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Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by Mrs HJG, Mar 15, 2022.

  1. Mrs HJG

    Mrs HJG LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I had my first 3 month review yesterday and need to share.

    I was 62kg at diagnosis, thanks mostly to the ‘undiagnosed diabetes’ diet, from a lazy lockdown max of 80.5kg BMI 29.9 this time last year. I’m now a happier and healthier 57kg, BMI 21.2.

    I’ve consciously ‘exercised’ since diagnosis and walk at least 25 brisk minutes every day and my Garmin watch, probably not entirely scientifically, has re-assessed my fitness age from a shocking 69 before Christmas to 28, I’m almost 52.

    All my FBC and cholesterol readings have all gone in the “right” direction, inc. non-HDL down from 4.13 to 2.96 and Cholesterol/HDL ratio reduced from 5 to 3.4.

    And so to the big one, HbA1c, from the heady and scary heights of 129.5mmol/mol 14%, I am now at… da da dah… 36.6mmol/mol 5.5%! O.M.G.

    *** WARNING - OSCAR Speech!***

    I just really want to thank everyone on this forum and those I have chatted to on the side, for all your amazing advice, inspiration and patience with me, I couldn’t have got this far without you.

    The enthusiasm and science of low-carbing promoted here are responsible for the route I've taken. I started aiming for <50g/meal, but now on <100g/day and feeling OK about it; though not going to lie, I’m still missing lots of things like crazy.

    I have my private endo appointment in less than 2 weeks, when I hope to get a few answers about all those pesky auto-immune anti-bodies and high C-Peptide, and maybe I’ll get to cut the Metformin in half to 1g/day and see how I go too.

    My BG meter shows a 90 day average of 5.4, versus the 6.2 equivalent HbA1c, but that only includes the odd post-breakfast or post-lunch test and no post-prandial levels measured at all for the first month, and I ate half a Christmas cake in small slices in those visually-impaired ignorant days. Thinking that when the time with ‘syrup for blood’ is totally excluded, this could well drop a little more. But for the first time in 3 months, I am not going to stress about spikes and lows tonight!

    For now, I’m sending you all the virtual hugs of thanks, while I celebrate with an extra square of 90% Lindt and fizzy water x :)
     
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    klogs17 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely incredible results. Well done.
     
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    Hopeful34 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done. All your hard work's paid off, that's great :)
     
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  4. Dr Snoddy

    Dr Snoddy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Another winner! Excellent news.
     
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  5. Mrs HJG

    Mrs HJG LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you :)
     
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  6. Mrs HJG

    Mrs HJG LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you :)
     
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  7. Mrs HJG

    Mrs HJG LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you :)
     
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    carol43 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations and keep up the good work.
     
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  9. Mrs HJG

    Mrs HJG LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you :)
     
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    jjraak Type 2 · Expert

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    Bravo

    A magnificent result

    And while you thank others , the constant in there was YOU

    Marvellous, marvellous.

    It may only be the end of the beginning of your journey.

    But this part was full of joy
    And I do love a happy ending :D

    Bodes SO well for the future :happy:
     
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  11. DEBBIESCOTT

    DEBBIESCOTT MODY · Well-Known Member

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    Wow, well done, brilliant results
     
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  12. RoughcutAU

    RoughcutAU · Well-Known Member

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    Well done! Great achievement for everything to be going in the right direction.

    Did the Endo/Team freak out about the great HbA1c? My last was 40 and they just assumed it was caused by too many lows even though I had alot of fingerprick data to suggest otherwise. Just don’t have Flash/CGM.

    But i digress! Your efforts are amazing and a great pay off.
     
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    BrianDoc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic, delighted for you.
     
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  14. Mrs HJG

    Mrs HJG LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, woken up still smiling:)
     
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  15. Mrs HJG

    Mrs HJG LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much:)
     
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  16. Mrs HJG

    Mrs HJG LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you :) Oh the nurse hasn't even reviewed the result yet (no surprise), I'm sure she'll come back with a negative slant somehow, and then remind me she was the one who gave me the glucose monitor, again:rolleyes:
     
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    Mrs HJG LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you:)
     
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    Ronancastled Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done, plenty of life left in that pancreas yet.

    Now don't do it again, that's the hard part.
     
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    You are inspirational! You thoroughly deserve your success - we can provide the information, but YOU had to follow it for yourself. Terrific!
     
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  20. Mrs HJG

    Mrs HJG LADA · Well-Known Member

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    :) Thank you, I am going to try my hardest!
     
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