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T2s in 'remission' - what is your max carbs per day? Any complications?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by IronLioness, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. IronLioness

    IronLioness Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's difficult in what to call it really. I started at 49, then dropped to 41 in the 6 months post diagnosis, the doc referred to it as "reversal", I disagreed, as once a person has diabetes, that's it, it doesn't go away, it needs to be managed. I landed on 'remission', but actually, I think just good ol "managed" might be a better description. I think I'll use that. On the whole, I'm about the same, ave about 50g of carbs over the day, I try and keep it low as possible, but realistic (for me).
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If you are in the UK you should have a proper retinopathy screening with a special camera and lights and trained technician, not just a flashlight and nurse and doctor.
     
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    IronLioness Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Its not all on veg really, it's a mix, and I don't hit the high number (100g) every day, it tends to average out at around 50g a day. Vegetables are mostly salads and raw spinach, no potatoes, I do have x2 slices of low carb high protein bread (9g a slice), and sometimes a protein bar which is 15-18g. Snack wise, I don't eat sweet stuff at all, I eat raw veg - sometimes half a red pepper with an egg, sometimes half a carrot with cheese, they're all my 'swaps' for naughty snacks that I used to eat, crisps, sweets etc. I spread out carb consumption with my workouts, which I do twice a day and it helps keep things moving and BG down. On the odd occasion I have a jacket potato but I usually work out in the evening so it doesn't smash the BG up.
     
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    IronLioness Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's fantastic news! well done, really impressed with that turn around on the retinopathy! :)
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    I nudged into the T2 bracket in 2014 with a 49 HbA1c. This was never repeated as I changed my diet (Eatwell) immediately at the time. So I was not officially decreed T2. But it was obvious I was and had been, especially with the typical associated symptoms being present. So I have reversed that condition and cleared Prediabetes earlier in the year going lower carb, higher fat, on about 100 to 130 carbs a day.
     
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    IronLioness Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I had the retinopathy screen at first 6 month review, was all clear. The doc yesterday said he wasn't concerned, but go for eye test, then see how things are. I think I'll keep monitoring the situ, if it doesn't shift I may ask for another screening but my eyesight isn't patchy, he didn't think any worry there.
     
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    Cinderella56 Type 2 · Member

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    Hello

    I try to keep my carbs to under 30g per meal that has worked so far in that my last two HBA1C s have been 45 been diabetic type two for two years .. don't have any weight to lose think its genetic as both sides of the family have had type two I only weigh 8 stone 9 now and my doc said don't lose more weight when I was 8 stone 11. I do lots of exercise and eat lots of fish salad and healthy meals home cooked like cottage pie going easy on the spuds or meatballs and wholemeal pasta going very easy on pasta and stay away from fruit apart from berries which are fine. I test at least once a day.. don't do puddings.. do enjoy wine with a meal I find it reduces my blood sugar by at least one point? Had a kidney infection out of the blue last week so am having an extra hba1c that I was not expecting so am hoping it will be on track but as I hardly ever get blood sugar readings that are over 10 I am hoping it will be ok. I like being around 6 or 7 usually after meals.. I have had fastings in the fives but sadly sometimes get fastings of 7.7 which reminds me that I am not NORMAL ha ha .
     
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