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Amazing blood results today

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by yorkshirelad27, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. yorkshirelad27

    yorkshirelad27 · Member

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    I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in January. My HBA1C was 61. I had evidence of a fatty liver and my cholesterol had been high for years.

    I originally took dietary advice from the practice nurse. I was advised the usual plate system with eating starchy carbohydrates such as she said, sweet potatoes. I did this for about a week and continued to feel unwell. It was then, that I turned to the forum on this site. Thankfully and I do say thank you to everyone who has advised me that I started a very low carbohydrate diet.

    I have found foods that I like to eat that are low and sometimes practically no carbs and have cut out alcohol and have the occasional glass of red wine. Since January, I have lost nearly three stone in weight. However, I got my three month blood results back from my GP. It is absolutely amazing. My HBA1C is 39 mmol, my liver function tests are all normal as are all my usual blood results. My serum cholesterol level is now 5.9 mmol, from 9.1mmol in January. Triglycerides have gone down to normal and HDL is very good and the only one that is borderline high is the LDL but I have read that the HDL will help the LDL.

    To say that I am happy is an understatement and now feel I can start to really live my life now and enjoy what I am eating like with the low carbs and I have a spring in my step again. Thank you people.
     
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    #1 yorkshirelad27, Apr 2, 2019 at 3:10 PM
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  2. Member496333

    Member496333 · Guest

    Fantastic. Really chuffed for you.

    The evidence base just keeps growing and growing.

    N=1 is rapidly becoming n=millions.
     
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  3. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Amazing result all round. Congratulations, have a gold star. :)
     
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  4. Emma_369

    Emma_369 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Excellent results!!! Well done you
     
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  5. Caeseji

    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Another win for the low carbs, I couldn't be happier for you!
     
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  6. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    What a sterling result, well done You!
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Excellent news and well done to you for taking control and ignoring the nurse!
     
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  8. carol43

    carol43 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    @yorkshirelad27
    Were there any comments from the surgery about your fantastic results?
    Congratulations and keep up the good work.
     
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  9. yorkshirelad27

    yorkshirelad27 · Member

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    My gp saw me in the corridor when I went for my blood test last week and said I looked really well. When I see the practice nurse in May, I'll try and educate her on her outdated dietary advice lol. :):):)
     
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  10. Tracieann

    Tracieann Prediabetes · Member

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    really well done Yorkshirelad from a yorkshire lass ive been diagnosed a couple of months and lost over 20lbs low carbing i love the lower carb bread so much nutty and grainy i aim to lose another 8lbs then maintain my chol also dropped from 7.5 to 6.1when last checked i ignore nurse advice re carbs too well done again be proud i was 51 on diagnosis wonder what i will be in june
     
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  11. yorkshirelad27

    yorkshirelad27 · Member

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    Well done, isn't it great when you can eat well and be healthy. What annoys me is why they are dishing out the advice from the NHS. As a former nurse I would expect them to use research based advice and surely the testaments on this forum on how well ketogenic and low carb diets have worked would be evidence enough. Good luck on the blood test.
     
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  12. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru

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    Congratulations!
    All down to your hard work. :)
     
  13. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Brilliant news! Keep up the good work!
     
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