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It’s not a one way street

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by DisFanJen, Feb 26, 2022.

  1. DisFanJen

    DisFanJen Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Been a while since I posted, been so busy with life and all that, but I thought I’d share this for all the people who get despondent about it all.

    So on the 23rd of Jan, 2021 I started to feel terrible, like all people I assumed it was COVID. When I started to have trouble breathing, we called an ambulance.

    It was a DKA, my diabetes was wildly out of control. I was in resus for several hours (where the words “possible multiple organ failure” were mentioned when they thought I was out of it), a week on a specialist ward, and moved on to insulin.

    Fast forward. It’s 25th of Feb (13 months later) I’ve lost just shy of 10 stone, I’ve gone from 24 Lantus & 6 \7 NovoRapid with every meal to just 12 Lantus and no NovoRapid. And I have my diabetic review.

    Numbers are normal. As in normal human non-diabetic range, if anything slightly lower end of that range.

    And now they are looking at taking me off the Lantus. No more daily injections…

    This may look like a “look at me!” Post, but I have the willpower of a piece of lettuce.

    This is a “if I can do it, anyone can” post and if it gives even one person a bit of hope, it was worth all the tapping away on my
    phone. :)
     
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    #1 DisFanJen, Feb 26, 2022 at 8:35 AM
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  2. shelley262

    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you had a very scary experience in hospital a year ago but you used the experience to turn your health around and take control. Congratulations on reaching safer shores. A 10 stone weight loss too wow!
     
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    Outlier · Well-Known Member

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    That's a terrific result and all credit to you - you found out what needed doing and you did it! Be proud. You made your luck, you created your success, and you are a great inspiration to others as well.
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done! What did you do during the last year to lose the weight and reduce the Insulin?
     
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    Dr Snoddy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What an amazing outcome!
     
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  6. DisFanJen

    DisFanJen Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I did what all the docs reckon you should do, eat healthily and exercise (who’da thunk being healthier makes you healthy? ;) )

    I’m on a carb and calorie controlled diet, but not keto, and not starvation levels of calories (about 1500 Cals and 100 carbs a day but I vary al little each side of that and some times have a calorie cheat day, but never a carb cheat day).

    I exercise 1 hour daily in 2 1/2 hour stints, one after lunch and one after diner to take edge of any possible BG spikes. That’s about it. :)
     
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    Ronancastled Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  8. Jayne1983

    Jayne1983 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Love it
     
  9. DisFanJen

    DisFanJen Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Lol!
     
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    Congratulations, WOW!
     
  11. Mbaker

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

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    Love that last part of exercise after eating, I think of it as coverage, which makes so much sense and it technically proven to lower bg.
     
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