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Insulin sensitivity improvement

Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by Goonergal, Aug 13, 2019 at 6:44 PM.

  1. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Feeling very chuffed today. Got the results of my second ever Insulin Resistance test and in 9 months while HBA1C has remained constant, there has been a significant improvement in insulin sensitivity, which gives me confidence that keto is helping to address the underlying cause of my type 2.

    In November 2018, fasting insulin was 13.1 with insulin resistance 2.9.

    Today fasting insulin is 5.5 and insulin resistance is 1.1.

    The scale is below for reference.

    1 = insulin sensitive

    Above 1.9 = early insulin resistance

    Above 2.9 = significant insulin resistance
     
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  2. ert

    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow. You're certainly making progress. I'm taking this is a HOMA scale. My insulin resistance is 0.5.
     
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  3. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Thanks. Yes, it’s the HOMA scale.
     
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    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Great news @Goonergal so pleased for you it’s brilliant when things continue to improve
     
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  5. Guna108

    Guna108 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This is a fantastic result. Do they check your insulin resistance when you go for the HbA1C test? I have my 3 month test coming up.
     
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  6. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    I don’t believe that insulin resistance tests are available on the NHS. I have had both of mine done privately using medichecks, who provide an excellent service.
     
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  7. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    All that hard work really did pay off. What can't speak can't lie. You're a star!
     
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    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    What brilliant news! Well done!

    And it really goes to show that the benefits are cumulative.

    V chuffed for you :D
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Brilliant news!
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Ace news SUPERSTAR
    Well done you!
     
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  12. carol43

    carol43 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Well done.
     
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  13. Caeseji

    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Absolute flipping inspiration :cat:
     
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  14. Debandez

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

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    My jaw is open! That is absolutely FANTASTIC. So happy for you @Goonergal. You have worked hard on it and its paying dividends.
     
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  15. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    That's fantastic.... and you're carnivore now, so that will be interesting to see next time you get it done.
     
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  16. JohnyT2

    JohnyT2 Type 2 (in remission!) · Member

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    Wow inspirational...you almost halved yourself in size...
    Great transformation both physically as well as Diabetes control and Insulin Resistance.
    Reminds me of an movie named "Honey I shrunk the kids" :D
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    Hows the skins response to weight loss, has it tighten up naturally?
    Whats your desired weight and do you plan to keep going on Keto ?
     
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    Last edited: Aug 14, 2019 at 5:57 AM
  17. JoKalsbeek

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

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    Excellent work, Posterchild! Gives the rest of us something to aspire to. So proud!
     
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  18. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Fantastic work @Goonergal we have some really inspiring individuals here on the forum, it's great to share these stories.
     
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    FantomPoet Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow fantastic results @Goonergal Congratulations. I just jumped over to Medichecks to look at those tests. They say they send a kit out for the sample, is it a fingerprick or a little more exciting? I never thought of getting tested privately as the GP tended to veer me away from further tests.
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Thanks. The devices for finger pricking supplied by Medichecks look brutal. One or two members have struggled with them. As getting blood out of me is always problematic I’ve always opted to pay for their phlebotomy service.
     
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