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One Year On

Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by Rachox, May 9, 2018.

  1. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    :singing: Happy Diaday to me! :singing:
    :singing: Happy Diaday to me! :singing:
    :singing: Happy Diaday dear Rachoooooooox! :singing:
    :singing: Happy Diaday to me! :singing:

    Yes one whole year today since my Type 2 diagnosis and what a year!
    I’ve gone from an HbA1c of 70 to consistently in the 30s (MySugr says estimate of 31.9 today)
    I’ve gone from weighing 115kg (BMI 44.3) to 79kg (BMI 30.4)
    I’ve gone from a BP of 140/88 to 125/77 and that’s on less BP meds.
    I’ve dropped 3 dress sizes.
    I’ve taken in my watch strap twice!
    I’ve gone from sleeping for England to waking each day refreshed after 7 hours sleep.
    I’ve gone from couch potato to someone who walks at least 20 mins each day.
    I’ve gone from lazy cook to experimental cook.
    I’ve gone from “Shell Shocked” (the title of my first post here) to well informed and educated on all things Type 2!

    I’ve followed a low carb way of eating from the night of my diagnosis, with Metformin and self monitoring to achieve all of this, and it’s absolutely thanks to the wisdom, support and friendliness of the folks on this fantastic forum, for which I’ll be eternally grateful - plus a pinch of effort and will power from me!

    My diabetes diagnosis really has been a blessing in disguise, as a result of it I am so much fitter than I was this time last year! :happy:
     
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  2. kokhongw

    kokhongw I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on a wonderful year!
     
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  3. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    Wow dear you are fantastic , what amazing results congratulations , how low in carbs are you in average ?
     
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    Robkww · Well-Known Member

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    Always show determination and a positive attitude - great job, well done.
     
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  5. AdamJames

    AdamJames Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done @Rachox!

    I really need to do something about my weight. We started off at the same weight but you've done much better than me at getting it down! Congratulations.

    I'm a little disappointed by your post, however. It's your diabetes anniversary and you haven't posted a 12-month blood sugar graph! Is something wrong?
     
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  6. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Thank you!
     
  7. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Brilliant results from a diabetes superstar !...well done you.
     
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  8. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Thank you! I started at keeping under 100g/day, after 6 weeks I dropped to between 50-70g/day, since Feb I’m always 40-60g/day.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Taught by the best! Thanks bulkbiker!
     
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  10. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Just for you!
     
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  11. AdamJames

    AdamJames Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sue192 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wooooo!!!!! Just wonderful to read your fabulous results, @Rachox! (And a fab 'after' pic on another thread - you look amazing, apart from the slightly jaundiced face ;)) I hope you have made yourself a slow-cooker choccy cake and decorated it :D
     
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    Haha! Xmas was party time?
    :D:D:D
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Just had an extra strawberry with my low carb ‘porridge’ this morning. Off to work today so no time for baking unfortunately.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    No unfortunately it wasn’t! I had major surgery and steroid injections to my feet just before Christmas, that was the cause of the spike :eek:
     
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    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Ouch!
    Actually, I remember that - you have to be readmitted and were in terrible pain, weren't you?
    Nasty business!
     
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    Canvaspic Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    My hat is off to you, well done on your transformation and success in bringing down your numbers.


    And thanks for your many posts giving info and advice without judgment. I am sure it has steered many onto a good path.
     
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    carol43 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    @Rachox Congratulations to you.
     
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    rab5 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Thank you for your kind words. Yes it’s definitely my time to pay back and help others as this Forum helped and I’m sure will continue to help me.
     
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