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VivD
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VivD

Active Member, Female, from Yorkshire Dales

Feel more in charge than a year ago. New mantra - I can be who I want to be :) Aug 14, 2018

VivD was last seen:
Mar 17, 2020
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      VivD
      VivD
      Feel more in charge than a year ago. New mantra - I can be who I want to be :)
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      VivD
      VivD
      Feeling positive in a laid back sort of way :)
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  • About

    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Yorkshire Dales
    Occupation:
    Retired primary teacher
    Type of diabetes:
    Type 2
    Treatment type:
    Insulin
    Medication:
    also metformin - trying slow release but 1000mg not enough 2000 too much and twice a day defeats objective
    Stopped a year later 2017 disagrees with me
    the insulin is lantus which is slow release. I take it at bedtime usually .32 to .34 ml Following fast and diet regime for a month I reduced it to 20ml
    no other meds - now on 2.5 lisiniprol 2017
    Aug 2018 just started cbd oil
    Exercise:
    minimum of an hour a day walking the dog, yoga once a week, sometimes get to dance :)
    Likes:
    the countryside; my friends and relatives;, my dog and interest in politics pursued on FB and non party political groups; live music mainly blues and folk and dancing to it when possible
    Dislikes:
    bigoted and selfish people, this Government, grey cold windy days
    I was diagnosed diabetic for 14 years when in hospital with pancreatitis - I had just retired! I was seriously overweight at 18 stone and think I had been pre diabetic/diabetic for some time. I was overweight as a child (10stone @ 11) the lightest I have been since teens is 9st 3lbs. A large meal has sent me to sleep certainly since late teens. I have slept through many a performance that I wanted to see! I have been reading diet info since my teens - teething on the excellent Slimming magazine late 50's - early 60's for which Prof John Yudkin was a main contributor and my favourite. I used a low carb diet to lose weight in my teens - count to 10 units. I put on a stone in weight during 2 weeks of honeymoon and the yoyo story has continued thro' my life - childbirth didn't help. Climbing up to the 18stone at 58. Post pancreatitis I followed a low carb and for a while no alcohol diet. I lost 4stone then plateaued - now usually around 13.12 but Christmas went up to 14.3. Lowest in recent years 13.4. I find I can when focussed have good control of my blood sugar but do slip especially as I can control the weight in other ways than just low carb. However my last 3 month check I was at 10 and I have some signs of neuropathy, also my legs ache more and my balance is not as good as it was so I have to be more mindful of what I do and eat (Yes mindfulness is something else I have embraced over the past few years). So I am here to raise my awareness and learn from others. We are all different and need to take charge of our own lives and find the right way for us. I am aiming to be at least as fit at 80 as I am now and preferably fitter and lighter :)
    2018 fast/diet reduced weight to 12.10. age73
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