Weight Loss Forum and Discussions

If you’re like most of us, chances are your doctor has uttered some form of the dreaded phrase, “Losing weight would help you better manage your diabetes.” The good news is the members of our communities are sharing their diabetic weight loss tips and tricks. Discuss your diabetic weight loss diets, chat about weight loss exercises that worked for you, and give motivation to others in our diabetic weight loss forum.

  • Going for Lap-Band Surgery

    Hello everyone. I am going on August 18, 2008 for Lap-Band Surgery. They say that I will lose weight slowly. My Endrocronoligist told me I would be able to go off the Novalog Insulin and the Byetta immediately. That eliminates 4 shots a day. She will know later about the Lantus Insulin and...

    By Punkie200 0 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-12 12:40:02 -0500
    Tags: weight loss
  • Interval workouts

    I bought a work out series so I could do different workouts and not get bored. And one of the workouts was interval training! I aboslutley love it. You do so many minutes of one type of strength and then so many minutes of cardio. Its very fun to do. And it can be done in home with minimal...

    By DonnaAnn 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-10 22:15:13 -0500
  • portion control???

    When I was first diagnosed, one of the things I was told was to watch my protions. Not much was really said about carbs. So, I had a cup of this, and a 1/4 cup of that, and one of these and one and 1/2 of those. Ta-dah! Well, almost. I was doing all the porton control in one meal. Then I would...

    By DonnaAnn 1 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-07 02:56:48 -0500
  • Is anybody else considering running a marathon

    I have made the decision that I will run another marathon within the next two years. I have been given the go ahead to build up my running so I can run the San Antonio Half-Marathon this November. After that I will determine when I am going to run the full marathon. I am either going to do the...

    By JaredLahti 7 Replies Latest Reply 2012-03-27 14:27:06 -0500
  • Walking DVD

    Before the head nurse at the local diabetes clinic left, she handed out a DVD called WALK DOWN YOUR BLOOD SUGAR AT HOME. It done with a lady called Leslie Sansone. She has several DVDs out. I have the 1 mile and the three mile. I love them! Here is a link to learn more. www.walkathome.com

    By DonnaAnn 0 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-04 12:34:47 -0500
    Tags: weight loss
  • How Long After

    hello everyone. I was just wondering how long after I workout before I checked my sugar. I asked my doctor and she had no idea. Does the duration of your workout matter?

    By DonnaAnn 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-04 02:17:06 -0500
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  • Help!

    Hi my name is Stephanie and I was diagnosed with what they thought was type 2 diabetes and Narcolepscy when i was 15 yrs old, Yeah i'm all retarded. Well you know being a teenager I knew more than everybody else so I never really took it serious. I would have passing out spells and seizures....

    By ssmile 22 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-31 02:45:38 -0500
    Tags: weight loss
  • How To Lose???

    HI everyone! I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes then told I was actually Pre-diabetes, like there's a difference?! The highest level I have reached was 240. Bad enough. My question is this: How do I lose the weight? Since May I have been more active and watching what I eat. You would think I...

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    By Fighting Mom 70 Replies Latest Reply 2009-02-21 10:55:29 -0600
  • Good News and Thanks

    Hi Everyone, I just got back from a visit with my nutritionist. I have lost a total of 30 pounds so far..and can you belive she ACTUALLY said I need to eat MORE CARBS!! WOOT WOOT. I just really wanted to thank EVERYONE on this site for all of the support, advice, receipes and laughs that...

    By JoJoCooks 25 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-28 01:01:33 -0500
  • Drinks count Too

    when you are watching your calories and carbs, dont forget to figure in what you drink in a day. People often count only what they eat and not drink. Drinks have cals and carbs too. So make them a part of your calculations when you keep your journals. You would be surprised at how many cals and...

    By DonnaAnn 8 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-07 15:35:13 -0500
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  • break it up

    As not to get bored with a excersice routine, try breaking up your routine. it is now thought that instead of working out for a straight 30 minutes, that you can also break it up thru out the day. Stretch in the morning, take a walk at your lunch break, lift wieghts at night in front of tv. this...

    By DonnaAnn 7 Replies Latest Reply 2012-07-26 17:08:43 -0500
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  • Weight bearing and Calistenics

    I was just wondering if anyone does any weight bearing workouts and Calestenics, spelled really wrong! I want to incorporate these into my regime. I am 47 and my joints wont tolerate a pounding! My arms are weak, so for now I have been doing push ups and push offs on the wall. should I be...

    By DonnaAnn 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-26 14:01:22 -0500
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    does anyone here lift weights? I have started lifting 5 pound dumb bells. Instead of being dormant infront of TV I sit and watch and lift. But I am not very knowlegable about lifting. any one know a good book ?

    By DonnaAnn 15 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-24 23:54:17 -0500
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  • Old thinking.

    Okay, I am confused. What is the thinking of watermelon, and bananas? i have had people tell me that diabetics can now eat them, and then have others tell me we cant. I have also been told it depends on the diabetic? AAAHHHHH! From what I understand, oranges are still on the no no list. Any...

    By DonnaAnn 13 Replies Latest Reply 2011-07-24 22:34:23 -0500
  • gluten

    I have been trying to learn about gluten and being a diabetic but have not found too much on the subject. Does any one know if gluten throws our blood sugars out of whack? I am confused if it is a natural part of wheat or a additive.

    By DonnaAnn 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-24 23:47:34 -0500
  • Protien

    I have read and have been told that eating protien is important to a diabetic. I absolutley deplore it when I read that the AVERAGE DAILY INTAKE should be...... So, here is my question, how much protien is too much at any given meal. I have noticed that many people eat protien. I also have...

    By DonnaAnn 3 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-23 10:34:31 -0500