A post for Diabetics

Discussion in 'Community Center' started by David Stifle, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. David Stifle

    David Stifle

    Nov 20, 2008
    Hey folks, I've had diabetes for 30 years now. It's always been a struggle. My last A1C was 6.8, and while not great, I only got that by adhering to a very strict diet. Now, to get to my point. My Doctor put me on Trulicity a few weeks ago. Ever since, my bold sugar reading plummeted down to normal levels. I'm consistently getting reading throughout a 24 hour period, for the past 7 days, between 80-115. I highly recommend you talk to your Doctor about this class of meds, I'm getting excellent results and wanted to share my experience. And please, I have nothing to do with this company and I'm not pitching anything here. Just sharing.
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  2. t.willy

    t.willy Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2016
    Very nice to hear David I'm going to mention that to my Doctor. I'm Diabetic as well. My numbers are pretty good but I'd still like to know if theres a drug out there that possibly works better then the one I'm using now. Thank you very much for the tip. Good luck with everything. Trevor
  3. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    Important Safety Information
    Tell your healthcare provider if you get a lump or swelling in your neck, have hoarseness, trouble swallowing, or shortness of breath while taking Trulicity. These may be symptoms of thyroid cancer. In studies with rats or mice, Trulicity and medicines that work like Trulicity caused thyroid tumors, including thyroid cancer. It is not known if Trulicity will cause thyroid tumors or a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) in people. Do not take Trulicity if you or any of your family members have ever had MTC or if you have Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2).

    Do not take Trulicity if you have had an allergic reaction to dulaglutide or any of the other ingredients in Trulicity.

    Trulicity may cause serious side effects, including:
    • Inflammation of your pancreas (pancreatitis)
      . If you have pain in your stomach area (abdomen) that is severe and will not go away, stop taking Trulicity and call your healthcare provider right away. The pain may happen with or without vomiting. It may be felt going from your abdomen through to your back.
    • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
      . If you are using another medicine that can cause low blood sugar (such as insulin or a sulfonylurea) while taking Trulicity, your risk for getting low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) may be higher. Signs and symptoms of low blood sugar may include dizziness, blurred vision, anxiety, irritability, mood changes, sweating, slurred speech, hunger, confusion or drowsiness, shakiness, weakness, headache, fast heartbeat, or feeling jittery. Talk to your healthcare provider about low blood sugar and how to manage it.
    • Serious allergic reactions
      . Stop taking Trulicity and get medical help right away if you have symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, such as itching, rash, or difficulty breathing.
    • Kidney problems (kidney failure)
      . In people who have kidney problems, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting may cause a loss of fluids (dehydration). This may cause kidney problems to get worse.
    • Severe stomach problems
      . Trulicity may cause stomach problems, which could be severe.
    Tell your healthcare provider if you:
    • have or have had problems with your pancreas, kidneys, or liver.
    • have severe problems with your stomach, such as slowed emptying of your stomach (gastroparesis) or problems with digesting food.
    • have any other medical conditions.
    • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or if you become pregnant while taking Trulicity. It is not known if Trulicity will harm your unborn baby.
    • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Trulicity passes into your breast milk. You should not use Trulicity while breastfeeding without first talking to your healthcare provider.
    • are taking other medicines including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Trulicity may affect the way some medicines work and some medicines may affect the way Trulicity works.
    • are taking other medicines to treat diabetes, including insulin or sulfonylureas.

    The most common side effects with Trulicity may include:
    nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, decreased appetite, and indigestion. Talk to your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of Trulicity. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

    No free lunch. My doc kept adding meds until I was up to five different meds, and they nearly killed me. Never mentioned diet or exercise so I was on my own.

    Turns out "Pill pushers" do not have to take any training in diet or exercise. So they know what they know and do what they know about - pills.

    Get a dietitian and loose weight. If that doesn't work, roll the dice with these exotic meds. They are "easier" than diet and exercise and kill you easier as well.

    Good luck. Be strong.
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  4. David Stifle

    David Stifle

    Nov 20, 2008
    Thanks, Thomas, yes, I'm aware of potential side effects, very sobering. This med is working extremely well, and I sure hope I have no problems with it. I love my new numbers.
  5. kurt6652


    Dec 9, 2008
    I went on a vegetarian diet about 3 months ago, " eat to live" Dr. Joel Fuhrman. I had type 2 diabetes an what my Dr called metabolic syndrome. I was taking a lot of pills and needed a cpap machine to make it thru the night.
    This week I am cpap free and metformin free, I quit my statins last week.

    I was a hardcore carnivore and laughed at the vegans and vegetarians, but this new for me way to eat has worked very quickly and I have regained my health and improved my quality of life.
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  6. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
    I'm not a Dr. But, Dr berg on YouTube seems to make some understandable science about it.

    This isn't the best video for the topic but I found it interesting. Keeping your levels from spiking every time you eat so fasting by eating only a few times a day. I just found this, so unsure about it overall. Anyone have thoughts on it for the topic?

  7. annr


    Nov 15, 2006
    From everything I’ve read, the vegan diet is superior for diabetes, heart disease and cancer care and prevention—this includes 7–9 texts and many papers, conversations with MDs.

    Skip the meat, skip the fat, and skip all animal derivived products.

    In fact, Kaiser Permanente of CA recommends the vegan diet to all patients in their system.

    Results of a 3-year study was published recently comparing the AHA diet and the vegan diet for people with heart trouble—a common complication of diabetes. The vegan diet was better. No surprise.

    I don’t have diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, or heart disease. I’ve read enough and found no conflicting evidence about the healthfulness of a properly executed vegan diet. This is not the case for other fad diets—including many recommended by MDs who go on to die of the various causes they claim to obviate.
  8. FOG2

    FOG2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2007
    Congrats David! I too am Diabetic and inject insulin to control mine. I also have the heart disease that so often diabetics contract. I believe my Diabetes is a combo of genetics and eating things that taste good.
    I highly suggest people take steps to be healthy or you may end up like me, long scars on my chest arm and legs.
  9. JD Mandrell

    JD Mandrell Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 20, 2001

    Started this diet Dec. 2106

    My numbers have gone from:
    Fasting Blood Glucose 270s to 80's
    HA1C from 11.3 to 6.6 as of August 2017, next blood work in 2 weeks, expect it to be below 5
    Weight 237 to 184
    Total Cholesterol 215 to 138
    LDL 134 to 66
    BP 150/90 to 115/70

    Without a single dose of any medication.

    Look for a Facebook Group called "Reversing Diabetes" or the book "The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making the Life-Saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable" by Stephen D. Phinney
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2018
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