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Remission

Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by Alcorn66, Apr 21, 2022.

  1. Alcorn66

    Alcorn66 · Newbie

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    Hi I'm not one for posting,. ,But today my doctors have said that from February (21) I have had below normal HbA1c readings. After my check up last month still consistently showing low,, they are now happy to say I'm officially in remission. So! I just thought I'd post it here ,as it might help others who are struggling with T2 . **Remission** can actually happen !. I was overweight 20+ stone and diagnosed with Heart Failure & T2 diabetes within 6 weeks of each other. Bit of a kick in the stomach and a totally a **** year for me to be honest. Anyway my daughter & wife came down on me like a ton of bricks,changed my diet by cutting out process & fried food ,stopped takeaway's & chocolate & drastically cut back on the white bread my absolute favourite food. We also went on plenty walks ,& eventually my weight gradually reduced down to 18 + . But it is definitely an ongoing and a work in progress as I'm hoping to loose another 2 stone. But best of all my last 2 tests show my HbA1c around 35,So I'm officially in remission & off medication complettly . I am now controlling my type2 via life style changes. To be honest It's not easy at all & is still is very hard work. But today, I , feel 100% on top of the world. So please stick at it , Remission does actually happen

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  2. catinahat

    catinahat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations @Alcorn66
    Excellent first post, and you definitely should post more. Your story is exactly what newly diagnosed people need to hear
     
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  3. Alcorn66

    Alcorn66 · Newbie

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    Thank you . I thought I'd post this result as it genuinely might help and to say a big thank you . ,As although I don't ever normally talk about things with others . I have over the months been reading the posts & comments on the forum . I just wanted to say they all genuinely inspired me to keep it going.
     
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    Outlier · Well-Known Member

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    You have done SO well! Success builds success, and it does all become easier, especially when the results come through.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Very well done, a great success story!
    It might be worth checking with your GP/Nurse that you will still be recalled annually for the yearly checks you are entitled to, eye check, foot checks etc…

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    Alcorn66 · Newbie

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    Thank you ,just had my eyes & feet checked within the last month. The letter confirming remission,did also state I will continue to be monitored.
     
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    Dr Snoddy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It is very refreshing and reassuring to hear such an honest approach to reaching remission. I agree that maintaining a restricted eating pattern is sometimes difficult but the rewards are so much greater than the other possible outcomes! Well done you.
     
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    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done to your wife and daughter too! Support, in whatever form, is often vital
     
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