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5/23/15 12:15 P

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Updated....

Syndrome X was undiagnosed for me, probably since early childhood (and some hereditary elements, in the high blood cholesterol issue ...) ... that is the best explanation I could come up with for my diabetes ...

Now, for the other update:

I do not particularly like the symptoms of diabetes, nor the side effects of even effective, treatment ...

It is a struggle, sometimes to regaining back to my Happy Weight I thought I'd had the problem licked.

Wasting syndrome brought me to this point, but I regained about 6 of the 13 lbs to goal (goal weight moved down for about the 5th time). It is an attractive look, right now; but I am not going for that (tiny threshold, and it still does not mean that clothes are an easy fit, just that I seem to "look good to others"). So it's about not fitting into fashion and about the fact I feel weak at this weight ...

Edited by: TINIERTINA at: 5/23/2015 (12:18)

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2/23/13 1:43 P

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Correlation is not Causation!

I was diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic 5 weeks ago.
The culprit is, most likely my having been on statin drugs to treat hereditary high blood cholesterol for the past 17 years.

That being said, I was fewer than ten pounds overweight (BMI was maybe about 26 or so) when I'd been diagnosed. And the being overweight stemmed from what I thought was a metabolic meltdown caused by my going through a "secret, second part of postmenopause". I'd fought that weight gain tooth and nail and kept it to under 20 pounds, at first .. then I started doing a little more cardio (from having been a devout yogini w/ active practice much of the time) and the weight had started coming off ...BUT

In the back of my mind I wondered why others going through that second part of postmenopause who were susceptible to that, didn't seem to talk about it online ...

About 10-15% of Type 2 diabetics are at an ideal weight (some for years before their diagnosis) when they are diagnosed.

Correlation is not causation, and all that ...

THIS IS A CASE FOR A HAES APPROACH

www.bulimia.com/client/client_pages/
HA
ESprotected/HAES18-5.pdf


From that link:

Most obese people, even those with a BMI over
40, never develop diabetes. Many of those who
do develop diabetes, especially if it develops
after age 50, have mild disease (glycosylated
hemoglobin under 7 percent) and are not at high
risk of complications.

Although 85 percent of type 2 diabetics have a
BMI over 25, so do 60 percent of the US adult
population. High BMIs are even more common
in people over age 40, which is when the vast
majority of type 2 diabetes first develops.


Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.

- Igor Stravinsky

Find a way.

--Diana Nyad

(Said after swimming from Cuba to Key West without fins or shark cages)

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Now 103 pounds less than at age 24�w/o surgery!
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