Type 2 diabetes, high BP and high Chol. and BMI in NORMAL range!!!

By LadyLouAnn Latest Reply 2013-12-06 15:29:22 -0600
Started 2013-12-03 21:10:17 -0600

Sometimes I feel a little overwhelmed by all that has happened in less then a month. I have been dx with type 2 when I got so sick I thought I was gonna barf and pass out. I'm on 2 meds for the high BG which was increased and I am, as of today, on an ACE inhibitor for high blood pressure and the next thing to be treated is my high cholesterol.
You know what? My BMI is actually in the NORMAL range!!! I'm peeved that this is happening to me and feel very angry and frustrated.
For most of my life I've been on the slim side a couple of times I went out of my range but both were caused by medication weight gain.
For crying out loud I was Anorexic as a late teen and kept slim for years and years.. What is going on???

9 replies

ck410 2013-12-05 20:23:44 -0600 Report

Hello. Sorry for your frustration. You have come to the right place though. Make sure you take the time you need to first come to grips that you have a new way of life now. If you let this control you it will make for a very hard way of living and ultimately will end in you not taking care of your self the best that you should. I found out two years ago that I was "Pre-diabetic" tried my hardest to be a good little camper counted everything; did everything I was supposed to do all the while in denial. when the gravity of it all hit and battling depression I quit and f* it and started smoking and drinking and eating what ever I wanted. It started to take its toll on me. Sorry, not to turn this into me. All in all make sure you understand what is going on and you will see that its really not as scary as it seems. Sure, you have new guide lines to live by but surround your self with people you love and people that will make sure you are taking care of your self and make sure they understand and know what going on with your body just as well as you do. With all that and the amazing people on here you will come out just fine.

GabbyPA 2013-12-05 06:10:11 -0600 Report

Unfortunately, high triglycerides, cholesterol and blood pressure often go with diabetes. I was always in a good range with these numbers, until I was diagnoses with diabetes. Then everything started going nuts. With some work, I have lowered everything with out meds but my blood pressure. I take lisinopril for that, but it keeps me in a text book range, so I am happy for that.

cellersteeenj@aol.com 2013-12-05 06:57:02 -0600 Report

Thank you for sharing, I can't take cholesterol
Medication because it hurt all my muscles in my body. So I'm trying to use food any suggestions?

GabbyPA 2013-12-05 21:09:06 -0600 Report

I just learned tonight that mushrooms help reduce cholesterol. I don't know how much you have to consume to see benefits, but it might be something worth looking into.

buffy360 2013-12-05 01:36:46 -0600 Report

Moving or gaining weight to fast isn't always the best way and can cause problems to gall bladder, liver, now I have Metabolic Syndrome X. I get hung up on the numbers and am learning to focus on the whole vs the pieces of the whole to rebalance and unify my body and thoughts.

Glucerna 2013-12-04 15:06:25 -0600 Report

I know it's frustrating that we often connect overweight and obesity with diabetes, but that's obviously not always the case. Keep focusing on healthy eating to manage blood sugar, and be sure to talk with your doctor and diabetes educator team about the best way to take care of yourself. ~Lynn @Glucerna

LadyLouAnn 2013-12-04 21:21:38 -0600 Report

I wonder if I messed up my system with the severe dieting I did? We live in a world so body focused that it's hard to not take things to drastic limits. The weird thing is that even when I was really skinny I still found fault with how I looked. When ever I dieted or started eating clean I found myself centered on numbers…they became everything..I focused all my energy on them..pounds,reps, time, carbs, calories and inches. Now I feel betrayed that I MUST do the very thing that controlled me for too many years.
Is this going to happen to our body focused generation that is beginning to move into their 50s and 60s?

Next Discussion: Dinner ideas please..... »