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3 months since diagnosis...

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Lovejoy00, May 16, 2018.

  1. Lovejoy00

    Lovejoy00 Type 2 (in remission!) · Active Member

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    Feb 18:

    HbA1c : 73 Weight: 98kg

    May 18:

    HbA1c : 38 Weight: 87kg !!!

    I must say I am chuffed and I know it could be better as probably had few too many beers and carbs on holiday in April .

    However I think my cholesterol may need improving , results attached .
    IMG_20180516_173620.jpg
     
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    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done, other than your HDL cholesterol being a little low, your cholesterol looks OK.
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Well done indeed on the HbA1c and weight loss. Excellent achievement.

    May I ask if you fasted for this test? If not, this maybe why your triglycerides are a bit high.
     
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  4. Lovejoy00

    Lovejoy00 Type 2 (in remission!) · Active Member

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    I did for 12 hours, not 14 as suggested though .
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Very well done on your dramatically reduced HbA1c and weight!
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    12 hours is plenty enough as long as only water was consumed. So that isn't the reason. I suggest you increase consumption of omega 3 foods such as oily fish and flaxseed, and cut out any vegetable oils that are full of omega 6, such as cheap cooking oils like seed oils, sunflower and corn oil. If you buy any processed foods, ready meals etc always check the ingredients for oils used. In fact, most plant based oils are bad. Stay away from all takeaways that are fried in plant and seed oils. At home, try to use natural oils such as olive oil, cold pressed rapeseed oil, and animal fats. Avocados are also a good choice. But salmon and other oily fish are best foods to increase, and of course carbs will lower the HDL (good cholesterol) so be careful how many you eat.
     
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    Lovejoy00 Type 2 (in remission!) · Active Member

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    Edit: I stopped taking my Metformin (2x 1000mg daily) about a month ago due to complications.
     
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    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Sterling work, well done!
     
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    Christina0308 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Super reductions, very well done...:D:D:D
     
  10. DavidGrahamJones

    DavidGrahamJones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done! Excellent results!

    Depends on whether one believes what a bunch of people who are paid by the pharmaceutical industry recommend. You migh find this graph produced by the W.H.O. and the B.H.F. interesting.


    Cholesterol-CVD-Mortality.pdf
     
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    archersuz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    rab5 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Excellent result. Well done
     
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  13. Lovejoy00

    Lovejoy00 Type 2 (in remission!) · Active Member

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    Thanks for your kind comments, lets hope I can keep this up! Hopefully I can pack in the metformin too.

    Seeing my GP next week, glad I didn't follow any of the dietary advice she handed out on initial diagnosis! :)
     
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    Lovejoy00 Type 2 (in remission!) · Active Member

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    Thanks Rachox, looking at your signature, well done to you too !
     
  15. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Thanks, yes I’m very happy with my results, obtained by following advice from here :)
     
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  16. Smallbrit

    Smallbrit Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations! That’s wonderful!
     
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