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Old 02-10-2010, 10:12 PM
 
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I am a 47 year old woman who has been diagnosed with high blood pressure, dangerously high cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes. I have had all three for about 2 years now and although I take medications for all three I cannot seem to lose any weight. I have extreme belly fat but, the rest of me is small. I read in a magazine that there is a metabolic syndrome diet. I also have a hard time using anything but white sugar in my coffee which I know is a no no. The magazine didn't give the diet it just recommended the Dr. who specializes in it. This Dr. happens to be in a different state. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:28 PM
 
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You are way past metabolic syndrome if you already have diabetes; it's a pre-diabetes cause for concern. A Mediterranean diet is supposedly good and you can google it to find references.
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:49 PM
 
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I am a 47 year old woman who has been diagnosed with high blood pressure, dangerously high cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes. I have had all three for about 2 years now and although I take medications for all three I cannot seem to lose any weight. I have extreme belly fat but, the rest of me is small. I read in a magazine that there is a metabolic syndrome diet. I also have a hard time using anything but white sugar in my coffee which I know is a no no. The magazine didn't give the diet it just recommended the Dr. who specializes in it. This Dr. happens to be in a different state. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.
If you even think you have type 2 then know your life depends on you getting very serious about getting treatment and changing your life style to control your type 2. Type 2 doesn't play..it wins...everytime.
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Read up on the glycemic index for foods.
What you eat is important but how and when you eat is also very helpful.
A diabetes diet is not that difficult but combining it with foods that won't contribute to the cholestrel problem makes it a lot more limiting.
It's worth it to become educated .
Have you tried the newer sugar substitutes made from the plant Stevia?
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:34 PM
 
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I am insulin resistant and it takes a complete reworking and rethinking of your diet. I loooove pasta, potatoes and bread. But I've discovered that I'm a type of person that can't take much grain, even if they are "whole" or brown. If I eat rice I might as well eat lumps of sugar. A pasta dinner shows up on the scale 2 days later (and around my midsection as well). White potatoes as well so I have to limit it. Meats, vegetables, legumes, fruits and fats are what works best for me. Essentially a low simple-carb diet.
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Old 03-18-2010, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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I am insulin resistant and it takes a complete reworking and rethinking of your diet. I loooove pasta, potatoes and bread. But I've discovered that I'm a type of person that can't take much grain, even if they are "whole" or brown. If I eat rice I might as well eat lumps of sugar. A pasta dinner shows up on the scale 2 days later (and around my midsection as well). White potatoes as well so I have to limit it. Meats, vegetables, legumes, fruits and fats are what works best for me. Essentially a low simple-carb diet.
I am insulin resistant as well and am starting to rework my entire diet. First thing I did was give up bread, and I felt so much better just doing that.

I've been doing a lot of research online and at my local bookstore. There is a book specifically on Syndrome X (insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome). Bob Greene just came out with a new book on Diabetes and Pre-diabetes. There are lots of books that will give you food tips, recipes, etc. -- even diabetic cookbooks. And, yes, paying attention to the Glycemic Index is very helpful.

Even though I have not yet gotten as far as Type II Diabetes, I decided to pretend I'm already there and eat accordingly.
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Even though I have not yet gotten as far as Type II Diabetes, I decided to pretend I'm already there and eat accordingly.
Smart. I commend you. The problem with that is that a diet for a type II diabetic is pretty much the same diet that the general public should be following. But it's hard to hit that goal.

Are you counting carbs? Or are you just maintaining a diet that hit's the goals of calories and such?
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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Smart. I commend you. The problem with that is that a diet for a type II diabetic is pretty much the same diet that the general public should be following. But it's hard to hit that goal.

Are you counting carbs? Or are you just maintaining a diet that hit's the goals of calories and such?
You're absolutely correct. It's incredibly hard to hit that goal. I have already blown it a few times, but I am steering in that direction and will stay on track eventually. At least I am steering in the right direction and making positive changes. I think to just drop years and years of bad habits and change 100% virtually overnight is just asking for failure. So I'm trying not to beat myself up for little slip ups or bad choices now and then.

I'm not 100% carb counting yet, but I'm trying to plan menus ahead of time and balance the calories and carbs evenly through the day to try to keep the blood sugar on an even keel. I am also trying to pay attention to the Glycemic Index when making my choices.

Eating out is harder -- especially here in the South where they like to add a ton of butter to virtually everything -- but it is possible. I just find it easier to eat at home where I'm able to control the contents.
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:23 AM
 
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I found this book to be informative. I picked up a used booked on amazon with shipping for about $6

The Insulin-Resistance Diet, Cheryle R. Hart, Book - Barnes & Noble
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:05 AM
 
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I was just told I have pre-diabetes and that I have to lose weight fast. Like 50 lbs.
I've been reading up on line and I decided that following a diabetic diet would be the way to go. This will require extreme changes in my habits but it's a must. I think keeping the calories that low will be the hardest part until my stomach gets used to starvation mode.

What do you guys think would be the best way to count carbs and calories?
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