Too Quick Dumping Metformin

OK, I might have been a little too quick dumping the Metformin… While I was in Belize, I was only eating 2 means per day, and those were mostly fish and vegetables. And, I wasn’t eating any dairy or wheat, for what that’s worth. (I seem to blow up when I eat anything with wheat …

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Diabetes and Metformin

When I was in Belize for 2 weeks this month, I forgot to take my Metformin. Metformin is usually given to type 2 diabetics to help with blood sugar regulation and insulin uptake. I take it because I’m insulin resistant, and it’s supposed to help regulate my blood sugars. But, I actually felt better not …

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Side Note on HCG

Just a side note. The HCG constipates the heck out of me, but it really seems to help with my insulin uptake. Does anyone else notice that they need less insulin when taking HCG, even if they’re not dieting? I started taking it again during the 2 days prior to my weekly testosterone shot, because …

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Underactive Thyroid & Diabetes

I have hypothyroidism, and have had it since 1989. I didn’t know why I was gaining weight and didn’t have any energy. The Doctor’s finally figured it out, and now I take Armor Thyroid every day. Most people take Synthroid, but it didn’t work for me very well. (Natural stuff seems to work better for …

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Low Testosterone and Diabetes: Increasing Testosterone Helps

About 15 years ago, an Endocrinologist I was going to in Portland, Oregon told me that over 80% of his male, type1, diabetic patients required testosterone for their systems to work correctly. He said that Testosterone, along with thyroid, where two things that tended to go hand in hand with type1 diabetes. I had my …

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