Patient Comments: Diabetes - Causes

What was the cause of your diabetes (overweight, lack of physical activity, pregnancy, autoimmune)?

Comment from: Daphne, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 24

My secondary diabetes is due to the prednisone I take for my rheumatoid arthritis which I was diagnosed with back in 1996. I've been taking prednisone nonstop for 18 years. So far the diabetes is being controlled by diet and exercise, but it is no longer working, my BGs are slowly creeping up.

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Comment from: minus300, (Patient) Published: August 08

My diabetes is like a built in warning device for any bodily illness or stress. In fact diabetes was first diagnosed when I was in the hospital for a serious leg injury. Blood sugar was over 300 just after surgery. Since then I have worked on finding a good way to control it. It is only in the past few years that I have been successful. I lost weight, exercised, and tried to stay with a reasonable diet, but I still have high blood sugars when I get an infection. My last A-1C if that is the correct way of saying it was 6.3 (not perfect, but way better than it was).

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Comment from: BJ, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 13

I developed polymyalgia and giant cell arteritis and was put on prednisone. I developed drug induced diabetes, what a mess! I'm having problems getting blood sugar under control in the afternoons. I can't seem to eat anything without it elevating to the 350 and above level for hours; got lots of work to do.

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Comment from: John R., 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 11

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and put on metformin on May 21st, 2014. I started the ADA (American Diabetes Association) diet, using it as directed 100 percent for weeks, still my blood glucose did not get below 140. I questioned my doctor about my options and he said I would be on metformin the rest of my life until moving to insulin. Medicines were the only option he gave me. Then, I found the Gnuh Monix Diabetes Theorem (google it) program. I wonder if this is the real deal. I am getting a bit desperate on losing weight fast lately, since summer is here. It is worth it if I can jumpstart my pancreas again and reverse the diabetes.

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Comment from: darthur, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: July 29

I'm a 69 year old that was diagnosed wit type II diabetes approximately 15 years ago. I attended a class at the local hospital and followed their advice almost to the letter, not enough exercise, but my glucose level continued to increase until my next step would have been insulin. 10 months ago, I read the book, "Wheat Belly" and immediately stopped eating anything containing wheat; today my glucose is normal, I lost 40 pounds, and only take metformin. I still do not exercise, but am more active with no joint pains.

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Comment from: Diabetes, Female (Patient) Published: June 07

I am a 32 year old houselady, weight of 84 and height 5'6"; I was diagnosed with Diabetes at the age of 30 during pregnancy and my doctor had suggested to take insulin. I had taken the insulin during the last two month of pregnancy. With God grace i had normal delivery. But now my blood sugar is increase i.e. morethan 250.

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Comment from: New2Diabetes, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 02

I developed gestational diabetes when I was carrying my first child. Now my son is 2 years old and I've developed full-blown type 2 diabetes. Is my pregnancy to blame?

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