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Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Dave Brierley, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. jack412

    jack412 Type 2 · Expert

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    as far as I know, it was requested to write that post by management, to pin it on the LC page, why would anyone be upset about people being referred to it, to read?

    removed personal comments .
     
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  2. anna29

    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Daisy's new member support post will continue to be used .
    Along with the sticky within the low carb forum .
    These both will continue to run as separate pieces of information .
    Members can choose which to read and digest in their own good time .

    Time is needed especially for any newbies to digest plentiful information .
    As too much can overwhelm and overload .

    Please lets get back on track here .
    Back to support the OP of this thread .
     
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    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    This is for all members to recap on - original OP post .
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    @Dave Brierley welcome to the forum from me :) As the others have said when you have had the chance to read our replies ask us if there is anything else you need to know. It will all become clearer eventually honestly!:)
     
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    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    This thread is still being derailed .
    Please use the PM source to discuss personal comments .
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Dave as I read your post, I see 2 main questions.......How to bring down your blood glucose levels? and.... Do you really need statins?

    I suggest the first one is most important for now, so that's where I would start if I were you. Some people tell us what they eat on a normal day and we help them from there, but that is up to you. It's your call now! :)
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Hello and welcome to the forum dave. I hope you find it interesting, helpful and supportive. So have a good look around.

    Best wishes RRB :)
     
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  8. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    As to statins, there was a good thread recently here
    http://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/still-confused-about-statins.68766/

    As to diet, I personally low GI/GL which got my BG levels down, then finished it off with the Newcastle diet, then back onto low GI/GL.

    But you need to find a diet that suits you, one you can stick to for life.

    A BG meter is also a good way to track your progress, as that way you can see what individual foods do to you.
    Also, a slower decrease is better for your body than a sudden decrease.
     
  9. Dave Brierley

    Dave Brierley Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all.
    Thanks for all the replies and the links to really quite helpful stuff.

    I've ordered a BG monitor so I can check my BG and find out whats the best to eat and not to eat, I ordered the monitor Saturday they dispatched Tuesday and its still not here after Thursdays post, probably delayed due to Christmas. i

    I had a good look around the kitchen at all the food labels and was surprised at what I can't/shouldn't eat, a shame really as I love cornflakes and sometimes have two bowls a day, (but always at least one bowl a day) but they are about 90% carb, so I might have to cut cornflakes out and find something else quick and easy for breakfast, (wheatabix) are not much lower either).

    I was quite surprised to discover I get metformin free, it's not very often I get something for nothing, I have the form here and I'll fill it in soon, it would be nice if I can backdate it as I paid for my first lot, I sat in the chemist thinking I'd just spent nearly £20 on drugs, now thats a first.

    Dave
     
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  10. jack412

    jack412 Type 2 · Expert

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    sounds like you are getting the hang of it already :)
    I'm on the LCHF diet, it’s a long page and a few good video’s
    http://www.dietdoctor.com/lchf
    For me, the more carbs we eat the more carbs we want. they don’t give up easy
    http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/lowcarb101/a/firstweek.htm
     
  11. Brunneria

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    Hi Dave, and welcome!

    As you've seen, we have some lively debates on diet. :D

    But everyone has the same goal - keeping our blood glucose down to acceptable levels, and enjoying our food as much as we can.

    Once your meter arrives you will find out very quickly how your body responds to the different foods you eat, and after that it just takes a bit of common sense to cut (or reduce) the foods that raise your blood glucose to high.

    In the meantime, don't have too many expectations.
    There are people on here who can eat porridge and bread with no problems. But they send my blood glucose very high. You may be one of the lucky ones. :)
     
  12. Clivethedrive

    Clivethedrive Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello Dave b, welcome to the best forum on the web, ask as many questions as you need too,and you will get the answer here,it's all a bit confusing too start with but be live me you will get lots of help here:))
     
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    Hey welcome to the best club in town :)
     
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    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Once you get your exemption card, which is valid for five years, you'll get all your prescription meds free!
     
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