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Newly Diagnosed T2

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Nottsandy, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. Nottsandy

    Nottsandy Type 2 · Member

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    Hi Everybody

    I have been pre diabetic for about 4 years now my HbA1c has been in the high 40's (46-47) I followed the 5:2 diet for a year and my reading dropped to 43 which I was disappointed about and thought "that was a waste of time and effort" how wrong was I.

    I have just had my yearly check up and my reading is now 49 I know its not horrendous but non the less I am now classed as T2
    Diabetic which has now given me the kick up the backside I needed after having the attitude it will never happen to me!

    Anyway the doctors phoned me yesterday to tell me they had a book for me to read Dr Moseley 8 week diet which I picked up last night and I have almost read it.

    I will post updates of my journey to see if I can reverse the result with diet and exercise

    What a great site this is thank you all.

    Andrew
     
  2. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,
    Welcome to the site. Let us know how it goes.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Andrew,

    The Mosley diet is a good start from what I understand, but there's a few for-life changes to keep any progress made, afterwards. https://josekalsbeek.blogspot.com/2019/11/the-nutritional-thingy.html <-- Something to read before you hit the next book. (May I suggest Dr. Jason Fung's the Diabetes Code next for your nightstand? :) ).

    All in all, your HbA1C is just barely in the diabetic range. Should be easy enough to get back into the non-diabetic range, and stay there.
    Good luck!
    Jo
     
  5. Nottsandy

    Nottsandy Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks everybody for your replies I certainly will look the books up and have a read.
    I think now I have had that kick in the backside I am determined to make a life long change.
    Andrew
     
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  6. Nottsandy

    Nottsandy Type 2 · Member

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    Hi Everybody
    I hope you are all keeping well and safe.
    Well my 8 week fast weight loss ended on Sunday so as promised here is my progress/results. I am still waiting to be called back to my doctors for a follow up Type 2 test but I don't suppose that will be happening any time soon.

    My starting weight was 13 stone 11lb my waist at its fattest point around my belly button was 43 inch
    I now weigh 12 stone 2lb and my waist is 38 inch I just hope it has had an effect on my HbA1c reading.
    I must say I have been eating food I would never have even tried before and enjoyed eating it too I might add.
    I will post again after I have had my test
    Stay Safe
    Andrew
     
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  7. Nottsandy

    Nottsandy Type 2 · Member

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    Just had my HbA1c results after following my diet, it has gone from 49 to 45.
    I know it's still in the prediabetic range but I will take it as a big positive.
    Andy
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Massive hug, well done!
     
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  9. Nottsandy

    Nottsandy Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks for the support
     
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