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Offline Gartener

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HIV and diabetes
« on: March 07, 2014, 04:38:16 PM »
  hey got a question my dietician told me that I was pre diabetic . LTS 32+years. started meds in 91, AZT6yrs then toxic.   CD1183 un det 10yrs
wt119  5'7. good health diet exercise  daily .  What givs

Offline buginme2

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Re: HIV and diabetes
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2014, 04:59:18 PM »
What's your blood sugar level?

Offline Gartener

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Re: HIV and diabetes
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2014, 05:38:01 PM »
I do not have that number - my Doc just said that on a scale of 1 to 8, that I am a "six"!

Offline Gartener

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Re: HIV and diabetes
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2014, 05:45:08 PM »
Is this the right forum for this question, do you think? Are there Doctors on here that could advise me? I am new to this site. My own Doc here in Southern Illinois has no idea what to do to keep me from developing diabetes, because my weight is already at a bare minimum!

Offline buginme2

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Re: HIV and diabetes
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2014, 07:46:29 PM »
No doctors here. 

What meds do you take?  Some HIV meds have a bigger metabloic affect than others. 

Do you exercise? 

Offline Gartener

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Re: HIV and diabetes
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2014, 08:31:41 PM »
Hi, I am new to this site. Does anyone know how I can keep from developing full blown type 2 diabetes. My Doc says that I am "a 6 on a scale of 1 to 8". The thing is, I am already at my absolute minimum weight, so I can't afford to lose any. I am a very long term survivor with Tcells around 1100 and undetectable.

Offline Jeff G

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Re: HIV and diabetes
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2014, 06:49:38 AM »
Welcome to the forum Gartener . I moved your questions about the same subject into a single thread so that you have have all your concerns and questions answered in one place .

I have type 2 diabetes brought on by years of lipid problems and 30 + years of living with the joy of HIV   ;) . I take long acting insulin but was on much more before I changed my diet . I can sometime go a few days now without insulin . 

A diabetes diet consist of low carb low fat meals so you can get started on that on your own . I would make an appointment with a nutritionist that specializes in diabetes if I were you . 

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Re: HIV and diabetes
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2014, 12:53:18 PM »
Diet worked for me and delayed the onset for about 10y. now

In the first 6 months I was put on Glucophage, which helped, then I kept it at bay w/ nutrition+exercise only

The last few months I am back on Glucophage... We will see ...

So the chances that you can do something are not zero

Cheers

Eric

 
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Offline Gartener

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Re: HIV and diabetes
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2014, 08:20:56 PM »
Thanks, Guys, for your input. I will check out Glucophage and try to access a dietician.

 


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