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Friday 26 April 2019. Had a GP appointment, just a routine asthma check, had gone for some bloods a few weeks previously - GP said last time I saw him that as I hadn't had any bloods done for over 10 years, he thought I should just have a few routine checks as I had reached my 60th birthday......that was October 2018, but the form lay in my car for months as I was always "too busy". Eventually, the car needed a service, so I cleared it out and .....found the form!!! Went and had the bloods done sometime in March.
Left work a little earlier to make the GP appointment that day, dropped by the supermarket and stashed up on a few choccies and tiny mixer cans of my beloved Coca Cola (150ml - only drinking one a day at that time - in a bid not to have too much sugar. LOL)
I had just sat down when the GP suddenly piped up "Oh before I forget to tell you, you are diabetic. Pretty definite, not 100%sure which type but likely type 2. Have a few more bloods done this week. Non-urgent. Cholesterol not bad, a bit borderline-ish though do you want to start Statins?"
Well. No thanks to statins at the moment thanks...........or oral antidiabetic meds........
Let's check it all, as you say.
So I went home, quite shocked. As was my partner, who I was worried about for years as being more likely to have developed diabetes.....
I did a lot of online research, found the forum and a lot of other info. I am a medical doctor so have some background savvy about it all.
Bought a Glucometer - Accuchek mobile - and several books, including Michael Moseleys Blood Sugar Diet.
Checked my weight - 82kg. Far to heavy for my size
And Day Zero ended there, with me starting the LCHF diet and checking bloods frequently..........