Thanks for the responses, guys. I guess I should also add that I don't have a lot of sugar in my diet, but I've been doing that for years and it never helped much. Even when I was on a low-carb diet, exercising, AND on 1000 mg of Metformin a day, my insulin levels were high. My former doctor said they would improve once I got my weight down, but unfortunately, I'm heavier now than I was when he said that.
I'm really just trying to find a stopgap solution until my doctor either a)stops being a jerk or b)I get a job (with benefits) after 13 months of looking.
I avoid white bread or white rice, sweets (except fruit and Luna bars...not great, I know, but that's as sugary as I get), and I limit alcohol intake to 4 servings (yes, SERVINGS) a month or less.
I have never had an abnormal blood sugar reading, and I'm absolutely terrified of diabetes. I'm more afraid of diabetes than I am of cancer or anything else, and I'm so likely to get it, and I just want to do something I can feel good about while I can't be on Metformin.
Now, I don't want anyone to sugarcoat it either (uh, no pun intended). Is there anything else I should be doing?
Edited by: SYZYGY922 at: 2/6/2009 (18:02)
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