i am a type 2

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2011-11-18 19:10:49 -0600
Started 2011-11-17 13:37:04 -0600

i am a heavy set.

6 replies

lifedriver 2011-11-18 19:10:49 -0600 Report

So you are heavy set, so what do you want from this statement? I am not trying to be harsh but I just don't get what you are seeking, how to lose weight? What? Don't feel ashame If my experiences can help you I will or I will try to find an answer for you. I do know that the heavier you are the less effective insulin is processed by the body. Again What responce are you seeking?

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-18 07:18:32 -0600 Report

I also am a heavy set person. Have been all my life and found out i was type2 a little over a year ago. It was not until about a month and a half ago that i decided to do something about my health.

I am not on a diet. I am on a lifestyle change to be a more healthy person. I decided to educate myself and make better choices.

I will never be "skinny" and i'm ok with that, i just want to feel better. I hope you find it in yourself to make changes to feel better. RAYT721 has given some great advice. Could not have said it better myself. You are NOT alone. We are all going thru this, and this site is a God send. I pray you continue to join us, ask ?'s, or just vent if you need to. I am also on obesity connect. There are wonderful people on both sites who can offer you advice, support and some knowledge.

Please join us in your journey. You can also friend me if you would like, I would love to be able to help you in any way i can.

God Bless you, Mickey

RAYT721 2011-11-17 21:10:04 -0600 Report

First of all, welcome to our community/family. We are a very understanding bunch of people and we realize that diabetes is not caused by weight nor is weight caused by diabetes. I do find it annoying that the medical field seems to have that stereotype so ingrained in their training that my doctor told me that I should lose 5-10 pounds. Well, I lost 30. Guess what? I am still diabetic. What was the point of the weight loss in regards to my diabetes??? Sure weight loss can help with heart and energy and many other things but I know heavy people who are and aren't diabetic and I know thin people who are and aren't diabetic.

If you are interested in losing weight, you're in good company here but don't forget to check out the affilate organization, obesityconnect.com. There are many people here that are there and some who, because they are not diabetic, are not on this board. Both sites can help with education, information, inspiration and motivation with weight loss, diabetic products and news, self esteem, recipes and so much more.

Need a friend? Add me to your list and drop a line … anytime! I don't weigh people on a scale. I weigh them by the quality of friendship that we develop. Things like height, weight, hair color, size, race, gender, or whatever matters not. People are like the flowers in a garden … We beautify the land being just who and what we are … unique!!!

pixsidust 2011-11-17 19:45:59 -0600 Report

I myself am on a weight loss journey. I have lost 25 pounds but with 70 more to go. I can not see any difference. I have hope though. I encourage you to pick a name. No one knows who you are in real life. You can set your privacy settings to show no name but what you choose. I am pixsidust because as a kid I really believed in Peter Pan. You can be Almond Joy, or anything else that comes to mind. One of my favorite people here goes by Dietcherry Then we know we are speaking to the same you every time, not just another anonymous person. I can be a better support to you and isn't that what would help you the most?

realsis77 2011-11-17 14:39:19 -0600 Report

type two can effect everyone, im type two and thin but still im type two. do your best to care for yourself on a daily basis and try to excersise. try to eat right and make sure to keep your numbers under control.

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