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HBA1C risen sharply over a year

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by LizH1962, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    As long as you only use it in tea or coffee in modest quantities skimmed milk is fine. I am like you. I have used skimmed milk in my tea for half my life and hate anything creamy in it - even semi skimmed. The difference in the number of carbs is negligible if you use it sparingly.
     
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    smw99 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You sound as though you have had a lot of stress this year and that will have an impact on your levels but more importantly so will your food. If you follow standard NHS advice to eat 'healthily' then for most of us that will be a disaster. I no longer eat any fruit except small amounts of berries, no root vegetables, no cereal, bread, pasta or rice. If I ate what you describe, my levels would shoot up.

    You do need to test if you want to improve your health. Skipping meals is not a bad thing! It is is pure convention that we need to eat 3 times a day with snacks in between. I regularly skip dinner now and feel absolutely great on low carb and eating when I am hungry. So take a deep breathe, give yourself time to absorb all of the help you can get on this forum and then stop eating the food that raises your blood glucose. For most of us that has a pretty rapid effect.
     
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  3. LizH1962

    LizH1962 Type 2 · Member

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    Thank you! I actually had Avocado and smoked salmon for breakfast today - should have seen my husband’s face! Lunch is about to be scrambled eggs with bacon. It will take time, but I’m determined to do it! I’m gazing longingly at my fruit bowl, which has been a huge part of the problem I now realise. I was always snacking on fruit :(. Berries it will be now!
     
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    Tone E Type 2 · Member

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    Hi, I don't usually comment on things here, but I do read some of the threads sometimes and I learn from them very often. When I discovered this site it was like one of those scenes where a shaft of golden light splits a darkened sky. In particular, the 'basic information' post from daisy1 is difficult to place a value on when you have been given no information from the medics, apart from what appears to amount to a sentence of a protracted death. It's lovely to see you all at it here, providing guidance and comfort to people. You've helped me massivley. Thank you all! LizH1962, you really have come to the right place.
     
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  5. smw99

    smw99 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done! You will probably be surprised how quickly your blood glucose number goes down. I was addicted to fruit so I know how you feel. Just look on it as sugar! Eggs are brilliant. Be prepared to drink plenty as you adjust your diet and keep your salt levels up initially as you lose water. Dietdoctor.com. is a great website for food ideas and showing you which vegetables and foods are good to eat. Hopefully after a few days you will feel very energetic. I found myself spring cleaning the kitchen in the evening rather than falling asleep on the sofa!
     
  6. LizH1962

    LizH1962 Type 2 · Member

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    @Mike D @JoKalsbeek @xfieldok @Bluetit1802 @Rachox @Antje77 @HICHAM_T2 Hi all, thought I’d update you...

    Had my abdominal scan on Saturday. Lovely radiographer was a bit puzzled as to why I’d been referred and said he’d send report, but there was nothing visibly wrong. Saw my GP today. He confirmed ‘no gross abnormalties’ and my blood tests were good. I told him I’d taken heaps of advice from all of you, switched my diet around, bought a meter etc and was ‘eating to the meter’ and my blood glucose has dropped markedly. He took a look at the results in the app on my phone and I’m sitting between 35 and 39 . I can’t thank all of you enough for your advice and helping me sort all this out! Seeing the diabetic nurse for a review on the 28th, but I feel much more relaxed about it all!
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations! Well done you. Keep up the good work.
     
  8. JoKalsbeek

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

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    You have moved mountains! Well done, and congratulations!
     
  9. Rachox

    Rachox Other · Type 2 - well controlled. Moderator.
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    What a relief to hear your scan is clear! And well done on the reductions in levels you are already seeing.
    Good that your GP didn’t get on the ‘no need to test’ wagon when you showed him your app. My GP originally said no need to test but then at a later date looked very interestedly at my data! I hope your nurse is impressed too.
     
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    Hi
    This is good news, congratulations
     
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    Lactose free milk works for me and there are less carbs in it. I have tried it as my daughter in law is lactose intolerant and she loves home made trifle. You can make a good one with sugar free jelly with some berries added instead of the sponge fingers. Then make a custard either with eggs or just use custard powder but beware of the carbs in that. Whip some lactose free cream and put on top. Decorate with some frozen or fresh berries. This will be my Christmas pudding this year and will be quids in with my daughter in law too!
     
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