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Old 09-07-2011, 06:47 PM   #1
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17 year old type 2 diabetes


I was just today diagnosed with type 2 diabetes only at 17 year old. I am very overweight and I am starting right now on losing weight. I am going to see a specialist soon, but I was still wondering if its in anyway reversible at my age if I loose weight? Learning this really doesnt help my stress level and I feel a bit down.

Any idea?

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Old 09-08-2011, 05:49 AM   #2
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So sorry you joined the club no one wants to be in. But it is better then some.
It is possible for you to bring your sugars down and lower your meds or maybe even get off of them if you work really hard at lowering your weight and watching your carb intake.
Walking is the best thing you can do to lower your BS and it's relaxing and free. Testing before and after meals will tell you how your doing in the food dept. They say eat to your meter...
Kudos on dropping the weight , you will feel better and be more encouraged to keep at it. Consider it a way of life eating and not a diet because you will need to always watch your blood sugars.
There are many great foods out there now to help us. Dreamfields Pasta is low carb and whole wheat is great if you like it, I don't like whole wheat so I make roll ups with ham and cheese or turkey and cheese or what ever you like. No bread and easy to make.
Don't be too discouraged about this. If you take care and eat right you can live along healthy life and maybe even cheat now and then when you get things in order and feel comfortable with having this.
Read the boards here and you will get much information from others, and ask questions. Walk, walk, walk....Good luck to you.
Don't be fooled by the get rid of diabetes adds you see on line, they don't work. When they have something we will all know about it for sure!

It's tough to be that young and have so many restrictions on what you eat and drink but you can do it, just keep trying.

Old 09-13-2011, 05:28 AM   #3
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Re: 17 year old type 2 diabetes

Hi first you join any health club go there, at the morning time you make habit to walking and running, choose right diets, if you do this, no need to fear of diabetes.

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