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future_uncertain
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From: ohio
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posted June 03, 2008 12:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for future_uncertain     Edit/Delete Message
My mother and grandmother are diabetic. Lately I've been having adverse reactions when I consume a lot of sugar so I've been cutting back. The thing I've noticed is that I've gained five pounds since doing so. I'm not making up for the sugar in carbs or salt. I'm wondering if it could be a part of my body re-balancing itself? I don't have adequate knowledge of insulin production, etc. to come up with a conclusion.

Ideas?

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CrimsonChyld
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posted June 03, 2008 04:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CrimsonChyld     Edit/Delete Message
I am diabetic and the first sign I had was being extremely thirsty. I developed diabetes at 26 yrs old. I just remember craving orange juice. I would buy the frozen rolls of OJ and drink drink drink.

I went to see my doctor for something unrelated and asked about my drinking so much and if it was unusual. He casually said, I'll test you for diabetes. I kind of rolled my eyes like whatever. Sure enough my blood sugar was over 400.

It's pretty amazing how many people are walking around out there and have no clue they are diabetic. Diabetes can remain dormant in your system and be brought out by major illness.

Symptoms of diabetes include:

Frequent urination
Excessive thirst
Extreme hunger
Unusual weight loss
Increased fatigue
Irritability
Blurry vision

You can also check out www.diabetes.org

Also known as the American Diabetes Association

Hope this helps

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Muse1
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From: MD, USA
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posted June 04, 2008 01:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Muse1     Edit/Delete Message
Hi,

I just wanted to give you a few recommendations.
Avoid as much as possible any type of foods with corn syrup.
You can try to use cinnamon in teas at night. http://altmedicine.about.com/od/cinnamon/a/cinnamon.htm

If donít like cinnamon you can try the beanpod Tea. http://www.beanpodtea.com/
Both work well in different ways
Muse1

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bunnies
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From: U.K
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posted June 04, 2008 02:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bunnies     Edit/Delete Message
future. Just google G.I diet.
It will give you the right foods to adjust your levels and also to eat correctly so that you will lose weight in a healthy way.
Sugar is hidden in the most innocuous places.
And some foods will cause an insulin spike.
The 5lb weight gain could be caused by a number of things.
You may think you have been eating healthily (Health bars, low fat cereals, low fat ready meals, are the worst culprits)
In order to make low fat foods palatable the manufacturers load them with sugars and salts.
Apparently the sugar and salt content in Kellogs Special K was so high they said it would have been healthier to eat 2 pks of crisps (chips) for breakfast!

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hippichick
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posted June 04, 2008 09:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hippichick     Edit/Delete Message
You should not be gaining weight if you are honestly watching your carbs.

Be sure you are intaking only good carbs and in small increments.

Could be other reasons, other than sugar intake that you are gaining weight.

Read over this thread for info on good carbs.

http://www.linda-goodman.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/002148.html

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CrimsonChyld
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posted June 04, 2008 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CrimsonChyld     Edit/Delete Message
I agree with hippichick.
One thing people get wrong about Diabetic's is that it's not so much the sugar that we need to watch, it's the carbs.
Such as a donut has fewer carbs then a french fries.

Not sure why you'd be gaining weight though. With your family history I'd deffinately see a doctor and have your blood tested.

Good luck to you!

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future_uncertain
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posted June 04, 2008 08:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for future_uncertain     Edit/Delete Message
Hey-- thanks everyone! This helps.

I don't do diet food at all. It just seems weird to me. I have cut out a large portion of the sugar I eat-- expecially HFCS, but what I haven't changed is my carb consumption. I've always eaten a lot of carbs. I'm not eating any more than usual, but I haven't cut back on those as much as I should have.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I'm trying to avoid that whole pesky diabetes thing, if ya know what I mean.

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hippichick
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posted June 04, 2008 11:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hippichick     Edit/Delete Message
future

Research the glycemic index.

Goodness knows, I have experienced so, so many folks in my profession that are able to maintain their health without meds, just by diet alone!

Myself, I am not diabetic, but I feel so much better following a dietary program aligned with the glycemic index.

And as a clinician, it makes so much sense to me. Just how the body works!

Follow what your body is telling you. Go with what you feel.

Your body will tell you everything she needs, just listen, (something mainstream american medicine will not tell you...)

Sending healing blessings...

t~~~

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AQUADean
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posted June 05, 2008 07:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AQUADean     Edit/Delete Message
I got diabetes on both sides of the family as well,got tested about 10 years ago but came back negative.Been umming and ahing about get tested again.I didn't realise blurry vision was a symptom,which i've been getting a lot lately as well as tinnitus(ringing in the ears)could that be an indicator as well?

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bunnies
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From: U.K
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posted June 05, 2008 10:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bunnies     Edit/Delete Message
AQUA get your blood pressure checked at the same time as that can be also a symptom of HBP.
But don't get alarmed love!
If you are like me as an Aquarian, I need to know everything and of course I don't want to send you spiralling on the way to where you think you are about to have a heart attack or plunge into a diabetic coma!
You're not.

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AQUADean
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posted June 05, 2008 11:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AQUADean     Edit/Delete Message
Thx bunnies,actually high blood pressure runs in my family,my mums is dangerously high.

P.S lol

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AceNeerav
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From: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Registered: Apr 2008

posted June 09, 2008 09:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AceNeerav     Edit/Delete Message
hi future. it seems the jupiter in sag phase gave all of us saggies a lot of weight and blood sugar to worry about. i was diagnosed for high LDL cholestrol last march and this march for high blood sugar.

apart from making me very thirsty, i also pee like 30 times a day. its 7.20 pm and i have already done 20 rounds to the toilet.

remember to get any infection cured as soon as possible in any part of ur body as it may result into gangrene. i have the problem of ingrown toe nail and have decided to get it fixed soon after my exams end on 19th june. otherwise if it results into gangrene i might have to get my toe or even my foot amputed!

i have started taking 24 hour release tablets to control blood sugar level.

one shocking thing my cardiologist told me was that it is perfectly OK to eat any sweet 'fruits' like mango, banana etc as fruits contain a form of sugar that doesnt affect diabetes. i have got mixed reaction from many people about this so do ask ur doc about it and do let me know too.

wish u health.

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AceNeerav
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From: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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posted June 09, 2008 09:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AceNeerav     Edit/Delete Message
oh yes i have experienced those too... blury vision, ringing sound in the ear, craving for sweet and fried food. just like CrimsonChyld i too feel like having orange flavored TANG atleast once dialy.

i have also been diagnosed for high blood pressure... shessh! i am dieing...

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