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Discussion in 'Type 2 with Insulin' started by poemagraphic, May 20, 2019.

  1. poemagraphic

    poemagraphic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Happy Monday team

    Thank you all for your well wishes. My nose is not so sore and my eye is blacker, that said my pride is well bruised (being a Leo us lions don't take kindly to bashing ourselves) [​IMG]

    SO... Down to business Forgot to test first thing, went in the shower had brekkies (eggy bread with bacon and 3 cherries... Mmmm! Coffee and double cream) stabbed my finger watched the blood sucked up the strip and saw the screen flash up 5.8

    Now today Mon 20th I start my 7th week on insulin and am off to see, for the first time, my diabetes specialist at the hospital.
    I am unsure what he will think about my 30% reduction in insulin and my 50% reduction in Glicaside in 7 weeks!

    I know what I think he should say.... (My daily average is 6.0) However that might differ hugely from what he actually does say.

    Watch this space as 'they' say!
    Have a great day Ya all
    Po

    UPDATE: I have just returned from my hospital appointment.

    Quote from 'The diabetic specialist' after downloading my reader readings...

    "In my twelve years of working in this field this is the best set of figures I have seen. I have only seen two or three other sets of readings that come anywhere close to this in all that time!"


    He went on to say... "I want you to stop taking insulin with immediate effect!"

    O M G!
     
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  2. carol43

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

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    You will have to change your status now. Congratulations and keep up the good work.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Well done you.. he obviously hasn't met many low carbers... you might have to ditch the eggy bread though.
     
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  4. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    That's freakin' wonderful! Both what you have managed, and the reaction of your specialist! Sounds like a keeper :)

    Forgive me my undisguised curiosity (can't think of a believable way to diguise it) but what happened and is it a good story? Whatever it was, I hope the other guy/gal/door/salon table is off worse than you are ;)
     
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  5. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    That sounds like great news. How do you feel about it?
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    That’s great news!
     
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  7. Kittycat_7_

    Kittycat_7_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done you,
     
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  8. poemagraphic

    poemagraphic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Carol. Status change... Life change! Keeping it up is where the difference will show.
    Po
     
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  9. poemagraphic

    poemagraphic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You may well be right bb. Thanks for your help along the way btw. You are an inspiration mate.
    Po
     
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    poemagraphic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi ant it was a piece of wood that my drill got stuck in, swinging it upwards in to my face OUCH!
    That specialist was indeed A1 it must be said. He was well ahead of the game!
    Po
     
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  11. poemagraphic

    poemagraphic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I feel I am so lucky to have a wife who has spent hours and hours looking at different ways of making meals with ingredients that kept me completely on track every step of the way. I feel blessed to have found this site and learnt about how 'Low carb & Keto' can change our lives around.... If we stay the course and don't allow ourself 's to fall back to the ways that led us to T2 in the first place.
    Of course there are so many factors to consider not only what we eat.

    I feel so well DCUK... That is THE most succinct way to answer your question. I must say how well this site is moderated and can't sing it's and your praisers enough. This is honestly all about team work.
    Po
     
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  12. poemagraphic

    poemagraphic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you G its nice of you to say
    Po
     
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    poemagraphic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Kitty
    The support here has been amazing.
     
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    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @poemagraphic

    that's just FANTASTIC news..:D

    what a great start to your week :headphone:
     
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    poemagraphic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    JJ the links you provided where a source of fantastic insight, I learnt so much from what others like your good self linked to.
    Thank God for the internet and this site and its members.
    Po
     
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  16. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Share the winner symbol with your wife please!
     
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  17. KookieMunchster

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

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    That is just wonderful!
     
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    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic work my friend! Absolutely astounding!
     
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    poemagraphic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for saying that she is interested in the amount of support you all have given. She will be happy to receive it I'm certain.

    Po and the Duchess
     
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  20. poemagraphic

    poemagraphic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Kookie... It does mean that I can't post on this thread now... I will miss you all.
    However You can always find me elsewhere. I will be around learning, supporting and posting as normal.
    Po
     
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