Diabetes Type 2 Support Group

Type 2 Diabetes is a condition in which the body either does not produce enough insulin or does not make efficient use of it. Insulin is a hormone needed to convert food into glucose, a sugar that the body uses for energy. Without enough insulin, glucose can accumulate in the blood, and can cause serious health problems such as heart disease and strokes and organ damage such as eye and kidney damage.

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do i really have diabetes?

Been off metformin for 3 days...for my daughter's birthday we had chinese food and sundaes. I had small portions and no rice or lo mein bt post meal was 130. Then after ice cream with hot fudge m&ms and whipped cream it was 109. Maybe diet and excrsize is enough?

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deleted_user
deleted_user

Kathy, that is GREAT! There are those who control with diet and exercise and I really hope that you are one of those. Although I fear that it means that we won't see you too much here. Let us all know what the doctors decide but also remember that you have become very special to a bunch of us, myself included!

hugs,

lary
phedrick
phedrick

That is truly wonderful news Kathy! I understand that there are people who can control their diabetes with diet and exercise alone, and I pray that you are one of those! Please keep us informed; it gives us all reason for hope.
mzizgayle
mzizgayle

diet and exercise can control diabetes for a long time with many people before it can progress..keep up the good work.
deleted_user
deleted_user

we will find out I guess. I don't plan on making any changes in diet...still count carbs, helps with weight loss anyway. she may start me on a new one...who knows.
deleted_user
deleted_user

Kathy - wonderful news! I really hope that it keeps going for you. It's all our goal, isn't it?
I am only on diet and exercise now, but I still have those days where my numbers spike. The other day I had to work a lunch meeting where there was NOTHING that I could eat except a hamburger. I did, w/the bun but nothing else on it. BS spiked to 180! Haven't seen that since I was first diagnosed. Fortunately it calmed down about 3-4 hrs. later, but it made me realize that, for me, the low carb diet is here to stay...
deleted_user
deleted_user

Hi ya, kae03:

Do you mind if I ask how you have done in terms of weight loss? Have you had a significant loss since you started your diet and exercise program? And how far are you away from your ideal weight?

(Sorry if these are too personal. Just I think it will help myself and others here.)

Thanks in advance.
deleted_user
deleted_user

no problem answering it at all. I have lost 12 lbs since Jan 3...I am still about 45 lbs away from my goal weight.
I work out 4 times a week...circuit training and often weights 2x and cardio and weights 2x... muscle burns sugar...
deleted_user
deleted_user

Wow! You are an exercise beast!!! Congrats on the workout program and keep up the good work. You should be REALLY proud of yourself for working out like that.

Of course, I am not a doctor, but when you do hit your ideal weight, I would imagine that in general, your health is going to be like night and day compared to your old self. Being 57 pounds away from your ideal weight (where you started from on Jan 3) must have really been a burden on your health.

My doctor has told me that some people control it with only diet and exercise, so maybe you will be one of those people.

Keep at it, and hopefully your doctor will give you the go ahead to get off the metformin (which I know you suspected you MIGHT be having problems with anyway).

Keep at it!!!
earthworm
earthworm

AmDK, blame the bun for the spike...
IMO, the hamburger itself is OK, but only part of the balanced diet.
Kahy, do post here with your diet and exercise experiences....there is so much in this area that will help me and others..
Now its time to plant the garden (spinach and beans), this is very hard work..