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A year on

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by macarons19, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. macarons19

    macarons19 · Member

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    Hi, I have been reading this for a while but just now posting. Out of the blue, no symptoms of any kind Hba1c 94. What? Steep learning curve from now on on. I was so angry (still am) and decided I would not let diabetes win.After some ups and a lot of downs, one year on I have lost 15kgs. Results went 94/63/50 now 48. Not out of the woods, never will be I think. Feel lighter. Better? Nope as no symptoms before. I have read the posts here with great interest. I have gone low carb, I choose my carbs with care. With all the advice being thrown at me, I have come to the conclusion that I am a specialist ......in me! The advice on here has been invaluable. Thank you all.
     
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  2. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Well done on your weight loss and your improved HbA1cs. I dread to think where I’d be if I hadn’t stumbled on this forum. It’s always good to read a success story, thank you for posting :)
     
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  3. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Smashing job there, well done You. I too had few symptoms when I was diagnosed at HbA1c 98 and yeah, it is like a bolt from the blue.
    Onwards and downwards as we say here. Welcome to the forum.
     
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  4. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Welcome to the forum @macarons19 ! Well done on getting your HbA1c down to to 48. Keep up the good work and hopefully your next HbA1c should be in the pre-diabetic or even non diabetic range. :)
     
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  5. macarons19

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    Thank you for the encouragement. I don’t know if I can lose more weight but aiming to maintain anyway and my DM nurse is well happy to have a motivated patient. I skipped denial and went straight to action. From personal experience you stick your head in the sand you get your backside kicked. I attended a DM day with health professionals and sat with people who were drinking full fat coke and bitching about losing 100g in 10 years because their husband does not like low carb cooking. DO NOT change your diet, change your husband. Mine is onboard with everything I do, he eats what I eat and if still hungry manages to nibble out of my sight. What we all need is support and in this forum, I have found plenty.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Love this phrase.. and well done on your great results..
     
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    Congrats, you are certainly a winner!
     
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