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After 9+yrs of Metformin no more meds!

Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by 13lizanne, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. 13lizanne

    13lizanne Type 2 · Expert

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    Today my GP confirmed that I could manage my type 2 diabetes with diet alone. I was diagnosed type 2 on 29/6/2006 with a HbA1c of 92/10.6 GP put me on 1 500mg tab metformin x 2 daily, also 80g Simvastin and 40mg Ramipril daily. This lowered my bg levels and I carried on like this until 13/8/15 when my HbA1c had raised to 65/8.1 and she wanted to increase the metformin dosage. Due to recent surgery on my gut I could not tolerate this increase. However, I found this forum and learned about low carbing and testing before and after meals. I started LCHF diet on 28.8.15 and slowly increased the distance I walked each day, I tested my bloods up to 7 times daily, learned which foods didn't spike my blood, and discovered my BG levels eventually dropped to "normal" range . At this point I stopped the metformin, and with my GPs agreement halved the dosage of my other two meds and substituted 1x40mg gliclazide per day. After a few weeks of lchf and bloods being in the normal range I stopped the gliclazide too . Today I got my latest HbA1c result - 40/5.8 - woo hoo! & Doc thinks my diabetes is reversed. Thank you SO much to all the fabulous people on this forum whose postings and experience taught me how to:). Now, I know that I have to be vigilant every day, continuing with testing to make sure I don't stray off the low-carb path and keeping my exercise up and my weight down Thank you for the continuing support and encouragement of forum members XXX

    Edited 13.2.16 by o.p. to bring up- to-date
     
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  2. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Well done, that's great and I am so pleased for you.

    Best wishes RRB :)
     
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  3. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Well done, congrats!
     
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  4. babsy2

    babsy2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Superb that's a lesson for all of us to read & really take in what you've achieved congrats
     
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  5. slip

    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I hope that doesn't mean you're leaving the forum???! :eek:

    I'm sure Olive would say 'Bloody well done!' ;)
     
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  6. 13lizanne

    13lizanne Type 2 · Expert

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    thanks @slip.( and Olive) No fear, I'm going nowhere, what would you do without one of your wordplay partners
     
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  7. Hiitsme

    Hiitsme Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done that's great news.
     
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  8. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Very well done, and yes, do stay around here please. :)
     
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  9. Pinkorchid

    Pinkorchid Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done that is a wonderful result
     
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  10. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Brilliant news! congratulations!
     
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  11. 13lizanne

    13lizanne Type 2 · Expert

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    Thank you everyone - now it's being vigilant a day at a time. :) here's hoping!
     
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    #11 13lizanne, Dec 2, 2015 at 11:46 AM
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  12. JLT

    JLT Type 2 · Newbie

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    Well done to you but excuse my ignorance what is the LCHF diet please?
     
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  13. Bren51

    Bren51 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Well done, it's great to hear positive news.

    @JLT LCHF stands for low carb high fat diet.
     
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    kathy1948 Type 2 · Newbie

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    well done is impotant to take metformin for diebetis type2
     
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  15. Nar33c3

    Nar33c3 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Did you see your gp first or just start it on your own.
     
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    kathy1948 Type 2 · Newbie

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  17. 13lizanne

    13lizanne Type 2 · Expert

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    I did speak to both my GP and Diabetes Specialist Nurse first but while they were encouraging about my reducing meds they both told me I "needed to eat carbs and keep to low fat" I'd tried that for years and my blood sugars had got higher and I'd struggled with extra weight so, after reading a book called "Reversing your diabetes" and reading the info here and on "The Diet Doctor" website I decided to give the low carb high fat diet a go - with great results. The thing is, I didn't have that information 9yrs ago and just did what my GP told me to, I know better now. Good luck with whatever you decide to do, and good health to you and to @kathy1948 also
     
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    chri5 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Best Christmas pressie ever!, well done:)
     
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  19. kathy1948

    kathy1948 Type 2 · Newbie

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    was the diet easy to keep to and where did you find the diet please
     
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  20. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Really an excellent result for you - especially after such a long time diagnosed. It just goes to show what can be achieved, albeit with a dollop of good luck.

    Please don't think I am diluting your result in any way, I'm absolutely not, more just acknowledging some of us are lucky enough to have remained healthy enough, one way or another, for our bodies to be able to regain these levels. Post-diagnosis, I too achieved good HbA1c scores, but I do thank my lucky stars ever day that whilst I'd really rather not have had the diagnosis, at least I've had the opportunity and good fortune to be able to make a difference.

    Keep up the good work.

    I'm sure you must feel like walking on air. :)
     
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