You know its actually kinda of nice having diabetes

By bieberfever21 Latest Reply 2010-08-02 18:24:34 -0500
Started 2010-07-29 23:16:35 -0500

It is actually really nice having diabetes because if u have type two and have to take metforin it makes u lose weight and if u are obese or over weight its really helps u :) :)

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Two painful feet
Two painful feet 2010-08-02 11:28:00 -0500 Report

Very good attitude :) I wish I could use metformin but it makes my stomach hurt so bad. Best of luck to you on losing your weight. Keep up watching your the amount of carbs you eat and you will do well.
Your Friend

william_22 2010-08-02 09:56:28 -0500 Report

It's the first time I heard this from someone who has diabetes. it's good that you're looking at the bright side.

GabbyPA 2010-07-31 09:40:49 -0500 Report

Keeping a positive attitude about diabetes will be one of your best allies. The metformin does have that effect on some, but it will not last too long and you will find that discipline and determination will work best down the road.

For me, getting healthier was the best result. Weight loss, better lab numbers, and knowing I was getting rid of some of the bad habits I have had for years was so encouraging. Having diabetes itself kind of stinks, but the things it makes us look at in our lives can be life changing in a good way. Now if we can just find a way to make ourselves do this BEFORE getting diabetes, just imagine how great THAT would be.

sweetamanda84 2010-07-31 07:36:57 -0500 Report

I agree to an extent. It has made me do some serious eating habit changes. I wasn't ever really overweight but by cutting out all the junk and eating healthier I have made myself healthier and noticed I'm not as sick with colds and flus and other stuff nearly as often.

RAYT721 2010-07-31 06:34:33 -0500 Report

It's possible that it's the lifestyle changes you're making that are responsible for your weight loss. Keep making those changes and keeping up with the positive attitude. I can't think of too many "really nice" things about having diabetes except for meeting some really nice people on this website. Keep up the good work and keep us posted on your progress… and thanks for being part of our little community.

abjt4 2010-07-30 09:34:54 -0500 Report

I have not lost any weight, and really wish it would help. I am only 30lbs overweight, but having no luck at all losing any.

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-29 23:42:19 -0500 Report

Happy day,

Glad for your up beat attitude but it didn't help my husband lose weight either. What works for some does not work for all. Stay up beat & remember that you are blessed & highly favored in the name of Jesus.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it