I have diabetes (7 years) and am obese, 350#.
If you would like to chat, let me know any specific questions you may have, and we can share stories.
I am having a hysterectomy on 04/08 for an ovarian cyst (try having an invasive stomach surgery while being obese & diabetic!) and I'm afraid of the healing.
Prio to being diagnosed with the ovarian cyst, I was seriously considering lap banding surgery. I'm sure you know our heavy weight plays a large role in keeping us diabetic.
Everyone has heard "lose the weight, the diabetes will go away"... I'm sick of not getting thin, and looking forward to a fat life on meds. YUK.
I have a good (salty) sense of humor, and would love to get to know you.
I gained 90 pounds when I was pregnant, got gestational diabetes, turned into type II diabetes after I gave birth. I have tried every diet imaginable, and have not been able to lose much weight at all. I lost a few pounds when I started metformin medication, but have now stabilized again. Part of my weight loss problems are that occasionally I have to go on a round of steroids for either my lupus or my asthma if they aren't controlled, and then I gain 10 pounds and have to lose that all over again.
My Dad is also type II diabetic. He put on weight when he started some of his diabetic medications. I think he's lost some again when he started insulin, but he's been overweight since becoming diabetic.
I think many type II diabetics have problems losing weight. It just frustrates me because people who don't know me and don't know my eating habits just assume that I must eat everything in sight to be fat. I intake about 1200 to 1400 calories per day, and avoid as much fat as I can, and eat as much fiber as I can. I even switched to sprouted grain bread to have a lower GI (no flour) and eat fresh vegetables and fruits instead of frozen or canned. I don't eat any desserts or snacks. I feel so food deprived, and then I get bozos telling me that I really need to cut out the snacking. I don't snack on stuff except celery and carrot sticks! They just don't know.