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gizmo33
gizmo332019 November
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hi folks how do i get my blood sugar down I've tried more metformin but no response as yet

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IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator

Hello and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum gizmo33

This is a peer to peer support group for weight loss, no one is qualified to advise you on specifics of a medical condition. However, some of our members have had success lowering their blood sugar with a low carbohydrate diet, weight loss and exercise. But please speak to your medical practitioner before making any changes to your lifestyle.

If you haven’t already then please see Pinned Posts here healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

especially the Welcome Newbies and the Security Post.

This is a very busy forum with lots going on but feel free to ask if you have any questions.

Best Wishes in your weight loss journey

Indigo 😊

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Activity2004

Hi gizmo33,

Have you talked to your doctor about changing your dosage for Metformin? Has your doctor suggested that you go on a low carb high protein diet plan for tighter blood sugar control and weight loss? I’m type 1 and I have been on a low carb high protein diet and gluten free diet plan for blood sugar control and gluten intolerance. I’m also on two types of insulin ( fast acting and long acting) during the day/evening.

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S11m
S11mMaintainer

Hi gizmo33, welcome.

Many of us here find that what works for blood sugar and weight loss is a combination of The Low Carbohydrate, High-Fat (LCHF) diet (see the forum here on Health Unlocked) and Not Snacking All Day AKA Intermittent Fasting (IF). See:

healthunlocked.com/fasting-...

healthunlocked.com/lchf-die...

Weight loss is not all about motivation and masochism - if you "slim smart" it is not so hard!

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BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator

You don't say anything about what you're eating or what advice you've been given but this is a good starter on what to eat

dietdoctor.com/wp-content/u...

If you're looking to reduce sugar in your diet, this will help

dietdoctor.com/low-carb/sugar

And there's a useful overview here

phcuk.org/wp-content/upload...

It's a good idea to do your own reading so you can discuss the options with your doctor and/or diabetes nurse.

There's a great post here from someone who was in a similar position to you. healthunlocked.com/lchf-die... I hope you can read it but it was posted on one of the other forums, the Low Carb High Fat forum, so you may need to join that to be able to read the full post. It's a good forum to join, anyway, and you could ask your question there, too :)

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Activity2004

Have a look at the DRWF (Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation) website for the free leaflets on Diet, Exercise and Diabetes at: drwf.org.uk/understanding-d...

I hope this helps.😀👍

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gizmo33
gizmo332019 November

Thank you all for the advice well appreciated i will take on board all the information

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TheAwfulToad
TheAwfulToadAmbassador

Your body has lost the ability to control its own blood sugar. The most reliable method of correcting this is to stop overdosing it with sugar in the first place: essentially that means switching your energy source to fat instead of carbohydrates. Statistically, 60-80% of people who have been diagnosed Type 2 find that they can live a completely normal life without medication by making this simple change.

You can join the LCHF group here on HU for more information; as BridgeGirl said, you'll see an incredibly inspiring story that was posted just a couple of days ago.

The NHS also has a low-carb programme, although it's basically just an app: you'll get more personal support right here on HU.

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fedupoffeelingtired
fedupoffeelingtiredRestart October 2019

My hubby found low carb and lots of exercise got his down. He makes sure he walks every day, he has a 2 mile route around our estate that takes 40 minutes. And with walking our dog twice a day he does around 4 miles in total. It makes a big difference to his readings. He is in Metformin once a day and empagliflozin once a day

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Lzlycraft
Lzlycraft2019 October

I have worked with adults with type2 diabetes for over 35 years, but didn't realise how many hidden sugars there were until my daughter developed gestational diabetes. Follow the advice given so far but also closely monitor your food and drink intake, keep a diary. Taking control is essential to avoid the preventable secondary complications of the disease. Become a diabetes geek!!

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Goodnessknows
Goodnessknows2019 January

I was only pre diabetic but with the Keto diet (very low carb - no potatoes, rice, pasta, flour of any kind, sugar, bread) lost 20 lbs in two months and went from 43 to 36, perfectly normal. A friend of mine has just been diagnosed - glycemic reading 70, and she's began the same diet and is already feeling much better - less tired. The odd thing seems to be that not all medical practices are up to speed on this. Another friend got a blank stare from her diabetic nurse - she'd never heard of it! Check out Diabetic UK site. The details are on there and the diet HAS now been taken on board by the NHS.

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Liza52

Hi Welcome to the group! Personally I put my Type 2 in remission by adopting a Low carb way of eating. I followed Michael Mosely's 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet, but there are lots of other helpful sites like Dietdoctor.com. I got my Hba1c down from 68 to 35 in 3 months, and I now work as an Ambassador for the PHC (phcuk.org) a national charity, and run two low carb groups at local GP surgeries and so far, in three months, we have seven people who have also significantly reduced Hba1c and are now in remission - several have been able to stop Metformin, or are in the process of reducing it. Once you understand that ALL starchy foods convert to glucose in the blood in exactly the same way that sugar does, it makes sense that cutting out (or very severely reducing) bread, cereal, pasta, rice, and potatoes, will avoid the excess glucose in your blood, and therefore reduce your high glucose levels. There are plenty of support groups around too - some on Facebook but also diabetes.co.uk is excellent for support and advice.

Good luck!

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Anxiousarabella

My Husband has diabetes 2 as well as lots of other issues. Because of this he cannot exercise too much. The only way was for him to go on a liquid only diet for 8 weeks and this has made his diabetes go into remission. Now he is only on 1 Metaformin a day and will be coming off that in next 2 weeks. Please get advice from Dr before doing anything like this though as different people deal with things in different ways. X

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