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Not diabetic anymore??? Confused as heck :(

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Gezzabelle, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. Osidge

    Osidge Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Hi Gezzabelle

    You might want to get your GP to refer you to a haematologist. Raised iron and red blood cell count could be an indication of the Myeloproliferative Neoplasm called polycythaemia vera. If you are in or near London, the unit at Guy's Hospital headed by Prof Claire Harrison is a centre of excellence.

    Keep well

    Doug
     
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  2. Susikav

    Susikav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You have done amazingly well.... It leaves me speechless that you should have been treated so and you are very sensible to ignore their 'advice'.... I achieved much the same as you, with, as you, all the support and information from the wonderful people on this forum... I still tend to go up and down a bit, especially fasting numbers, but I definitely control my diabetes - it doesn't control me... Well done... and giving up smoking is another huge achievement.... Gold stars for you... :)
     
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  3. munday1932

    munday1932 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have also been told I have reversed my diabetes but my doctor said we both know you are a diabetic and continue to carry on the routine you follow.
     
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  4. maisyme

    maisyme · Member

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    that's brilliant...you should be so proud of yourself...what you're doing is obviously working...so I'd keep on doing it
    by the way did you ever take statins....
     
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  5. Gezzabelle

    Gezzabelle Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Never been offered statins despite higher than they want cholesterol....wouldn't take them anyway ;)
     
  6. Gezzabelle

    Gezzabelle Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    It would be good to even get an appointment for the scan.....STILL waiting !!!
     
  7. Gezzabelle

    Gezzabelle Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I have found recently that if I eat a slice of toast with butter my bg goes up higher than if I eat a slice of toast and butter with eggs so the protein must offset the carbs? 1 slice of toast buttered @2 hours = 7.5 1 slice of toast with a 2 egg omelette, cheese and mushrooms in single cream only 7.7 @ 2 hours.....1 slice of toast with 1 poached egg @ 2 hours = 6.3....weird results for so much more food than the one piece of toast
     
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  8. maisyme

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  9. maisyme

    maisyme · Member

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    you've done brilliantly.....you should be so proud of yourself....you must be doing something right ..so keep doing it....
    by the way did you ever take statins.....
     
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  10. maisyme

    maisyme · Member

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    the reason I asked about the statin was ...I was taking them for years and then was diagnosed type 2....not on meds...just like you diet and exercise ..but I stopped the statins 3 or 4 years ago..and wouldn't take any more....now it's well known that they can cause a rise in blood sugar...my last hb a1c was 5.5.....
     
  11. Gezzabelle

    Gezzabelle Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    My cholesterol is normal they said but say it's too high at 5.8?....they haven't asked me to take statins and I wouldn't any way. They keep lowering the acceptable levels and want it down to 3.0 now ....impossible and not natural to be that low. I am told it's ''normal'' then to get it down lower. They can go whistle Dixie if they think I am changing anything else in my life ....eating low carb cos hard enough without anymore being asked. For a practice that told me to go back to eating junk again cos I got my HbA1c down to non diabetic I don't think their advice is really of any worth. I will go on as I am and if that isn't good enough tough titty...cos I don't care anymore lol
     
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  12. Bigbloke48

    Bigbloke48 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Good on you for taking control. They need to get retrained and keep up to date with current research.

    Always wonder why the NHS are so behind.
     
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  13. ButtterflyLady

    ButtterflyLady Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Maybe you could give them a call to chase it up? I agree with the idea of seeing a haematologist.
     
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  14. Gezzabelle

    Gezzabelle Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Kind of scares me to find out whats wrong....figure maybe ignorance is bliss? :(
     
  15. ButtterflyLady

    ButtterflyLady Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Aw, come now... isn't it better to know what you are dealing with? If my memory is correct, you didn't have any other signs or symptoms suggesting it could be serious? Hugs.
     
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  16. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    You could be worrying about nothing!
     
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  17. maisyme

    maisyme · Member

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    HEY YOU'VE DONE WELL SO FAR.....YOU'VE GOT THE FIGHTING SPIRIT...
     
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  18. CollieBoy

    CollieBoy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    With diabetics, ignorance is bliss, but only for the HCPs:woot:
     
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  19. anna29

    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Some HCP'S are very helpful and not all HCP's ignore us diabetics .
     
  20. Gezzabelle

    Gezzabelle Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Finally got an appointment for an abdominal/liver scan....September 21st 12.15pm so not much longer to wait...be good to get some answers and hopefully put my mind at ease
     
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