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My first 3-month Diabetes Review

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Sheila L, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. Sheila L

    Sheila L Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2 in May 2019. I was told by the doctor that it was hereditary as both my paternal grandmother and my father both had it. My grandma used insulin and my father was on tablets. In May, my HbA1c was 110 and out of control. My doctor immediately put me on Metformin 500 prolonged-release tablets to take each morning with food. I saw the Diabetic Specialist Nurse the following Tuesday and she showed me where 110 came on her chart and said it was very high. It was a real wake-up call.

    I immediately cut out all cakes, puddings, chocolate, biscuits, sweet drinks, etc. I eat more fish and chicken now and just a little red meat. I eat lots of salads and lots of fresh vegetables. I know that a lot of fruit contains natural sugar but I do eat fruit. Instead if grapes, I substitute blueberries. For my breakfast I have porridge. I drink only tea, coffee and sparkling or filtered water.

    I did a lot of research online. I read that walking helps to reduce the level of sugar in the blood. I bought us season tickets for our local castle and gardens and we aim to go out for a walk a few times a week. We try to walk where we can instead of using the car. In three months since I was diagnosed I’ve lost 1.5 stone in weight, through diet and exercise.

    My doctor phoned me whilst I was on holiday at the end of August. She told me that my HbA1c is now 50 and said she was really pleased at how well I’ve done. I’ve had to be very self-disciplined in order to avoid all those tempting foods, particularly when my husband is eating them. I’d like to encourage anyone else in a similar position to keep to the plan - it does work!

    Many people on this Forum have been very supportive to me and I wanted ti thank them and to inform them of my success. I just wish I knew how to reply to those people who wrote to me but I trust they will see this post. I intend to continue in the same way and I would like to lose a little more weight. I hope my story will help someone else reading this who has recently been diagnosed and encourage them to persevere and not to lose heart.

    Thanks to everyone for your support; it is much appreciated.
    Sheila
     
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    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I'm impressed that you can eat oats - it must be all that walking.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Fantastic result! Cut your HbA1c in half! Keep up the good work!
     
  5. Sheila L

    Sheila L Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks very much.
     
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  6. Christina0308

    Christina0308 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Great results and great work, well done..:D:D
     
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  7. Sheila L

    Sheila L Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks - much appreciated. Sheila
     
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    Guna108 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done.
     
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    Sheila L Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks very much.
     
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    carol43 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Well done and keep up the good work.
     
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  11. Sheila L

    Sheila L Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks very much. I will. Sheila
     
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    VashtiB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Stories like these are wonderful- congratulations!
     
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    mojo37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done and keep up the good work :)
     
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  14. Sheila L

    Sheila L Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the encouragement! Sheila
     
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    Sheila L Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks very much. Sheila
     
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    Sheila L Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks very much!
     
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    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Sheila L

    what a glorious result.

    110 may / 50 august....wow

    Respect.
     
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    Sheila L Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks very much for the encouragement. Sheila
     
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    Barba_Rossa Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done Sheila. Your determination and commitment is admirable.
     
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    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    @Sheila L well done on your progress - I was wondering how you got on.
     
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