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I was just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes yesterday. Interestingly, it could have been starting Medifast a few weeks ago that led to my diagnosis. My first week of MF, I felt horrible - weak, tired, cranky, shaky, could hardly. I kept reading the boards, but it just seemed my symptoms were so much worse than others - and some people had no symptoms their first week. I'm just guessing, but my blood sugar probably plummeted that first week on MF. Anyway, my question is for the diabetics on MF.

Are you doing Medifast on your own without the supervision of your doctor? What has happened to your blood sugars on MF? I still want to incorporate Medifast into my meal plan, but I'm not sure what to expect at diabetic education tomorrow. Any insight, comments, tips, etc. will be appreciated!..

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Your question was: What happened to your blood sugar on Medifast?.

You might want to print this out and take it with you. If you can keep from having to add too many foods, the better, because on the higher calorie plans you'll still lose weight but lose the benefits of ketosis. I had added a fruit, a yogurt and a grain, but I've mostly cut those out now and just track my sugars daily rather than "when I think about it" that I used to do. But I would definitely take their advice since they will have a better idea of what your system might tolerate right now. You can do it if I can, believe me!!!.

Http://www.medifast1.com/community/d...beticguide.pdf.

Mary Ann.

Day 49.

Dx diabetic TII 1997..

Comment #1

Rhonda:.

I am also a Type II diabetic and let me sum this up in a nutshell: Medifast works for us! I had toyed with this program on and off for most of the last year; after a terrible July in which I had several days of blood sugar readings IN THE 300s (and all the accompanying symptoms) I decided that enough was enough: I started Medifast again on August 1 and haven't looked back ........ my sugar has dropped dramatically already ........ when I tested last night it was 160. Still a little high, but much better than 300-something!!! I can attest to the power of this plan ........... if you have any questions or just want to share your concerns & frustrations over being Type II, feel free to e-mail me directly - I research everything I do regarding my health thoroughly and can consider myself an amateur expert on this stuff!!.

Take care,.

Dawn.

BTW: To answer your question: my doc knows what I am doing, sees that it is working and told me to keep at it!! He knows that I am his "educated" patient and he trusts that I won't do anything without learning all the ins and outs ..... he approves of this plan since it is obviously working!..

Comment #2

Hi Rhonda -.

I post here too. I use the Diabetic Program which doesn't give me a large selection but it's working for me.

My readings were in the 170s-190s and after just 4 weeks I'm reading in the 70s and 80s. Will schedule appointment with Dr for September..

I'm only on Byetta 2x day and I have reduced mine to 1x per day. My doc knows that I will adjust accordingly, but I won't stop until he gives me the ok..

You will be able to manage your diabetes.

Michelle..

Comment #3

I just wanted to say congrats for taking control over this. I was diagnosed as a pre-diabetic. I went in a few weeks ago, and my A1C had gone from 6.7 in 2006 to 5.8 in 2007, and that's after only losing 40 pounds. This program does work. Best of luck to you! (and me!)..

Comment #4

Thanks for all your posts and information. I went to my diabetic education class on Friday, and what they recommended fits in very nicely with the Medifast 4 + 2 + 1 plan. I'm over the idea of quick weight loss and just want to feel better. I did follow the plan this weekend and actually had some energy yesterday afternoon - I forgot what it was like to have energy! My 2-hour blood sugars were excellent yesterday - in the low 100's. I'm excited about this!..

Comment #5

Hi Rhonda,.

I have had type II diabetes for about seven years. I went to my Dr. this past April and he said he had to put me on Insullin, I was already taking 2 types of oral meds. I said please wait I am starting Medifast Weight Loss Program on Monday and I just know it will bring my sugar levels back down and my weight. He was not familiar with Medifast so I explained the 5 & 1 plan and that many of the Medifast foods use soy protein (he liked what I said, so he agreed to wait 1 month and re-test). I went back a month later and I had lost 20 lbs.

I think it was 7.8. I too felt worse until day five or six on Medifast and my B.Sugar levels were higher than I thought they should be even my fasting sugar level. They did come down quite nicely in a couple of weeks. I can't say that I ever have TONS of energy, but I do work out in the pool 3-5 times a week now and I've lost 50 lbs. The Diabetes Diet is quite different from Medifast, although I've read that Medifast is the only diet proven to help diabetics.

Best Wishes for Great Losses and Improved Health!!!..

Comment #6


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