Any other diabetics here?

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    May 15, 2012 10:29 PM GMT
    What do you do to control it?
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    May 15, 2012 10:31 PM GMT
    I use Actos, Metformin, Byetta, Insulin, and exercise.
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    May 16, 2012 12:40 AM GMT
    Type 1 or 2?
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    May 16, 2012 12:42 AM GMT
    2
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    May 16, 2012 12:45 AM GMT
    Oh ok, you will find it alot more common in the 40-60 year old range since its very genetic and seems to start there
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    May 16, 2012 2:39 AM GMT
    Nothing else?
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    May 16, 2012 2:45 AM GMT
    Yep, here's one.

    Swimguy, you did not mention diet. You are doing that too, right?
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    May 16, 2012 2:55 AM GMT
    Type 1. Have had it most of my life. I use Lantus and Humalog.
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    May 16, 2012 2:57 AM GMT

    I read recently that you can reverse Type 2. Is that real or just a hoax?
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    May 16, 2012 3:12 AM GMT
    tanlejos said
    I read recently that you can reverse Type 2. Is that real or just a hoax?


    Type 2 can be reversed (not cured) in some people. It's a commitment to a lifestyle change of diet and exercise. Despite some claims, Type 1 is not reversible.
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    May 16, 2012 3:18 AM GMT
    LJay saidYep, here's one.

    Swimguy, you did not mention diet. You are doing that too, right?


    Rigorously with exercise!
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    May 16, 2012 3:20 AM GMT
    Iceblink said
    tanlejos said
    I read recently that you can reverse Type 2. Is that real or just a hoax?


    Type 2 can be reversed (not cured) in some people. It's a commitment to a lifestyle change of diet and exercise. Despite some claims, Type 1 is not reversible.


    It can be reversed just like man can go the Moon, but that doesn't make it easy! Barbaric surgery is the only means I know.
  • Csrobbie2000

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    May 16, 2012 3:30 AM GMT
    Type 2 here. I used to take metformin, but ever since I went on a diet and started to exercise regularly, the doctor took me off the pills for 8 years now.
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    May 16, 2012 3:34 AM GMT
    I am not diabetic, but I used to be heavier and borderline diabetic.

    I take Cinnamon, Gymnema Sylvestre, and Turmeric.


    These natural herbs help control blood sugar.

    Mostly all of it comes from diet and exercise.

    When the Dr' told me that eating sweets and refined sugar will help store fat and keep your body overweight, I immediately cut out all sugars. I only eat wheat bread, and I don't drink soda ( even diet is bad for you)


    I am half South Asian..and in India and Pakistan they have a special drink that helps with diabetes: They mix cinnamon with lemon juice and natural honey in warm water. Drinking this before bed helps the body lose weight. It sounds corny, but it does work!

    I hope I have helped you out icon_wink.gif
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    May 16, 2012 3:46 AM GMT
    I'm not, but I used to eat large quantities of a gelatinous Yemeni fenugreek seed food ('hilbeh').
    According to Wikipedia: "Several human intervention trials demonstrated that the antidiabetic effects of fenugreek seeds ameliorate most metabolic symptoms associated with type-1 and type-2 diabetes in both humans and relevant animal models by reducing serum glucose and improving glucose tolerance."
    I have no idea what that really means, but the hilbeh seemed to make me extra horny and want to j/o much more. The only negative side effect is that it makes the body smell like fenugreek.
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    May 16, 2012 4:09 AM GMT
    swimguychicago said
    LJay saidYep, here's one.

    Swimguy, you did not mention diet. You are doing that too, right?


    Rigorously with exercise!



    um no! not rigorously but with continued moderate exercise yes. and a healthy diet free of all the good stuff people like to eat. too much exercise can actual cause a heightened level of stress which further complicates your diabetes.
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    May 16, 2012 4:14 AM GMT
    I'm type 1 - use Humalog and an insulin pump. My HbA1C's have been between 6-6.5 for the last 9 years because of it.
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    May 16, 2012 5:29 PM GMT
    swimguychicago saidWhat do you do to control it?


    Actos is not a good drug for a young person.

    Its long term use is associated with increase risk of bladder cancer.
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    May 17, 2012 3:56 AM GMT
    I am type 1 since my teen years, not on the pump yet but probably will be over the summer...i hear it works wonders...its all diet and exercise and you are good as gold for type 2
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    Mar 10, 2016 2:16 PM GMT
    Type 1 here. Been in the club about 15 years icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 20, 2016 8:50 PM GMT
    I had type 2 from some other health conditions. I took glucotrol (i think?) and metformin, but diet, exercise, and recovery from the other condition resolved the diabetes.
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    Mar 20, 2016 9:42 PM GMT
    Type 1 here.. Diagnosed as a young kid and have been taking insulin in some form or another for over 25 years.

    The drugs and dosages have changd over the years, but one thing that's clear is that diet and exercise matter.

    Bad diet can be compensated fir by higher insulin dosages, but then that will pack on fat and pounds that are very tough to get rid of.

    I currently wear a pump, and that's been a miracle for me.
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    May 05, 2016 4:58 PM GMT
    Type II, Actos (dose recently decreased,) Metformin, diet (no exercise until recently)

    Had it over 20 years now, and I've managed to go from 270 down to 210lbs. I've bounced back to 220lbs this past year, I blame my boyfriend. He likes to pig out at odd times and I join in to often.

    Starting a semi-paleo meal plan, cutting out as many carbs as I can, more lean protein, vegetables. Need to cut out diet soda, and drink more water.

    Past month I've ramped up to walking for an hour at a really brisk pace, 3-5 times a week. Ran about a quarter mile this past Monday, and felt good, so I'm going to be doing walk/sprint/walk/run intervals from now on.

    Next is adding some body weight exercising and getting the flab off my belly.

    A lot of my success has been with spacing meals and snacks of the appropriate size.