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Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by Geordie_P, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. Geordie_P

    Geordie_P Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi friends, I took a venous blood test at the end of September and got worryingly high BG and triglyceride readings. Thanks to your help and encouragement, I made some big lifestyle changes, and have experienced a significant drop in results. Medication-wise, I was taking one low-dose Rosuvastatin a day.

    (First test) 28/09/2016.
    Fasting Blood Glucose:13.2
    Triglycerides: 32.2 (sic)
    Total Cholesterol: 15.8

    (Second test-today's results) 30/11/2016
    Fasting Blood Glucose: 3.8
    Triglycerides: 1.3
    Total Cholesterol: 3.9
    Hb1Ac: 6.0%

    I asked the doctor to come off rosuvastatin now, because it does carry some increased risk of bringing on diabetes. He said I can, but I need to go back for another Hb1Ac and cholesterol reading in 3-4 months. My HDL is still a little low and my Hb1Ac is still at least pre-diabetes, so I know I've still got work to do; I also know I'm on thin-ice if I go back to my old-ways. Still, I'm happy with the news for now, and I really want to thank this brilliant community, and especially those kind posters who gave me advice and encouragement when I needed it most.
     
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  2. Squire Fulwood

    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    A fantastic result, well done.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Wow thats a huge change in a very short time.. very well done indeed.. impressive results..
     
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  4. Hiitsme

    Hiitsme Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Great improvement well done and keep up the good work.
     
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  5. asparagusp

    asparagusp · Guest

    I had to pinch myself! lol Fantastic! I think 6 percent is "normal", not pre diabetic. Continue doing whatever it is you are doing. It's working!
     
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  6. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Well done, that is amazing. :)

    5.9% is normal.
    6% is just above normal and the lowest pre-diabetic level.
     
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  7. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Very, very well done @Geordie_P . You're a changed man from the one who arrived here just a few weeks ago.

    You've done the hard yards. Please do try to capitalise on those, moving forward. :)
     
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  8. Geordie_P

    Geordie_P Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a lot for the encouragement: I will try to keep learning and keep moving forward!
     
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  9. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on your hard work. Keep it up. :)
     
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