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

  1. Pez68

    Pez68 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just had my first 3 month HbA1c results from the Dn nurse today, I even got a kiss on the cheek from the lovely woman ( don't tell the wife). Diagnosed on the 15th July with 60 Ifcc, today was 30 ( not sure of the % still trying to get my head around it all), anyway in July I weighed 122 kg today was 99kg, the nurse was overjoyed and even talked about reversal of our collective diseases however I look at it as controlled.

    I'm 45 but today I was like a little kid waiting in reception at the doc for my results ( I'm so sad as my kids would say). I have simply done this by following the Low carb diet and controlling calories and my exercise is walking/dragging/ jogging my body around 3 miles each day, more if I can.

    The reason I've posted, is to share what's worked for me as I've never been one to celebrate me, I've always just got on with life's hurdles and have a few more to jump over yet, however I have to thank all the guys/ girls on this forum, you're the real people who have given me the support, advice the laughs, the difference of opinions, who have helped me from day one.

    From the scientific threads, inspirational threads, sugar free threads and real life struggles, from the bottom of my heart I THANK YOU ALL for this forum and thank you all the real people.

    Time for a beer and jelly!!!!

    Kind regards

    Andy


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  2. TMG

    TMG Type 2 · Member

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    Good morning everyone :D

    I was diagnosed just before christmas and was absolutely gutted, I really struggled at first to adjust, but have just had my latest HbA1c and it's down again from 6.8 to a nice round 6! My GP has even told me I only need to test my levels if I'm going to drive for over an hour at a time. so no horrible sticky in things ( Have needle phobia and was srtuggling on this point ) :clap:

    Still think I can do better. I am 1.5 Lbs off dropping my second stone in weight, and am looking good! :thumbup:

    I have taken up walking with a local group called the Phoenix Striders and have got it up to 3.17 miles on Thurs eve. I'm enjoying it so much my husband is going to join us this week. (He's also lost over a stone as he's eating the same diet as me and getting sweeteners in his coffee and he hasn't even noticed!!)

    And it all boils down to this Forum... It shows how to make the adjustments ness without any dire threats, just good sound advice from the people who have already been there. So there's no need to panic.

    Thank you all for your support.


    Tracey
     
  3. zaphod37

    zaphod37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done to all of the success stories so far, it feels good when you get good news/results like these. I got my results on 16th October the first test since diagnosis. So far I have gone from an Hba1c of 62 back in July to 42 last week. I have gone from 186 lbs down to 158 lbs as of last week, gone from 36in waist to 32 inch waist as of this week.

    I have a review with the doctor on Nov 28th to go over all of my results etc. I still have a way to go as I am a short guy but positive comments have been made from folk I haven't seen for a few months.

    Once again congratulations to all the folk with good results and a heart felt thank you to the good kind folk of this fiorum for all of the help and understanding they have shown.

    Mark
     
  4. djp48

    djp48 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi Everyone, just had to share, So excited......!! I live in UK and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1954 3 days after my 6th birthday, until now I have injected myself every day, and, as a rough total have had over 15,000 shots...............Now I am going to have a pump ...........Can you imagine how exciting that is, seems almost unreal but have been promised that by the first week in January it will be mine....What a fab New Year present.
     
  5. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Congratulations to you all, big well done....

    I am having my 1st end of year review and hba1c in dec..

    Diagnosed last November with a reading of 19 I was very unwell, last two readings were 6.5 ......

    Weight 3 stone lighter nearly back at my normal weight, couldn't understand the weight gain before ....I walked I
    Am a veggie, now I know it was the hidden white stuff...

    It's good the have this thread to see how far we have all come.....thanks for sharing
     
  6. smartie69

    smartie69 Type 2 · Member

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    Hi
    My diabetes and cholestrol results were down to 4.6 from 7.3, and i have been going to a life style adviser for help, and when i went to them, i was 16 stone 9 pounds, i am now 13 stones 7 pounds, which have really helped me, as i also had a heart attack.
     
  7. pr126

    pr126 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Now down to 10 stone 5lb 8oz / 66Kg. Height 5" 5' / 166 cm.
     
  8. Giverny

    Giverny Friend · Admin
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    Excellent work!
     
  9. zolabud

    zolabud Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Reading in mid June was 48mmol... Whatever the other number thingy is and my recent blood test revealed 44mmol.

    I am going to keep low carbing and try to shift some weight which has stubbonly stayed at 15 stone.

    I am allergic to exercise,....

    Many thanks to this fine forum and all who are on it without which I wouldn't have managed to do this....
     
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  10. ElyDave

    ElyDave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I managed to eat rice yesterday and got my dosage right for the first time - no horrible spike :cool:

    And my GP practice nurse was very pleased with my last HbA1c of 40.
     
  11. chris9996

    chris9996 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I started my new eating plan on Jan 2nd with BG readings of anywhere between 12 - 24. Two weeks on, have lost 9lbs and my levels are now between 3.4 and 7.6. I am having hypos but usually feel the signs early and rectify, then its a case of dropping my Insulin. :D

    I still cannot understand why, when I know how to do it, its taken me so long to get back to this way of eating. :mad: Anyway, onwards and downwards.
    Chris
     
  12. Julie1471

    Julie1471 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Today my 1AC has gone down to 7%, down from 8.3% which it was at in October last year. All thanks to my new diabetic team and y pump, I am over the moon :).
     
  13. popsy

    popsy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow!

    HbA1c July 2013 76
    Sep 2013 73
    Nov 2013 56
    and today....ta da....39!
    So so happy folks, so was the doctor. he said wow that's normal!
    My cholesterol is good too, my ratio is great but I only have my HDL results which today was 2.3.

    These results are super but I wouldn't have had a cat in hell's chance without all of you. The advice and shared experiences on here have helped me normalize my life to a certain extent so thank you all from the bottom of my heart :joyful:

    No more fasting tests for me for a while so it's on with the weight loss. It's taken me around 6 years to lose about 30 kgs but I reckon the longer it takes the more permanent the loss will be! I still have about 20 kgs to go and it can only get better.

    I suppose it sounds peculiar to say Thank You to my diabetes.....yes, I know it does but it changed my life for the better and for the first time in my life I am beginning to FEEL normal :D
     
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    Gaikan74 · Newbie

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    Hi,
    I was diagnosed type 2 in November with an hba1c of 90. Second set of results today three months on and down to 54!

    Feeling quite pleased with myself but still a ways to go.


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  15. Andy12345

    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    Awesome :) Well Done!
     
  16. nuttybeaver

    nuttybeaver Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    I was diagnosed July 2013, T2 on metformin.

    I've been trying to lose weight unsuccessfully for years. When I was diagnosed I was in a size 20 clothes, just been out to buy a new pair of jeans & am now a size 16. Well chuffed.

    I've even found I even enjoy exercise :) I run 2 or 3 times a week & am on the exercise bike every day, plus taking part in the pedometer challenge.

    Thanks must go to all those who've offered support on here, even if my questions did seem stupid, nobody laughed & just pointed me in the right direction.

    :D:D:D:D:D

    T2, Metformin 850 Mg (1 tablet twice daily), venlafaxine 75mg (1 tablet daily), buscopan 10mg (2 tablets 4 times daily)
     
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    viv53 · Member

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    Hi
    Since being diagnosed with T2 at the end of last year, I have started a programme of exercise and low GL diet. I am really chuffed with myself as I have lost 4.5kilos since January and things are stable at present. So things are going well at present for me.
     
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    I've got Asbestos plagues on my lungs, so 200 metres is a bit of a challenge and hills very hard. I get chest pains but it's the lungs, heart is good.
     
  19. popsy

    popsy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wonderful progress Viv, that's a huge amount to lose so onward and upward for you! Keep it up :happy:
     
  20. popsy

    popsy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Exercise is a bummer when it's so hard isn't it? Tried swimming? It's a gentler way of exercising even if you just use one of those weight belts and paddle around. Good Luck :)
     
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