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Newbie, 31 neurodiverse type 2!

Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by DiabeticDaddy, Dec 19, 2021.

  1. DiabeticDaddy

    DiabeticDaddy · Member

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    Hello,

    Want to stay anon on here for work reasons but I’m 31 and neurodiverse autism and ADHD I’m currently on 4 metformin and looking to begin a low carb lifestyle in the new year to help me get my sugars under control. I’m 28 stone and find the management of all thus quite over whelming I’ve already posted in another thread and got some great ideas. Just wanted to introduce myself anyway

    BestWishes
    DiabeticDaddy
     
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  2. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    Welcome to the forums @DiabeticDaddy .

    Hopefully the low carb will help your weight as well as your blood sugar levels (weight gain is a side effect of T2).
     
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    Widgets Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Hi and welcome to the forums! You are definitely in the right place.
     
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    Outlier · Well-Known Member

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    Hello and welcome. You'll find lots of help and support here from people who have actual experience of the issues.
     
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    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    Hello and welcome!
     
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    cynetique Type 2 · Active Member

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    VashtiB Type 2 · Moderator
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    Hello and welcome.

    I'm a wife and parent of four neurodiverse people and coincidentally ADHD (and ADD for one) and autism for all. So I do get that life can be that much more challenging.

    The good thing that I have found about a low carb diet is that there are less food options and I am coming closer to being just a carnivore. That has made cooking a bit simpler as much less complicated recipes for my food. So there is real hope.

    Keep reading and posting we are here to listen and help if possible.

    Welcome and good luck.
     
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    coby Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the place where your journey begins :) We all came here with either weight issues or other health or social problems so are the best people to support you hopefully. You really will not regret joining our friendly forum and there is always someone who has tackled things that you may tackle along the way. I wish you a happy and healthier 2022 x
     
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    I am autistic and probably have ADHD too. My 3 young adult kids are also autistic and my twins are also ADHD.
     
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    @VashtiB yes, and food shopping is so much simpler and quicker too. In this time of Covid, it's great to be in and out of the few supermarket aisles I visit in a heartbeat!
     
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