under 150 and then exercise w/o eating and after intense exercise my sugar rises to 300+. It is so frustrating... Any info would be appreciated...
Comment by Cathy on February 17, 2009 at 9:15pm
Has anyone heard of the Lyrica making you gain large amounts of weight? I have has a lot of people and a nurse and my dr. tell me that it does. He took me off of it and I have lost a few lbs. already. He put me on topomax instead but I am still having the pain. I think he is going to have to increase the dose. I know Lantus also makes you gain weight but he put me back on it because my sugars was 400-500 so I had no choice.
Comment by LORRAINE OLIVER on February 3, 2009 at 4:09pm
hello emily and how are you? for me i want to lose about 25 lbs., the weight mostly is around the waist. it likes it there i guess. LOL!!! i really don't eat alot.
for snack at work i have the special k bars and i love the special k drink ice tea protein drink.
Comment by Emily Joy on February 2, 2009 at 8:30am
Alright, well. I've been overweight for years. And, about a year ago, I made an effort to lose weight. I lost 20 lbs on my own. Then, over the summer, I lost another 10 lbs (i was pre-diagnosis DKA). I gained some of it back once I got on insulin... but... I've lost 6 lbs since my last doctor's visit... so I've very happy! My goal is to lose another 30 lbs. Half way there!
Comment by Dana Harmon on January 29, 2009 at 3:44pm
Online. I'm not sure if it's in stores, but I paid $7.95 with no shipping costs online.
Comment by Cathy on January 28, 2009 at 8:44am
Where can you get the Jillian Michaels workout DVD? The cold weather has me stuck inside and very bored of my stairstepper.
Comment by Dana Harmon on January 28, 2009 at 3:55am
It is a high intensity work out combining the cardio, strength training and abs and I've found it to be very effective. I like to exercise outdoors as well, but fighting off neighborhood dogs in the TX heat had me looking for other options. I have run, walked and cycled outdoors for years and actually prefer this DVD as I really feel the impact. I just moved from the beginner level to the intermediate level two days ago and already feel the impact. The DVD is cheap too! Bonus!
Comment by Sandra burke on January 24, 2009 at 9:00am
I am new to your forum and a newly diagnosed diabetic. Of course the standard is I need to lose a few pounds. I have started to walk the tredmill in increments of 10 min. several times a day due to back problems, hip and knee problems. Knees have been replaced and hip surgery is coming soon. Back has had 4 surgeries and rods and pins from T10 down to L3. Neurosurgeon says no exercise, endo says exercise. So I am doing the best I think I can by breaking it up into small stints of 10 min several times a day. I am still trying to get my body regulated to the insulin Lantus 30 units at night. I have found that when I do exercise my BG gets very low. Other times it is still fairly high. Haven't gone on a fast acting insulin yet. It has only been a month since diagnosis. Any suggestions as to what you all do after exercise would be appreciated.
Comment by Cindy Kramer on January 21, 2009 at 2:41pm
Okay all.. this last Monday I joined a gym. Worked out for the first time in years.. OMG! Things hurt that I didn't know I had. LOL. I am about to go again. Wish me luck.

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