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  1. After having my annual eye test in March, I finally got around to getting my new spex.

    Bifocal and graduated lenses again, the frames I had to get new ones as I had run out of safety glasses I acquired when I left the mines twenty odd years ago.

    They should keep me going for a few years with luck.

  2. Since being on Metformin and a MLCHF diet since last September. I set my target weight at 90 Kgs which the Diabetice Educator I see every now and again agreed it was a reasonable goal.

    I went past that target in December and kept on going down.

    19.05.17, 12:19 86.00 kilograms
    03.03.17, 11:50 85.80 kilograms
    24.03.17, 12:32 87.60 kilograms
    31.01.17, 11:25 88.20 kilograms
    08.12.16, 11:22 90.00 kilograms
    22.11.16, 08:34 92.00 kilograms
    14.09.16, 10:00 98.20 kilograms

    Diagnosed T2 on: 11.03.14, 10:00 102.00 kilograms

    So I have been including more fats and olive oil into the diet, and also started taking a protein product called vanilla flavoured Isowhey.

    This is supposed to be mixed in to a milk drink, but I have been mixing it into my full fat yoghurt and have started to put it into my breakfast omelettes in the last day or two. Two scoops a day is the recommended daily intake.

    I have gained 200 grams in the last couple of weeks before the whey so I might be headed in the right direction with regaining lost kilo's back to the 90 Kgs mark.
  3. Seven months after being prescribed Metformin XR, it is finally available at my pharmacist as there has been a short supply for a fair while in Australia.

    I have been taking the fast acting variety in this time, with no ill effects so it will be interesting to see how I get on with XR.

    Time will tell.
  4. I found this yesterday looking for the low carb bread mentioned in a thread

    This bread mix from the Protein Bread Co. here in Australia is 1.5 grams carbs per slice.

    There is a shop close to where we go shopping, so may call in and get a couple of bags to try.
  5. I have finally broke through into 5.00 plus mmol/l average for the last 90 days.

    It has taken nearly seven months to finally crack the barrier.

  6. I have just got one of these meters free from Abbotts website last week, it took three days from the time I ordered it to arrive.

    The meter come with 10 test strips, a lancing device and some lancets which are the old twist the end of and insert into the device type.

    I phoned the Abbott Diabetes Care service and asked for the data cable so I can connect the meter to my computer and upload the data to it. This came in a matter of days, along with a couple of logbooks, their service reps speak very good English and are very helpful.

    It's a pretty compact meter compared with my Accu-Chek Performa.

    Edit: Here's a pix of it with the usb data cable and my old Multiclix lancer.

  7. I give this stuff a try out last week after phoning up the pharmacy I go to to ensure that it does not effect my stomach as I take a blood anti coagulant called Xaralto.

    Xaralto does not have a fix if you have a internal bleed like Warfarin as Vitamin K is used to stop bleeding.

    The pharmacist said I was good to go ahead.

    I took it for a couple of days, pretty rugged stuff but it stayed down, It has a strange taste that you can get used to though.

    I then had a phone call from my GP who told me the pharmacy had phoned, and told him what I was doing and why. My GP told me stop taking it as it has a side effect with my heart tablets Digoxin of which I take five in the morning.

    So that Plan A is out.
  8. T2 diagnosed in March 2014, managed to control just by diet but my GP put me on 2 x 500 gram Metformin a day in September 2016.

    I started a mlchf diet around the same time, good results so far. I can recommend SpudLite low carb potatoes that are available here in Australia. I have have lost 8 kgs to get down to my target weight of 90 kgs recommended by my Diabetic Educator.

    By fasting bgl this morning at 5:45 was 6.2.
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