From Beth, Age 14 - 05/26/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Start: 203 lb, Today: 177 lb - Hey you guys. I haven't posted in months, but now I have some news. Good news and bad news. Less than one month ago, I had totaled up to 203 lbs and I wasn't on any kind of diet. Until I found out I have type 2 diabetes. I never even knew you could get it from being overweight until I was diagnosed. But since then, I've lost 26 lbs because my sugar intake has to be very low. I'm not exactly proud of my weight loss. This is a life-long disease. It will never go away and I hope you guys don't fall into the same hole that I fell into. I'm not trying to scare anyone, but this is a good reason to start losing weight now before you end up where I am.
Reply from Liz, Age 18 - 05/28/03  - IP#:
type 2 diabetes can be reversed through healthy eating and exercise, so dont think of it as a life long disease because it can be beaten, seriously.