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Wed Jun 05 08:44:56 EDT 2013

I just stopped taking insulin and am controlling my diabetes by diet. I've noticed that I do not have any more constipation issues. Is this normal?
Asked By: bernadette2  

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2014-04-27 21:29:12.0

Dear bernadette2,

Thank you for writing dLife!

Glad to hear you are successfully managing your diabetes without insulin injections.

Insulin is not associated with constipation. The elimination of your issue with constipation is more likely the result of improved nutrition – eating a balanced, healthy high fiber diet.

Keep up the good work! Click here for a list of high fiber foods that can help.

Accreditations: MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN
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2013-04-09 21:59:25.0

I too am diet and excercise only, though I was never on Insulin for my Type II. No issues of constipation once I changed my diet. A1C 5.9 in Feb 2013. Be very careful with what you're doing. You need to find an md to work with, cause messing up is hyper costly and can be very painful. Keep up your good work.
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2013-04-09 21:59:11.0

I too am diet and excercise only, though I was never on Insulin for my Type II. No issues of constipation once I changed my diet. A1C 5.9 in Feb 2013. Be very careful with what you're doing. You need to find an md to work with, cause messing up is hyper costly and can be very painful. Keep up your good work.
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2013-04-09 21:55:43.0

I too am diet and excercise only, though I was never on Insulin for my Type II. No issues of constipation once I changed my diet. A1C 5.9 in Feb 2013. Be very careful with what you're doing. You need to find an md to work with, cause messing up is hyper costly and can be very painful. Keep up your good work.
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