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kazz1234
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had a my results back and im border line diabetic so i think i need a change been weighed im13.07 about time i cut my takaways out

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hi kazz1234 i'm proud of you if your only 13 stone 7lb then you well be put on diet control to start with. if you need any help ive been a diabetic now for 43 years so any advice i'm here take care bigalan x

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kazz1234
kazz1234
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thanku bigulan when u got time u can give me a few tips im very over weight my height on 4foot 11inchesxxxxx

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hi Kass1234 i'm 6ft 3in tall when i first became a diabetic i was nearly 28 stone i was also an HGV driver which you can image sat all day the weight just came up like a big wave, when i started to lose weight what i did is stopped all takeaway, fried foods you name i stopped it, but i was told that once a month to start with have what your favorite takeaway is but have a small portion get a plate size that was smaller then what i used to have then over time being my meal size down until i then went on slim-fast which i needed to go on with you weight and height being more than half of what i was you just need to think how much my body with cope between meals, like your breakfast see what health foods do you like for breakfast and then lunch, the dinner. to be honest if you just cut the takeaway out for a month or two what ever is your goal weight try just working out what you eat now to what you can changed it to. i must admit Kass you really don't need to lose it quickly because of your height and weight, your really not over weight just need to eat better than what you are doing. please feel free to ask anytime Kass i'm always here ready to help take care i hope what i've said gets you started kindest regards bigalan xx

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Concerned
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I had a client that was at the lower end of the normal BMI range; obesity is associated with type 2, but it isn't the cause; they have a common cause.

The client ate more nuts, avocado and olives (as well as recommended portions of dairy and eggs) to prevent them losing weight without affecting their glucose levels.

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Nic2ie
Nic2ie
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Hi Alan fair play to you for losing all the weight. How long did it take for it to come off?

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hi their Nic21e i started my diet by in 2008 when i was nearly 28 stone since then i have lost just over 8 stone which leaves me now at 19 stone 1/4lb and i've got to get to 15 stone so i can have an hernia done that i've had for 16 years so that why the weight had to come of if not the doctor said its your life slim down or it would killed me. i don't need telling twice so hopefully by end of this year i hopefully be have my operation thank for your concern take care kindest regards bigalan

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Nic2ie
Nic2ie
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Good luck mate keep up the good work.

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well were all in it together many thanks take care bigalan

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kazz1234
kazz1234
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thanku ill try cut things out ill let u know how im going i will follow u xx

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HI KAZZ hope all works out for you but you know where i am if you need any support or advice take care bigalan xx

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you can follow me anytime kazz1234 take care kindest regards bigalan xx

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Concerned

I'm sorry you've been found to have pre-diabetes kazz1234.

In brief, eat a little more natural fat to enable eating less (not eliminating) carbohydrate; all carbohydrate is turned to glucose and this is the biggest determinant of blood glucose levels.

Most people's body uses between 100g and 150g of carbohydrate per day. Eating more than that is not necessary for most people, and is detrimental to people with diabetes.

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Portlandprincess

is the Dr positive about your future health? Wishing you well

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PastorT2

If you are borderline I believe you can control with diet.

I wish you all the best, from what i am reading it sounds like you want to loose a bit of weight.

I calculate my ideal weight using the NHS BMI calculator, at moment I am 29.1.

It is pretty much a given that any diet that allows you to loose weight is good for you.

However, as much as it pains me to say it Processed Food are a big factor. Go au natural, on the dinner plate, but make sure you eat enough calories.

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Nic2ie

I've always been border line on diabetes and always been told to lose the weight Kazz but my problem are take aways too. How many do you have a week normally?

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kazz1234
kazz1234
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friday sat sunday there so addictive im going to cut it down to 1 week but will stick to a chicken keaab

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Nic2ie
Nic2ie
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They are good that's for sure but I'm sure cutting 2 out a week will make you lose weight naturally.

I'd have 3 a week too which I have to knock on the head :) but my worse thing is coke I can go through 2 litres of that in a day easily!

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Thought you might like to see a site where people have reported their success controlling diabetes by going very low carb- wheatbellyblog.com/?s=diabe... Hope you find success.

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PastorT2

LOL

No joke, I cut out ALL fizzy drinks and lost 2 kgs within weeks!

Man, I miss my Dandelion and Burdock but looking and feeling better without the sugar

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NaturalHealthNut

Live in U.S. so don't know what 13.07 equals in our system, but sounds a lot like me; weighed 198 lb (US), 25 years chronic depression, and had been borderline diabetic for awhile. Finally tried raw green shakes at breakfast and tea time (our "after school snack time"); drinking minimum 2 liters of water a day; cut out ALL processed flours, added or processed sugars, and dairy; and stopped eating even one bite--ever--between dinner and bed. I did NOT give up chocolate--I still eat chocolate in the form of raw cacao powder and cacao nibs in my shakes, with added cinnamon like Mexican chocolate). The bloating went away within the first 10 days, then I started feeling better generally. 8 months later, have been totally off all antidepressants for 3 months, have MUCH less arthritis pain, have lost 6 lbs., & have lots more energy. Don't even miss the dairy or the added sugar--but occasionally want crackers or sandwiches, so I eat crackers made from nut flour and seeds.

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PastorT2

Well done to you.

One thing that is making a big difference for me is not eating between 7pm and 7am.

The first couple of weeks were hard but starting to settle down now.

Also, I snack constantly albeit on fruit, usually every hour or so!!

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NaturalHealthNut

I know what you mean; every time I take even one bite after dinner is done, I end up binging. It took me more than 6 months to even begin to "not care" about ice cream--that's been my Waterloo. I learned the hard way that if I snack between meals during the day, I end up eating way too much and I gain, or at least don't lose any weight, even though my blood sugar stays level; but I'm really glad that it works for you! We are all different!

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kazz1234

well dun u 13.07 is 87kg to pounds is 191.8 i have atarted slim fast and 1 meal a day in 4 weeksi lost 14 pounds in the past then i stoped it and put weight on again im at border line diabectic and doc told me i need to lose weight and stop full blow diabecties so the easy thing i can do is go on slim fast and it is easy diet for me to do i have been on slimfast 3 days and im starving heee

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NaturalHealthNut

Thanks for the stones to kg to lbs. Like you, I've lost weight on "fad" diets and store-bought diet products in the past, too. I've lost 40 lbs a couple of times, and once I even kept it off about 3 years. But like your experience, it always came back, and then some, as soon as I started eating "normal" again. I'm only 5' tall, and have weighed between 196 and 199 lbs for the last few years. Like you, my doctor was warning me about high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease.

...so this time when I tried adding smoothies from SimpleGreenSmoothies.com, and liked 'em, I decided to keep 'em as a permanent part of my diet. Then I started studying about fruits and veggies on the internet and tried all different kinds of smoothies. Right away, immediately, I started to feel better, then I had more energy and started gardening. Then my depression went away and I quit taking antidepressants. I was getting enough calcium and B vitamins and a bunch of other stuff, so I quit taking my multi-vitamin/mineral supplement. My blood pressure went down, my blood sugar stayed under control, and my doctor was happy.

I didn't lose any weight for about 7-1/2 months, but I felt SO much better that it didn't seem to matter too much. I started making a point of having smoothies and snacks of foods that made me feel fuller and stopped cravings, and I stopped wanting to eat between meals. Then one day I vowed to never, ever put anything but water into my mouth after I left the dinner table in the evening. And THAT'S when I started losing weight. As of this morning, I'm down 8 lbs.

I hope for you that you find that "one good little thing" that you can change permanently. Then, when it's a permanent habit, you can add another little thing...they add up. Good Luck!!!

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Pigivi

Did your doctor also tell you to exercise ? It is something apparently some GP omit from their repertoire of advice.... but it is one important factor in the prevention and management of Diabetes 2

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Concerned
Concerned
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Exercise is important for strength, stamina, insulin sensitivity and consequently health. As a doctor reminded us in the media recently though, you can't outrun a bad diet.

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