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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Low Carb is Working

The low carb is working. I’m down 8 lbs in the last couple of weeks, and that includes one bad weekend that included donuts, potatoes, ice cream and frosted flakes… Luckily, not at the same time. While the low carb diet doesn’t let me lose as fast as the HCG diet does, and I’m not …

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HCG vs. Low Carb

I just can’t do it… I keep trying, but I’m having a really hard time staying with HCG right now, even though the couple of days I lasted dropped me 4 lbs. I don’t know if I need to add some multi-vitamins, or what, but I’m craving foods that aren’t on the diet, and that …

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HCG Diet Before and After Pictures

I said I’d post some before and after pictures from the HCG diet, so here they are. And yeah, I know I looked happier in the first picture, but that’s because the cup had vodka and diet coke in it. The second diet picture was after a long day at work. My doctor’s nurse told …

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Humalog vs. Novolog

Sometimes, as a diabetic, and a human being, I hate my health insurance company. I pay them $20,000 per year for 3 adults and 2 kids, and they can’t even get me my fricken insulin without screwing it up. I went to get my insulin at the pharmacy today, and my wonderful insurance company said …

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HCG Weight Loss

I never did finish the HCG story, because the stupid website broke, and it was using so much bandwidth I had to kill the site. (Of course the site’s not really stupid, I am! I finally decided to do something about it today, and I had it fixed in about 2 hours.) I did the …

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HCG And Type 1 Diabetes

I started taking HCG a couple of days ago. HCG is a hormone that pregnant women get that releases the fat in their body to feed their babies. It’s also used on a really low calorie diet, because the HCG makes it so you don’t feel hungry. I’m still in the starting phase of the …

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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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Lantis vs. NPH

When I was taking NPH, I would take 30 units in the morning, 30 units at lunch, 30 units at dinner time and 60 units when I went to bed. That’s 150 units a day of NPH. The NPH was just for the basal rate, and I then would take boluses of Humalog at each meal to cover …

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