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Type 2 Reversing Diabetes

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Seán mise, Sep 8, 2020.

  1. Seán mise

    Seán mise · Member

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    I decided about 4 months ago to try some of the various methods of reversing diabetes. I got zero help from GPs [I had been asking them for years]. I lost 17 KG, 3 stone 8n 3 months. My A1C went from 63 to 49. I believe it would have been 40 of I had kept the dexcom CGM. Also for the 3rd month my medication was halved.
    From 1000 mg metformin and 100 mg sitagliptin to half that. This was arranged by a phone call without the GP knowing anything about my current condition. I had sent a letter special delivery 2 weeks previously. It was never read.
    Having begged for a phone call, with an initial delay while I read the letter. GP did not know what a CGM was, talked about fad diets, started explaining A1C until I stopped him from patronising me further.
    I said that I needed medical advice if I was to progress further. He maintained that GPs are clued up. I refused and asked for an endocrinologist. Private if necessary.
    Does anyone know of a way to proceed, progress as I can find nothing on the Internet that doesn't involve dieting/losing weight. I am the same weight I was at 16.
    Any advice gratefully received.
     
  2. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    So what have you been doing so far to reverse your T2.
    Your HbA1c is coming down which looks great and your medication has reduced which is also good.
    You appear to have posted a few times concerning the Newcastle Diet? Have you been severely restricting what you eat?
     
  3. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The very first thing I would do is look at your diet.

    What do you eat in a typical day?
     
  4. UsmanMo96

    UsmanMo96 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My GP referred me to a specialist when i was diagnosed and since then my diabetes care has been managed with them anything else i go to my gp about; was you ever referred to a specialist? Maybe try asking to see 1?
     
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    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. The best starting approach for any T2 with some excess weight is a low-carb diet with enough fats and proteins to keep you feeling full. Metformin is a good tablet to be having and the Sitagliptin may help reduce BS spikes and won't do any harm. Can you let us know what your current diet is? One poster said you have looked at the ND. Whilst this may well help it is focussed around Calories rather than Carbs and the latter is what matters most for us.
     
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