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Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Trippyarsenal, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Trippyarsenal

    Trippyarsenal Type 2 · Member

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    In October 2017 I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, High Cholesterol and clinically obese.......... I was put on metformin 1x500mg per day and a low dose of Losartan.

    I also have a bulging disc so exercise is a problem ( hence weight gain ) but have found walking football has been really good for me.

    Whilst it wasn’t a shock to be diagnosed as such as I had ballooned to nearly 22 stone it gave me a kick up the back side, my first point of call was this forum which led me into adopting a low carb diet, I haven’t posted before but did use the words of others for inspiration and so I want to pass my results on incase it can help others - I have to say I’ve never eaten so well and not had any periods of hunger etc

    Anyway I went for my first check up today and the results have blown me away

    HbA1c - Down from 50 to 39
    Weight Loss - 3 stone 12lbs
    Waistline - Loss of 7 inches
    Blood pressure -120/74
    Cholesterol - 7.9 down to 5.1

    To say I’m over the moon is an understatement and I realise the hard work starts now as I need to continue the weight loss and increase my fitness but I’ve proved to myself with the right attitude anything is possible.
     
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  2. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Wow. That is a fantastic change. All round!
    Sometimes people get temporarily raised cholesterol, but you hit that jackpot too.

    WELL DONE!!!
     
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  3. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    What a spectacular result. Well done You!
     
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  4. Concordjan

    Concordjan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Excellent (for an Arsenal supporter!)
    You have made a brilliant start, well done.
     
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  5. Christina0308

    Christina0308 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant first review, keep up the great work
     
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  6. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Bloody brilliant... many congratulations not only for the results but also for taking control of your health.
     
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  7. daisyduck

    daisyduck Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant results.. well done you :)
     
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  8. Sue192

    Sue192 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! Fantastic results - well done indeed! Great to hear that you have found walking football works for you :)
     
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  9. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Blooming marvelous, and inspirational. I take my hat off to you. I hope you can keep it up. :)
     
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  10. carol43

    carol43 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations and keep up the good work.
     
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    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That is truly astonishing, would you mind sharing what you eat, we all love hearing that.
     
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  12. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Very well done! Keep up the good work!
     
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  13. Trippyarsenal

    Trippyarsenal Type 2 · Member

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    [​IMG]

    This is one of my faves, Turkish Shakush which I can have for breakfast/lunch or as a dinner
     
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  14. Trippyarsenal

    Trippyarsenal Type 2 · Member

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    [​IMG]

    Eats things like this for dinner, Pork Chops, Curly Kale and Chorizo for the flavour
     
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    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Jvsingh101 Type 2 · Member

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    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hope the docs were impressed too?! Did you tell them how you had done it?
     
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    Sharon14448 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Tabbyjoolz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Trippyarsenal - what a stonking result! Congratulations! Love your food pix too. Shakshuka is one of my favourites when I fancy a change from bacon and eggs.
     
  20. Trippyarsenal

    Trippyarsenal Type 2 · Member

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    Cheers for the comments, still buzzing today as I walked into work and told them I was off the Metformin tablets. As I’m a train driver diabetes is a big problem so it was good to stroll in and give them the good news.

    I’ve celebrated tonight with a Chorizo and Cod omelette [​IMG]
     
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