Bluntly: Fat = Diabetes

You can sugar coat being fat all you want:

Oh I am pleasingly plump, just hefty, big boned, structurally challenged and so on and so on. It is simply that you and I am fat! We have way more excess mass than we should carry and it is 99% of the time, because we eat too much and or eat the wrong things…

Yes some people have medical issues, but you will find out that many of us, just put food in our mouths and do not even think about it. At one time, I would eat four Big Macs, two large fries and a diet soda! One meal….LOL…

Get that? Diet Soda….

I am still fat:

We have an issue happening in the world. Fat is being sugar coated so that feelings do not get hurt…

With that sugar coating, we have more people who are diabetic than we can keep up with…

Key facts – The number of people with diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. The global prevalence of diabetes among adults over 18 years of age has risen from 4.7% in 1980 to 8.5% in 2014. Diabetes prevalence has been rising more rapidly in middle- and low-income countries. Diabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation. In 2015, an estimated 1.6 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes. Another 2.2 million deaths were attributable to high blood glucose in 2012. Almost half of all deaths attributable to high blood glucose occur before the age of 70 years. WHO projects that diabetes will be the seventh leading cause of death in 2030. Healthy diet, regular physical activity, maintaining a normal body weight and avoiding tobacco use are ways to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes can be treated and its consequences avoided or delayed with diet, physical activity, medication and regular screening and treatment for complications.

Source: Diabetes

I weighed over 145 + kilos (320 + pounds). Right now I weigh 114 kilos and that is still a huge 250 # and while I am strong and big boned, I am also fat, fat fat and did I say FAT?

I woke up one day:

I was taking maximum dosage of Glucophage (Metformin) daily, maximum dosage of two other sugar pills, I also took heart medicines, happy pills, blood pressure medicines and I peaked at around 30 to 35 pills twice a day… That is nuts…

Adjusted Medications in Russia…

I have been working at getting it all under control for many years…

I have lost weight and I have lost pills…

Today it dawned on me:

I took three pills this morning. I wake with normal fasting blood sugar levels and I take only two pills at night before bedtime. One pill is an aspirin, I will take it to thin blood until I die. Another pill is a nitrogen long acting pill, I will most likely take it until I die. The last pill is 500 of Metformin and as I lose weight, I hope to quit taking that. I take five pills total a day now, from the peak of 60 to 70 pills in a day…

You better believe I feel better and now I can gripe about little things like arthritis, hangnails and stubbing my toe… 😉

If I can see 100 kilos in stable weight, I feel that I can stop all sugar pills completely. Then I will control it with diet, just as I do now, with some medicine help…

I was way too fat:

I was, am too fat. If you have type two diabetes, you most likely are too fat. I am not say that there are not reasons and exceptions that you have acquired Type 2, but diet and weight is the biggest culprit. You could be thin and have type 2, guess what? It most likely is what you ate all your life…

Weight loss is a big factor to getting diabetes under control. Not the medicine (I call that a band aid). The medicine if used correctly will allow you to get your weight under control and medicine usage down, took me years to figure that out. Many hard and body damaging years to figure that out…

Mary Tyler Moore said it best…

I’ve always been independent. I’ve always had courage. But I didn’t always own my diabetes. – Mary Tyler Moore

You either own it or it owns you. No in between and no détente will ever be acquired….you either own it or it owns you…

WtR

Sixteenth century description of Russia


Moscow”Moscow is very large and appears even larger from a distance. It is built entirely of wood. For this reason the artisans, most of whom have fire at hand, are all outside the town and there is a long row of buildings beyond it. In between lie large squares … the Prince had had the houses counted six years ago [probably 1520] and found there were forty-one thousand five hundred of them.”Herberstein refers to the dwelling place of the Grand-Duke as a ‘castle’. However, he also says that “. it could be called a townlet, for many walled apartments of the Grand-duke’s lie within. … There are two fine churches here … those of Our Lady and St Michael, as well as other churches of which two, at the time that we were there, were being walled.” (Grundy, pp20-21) Here, Herberstein is referring to some of the palaces and churches which make up the present-day Moscow Kremlin, parts of which date from a period of extensive construction in the later fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries.

Source: Sixteenth century description of Russia