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I love my Doctor!

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Pink_Minx, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. Pink_Minx

    Pink_Minx Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was diagnosed in April 2015 at 7.6 and was put onto Metformin. I was very depressed and angry and was determined to do something about it.

    I started following the standard NHS guidelines re diet and saw no difference in my BG levels. I then started following a low GI diet and saw no difference either. I then found the LCHF diet and with all the amazing help and advice from you lovely people, have managed to reduce my BG to 5.5 in July and am now down to 5.0.

    I went to my Doctor today to talk about coming off the Metformin. (I used loads of info gleaned from this forum and blinded him with science!) He called me his star patient and totally supported my decision. He did add a proviso in that I'll have another HbA1c test in four months to check on my progress. He also understands my need to test my reaction to new/different foods (although not enough to put the strips on prescription!). I'm determined to stay off the meds, so foresee fingers remaining pincushions for some time!

    All in all, I'm a happy bunny today so have had some kippers for lunch to celebrate - boy, am I a cheap date?!

    I just wanted to say thank you to those of you who have helped, either directly or indirectly. I've not posted a great deal, but am an avid reader!

    I'm going to stick with the LCHF way of life as it clearly suits me. Incidentally, it's also got rid of my foot neuropathy as well - result!

    Thanks again and wish you nothing but good stuff!

     
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    BooJewels Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations and very well done - keep up the good work!
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    excellent news very well done you!
     
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    Redsnapper Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Excellent stuff.Great results and very inspiring.Always good to hear stories such as yours.Helps to remind me I am not in this on my own.
     
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    oldman1954 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done keep it up :D:D
     
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    Pink_Minx Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks very much, guys. It can be very daunting and lonely, can't it? I can't stress how much this and the Low Carb Forum have helped me.

    Big hugs all round!
     
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    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hiitsme Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done you, and eating kippers, I'm banned from eating them because of the smell, only get the odd one at bbq al fresco
     
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    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Brilliant!
    Well done. :D:D:D
     
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  11. Pink_Minx

    Pink_Minx Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Er, yes, might be regretting them now - the flat is a tad whiffy! Shame the bedroom is right by the kitchen...

    (They were yummy though!)

     
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    Pink_Minx Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Update on my post in February!

    My last HbA1c was 5.0 and my GP said I could stop the Metformin and to go back for another test in three months. He'd then make the call as to whether I could come off them permanently. He warned me that it would probably go up and not to get too upset if it did.

    Well, I went for the test last week and have my diabetic review with the Nurse booked in for Thursday, but I couldn't wait for the results, so rang the surgery today. OMG - I'm at 4.6!! I can't wait to tell the Nurse on Thursday how I managed it (LCHF) - she wasn't keen on me doing it at all!

    I'm doing little happy dances all over the place - I feel like a teenager! :D:):D:)

    I'm also on fast day 1 of the 5:2 fast and feeling really positive that it will give me another boost.

    I hope this gives some support to people at the beginning of their diagnosis and/or LCHF journey when everything is confusing and overwhelming. It really does work.

    Thanks again everyone - this is a fabulous forum. Hugs all round! :D
     
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    Hiitsme Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    berylc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic results. Wonder what the dreaded nurse will say now!
     
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    Alicki Reactive hypoglycemia · Well-Known Member

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    Great results


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    Pink_Minx Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'll post as soon as I get back to let you know!

    Thanks @berylc, @Hiitsme and @Alicki.
     
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    NurseDee Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant - well done ....
     
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    Pink_Minx Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Pink_Minx Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you - I have to admit, I'm still grinning!
     
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