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Thanks For The Help To Understand Things

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by bigjim19, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. bigjim19

    bigjim19 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    hi guys i joined last week after being diagnosed with type 2 didnt really think about it at the time but now after
    joining this site i can see that it can if you let it change your life for better or worse, better if you pay attension to things
    that you should have done but didnt in the past but its not to late to fix it .

    I joined because i was short of information on what diabetes really was yes we have a heard about it but nobody
    really thinks they have it till one day well you know the rest but we need more information at the time we are told the
    doctors are on a tight schedule and no time to explain in detail so we have to make appointment after appointment and still
    only get snippets of information (not knocking the nhs ) this site gives it all i'm glad i found it it has helped me understand on how to beat it or at least control things better such as diet and exersise so guys a big THANK YOU from me for adding your experiences and thoughts and helping me understand and keep it going please
     
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    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    I have been type 2 for 2 years now and joined here as soon as I was diagnosed. For me, by asking lots of questions and reading others postings, I have learnt alot. I admit that I have had a few relapses but by being here, I soon got back on track. So good in fact that if my nest blood test in december/January, there's talk of me stopping the victoza, or at least halving the amount of victoza
     
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  3. Liam1955

    Liam1955 Type 2 · Master

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    @bigjim19 - Hi. I joined the Forum 2 years ago and at that time I had had Diabetes for 14 years. In 2 years I have learnt a vast amount of information - and still learning new stuff each day.
     
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  4. connie104

    connie104 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have just been told I am well controlled and in remission and no longer need medication . I have learnt so much from the forum and all the knowledgable members that I could not have got to this stage without them
     
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  5. Liam1955

    Liam1955 Type 2 · Master

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    @connie104 - Hello. That is fantastic news - but at the end of the day it is all down to your own hard work. = Well Done.
     
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