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03-22-2002, 07:51 PM
I'm am 28 years old and found out that I was diabetic last year. I take insulin shots 3 times a day. I have recently started lifting weights, trying to improve my health and body. I am 5'5" and weigh 157 lbs. I'm trying to lose 20lbs, but I'm having a very difficult time. I am on a low carb diet and work out 3 times a week. I also try not to eat after 6pm. I have considered taking hydroxycut after I am finished nursing (I had a baby 3 months ago), but I am somewhat worried about the warning of use for diabetics. What are the risks of using hydroxycut if you're diabetic? What else can I do to lose weight?
03-23-2002, 11:46 AM
The product says not to, I wouldnt argue,the manufacturers know best. If you want to know more you could show your doctor whats on the label and ask his/her opinion. Diabetes runs high in my family too, I dont have it yet (knock on wood) but its not something I would want to play with. My mother suffers from neuropathy due to diabetic complications. She is only 44. She never ever took her diet seriously though. The side effects are not very cool. You can do it without the pills, just alot of hard work!:)
03-25-2002, 06:31 PM
hey girl! just a word to the wise, watch out! diabetes is very serious especially if your(iddm) insulin dependant, does your dr. know your on a low carb diet?DIABETEICS have to balance meals/insulin whether its long lasting, short acting(novolin,humulin)etc...... all the time.you should worry about contrlling your diet first through structured meals and exercise.hydroxycut is not only a crappy supp. but speeding up your metabolism is just a no no. go to your dr. and see what is recommended, still hit the weights and exercise hard. but please check with your dr. before supplementing!its crucial....take care!
03-25-2002, 08:41 PM
You say you are on a low carb diet. You need to be careful with this because carbs are what help regulate glucose levels along with insulin. Since your insulin levels are defecient, cutting carbs from the diet could result with metabolic consequences. Go to a diabetes specialist for consultation. Take the advice of others and definetely don't use hydroxycut. Exercise is a great measure to control diabetes. Good luck!!