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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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    Thanks very much for your encouragement!
     
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    Sheila L Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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

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

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    Sheila L Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks very much for your reply and encouragement. It certainly seems to have caused a “stir” my eating porridge for breakfast (sorry, really bad joke!) I know others on the Forum advocate having a meter and they think it really strange that I am eating porridge. Although the boiled eggs sound quite nice, I’m still not sure that I could eat them for breakfast. I don’t think I’m ready to abandon my porridge just yet!

    I’m really pleased that you’ve found the Forum helpful and supportive and that you are doing well. It is good to know that there are so many others with the same condition, who can offer their help and that we can gain from the experience of others.

    Thank you very much for contacting me. Best wishes with your diabetes.
    Sheila
     
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    presidentholmes Type 2 · Member

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    Well done you, we both have very similar situations. I am intrigued by the hereditary diagnosis. My paternal grandmother, my father and his sister all had diabetes, type 2. They were all very thin, I am fat . I asked a doctor if they can tell if it is hereditary and he told me that there is no test that can determine that. Did they do a specific test on you to determine that? If so, can you tell me what it is as I’d like to find out more. Thanks.
     
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    presidentholmes Type 2 · Member

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    Yes, I have porridge with blueberries, cinnamon and chia seeds. A whole lotta health in that bowl.
     
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    presidentholmes Type 2 · Member

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    This is intriguing. I will have my bowl of porridge with bluberries, cinnamon, chia and skimmed milk and definitely check my blood sugar 2 hours later. Intriguing...most intriguing.
     
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    Sheila L Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you very much for your reply my Post. I am very pleased with my recent test results, as indeed my doctor was also. It was not my own doctor who told me that my diabetes is hereditary. It was another partner/doctor in the practice who phoned with my blood results and told me I was diabetic. He called me immediately to the surgery and put me on Metformin. I’m not sure how he determined that my diabetes is hereditary. I certainly don’t think it was based on any tests; it just seemed to be a statement of fact based on his opinion! It may not even be correct.

    I was overweight at the time of my diagnosis in May. I have since lost a lot of weight and of course, I have been following this strict eating regime of avoiding all the things I love. The two combined brought my HbA1c down from 110 to 50.

    I’m sorry I can’t give you any help concerning tests for ascertaining whether or not your diabetes is hereditary.

    With kind regards, Sheila
     
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    Sheila L Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m glad I’m not the only one on this Forum eating porridge! Sheila
     
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    Sheila L Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    All the best with the testing. It is intriguing. I shall certainly be very interested to hear what effect eating porridge has on your blood sugar. I shall be very upset if I have to stop eating porridge - I think it’s about my only permitted treat!

    Kind regards, 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. Sheila
     
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    Sheila L Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks very much for your encouragement. Yes, it is a shame Autumn is coming - I love summer. Sheila
     
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    Congratulations @Sheila L. You are going in the right direction and should keep on doing what you have been doing and that includes eating porridge.
     
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    Thanks very much for the encouragement, Syd. I’m glad you approve of my porridge! Sheila
     
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    That's inspiring, well done!
     
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    Sheila L Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks very much!
     
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    Thanks very much. Sorry I missed replying sooner.
     
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