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Saturday, June 13, 2015

In 2011 I was down from 264 lbs to 198 lbs on my way 158lbs. In late 2010 I had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Due to poor medical advice I was rapidly accelerated through almost every medication and insulin there is for diabetes. I was constantly sick from these medications and never wanted to get out of bed and if I did I couldn't get past the bathroom. The eating plan I was given had me rapidly gaining weight which just made the diabetes worse. In March 2015 I was back to 260 lbs. I went to see a private nutrition councillor who specializes in working with diabetics. A lot of things she said contradicted the things the doctors and clinic had been trying to have me do. We adjusted my medication so I am not fighting constant diarrhea and vomiting. We are experimenting with my food now. While I still have large blood sugar fluxuations the majority of my numbers are better. I am back to Spark People June 1, 2015 as I found tracking in the past really helped me see where I was going right and wrong and kept me motivated. The first 2 weeks has rewarded me with a nice 8 lb weight loss and only 3 days out of 14 with blood sugar lows. Feels good to be back.
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  • USMAWIFE
    glad that you saw a nutritionist. My husband had the same issues initially with his doctors

    When I started seeing alternative healing doctors, both suggested that he use either cinnamon capsules or chrominum picannte and those really worked to help control the cravings and also to lower the blood sugar numbers
    1955 days ago
  • MT-MOONCHASER
    Sorry to read about your diabetes. It is tricky trying to keep it under control with good advice, let alone with medical personnel that treat you like a guinea pig.

    I'm glad that you are seeing a nutritionist, as they have a way better understanding of nutritional need than most doctors. Hopefully the nutritional education of medical personnel is improving.

    It's great that you are off to such a good start -- keep it up!!

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    1956 days ago
  • BETH4SUCCESS
    Super!
    1956 days ago
  • AJB121299
    nice
    1956 days ago
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