You should of course talk to your doctor before you do anything, but I am diabetic, and low carb has gotten me off my meds for 4 years now, and my A1C is 5.3.
Your biggest problem is your thyroid. My brother has issues with his, and has finally got his medication right, and starting to lose slowly. The most popular med made him nauseous, and he couldn't sleep well, so they got a different one, but it didn't work till they upped the dose.
So I would recommend a lower carb diet for the diabetes, but the thyroid issue can throw a monkey wrench into your plans. I had CHF, diabetes, high cholesterol, high BP, and gout. Multiple medicines have a lot of side effects when combined, and dietary changes can have other side effects too. Low carb is diuretic, and I was on Lasix, so I got dehydrated.. not good for a heart patient..lol.
So today, I am off all but my heart pills, and 1/4 dose of my BP meds with a BP of 95/65. No meds for diabetes, cholesterol, or gout at all. The diabetes one is why I suggest lower carb.
However you may need to do a more moderate diet, if thyroid won't allow you to eat this way. I'm guessing the ADA diet did not work, or you could try that.
Get one under control, and the other one is usually easier to manage. Less pills, less side effects, less reasons why what you are doing isn't working.
Talk to your doctor about all your options. Maybe your doctor will put you on a liquid diet, and you can get details from them. Get a plan that allows you to lose weight, and everything gets better, as the weight drops. It seems that the diabetes, and required Insulin is what is putting weight on. If you could eat lower carb, maybe South Beach for example, and get A1C down to 6.0, you would find that the weight would start to come off much easier with stable blood sugars. Whether Insulin is high due to diet, or shots, it adds weight. That is Insulin's job.. storing glucose, excess as body fat. Less glucose = less Insulin = less weight = less health problems.
I would think that liquids would spike the glucose more, since it can be digested quickly, so you would need more Insulin.
Your doctor and you need to come up with a plan that works for both problems, and takes the other issue into consideration. Tell the doctor what your goals are, and see if the doctor has a plan to reach those goals. I personally wasn't doing bariatric surgery, even though at 350+ lbs. I was a perfect candidate. I also didn't want Insulin shots..lol.
If you gave the ADA diet a fair try, and it did not work, I would ask your doc about lower carb levels, and see if the doc thinks it will help. The doc may even just send you to a dietitian and move certain foods around. You need them to give you a plan that gets results, and they aren't doing it. Go back and ask for a different plan. Don't just start a new one. For all you know a liquid diet could cause other issues, or make these worse.
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