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Type 2 Life

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by emptyplate, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. tina_marie

    tina_marie Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Not sure about that Vicky. He messaged me at lunch to say he had a loud cracking sound from his back and has been aching ever since.
     
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  2. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Bless him. Maybe his pancreas is aging. May not be insulin resistant. He may need insulin to support him.
    Although diabetes due to aging/tired pancreas is called type 2 many need the insulin for support.
    There is no shame nor anything your dad can do to stop it. If he has it.
    Low iron or low potassium is also common in older people.
    I hope he hasn't got it. ♡♥♡

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  3. Alzebra

    Alzebra Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    before n after.jpg

    I know I haven't posted in ages (sorry) but I wanted to share my birthday photos. On the left is my 40th (2014) and today's photo is on the right :joyful:
     
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  4. 13lizanne

    13lizanne Type 2 · Expert

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    WOW! You fabulous person you. Well done and thank you for posting your photos. Talk about an advert for what low carb can do. Your diabetes control must be awesome. p.s. We missed you
     
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  5. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Wow you look wonderful. I bet your delighted with your weight loss.
    Are you still exercising too?
    I bet you're on your way to a lower hba1c too.
    Can I contact you in the future for some guidance?
     
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  6. Diamum5972

    Diamum5972 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You look fantastic! Well done
     
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  7. Clivethedrive

    Clivethedrive Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nice to see your have really done well,you look contented


    Sent from my iPad using DCUK Forum mobile app
     
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  8. Liam1955

    Liam1955 Type 2 · Master

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    @Alzebra - You look absolutely fantastic and what an achievement......Stunning. :)
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    @Alzebra That's an awesome achievement. Very well done, you look great! :)
     
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  10. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Blimey @Alzebra that is an amazing achievement. Big clap, gold medal, and 10 stars for you. :) You look great.
     
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  11. hankjam

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

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    Casey Kazam that's pretty **** fine work @Alzebra ! You certainly rock. Good on yer.
    Hope all else is continuing in a similar way.... jobs and tings.
     
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  12. hankjam

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

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    That's a downer @PenfoldAPD wish him and your family well.
     
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  13. Japes

    Japes LADA · Well-Known Member

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    @Alzebra That's really good! Happy Birthday!
     
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  14. debrasue

    debrasue · Guest

    Brilliant! Totally awesome - well done hun!
     
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  15. hankjam

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

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    Watched Brian Cox prog on BBC1 tonight.... just great way of explaining ideas...
    "Waterfall of protons cascading...." lovely stuff with great pictures.
    Worth every penny of the license fee.
    :happy:
     
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  16. maureen5752

    maureen5752 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @debrasue keep your boots handy, might need some back up, me harrassment is on my back again! Think I'll emigrate or feed him some cheese, they say rats live cheese. You ok? Learnt yesterday that the sharps containers are free on prescription for diabetics, never knew that before. Asked surgery for prescription, don't know if I'll get it. Everyone ok today? @Alzebra congratulations. @hankjam. Your right. Brian cox wS very interesting & great scenery
     
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    eddie1968 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi. Been a busy day. Knackered and bed soon. FBG 7.8 mmol/l:)
     
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  18. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Sorry, I poked my nose in & saw your post.. Happy birthday & wishing the best on the great new look..! :cool:
     
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  19. JenniferG

    JenniferG · Well-Known Member

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    You look beautiful! Good work on all that weight loss! I've just started. Doing the LCHF and Intermittent Fasting thing. Lost 43 pounds (3 stone) since May 9th. I am 379 pounds (27 stone) now.. got a couple hundred pounds (14 stone) to go. How many plateaus did you hit along the way? How long have you been overweight? I am 45 and I weighed over 300 pounds at age of 13 -- so I've read it's going to be pretty hard to lose it all.

    Good thing is I am now off 120 units of insulin and just quit Metormin the other day. So I am now diabetes med free, and in the Normal range just below prediabetic. A1C of 9-11 for four years, now projected A1C of 5.8
     
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  20. debrasue

    debrasue · Guest

    Boots are by the door and waiting, hun - just say the word and we'll come and give him a good kicking for you!
    Yes, I'm good thanks, although this hot weather makes it hard to sleep at night. Hope are you coping with it? The good thing is that I don't feel like eating anything much, but the bad thing is that it seems to be pushing my BGs up again, which had only just started coming down again after the antibiotics. Anyone else having this problem?
    You take care Maureen and I hope the rat problem diminishes for you. Always ready for a chat if it's getting you down...
    Bug hugs xxx
     
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