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   Posted 11/7/2005 12:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been out of control for a long time.  I have tried so desperately to lose the weight.  I don't know what to do.  I am in my early thirties and I have young children to live for.  I know that I am killing myself slowly.  I battle my addiction to food that got me to this place.  I am weary.  I need to find a physician that I trust.  My doctor prescribes me meds as if I am a 150 lb woman and in actuality I tip the scale at a whopping 270.  I don't know how to stop.  I have no one to talk to.  I want to beat this, control it and live.  If you have Type 2 diabetes, and was previously over weight, and have been successful losing weight, PLEASE share how you did it.
Yejide confused

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   Posted 11/7/2005 2:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I am very new to type two and am very overweight.  What you said about having children was my spur. I must try to do the most I can to have as much time as I can with them and my good lady wife.  I used to eat burgers, burgers, burgers, pizza and more burgers with piles of chips washed down with coke.  A real addiction.  I don't kow how much my body has been damaged (I still have many tests to go to find out), but I know that I must try my very best to limit and I mean really limit, the crud I eat.  Just stopping eating that stuff has seen me lose over a stone in a month.  I feel massively better and I've got a lot more money in my pocket!  Like you, I thought my weight was just too big a job to get done.  But it has to be done.  Really simple things like a half-hour walk per day, zeroing in on foods that are not vomit causing (like broccoli and brussel sprouts, in my case!!), but provide what you need and regular check-ups are essential.  It has been said that losing just a few kilos can significantly benefit you.  OK, I've got a long way to go but I can tell you that once some of it comes off, you feel like you can go further.  Out of habit now, I park my car well away from shopping centre entrances, make sure my visit includes loads of walking to all parts of the shops, and find eateries that can give me a good lunch, with all the grease and sugar.  Many days, I don't feel like going for a walk, but I push myself.  I'm not gonna get thin watching the TV. Type 2 is bloody miserable and its effects are nasty.  But we are significantly better off than most on the board.  That's not to say that I don't sit around feeling sorry for myself, believe me, I do.  But this darned disease is not going to take me without a fight.  Hang in there, find a doctor who is more sympathetic, see if you can get an exercise programme going (just walking helps), if you can cut down on the bad foods and find some that are beneficial that you like, all the better.  I'm not sure that I am at all well placed to give any advice, but I hope you turn it around.  It doesn't have to be a revolution but I'm sure that most on the board have evolved to a point where things are better.
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   Posted 11/7/2005 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
last response was a lot of good info!

I(male. may make a difference) was diagnosed type2 and struggle to loose weight every day. Lost 80 # in the first year after i was diagnosed 3 years ago. A1 c went from 11.6 to 5.3 in a year with the weight loss(380 to 300#) been very hard since.

When I lost the most weight, I was in tight control, always watching BGs b4 and after each meal (1.5 hours).Eliminating! bad foods-highvolumes and Glucometer readings and inconsistancies seemed to be the biggest issue, but in general Journaled and watched my weight with a digital scale before and after intake and output(politely) ....seem a little neurotic , but after a while I understoofd what the effect of every food was. I call this "eyes wide open". Still struggling. Recently just added yoga (at 57!) and more exercise....but be careful about the meds!...some cause hypoglycemia(low BG you know).Everytime I exercise i seem to gain a little weight quickly(water or muscle?...not sure yet). We all should stick together and talk frequently to try to help each other. I've tried OA(overeaters Anaon.) and CEA-HOW("food notzis"), but have found, or got a sponsor yet. Don't know if this wioll actually help.

My family slowly adapted to better foods too, but thats still a problem. More later. got to go to work.


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   Posted 11/7/2005 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Yejide,
My name is Allison Rose and I have been  Diabetic for 16 years
like you I am in my thirties and have 2 children also. when I was first
diagnosed I was around 220 and was a junk food junkie I was told
that if I didnt lose the weight I would have to be put on insulin. Well
needless to say 2years later I was put on 4 shots a day. I did eventually lose the weight but it was not by dieting, the disease had
taken over and I became very sick and lost about 80 pounds, I looked
good but felt horrible. After about 6 different doctors I now am on 5 shots a day and have gained back about 35 pounds from the insulin
which I would love to lose the right way! please find you a good dietician and try to take control of this disease I know it is sooo hard
there are still days were I feel horrible and cant get my blood sugars
to come down and I try to eat as healthy as I can!!!!!!! We have to
hang in there together not only for us but for our kids as well. I have
been in the hospital twice from this disease once for my kidneys
shutting down and the look on my kids faces when they didnt think their
mommy was coming home was the wake up call I needed,
 Please dont let youre kids experience this! Every day is a struggle for
a diabetic because we have to eat to live but we just have to make
the right choices, I test about 7 times a day and log every result
the good readings and the really bad ones to and I bring it to
my doctor so he can adjust my insulin I also have learned to write
down EVERYTHING I put in my mouth. I hope this helps and remember
you have to put yourself first to be healthy so youre there for youre
Allison Rose

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   Posted 11/8/2005 12:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I was overweight when i found out i was a diabetic.  The first thing the doc did was put me on the Adkins diet.  Between the diet, some exercise and the meds, I brought my weight down and have kept it there for almost 3 years.  I have to admit though, the Adkins diet was tough and I only made it a few months.  But those few months with minimal carbs did the job to bring down my weight.  If your not very active, try walking for 30 - 40 minutes a few times a week.

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   Posted 11/14/2005 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
The south beach diet worked for me. It comes with a real nice glucose index for all foods and even tells you which carbs are good and which are bad e.g. white potatoes. To understand what you eat and how it works is very important. I am not diabetic (my son is). Just having the knowledge is very helpful since I make his meals...just something to think about. I wouldn't eat ANY of the stuff mentioned above. Jack La Lane figured it out a long time ago...if it comes in a box, can, or a bottle, DON'T EAT IT. Get rid of all the chemicals in your diet and you will be amazed with the results. You can't lose weight and feel good if your body is too busy healing all the time.

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