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Type 2 and normal HbA1c with just diet/exercise

Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by NoCrbs4Me, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. NoCrbs4Me

    NoCrbs4Me I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Normally I wouldn't brag about my results as they seem not that unusual for people following a LCHF diet on this forum, so I won't - just the facts.

    Three months ago I stopped taking metformin and my HbA1c was 6% - not too bad. I also changed my diet from low carb to very low carb; ketogenic, in fact.

    Today I got my latest HbA1c results: 5.6% / 37.7 mmol/mol. Very chuffed.

    I got the results from my pharmacist ("chemist" in the UK, I believe); they have access to patients' lab results where I live. She was very happy with my results. She had a colleague there as well who had done our local version of the diabetic educator training. I told them I hadn't been taking metformin for 3 months and they were a bit surprised. The second person then spouted off something he'd learned in his training: only 1 to 2% of type 2 diabetics manage to get and keep control of their diabetes through diet and exercise alone. I was both shocked at this low number and yet not surprised as I knew what they recommend type 2 diabetics to eat. I suspect the percentage of type 2 diabetics on this forum who have had success with LCHF and no meds is much greater than 2%. Anyway, I tried to tell them that the official recommended diet is why that number was so low, but they looked at me like I was speaking Swahili. At least I tried. I have an appointment with my diabetes nurse this week. It should be interesting.

    This forum has been very helpful in my quest to control my blood glucose levels - thanks to all of you!
     
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  2. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Well done mate!!

    Control is the key!
     
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  3. Moniker

    Moniker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What great results!
     
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  4. Mike D

    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    Now you've set ME a challenge :) Great work and worthy of applause :)
     
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  5. beatdise

    beatdise Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nice one mate....just goes to show and you have shown them and another example of inspiration for others to follow.
     
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  6. Clivethedrive

    Clivethedrive Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Very good control and happy for you::))
     
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  7. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    It isn't bragging, it's sharing your story to help inspire others.

    Excellent control, and well done. You deserve it.
     
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  8. cold ethyl

    cold ethyl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done x
     
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  9. sanguine

    sanguine Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Excellent, well done :)
     
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  10. Lorraine deer

    Lorraine deer Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Keep up the great work :)
     
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    msmi1970 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    :happy:
     
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  12. beatdise

    beatdise Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.6...went to bed early was up early at 4.30 tested at 7.00....didn't eat anything dodgy last night...didnt do ANY exercise yesterday...second test 6.7...weird man...
     
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    Adelle0607 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic results on your hba1c @NoCrbs4Me :) well done!
     
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  14. Sooze

    Sooze Type 2 · Active Member

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    That is brilliant news , well done :)
     
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    Cherryred Type 2 · Active Member

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    Inspiring to us all. Thanks for posting.
     
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  16. nancyb

    nancyb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done! I always enjoy your posts and this one is particularly encouraging.
     
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  17. NoCrbs4Me

    NoCrbs4Me I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Is that high for you? Maybe a liver dump?
     
  18. beatdise

    beatdise Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes it is unusual recently has been 5's...clearly system not used to being up at 4.30...
     
  19. Andy12345

    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    Well Done!!! :)
     
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  20. FantomPoet

    FantomPoet Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations @NoCrbs4Me the system will slowly catch up with us one day until then we have this forum !!!
     
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