I found this website today and I am so happy that I did! I am in my 20's and was diagnosed as prediabetic about four years ago. I have done a lot of research about diabetes, getting it under control, etc. and I am still having trouble.
Four years ago—I was on metformin 1000 Extended Release every day and that seemed to start helping…but after the first year, my hair (which used to be very curly) went completely straight and started falling out. After that came the loss of the hair on my eye brows and my eye lashes. It got to the point where I would just run my fingers through my hair and strands would come out by the tens. After three years, my GYN finally suggested that it might be wise to see a dermatologist and he is the one that actually discovered that it was metformin causing my hair loss…After that long narrative, now my real dilemma.
After that entire ordeal, I was obviously taken off of the metformin and my hair has very slowly started to return to normal. That was such a relief, but with the addition to hair, also came the addition to lots of weight gain as the metformin was no longer there to control rapid weight gain it as it had in the past…Now at this point I am almost 23, still considered prediabetic, have gained over 30-40 pounds, am at the heaviest I have EVER BEEN and am at a loss of what to do. As the weight has piled on, I have seem to lost all motivation and nobody in my family seems to understand that it is not as simple as just 'cut out everything bad for awhile and walk for 30 mins'…I came here in the hopes that there would be someone out there to help and give good advice. I desperately need other advice than 'lose weight, exercise, eat better'…How do you stay motivated? How do you do it every day? Did it take a wake up call to realize that you NEEDED to change your lifestyle?
much love and aloha
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