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Type 2s What motivates you to control by diet?

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by MrsA2, Sep 29, 2021.

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  1. Drfarxan

    Drfarxan · Well-Known Member

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    My motivation is that its possible to reverse type 2 diabetes simple as that. And i am willing to do whatever. This idea has now become popular and the proof is out there and in this forum. I know ill never fully recover but to be able to avoid the complications mentioned by others here is a win.I watch this clip weekly for motivation

    That said,don't see my diet as a "diet" as it is understood by most people something temporary.I sometimes forget that i am diabetic!! i enjoy my diet and my BS is always normal. In the future ill increase the amount of carbs,in my late years ill go fully keto again.
     
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  2. docphi

    docphi Type 2 · Active Member

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    I’m trying diet and eventually exercise because I hated the side effects from the Metformin. I found if I minimize my carbs my blood glucose remains fairly consistent. I don’t know if this is sustainable, but, I’m going to give it a try.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Worked pretty well for me for the past 6 years..and without extra exercise.
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    well, 10 years on, and I am still diet controlled through low carbing - that sound sustainable to me
     
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    Jo123 · Well-Known Member

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    12 years low carbing for me, I was picked up in the prediabetic zone, all normal hba1c's since.
    I value my health more than carbs!
     
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    Robbity2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Low carbing for eight years now and counting for this overweight, idle old woman
     
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    I'm sure we have to prove that we can do absolutely anything to succeed at something! I believe in myself and my strength, + I found like-minded people because together, it is more fun and more effective to achieve success in the process of working on yourself. I also try to praise myself and encourage myself for good results. That's what motivates me.
     
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  8. DCB 2

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

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    Well, self preservation I did not want to deal with the complications. A little background I had a mother who had polio when she was eight years old and when you have problem you work it. Secondly when I came home from the hospital I received phone calls from a niece and nephew, they were so worried and concerned I did not want to let them down.

    I also to mange things because I know some day someone will find a cure for diabetes and want to be in position to take advantage of it.
     
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