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600 calories to "reverse" Type2

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by catherinecherub, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Patch

    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What's a bloke gotta do to get banned around here??? :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    josie38 · Well-Known Member

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    Think how dull it would be without you :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  3. viviennem

    viviennem Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Off topic again! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :wink:

    Viv 8)

    Love the new avatar, Patch!
     
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    bowell · Well-Known Member

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  5. borofergie

    borofergie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Beardies are weirdies!
     
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    Marzeater · Well-Known Member

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    OK. Saw my GP today and he had the reply fom the consultant who said there has not been enough research into the 600cal diet yet and advised me not to try it.
    I mentioned the article in the mail on sunday (24th July) about the retreat in southern Spain offering the diet under supervision with a moderate level of exercise and I asked if I could have that on prescription.
    I think he is still laughing at that one.
     
  7. amron

    amron Type 2 · Member

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    This all sounds ok but what if you can't afford to lose weight as not all type2 diabetics are overweight.
     
  8. bowell

    bowell · Well-Known Member

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    Maybe your T2 Is not due to fat around those organs ? You have something else going on

    I just wonder if you had only Asked if you could go on the Slim-fast , Tony Ferguson
    ,Cambridge diet or the Lighter life to shift some weight quickly to give you bit of a boost as you have tried other things and your now at your wits end
    And not mentioned the 600kcal study at all

    Would you have had a different answer :roll:

    Then hit him for more strips ask if nurse can take regular blood tests while you were on the diet
    Or say no due to costs ?

    I am very lucky GP is up for it ,wishes to be involved with it all the way
    I start this Monday He is even taking full bloods two hours after my first breakfast this Monday
    The surgery have invested in a set of wheelchair scales arrived this Friday I will now get the chance to find out my starting weight also any Kgs lost each week

    Bob
     

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  9. viviennem

    viviennem Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good luck, Bob! Keep us informed :D

    Love the cartoon! :lol:

    Viv 8)
     
  10. borofergie

    borofergie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm almost 3 weeks in and getting ready to take a planned pause. I'm getting married next week and I'd like to get used to eating solid food again, so that I can enjoy my big day. I'm even going to eat some cupcakes.

    I've lost 15lbs in total (and over 50lbs in the last 15 months)- although I expect some of that will go straight back on, when I return to my usual ow-carb diet. My wedding suit has gone from being tight to roomy.

    I honestly haven't found it too bad. Although my energy levels have started to flag with 16 miles of running last week.

    I've bought some Glucose Powder, and I'm going to do a DIY GTT test tomorrow (with the benefit of hindsight, I wish I'd done one before I started too).
     
  11. RussG

    RussG · Well-Known Member

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    Good luck for your wedding borofergie. As you hopefully won't be getting married again, it seems sensible to relax and enjoy yourself on the big day.

    Some friends of ours had a cupcake tower for their recent wedding and it was really nice.

    All the best.
     
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    minitata · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations borofergie on the weight loss and your forthcoming marriage. Good luck for your wedding, hope it goes smoothly and you enjoy your cupcakes.

    MTT
     
  13. borofergie

    borofergie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Russ! Twice is enough for anyone, so I'm counting on it being the last one too.

    Visiting the cupcake baker was the single hardest experience of my post-diabetic life. I had to walk out of the shop, so I'm looking forward to getting my fair share next week (and of course to marrying my beautiful fiancee).
     
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    daisy1 Type 2 · Legend

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    Congratulations borofergie and enjoy your big day :) Forget about the diet for a while and get back to it later.
     
  15. Sid Bonkers

    Sid Bonkers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on the weight loss and for your wedding, have a great day :D
     
  16. viviennem

    viviennem Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations, BF, and have a great day. Eat a cupcake for all of us! :D

    Viv 8)
     
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    Congratulations with your weight loss and forthcoming wedding. Have a fantastic day :D
     
  18. borofergie

    borofergie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone! I'll be thinking of all my Diabetic buddies when I scoff the cup cakes.
     
  19. bowell

    bowell · Well-Known Member

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    Ok nearly at the week 1 turnaround

    I have now stopped taking all my diabetic Meds :shock:
    2500mg Metformin Week before
    240mg Glicazide Slowly over this week
    100mg Januvia last one Yesterday
    Its 17:33 Sunday evening i have only been drinking
    The slim-fast meals plus the 200kClal of veg per day all week
    My Pre evening meal BG today is .5.3 :D

    So something good is going on ?

    To be honest i did not think it would work this well :roll:

    Doctors tomorrow for check try the wheelchair Scales out
    See if i have lost anything I don't think i have as I don't move around or exercise
    belly does seem flatter

    Bob
     
  20. Patch

    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to correct a typo in your last post, Bob, if you don't mind:

    Should read:

    Keep it up mate - those are some outstanding (now non-medicated) BG's!
     
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