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  • About

    Gender:
    Female
    Type of diabetes:
    Type 2
    Treatment type:
    Non-insulin injectable medication (incretin mimetics)
    Medication:
    metformin + Victoza
    Diagnosed in november 2005 and prescribed Metformin.
    Summer of 2006 lost 35 kgs/5.5 stones and came off Metformin.
    2006 - 2015 weight crept back on, and so did my T2.
    March 2015 I was admitted to hospital with lung embolism, and they 're-discovered' my T2. I was put on insulin + victoza + xarelto (blood thinner), but soon after was told to stop the insulin, as it wasn't a good idea to start me on two new meds simultaneously. Thank you.
    October 2015. I'd lost 20 odd kgs, and was the star of the endo outpatient ward.
    February 2016 - March 2018. I lost a close family member, and spent 2 years grieving for her while not giving a toss about myself, eating what I shouldn't eat, I knew my BG was sky-rocketing, I drank water like a fish, peed all the time, I was ever so tired non-stop, sleept too little etc. etc. My dose of Victoza was raised, and I was given Jardiance too.
    22nd of March 2018, evaluation at the endo ward. A1C was 13.4mmol/L! The doc considered starting me on insulin, but being afraid of gaining more weight I protested. Instead she doubled my dose of Jardiance.
    23rd of March, I cut out most carby foods and started eating sensibly. Later I cut down carbs even further.
    22nd of March 2018 lab result 13.4 mmol/l
    Nov. 2018 no more jardiance, victoza down by 1/3rd, metformin increased to 3 x 500mg.
    10th of January 2019 lab result Hba1c 5.9 mmol/l (41 whatever)
    Weight loss March 23rd 2018 - Jan 10th 2019 16.7kgs/ 37lbs.
    I aim to manage T2 on very few or no meds eventually.

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    :blackeye:Diagnosed in november 2005 and prescribed Metformin.
    :happy:Summer of 2006 lost 35 kgs/5.5 stones and came off Metformin.
    :arghh:2006 - 2015 weight crept back on, and so did my T2.
    :oops:March 2015 I was admitted to hospital with lung embolism, and my T2 was 're-discovered'. I was put on insulin + victoza + xarelto (blood thinner), but soon after was told to stop the insulin, as it wasn't a good idea to start me on two new meds simultaneously. Thank you.
    :)October 2015. I'd lost 20 odd kgs, and was the star of the endo outpatient ward.
    :bigtears:February 2016 - March 2018. I lost a close family member, and spent 2 years grieving for her while not giving a toss about myself, eating what I shouldn't eat, I knew my BG was sky-rocketing, I drank water like a fish, peed all the time, I was ever so tired non-stop, sleept too little etc. etc. My dose of Victoza was raised, and I was given Jardiance too.
    :banghead:22nd of March 2018, evaluation at the endo ward. A1C was 13.4mmol/L! The doc considered starting me on insulin, but being afraid of gaining more weight I protested. Instead she doubled my dose of Jardiance.
    22nd of March lab result 13.4 mmol/l
    :D23rd of March, I cut out most carby foods and started eating sensibly. Later I cut down even further.
    3rd of June - 2nd of July estimated A1C = 5.2%
    My ambition is to not let myself go when the next close family member passes away.
    My dad passed away on July 23rd. I think he would have enjoyed the sight of me eating a handful of almonds amidst all the bun and cream cake eating people at the gathering after his funeral.
    October 4th 2018 lab result 5.8% or 40 :arghh: Cholesterol far too high.
    :happy:Review with endo doc on Nov. 6th 2018. Off the jardiance yay!! Total cholesterol down from 7 to 6.4, in spite of my still not eating statins. My A1C was not lab tested on this occasion, but the estimated A1C over the last month is 5.0%.
    Nov. 2018 no more jardiance, victoza down by 1/3rd, metformin increased to 3 x 500mg.
    10th of January 2019 lab result Hba1c 5.9 mmol/l (41 whatever). Same day I started keto and IF and keeping a food diary. This has boosted weight loss and lowered my BGs.
    Weight loss March 23rd 2018 - Jan 27th 2019 19.4kgs/ nearly 43lbs.
    I aim to manage T2 on very few or no meds eventually.
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