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Thanks and encouragement

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by ReaL, Sep 13, 2019 at 6:07 PM.

  1. ReaL

    ReaL · Member

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    Hi

    I have just had my HA1BC back today 6 months after diagnosis of Type 2. So grateful that it has gone from 105.5 mmol/mol to 37.5. I have been on a LCHF diet and have lost over 3 stone. I stopped taking Metaformin 3 months ago. I would have had no idea about the diet had it not been this site and all the good people who take their time to post on here and give such good advice. So as much as I wanted to boast a wee bit about it (sorry but I am chuffed) I also wanted to say thanks too.

    I also wanted to let other know that are perhaps earlier on in this journey that a diagnosis of Type 2 is (although a bit shocking at the time) not the end of the world. I know how hard it is in the first couple of weeks trying to work out what you can and can't eat but tonight, having decided that I would have whatever I wanted, I found after strolling round the supermarket there was nothing that I really missed. I have pushed the boat out a bit and am having chicken korma that has 10 g of carbs in it but with cauliflower rice cause that's what I fancy. My taste buds have certainly changed. I have had fab meals over the last 6 months including a lot of stuff in restaurants that I probably wouldn't have picked before. I have also walked most of the West Highland Way which is something I have wanted to do since 1988!! Going to finish it next weekend.

    Anyhoo, don't want to say a type 2 diagnosis is the best thing that has ever happened to me but its certainly not the worst and has probably added a good few years onto my life expectancy!!

    Thanks to all you good folks out there that have gone before and helped me on the right track to beat this thing. (well kick it into touch for the time being)

    ReaL
     
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  2. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Wowsers that is some reduction.. well done you! nice weight loss as well.. many congratulations.
     
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  3. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Great HbA1c and weight reductions @ReaL - thanks for posting, it's always good to hear success stories! :)
     
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  4. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    What a storming reduction @ReaL congratulations!
     
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    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Brilliant result! And all due to your hard work. WELL DONE!!!
     
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  6. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Huge reduction in HbA1c! Excellent! Keep up the good work!
     
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    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Wow.
     
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  8. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Gordon Bennet. That's amazing!
     
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    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    all been said... but well done, fantastic effort.
     
  10. VashtiB

    VashtiB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That is great- I would like to thank you for posting also- I think for us a bit behind you on the journey ny positive stories are really welcome. The advice from the medical professionals tend to be full of doom so positive outcomes really make a difference.

    Thank you and congratulations!
     
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  11. Robertuk

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    Absolutely brilliant. Well done. I’m at the start of my journey with depleted energy levels and your story has gave me massive levels of confidence that I to can get back to being me. Oh and I was literally about to do the west highland way and had to pull out due to the Symptoms I was having. I was diagnosed a week later. So that’s still on my to do list lol
     
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    Wow .. congratulations on the reduction of HBA1c.. reading success stories give some us the boost to continue on this journey..
     
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