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Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)

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What type of diabetes do you have, and what medications have been effective in managing the disease? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Randy5520, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 12

I am a type 2 diabetic since 2015. When my doctor first told me I had type 2 diabetes and I had to take 500 mg of metformin 2 pills a day, what I did was I thought about what I have and what I have to do to control it, so I started reading more about type 2 diabetes. Then I gave up a large amount of starchy foods I was eating like potatoes, rice, white sugar which were the main starches that got me in this situation. I went cold turkey on those starches as I had to flush those starches out of my system. I was having the diabetic foot pain for about a month after I became type 2 but once all that stuff left my system and I put myself on a low starch diet the pain started to go away. Then I started losing weight because of the low starch diet; between January and July of 2015 I went from 240 to 217 and my diabetic situation improved tremendously. I did a lot of tread milling and drank only water, no juices. The key to controlling your diabetes is to stay on a low starch low carbohydrate diet, no sodas or juices stick to water, and work out at least every other day. Check your blood sugar when needed, stay away from stress and you will live a normal life; it worked for me.

Comment from: abul bashar, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: April 12

My diabetes is type 2. I am 27 years old.

REFERENCE: MedscapeReference.com. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

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