Reversed T2 in 3 months diet only!

Jo DM

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Type of diabetes
Type 2
Treatment type
Diet only
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.....
Thank you sharing. I have too been recently diagnosed and doing exactly like you. It was indeed a waje up call. The hardest thing for me is giving up cakes and pastries. I am a baker!! I am worried about be able to sustain my new diet and change in eating habits. I have lost 5kg in 7 weeks so losing the weight is motivating me together with your inspiring words if encouragement.
 

Outlier

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Type of diabetes
Type 2
Treatment type
Diet only
That really is difficult for you, given your profession. Perhaps you could turn it round and start a range for diabetics alongside your normal produce.

Hearty congratulations on the weight loss!
 
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Ro9998

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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.....
congratulations thats brilliant., I agree its fpr me long term if you judge day by day you get upset but if long term better long term being 3 months 2 months rather than a week. If you have supportive partner friend to hewlp motivate to.
 
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Casfella47

Member
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Type of diabetes
Type 2
Treatment type
Tablets (oral)
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.....
Absolutely amazing news mate, just shows you what can be done with willpower, certainly inspires me to keep going and do the right thing, far from easy but I'm determined. Congrats once again.