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I am a borderline/not completely diagnosed type 2

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This is FitFrank and I am a borderline/not completely diagnosed type 2 diabetic. As i educate myself about this condition, I realize that this condition has affected me since childhood. You see, I was a 110 pound third grader! By the time I was in eighth grade, I only weighed 120 and was in good shape. On to adulthood where I weighed up to 355 lbs and recently had blood sugar crashes, unquenchable thirsts, and excessive urination. I have found that at this time and weight (295 lbs) when I eat smaller meals, limit sugar intake, and exercise, I feel better, drink normally, and urinate much less frequently. I try to include chromium gtf in my supplements and eat cinnamon in my oatmeal and on apples. Does anyone have any other tips to help me control this condition other than drugs?
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replied May 1st, 2011
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

The best way to prevent progression of your diabetes would be to lose weight and follow a healthy diet.

Maintaining a healthy BMI (range 20-25) will be very essential in this regard.

Adopting a healthy diet , with low fat and low carbohydrates will be helpful.

In addition, exercising for 30-45 minutes for at least 5 days in a week would be helpful as well.

You might consult a diabetic educator or your doctor for additional help and proper advice.

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