Obese, diabetic with high BP; need help with food addiction

Posted by minda77 @minda77, Oct 4, 2016

Diagnosed 1 year ago. Can’t take Metformin or Glipizide due to side effects. Felt like a zombie, could hardly do my work. Didn’t make much difference in my levels as I am also a food addict. Weight at 312 (was 320 2 1/2 weeks ago). A1C at 10.2 and sugar was 345 on Saturday morning. Feel better off the Meds, actually walking and getting to the gym. I know a lot of this will get better if I lose the weight.
Anyone out there a food addict like myself? How are you coping?
Also would like to know if there are any vitamins that help with the high blood pressure or the diabetes since the meds only make it worse for me.
Thank you in advance for any help.
Minda

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OK GUYS…..i HAVE READ SOME REPLIES. THIS IS PROBABLY GOING TO SOUND LIKE I AM MAKING EXCUSES…I HOPE I’M NOT. I READ LABELS, TRIED THE PALEO 60 DAY DIET..i LOST TWO POUNDS, I WAS VERY EXACT, MEASURED, HAD ALL THE CUPS AND THINGS TO MEASURE WITH, i KEEP BELIEVING THAT IF i CAN GET MORE EXERCISE I CAN START TO GET THIS WEIGHT OFF. YES, FIBER IS A GOOD WAY, IF YOU DON’T MIND FARTING EVERY TIME YOU MOVE. 🙂 i AM A DIFFICULT TIME eating small meals during the day. My son has lost 57 lbs doing that,,,I simply cannot keep doing it. I will do it for about 2 weeks and quit. I started taking ginger,tumeric,apple cider vinegar,lemon …drank iot hot every morning for about a month. it seems like a great appetite suppressor, i also took CLA and safflower oil…I did not lose a pound. it is so frustrating. I HONESTLY do not eat junk food, I have not had bread for 6 weeks now. I was truly addicted to it. I still want it at times, but so far I have been able to walk away from it. My cardiologist want me to see a Baratric Dr. . I have talked to a Dr in Austin and was told that medicare will not pay for it. So
I could not afford it. I have so many friends that have had the surgery,bands and stomach stapling and now they have gained it all back or they have been really sick Did I mention I don’t have many teeth to chew with?, I DO NOT WANT ANOTHER SURGERY ! I too tried the Mayo Clinic diet, and for a month I received a lot of good info, and encouragement……is there anything out there that doesn’t cost a lot???? hELP GUYS,,,,,,i AM SO VERY FRUSTRATED! HUMILIATED, EMBARRASSED.
Sorry about the caps, I truly am not shouting 🙂 I am going to look up “Simply Raw Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days” and see what that is about.
HELP HELP HELP now I was shouting. peace & love JJ

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@jjwest

OK GUYS…..i HAVE READ SOME REPLIES. THIS IS PROBABLY GOING TO SOUND LIKE I AM MAKING EXCUSES…I HOPE I’M NOT. I READ LABELS, TRIED THE PALEO 60 DAY DIET..i LOST TWO POUNDS, I WAS VERY EXACT, MEASURED, HAD ALL THE CUPS AND THINGS TO MEASURE WITH, i KEEP BELIEVING THAT IF i CAN GET MORE EXERCISE I CAN START TO GET THIS WEIGHT OFF. YES, FIBER IS A GOOD WAY, IF YOU DON’T MIND FARTING EVERY TIME YOU MOVE. 🙂 i AM A DIFFICULT TIME eating small meals during the day. My son has lost 57 lbs doing that,,,I simply cannot keep doing it. I will do it for about 2 weeks and quit. I started taking ginger,tumeric,apple cider vinegar,lemon …drank iot hot every morning for about a month. it seems like a great appetite suppressor, i also took CLA and safflower oil…I did not lose a pound. it is so frustrating. I HONESTLY do not eat junk food, I have not had bread for 6 weeks now. I was truly addicted to it. I still want it at times, but so far I have been able to walk away from it. My cardiologist want me to see a Baratric Dr. . I have talked to a Dr in Austin and was told that medicare will not pay for it. So
I could not afford it. I have so many friends that have had the surgery,bands and stomach stapling and now they have gained it all back or they have been really sick Did I mention I don’t have many teeth to chew with?, I DO NOT WANT ANOTHER SURGERY ! I too tried the Mayo Clinic diet, and for a month I received a lot of good info, and encouragement……is there anything out there that doesn’t cost a lot???? hELP GUYS,,,,,,i AM SO VERY FRUSTRATED! HUMILIATED, EMBARRASSED.
Sorry about the caps, I truly am not shouting 🙂 I am going to look up “Simply Raw Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days” and see what that is about.
HELP HELP HELP now I was shouting. peace & love JJ

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what is reason for: I started taking ginger, tumeric, apple cider vinegar, lemon …drank iot hot every morning for about a month. it seems like a great appetite suppressor, i also took CLA??
and safflower oil…

I have so many friends that have had the surgery,bands and stomach stapling and now they have gained it all back.
If obese people knew the amount of discipline needed AFTER stomach stapling, THEN THEY COULD JUST HAVE WELL HAVE USED THE DISCIPLINE b4 having the bypass.
But, there r a lot of people that r very happy after, and they Stop taking so many Pills.
Have u tried hypnosis for losing weight. Good way to get good, deep sleep also.

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@jjwest

OK GUYS…..i HAVE READ SOME REPLIES. THIS IS PROBABLY GOING TO SOUND LIKE I AM MAKING EXCUSES…I HOPE I’M NOT. I READ LABELS, TRIED THE PALEO 60 DAY DIET..i LOST TWO POUNDS, I WAS VERY EXACT, MEASURED, HAD ALL THE CUPS AND THINGS TO MEASURE WITH, i KEEP BELIEVING THAT IF i CAN GET MORE EXERCISE I CAN START TO GET THIS WEIGHT OFF. YES, FIBER IS A GOOD WAY, IF YOU DON’T MIND FARTING EVERY TIME YOU MOVE. 🙂 i AM A DIFFICULT TIME eating small meals during the day. My son has lost 57 lbs doing that,,,I simply cannot keep doing it. I will do it for about 2 weeks and quit. I started taking ginger,tumeric,apple cider vinegar,lemon …drank iot hot every morning for about a month. it seems like a great appetite suppressor, i also took CLA and safflower oil…I did not lose a pound. it is so frustrating. I HONESTLY do not eat junk food, I have not had bread for 6 weeks now. I was truly addicted to it. I still want it at times, but so far I have been able to walk away from it. My cardiologist want me to see a Baratric Dr. . I have talked to a Dr in Austin and was told that medicare will not pay for it. So
I could not afford it. I have so many friends that have had the surgery,bands and stomach stapling and now they have gained it all back or they have been really sick Did I mention I don’t have many teeth to chew with?, I DO NOT WANT ANOTHER SURGERY ! I too tried the Mayo Clinic diet, and for a month I received a lot of good info, and encouragement……is there anything out there that doesn’t cost a lot???? hELP GUYS,,,,,,i AM SO VERY FRUSTRATED! HUMILIATED, EMBARRASSED.
Sorry about the caps, I truly am not shouting 🙂 I am going to look up “Simply Raw Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days” and see what that is about.
HELP HELP HELP now I was shouting. peace & love JJ

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@jjwest do you have type 2 like me? Do you take any meds for it?
I seldom see any posts from people talking about type 2 meds. It seems like everyone is trying to treat their type 2 entirely thru diet and exercise. Or maybe I’ve just missed posts about meds.

Anyway, I don’t think I could have lost the weight I’ve lost over the last year or so without januvia. It was a very slow weight loss. And it didn’t start immediately. But it seemed to me that the januvia sort of messed with my appetite over time. It got to where I was just not as hungry as I used to be. And when I do get hungry now, I start feeling full very quickly when I eat.

I eat 6 or more small “meals” a day now. I used to eat really large meals! And really large snacks! It was all about volume for me! But over the last year and a half that has slowly changed. And I really think it had something to do with the januvia.

I’m not advocating that everyone should take meds if they want to lower their blood glucose and lose weight. Far from it. I greatly admire those who can walk this type 2 diabetes walk without meds. I’m just saying that I personally needed the meds to help me in addition to support groups and healthier eating plans and exercise. I’m very thankful for my doc finding the right diabetes meds that work for me.

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@pdilly, I congratulate you for your patience and dedication to finding a solution that works well for you. You are fortunate to have a doctor who has worked with you to find the treatment that you can live with and benefit from. Your experience demonstrates how unique each one of us is in our own health journey. Thank you for sharing this perspective.
Sending you continued years of healthy living.
Rosemary

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I was a foodie for the better part of my life, up unil I had Gastric bypass surgery in 2000, when I was 60. I never had any trouble at all with diets, having spent most of my life going on one; losing the weight, backsliding and gaining back every pound I lost, plus. I even went on the Metafast diet for 16 mos., and lost 200lbs, only to put it all back on, plus I contracted major health problems, to boot. I already had HBP and was diabetic, but these diseases were made much worse; My blood pressure was 210/130 and weighed 366lbs, when I got enough courage to face my doctor again. Meanwhile, on a trip to Paris, my husband, son and sister kept me at such a fast pace, my knees were very painful for weeks after we got home-went to an orthopedic, only to learn that both knees were bone-on-bone. The cure for this, was to lose at least 100 lbs., in preparation for bilateral knee replacement. Looking back on how bad my health had gotten, gives me the shakes, literally. My blood sugar was so high, I think it was 310 after a 3-hr. fast, so121 units of insulin became part of my morning ritual, after testing. It didn’t happen overnight, but everything improved not very long after the bypass, and two years after that, I had both knees done the very same day. I recovered very quickly from tha, only to face removal of my thyroid; the sac had very tiny cancer cells in it, but I still had to swallow one nuclear/pill just to make certain no cells had escaped in my body.
I hope my story helps you to take measures that will eventually give you peace and permanent good health! :).

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@rhepler74

I was a foodie for the better part of my life, up unil I had Gastric bypass surgery in 2000, when I was 60. I never had any trouble at all with diets, having spent most of my life going on one; losing the weight, backsliding and gaining back every pound I lost, plus. I even went on the Metafast diet for 16 mos., and lost 200lbs, only to put it all back on, plus I contracted major health problems, to boot. I already had HBP and was diabetic, but these diseases were made much worse; My blood pressure was 210/130 and weighed 366lbs, when I got enough courage to face my doctor again. Meanwhile, on a trip to Paris, my husband, son and sister kept me at such a fast pace, my knees were very painful for weeks after we got home-went to an orthopedic, only to learn that both knees were bone-on-bone. The cure for this, was to lose at least 100 lbs., in preparation for bilateral knee replacement. Looking back on how bad my health had gotten, gives me the shakes, literally. My blood sugar was so high, I think it was 310 after a 3-hr. fast, so121 units of insulin became part of my morning ritual, after testing. It didn’t happen overnight, but everything improved not very long after the bypass, and two years after that, I had both knees done the very same day. I recovered very quickly from tha, only to face removal of my thyroid; the sac had very tiny cancer cells in it, but I still had to swallow one nuclear/pill just to make certain no cells had escaped in my body.
I hope my story helps you to take measures that will eventually give you peace and permanent good health! :).

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@rhepler74 You deserve congratulations and to give yourself a big pat on the back. What a huge accomplishment. Having weighed in at over 200 I know too well how difficult it is to lose weight myself. I still now find it difficult to overcome temptations and some days I give in but I try to get right back to eating more healthily.
JK

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@rhepler74

I was a foodie for the better part of my life, up unil I had Gastric bypass surgery in 2000, when I was 60. I never had any trouble at all with diets, having spent most of my life going on one; losing the weight, backsliding and gaining back every pound I lost, plus. I even went on the Metafast diet for 16 mos., and lost 200lbs, only to put it all back on, plus I contracted major health problems, to boot. I already had HBP and was diabetic, but these diseases were made much worse; My blood pressure was 210/130 and weighed 366lbs, when I got enough courage to face my doctor again. Meanwhile, on a trip to Paris, my husband, son and sister kept me at such a fast pace, my knees were very painful for weeks after we got home-went to an orthopedic, only to learn that both knees were bone-on-bone. The cure for this, was to lose at least 100 lbs., in preparation for bilateral knee replacement. Looking back on how bad my health had gotten, gives me the shakes, literally. My blood sugar was so high, I think it was 310 after a 3-hr. fast, so121 units of insulin became part of my morning ritual, after testing. It didn’t happen overnight, but everything improved not very long after the bypass, and two years after that, I had both knees done the very same day. I recovered very quickly from tha, only to face removal of my thyroid; the sac had very tiny cancer cells in it, but I still had to swallow one nuclear/pill just to make certain no cells had escaped in my body.
I hope my story helps you to take measures that will eventually give you peace and permanent good health! :).

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That is wonderful

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