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Ryan Baccus's Comment
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So I went on vacation with my fiancee in Vegas at the end of last month came back I wasn't feeling too well, went to the doctor and they diagnosed me as a 35 yr man with type 2 diabetes, how do you deal with that as a trucker?

PackRat's Comment
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Change your diet and you can most likely not be classified as a diabetic.

Ryan Baccus's Comment
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Definitely on that sir.

PackRat's Comment
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I highly recommend a Keto diet.

Do you have an Sirius XM Radio?

Ryan Baccus's Comment
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Yes sir

PackRat's Comment
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I highly recommend you tune in to channel 146 and start listening to Kevin Rutherford's, "Trucking Business and Beyond" show, from 1100 to 1400 EST M-F.

Tons of useful, proven health advice. It changed my dietary habits for the better.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Many people have diabetes out here. You just get a one year or shorter medical card. Diet, exercise and very low carbs.

Good luck.

Banks's Comment
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I don't have diabetes, but I gained a lot of weight driving. What's helped me is cutting out snacks and drinking water, tea and black coffee. The soft drinks and juices is what catches you. Look at the label of a juice and see how many grams of sugar and carbs it has. It's unreal.

I wish you the best, keep us posted.

Diesel528's Comment
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Iā€™m type 2 and take metformin. I eat clean, exercise daily (not hard with a flatbed) and take other supplements approved by my doctor. Maintain discipline and you will be fine. Lots of water and no energy drinks. They have tons of sugar. Hope this helps. šŸ˜¬šŸ‘šŸ¼ DM if you have more questions.


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