What Weight Loss Pill Is Safe For Diabetics?

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Fda-approved Weight Loss Drugs: Can They Help You?

View as slideshow The Obesity Crisis: A National Epidemic According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the last 20 years. More than one-third of U.S. adults and roughly 17 percent of children and teens are obese. These numbers are especially astounding because obesity and obesity-related conditions account for some of the leading causes of preventable deaths in the U.S. Obesity-related conditions include: high blood pressure high cholesterol and heart disease stroke type 2 diabetes certain types of cancer (endometrial, breast, colon, kidney, gallbladder, and liver). In addition, being overweight or obese is a recognized risk factor for many other major health problems including osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and breathing problems, mental health issues like depression, and gallbladder disease. The Skinny on Weight Loss: Is There a Magic Pill? No matter how many times we wave our wand, the quest for a magic weight loss pill has been elusive to date. While many pills claim to lead to weight loss, in reality, it is the hard work of diet and exercise that ultimately leads to healthy and sustainable weight loss. Ho 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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