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Well...I had to pretend Diabetes was gone, didn't I?!

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Snootybutnice, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Snootybutnice

    Snootybutnice Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I was on this forum a year ago - just before an op where they suddenly took a test and decided I was borderline diabetic and needed it under control before they'd go ahead. So I cut back - I mean REALLY cut back on carbs, lost a stone and generally went super healthy. Then the callback after a few months later was that all looked normal-ish and the op was rescheduled.

    So...I forgot about it. Crazy eh?!

    Around 2 weeks ago the doctors decided to send me a letter to say they wanted me to test again so off I trotted yesterday. The doctor rang me at home this evening and told me I had diabetes - a 59 rating she said. I need to retest again next week but I'm sure it's not wrong - I've been going on a sugar rush the past few months and feeling ill, tired etc.

    So you'll be seeing a lot more of me. It was silly of me to pretend everything was OK. I'm having a stern talk with myself.
     
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  2. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A lot of people have done the same. This time at least you know the pitfalls. Dust yourself down and start again.
    And welcome back, even though I've not been here long.
     
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  3. Art Of Flowers

    Art Of Flowers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You need to get your own blood glucose meter. Then you will know if your blood sugars are getting too high.
     
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  4. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 · Master

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    Yes, you've done it before, you can do it again, but your own meter is essential if you want to get in proper control.

    Welcome back.
     
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  5. Snootybutnice

    Snootybutnice Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Guzzler :)
     
  6. Snootybutnice

    Snootybutnice Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Bluetit - I got one first time around so I'll now be using it again and will be dusting it all off!
     
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  7. Snootybutnice

    Snootybutnice Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Art of Flowers - I've tried to be good today and got a reading of 8.9 this evening which is the first reading I've taken. Just eaten nuts, cheese, pepperami, water and a few cups of tea today. As soon as I can get to the shops I can start to buy other foods as want to follow a low carb diet. Thank you :)
     
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    derry60 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    You are a lesson to us all...Thank you for telling us not to slack x
     
  9. CherryAA

    CherryAA Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    In many ways, BECAUSE the diet works so well, it can lead any of us into a false sense of security. After all - if beating diabetes is "that easy" - then surely its not really that big an issue - our body recovered - problem solved.

    Its all too easy to let the processed foods/carbs creep back in and the cycle begin again so you are not alone.

    I'm sure you will be into the swing of it very quickly :)
     
  10. Mike D

    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    Stay away from processed meats if you can ... they're not good. Good on you for the resolve
     
  11. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    What do you mean by 'they're not good'? Blood sugar wise there's nothing wrong with them as long as they haven't put additional carbs in them, which you can check on the package or ask at the butchers.
    If you mean they're not good for reasons not having to do with diabetes it would make things less confusing if you explained.
     
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