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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. 


Jan. 2nd, 2010 01:24 am (UTC)
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