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No longer type 2

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by mo1942, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. mo1942

    mo1942 Type 2 · Newbie

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    After having my bloods done this week I got a call from my doctor to go and see him!
    I thought BAD NEWS but no he told me that my levels were low enough to take me off the Type 2 list.
    After five years that seems amazing. I blame my wife and her strict diet that she’s had me on! Although I did sneak the odd bar of white chocolate
    I am amazed— don’t have to have another blood test for six months.
    MauriceH
     
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  2. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Excellent news - well done. What was your HbA1c as a matter of interest, and what was it when you started?
    Tell your wife to keep up the good work - otherwise you could be back where you started!! Well done to your wife.
     
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    Kittycat_7_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done
     
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  4. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Big fat hug for your wife! Take her out for a (lowish carb, let her choose, she seems to know what she's doing :) ) dinner!
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Might be worth checking that you have been coded as "in remission" so you still get your eye checks and HbA1c ..
     
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    millenium Carer · Well-Known Member

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    If the bg readings are tested to be good because of a low carb diet, be very cautious. It only takes two days of typical hospital diet and lying on bed all the time to send the bg of my diabetes type 2 father over the roof. For two years, his bg is as good as any normal person due to a low carb diet. A lesson I hv learned is a type two remains a type two.
     
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  7. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    mcdonagh47 · Well-Known Member

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    Seems a trifle contradictory, if your name is off ''the list' how will they know to call you for a blood test in six months? And why will you need one ?
     
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    aealexandrou Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    mcdonagh47 · Well-Known Member

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    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Maybe due to age and/or other medications or issues
    - I was certainly getting regular 6 monthly checkups and blood tests well before I was diagnosed with T2. Blood tests are done for many other things besides glucose/HbA1c levels so don't just apply to diabetics.

    Robbity
     
  12. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    It is normal for ex-diabetics to continue to receive annual blood tests at least, and it is compulsory for all diabetics and ex-diabetics to continue to have the annual retinal eye screening. I still have 6 monthly blood checks, an annual review with the nurse, annual eye checks. All I have lost is my annual foot check. I am not on any medication for anything and have no other health problems.
     
  13. mcdonagh47

    mcdonagh47 · Well-Known Member

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    Its not possible for anyone to be an 'ex-diabetic ' - its a lifelong condition. 'in remission' is not an appropriate term either - its GOOD CONTROL
     
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  14. NoCrbs4Me

    NoCrbs4Me I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Apparently I’ve done the impossible!!
     
  15. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    I completely agree. However, I used the phrase ex-diabetic to cover all the various possibilities. In the NHS there is no coding for "good control". There is only "diabetes resolved" and "diabetes in remission". In either case, the person is removed from the T2 register, and deemed to be an "ex-diabetic". This does not mean to say they won't be re-registered in the future if their control slips.
     
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