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HBA1c after low carbing.

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Onlinecaroline, Apr 20, 2021.

  1. Onlinecaroline

    Onlinecaroline · Well-Known Member

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    Was diagnosed in January HBA1c level of 88. Have been very low carbing since and it is now now 36. Absolutely delighted, just had to share the news and thank everyone on the forum who has helped with meal ideas and encouragement.
     
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  2. Ronancastled

    Ronancastled Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What a massive turnaround in such a short window.
    An inspiration.
     
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  3. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Brilliant result! Keep up the good work!
     
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  4. Rocksteady

    Rocksteady Type 2 · Active Member

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    This is positive news. Well done.

    Would you be willing to share what you ate on your low carb on a typical day? How low low carb did you go?

    Once again well done.
     
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  5. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Wow that's amazing well done for taking control over your health and life!
     
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  6. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    That is an incredible turn around, congrats. Brilliant!
     
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  7. pinkjude

    pinkjude · Well-Known Member

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    Amazing. I am on low carb after HBa1c of 84 in March . Trying but 8.1 just now. Will see after lunch. Cant be food as had no carbs today or very few anyway
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Master
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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  10. Onlinecaroline

    Onlinecaroline · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all. Couldn’t have done it without the support here, particularly the low carb thread.

    So I’ve cut down to 2 meals a day - lunch if I’m at home it’s usually eggs, with some bacon, or avocado or good quality sausages. At work some low carb bread with corn beef, butter and some smoked sausage plus a sugar free jelly.

    Dinner - range of different things but usually in a week aubergine lasagne, steak one night, homemade Nando’s chicken thighs, fajitas with a low carb wrap. Any kind of meat and veg. Followed by a low carb brownie/ protein bar or dark chocolate.

    I think I’m probably getting about 30g a day but most veg and the dark chocolate.
     
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  11. Mrs T 123

    Mrs T 123 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Well done - keep up the good work!
     
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  12. pr126

    pr126 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    HBA1c down to 33 from last year's 35.

    Nearly 3 years without medication and diabetes.
    Low carb, high fat, 16 hours fasting every day, indoor walking on a treadmill.

    Feeling fine.
     
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  13. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Outstanding work delighted for you.
     
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  14. zand

    zand Type 2 · Master

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    Brilliant! Well done and thanks for sharing :)
     
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  15. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    And your tips and tricks for staying motivated and on track are....?
     
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  16. pr126

    pr126 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Keto is not just a diet, it is a lifestyle.
    I want to prove that diabetes is not a life sentence.
     
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  17. pr126

    pr126 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Recipe for keto Bread:



    Pizza chaffles, Blueberry Muffins etc.
     

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  18. tinmonkey

    tinmonkey Type 2 · Member

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    So many success stories just prove that current established advice is woefully inaccurate. How long before things change?

    Well done to everyone who has made the change and are now experiencing improved health. I know that I'm one of the lucky ones too!
     
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  19. KennyA

    KennyA Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Outstanding.
     
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  20. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Expert

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    A brilliant result @Onlinecaroline

    bravo on putting in the time,
    not always easy, BUT oh SO rewarding.
     
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