I have been a diabetic type 2 for 30+ years - I was 110 out of high school and 130 out of boot camp. I went to 160 over 4 years in the Navy. I have skinny arms, legs and everything else but carry weight in my stomach. My calfs are in excellent shape and I get compliments on how good they look. I kept weight off until I went on insulin (about 10 years into diabetes) - was on glyburide gradually increasing to 4 pill a day (maximum) - I exercised every day and watched my diet - I did drink alcohol of which I have not for many years. The guidelines have changed many many many times since I was first diagnosed in 1981. I was first told to eat a lot of carbs. Then I was put on a 500 carb diet with a protein drink as a supplement (that is when they found out I had a thyroid issue) - Finally after around 15 years I was put on insulin and I gain weight - about 2 pounds a year - that has been 15 years ago - you go figure I was 170 when all this began and now I am 220 - I have gained 20 pounds since I tore my rotator cuff and my facet joints disintegrated and I had to have a fusion on my l4 l5 vertebra - three surgeries later - 5 surgeries in 3 years (open heart in there and nasal surgery) too many anthesis if you ask me. Anyway, I have been put to blame so many times it is not funny. There are so many thoughts and theories and yet the medical profession still has no clue what causes diabetes - fyi - insulin was discovered over 90 years ago. So why do they continue to lie about diabetes and try to tell you that they really know what is going on because none of them have a clue and they really do not want a cure. Cure is not a word to anyone in the medical, research or pharmaceutical professional. Please tell me why I am wrong or right.
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