I just learned that I am pre-insulin resitant and now on medication

Monday, November 01, 2010

I was told that I needed to eat differently than this site is tellimg me to eat. Is there a way to get a different meal plan for pre-insulin resitance/pre/diabetes? I have NO idea what to do!!! I start Metformin tonight and hope that my stomach stays settled as this seems to be a common side effect.

I am being scared into fitness now...I really liked it better when I was just doing this because I wanted to...Now I NEED to do this...kinda overwhelming! I am just grateful that I started this when I wanted to so I now have a better idea of what I need to do before the added stress of my health issues...if that makes sense..

Update: The medicine has made me incredibly sick! I was sick to my stomach last night and all day long have been VERY tired, headache and breaking out in sweats...as if my sugar were low, but it not...weird and misrerable!
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    Sorry about your news. You have already gotten good information. I myself struggled FOR YEARS with really eating right and not losing weight. I attributed it to my thyroid problem. HOWEVER, in January 2010 I learned I was type 2 insulin resistant diabetic. Yes, it feels like the end of the world getting that news. But I am here to tell you it was, for ME, a brand new, healthier beginning. I had been eating good foods for the average Jane, BUT as was said, eating low carb (NOT NO CARB) has really been the key for me.

    I initially started on a combination drg -- ActosPlusMet (contains Metformin). Between diet, exercise and this med my blood sugar is under control (started out @ 330 -- horrible!) I will say you should take that med with your evening meal to avoid the stomach distress. I took it that way and really didn't have any problems. As of about 2 weeks ago, I was switched to Metformin ER and have had no problems with it. My sugars have remained rock steady.

    I do NOT relent on my nutrition or exercise. They are really key for me. You'll find your way. IN the meantime, ask questions. Fire away!!!
    2668 days ago
    Wishing the best for you! I know it is hard not too, but don't let the stress get to you, it will keep you from reaching your goals.

    2669 days ago
    Oh, where is the diabetic end of Spark People?
    2669 days ago
    THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP!!! I greatly appreciate it!!!
    2669 days ago
    I am also on metformin and it helps me alot. I think from what I have read online is a lower carb and more protein diet is the way to go. I have found though that with all the exercise I am doing I am able to eat balanced and still lose, the metformin helps but the exercise is what they say is the key from my understanding.
    Good luck.
    2670 days ago
    Yes, you will need to look to start to limit foods that are breads, processed grains, starches and foods with sugar.

    What you will find is that any one of the many "lower carb" nutritional plans are what you will be needing to follow, i.e. eating more whole fruits, whole grain breads, brown rices and whole grain pastas, beans/legumes/nuts, tons of veggies, lean meats, fish and poultry, and heart healthy fats. Basically staying away from processed white flour products, white rice, most potatoes and sugar.

    Hope this helps!!!

    2670 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/1/2010 1:36:19 PM
    I understand! You can sign up to the diabetic end of Spark People and they will lay out your calories, carbs, fats, and protein for 3 meals and 2 snacks. The important thing to concentrate on is the carbs. If you can do that and exercise, you will be just fine. It has been VERY helpful. With eating right, exercising, and the metformin I have gotten my numbers exactly where they should be in only 3 months. Walking almost every day, dropping 45 pounds has done the trick. YOU can do it too.
    2670 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/1/2010 1:34:09 PM
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