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Diabetes Type 2

Diabetes means your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. With type 2 diabetes, the more common type, your body does not make or use insulin well. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose get into your cells to give them energy. Without insulin, too much glucose stays in your blood. Over time, high blood glucose can lead to serious problems with your heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, and gums and teeth. You have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes if you are older, have obesity, have a family history of diabetes, or do not exercise. Having prediabetes also increases your risk. Prediabetes means that your blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes. If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, you may be able to delay or prevent developing it by making some lifestyle changes. The symptoms of type 2 diabetes appear slowly. Some people do not notice symptoms at all. The symptoms can include Being very thirsty Urinating often Feeling very hungry or tired Losing weight without trying Having sores that heal slowly Having blurry eyesight Blood tests can show if you have diabetes. One type of test, the A1C, can also check on how you are managing your diabet Continue reading >>

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  1. JuliaB68

    Hi all!
    Looking for some HCG advice. My doctor scripted Victoza for me about a week ago. I realize that adding a new drug might fluctuate weigh loss... which has happened. I've been balancing between 1-3 lbs this week. Im not upset about it just wish it would move on!
    My question is - Is there anyone else on both HCG and Victoza?? I've not have any of the bad side effect of Victoza (nausea, vomiting, upset tummy)... but I've had the - what I call a good side effect - decreased appetite.
    I am diabetic which is pretty much controlled due to HCG diet and meds (Metformin and Lantus). My A1C back in Feb was 8.1.
    My A1C this month was 6.9!!
    Anyway.. back to my request. If anyone has experience with using HCG and Victoza at the same time please let me know. I want to know what (if any) issues you ran into or what awesomeness you have had!
    Thanks so much!!

  2. ILuvKats

    congrats on getting that a1c down| That is exactly what that drug is supposed to do. You should be fine on it but you need to keep closer track of your glucose levels daily....with 3 type 2 diabetic drugs, you are more prone to hypoglygemia episodes while on p2. Good luck and keep up the great work|

  3. NurseNic

    Hi! Nice to see someone else on Victoza and the HCG protocol. I was given Victoza to combat insulin resistance. I do not have diabetes but polycystic ovarian syndrome which causes the insulin resistance and can lead to type 2 diabetes. I also take metformin. I am on the 1.2 dose on the dosing pen.
    To be honest, whenever I combine the metformin, victoza, and the hcg I end up hypoglycemic. I actually have been able to cut out my metformin.
    As far as tips on weight loss, I normally stick to one piece of fruit a day because I notice when I use the two fruit servings I end up stalling.
    My load days were July 3rd and 4th. I have lost 18 lbs. My first week I lost 9.5lbs. Then, I had a 4 day stall in week 2 which slowed my pace a bit.
    I have found HCG has been my only way to lose the weight. Good luck!

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