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Debandez
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Debandez

Well-Known Member, Female, from Lancashire

I'm feeling very positive. Apr 28, 2018

Debandez was last seen:
Jul 17, 2019 at 9:40 AM
    1.  
      HeartShineGirl
      HeartShineGirl
      Hi Deb! ♥ You're the first person I followed on here. I am looking forward to spending a lot of time on this forum, and learning from people here. Thank you for your post! It caught my eye and gave me hope! ♥
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      2. Debandez
        Debandez
        I am honoured. My time on the forum is limited at the moment but in just over a week the project I'm working on will be complete so I will have more time to spend on the forum. You will learn so much from just browsing. Keep soaking it up. You are going to be just fine. Always here if you need me.
        May 29, 2019
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      poemagraphic
      poemagraphic
      Happy Easter Monday Debs

      Enjoy your time out... It sounds like you are having fun!
      Po
      1. Debandez
        Debandez
        Loving it! .
        Apr 22, 2019
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      Stemar
      Stemar
      It's good that you have started to clear out your wardrobe, but don't forget that you'll need to replace what you throw out so maybe it would be better to do it in stages. As I lost 38 kilos and it cost heaps to replace what I threw out. But retain your positive approach as it can only be a good thing.
    4.  
      Stemar
      Stemar
      Hi Debandez, It's good to hear your feeling positive as you can't let this condition get you to start feeling negative, as this is when things will quickly go from bad to worse in a flash. So it's great that you are maintaining a positive out look, you are in the right place to get help to maintain that positive approach I assure you, and good luck with your progress!!! My BGL's this morning were 7:2.
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      2. Debandez
        Debandez
        I'm feeling better than I have in years. I can't turn back the clock but I can map the future. I've just cleared out my wardrobe and it felt so good trying everything on to see what fits and what doesn't and I'm happy to say not much went back in! Thank you for your encouraging words. Everyone is just amazing on here.
        May 8, 2018
    5.  
      Debandez
      Debandez
      I'm feeling very positive.
    6.  
      ianpspurs
      ianpspurs
      I found this very helpful to give me some kind of reference point to work from for the calories in part. You probably now know by heart the mantra, not all calories are created equal!
      https://www.diabetes.co.uk/bmr-calculator.html
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      ianpspurs
      ianpspurs
      I would never eat these in isolation, only as part of a bigger meal with plenty of low carb veg and meat or fish. I would also always make sure to have wine and in most cases the meal is the only meal of the day. Spike is relative but usually below 6 at 2 hours and stays there. Hope that helps
      1. Debandez
        Debandez
        Brilliant thanks
        Apr 5, 2018
    8.  
      ianpspurs
      ianpspurs
      1. Debandez
        Debandez
        The carbs/sugars are so high! Does this not spike you at all? If not I'm racing to the 24 hour Tesco RIGHT NOW!!!
        Apr 4, 2018
    9.  
      Debandez
      Debandez
      I'm considering intermittent fasting alongside my LCHF diet. What will the effect be on my hba1c for those of you that have tried it please.
    10.  
      Debandez
      Debandez
      Feeling happy as my hba1c down from 62 on 8.12.17 to 42 today 22.3.18. All credit to the people who have guided me on this site.
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      Debandez
      Debandez
      Type 2 newbie
    12.  
      Debandez
      Debandez
      In the daily mail. T2 diabetics can now have MORE sugar in their blood (but not in their diets), doctors say in newly-relaxed guidelines
    13.  
      Debandez
      Debandez
      Found this article today which is quite interesting.
    14.  
      Debandez
      Debandez
      Hba1c level down from 62 to 44 in less than 3 months
      1. Debandez
        Debandez
        I'm shocked at how type 2 is dealt with following diagnosis knowing what I know now. Apparently I'm the ONLY person who has come through the door armed with books, newspaper articles, recordings of my BG readings. My DN was my mum's DN for years and my mum passed away 11 years ago! I CAN'T believe I'm the ONLY one that has been proactive in trying to reverse diabetes. It made me sad
        Mar 3, 2018
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      Debandez
      Debandez
      I'm shocked at how initial diagnosis is dealt with by GP
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      2. Debandez
        Debandez
        She wanted to put me straight on metformin but I've asked her to bear with me for 3 months whilst I change my diet and exercise. My morning bloods usually aroubd 4.4. If I stick to LC my bloods stay around 5.5 2 hours after my meal. And if I add a slice if wholemeal it goes up to about 7.6. I know I'm still diabetic but I'm working on it like there is no tomorrow
        Mar 3, 2018
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      3. Debandez
        Debandez
        I'm testing everything now to see exactly how my body deals with different foods and it's really helping my understand. Thank you to everyone on here for all your help and guidance.
        Mar 3, 2018
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      4. bassamaklan
        bassamaklan
        I am facing something I can't understand, which is my BG from 6AM to 12PM never spikes, even if my diet is messy, and becomes under 120mg/dl 2 hours after breakfast (My initial thought is because I am active in work during that period). But things start to get messy in the afternoon and my BG spikes easily.
        Mar 27, 2018
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    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Type of diabetes:
    Type 2 (in remission!)
    Treatment type:
    Diet only
    Medication:
    Not applicable
    Diagnosed 8 December 2017
    HBA1C 62 weight 14 stone 3lbs (90.2kg) height 5 feet 9.5
    LCHF
    16 February 2018 HBA1C 47 weight 12 stone 6 lbs (78.92kg)
    22 March 2018 weight 11 stone 12 lbs (75.2kg) HBA1C 42 (using home testing kit)
    28 April 2018 weight 11 stone 8lbs (73.4kg) HBA1C 37 (using home testing kit)
    15 May 2018 HBA1C 41 at gp surgery. NON DIABETIC RANGE.
    28 June 2018 weight 10 stone 13lbs (69.3kg). Mysugr HBA1C estimate currently 33.7 on 25/7/18).

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    8 December 2017 HbA1c 62
    15 May 2018 HbA1c 41
    20 November 2018 HbA1c 39
    20 March 2019 HbA1c 37 (thriva lab)
    2 April 2019 HbA1c 40 (GP)
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    Weight down from 14 stone 7lbs to 10 stone 7lbs. Currently working on maintaining
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