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"Complete diabetic remission!"

Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by Ceres, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. fobbletops

    fobbletops Type 2 · Active Member

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    That is fantastic. Can you outline what you are eating specifically.
     
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  2. Ceres

    Ceres I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Upon diagnosis I went very low-carb, high fat (less than 20g carbs per day from non-starchy veggies, nuts, etc, along with a variety of red meat, chicken, fish; high fat dairy in the form of butter, milk, yoghurt, cheese, cream, etc; and other fats like olive oil), and probably did that for a couple of months? Maybe 3. Then I increased my carb intake to under 100g per day, and re-introduced foods like pasta, rice, bread and potato. I tested extensively during this time to ensure I wasn't spiking too much.

    Right now, a typical day will see me have 2 Weet-Bix, high-fat milk and half a banana or strawberries for breakfast. If I'm in a rush, I usually just have a coffee with cream (high fat, of course!). Lunch is often Ryvitas or a slice of bread with natural peanut butter, or egg/meat/cheese and salad. Dinner is pretty varied. I'll often have pasta (around 80-100g) or rice and meat/veggies (stir-fries, stews, etc), sometimes a sandwich. I only eat wholemeal bread at home, but will have white if I'm out and there's no other option. I will usually eat a serve of ice-cream every week or two, and I eat dark chocolate regularly (usually a couple of pieces at a time).

    Because I'm still losing weight, I track all my food, so I know exactly how much carbohydrate I'm eating. On average, it will be about 90-100g, but it's sometimes below and sometimes above. For example, I went out for breakfast on Saturday and had a 4-stack of pancakes and my total carb count for that day was 223. I'm happy to have these days every now and then, but try not to make them a habit!

    I hope this helps! If you have anymore questions, please don't hesitate to ask. :)
     
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  3. Ceres

    Ceres I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Looks like I can buy a glucose tolerance drink from my local diabetes association, so stay tuned!
     
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  4. Type12016

    Type12016 · Newbie

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    That's great news, but surely you are refering to Type 2 ? Type 1 diabetics do not have this option no matter how hard closely monitor their diet.
     
  5. NoCrbs4Me

    NoCrbs4Me I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, they are.
     
  6. Drewabetic

    Drewabetic Type 1 · Member

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    I'm interested to know what type of diabetes you have.
    Are you type 1 or type 2.
    There is VERY important difference.
    But we'll done I've bought mine down from 13% old money to 7.9% in a year not anywhere near as good as you but we'll done. I'm a type 1 for 58 years.
    Drewabetic (Paul)
     
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  7. Drewabetic

    Drewabetic Type 1 · Member

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    No they're not not in the real world
     
  8. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Right under the OP's avatar, it says "I reversed my Type 2".
     
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  9. NoCrbs4Me

    NoCrbs4Me I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, they are referring to type 2.
     
  10. rogbert

    rogbert Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Over the last 18 months I have Been a member of Slimming world ( first 12 weeks paid for by my health trust) and have lost 3 stone 7 lbs recently at my annual diabetic check up my doctor have taken me off metformin and a blood pressure tablet Im hoping to lose another 2.5 stone to get down to 12 st 10 lbs So losing weight does help your diabetes
     
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  11. june3579

    june3579 Type 2 · Member

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    Well done Ceres, I reversed my Diabetes as well, I am still on a low carb diet, I have lost 20Kgs and have a BMI of 24

    I started with a Hb A1c of 73 mmol/mol put on 4 Mataformin got it down to 50 mmol/mol in three months and stopped taking my Metaformin and it is down to 35 mmol/mol after a further three months.

    My Doctor wrote, WHO (2011) recommend 48 mmol/mol as the diagnostic cut-off for type 2 diabetes.

    She told me I was no longer Diabetes.
     
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