Taking Hydroxycut with Diabetes – Is it OK?

Hydroxycut and diabetesJust like everyone else out there I am trying to lose some weight and get into better shape. I would like to lose about 30 pounds over the next few months and I seem to have a hard time staying motivated and fighting cravings for carbs. This probably sounds like the story of everyone else trying to lose weight but I think diabetics face a tougher challenge because when we get lows we tend to want to eat everything in sight. So cutting out lows helps but sometimes you just cant avoid them. I also find that I have cravings when my levels are normal as well, so I have tried a couple of products to cut out the cravings. Some worked for a little while and others did not work at all. I also needed more energy which will help me actually get out there and work out or go for a run. After searching for some products that can assist me with this I decided to go with Hydroxycut Hardcore. I was a little worried at first because diabetes is one of the medical conditions that is listed on the back of the bottle and the bottles of similar products. I figured I would start off slow (1 pill twice a day for about a week) and then monitor changes, sugar levels and how I feel. So I did that for about a week and then bumped it up to 2 pills twice a day. Now I really started feeling good, lots of energy, metabolism was definitely way up and I was finding that I was using less and less insulin. Furthermore I did not have the cravings that were there before.

Now I am up to 3 pills twice a day trying to work out (lifting and/or running intervals) at least 3 times a week, 4 or 5 times is my goal. I am eating grilled chicken wraps (wheat and Spinach wraps) and smoothies like they are water. I bought a little blender and keep some bananas and strawberry’s on hand at all times. I am drinking about 3 of these a day and there are a ton of different types you can make if you aren’t a big fan of either of the fruits I use. I figured they are cheap, they go great together and I like them separate as well, so one day I can make banana smoothies and the next day make strawberry smoothies. When I want a change again I make a strawberry and banana smoothies. I have lost about 7 pounds in about 3 weeks, I was hoping to lose it at a faster pace but I can’t get too picky, I just need to find what works and stick with it to maximize my results.

So to wrap this all up and clear up any questions on taking Hydroxycut with diabetes, I am sure the effects will vary in different people and you should always at least talk with your physician before hand. I am a healthy male and still fairly young so I was willing to take the chance. What I found in myself was that my metabolism increased significantly allowing me to cut back on the amount of insulin I was taking. I made no adjustments to my basal rate just less when I bolus. (more info on these two terms below) Now I am well adjusted and comfortable at the 3 pills twice a day dosage. I have plenty of energy throughout the day and don’t have the cravings I had in the past. I am able to eat smaller meals that are healthier and not always crave something more. I feel great and hope to continue to lose another 25 to 30 pounds. I would be glad to answer any questions or hear comments from anyone using similar products.

Update: Additional Findings When Taking Hydroxycut
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Here are some additional findings we have noticed when taking Hydroxycut:

  • I have definitely plateaued when taking this pill and other diet pills so the effects aren’t as strong
  • I don’t notice as much of an energy increase when taking the pill either but the effects on the metabolism are still there so be careful with giving yourself too much insulin
  • If you’re a coffee drinker, you will want to cut out all coffee as I had some really  bad episodes where I felt like I was going to puke if I took these pills within an hour or two of drinking coffee. Any additional caffeine should be out of the question.
  • Taking these pills and working out or being more active is a “double whammy” so be cautious of your levels before working out and even during, this took me some time to adjust to.
  • Lastly, always consult with your physician if you notice anything abnormal


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  1. Hey there
    Im a type one diabetic.. Well controlled and on insulin pump.. Always wanted to try hydroxycut.. has it been successful still.. Have u had any complications??


    • No complications and still going strong. I stopped taking Hydroxycut as well as any other diet pills and then recently got back on them. The effects of the pill have gone down which is expected but they still work great and get my metabolism going. I had to cut out coffee completely as well!

      Good Luck

      • Thank you so much for your story. I am type 2 and really really need to lose weight. It’s urgent. I had my hand on a bottle and put it back because I was afraid it would harm me. However, my energy level is real low, I have no spank at all. A sluggishness all the time. I really appreciate your story. Thank you. I will talk to my diabetic doctor about the product.

  2. I found your story after looking up reviews about Hydroxycut & if it’s safe for diabetics, as I too am suffering that particular illness & would like to lose a few pounds. I’m going to say this while being completely honest & brave: I weighed myself today & found that I weigh 212.5 lbs (of course, my scale rounds up & down, so that may be a little off). I haven’t started taking Hydroxycut yet as I would like to talk to my doctor about it first, but your story makes me feel really comfortable. I keep hearing stories about diabetics who have taken these diet pills & now suffer from afib or something; they’re enough to scare someone into going in the opposite direction. Back to the weight: I looked up my ideal weight once & found that with my gender & age as factors, I should weigh somewhere between 150 & 160. I know, it’s not a lot to lose, right? Unless you’re a diabetic & have those cravings. To help me get started with my weight loss plan, I’ve gone vegetarian. I figured if I cut out meat, I’m also cutting out a lot of fat. Instead I’m eating more vegetables & tofu (I love making stir-fry!). I’m also trying to cut out a lot of high-fructose corn syrup, which is a bit harder because it can be found in just about anything nowadays, even cereals that are supposed to be healthy! I know one thing: I’m never eating Mini Wheats again! Anyway, I wanted you to know that your story has inspired me to try something I’ve never tried before. Of course, just as you did, I’ll start off slow. That may actually be all I need, just one or 2 pills a day. Thank you for posting this, Jeremy. You’ve given at least one diabetic who wants to lose weight without starving herself some hope! 🙂

  3. Hi, I’m 22 I weigh 125 at the most I’m 5’0 I have very poor type one diabetes..I caught it March 14, 2001 and have been in and out of the hospital all of my life..ive been really good about going in the past three years probably only went five times…I am not happy with my weight and the way I look..because of the insulin I take. I take it in my belly and that’s the main problem I have is in my belly…I bought hydroycut yesterday yesterday and I’m scared to take it.. I don’t wanna get sick..but I’m always tired and hungry..is this product safe for me?

  4. I have been using it off and on over the years. It works at first but then you start seeing a plateau. This is when I usually stop using it for a few months before getting back on. As far as complications with diabetes, I really don’t notice any issues. I am more active typically (as well as other weight loss pills) and typically eat healthier which requires less insulin and more controlled levels.

  5. Hello my name is David, and as yourself I also am a diabetic. Read your story and I relate to many of the things you have stated. I also use to take hydrocut but also hit that wall at one point and didnt see anymore results. I never saw or felt sick taking this product, felt enerfetic and my cravings stopped as well. Now here i am again starting to take this product once again to help me lose a little weight. My opinion is that it does work and it gives you some assurance to help you lose weight. Thiugh not everyone is the same.

    Hoping for the best

  6. I am a hypoglycemic, can I still take this product? I normally drink cofee every day and take collegen as well. I’m looking to loose about 25 lbs total. Anyone have experience taking this with hypoglycemia?

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