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Any one struggling with type 2 1 year 10 months ago #3788115

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Have been type 2 Diabetic for a number of years and have been looking at my diet and changing the type of foods I eat, in order to get my weight down and keep it down. It's not really about losing the weight, it's more about keeping it off as your weight comes down. Have done the usual thing of doing web searches, what videos on YouTube and reading books and having some recipe books etc., which have all helped. The other thing that needs to be considered when it comes to the meals being eaten is the portion sizes. That is what has given me the most success in keeping the weight off. Whatever foods you end up eating, reducing the amount of carbohydrate in you diet is paramount. It is not practical to totally eliminate carbohydrates from the diet, but the more fibre or roughage you can add into your diet, then this slows down the rate at which your body absorbs the carbohydrate, so you can reduce the rate of sugar going into the blood, so you get a lower blood sugar spike.
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Any one struggling with type 2 1 year 4 months ago #3856765

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Now it is getting into the cold part of the year, it is tempting to have some more comfort food. I do partake, but am careful to ensure that my weight does not go up over time. So far still winning the battle, though the downward trend has slowed down somewhat, but it is still downward .
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Like yourself I have suffered type 2 for a number of years due to a serious heart infection some years ago.
A high fibre high protein diet works for me but I am on a single dose insulin injection each day now and have been for a while.Overall my sugar levels are pretty good..the odd hypo or hyper at times but there’s usually a reason behind those...
My weight is fairly consistent, so things are going ok…for now!
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Any one struggling with type 2 1 year 3 months ago #3866351

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At the moment my portion control is still working well and although it is very slow, I am still loosing weight. Starting to feel better and seem to be sleeping for longer as well .
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Have my meeting with the nurse later today to get the sensitivity of my feet checked out. Think I'm due to have blood tests shortly as well, but will ask the nurse when I see her later today. Always put weight on over Christmas and New Year, but when I weighed myself this morning, have gotten myself back down to my preChristmas weight .
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Any one struggling with type 2 1 year 2 weeks ago #3898447

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For Sandgrounder and anyone else with Diabetes.

www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2008/sep/chamomi...-helps-diabetes.html

Chamomile tea helps diabetes.......................2008

According to reports in the diabetes news, drinking a cup of chamomile tea every day alongside a healthy diet could help to prevent diabetes complications . A team from the UK and Japan revealed the findings.
The report, which could eventually lead to the development of new diabetes treatments based on chamomile, will be published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Chamomile, which is called manzanilla in some areas, has been used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years as a medical cure all. Herbal tea has long been suspected of having anti-diabetes properties, but this most recent study is the first scientific testing. The researchers found rats with diabetes that were given chamomile supplements showed decreased blood glucose levels.
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Any one struggling with type 2 11 months 4 weeks ago #3905001

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Just had my annual blood tests and my blood sugars have come down slightly on last year, and still have a normal liver function. Cholesterol has gone up a little but blood pressure has come down a little as well .

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I have had type 2 diabetes for some time. i do my own blood sugar tests daily as well as blood pressure....I still have the yearly blood sugar one as well and my cholesterol is checked at the same time.
Officially I am type 2 however I do have a daily insulin injection and of course I watch my diet.
I can't say I 'struggle' with diabetes. I do have peripheral neuropathy which affects me several respects.
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My annual check has me tested for peripheral neuropathy, especially in my feet, for the moment I'm OK. Just been instructed to reduce my medication and only take one tablet a day. Will take another blood sugar test in 3 months to see if my sugar levels are staying low, if not, then no doubt I'll have to up the medication again. Hopefully will continue to try and keep getting my weight down .

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Any one struggling with type 2 10 months 1 day ago #3921988

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I have been dealing with type 2 Diabetes for over a decade now. December 14th I went to the hospital with a swelling tongue. After some blood tests they gave me some antihistamine and told me that my blood sugar was over 350 and that my a1c was 15. I was 212 pounds that day. Today after realizing I was a food addict and making some lifestyle changes I am 187 pounds, my a1c is 6.4 and my average blood glucose is around 120. I have removed white breads, white rice, and junk foods from my diet. I dink mostly water. my sweet fix is a a yogurt with 2 grams of sugar. I occasionally have carbs but nowhere near what I was doing before. I used to binge eat in the evenings even right after dinner. Now, I do intermittent fasting and stick to 3 meals and a snack. I believe I am on the road to recovery. I'll never be free of my diabetes, but the devil that was food addiction I can beat.

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