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Hi everyone. I'm Gladys and I'm 50 yrs. old. I'm very over weight and I'm from a family who has diabetes. I'm lucky so far that I haven't gotten it and I'd like to keep it like that. If any of you can give me advice on what's best to eat etc. and to help lose the weight and prevent me from becoming diabetic, I'd be most greatful. Thank you for letting me join your forum.

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What fruits and vegetables do you like eating? Are you counting carbs?

Please check out the Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation website for the free leaflets on "A Healthy Diet and Diabetes " and "Exercise and Diabetes". Go to: drwf.org.uk/diabetes-leaflets

The leaflets can be downloaded, read and/or listened to anytime.

Hope this helps.

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some forms of diabetes are genetic eg MODY which runs in my family - onset of the particular strain that runs in my family is 30-45 - it was only identified about 20 years ago. May be worth asking around the family to find out when onset was.

The strain of MODY in my family is closer to type 1 than type 2 and can be difficult to control as a result on type 2 medications. May be worth asking around about when family members diabetes started as MODY is frequently mistaken for type 2. Its a dominant gene so if you have it you will develop diabetes - if not you won't. I don't have the gene - my brother does.

However, there are lots of reasons for losing weight and getting more healthy and I wouldn't recommend just doing nothing even if the diabetes in your family is genetic.

Exercise as well as diet would be a good idea - but definitely do that in conjunction with your GP.

There are a few forums on HU dealing specifically with weight issues so you might find it helpful to join one of them as well for support


Well my dad's and my two brothers both started in their fifties my doc keeps. An eye on mine because of this thank God

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Hi Gladys. If your very overweight you may/most likely already have insulin resistance. Search for Jason Fung on google and watch his lectures the aetiology of obesity. There are 6 of them about an hour long so one a day is enough you will need thinking time. He will put you on the right track for weight loss and sorting out your insulin levels. I've lost 10 kilos. It takes time but it took 20 years to put it on. Only 26 kilos to go lol. Ps I'm 62. You can do it xx


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