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Unhappy glucose intolerance - March 15th 2009, 08:50 PM

I was recently diagnosed with glucose intolerance, I was too busy crying, and am too ashamed to really know what it actually is. I am only ashamed of it
because now i have to admit, I am fat and take effort to lose the weight.
can someone maybe give me incite on what this is? If i lose the weight will it go away? I was doomed for type one, not type to.
They have me on Metformin to lose weight of something I am still so confused.
I never thought i was big enough to get type two.


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Re: glucose intolerance - March 15th 2009, 09:10 PM

Glucose intolerance is sometimes referred to as pre-diabetes. A little exercise, and a cut down on the amount of sweet things, ie cakes, sweets should regulate the glucose level and if not make it go away, it will at least help prevent it from becoming diabetes.
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Re: glucose intolerance - March 15th 2009, 09:47 PM

Jenni,

You do not have to be overweight to have Type Two Diabetes, although it is a common "trigger" for the disease. What you have right now is often referred to as "Pre-Diabetes". This occurs when your body is producing the right amount of insulin, but your body does not use it correctly. This means that you should try and balance out your diet and increase your exercise level, along with any other instructions that your doctor provided you with. This will help your body use insulin more efficiently, while keeping your Blood Glucose levels down.

This in no way means that you cannot have any sweets at all...you just have to regulate your intake. =] Blood Glucose, despite common belief, is not simply affected by intake of sugar; in fact, carbohydrates affect your BG levels the most. Just attempt to balance your diet between carbohydrates and lean meats, vegitables and dairy. Meats do not affect BG very much at all, and things like cheese are often considered "free foods" (a food you can ingest without having to cover it with insulin, or make up for in exercise).

The medication you are taking is not to help you lose weight; Metformin helps control your BG levels by "helping" your body to use your natural insulin. This means that, while you should keep your diet healthy, you can eat pretty much normally.

I know this all might seem sort of scary right now, but things will get better. Take care of yourself, and good luck. <3




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Re: glucose intolerance - March 15th 2009, 09:51 PM

Jessi hit it right on. Being diagnosed with glucose intolerance, or pre-diabetes, does NOT actually mean that it was definitely your fault. My sister has it, and she eats like a rabbit, yet she has a lot of trouble losing weight. The Metformin helps her with this, helping the insulin to take effect. You should feel comfort knowing that you have a medication that's likely to make your life a LOT better.

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