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Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by Caxialoopy, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. Caxialoopy

    Caxialoopy Type 2 · Member

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    Hello everyone, I've been reading the forum for some time but have now finally plucked up courage to join. So quick intro, I've been diagnosed Type 2 about ten years, started with diet only control but that was when I, wrongly I now realise, was focussing on lots of leafy greens, green powders etc and as advised by Diabetes Nurse practitioner, 'just a normal healthy diet'...you know low fat etc. Anyway managed for 8 years until HbA1c of 96 and random BG of 24 made me give in to Metformin. Started on 1000mg/ day then within a few months increased to 2000mg and Alogliptin 25mg added. Finally I found the message about low carb through the Low Carb Diabetic website and have been pretty rigorous with that for about 6 months and 4 weeks ago HbA1c 39!!! Still have some tummy fat to dispose of but I lost over a stone so now DN advising me not to lose any more hehe. Good news is am officially allowed to reduce Metformin to 1500mg and aiming to slowly reduce more.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    I think you should be in the success stories.. well done indeed.. great news and great control. Hello and welcome to this crazy place!
     
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    ziggy_w Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wonderful results, @Caxialoopy. Very inspirational. I am very happy for you.
     
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  4. Caxialoopy

    Caxialoopy Type 2 · Member

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    Thank you, your HbA1c history is pretty impressive. I'm also a low carb convert, it has helped me reduce arthritis pain too...win win
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Welcome to the best corner of the internet! It’s good here isn’t it? Congratulations on your achievements!
     
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  6. Caxialoopy

    Caxialoopy Type 2 · Member

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    Thank you Ziggy
     
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    Hiitsme Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Caxialoopy Type 2 · Member

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    Thank you Rachox I see you are very organised with listing HbA1c results dates weights... something I've been less disciplined with!
     
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    Caxialoopy Type 2 · Member

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    Thank you
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Thank you! I learned from the best, that is, the kind and generous people here :)
     
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    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Hello and welcome to the forum.
     
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    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi and well done. Now you know that the NHS view of a healthy diet is what many of us believe to be distinctly unhealthy.
     
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  13. Caxialoopy

    Caxialoopy Type 2 · Member

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    Thank you :)
     
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    Caxialoopy Type 2 · Member

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    Thank you :)
     
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    NewTD2 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    CONGRATULATIONS !!!

    Ignore the outdated and appaling NHS guidelines on diet for diabetics.
     
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    Jenniewren1958 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic results
     
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    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Caxialoopy welcome to the forum - a good place to get the right help and support.
    Wow well done on your impressive numbers after going low carb. It’s particularly impressive when you had been diabetic for a fair few years and started meds and then increasing them - not easy to move it around from that point.
    I was going down that road when diagnosed a couple of years ago at hbaca1 of 97 and took tablets and did the official high carb low fat route. It worked to start with but then stopped working despite my best efforts and all figures started creeping up. Thankfully I found the low carb programme last September and then this forum and dietdoctor.com a month or so later. No stopping me now with three stone off and hbaca1 of 33 - and sure will be the same for you too.
    Keep asking on forum for any further help, advice and support you need we are all keen to help others in managing their diabetes.
     
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    Caxialoopy Type 2 · Member

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    Thank you Shelley, your numbers are also impressive! Everyone seems very encouraging, glad I finally took the plunge.
     
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    Hi All. Great forum U have learnt such a lot.
     
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