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Discussion in 'Low Calorie Diets' started by smudge75, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. smudge75

    smudge75 Type 2 · Member

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    I have posted in the type 2 board was told would probably be best to post up in here. I'm in my first week on day five now on the second day I came down with a cold but have continued on. I also have ME/CFS and fibromyalgia on top of the type 2 diabetes. I was diagnosed in October and have bg levels of 18 most days, I'm very excited about this diet as it's only day five and on day two my bloods were 7.2 and today on day five fasting bloods are 5.1!! Haven't had that in I can't tell you how long. So this in itself is giving me strength for the next 7 weeks. Thanks to who ever reads x
     
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  2. Happyhomelands

    Happyhomelands · Well-Known Member

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    That is brilliant news well done. I have been doing moderate low carbing and have had similar experience. You have done this on top of other medical conditions. It must be a struggle, but you have achieved brilliant results. Keep it up. Out of interest has your GP supported this diet?
     
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    smudge75 Type 2 · Member

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    It was my GP that has suggested this diet. So yes I have her support @Happyhomelands
     
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    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    What a smashing fbg in such a short space of time! It is lower than I ever had when I was taking fasting readings. Keep up the great work.
     
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    Happyhomelands · Well-Known Member

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    That's good, my gp didn't discuss low carb, they use some kind of agency to help. My experience of this forum makes me think that forum support is more effective.
     
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    Fleegle Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Why would someone want you to move the thread? You are undertaking a bit of research and useful information for anyone who is a Type 2. It shouldn't be restricted to a diet thread unless of course you are asking for advice on what you can and cannot eat to maintain your 800.

    Keep going - publish everywhere and raise awareness of the great progress you are making.
     
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  7. AlcalaBob

    AlcalaBob Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on starting the ND. The benefits come in right from the outset. You've seen the drop in BG in the first few days and that's down to the energy shock to the liver, the sudden drop in energy intake. As long as you stick to the limits now, the liver will have time to recover insulin sensitivity and that in turn will give your pancreas a chance to recover as well. It'll take very little time for your liver to respond but a bit longer for the pancreas so hang in there, and don't let yourself slip back with various compromises. Those good results can easily slip away. I recently finished the ND with very good results - 10 kg weight loss so a lot thinner, blood in normal range, recovered some feeling in feet and toes, blood pressure down a little, much fitter with more energy... the list goes on. After a couple of weeks, I was into a routine so following it wasn't too hard. I just thought of it as a medical intervention rather than a diet. I'm now continuing it for another few weeks to lose more weight. I still have excellent control - 5.1 this morning. You're on the road to recovery... I wish you the very best of luck.
     
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  8. smudge75

    smudge75 Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks AlcalaBob, that is how I'm seeing it as a chance to cure this not a diet. Like I've mentioned I have chronic illnesses that I've never seemed to be able to control. No matter what I eat or vitamins or medicine I take , but I knew that when I was diagnosed with diabetes they was a chance and I took. I come from a family with a history of diabetes so I'm determined to at least not to have to worry to long about my diabetes on top of the other stuff. Plus I've always taught my children to push though and try everything to the end .
     
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    smudge75 Type 2 · Member

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    Question ? I'm drinking water the three litres and having a cup of cup of vanilla chai zero calories tea. Is their anything else you can drink on the ND ?
     
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    Muzzer Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Smudge, welcome and good luck.
    I did the ND, it’s not easy, but keep going no matter what - It’s worth it in the end,
    One tip.... be careful when you finish the ND.... plan week 9 and your transition from ND to your ongoing eating/diet.
     
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    Muzzer Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I drink sugar free flavoured water (strawberry, lemon lime) Tescos sell 1.5L bottles.
    Any sugar free drinks
     
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  12. jcbman

    jcbman I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Tea. coffee, oxo.
    Watch the oxo, very salty, makes you even thirstier.
    If they're not no calorie, just make a note of it, and eat a bit less veg, or if you put a splash of skimmed milk in the coffee, leave a bit out of the shake later.
     
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  13. smudge75

    smudge75 Type 2 · Member

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    Coming to end of first week so update here. Started on Monday.
    Monday FBG . 9.7 start weight 18.5 stone.
    Tuesday FBG. 6.2
    Wednesday FBG. 6.2
    Thursday FBG. 6.2
    Friday FBG. 5.1
    Saturday FBG. 6
    Sunday FBG. 5.3 weight today 17.12 stone.
    The week has been hard due to being ill with the cold bug but have kept on with it. Haven't put all the BG results on as have a really bad headache this morning so just the fastening ones. But I have noticed that if I eat my vegetables late my levels seem higher. Is this the case for others.
     
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    smudge75 Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks for this never thought about doing that such a clever way of doing it.
     
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    smudge75 Type 2 · Member

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    I actually love them drinks from Tesco so thanks for this.
     
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  16. jcbman

    jcbman I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I didn't really check mine.
    Not much I could do about them, so I just stuck to the diet, and figured after eight weeks, I'd be cured, or I wouldn't be.
    Either way, I'd have shifted some of my gut, so I wasn't gong to stress over the numbers too much.
     
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    smudge75 Type 2 · Member

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    End of week 2 update lost 3and half pounds in weight .

    Monday FBG 6.7
    Tuesday FBG 5
    Wednesday FBG 5
    Thursday FBG 4.5
    Friday FBG 4.6
    Saturday FBG 4.9
    Sunday FBG 5

    I'm having really great FBG my bloods during the day are ok as well it's just the dinner ones when I have the veg , their are going up to the 8s not as high as I have had. But would like keep getting nice low reading. My dietitian has asked me to try and stay on this for 12 weeks not 8 .
     
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    jcbman I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Excellent results, keep at it.
     
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    smudge75 Type 2 · Member

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    End of week 3 update
    Have lost 4lbs this week

    Monday FBG 5.1
    Tuesday FBG 4.9
    Wednesday FBG 5.5
    Thursday FBG 4.6
    Friday FBG 5.0
    Saturday FBG 5.8
    Sunday FBG 6.3

    Bloods have been really great this week Saturday and Sunday were going the high 5 into 6s I think this is the fact I was struggling to have my intake of water. This is due to my other illnesses as having a bad flare with ME/ CFS and sleeping more than normal.
    This week also has been a struggle with the mind as every smell and picture of food has been like calling my name. But I've been strong and struck to this. What I have done is download some books to prepare for when this ends and foods I will be eating then, so thinking of the future and not now.
     
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  20. Boo1979

    Boo1979 Other · Well-Known Member

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    Fabulous results congratulations
     
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