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An Introduction

I am 29 years old, and rapidly approaching 30.  I have been diagnosed with PCOS and am an insulin resistant Type II.  I am a terrible diabetic.  I rebel against anything that sounds like a diet.  

I am genetically predisposed to diabetes and am terrified it is going to get worse.  My father's rapidly deteriorating health has forced me to examine where I am and where I want to be. I will be 30 in a few weeks.  I am unmarried, I have no children.  There is no real reason I cant take some control other than my complete and utter loss as to where to start. 

I have recently gotten insurance back and am back on my medications.  I take 1000mg of Metformin daily and 10mcg of Byetta. One of the things I hate about the medications is that I am so ill all the time.  I am drained and feel sick.  But my BG levels are more under control so the doctors are happy and I have learned to function. I was off the meds for 3 months and gained 20 pounds.  However I will say I now like not feeling sick all the time and am no longer used to it.  

I noticed that you all reported natural alternatives.  I have heard something about cinnamon being good for diabetics...But will probably just do a great deal of lurking and learning for awhile.

I just really need to educate myself and establish a solid base for embarking on the lifestyle changes required. 

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(Anonymous)
Apr. 26th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
diabetes symptoms
Excess glucose is passed out of the body through urine. Excess urination appears because of the large quantity of sugar that are deversed in the urine. This will make a person urinate very often making him wake in the middle of the night. Excess urination are often associated with diabetes problems The cause of excess urination is high sugar content in the urine. It will make the person go to the bathroom often to urinate and often disrupts their sleeps.

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(Anonymous)
Jan. 2nd, 2010 01:24 am (UTC)
diabeties
I was just told I had diabeties type two. I have controlled mine with diet abd exercise. I am over weight , but in the last 3 month's, when I was told I had it. I started exerciseing on a bike, 15 mins, twice a day. research recipes, not diabetic recipes, very low carbs,and sugar, high fiber, is what you want, a lot of green veges, nuts to snack on, their are all kinds of food on the enternet, that are good for diabeties. I do a lot of resarch, take herbs to help with the controll of the blood sugar levels. All of what, are safe. I am 67 years old, if I can do it, you can do it. You just have to put your mind to it. www.melabic.com is one I take, The other one is Insulate Plus, is the other one., from nativeremedies.com. I am under a doctors care and does know I am taking them. no insulin shots or pills. by the way I have lost 35 pounds. I also use essiactea.com Good Luck
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