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JoKalsbeek
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JoKalsbeek

Well-Known Member, Female, 39, from The Netherlands

Last HbA1c was 34, as of September 2018. T2 Diaversary 26th of July (2016) Sep 20, 2018

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Viewing thread Joining the roller coaster ride of Type 2 Diabetes, Nov 16, 2018 at 12:28 PM
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      JoKalsbeek
      JoKalsbeek
      Last HbA1c was 34, as of September 2018. T2 Diaversary 26th of July (2016)
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      JoKalsbeek
      JoKalsbeek
      Last HbA1c was 34, as of September 2018. Diet controlled, now attempting Keto and IF. T2 Diaversary on 26th of July (2016).
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      Shecat
      Shecat
      From a post of yours I saw I presume you have PCOS, sorry if I am wrong My Wife has PCOS and is having massive problems shedding weight, any ideas? She is pre diabetic but delusional because she thinks she can not become Diabetic because she takes Metformin She watches what I go through so must be in denial, I am a 34 Year Diabetic Warrior
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      JoKalsbeek
      JoKalsbeek
      Last HbA1c was 34, as of May 2018. Diet controlled, now attempting Keto and IF. T2 Diaversary on 26th of July (2016).
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      JoKalsbeek
      JoKalsbeek
      Last HbA1c was 38 on LC/HF. Hoping to drop it, and my weight, further on keto. Just diet, no meds.
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    Gender:
    Female
    Birthday:
    Mar 12, 1979 (Age: 39)
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Occupation:
    Journalist, non-practicing
    Type of diabetes:
    Type 2 (in remission!)
    Treatment type:
    Diet only
    Exercise:
    Walking on the weekends.
    Likes:
    Books, christmas, photography, music, writing, learning, cats, cats, cats. (Lions, tigers and.... Housecats. Oh my!). Travel used to be high on my list, but our cat has been on insulin for years, so we always have to be home in time for his shots. I've not traveled far since the T2 diagnosis.... But one day I'll see Venice again, and London. Who knows, maybe even set foot in Canada again... I'll do fine in the UK and other English speaking countries, but ah, how do you order keto in Italy? ;)
    Dislikes:
    I dislike a whole lot.
    I'm Jo, born in '79, and stuck with a myriad of issues, both physical and mental. So though I studied to be a journalist, I only published a few articles and photo's, in the Netherlands and abroad. (You can guess how irate I get when journalists do a shoddy job of their research... Especially about T2!) No job, so guess I'm a housewife. A lousy one, but still. I'm a wife, and I'm usually at the house! So yeah. Thankfully my husband took me on, issues and all, and we've been happily married since 2008. We have one cat, our little black pirate, Night. He's diabetic too, since pancreatitis killed off his insulin-production. It's cost him an eye so far, but he's quite happy on his Lantus. And without his meter it would've been even longer before I'd have found out my own diagnosis. (Yeah... I measured my sky-high bloodsugars while on my own, at home. Talk about the floor opening up beneith you. Now there was a surprise!). So, what else... I just try to make the most of life, within the limits my body and mind put on me. And they're pretty constricting limits. But if I don't make it work, no-one else'll do it for me, and life's got to be worth living, right? So I'm trying. Spend a lot of time photographing animals in zoo's and their natural habitats, going to castles and palaces for more photo ops, and I can't resist a good comic con or fantasy fair.

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    Last HbA1c was 34, as of September 2018. Diet-only (LCHF, Keto, IF), no meds. Lost about 25 kilo's in the process. T2 Diaversary 26th of July (2016), when I was 37 years old.
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