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Down from 23.5 to 5.9 in 8 weeks

Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by Fay44, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. Fay44

    Fay44 Type 2 · Member

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    Hi, after been so unwell for a long time and not knowing what it was until my doctor tested my blood. And, found out my blood sugar was 23.5 that I found out I had Type 2 Diabetes. Ater,going on metformin 3 a day(the blood sugar wasn't coming down) then Diabetes Nurse put me on Trulicity a new Injection for T2, my sugar levels have come down. I feel much better and starting to look foward to a much better quality of life, losing weight the healthy way(never thought i would say that). Since being dignosed i have brought my sugar level down and have lost over 2.5stone.
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Well done and welcome to the forum :)
     
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  3. Fay44

    Fay44 Type 2 · Member

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    Thank you zand
     
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    muzza3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Fay44

    That is a sensational result and welcome to the forum. Please tell us a little re your diet as your weight loss is very impressive and must have taken some changes and effort to achieve
     
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    philchap1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done, keep it going.
     
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    kathb Type 2 · Newbie

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    Well done
     
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    Arab Horse Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Very well done; glad it has made such a positive effect on yout health.
     
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    Fay44 Type 2 · Member

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    Hi muzza3, i eat a lot of veg & only allowed to have 2 pieces of fruit a day(to keep my blood sugar down)I eat 2 weetabix at 8.30am. Have my lowfat yogurt and fruit at 12.30pm. Have lunch at 3.15pm can be salad,tuna,cucumber on brown bread.. mostly eat lots of fish/red meat/chicken..then eat about 6.30pm to 7pm have something to eat, i have noticed that im full faster,so,i just stop eating..i also,only use sweetners because,i know if i eat anything with sugar. I get really sick...i dont eat out that much and drink lots of water.. the medication that im on is helping a lot.
     
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    Fay44 Type 2 · Member

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    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic result Fay well done you.
     
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    muzza3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Fay
    Listen they are great results and and thanks for the info. I couldn't get away with the bread and Weetabix as they tend to spike my sugar levels but we are all different and it has been working so well for you.Well done again!
     
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    Pinkorchid Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's amazing so well done
     
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    srobertson06 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on a fantastic weight loss, as others have said I could not get away with the weetabix and bread either so you are very lucky on that front.
     
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    Stevia_queen Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Amazing Fay! think you are right the drugs help you as your were so high in the beginning.
    im pre diabeteic AC1 6.4 I have been monitoring for a week and i know i can't do carbs definitely not bread or wheatabix. but i am also not on any medication. i have managed to get it down in the last week from 6.4 fasting to 5.4 fasting lets hope i can keep it up till its all under 5 reads all day :)
     
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    Stevia_queen Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I saw this article on hunger and though it would be interestng read for u guys.http://diabetesupdate.blogspot.co.uk/2007/08/hunger-is-symptom.html?m=1

    Among mamy other things it says being worried about being hungry raises your stress levels which in turn raises your blood sugar levels. I found this reassuring as im bloody starving on my first week of cutting out carbs to get better results. X
     
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    bchabfan Type 2 · Member

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    Hi Fay,

    Great to hear your story and happy you got the sugars down. How is your health doing now?
     
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    Spl@ Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Well done. Lucky so n so on the bread. Stuff does me in. Even a slice.
     
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    archersuz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Very well done @Fay44.!!!
    Now that has been done so well you might ask your DSN whether you need now your medications or not .
    That is, what are to pros and cons of continuing metformin and of continuing Trulicity.? ( that is good effects vs side-effects and long term effects.)
    Also what is the best diet to follow in order to keep your weight down (and look up the Home page and the diets listed there for comparison)
    Best Wishes and please keep posting !!!.
     
  20. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I'm afraid that Fa44 was last on the forum well over two years ago, so you are unlikely to get a response.
     
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