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Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by Administrator, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. aealexandrou

    aealexandrou Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You should bother. Every positive post will reinforce someone else's resolve to reverse their diabetes. Well done on your own progress.
     
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    rhalluk · Member

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    Diagnosed 103 September 2018, 40 December 2018, 38.27 April 2019. Total Cholesterol down, Good Cholesterol up, bad Cholesterol down. Not gone true LCHF but under 70g Carbs per day. Reduced processed foods and switched to full fat where I do have dairy, woks for me! No Meds!
     
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  3. Caeseji

    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I fast all the time these days, handling things with one meal a day and alternating between resistance/strength training one day and interval training the next. Weight has just melted off of me pretty much because of this and a keto diet. I'm seriously impressed with what you have achieved in getting off your meds and so glad the Neuropathy is going better now too, I do hope that it continues to get better in time!
     
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  4. Shas3

    Shas3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Diagnosed in Oct 2018.

    - Fasting and PP were both around 15.
    - A1C (older system) was 11.8% (non diabetic should be 5.7% or lower)

    These days :
    - Most readings below 9
    - A1C at last check in Lab : 6.7%
    - A1C estimate by last three month finger pricks : 6.0%

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  5. aealexandrou

    aealexandrou Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Many thanks, your regime appears pretty impressive and you are obviously reaping the rewards. Best wishes.
     
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  6. Lowcarb 2

    Lowcarb 2 Type 1.5 · Well-Known Member

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    Had a meet with diabetic nurse today by ha1bc level was 117 in November after several weeks of high sugars and having exhausted tablet medication was put on insulin, latest results 46 nurse was impressed as to how my level had lowered quite quickly, was originally diagnosed as type 2 in Nov 2016 now they are unsure whether i insulin resistant or type 1. Have been asked to have a c peptic blood test for better answers
    Liver function fine, cholesterol low, blood pressure good, recent diabetic eye test perfect
    Feeling good as test results always a worry
     
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  7. aealexandrou

    aealexandrou Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Your figures speak for themselves. Well done and keep up the good work.
     
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  8. aealexandrou

    aealexandrou Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Many thanks for the kind words. My T2D was not as serious as some of the others I am reading on the forum and kept in relative control with metformin and without seriously dieting. I didn't realise that it was reversible until I came across an early report on the Newcastle research. In attempting to find out more about the project I came across the various you tube and other internet reports of reversing T2D, which indicated that Newcastle University and most of the medical professional were about 5 years behind on what others, dismissed as quacks and salesmen, have been reporting. If I knew back when I was diagnosed with T2D what I know now, the road to reversing this disease would have been substantially easier. There is always the worry that I jumped the gun in dispensing with the meds, particularly as my next annual blood test is not until the end of the year, but I feel a lot better and I test myself several times a day, with the readings far better than when I was on them. Well done yourself on your own regime, which appears a lot stricter and controlled than my own. Keep it up and best wishes.
     
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  9. Caeseji

    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Best wishes to you too and good luck! It's fantastic that you have managed to take control now, it's amazing how quickly the body starts to heal once you stop whatever was causing the issues. Honestly if you are keeping an eye on your numbers then I wouldn't worry, I just recently dropped 500mg of Metformin and my numbers are starting to trend down. I'll admit that keto has been easy for me as I mainly ate meat with my meals in the first place but then between? It was high carb and processed food which is probably what did me in.
     
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  10. pr126

    pr126 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Making progress.

    Also lost 7 Kg in weight, only 2 Kg overweight now. Low carb diet is a winner.

    I am having my Hba1c blood test in 2 days time. Hoping for a good result.

    Averages to date:

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    pr126 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just had my Hba1c report: 37 (5.5%) Best yet! Quite pleased with the results.

    Low carb diet works. And 7 Kg lighter.
     
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    pr126 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Had my yearly session with the diabetes nurse, and discussed the results (Hbac1 37), she was very pleased and surprised.
    It was agreed to stop taking medication (Glucophage SR 1x 500 mg daily), subject to review in six month time.

    But to maintain this, it must become a way of life. Low carb forever.
    Otherwise, diabetes will return with all the dangerous complications.
    Yes, it needs determination and perseverance.
     
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  13. KookieMunchster

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

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    This is day 80 since my diagnosis and today I finally got the results of my 3 month HBA1C review which is
    "Normal for a person without diabetes"
    :joyful:

    They read my Fructasamine levels because of my blood mutation ( Thalassemia) which is 241 and registers as < than 42mmol.
    At diagnosis my HBA1C was 55 mmol/mol.

    :shy: I'm just happy that I feel I've got a handle on it. My next review is in 6 months and I'll work at improving :happy:
     
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    Shas3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic
     
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  15. KookieMunchster

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

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    Thank you very much :)
     
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    poemagraphic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Great news Kookie!

    Keep up the great work
    Po
     
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  17. KookieMunchster

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

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    Thank you very much :shy:
     
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  18. AdamW2

    AdamW2 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi

    I had my 3 month HBA1C back after my original diagnosis earlier in the year. Down from 60 to 34! Very happy :)

    They insisted on giving me Metformin when I said I wanted to do it on diet alone. I took 1 pill a day for a couple of weeks and then stopped taking them to see the effect on my blood glucose. :angelic: I never went back to them as BG was staying in normal range.

    I dieted hard from day 1 of diagnosis and in a little over 3 months I dropped over 50lbs. I cut down on carbs a little and avoided sugary treats altogether, but generally just kept to a low cal diet. I think mostly the drop in weight has allowed my body to work with insulin better and every now and then I test by eating some heavy carbs or sugary pastries. BG never spikes above high 7s so it's looking good. But I have no intention of going back to my previous lifestyle and extreme eating.

    Another HBA1C test scheduled for 3 months. Nurse said if I get another good result I'll be coded as remission. So hopefully sharing this is not too premature.

    To all other recently diagnosed type 2 who are feeling as lost as I was those first few weeks, I wish you the best, don't lose hope.
     
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  19. catinahat

    catinahat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done @AdamW2 to get your Hba1c down to 34 in just 3 months is a fantastic achievement
     
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    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Great HbA1c and weight reductions @AdamW2! Thanks for posting, it's an inspiration for all of us.
     
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