Are you Indian and have type 2 diabetes?

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Sep 12 43 Comments

Got diagnosed with prediabete. Doc says Indians are at highest genetic risk for type 2 diabetes and I need to start preventative measures.

edit: 30% of the Indians here have diabetes? holy fuck

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  • Twitter jkkugdyh
    That’s kinda racist
    Sep 12 6
    • Twitter jkkugdyh
      All humans have the same genes. Don’t go to racist doctors
      Sep 12
    • Apple fullCircle
      OP
      Nice trolling haha
      Sep 12
    • Qualcomm / Eng
      intel80085

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      @jkkugdyh ur talking nonsense, humans have wildly different intraspecies genetics. For example africans don’t have 5% genetics inherited from neanderthal all other races have. In addition you also have epigenetic mutations. All of these can have ramifications on health. Go read a anthropology 101 textbook.
      Sep 12
    • Capital One harasho
      Lol Twitter, this is the same kind of BS that causes minority groups to receive lower quality health care because physicians treat them the same way they would treat a person from the majority. Certain genes that are strongly correlated to certain races definitely pre-dispose you to different diseases.
      Sep 12
    • Google souledMonk
      I like describing Blind as 4chan to my friends; I think I'll stop now. I never thought people could be this obtuse.
      Sep 13
  • Capital One harasho
    Certain genetics suck when it comes to diabetes, I would take your doctor’s precautions and start making healthier choices.
    Sep 12 3
    • Amazon 2ud73h2fl
      This. Be healthier. Diabetes is some shit you DEFINITELY do not want to deal with.
      Sep 12
    • Apple darkMod
      @Amazon: personal experience?
      Sep 12
    • Amazon 2ud73h2fl
      Nah. Common sense rofl
      Sep 12
  • Google / Mgmt
    beJezos

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    1. Ketogenic or near ketogenic diet. (Google it) essentially zero or super low carbs.
    2. Intermittent fasting
    3. Long walks and exercise
    3. Glymepiride and metformin.

    From an A1C of 13 (seriously and dangerously high) when first diagnosed 3 years ago, I am down to 7. Target is 5 of course. I plan to do this without insulin.

    Yeah, forget most Indian foods. That's probably the reason for the high incidence rate. Indian food being super carb heavy, puts undue pressure on the pancreas for insulin generation. After a while, the pancreas become desensitized to the elevated sugar levels and start shutting down insulin production.

    You are only prediabetic. You can reverse it. What was your A1C and how old are you? DM if you desire discretion .
    Sep 12 3
    • Apple darkMod
      Thanks for the detailed post. My A1c is 5.9 and I am 27.

      How old are you if you don’t mind me asking? And how overweight were you when you were diagnosed? Also how did you get to A1C of 13 without any warning symptoms?
      Sep 12
    • Apple darkMod
      I find it horrifying that 30% of Indians on Blind have diabetes.
      Sep 12
    • Google / Mgmt
      beJezos

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      41 now.
      Around 230 lb, 5' 9" when diagnosed. I haven't lost much weight since then. The weight is not a cause, it's a symptom. The high carb high sugar eating habits are.
      Soda, rice, pizza, juice, several sugary cups of coffee , etc. All that shit was on overload if I look back.
      It takes a lot of mental effort to enjoy drinking water and snacking on hummus and carrots. No chips and crackers, cakes etc.

      I never did a full body health check up until that point, so I have no idea how long I was diabetic. Symptoms, if I look back, were excessive sweating, urination at night, headaches when hungry, sudden and extreme hunger pangs, etc. But it is easy to attribute it all to just being on the heavier side, having a stressful work environment or just ignoring and moving on with supporting the fam.
      Sep 13
  • Intel D’s🥜
    You need to change what you EAT.

    Exercise does not change how your pancreas is being attacked by inflammatory reactions from the food you eat.
    Sep 12 3
  • Amazon / Eng
    DxNl04

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    Work out everyday for 2 hours. Cut back on rice and sugar. You're golden
    Sep 12 3
    • Apple fullCircle
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      2 hours everyday is brutal af
      Sep 12
    • Wellington Management hmm19
      Walk daily for an hour for around 10k steps. Try working out on alternate days. Definitely cut down carbs. You’ll see the results in 6 months or so! Not brutal compared to what all you have to cut down after diabetes!
      Sep 12
    • Amazon / Eng
      DxNl04

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      It's brutal it's needed to fix our genetics friend. I try to eat a salad for lunch in about 10 minutes. Go for a brisk walk about 60 minutes. I burn around 550kcal and 6000 steps during this walk. I work out after work for about an hour. High intensity cardio. Burn around 600kcal. I went from 230lbs to 170. Went from pre diabetic to normal. Over the course of 1 year. It was hard but now I feel it was all worth it
      Sep 12
  • VMware eIUP54
    diet is the hardest thing to follow for Indians. need less carbs and much much more fat. plenty of materials online touting the benefits of ketogenic diet so read up on it if ur serious about changing ur lifestyle before it gets to u
    Sep 12 1
    • Google / Mgmt
      beJezos

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      This.
      Sep 13
  • Google souledMonk
    How do they separate genetic predisposition from the fact that Indians mostly have such a shitty(and carb heavy) diet?

    Source - Indian
    Sep 13 12
    • Google / Mgmt
      Ex Amazon

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      Both papers seems to indicate the South Asian genepool is prone to diabetes. Paper 2 more cos of the cord blood evidence. Makes sense. So we have shitty jeans, AND we eat rice and naan and aloo. A lot.
      Sep 13
    • Apple redsmoke
      Yea recipe for disaster. You have diabetes btw?
      Sep 13
    • Google / Mgmt
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      Yep. Recipe for disaster, quite literally. 😄.
      Yes, I am diabetic
      Sep 14
    • Apple redsmoke
      Oh. Sorry to hear that. How old were you when diagnosed?
      Sep 14
    • Google / Mgmt
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      See previous comment and reply by beJezos. That is me.
      Sep 14
  • Apple LSjj31
    I’m Indian and I haven’t checked if I had diabetes I probably do but to go and get it checked costs way too much here lol.
    Sep 12 2
    • Apple darkMod
      You got insurance and it’s a very simple test
      Sep 12
    • Apple LSjj31
      I’m actually not at Apple, I worked a part time job there while I am in college for a year and half, I quit when I got a internship. I graduate in May 2020 I want to rejoin hopefully in the future, their insurance was soo good.
      Sep 12
  • Uber ciUb50
    Bike to work 2/3 days a week regularly. It will be reversed in 4-5 months
    Sep 12 1
    • Google / Mgmt
      beJezos

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      Not that simple. But biking will help.
      Sep 13