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New to the Forum, unfortunately not new to Diabetes

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Hi all.

I am 38 year old female that was Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in 2003 along with Thyroid issues and PCOS.

I and my doctor believes that the symptoms of PCOS is pretty much the cause of my unexpected weight gain, early onset of Diabetes and thyroid issues.

To make a long story short, when I was diagnosed the Doctor put me on the Atkins Nutritional Approach in 2003 and I lost 100 pounds and got off all medications except for thyroid meds. I kept that weight off until 2008 when I was involved in a near fatal car accident and I gained a lot of weight back during the rehab time. Then I had depression and a woe is me attitude until recently.

I had gotten my A1C down to 4.7% and just recently it is creeping back up to 5.9% and fasting blood sugars in the high 130's.

Doctor prescribed me Byetta and I am on my third dose (2nd day) and I had a fasting blood sugar of 99 this morning.

I am hoping that the Byetta, along with my low carb way of eating will get this weight off of me again and everything return back to normal.

I also got diagnosed with hypertension and my PCOS symptoms are out of control. On top of this, my Vitamin D is extremely low.

I am reaching out to a support system this time around because family doesn't quite understand or care to understand how I feel.

Thanks for reading!!
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Hello, PL. You've been through the mill and then some. You're so welcome here where most of us have family/friends who can't or won't try to understand.

Sounds like the Byetta is working for you - let's hope this is the new beginning & you can get that A1c back down where it belongs!

Take care & visit us often . . . you're right around the corner from several of us over here in Missouri. ;)
Welcome to the forum. It's always heartening to hear about a doc who supports a low-carb approach rather than reviles it. And having had such stunning success, you at least know what to do to get back there.

On top of this, my Vitamin D is extremely low.
Mine was also quite low, about 8, but was upped via prescription Vit D. From some readings, I'm not sure I wouldn't have been as well off with OTC Vit D3 vs the synthetic Vit D2 in prescription med. I'm now low normal in the 30's, and hoping it will continue improving w/ 2000 IU in my daily mega-vitamin regimen. Are you taking prescription or OTC?
I see a Naturopathic Dr who is also an M.D. I get the Vitamin D from her office and it is made my Ortho Molecular Products. You can only get it from Dr offices.

I have been taking 10,000 IU for almost 8 weeks and my values were 2.4, like I said.......extremely deficient.

Dr told me that most likely I am going to have to up it to 50,000 IU per day for 6-12 weeks.
Wow - 2.4. Sounds like you're in excellent hands, what you're taking is far better than what I had. I was on 50,000 units but it wasn't the D3 cholecalciferol. If I knew then what I know now, I would've gone your route ... hope your levels come up soon.
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