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just thought i would update folks

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by chrissieworne, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. chrissieworne

    chrissieworne · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, ages since I last went in here, I had been on the Lighterlife plan for 10 months and I lost 6 stones to get to normal weight and BMI. :clap: I had to come off my Gliclazide when I started plan so was on no meds at all. I have now been off plan and on conventional foods for three months and am maintaining my goal weight within a 3 pound leeway either side. :D I now realise my eating consists of 2 portions low fat dairy, 2 fruit portions, 3-4 veg/salad portions, 1 small carb portion, 1 small whole meal portion and 2 small-med protein portions per day. I am never hungry and yes, I have the occasional sugar free jelly and treat. When I was diagnosed 4yrs ago next March my HBAIC was 9.2, I struggled with Metformin and Gliclazide and alhtough I managed to lose a bit of weight the lowest I got my HBAIC to was mid 6's and I couldn't maintain it. My last HBAIC was 5.4!!! My GP said I had "reversed the Diabetes" he said it does not mean I am now non-diabetic but that If I was tested for the very first time now I would not be Diabetic! :shock: I am chuffed to mint balls and feel so well. I am aware it will be a struggle to keep it off but I am a new woman inside and out. My main concern is I can still sometimes feel "hypoish" and when I check my levels I can be at 4, I eat regularly but this has confused me :eh: as I am not on meds and I would have thought my body would be used to lower BG now, any ideas??? By the way my BP is fine, actually last yr I was borderline for meds but now it is actually low so I can feel giddy if I get up in a hurry for example.
    Meant to add, my Thyroid has been checked and my Thyroxine reduced last month so am not over medicated. :crazy: Thanks folks, Chris
     
  2. Osidge

    Osidge Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Well done!!

    Regards

    Doug
     
  3. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Could be just your body getting use to the lower levels or a side-effect of your other medications, if it persists have a word with your gp Chrissie.

    btw, well done on the fantastic weight loss and Hba1c :clap:
     
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    juliebambimolly · Newbie

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    Well done!! ive lost 2 stone in a year and a half and am eating healtier
     
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    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Great news and results to you both :clap: :clap:
    Its inspiring to hear these successful stories and updates .
    Am sure they will encourage others :thumbup:
    Anna.
     
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