Anyone else have a cholesterol problem along with with diabetes? Any tips for managing both simultaneously?

Anyone else have a cholesterol problem along with with diabetes? Any tips for managing both simultaneously?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Also, eating fish, salmon, sardines and tuna with a salad got my cholesterol number down to normal along with walking or other exercise and drinking 1-2 liters of water daily.
You can do it!!! 😁

posted 5 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

My cholesterol number was high and my Dr gave me 2 months to change it before offering me medication.
I ate mostly oatmeal or multi grain cheerios with berries for breakfast, lunch and dinner was baked fish, or salmon or sardines or tuna with a salad and berries along with walking up to 2 hours daily and drinking a gallon of water daily. I lost 10 lbs and my cholesterol number went from 190 to 74.
My Dr was pleased and no medication. This was July 2019. I go back on October 14 to get checked again. Along with high blood pressure. I do take a medication for BP. Tonight, it's 122/78 after a 30 minutes walk and 20 minutes relaxation.
I hope this helps someone.
Have a blessed night! 😁

posted 5 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Lola - I don't do calcium supplements - it isn't good for me. I have had arthritis since childhood and my Doctor's wanted me off dairy completely. It is also hard to find milk alternatives without added calcium. Exercise is difficult for me because of the arthritis and surgeries so I am trying to find what I can do to be more active.

posted 5 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I am type 2. I control it with a lot of exercise and diet. No medication . It is very hard to do. I do mostly my own cooking. My husband is very supportive and he has lost 50 pounds. I lost 20.I have been doing this for 3 years. I also have a fast heart rate (since childhood} and a brain tumor (10 Years). It takes a good year for your body to adjust to your change in lifestyle. Now 99 % of my days I feel great. When I am tempted I tell myself I can not eat this. I do not want to feel sick. I don't eat sugar, white potatoes, pizza, rice, cereals etc. I eat lots of vegetables, some fruit, dark chocolate, eggs, and a small amount of meat twice a day. I also eat a piece of rye bread with almond butter every day. My A1C has ranged from 6.1 to 5.7

posted 5 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Doctors like to prescribe more and more medications with more and more side effects. Question the doctor as to why you have to take it and if there is a natural or non-med way of handling the situation.

posted 5 months ago
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