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Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by liza_h, Jun 10, 2020.

  1. liza_h

    liza_h Prediabetes · Active Member

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    Last summer I came onto this website for support after I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Since most of my relatives over 60 have diabetes I was very upset but not totally surprised.

    I made an appointment to see my GP and got a small rise in my thyroid medication which enabled me to sustain optimal thyroid levels for the past year. Without the thyroid hormones being optimal I can't lose weight even in a calorie deficit.

    I read a lot about low-carb eating on this website and began to put this into practice. Now my thyroid hormones were optimal I was able to lose weight and I have put my diabetes into remission. Since last August I have lost nearly three stone in weight, my BMI has gone from 32 to 26 and I am much stronger and fitter. My last Hba1c was 41!

    Thank you to those who are supportive and encouraging of others. Please be aware when you discuss weight issues that many of us have thyroid issues which can make weight loss impossible.
     
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    #1 liza_h, Jun 10, 2020 at 5:10 PM
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    ziggy_w Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely spectacular results. Great job and well-deserved. Thank you for the reminder that for many of us, it might not always be easy to lose weight.
     
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    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Well done!

    And sooooo true that other health issues play a huge part in weight control - way beyond the simplistic view that calories in/calories out are the Be All and End All.

    Am so pleased for you that you have found the answer for you.
     
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  4. liza_h

    liza_h Prediabetes · Active Member

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    Thank you :)
    I've read that insulin resistance can make weight loss very difficult so even without thyroid issues many of us will struggle.
     
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    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Excellent work!
     
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    VashtiB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on such a great result. I agree that the question of weight is often viewed simplistically. This is one of the reasons I love this site- with such amazing people with diverse backgrounds the combined knowledge is awesome. I am so grateful to all those who helped me.
     
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    liza_h Prediabetes · Active Member

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    Thank you - yes this site has been a godsend.
     
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    liza_h Prediabetes · Active Member

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    Thank you!
     
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    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Well done @liza_h That's amazing work, never easy but the benefits are huge !!
     
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