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Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by KeithD, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. KeithD

    KeithD Type 1 · Member

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    Hello

    Just a quick introduction,

    Im 38 married with a 5 year old son, I have Type 1 that was diagnosed when i was 7 years old,
    Don't think it has ever been really badly controlled but never really been great once i got to the age it became all my responsibility (and at the time better things to do than worry about this) rather than my parents putting a lot of time and effort into it.
    Have had a large amount of laser work across both eyes and vitrectomy on one, although I have been lucky with the laser work, it has all been around the outside rather than centre.

    Starting reading the forum and web site in the last few days as i'm now a few weeks into some big changes,
    Massive diet overhaul which has resulted in me lowering my insulin dose a long way, weight is starting to drop at a steady rate, and already feeling a little more healthy.
    Plan to get test results in a better more stable range, shed a couple stone, become and feel healthier,

    Lots of great stuff on the site so I expect to be spending plenty of time around.

    And i really want a FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system when it gets released.
     
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    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Hi Keith and welcome to the forum :)

    Sadly diabetic retinopathy is the big kick up the backside that gets most people to take their diabetes more serious, I've been there myself.

    It looks like your doing all the right things and I hope your good progress continues, just be mindful though that you shouldn't tighten your bg control up too quick when you have diabetic retinopathy as this can make the condition worse, maybe best to have a chat with your Ophthalmologist or Diabetes Consultant first and they will advise you further.

    Good luck!!!!
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    KeithD Type 1 · Member

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    Hi Noblehead

    I haven't had any treatment on my eyes for about 3 years now, i started taking better control a couple years before that when it first started, you are right it did give me the kick i needed,
    Now im not making massive changes to my BG levels, slightly lower, but i have made massive changes to my diet, less carbs and better carbs, , this has led to bringing my BG down that last step to where i want it but also reduced my insulin requirements to keep it there, and started to shift some excess lbs
     
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    Welcome to the forum Keith :)
     
  8. noblehead

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    That's great news Keith on all fronts :)
     
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