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restarting Low Carb eating and to vent post

Discussion in 'Diabetes Soapbox - Have Your Say' started by annabell1, Feb 23, 2022.

  1. annabell1

    annabell1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    hi everyone it has been a while since I posted on here just life and not looking after myself. So need to vent I guess and want to start LC eating again and will start logging back on here for my morning BSL what I have eaten and the support to get starting again although I know what to do logging and talking I am hoping gets me back on track.

    So today I had a telephone appointment follow up with my Endocrinologist team and explained to him that the last 6 months I have been over indulging in to much sugar and carbs to try and get energy as I am feeling extremely tired and using sugar carbs and fruit to give me the energy I am looking for so of course my recent HBA1C reflects this and my cholesterol is high and my thyroid is border line hypothyroidism and I've put on 4 kilos his reply was lets add another diabetic tablet to my current tablets with my current dose of 30mg Diamicron and 100mg Januvia and add Jardiance advising that this will help me loose weight as well support my heart and BSL. I was hesitant about adding another medication saying I told you my diet for the last 6 months has been over eating sugar and carbs and so would rather try and see if I can get back to my Low carb diet before adding another tablet. His reply was I have T2D it is progressive and as I get older you put on weight and your diabetes is progressive and you need more medication to control it. my reply was I just mentioned to you my diet has not been good and before this appointment my last follow up 6 months before my HBA1C and weight thyroid was better and that I mentioned what I have been eating this time he listened and said ok lets see how I go with my diet and will follow up in 6 months time so thankfully he listens and will follow up again in 6 months.. The doctor is a registrar that works with my Endocrinologist so was going to discuss this consult with my Endocrinologist specialist after appointment and if issues he will contact me if the specialist endo wishes for me to change anything. So far I haven't heard back from him so I am guessing my endocrinologist is happy for me to try watching what I eat so wish me luck and thank you if you have kept reading this post as it is long I know but needed to vent about it so just wanted to let you all know I am back and want to start and get back to Low Carb eating and hopefully be able to control my BSL weight etc.,
     
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  2. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Wishing you all the luck, and do stick around!
     
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  3. Widgets

    Widgets Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like you are back on the right track!

    I hate the fact that it's a notable event when a medic actually listens to their patient, but I'm glad you found one that did.

    *waves pom-poms and cheerleads you from the sidelines*
     
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  4. TriciaWs

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

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    Good luck on getting back onto low carb - as for that dr, he doesn't appear to have read much of the latest research if he is still claiming it is always progressive!
     
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  5. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. Yes do keep up the low-carb which I'm sure is the right way to go. The Medics don't appear to be diabetes experts and are following the dated line that diabetes is progressive and meds are more relevant than diet. Meds may be needed but the right lower carb diet plus some exercise is virtually always the best start point.
     
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