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Old 08-03-2017, 08:16   #11
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I would not worry whatsoever about weighing five pounds more at night versus morning. That is just within normal body daily variance. Happens to everyone. I would not weigh yourself more than once a day and then do it the same time every day. And we all hit plateaus. Sometimes changing your diet is exactly what you need. You heard how the body goes into starvation mode and lowers metabolism? You may also want to change your exercise. Sorry but you have probably heard all this before.
It's just so disappointing when I measure/weight/count/ watch everything I eat and don't see scale results. As dumb as it sounds I don't weigh myself every day, just when I feel like I might see a difference. I'm feeling better, and I do have much better BG than 4 months ago. It's just the cookie cutter mold everyone needs to fit into. The doctors chart that says in still over weight for my height. They never take into consideration your in good shape, or muscle mass is higher, your just marked down as obese. It getting to where those kinds of generalization, cause issue with insurance companies, resulting in higher premiums, and less coverages. Maybe I'm borrowing troubles, but I have an A1C test coming up, and I'm getting worried, I have changed doctors, but the ones around here thing medicine is the only way to control this. From what I have read, medicines don't always help. I have diabetic friends that told if they are on meds they can eat what ever they want, the medicine will take care of it. And my dad was told when his diet started helping lower his BG number, to eat more. Why wasn't his insulin lowered? I know with the help of good people here, I'm on the right track, but I'm shooting blind when it comes to help from anyone in the medical feild. I had to ask for a meter, when my fasting BG was 298! She was more than happy to call in metforman, which I decline to pick up. I know I have come a long way, guess I just want to see more results. Being greedy I suppose. Haha I only feel over weight when I step on the scales, and to put in so much work and see no results. It's aggravating, to say the least.

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Old 08-03-2017, 17:19   #12
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When I was diagnosed, my Doctor told me I would almost certainly have to go on insulin. I did not want that to happen to me. My father and his mother both essentially died from diabetes related problems and especially with my grandmother, far too young. My Doctor did not even discuss diet and exercise until I brought it up. I know from experience that most physicians would rather just prescribe drugs. What I learned in this process is that have no faith that people will do anything about diet and exercise. Let's face it 90% of the time that is the truth. So most of what I learned that was useful to me I learned on this forum. Learning about high fat low carb was the biggest step. The medical community is just barely dragging themselves into that way of thinking now. Having said all that, I am on Metformin and Glimepiride. I understand that these meds have been around for decades and are deemed about as safe as drugs can be. If your BG is improving, that is the most important thing. If you are losing inches, then that is great. The other most important thing I have learned is patience. I want it off and I want it off now. But that type of thinking does lead to the "diet" problem. Meaning that you change your lifestyle just to lose weight and then once the weight is off, the diet is off. No. This is permanent. This is for life and it is really about having good BG.

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Well said Steve.

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