How much does losing weight help and has anyone tried Sensa Weight Loss grandules?

By RedGloves Latest Reply 2011-04-05 21:10:42 -0500
Started 2011-01-18 10:51:26 -0600

I have lowered my glucose some since I was diagnosed last month, but I'm only keeping down in the 120s, and occasionally lower. I am about 20-30 lbs overweight. I eat all of the right stuff and like it. That's not a problem. But I eat too much of it. So I ran across some articles about Sensa today. The theory is that your smell affects your appetite and even the critics admit that most people lose about 30 lbs in a few months on it. The critics complain that you're still eating junk so the health benefits are few and not substainable, but since I DO eat the right stuff, seems to me that it might be perfect to give me a one-time weight loss to get my diabetes under control and help me transistion to eating less. I have to do that. I would like some help. Has anyone else had any experience with this product? And has a 20-30 lb weight loss signicantly helped your glucose levels (I'm not taking meds)

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Armourer 2011-01-20 01:52:41 -0600 Report

When first diagnosed with T2 this well respected endo doc told me to lose 20 lbs and I wouldn't have the disease. Well, I lost 44 pounds (down to 212) and my T2 got worse. He then replied, "You really have diabetes!" Slowly the weight came back due to meds. Finally a switch to insulin for several years with it being increased to a high level, and I gained 35 pounds (now at 270). So I'm not normal. But yes, keep the weight off!!

RedGloves 2011-01-18 16:47:40 -0600 Report

OK. I ordered the sensa. It's a two-month supply. If it works, you pay for it, if not, just shipping. I'm going on vacation to the Keys in one month, so I'm double motivated. I'll let everyone know how it works. If you're on meds, you should probalbly check with your dr, but mine would just say no because she wants me to fail, so I'll show her! And look great in the Keys!!!!

ivonalvarez 2011-01-18 22:55:35 -0600 Report

RedGloves I am also interested in the sensa but I take meds. So I really think that you should talk to your Dr first. Good luck and God bless you.

babycakes1958 2011-01-18 16:26:05 -0600 Report

Have you spoke to your physician regarding taking Sensa? I noticed that you indicated you are currently not on meds? I am assuming insulin either. But for us that are on meds or insulin, I would discuss with my Dr. 1ST!!!

Hell, I'm willing to try it, without watching my diet, this is the test!!! If sugar leverls are lower and you are eating what you want!!! This is just my suggestion to everyone!! No Disrespect what so ever.

RedGloves 2011-01-19 09:49:32 -0600 Report

I do watch my diet, but am not losing much weight. I am very, very careful with what I eat, and I exercise. I'd love a jump-start . . . to lose some weight fast so my glucose would go down. Then I'll learn to eat less of the good stuff to keep the weight off!

babycakes1958 2011-01-18 16:14:07 -0600 Report

I for one know that losing weight does really help lower your blood sugar levels. (The blood test that are given you when you have fasted.) Why. I have been off work due to a lower back injury (I slipped and fell hard on my rump!. Been laying down alot, eating more!l!) My last fasting blood work was higher than previous tests. I have gained 20 pounds!! Before this 20 pd. weight gain, my blood sugar (the fasting tests) was lower. Currently, I have been given an additional medication to get my levels down. Oh, yes, this has caused my Cholesterol to also go up, and I presently have had to increase my meds for this. Yes!! losing weight is a must!!! EASIER, SAID THAN DONE!!!

BandonBob 2011-01-18 15:09:07 -0600 Report

When I was diagnosed 20 some years ago my A1c was 13.2. I lost 80 pounds in the first six months after diagnosis and my A1c had dropped tp 8.4 in that 6 months. So I would say yes losing weight works big time!

CaliKo 2011-01-18 11:17:47 -0600 Report

I haven't tried and don't know anything about the Sensa Weight Loss system.
I do know absolutely that weight loss can make a huge difference in some T2 people. I lost 45 pounds the first 9 months following my diagnosis, and the benefits began long before I got to 45 pounds. I'm right in the middle of my healthy weight range now, and it seems like my body is working better. Perhaps part of my problem is insulin resistance. Exercise probably goes a long way in helping that combined with weight loss. My numbers are all in normal ranges now, with only diet and exercise. I just gave up my statin for cholesterol 3 months ago, and my lipid panel last week came back normal, so I don't have to take that for now. I follow my meal plan more or less, meaning that I eat the right things at the right time, and exercise almost daily, but I don't weigh and measure food right now. I do recommend doing that in the beginning, to get a good idea of the portion sizes.
Everything I've read say that even the first 10 pounds you loss will make a difference.
Good luck, I know you can do it!

RedGloves 2011-01-18 14:06:06 -0600 Report

Thanks for the encouragement! I WILL do it!!

mom of one
mom of one 2011-01-18 14:21:00 -0600 Report

I just started my diet at the beginning of Dec. b/c I wanted to loose weight. Then I got the news..I've lost 20 lbs. on a diet called, "Take Shape for Life"..they use the Medifast program and food..its great..I feel more energized and i'm balancing out eating every 3 hrs. or so..this has been one of the most successful programs that I tried..if u want more info. contact me here on this site..but since I am a new diabetic, I have a lot more to learn..sometimes my sugar is good, other times not so good..

mom of one (Karen)

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