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Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Mad76, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. Mad76

    Mad76 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Dear all,
    Some of you may recall I was diagnosed in April after an awful DKA. My hbac was 103! And to top it off was off to north Africa a couple of weeks after for 3 months.

    I basically was completely overwhelmed and over the last few months have almost solely relied on this forum for info and advise. You guys have been completely amazing. I mainly lurk and read every single day !!
    So I back I've had bloods and my hbac is now 46 !!!! So happy with this.

    Anyone new, these are the 4 best things for me
    1. Freestyle libre (self funded!(
    2. This forum
    3.the book think like a pancreas
    4. The book carbs and cals

    Thanks to all of you. The type 1 forum is amazing !!!
     
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  2. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations, well done!
     
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    carol43 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Well done and keep up the good work.
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done @Mad76 keep it going :)
     
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    Route 66 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant result - Well done.
     
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    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely fanruddytastic result!
     
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  7. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Great HbA1c reduction @Mad76, well done! :)
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    What FG said :D and well done :)
     
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  9. Mad76

    Mad76 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks people - honestly could not have done it without u lot and this forum .
    But now to continue and not get burn out .... its still overwhelming imagining this is it for the rest of my life ... always checking blood. Checking carbs. Checking insulin etc
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  10. Mel dCP

    Mel dCP Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Nice one, well done!
     
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    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    well done :)
     
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    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    And every so often throwing toys out of cot, spitting the dummy and shouting at the moon.
     
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    What did you do to lower your HBA1C so much? How did you change your diet?
     
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    Mad76 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well I did change my diet a bit. Mainly cut back on junk food and snacking.
    I think the main thing was keeping GB on top of blood glucose levels using the libre. Because I was continually checking my levels I adjusted insulin accordingly. So basically getting amounts of insulin right to keep levels in range .
     
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    Mad76 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I also increased my activity levels from zero to walking about 20 mins per day. I think that made a difference too
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Micro managing! Got me my Libre on the NHS. Well done!
     
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    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Great news, the forum may have helped but you did all the work.
     
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  18. Mad76

    Mad76 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Also I'm super pleased because I met my consultant today for the first time, and asked about getting the libre on my nhs prescription. I used info I had read on here to back up my case and she said she'd fax my gp requesting this. I'm really really grateful once again to the info I've been able to get on this forum !!!!
     
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  19. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Expert
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    Hi @Mad76 ,

    That's what we're all here for.. A comunity with a collective experience. Keep doing what you do!
     
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