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Well-Known Member, Male, from Suffolk
- Ian DP was last seen:
- Oct 10, 2021
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Diagnosed T2 in sept 2013, BS levels around 30. BMI 22, age 58. prescribed Metformin and Gliclazide. Went on a low carb diet. Requested a GAD test (because I felt I was not a typical T2, after reading lots on this forum) came back very high 2,000+, doc said I was T1 and would be on insulin within weeks.
Jan 2016;- Been following Dr Bernstein's solution of 'normal' BG levels for over 18 months now.. Over this time my BG meter readings have seen no real upward change (around 5 fasting, under 6 2hr after eating) indicating that my beta cell degeneration has slowed right down and almost stopped. Still without insulin or meds, thanks to LcHf diet.
Sept 2016. Started to see a slight upward trend of my BG levels so started taking insulin, about 8 units per day. increasing to 10 units per day, march 2017.
Feb 2018. Now taking around 15 units of novorapid per day (eg. between 5 and 7 units prior each meal). Hba1c has risen slightly and is now 5.7 / 39. Still following Dr Bernstein.
Dec 2019. Sill taking around 15 units of Novorapid per day. Hba1c is now 37 (5.5%). Still following Dr Bernstein solution.
Feb 2021. Now on 5 units Levemir morning and night and a little less Novorapid. With the help of Abbot Libre latest Hba1c is 5.2% (33). Still following Dr Bernstein’s solution.
SignatureDiagnosed Sept 2013 aged 58. Type 1 honeymoon period (LADA). Follow Dr Bernstein's 'normal' BG guidelines, with no insulin or meds for 2 1/2 years, but now take Around 3 units of novorapid before meals. Have been on a Very low carb and high fat diet now for nearly 8 years. With the help of the Abbot Libre my Latest HbA1c is 5.2% (33)