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Type 2 can be reversed

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by SheilaThompson, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. SheilaThompson

    SheilaThompson · Member

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    I was diagnosed type 2 last September. Have lost three and a half stone. Done everything they told me. My last test I was 40 (not sure what that is) but was taken off the Metformin. Having my next test on 25 July, will be the first without medication so hope I have stayed the same. Got all new clothes. Air Ambulance have had my large ones. Nice to have a waist again.

    Hope others manage to do the same. This site is very encouraging. I bought the book about how to reverse type 2. Very useful and interesting. I gave it to my doctor to read as well.
     
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  2. Just Jeff

    Just Jeff Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done. I have that book, took me a while to settle into good diet technique, but getting there.

    Good idea with the clothes, think I'll try to do the same with mine.

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  3. andcol

    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Great success I am pleased for you and I hope your next test comes back even better than 40.
     
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    Serena51 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Very well done.

    who was the author of the book and what was the title?
     
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    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes it certainly can with hard work and support.

    Congratulations, but keep up the good work, because the reversal can just as easily be reversed.

    It starts to get expensive now replacing all your clothes, but well worth it


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  6. Heretic1

    Heretic1 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    @SheilaThompson
    Thanks for your inspirational story. I'm nearly 3 months into this and have equally lost almost 4st (nearly 'normal' now) and equally I have a wardrobe that no longer fits me, and I'm horrified when I try on a pair of my 'old' trousers and see just how big they were! I need to get rid of my clothes too - but will keep one pair just as a reminder!
    My initial hba1c result was 97, 2 weeks ago it was down to 53 and the PN expects this to be even lower next month - I could only dream of it being 40 ... but can't help hoping a little!
    Well done you.
     
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  7. plantagenet

    plantagenet Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations, well done. It's great to keep hearing about success stories from LCHFers. I presume the book was one of DR David Cavan's Reverse your Diabetes publications?
     
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  8. Fatflyer

    Fatflyer Type 2 · Member

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    Bluebell_GB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Very well done however, be careful. I reduced my HbA1c from 7.1 (54) to 5.1 (32) over a 6 month period losing 17 kg along the way. The doctor was so surprised by the result that she thought I could have been misdiagnosed. I had an OGTT last week which showed that I am still diabetic. You may be in the same position of having your diabetes under control (in remission?) but it will resurface if you go back to your old habits and if the underlying problem (insulin resistance and/or damaged beta cells) still exists.

    Regards

    Bluebell

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  10. Just Jeff

    Just Jeff Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  11. Shaydollar811

    Shaydollar811 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Well done.
     
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  13. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Great weight reduction @SheilaThompson!:) I'm sure your HbA1c will have reduced too.
    I had given my smaller 32" sized trousers to refugee appeals (they only wanted 32" waist or smaller) last summer, and bought new ones up to 4" bigger. Then I was diagnosed T2 and took steps to reduce my weight. The new trousers I had bought were then too big for me. Some I hadn't even worn, I had bought them in anticipation of winter. I gave them to my church's appeal for clothes to sell for providing meals for children.
    I am now buying 30" sizes, and hope I don't put on weight again, all this buying new clothes can be expensive, but it's worth it!:D
     
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  14. Heretic1

    Heretic1 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Well disgustingly, most of my trousers /. Suits etc were a 42' waist. As I've 'downsized' I've bought trousers at 40', 38' and got a pair of trousers this week at 36' - and they're a bit baggy too! I think I will donate my trousers to the Air Ambulance - they can use it to cover the Aircraft up!

    Well done you @Prem51 - I think 30' would be a bit beyond me at over 6ft!
     
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  15. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    @Heretic1 Well done to you too on your size reductions, it's a great feeling isn't it!:)
    Some of my 30" trousers are loose to, but it's difficult to find smaller mens' trousers, apart from skinny jeans which I'm too old for.
    Trouser sizes don't accurately represent real waist size, which should be measured at navel level. My actual waist size is 34" though I am wearing 30" trousers. It is recommended that your waist size should not be more than half your height. I am 5'7" so my waist should be 33.5" or less, so I should lose another half inch.
    I believe that trouser measurements are called 'vanity sizing' - to make us think our waists are smaller than they actually are.
     
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  16. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Very well done, and you should be rightly proud of your achievement, but please be aware that getting numbers down is just half the battle, you may well need to keep on working hard long term to maintain those low figures.

    I reached an HbA1c of 40 after seven months on a very low carb diet and I've been able keep my results between 40 and 43 for the last two years, but I'm pretty sure sure that if I were to change my lifestyle again I'd be telling quite a different story. For me it's not been a reversal but just very strict management/control of my diabetes, so I'm sorry if I appear to be raining on your parade.

    Robbity
     
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  17. JenniferG

    JenniferG · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations. I really like the following books (in random order) on LCHF. Have been really helpful:
    Blood Sugar 101 by Jenny Ruhl
    The Obesity Code (by Dr. Jason Fung)
    The New Atkins for a New You by doctors: Westman, Phinney, Volek
    Diabetes Solution by Dr. Richard K. Bernstein
    Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes (along with his Good Calories, Bad Caloires book)
    The Art & Science of Low Carbohydrate Living by Phinney & Volek
    Dr. Michael Mosley's 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet
     
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  18. SheilaThompson

    SheilaThompson · Member

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    It was Doctor David Cavin. How to reduce diabetes. Obtainable from the diabetic book shop.
     
  19. Serena51

    Serena51 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Many thanks Sheila.
     
  20. Shaydollar811

    Shaydollar811 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well went to my GP yesterday think I cried the whole time but down to 164lbs from 188lbs he said that soon I wont have to take this stupid Metformin praying gor the day thank you all for the support
     
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