1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2021 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

One year on

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by KennyA, Dec 22, 2020.

  1. KennyA

    KennyA Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    434
    Likes Received:
    224
    Trophy Points:
    103
    I've now officially been diabetic for one year, although my diabetic symptoms go back at least ten years. Since diagnosis in December 2019 when my BG reached 50 , I've reduced my HbA1c to 36/37; lost about six inches off my waist; and about 10kg - not sure what weight I was when I started. My waist to height ratio is now (just) 'normal'. My BMI isn't and never will be. My cholesterol is high by official NHS standards, but I think the evidence is clear that the level means nothing for my health. Almost all my symptoms have gone, those that haven't gone completely have reduced. According to my DPN I could be labelled as "in remission" but I'm not sure I want that just yet.

    It has actually all been really easy, thanks to a low-carb diet (about 20g carbs/day max) and the support of this forum. I have had a few cheat meals through the year, probably about five, but have kept going with low-carb and intermittent fasting otherwise.

    I have never been hungry this year and haven't counted calories at all. Within the "few as possible carbs" rule, I've eaten as much as I wanted. That works for me.

    I'm really pleased. The key thing is wanting to do it more than you want the bread or potatoes or orange juice or whatever. This time last year I was feeling a bit unsure about whether a low-carb diet would or could work and how quickly. It works, and it works really quickly. One thing I learned - everyone is different. I am wary of people (such as the NHS and its Eatwell plate) who insist you have to do it their way, or not at all. Find what works for you. If I can do it anyone can.

    Finally - thanks to the people on the forum who spend a large part of their own time helping by sharing and suggesting. I have had better advice and suggestions from here than anywhere else. @bulkbiker, @Jo Kalsbeek, @Goonergal, @Brunneria, @Jim Lahey, @Oldvatr, @VashtiB – I’m looking at you. Merry Christmas!
     
    • Winner Winner x 12
    • Like Like x 1
    • Hug Hug x 1
    #1 KennyA, Dec 22, 2020 at 10:00 PM
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2020
  2. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
    Staff Member

    Messages:
    10,807
    Likes Received:
    7,015
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Merry christmas to you too, and very well done!

    If you want to make sure the people you want to thank will see your kind message, simply put an @ before their name and they will get a notification. I'm sure it will be appreciated!
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

    Messages:
    18,402
    Likes Received:
    12,250
    Trophy Points:
    298
    What brilliant results and relatively effortlessly too.. the power of being in control of our own health is so motivating.
    Well done you.. you did the work we just provided some pointers.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,410
    Likes Received:
    1,362
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Fantastic, great results all over. Well, done!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,717
    Likes Received:
    3,479
    Trophy Points:
    198
    *You* did the work, with excellent results. I'm so happy for you! Merry Christmas to you too, and a happy, healthy 2021!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
    Staff Member

    Messages:
    12,404
    Likes Received:
    18,807
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Fantastic results @KennyA well done you!

    Merry Christmas to you too.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. kokhongw

    kokhongw I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,395
    Likes Received:
    1,693
    Trophy Points:
    198
    That is what the global "health" industry's smoke screens are trying to hide...
     
    • Like Like x 1
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook