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Reversed T2 in 3 months diet only!

Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by M C Mollloy, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. M C Mollloy

    M C Mollloy Type 2 · Newbie

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    Morning guys

    Recently had some great news. Following diagnosis of T2 in mid April this year I recently went for my three monthly check and bloods taken, and results came back very positive.

    I have reduced my HBA1C level from 55 down to 37 and have lost 13kg in 13 weeks on a self made dietary plan.

    Only felt compelled to post this because of a question another member posted earlier asking about weetabix bananas and breakfast and what was right and wrong.

    Reading the replies etc I agree with many in the fact that a lot of success/failure is down to the individual themselves. Personally I embraced what having diabetes meant in so much as I knew I had to alter my lifestyle/eating habits etc and it became something of a challenge for me to do that, but in a positive way.

    Without any real help or guidance, except for discovering this site and reading up on the internet, I set about finding out what were the right food for me and what to avoid.

    In all this time, I can honestly say that I probably eat more now and regularly than I have ever done! Breakfast is a MUST to kick start my day, normally Special K and a small banana, or in fact Weetabix...... occasionally I have bacon, sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes, beans and scrambled egg.....grilled not fried of course and smaller portions of each and not overloaded!!

    Lunch consists of salad with either mackerel in tomato sauce, or tuna, or cottage cheese ..... plenty of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, grated carrot and a small portion of mixed fruit and nuts plus a small helping of low fat coleslaw.

    For tea, normally chicken or pork or fresh fish with either four or five small new potatoes and lots of veg, or small portion of brown basmati rice, or wholemeal pasta, depends what I'm having.

    Normally this would see me right for the day, but if I get peckish I grab a handful of mixed fruit and nuts which does the trick. Drink plenty of water which cuts out the hunger pangs.....

    Cut out the bread.....the pastry......the sweet cakes..... and the hardest one of all for me personally.....the sausage rolls!!!! :-(

    Looking back to pre diagnosis, I would never have believed that I could make such an adjustment, but in truth it really was quite easy to do. I had terrible trouble with pains in my feet , ankles and knees. I suffered terrible fatigue. Had massive energy spikes and awful lows and mood swings. All unbeknown to me at the time that this was what diabetes does to you. But now, healthier, more energetic, virtually pain free and more positive, these small lifestyle/eating habit changes have changed my life enormously.

    My nurse who was helping me at the doctors was so overjoyed on breaking the news to me about my blood sugar level results it was quite emotional!! So whilst I have reduced my levels, I know that diabetes will never go away and I have to remain sensible and continue with these changes in my life. But I embrace that. It all served as a bit of a warning and that warning has been heeded.

    So to anyone out there reading this, don't despair. Don't give in. Make those changes that suit you. You WILL feel the benefits.....
     
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  2. Arab Horse

    Arab Horse Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Very well done. I was diagnosed last year with a glucose of 18.6 and an HbA1c of 10.4% and had absolutely no symptoms; I was tired but then I got up very early, worked long hours, looked after my horses and had far too little sleep so that was understandable so am surprised that you had all those symptoms with your HbA1c. Not sure of the exact conversion but mine was a lot higher than yours and I was only diagnosed as I went for my free NHS health check!
     
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  3. Pinkorchid

    Pinkorchid Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done for taking control and improving your diabetes.so keep up the good work
     
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    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Excellent!

    I love a good success story. :)
     
  5. Patricia21

    Patricia21 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Realy well done.
    Shows we are all different,I cant touch pasta,but a bit of rice,or a small potato is fine..
     
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    teresa m Friend · Member

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    Thats really good news, well done! I work for the Diabetes.co.uk press office and we'd love to speak to you. Please can you email [email protected]
     
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  7. dawnmc

    dawnmc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done you. Just shows how different we are. If I ate that I would be comatose on the sofa.
     
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    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's brilliant and does show that we are all unique.

    My HbA1c dropped from 88 to 32 in 3 months mainly by removing all carbs from my diet apart from those in vegetables, salad or dairy.

    I've since started to introduce a small amount of whole grain bread into my diet which has had negligible effect on my BG levels, but after I introduced only a tiny amount of potato to my diet my levels increased.

    We are all unique, and we all need to take total responsibility for our own health.
     
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  9. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    That's really good news. :) That's the first hurdle over with, it would be good if you could give us further updates in the future:)
     
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    WeeFergus Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Very well done. Success stories like yours are a real pleasure to read (and keep me on the straight and narrow).
     
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  11. macdoug

    macdoug Type 2 · Member

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    me too, I wouldn't get past the cereal and fruit for breakfast. If I could eat his diet and stay within normal bgl's, I would consider myself cured and go get a doughnut
     
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  12. dawnmc

    dawnmc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    LOL, and the treacle tart, and the sticky toffee pudding.
     
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  13. macdoug

    macdoug Type 2 · Member

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    Oh stop it
     
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  14. Enclave

    Enclave Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member
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    You do know that you have not reversed your T2 only now with diet taken control of it .. With this in mind ... Congratulations on taking control and don't let this acchevment allow you to slide back into old eating habits. :)
     
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    Baruney Type 2 · BANNED

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    Nice one @M C Mollloy. Have a drink on me!
     
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  16. andcol

    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    How do you know the OP hasn't? He has lost 13kg and that may be all he needed to do!
     
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  17. Roytaylorjasonfunglover

    Roytaylorjasonfunglover Family member · Well-Known Member

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    If he manages to maintain his weight, he most likely not get diabetes again.
     
  18. Enclave

    Enclave Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member
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    Read the second from last paragraph on his posting ... If he had reversed fully then carbs and weight would no longer be a consern, as he would no longer be diabetic...
     
  19. andcol

    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    That doesn't mean he hasn't reversed it. You took a big leap from the statement that he knows he has the potential. Time will tell whether he has, I do not know but people believe it is progressive and once you have it you have it for life and that isn't always the case. No reason to push an untruth
     
  20. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Very few of us manage to reverse it so that we can eat what we used to eat. I congratulate the handful of people on this forum who have, but I think we need to be realistic and not get people's hopes up. You are right time will tell
     
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