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GP said it can take more than two years to get normal glucose levels.

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Swiggy, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. Swiggy

    Swiggy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Angustia, I do try to walk for 40 minutes a day but I have not managed to be consistent about it. I need to recommit to an exercise plan.
     
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    Swiggy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Wellperson, I will definitely have a look at this, I hope you manage to get your hba1c level and weight back down again. Al is a beautiful tabby cat who decided to adopt me many years ago.
     
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    Swiggy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ickihun, I'd like to hear more too. C
     
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    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I stopped weighing myself when I reached 264lb, on the way up, and am over 3 stone less than that now, and continue to lose inches even though my weight seems stable. I have less of an equator more a waistline these days and have had to remake or dispose of clothes due to my changing shape.
     
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    Three thinks that may speed up process (in addition to very low carb)
    • Metformin, don't think of it as taking a drug for life, think of it as an option to get faster improvements. Most people don't get side effects for more then a few days provided they start with a low dose, take it with food, and slowly increase the dose.
    • Resistance training to build muscle and hence reduce long term inslin resistance, I like the method in the "Body by Science" book.
    • HIIT to remove gloygen from muscles and hence reduce inslin resistance over the next day or two..
    • (Resistance training can be done as HIIT to get the most benefits)
     
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    Swiggy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Ringi, I will get the results of my blood tests on Friday and will discuss with my GP. I felt very deflated on Thursday but hearing from forum members has made me feel much more positive about my reducing hba1c levels and the fact that I am sustaining these improvements.
     
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