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Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Redcadence, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. Redcadence

    Redcadence Type 2 · Newbie

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    I had my first review of my bloods after being diagnosed in early September. I was at 103 but now I'm at 66! Not where it needs to be but I'm very happy with where I'm at so far.

    I've been playing a bit fast and lose with my diet, mostly just cutting down on carbs, and I had a horrid time with meds; Metformin made me unbelievably sick, Glucophage made me worse (I thought I was dying), but I've found a balance with Alogliptin, which I've been taking since mid-October. I'm seeing my Diabetic nurse on Friday and I hope that she will be pleased with my progress.

    I'm returning to work on Monday after a 6 month absence. I had some severe mental health issues (severe depression, anxiety, agoraphobia), which were then compounded by my Diabetes diagnosis and other health complications. I finally feel well enough to go back to the "real world".
     
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  2. JoKalsbeek

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

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    Welcome back to the land of the living then! And congrats on your new HbA1c, that's excellent. :)
     
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  3. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Very well done on the turn around in so many aspects of your health, please accept a big pat on the back from me, hopefully you’ll get one from your nurse on Friday too!
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Yes, that is a wonderful reduction. Well done. Next time even lower if you keep up the good work. :)
     
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  5. Geoffno6

    Geoffno6 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done you, 103 down to 66 is a massive step in the right direction, especially when it’s not just the big D that you have to contend with
     
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    Emma_369 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Great reduction! Well done
     
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    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    That's a great reduction in just 3 months, despite the problems with meds and other conditions. Well done @Redcadence! :)
     
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  8. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    What a great improvement, everythings seems to be looking much brighter so well done to you!
     
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    Ross.Walker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You should be proud of the work you have put in, with everything else you have going on you should be super proud. Keep it up and it will be a mere blip on road of life
     
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  10. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Over the decades I have found that I can cope with things far better when eating low carb than when not - I expect that I have had a lifelong inability to cope with carbs and that spilled over into other things too. I can only urge you to really get into the low carb way of eating and - hopefully - you will feel the same way I do.
     
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