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My annual blood tests and dsn visit !!

Discussion in 'Reactive Hypoglycemia' started by Lamont D, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Hba1c..............37
    FBG.................5.6%
    Liver and kidney function.........normal
    Cholesterol.................4.5 which was described as good. Didn't get a breakdown!
    BP..................130/72
    Weight..........11 stone 6lb.

    I have a new diabetic nurse!
    She described my results as very good for a diabetic!
    What followed was a twenty minute talk between the two of us, explaining what RH is and how I treat it.
    There followed a question and answer session in which my new dsn was very interested on understanding why I'm on a diabetic drug and the impact my food tolerances had on my health and how well I'm doing because of my dietary change. We had a chat on my history and my views on how I help my wife who has T2, and the improvements she has made because of dietary changes.
    She had a very good understanding of a lower carb diet rather than very low and talked about fats, especially saturated fats. Which debated individual needs because she has celiac disease and the consequences of no fat especially saturated fats in the diet, mentioned gluten and the impact that has on dietary choices.
    I mentioned fasting and my experience trial and error that I'm doing.
    We finished by her saying that she is going to read up on RH, and the recommended treatments for it.
    My parting shot was that what I found and experienced was a little more controversial than anything that I've read, and that my endocrinologist has acknowledged my experience so far.
    The dsn replied that because of my appointment, she will have to be more open minded.
    I really like these appointments;):angelic::)
     
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  2. hankjam

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

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    Nice one or actually quite a few nice numbers @nosher8355 and an open minded DSN...
    Well done
    :)
     
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    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Excellent results Nosher and you did a good job in getting the message across. atb Derek
     
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  4. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Cheers lads!
     
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    Hiitsme Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done @nosher8355 on both your results and also starting to educate your new nurse.
     
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    Brunneria Other · Guru

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    Very glad it went well, noshy :)

    Good for your new nurse having an open mind :D
     
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  7. Linagirl

    Linagirl Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Hey nosher just stopped by to check how everyone is doing and that is awesome well done you :) I had my hb1ac results this week first one since diagnosis and it was 39 which I was pleased with. Did anyone see the doctor who have up drugs? It was amazing. His doctors surgery started a walking group and they walked five times a week for half an hour a time and one guy went from type 2 hb1ac to normal just from walking. The nurse said she had never seen anything like it.
     
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    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    That's really good Emma!
    How are you coping?
    Have you had a definitive diagnosis yet?
    I can't be ***** scrolling through your posts, have you seen the endocrinologist again?
     
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    Brunneria Other · Guru

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    Hey, good to see you @Linagirl !

    How are you doing?

    :)
     
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    Linagirl Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I am ok thanks. Seeing the consultant again in October re RH. I haven't got a diagnosis for my other issues but I've had genetic testing and I am homozygous for MTHFR and that is a methylation issue which affects cardiovascular stuff but also heterozygous for factor v Leiden which is a clotting issue. My numbers are good. Cholesterol 4 with high good cholesterol and low bad cholesterol and triglycerides 1.3 but haematologist wants me on aspirin because they basically don't know what happened still!

    I think I have a b12 problem but my blood serum doesn't reflect that. That is my next battle with the docs!

    Good to be back though. I am really struggling to lose weight. Sticking to my diet rigidly and walking couple of miles a day but nothing shifting!

    Oh and I got married :))
     
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  11. Linagirl

    Linagirl Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Some good results for you in many ways;)

    Keep battling and do come back.
    So happy for you!
     
  13. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru

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    Linagirl Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys lovey to be here again
     
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    Kaz261 Reactive hypoglycemia · Well-Known Member

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    Just checking in quickly.

    Great results @Nosher, you must be chuffed to bits!

    Lovely to see you back @Linagirl and a huge CONGRATULATIONS! I trust you are keeping well?
     
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    Linagirl Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Kaz yes all good. Hope
    You are too xx
     
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