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I am 6 feet tall , weigh 220 lbs , aged 57 and been diabetic for the last 10 years. I have been without carbs like rice and wheat for ages.
Eat a lot of vegetables and mostly avoid salt, sugar, oil, butter, salad dressing , non vegetarian etc.,
I do exercises for 7 hours a day. Walking, ellipticals, light weight resistance training, badminton etc.,

I havent lost any weight, because I cant walk fast due to my heart condition. I walk about 2.5 mph and 5 degrees incline for about 40 minutes. Plus ellipticals, cycling, yoga etc.,


When i checked my sugar recently, the HbA1c was 10. Very much out of control.

My doctor said that I am doing very well as far as diet and exercise are conccerned.
But he said I needed medication.
The doctor then prescribed Pioglare.
I find that it affected my heart. My angina aggravated while using Pioz.

I guess Pioz is meant for improving the efficiency of the insulin.
Are there any alternatives for Pioz in allopathic medicine and are there any alternative medicine / food that can do the job of a Pioz ?
 

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Welcome to Diabetes Forum :D It seems that the drug that you are taking is not for you and I would be look at another doctor or better still an Endocrinologist as they are better than a general practice doctor.

I also think that other posters may have a better solution for you. :)
 

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I agree with Anthill, an endocrinologist (diabetes specialist) is the doctor you should see. There are many alternative medicines you can try but a doctor experienced in treating diabetic patients should make that decision. Are you sure that 7 hours per day is healthy for you since you have a heart problem? I exercise about 2 hours per day and my heart is very healthy. Two hours makes me very tired and is all I need.

I lost weight by limiting my carb intake. I am presently eating 130g of carbs per day. I have seen some diabetics post that they eat as little as 50g of carbs per day in order to lose weight.

Richard
 
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