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Started Atkins Diabetic Revolution and good so far

Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by Allarepossible, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Allarepossible

    Allarepossible · Member

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    I have just started the Atkins Diabetic Revolution and I am determined to get rid of this curse. I have been in denial since I was diagnosed 2 years ago. Attempted to control it via diet at first but the levels were in the teens and twentys for a good while. I am abhorred at the medical profession for letting me go like this for so long! Even when they put me on Metformin, my levels continued to be high for ages. Until in July this year it reached an amazing 32.9 and I was taken to hospital via ambulance. This happened twice and then I was seen at the hospital diabetes clinic, and put immediately on insulin, which was such a shock I burst into tears.

    Fortunately, the diabetic specialist doctor was quite empathetic and said she I could come off it, which I am hopeful for. She also said she is an advocate for Patrick Holford low carbs which I was on and lost 3 stone in 1 year!

    My friend let me borrow this book when I kept having hypos due to the insulin levels being new etc., the nurse said I should reduce my units to 10 in the morning and 6 in the evening, stating that it is better my levels are high than the lows I had been having. Anyway, I dont want it to be high AGAIN, so I decided to do something about it. They keep telling me to eat carbs to counteract the lows, but I have since put back 1 stone in weight! So I have started the Atkins way, and my bloods have gone down again to as low as 5.2 and I have been fine so far. I will do my best to stick to it, because it has such wonderful, hopeful information that has led me to believe I can get rid of this vile disease. It is the absolute bane of my life, I hate injecting, and remembering to constantly prick my more than sore fingers. Using a drop of tea tree while washing my hands, have helped a bit though.
     
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    Mach2uggart · Newbie

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    Congrats t u . Keep it up and don't lose faith. It would be good for u to gradually include vegetables and low sugar fruits. All in all bully to u on your progress.
     
  3. Allarepossible

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    Update, update...
    My bloods are regulating to around 5.5 to 6.8 on average. My new nurse has now said I can come off the dreaded insulin injections and has put me back on slow release Metformin. (My old nurse was quite horrible to me, and insisted I stop this diet immediately and continue with what had been recommended, since I had a history of hypos etc., consequently, she is no longer my nurse!!)

    I am overjoyed! I have been a bit naughty though and had a few bouts of popcorn nights, and butter biscuits which is my weakness, especially dunked in a nice cup of decaff coffee with evap milk!!!! Well I have been so disciplined as of late, I think I am allowed to have a moment! Anyway this is a major victory, and I must get back into the routine of this. I eat a humongous amount of veg, all of which are within my range. As I love most veg anyway this is not hard for me to do. So its going very well. Need to get to bed earlier as staying up late causes me to want to eat whilst I am studying :oops:
     
  4. Paul_c

    Paul_c Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    they don't like low-carb... they're scared of you having a hypo while under their supervision...

    Dr. Bernstein has a good book on how he deals with his T1 diabetes and his low-carb diet.
    Here's his website for the book:

    http://www.diabetes-book.com/

    You can get it from many places, not just his website :)

    He has a very good explanation on just how low-carbing minimises the risk of a hypo because the doses of insulin required are much smaller.

    I have his other diabetes related book as I'm just T2 diet controlled:
    http://www.diabetes-book.com/diabetes_diet.shtml
     
  5. carraway

    carraway Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    Well done, please keep us updated on how you do


    Cara
     
  6. Serena51

    Serena51 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done you.

    Just a word of warning - watch out for those biscuits, the odd one can soon be quite frequent!
     
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