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headlock
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Registered on: ‎03-29-2010

Has anyone tried ADVOCARE?

I'm taking the 24 day challenge right now.  Today will be day 5.  My numbers have been great for me but they are very high for what they should be.  I have lost 6 lbs so far and have tons of energy.  I'm hoping the weight loss and eating right is going to keep driving those numbers down.
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juliam1969
Total Posts: 1,815
Registered on: ‎10-31-2009

Has anyone tried ADVOCARE?

I didn't know what Advocare was so I looked it up.   Here is a link :
http://www.advocare.com/products/trim/99038.aspx

It seems expensive and not at all what would help you long term. It has meal replacement shakes and vitamins and cleanses.   It would be great if this helps you but what will you do after the 24 days? 

Julia
Julia
I have been diabetic since my teens, type 2. I produce no insulin of my own so I take Lantus and Humalog daily.
I have several severe diabetes related complications, Gastroparesis, peripheral neuropathy of both arms and legs, autonomic neuropathy involving internal organs and blood vessels, kidney damage, HTN, vision issues. I also have COPD and severe Asthma. I am a uterine cancer survivor and had a TAH BSO at 35. I have had genetic blood work done that shows my neuropathy issues are hereditary and would of occurred even without diabetes. I also have very severe depression and anxiety. When not on my "mental health meds" I am not a very nice person and am good at alienating everyone around me including myself.
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jpg391
Total Posts: 5,392
Registered on: ‎05-22-2011

Has anyone tried ADVOCARE?

To expensive for me!
James G

I'm just a guy who has had type 2 diabetes for 30+ years.

"It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something." – Franklin D. Roosevelt

"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on." – Franklin D. Roosevelt

"I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody." – Lily Tomlin

"Happiness is a state of mind." - Walt Disney

Latest A1C 5.6 on 6/23/14

Lipids test on 8/22/13
Total Cholesterol 132
HDL Cholesterol 45
LDL Cholesterol 68
Triglycerides 94

Medications
2,000mgs X2 a day (2 weeks taking then 1 week not taking, then start over again) Capecirabine for Recital Cancer after surgery.
10mg Simvastain for Cholesterol
500mg Metformin twice a day
10 units Levemir, a long lasting insulin
81mg Asprin once a day
40mg of Quinapril (also known as Accupril) twice a day for HBP
20mg of Lexapro once a day for depression
1mg of Doxazosin once a day at bed time for a Prostate problem
30mg of Buspirone twice a day for Anxiety
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carlking2
Total Posts: 2,719
Registered on: ‎04-08-2011

Has anyone tried ADVOCARE?

I got some of their products for my son....He is an athlete and weightlifter.....He hated them, and refused to use them.  They were very expensive unless you signed up as a distributor...they are a MLM company.
Thanks Rick

Diagnosed T2 4/4/2011
04/04/2011, A1c 11.2
06/27/2011, A1c 5.6
10/07/2011, A1c 5.7
1/14/2012, A1c 5.4
4/17/2012, A1c 5.4
7/27/2012, A1c 5.3
01/30/2013, A1c 5.2
08/26/2013, A1c 5.3
01/26/2014, A1c 5.5
07/25/2014, A1c 5.4

Lipids TC 203, LDL 110, VLDL 20, Triglycerides 100, HDL 73
Managed by diet and exercise along....former insulin and Metformin user
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strongforlife
Total Posts: 5
Registered on: ‎04-23-2012

Re: Has anyone tried ADVOCARE?

I am curious to see what you are spending for all of your prescriptions already.

What have you done to bring your weight down?  I have had several friends/family have great results with the advocare products in combination with exercise and there depression and diabetes conditions have improved.

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strongforlife
Total Posts: 5
Registered on: ‎04-23-2012

Re: Has anyone tried ADVOCARE?

Continue a healthy diet and stick with the products.  The products help change your body's inner molecular structure and train it to be and expect a healtheir lifestyle and diet.

lizzylou
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Re: Has anyone tried ADVOCARE?


strongforlife wrote:

I am curious to see what you are spending for all of your prescriptions already.

What have you done to bring your weight down?  I have had several friends/family have great results with the advocare products in combination with exercise and there depression and diabetes conditions have improved.


My my, you certainly had to dig to get this post from July 2011!  Did you do a search on the name?  Your very first post is about this.  Are you involved in selling it in any way????

 

Just sayin

 

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jpg391
Total Posts: 5,392
Registered on: ‎05-22-2011

Re: Has anyone tried ADVOCARE?

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lizzylou wrote:

strongforlife wrote:

I am curious to see what you are spending for all of your prescriptions already.

What have you done to bring your weight down?  I have had several friends/family have great results with the advocare products in combination with exercise and there depression and diabetes conditions have improved.


My my, you certainly had to dig to get this post from July 2011!  Did you do a search on the name?  Your very first post is about this.  Are you involved in selling it in any way????

 

Just sayin

 

Lizzy 



I agree! I am also wondering why this person dug up this months thread. I think that since the first two posts of the year for this thread belong to this person, that he/she is selling this product.

James G

I'm just a guy who has had type 2 diabetes for 30+ years.

"It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something." – Franklin D. Roosevelt

"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on." – Franklin D. Roosevelt

"I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody." – Lily Tomlin

"Happiness is a state of mind." - Walt Disney

Latest A1C 5.6 on 6/23/14

Lipids test on 8/22/13
Total Cholesterol 132
HDL Cholesterol 45
LDL Cholesterol 68
Triglycerides 94

Medications
2,000mgs X2 a day (2 weeks taking then 1 week not taking, then start over again) Capecirabine for Recital Cancer after surgery.
10mg Simvastain for Cholesterol
500mg Metformin twice a day
10 units Levemir, a long lasting insulin
81mg Asprin once a day
40mg of Quinapril (also known as Accupril) twice a day for HBP
20mg of Lexapro once a day for depression
1mg of Doxazosin once a day at bed time for a Prostate problem
30mg of Buspirone twice a day for Anxiety
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carlking2
Total Posts: 2,719
Registered on: ‎04-08-2011

Re: Has anyone tried ADVOCARE?


carlking2 wrote:
I got some of their products for my son....He is an athlete and weightlifter.....He hated them, and refused to use them.  They were very expensive unless you signed up as a distributor...they are a MLM company.

My opinion has not changed on this product.  My son says it tastes terrible, and it is still expensive. 

Thanks Rick

Diagnosed T2 4/4/2011
04/04/2011, A1c 11.2
06/27/2011, A1c 5.6
10/07/2011, A1c 5.7
1/14/2012, A1c 5.4
4/17/2012, A1c 5.4
7/27/2012, A1c 5.3
01/30/2013, A1c 5.2
08/26/2013, A1c 5.3
01/26/2014, A1c 5.5
07/25/2014, A1c 5.4

Lipids TC 203, LDL 110, VLDL 20, Triglycerides 100, HDL 73
Managed by diet and exercise along....former insulin and Metformin user
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maplesyrup
Total Posts: 4,364
Registered on: ‎11-14-2009

Re: Has anyone tried ADVOCARE?

I am hoping that none of our overwhelmed newly diagnosed are going to fall for this.

 

It seems to me to be a very expensive snake oil scam.......... just sayin'

 

I am now going to report this to the moderators and let them decide.

 

Dianne

Dianne

Diagnosed as type 2 in 2005 with an A1c of 9.1

Started with metformin and a low dose of an ARB for blood pressure. Added a sulfonylurea (a med that helps my pancreas produce my own insulin) Also a low dose of Crestor to lower my cholesterol.
After 7 years I could no longer tolerate metformin so am doing my best to keep control with a max dose of the sulfonylurea and lots of walking, some swimming.