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Discussion in 'Weight Loss and Dieting' started by Numan, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. Numan

    Numan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just had my blood test results, 2 and a half months after diagnosis, dropped from 55 to 42 and lost 19 kilos, purely on reduced carbs and exercise. Doctor and Diabetes nurse absolutely chuffed to bits and DN doing lots of research on low carbs to advise others. Thank you all for advice and support
     
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  2. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Great stuff. Well done!

    I guess it’s a sign of just how rare this still this, when HCPs continue to be shocked at the turnarounds. I guess the patients just have to keep educating them all :)
     
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  3. Mike D

    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    19 kilos in 2.5 months? Good effort
     
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    Rosiegough_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wonderful x
     
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    Dr Snoddy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic result!!
     
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    tayelola Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Feathers to your cap Numan
     
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    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Fabulous job, well done!
     
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    Rustytypin Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Super result, both A1c and weight loss. Keep on keeping on!
    Fantastic that your HCPs are on board.
     
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    Spl@ Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Well done.

    My lot considered the 47 a spurious number. They went from interested to disbelieving.
    Your lucky you have a good hcp. I have to word my responses carefully to avoid the eat well plate.
     
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  10. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Fantastic results! Very well done!
     
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    carol43 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations and keep up the good work.
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Very well done, that is brilliant. Keep it up. :)
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    @Numan
    Brilliant HbA1c results and fantastic weight loss.. well done to you indeed for taking control..
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Brilliant @Numan congratulations!
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Huge well done from me, Numan.

    You may or may not know, this site has an App on the NHS website forr the Low Carb programme (LCP). The LCP is a 12 week structurreed education programme on low carb eating, for those with T2, prrediabetes and those who are experiencing obesity. It can actually be prescrribed these days, although that aspect is fairly recent.

    Anyway, anyway, the crux of the matter is there is also a Health Care Professionals (HCP) area, to support HCPs who would like to support their patients adopting this way of eating. The LCP can be found here: https://www.lowcarbprogram.com/

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    If your Diabetes Nurse is doing her reseacrh, signing up there could be worthwhile.

    There is also a module on the Royal College of General Practitioners website to bring GPs and other medical support staff up to the starrting point for lower carb eating. All they need forr that one is their NHS emil address. That can be found, in the learning portfolio arrea, here: http://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/course/search.php?search=type+2+diabetes

    Then scroll down to this:

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    They even earn continuous professional development point for doing that module. Win:win!

    Any issues, they could always email forum@diabetes.co.uk and they'll be referred to the correct people.

    Again, big well done from me. You've done incredibly well in a short time.
     
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    Flora123 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations!
     
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    Andy V Smith · Newbie

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    JohnyT2 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    19kgs in 2.5months, awesome. Its like almost 250-300gms per day
    What was your weight when you started.

    I am more worried about, if this will give a shock to body as such a rapid loss, will make body go into starvation mode, which would mean liver hard to convert available energy to store as fat.

    None the less do share your diet plan to understand what triggered such a fast loss.
     
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    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    There is no need to be concerned about problems associated with methods of losing weight which don't actually work.
    Low carb is not starvation because we eat meat and fat, the two essential food groups and cut out carbs, which are the source of body fat in the first place.
     
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    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    You usually go into starvation mode when you are actually, literally, starving. As in, not getting sufficient calories. With low carb/high fat you get plenty of those, you just cut carbs. The fats you add into your diet make sure you don't end up in starvation mode, or anywhere near Scurvy and the like. :)
     
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