From Yucca Valley, California, USA:
My daughter-in-law was obese until diagnosed with type 2 and put on two medications. She has lost weight, has the energy of five people and drinks sugary Cokes all day long. Plus, she eats ice cream with syrup, Ding Dongs and anything sweet she wants. I, on the other hand was diagnosed with type 2 a few years ago. I am still obese, have no energy whatsoever and am very careful about eating sugary foods. I do not drink Cokes or anything with sugar! Yet, I don't lose weight and move like a slug.
I am 10 years older than my daughter-in-law (62). Why is she doing so well while eating all the wrong foods?
You cannot compare your situation with others. Each person has a unique level of insulin resistance and ability to make insulin on demand. It may be that, with the loss of weight, your daughter-in-law has had marked improvement in her diabetes with improved response to insulin and an improved ability to make insulin on demand. Just because she gets away with it now does not mean she will be able to in the future. Type 2 diabetes has a plot line that changes over time. If she gains back the weight, which she could with the diet you describe, she will be in trouble. Other thoughts include the differences in exercise. Are there other concomitant medical problems? What medications are you on? Patients taking metformin may lose weight with improved control, whereas patients taking other drugs may gain weight.
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:02
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.