Blood sugar dropping and losing weight

By SaraF Latest Reply 2011-09-11 14:50:46 -0500
Started 2011-09-08 22:45:30 -0500

Hi everyone, I just thought I would post this and see if anyone else has noticed the same thing. My doctor took me off Metformin to see if I could control my BS with diet and exercise. I haven't really paid attention to my diet and I hardly exercise at all, yet I have noticed that for the past week, my BS has stayed in the 120 range and I am losing weight like crazy. Could it be that I am not eating all the snacks like I used to? Or is it because I am watching how much I eat? I don't know, but would like some feedback on this. Also I have noticed that my feet aren't swelling like they used to. Thanks everyone and God bless you.

7 replies

SheliaDell 2011-09-11 09:56:24 -0500 Report

Congrats on the weight loss! While it might be frustrating for you to not know what you're doing to result in the weight loss, I can tell you that my experiences were the same as yours. My feet were so swollen that I literally had no ankles…my legs were straight from the calves to my feet, and I couldn't cram my poor swollen feet into anything but a stretched pair of bedroom slippers. When I lost weight, the swelling went away; I can see my ankles for the first time in two years. Losing weight will also help your numbers go down. Oh, by the way, if you drink lots of water, it helps wash the fat out of your system, and will also help control whe swelling in your feet and legs. Keep eating a healthy diet…hope you feel wonderful!

SaraF 2011-09-11 14:50:46 -0500 Report

Thank you. It is frustrating in a way, but I know I need to lose the weight. I just don't want to lose it too fast. I am feeling wonderful and not as tired all the time. I have more energy now than I have in years. I drink about 64 ounces of water a day so I am sure I am washing all the fat out of my system.

Harlen 2011-09-09 11:38:32 -0500 Report

Way to go,I am so happy for you
With some people that can work and I am happy for them and you
Prediabetic's can swing too and fro up aqnd down I know I was one for a long time
If I stopped my meds now I would iether fie or be in the RE .
Best wishes all

SaraF 2011-09-09 12:03:05 -0500 Report

Thank you! I don't know what I am doing, but I must be doing it right. However, I am not a prediabetic I am a type 2, I will be doing to see the doc on the 13th and will see what she has to say. I will keep everyone posted. Have a great day and I will keep you in my prayers.

Harlen 2011-09-09 12:27:29 -0500 Report

LOL there are no prediabetic T1's lol
There is a lot to know ,My wife is preD fasting in the am 130 to 145
shes cutting back on the carbs and doing better but oneday she will need to take meds ,D dont go away
Best wishes

redcamel 2011-09-08 23:27:32 -0500 Report

Keep a close eye on your weight. Weight loss is one of the symptons of Diabetes. Your weight should average out at close to whatever weight you have had. Mine has been the same 180 + - most of my life. The body tries very hard to keep things on a even keel.

Weizy 2011-09-09 08:40:52 -0500 Report

Thank you for your reply. I am keeping a very close watch over my weight. Eight years ago I weighed 258 lbs and now I weigh 210. Its coming off slowly but they say that is the best way. I do want to lose the weight and get back down to 145 lbs, but I don't want to lose it too quickly. Have a great day.