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nov diagnosed. t2

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by snowmonkey, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. snowmonkey

    snowmonkey Type 2 · Member

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    so first let me say hello.

    I have been lurking this forum since early november when I was diagnosed with T2 with an hba1c of over 100.

    i was a carb monster... sometimes upto 400g per day ! so bad with hindsight.

    but no more. since reading this forum, I have followed the low carb advice... bought a meter...started on metformin 4x500mg... and cut down on the booze.

    i'm not really following the nhs diet advice. low carbs and not worrying about fat. plenty of raw/unprocessed food.

    seems to be working. losing 2lb a week

    so thanks for the forum and the info. it is invaluable

    i also take vit b and magnesium. not sure if they are helping

    sm
     
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  2. archersuz

    archersuz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @snowmonkey
    Welcome. Well done on the changes you've made and the weight loss. I was dx 11 weeks ago and have lost an average of 2lb a week. Keep up the good work!
    Suz
     
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  3. paulus1

    paulus1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    the vits wont hurt. welcome and youve made a wise choice.
     
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    Kittycat_7_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Snowmonkey,
    Well done for losing weight, and for committing to a new way of eating.
    Were you getting symptoms of diabetes?
    Take care
     
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  5. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello and welcome to the forum. We are all wise in hindsight, mustn't blame yourself though as our western diet is still considered the norm. Well done on your great start, I look forward to hearing about your progress.
     
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  6. snowmonkey

    snowmonkey Type 2 · Member

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    sure....thirst that never stopped...peeing in the night...tingling fingers...and the odd urgent nap.... all symptoms


    hindsight is a wonderful thing.

    I'm a bit overweight. but not hugely so.

    my main problem was the volume of carbs.

    funny, but I think we all have a personal carb tolerance and by lightening the load (eating fewer carbs) my blood glucose is now under control

    early days through

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  7. KathyCP

    KathyCP Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    hi, welcome to the forum. hindsight ... hmm, if i had a penny for every pound of chocolate and pastry i've eaten over the last forty years, i'd make Bill Gates look like a pauper .... you're not alone in having had bad habits in the past!!! :)
     
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