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Why is it that every online website claiming to have help for diabetics that want to lose weight is always a paysite/subscription service?

Asked by Moegitto (2305points) September 12th, 2010

As a Type 2 diabetic, losing weight is one of the main goals in my life now. But every web page I go to is either a front for someone trying to sell a pill or something of the sort that I’m pretty sure I don’t need. All I want is some tips and maybe look at some stories from people that succeeded.

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weeveeship's avatar

There are a lot of scammers out the. Sad but true.

keobooks's avatar

www.dia-log.com is an excellent record keeping program for diabetics, if you are using a glucometer. It’s totally free and you can track your diet, your blood sugar readings, your activity and your insulin or other medications. Very handy once you get a good program—probably from @loser ‘s site.

Jeruba's avatar

Diabetes is big business.

No matter how it’s packaged, the answer is always going to be diet and exercise.

The HMR folks do claim some success stories. Maybe there’s a program in your area; there are also some long-distance programs you can join. They’re not cheap, though.

Ben_Dover's avatar

Diet and exercise. Watch those foods which turn to sugar after ingestion .. high glucose foods…glucose food index

Have you been to the local hospital and talked to a dietitian? They will set you up a 2500 calorie a day diet. Walk a couple of miles a day and you

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DarlingRhadamanthus's avatar

HMR has aspartame and saccharine…Google both of these and see what happens to the body when you take these poisons.

If you have to pick your poison…use fructose-based shakes and that would be Cambridge USA (not UK as UK also has aspartame.) Fructose is, at least, naturally occurring and less harmful. But honestly, if you want to lose weight, go raw…and there are a lot of sites that you can check out. If you have sugar problems, do this under supervision of your MD and concentrate on green juices (not fruit.) Google “diabetic and raw food” and go from there.

Rarebear's avatar

And I’ll just add that telling a diabetic to eat fructose is horrible advice.

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