Exercise and Diet

By rmeinel Latest Reply 2014-01-22 18:10:18 -0600
Started 2014-01-22 09:06:38 -0600

I am having a hard time losing weight and sticking to what I need to do. Can anyone help me with controlling my diabetes and weight loss? I try and eat my best and exercise every day, and it still don't seem like I have my diabetes under control.

6 replies

Glucerna 2014-01-22 18:10:18 -0600 Report

As usual, I'm hearing lots of great suggestions. In addition to working with a dietitian, also ask your doctor for a referral to a diabetes educator, or a diabetes education program. That will give you a great start learning more about diabetes and how to manage it. You're making a really good start by exercising and eating healthy foods, and now you can build on that start to make even more progress. ~Lynn @Glucerna

jayabee52 2014-01-22 17:15:58 -0600 Report

Howdy rmeinel!
In Feb 2011 I had a similar problem. When I decided to go on a stict low carb high protein meal plan I managed my T2 without diabetes meds (had been on insulin) and achieved an A1c of 5.5 and a loss of 65 lbs. If that interests you, just ask and I will share what I did (and am still doing -with minor modifications)

Praying God's best for you and yours

James Bker

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-01-22 13:50:46 -0600 Report

I would suggest a visit to a nutritionist to help you come up with a meal plan that will work for you. Sometimes even with a diet that you have used for a long period of time can be the culprit. Your body has gotten use to it. You may have to change it.

You may also have to look at what you are eating and the size of the portions. You might also want to work on getting your diabetes under control first and foremost. Then concentrate on losing weight.

jigsaw 2014-01-22 09:55:20 -0600 Report

There are many variables and question marks that come to mind. Your question can cover a great amount of territory. I have no idea how or what your dietary habits encompass, or what type and how much exercise that you do.
I do know that it is very likely that you can manage your diabetes and weight!
Only a couple of very important generalizations, that I will suggest. Make absolutely certain that you are utilizing a healthy and correct food plan. A good registered dietician that is very familiar with diabetes could be a good place to start. Portion control helps many not only lose weight, but control their blood glucose levels also. Throw in your determination to reach a reasonable goal, and you most likely will succeed.

101 Diabetics
101 Diabetics 2014-01-22 09:33:12 -0600 Report

When I was first diagnosed, I didn't know squat about diabetes. My doctor wasn't informative at all. Since that time, I've lost 55 pounds, blood sugar was 279 (July 2013) when diagnosed, now it is averaging 105 to 121.

The only thing I can suggest: stop eating white sugar, white rice, white grits, white potatoes, and anything with white flour. It seems that makes the biggest difference in my body.

I use Stevia, brown rice, yellow grits (if I eat any), wheat flour products, and mostly sweet potatoes. Some people speak about not eating wheat, but this is what works for me.

I do eat a small portion of anything that I know I should not eat, rather than to gouge on it. But I do not completely deny myself of my favorite cheat things. My biggest thing was to merely cut back on portions and drink more water.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-01-22 13:58:38 -0600 Report

101, my numbers are similar to yours. I eat what ever I want to eat in small portions. I don't use the word cheat because food is food and all that matters is when you eat it and the amount.

If my numbers are a tad high I won't eat starchy foods of any kind. If they are around 100 I will have a roll with dinner if I want one.

My sister and I started the Weight Watchers Points Plus diet. I have found that if I stick within my point range and keep my carbs under control, I am doing better with managing my diabetes. The good thing about using the Points Plus Calculator, it helps you to count cards and you have to read package labels and use the servings on the package.