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Seven months into the low carb diet...

Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by TwoRivers, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Well done on both counts! 36 “almost too low”? What piffle!
     
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    deb1960 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I rang my gp's today to ask about my blood results but the receptionist would only tell me that it said no action needed. She wouldn't give me my actual HBA1C so I'll have to wait til next week when I go to see her. I've always had fairly lowish blood pressure but last week it was 100/60 oops!
     
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  3. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Ask for print outs. You need to know all the test results, not just HbA1c.
     
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    deb1960 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The receptionist said it was the only one that had come back still waiting for the others.
     
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  5. Noeleen_powell

    Noeleen_powell Type 2 · Newbie

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    Excellent achievement,very well done.
    Ive have type 2 diabeatis and to be honest I dont really understand it. I was a member of slimming world and lost 1 1/2 stone then I was diagnosed with type 2. I try to cut out all carbs but then get very hungery to the point of feeling sick. Would love some advise or pointers. Thanks in advance
     
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  6. Ultramum

    Ultramum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello Noleen

    Just cutting the carbohydrates WILL leave you hungry. The trick is to increase the amount of fat at the same time - this helps to make you feel fuller. Think SW red days (if you remember them) but cook things in healthy fats and oils or even butter if you can get your head around that!

    I've tagged @daisy1 to give you some info (sorry to hijack the congratulations thread) and that will help you in understanding a bit better.

    Feel free to start your own thread in any section to ask questions or discuss issues.
     
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    daisy1 Type 2 · Legend
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    @Noeleen_powell Here in my signature is a link to the Basic Information we give to new members and I hope you will find it useful. Ask questions when you need to and someone will be able to help.
     
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    dwnunder Don't have diabetes · Active Member

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    dwnunder Don't have diabetes · Active Member

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    @Noeleen_powell also have a look at Breckenridge low carb online. It is a ski resort in Colorado where a lot of LCHF doctors give talks over a weekend. The 2017 is still available online and the 2018 starts March 1st to 4th so look out for that one online. There's always great speakers and you can get alot from it. Oh and good luck you will get there just try and get as much info as you possibly can and you will be armed for great success
     
  10. kokhongw

    kokhongw I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am curious...what made you took the leap of faith to low carb?
     
  11. Mandi05

    Mandi05 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi. How do you do that? I mean to apply to get the results online?
     
  12. Mandi05

    Mandi05 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Ranchox
     
  13. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    It applies in England. Surgeries were asked to do this before May 2016. You need to ask at your surgery if they do it, and then ask for the appropriate form to complete. It is a consent form. Make sure they understand it is test results you want, not just the ability to order prescriptions and book appointments.
     
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    Mandi05 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you @Bluetit1802. Will definitely find out from my surgery if they can do that for me.
     
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  15. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Bluetit1802 beat me to it!
     
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  16. Mandi05

    Mandi05 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. Thanks anyway
     
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  17. TwoRivers

    TwoRivers Type 2 · Active Member

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    35 (as I think I wrote.) Is that too low?
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    It's absolutely perfect. :)
     
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    TwoRivers Type 2 · Active Member

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    I had some history in it going back to reading Michael Yudkin years ago. I knew that in the past it had worked for me. But I was a bit put off by the warnings against the Atkins Diet which one hears from HCPs. I had tried other diets and got nowhere. So I gave low carb a try and the results were instant.
     
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    TwoRivers Type 2 · Active Member

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    I wrote a post yesterday after seeing my doctor at the nine months point but that message seems to have vanished, so for anyone who is interested, here is an update.
    Weight loss -- another four and a half kilos. Not the original speed but it continues. Total weight loss :26 kilos (four stone),
    HbA1c -- 35. One point down on last time even though I have now not had medication for at least three months. "A bit too low" said my GP. Not sure why. He told me I am now off the list of patients with diabetes. I replied that I realise this is only as long as I keep off the carbs. He added that they are now starting to recommend cutting carbohydrates to patients. Times change.
    Blood pressure (with reduced medication) 138 over 70 -- not quite as good as last time when it was 120 but I have dropped one medication.

    I am eating about 20g - 35g of carbohydrate each day (low) and taking in a total of 1400-1700 calories. I eat quite a lot (relatively speaking) of berries--up to 100g a day some days of raspberries or strawberries. Some days none. All weighed and counted.

    Actually I am still quite heavy by BMI standards and would like to lose another 25 kilos to get back to where I was in my twenties. I think I can do it but it would be nice to be losing a kilo a week. Recently the loss has sometimes been under a kilo a month, though in the last month it was 2.5-3 kg when I cut out some foods.

    So I am expecting a two year campaign against the flab. And meanwhile I recommend LCHF to any Type 2 diabetics I come across. After eighteen years, including about seven or eight on insulin, I never expected to be completely off medication but I am.
     
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    #40 TwoRivers, Apr 11, 2018 at 3:58 PM
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