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Historic Hba1c - Consistency Achieved :)

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by mytype1.life, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. mytype1.life

    mytype1.life Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    This week was my 6 monthly diabetes endo appointment. The last time I saw this particular consultant (1 year ago) I left the room feeling incredibly demotivated, lost and hopeless. So much so that I tried my best to hold back the tears as I waited inline to book my next appointment then cried all my way back to my car and beyond (I’m normally pretty poker faced and rarely cry!) I couldn’t snap out of feeling so down about my diabetes, this went on for months.
    In September I joined the Forum and from there everything changed... I found out about the Libre, went low carb, joined the T1 community on Instagram and got the best HbA1c and control in my 24 years of diabetic life.
    The Libre definitely helped me but it’s not the sensor alone that caused change - it’s using the insight to make informed choices and it’s the hard work and commitment required every single day. It’s also learning from this incredible community.
    It’s taken me years to find what works for me, with very little support from my consultant. I still see people’s HbA1c way lower than mine and have to stop myself from feeling guilty and comparing myself. This consistent HbA1c is progress for me, this is my good and I’m not striving for anything more than continued control, even if that means a slight rise in HbA1c over time.
    Whilst my appointment experience was disappointing yet again... 1.5 hours wait, not once asked how I’ve achieved results it went well in that all my results were good:
    - HbA1c
    - cholesterol
    - no weight gain

    Thank you for all the support
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  2. Knikki

    Knikki · Guest

    Cool well done :)
     
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  3. jlarsson

    jlarsson Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Incredible what a life changer the Libre is isn't it, I learned more about myself from using it for just a few months than I did in 14 years as a diabetic including all the meetings and explanations from various specialists etc. Me being of the extremely high metabolism kind, I've never struggled with weight or anything like that, but as a diabetic the ability to eat like a man of three times my size with zero weight gain can be extremely dangerous internally when you don't care or have the ability to look at what actually happens to your insides when you eat like that.
     
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  4. mytype1.life

    mytype1.life Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Exactly! Glad you’ve found it to help you too.
     
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  5. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Superb. The forum may have helped but you put in the work.
     
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  6. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Very, very well done. I recall you arriving here, with your other name, and how down you were. What you have shown, along with many other things, is the power of self-empowerment.
     
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    lindijanice Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey @mytype1.life what great results!! I have so enjoyed seeing you blossom into the confident Type1 that you are now - glad you changed your name too:) Continued success to you! Blessings/L
     
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    mytype1.life Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much!
     
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    mytype1.life Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you
     
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    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Larryk 2 Type 1 · Member

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    Well done! What an example!
     
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    mytype1.life Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you
     
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    mytype1.life Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you
     
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @mytype1.life . Now then, you've already been awarded a " top banana " award for achievements in running shoes:).
    The award of another " top banana " would be unprecedented BUT what the heck.
    Have another banana, you deserve it:).
    Well done.;)
     
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  15. mytype1.life

    mytype1.life Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Haha!

    I feel honoured! Thank you
     
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    JoeT1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Incredible. Well done :)
     
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    mytype1.life Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Joe, hope you are well
     
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