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Good news at docters! :)

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by jmorell1989, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. Disneyfan

    Disneyfan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done. Same thing happened to me, diagnosed end of April last year, lost 5 stone, hba1c was 5.4, dr has taken me off metformin straight down from 3 x 500 a day to nothing. Now I'm on 3 months trial! Some good morning readings (below 5) but struggling a bit after my main meal to stay as low as I was on tablets. Fingers crossed when I go back at end of May it'll be ok.
     
  2. Yorksman

    Yorksman Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's a good feeling. The BG levels, like weight, don't come down smoothly or evenly, they plateau and sometimes even go up a bit but if the general trend is down, keep doing whatever you are doing. The big trick is to get the trend in the right direction whilst settling on foods that you are happy with and can carry on eating. Sometimes that means re-educating your taste buds, other times you just get lucky. Good news is always a big boost for your confidence though. Keep it up.
     
  3. jmorell1989

    jmorell1989 · Member

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    Thats great. Ive been taking 2 metformin for over a week and feel fine. I would like to come off them for a week or so and test regulary to see the difference. Just waiting on a appointment to go to diabetes clinic at the hospital. Seems to be forever ive waited. Over 3 months now. Anyone else had the same problem?

    John :)

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  4. mpprh

    mpprh · Active Member

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    Just an update :

    My fasting glucose levels have slightly increased, but I'm quite pleased with progress.

    ........mg/dl mmol/l


    1-mars 85 4,7
    2-mars 78 4,3
    3-mars 89 4,9
    4-mars 91 5,1
    5-mars 95 5,3
    6-mars 85 4,7
    7-mars 90 5,0
    8-mars 78 4,3
    9-mars 87 4,8
    10-mars 75 4,2
    11-mars 78 4,3
    12-mars 82 4,6
    13-mars 80 4,4
    14-mars 83 4,6
    15-mars 85 4,7
    16-mars 89 4,9
    17-mars 76 4,2
    REDUCE TO 1 X 500mg Metformin
    18-mars 88 4,9
    19-mars 98 5,4
    20-mars 88 4,9
    21-mars 88 4,9
    22-mars 88 4,9
    23-mars 83 4,6
    24-mars 86 4,8
    25-mars 89 4,9
    26-mars 101 5,6
    27-mars 86 4,8
    28-mars 92 5,1
    29-mars 90 5,0
     
  5. DaveNN

    DaveNN · Well-Known Member

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    Well done!
    This is the type of thing that I like to read!



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  6. mpprh

    mpprh · Active Member

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    After 3 months on one 500mg metformine per day my levels are averaging 85 mg/dl or 4.7 mmol/l - pretty well where they were when I was taking 2 (and before that three).

    Ha1bc was 5.3% this morning.

    My doctor says continue with one tablet for another 3 months with the intention of stopping meds if all is well. He says if my levels drop further over the 3 months I should experiment with alternate days then none.
     
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    mpprh · Active Member

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    First morning after stopping Metformine and so far so good :

    Fasting glucose ....

    vendredi 2 août 2013 81
    samedi 3 août 2013 79
    dimanche 4 août 2013 83
    lundi 5 août 2013 83
    mardi 6 août 2013 81
     
  8. X-entricity

    X-entricity Type 2 · Active Member

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    I dropped 6 stone and my averages are now 5.5 - 5.6. but still on metformin.(2 slow release per day). It seems different doctors have such different ideas on how best to proceed.
     
  9. mpprh

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    I was running around 4.5, so probably too low ?
     
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    cocacola Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    mpprh · Active Member

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    After 3 days without medication, things are going reasonably well.

    Fasting glucose :

    vendredi 2 août 2013 81
    samedi 3 août 2013 79
    dimanche 4 août 2013 83
    lundi 5 août 2013 83
    mardi 6 août 2013 81
    mercredi 7 août 2013 90
    jeudi 8 août 2013 93


    90 = 5.0
     
  12. mpprh

    mpprh · Active Member

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    Despite having visitors and eating in restaurants, things are going OK.

    mardi 6 août 2013 81
    mercredi 7 août 2013 90
    jeudi 8 août 2013 93
    vendredi 9 août 2013 82
    samedi 10 août 2013 89
    dimanche 11 août 2013 90
    lundi 12 août 2013 92
    mardi 13 août 2013 88
    mercredi 14 août 2013 91
    jeudi 15 août 2013 95
    vendredi 16 août 2013 90
    samedi 17 août 2013 96
    dimanche 18 août 2013 81

    96 = 5.3

    I am now down to 82.7 kg from a max of 109 which is the main factor together with a changed diet ...
     
  13. Suebowden146

    Suebowden146 Type 2 · Newbie

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    How did you manage to lose the weight? I have tried everything but am still struggling to lose and I am really trying hard but even my Gp can't understand why nothing is coming off.
     
  14. mpprh

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    I, too, had a false start.

    I lost 5kg quite quickly but then couldn't lose any more despite being down to 1200 calories per day.

    A nutrionist told me that 1200 calories per day is starvation rations, the body thinks a famine is around the corner, and so stores fat.

    The solution was to eat a high protein diet with a lot of salad and veg.

    For 4 or 5 months I didn't lose weight but clothes became too big as I converted fat to muscle. I continued and after 6 months with the same diet the weight loss started. I've stuck to it and I lost about 2kg per month since.

    It is now getting harder, but I am "just" in the normal category of the BMI tables - 24.7 down from 32.5.

    http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obe ... /bmi-m.htm
     
  15. mpprh

    mpprh · Active Member

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    Now 4 months on I'm still not taking any medication.

    My rolling 90 day fasting glucose results are 89.6 ( 4.9 in UK measurement) with maximums of 104 ( 5.8 ) and minimums of 78 ( 4.3 ).

    Ha1bc is 5.3

    I'm (just) holding my weight around 82kg (13 stone).

    I still have to watch my diet carefully.
     
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