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21 year old, newly diagnosed, type 2!

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by ClaireLou94, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. ClaireLou94

    ClaireLou94 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Thanks for the advice ill have words with the nurse when I next go! ill ask more questions and everything!xx
     
  2. A new man

    A new man Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Claire I was diagnosed type 2 at the same age as you after finishing uni ! I listened to the doctors but did virtually ignore my levels and never took any readings - my medication crept up and up but they reassured me that this was inevitable and not related to my diet! I ended up on insulin at the age of 36 and decided it was time to take it seriously! I have been eating under 50g carb a day on average since then and have had to reduce my insulin as a result as my control is so good and my readings are excellent (also I joined a gym 2 weeks ago and this has helped even more as I go 4-5 times a week which keeps my blood sugar low mostly 4's) - I can't recommend highly enough a mixture of low carb and exercise as a way to control your diabetes - it should enable you to accept your diagnosis and know it's under control (unlike my own actions all those years ago) - good luck and keep us updated!
     
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    mogzilian Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow! 22 to 12 stone is AMAZING! I'm so impressed! Wicked!
     
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  4. ClaireLou94

    ClaireLou94 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Its good to hear other peoples stories and how they have coped, thanks for letting me know! for exercise I walk to and from work everyday and I am constantly on my feet during the day doing lots of physical activity's because of my job I never get to sit down for long ( I work in child care)
    Thanks for the advice ! x
     
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    Suzannelife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry. it is just about moderation on food intake. Keep healthy diet and custom your exercise.
     
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