What Weight Loss Pill Is Safe For Diabetics?

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Is Garcinia Cambogia Safe For Diabetes & High Blood Pressure?

Garcinia Cambogia (GC) is a staple in the weight loss industry. Everywhere you turn, a new commercial is blaring the product’s power in aiding weight loss, with photos of people who are overweight and unhappy, then slender and beaming. What happens, though, when existing medical conditions prohibit the use of this supplement? What if weight loss is a type of management for your condition? Below, we will discuss the effect of GC on diabetes and high blood pressure, and whether these ailments are GC-compatible. How Does Garcinia Cambogia Work? Garcinia is a tropical fruit native to certain parts of Asia. The fruit contains a compound called hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which suppresses appetite and blocks the production of fat overall. How is this achieved? First, HCA increases your body’s serotonin levels, which have been linked to depression, anxiety, and emotional eating when levels are low. While it does not suppress a healthy appetite, it does discourage the body from craving food as a stress response. Next, HCA inhibits the body’s ability to turn carbohydrates into fat. This means that, although your diet may remain largely the same, your body will not convert the energy it Continue reading >>

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  1. Eva

    Metformin & Diet Pills

    Hello Everyone!
    I'm new here and I hope to make a few if not a lot of supportive "friends" in this forum/community. I've been diagnosed as having T2 since February 2005. I'm now on Metformin and Welchol (for cholesterol).
    I am not blaming this on the medicines I take; but, with these medications, I have gained so much weight since that dreadful day I was diagnosed T2. I am not yet obese; however, if I don't do anything, I will be very soon. I don’t have much energy to do lengthy exercise because of my weight. I am desperate to lose weight that I am willing to try on anything at this point. Currently, I'm considering on trying some diet regimen that I've seen on TV and online. I may try on some "colon cleansing" first to help detoxify and cleanse; then I'd move on to some diet pills to curve appetite, have energy, etc.
    I know that I should consult with my doctor (and I will); however, I’m here to ask a specific question: Has anyone of you with T2 done any dieting with the help of diet pills and been successful? If not successful, what are the side effects?
    I would like to thank those of you in advance with your inputs and precious time. Thank you all for reading my post and may you have a pleasant day!
    In health (& desperation),

  2. Jill

    Hi Eva!
    I'm a type 1 so can't answer your question about diet pills, but would like to caution you against them. They can be very dangerous to your heart or cause anxiety and other yucky side effects. Perhaps some other Type 2's on here can offer you some good suggestions. I know lots of people on here have been VERY successful with diet and exercise.
    In the mean time, I would like to welcome you here and hope you find all the information and support you are looking for. I feel pretty certain you will!!! So happy to have you!

  3. Eva

    Hi Jill,
    Thanks for the welcome mat and thank you for your concern. You are right about being cautious. However, I feel like I'm hanging on a double edged sword. I'm scared of hurting myself with diet pills but I'm also worried I'm gaining so much weight.
    At the moment, I'm looking for some type of natural remedies to help boost my energy. My husband "cautiously/lovingly" tells me to go to the gym to workout but I don't go because I have very low energy. I tried working out with him and I couldn't do more than 3 minutes of aerobics/cardio. It gets intimidating too seeing able-bodied people with flat hard abs working out two hours at a time or so. Actually, I'm happy for them and silently cheering them on. I would be very thankful if I can manage a 15minute workout without feeling dizzy.
    I hope to find answers or something safe (if any) to take to help boost energy and that is safe to take with my medicines (Metformin & Welchol).
    I shall thread cautiously if I try anything and I will let you know the results (hopefully something good).
    Have a great day!

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