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Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by DawnOfTheZed, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. DawnOfTheZed

    DawnOfTheZed · Well-Known Member

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    An update on my dx. Initial hba1c was 54. Felt awful for 18 mths prior. Came here, read lots of great info and posts.

    I went low carb almost immediately and started feeling better. 3 mths on, with 0.5 g metformin, down to 42 and fatigue improved enough to start back with exercise. Lost 7 kg. Continued next 3 mths with 1 g metformin, down to hb 38 and had lost further 4 kg. Switched to Cambridge 1:1 (low cal), same meds, lost further 8 kg, hba1c still 39.

    Am hoping not to get burnout. Thanks everyone for making this forum amazing!
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Very well done, keep it up!
     
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    1spuds Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations,what a super job youve done!That is really taking charge!! :)

    So,what diet/lifestyle choice is next after the weight loss? Do you know yet?
     
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    copilost Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    yay you :)
    really interested in this because that describes me (so obvs very interesting:D)
    can you describe the "awful"? just curious really.....
     
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  5. DawnOfTheZed

    DawnOfTheZed · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. Awful = v tired, brain fog in waves - chronic poor mental function with episodes where I could hardly speak, bought an automatic car coz found driving difficult, v dry lips but not thirsty, emotional - easily hangry, obv stuff but took 3 visits to the GP before appropriate blood tests arranged. As others have said before, in the end it has been a blessing in disguise.

    It's been easy to keep the diet coz I feel so much better now, almost back to my old self.
     
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    DawnOfTheZed · Well-Known Member

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    copilost Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This! and hurrah :joyful:
     
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  8. DawnOfTheZed

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    Sorry for delayed reply. Am still focussing on trying to lose weight. It's going quite slowly now. BMI is still >25 and I'd like to reduce some noticeable fat. Don't want to think about afters yet much. Am thinking it'll prob be LCHF. I can't go back to my old ways or the problems will return.
     
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    You've done very well. You knew your health wasnt great and took action and you've lost weight a lot of weight. Continue with this greatness.
     
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    Great stuff!
     
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