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No longer classed as diabetic

Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by MPH, May 9, 2016.

  1. MPH

    MPH · Well-Known Member

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    Late posting , had appt with Nurse

    5.1 at 07.15

    HbA1c down to 34 so just been taken off diabetic list

    Looks like I've been thrown out of the "club":)

    Regards to ALL

    M
     
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  2. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Congratulations, very well done. Keep up the good work. :)
     
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  3. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations well done you - the trick is now to not get complacent and slip back - keep doing what your doing and you'll be fine - great achievement!
     
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  4. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse · Well-Known Member

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    The guidance from the National Screening Committee is :- Once there is or has been a definite diagnosis of diabetes, excluding gestational diabetes, the patient should be screened for diabetic retinopathy annually for life. (For those patients who had steroid induced diabetes whose diabetes is now 'resolved' the decision about screening should be made on a case by case basis. If there is any doubt, the patient should continue to be offered screening.)

    Removing a patient from the diabetic register usually removes them from the national diabetic eye screening programme so if you were definitely diabetic and weren't on steroids, it is worth checking that you will still be offered eye screening.
     
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  5. muzza3

    muzza3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That is sensational. Congratulations
     
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  6. bkr

    bkr Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done!
     
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  7. munday1932

    munday1932 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have also got my hba1c down but I will know see my nurse every year still.
     
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  8. morradichi

    morradichi Type 2 · Member

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    Great stuff! Well done!:)
     
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  9. John_boy27

    John_boy27 Type 2 · Member

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    Well done Kiddo. keep well
     
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  10. Osidge

    Osidge Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    I have had non-diabetic numbers for years but am still diabetic. My diet has got me there but any dietary change might put me straight back to diabetic numbers. I believe that it is important for me to remain on the diabetic list and continue to be monitored annually.
     
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  11. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Since being removed from the Diabetic Register, I have had two invitations, and attended for retinal screening. I also have been offered and willingly agreed to annual HbA1c testing; acknowledging my increased risk, versus the population.

    To be honest, I think it's sometimes made up as the GP goes along.
     
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  12. PD Oz

    PD Oz Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good work. However I believed I was in that boat 16 years ago. While I dieted and exercised, I fell into the trap of believing I was cured. The specialist treating me then seemed to know nothing about the progressive nature of this condition and I learned the hard way a few years later. Remember it is progressive. keep up the exercise and good diet and look out for any sudden weight losses or gains. Also as commented above get an annual HBA1c test. You can even keep track with a BG meter daily.
     
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  13. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse · Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. It's great you're still getting your checks but there is a danger that other GPs might not have taken the NSC guidance on board so it's still good to make everyone aware of what should happen.
     
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  14. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Well done @MPH, but you can remain a Honorary member of the Club!:)
     
  15. baksee

    baksee Type 2 · Member

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    Well done - It is a club I would prefer to leave too
     
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  16. Andyfan099

    Andyfan099 · Newbie

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    well done, congrats
     
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