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    Introduce myself.

    Post by beardie on Mon Apr 06 2015, 20:11

    I usually just barge in and start posting when I join a forum.
    This time I will introduce myself.
    I am 58 live in Scotland and my last HbA1c was 36.

    I have many medical conditions which I am assured were not caused by diabetes.

    Most recently the doctor thinks my leg may have rotated slightly in my hip socket.

    On the whole I feel better than I did when diagnosed T2 15 months ago. Very Happy
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    Post by Jan1 on Mon Apr 06 2015, 20:32

    Hi beardie and a warm welcome sunny

    Glad to see you write that, on the whole you feel better than you did when first diagnosed T2 15 months ago .......

    Looking forward to seeing your posts all around the Forum

    Take Care

    All the best Jan
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    Post by Paul1976 on Mon Apr 06 2015, 20:36

    Congratulations on your brilliant HbA1c too Beardie! 36 is excellent! cheers


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    Post by zand on Mon Apr 06 2015, 20:44

    I haven't introduced myself to this lot yet. Smile I don't think I'll bother now. Great HbA1c, that's what I'm aiming for (42 last one)
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    Post by beardie on Mon Apr 06 2015, 20:50

    @zand wrote:I haven't introduced myself to this lot yet.  Smile  I don't think I'll bother now.  Great HbA1c, that's what I'm aiming for (42 last one)

    Funny you should say that. I was aiming for 42.
    I had increased my carb intake to show the doctor what would happen.
    It seems 30g a day extra had little effect.
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    Post by Jan1 on Mon Apr 06 2015, 20:56

    @beardie wrote:
    @zand wrote:I haven't introduced myself to this lot yet.  Smile  I don't think I'll bother now.  Great HbA1c, that's what I'm aiming for (42 last one)

    Funny you should say that. I was aiming for 42.
    I had increased my carb intake to show the doctor what would happen.
    It seems 30g a day extra had little effect.

    Sorry beardie - others may already know this answer because they 'know you already' but how many carbs a day do you allow? What is your usual range. I'm not diabetic but I eat no more than 50 a day ........

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    Post by beardie on Mon Apr 06 2015, 21:41

    @Jan1 wrote:
    @beardie wrote:
    @zand wrote:I haven't introduced myself to this lot yet.  Smile  I don't think I'll bother now.  Great HbA1c, that's what I'm aiming for (42 last one)

    Funny you should say that. I was aiming for 42.
    I had increased my carb intake to show the doctor what would happen.
    It seems 30g a day extra had little effect.

    Sorry beardie - others may already know this answer because they 'know you already' but how many carbs a day do you allow? What is your usual range. I'm not diabetic but I eat no more than 50 a day ........

    Thanks

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    Hi Jan you are of course right.
    I tried to have 3 meals a day with a maximum of 25g of carbs in each meal and no snacks. I kept that up for about 4 months till I was diagnosed as cured. I lost 4.5 stones during that period. I went from HbA1c of 67 to 35 in just over 4 months. I am not sure about being cured now. I refused to believe it at first. I had a glucose tolerance test after being told I was cured. I tested at 1 hour and was about 18. It would be an incredible coincidence if I happened to test at the exact max.
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    Post by graham64 on Mon Apr 06 2015, 22:09

    Hi beardie a warm welcome to our forum, you seem to have fitted in well already  Very Happy

    Cheers
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    Post by beardie on Mon Apr 06 2015, 23:11

    Thanks Graham.
    Is it just me or is the forum clock wrong?
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    Post by Admin on Mon Apr 06 2015, 23:19

    @beardie wrote:Thanks Graham.
    Is it just me or is the forum clock wrong?

    Should be fine now-You had your profile time settings as Paris UTC so I've put it right.

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    Post by beardie on Mon Apr 06 2015, 23:21

    @Admin wrote:
    @beardie wrote:Thanks Graham.
    Is it just me or is the forum clock wrong?

    Should be fine now-You had your profile time settings as Paris UTC so I've put it right.

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    thanks. Not surprised that it was just me Embarassed
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    Post by zand on Tue Apr 07 2015, 06:24

    @beardie wrote:
    @Admin wrote:
    @beardie wrote:Thanks Graham.
    Is it just me or is the forum clock wrong?

    Should be fine now-You had your profile time settings as Paris UTC so I've put it right.

    Regards

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    thanks. Not surprised that it was just me Embarassed

    It wasn't just you, mine was set to Papua New Guinea time!
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    Post by merrylizard1314 on Sat Aug 15 2015, 10:15

    Hello everyone, I am hoping to meet old friends and new, on this forum. How do I include an avatar, please?
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    Post by Paul1976 on Sat Aug 15 2015, 10:21

    Hi and welcome to the forum!! welcome

    To add an avatar,click on the 'Profile' tab at the top of the page,in the profile menu click on the 'Avatar' tab and you'll be then given the option to upload a avatar from your computer or link to an image elsewhere on the net. Smile

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    Post by zand on Sat Aug 15 2015, 10:22

    Hi, welcome from me too! Smile
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    Post by Jan1 on Sat Aug 15 2015, 11:24

    @merrylizard1314 wrote:Hello everyone, I am hoping to meet old friends and new, on this forum. How do I include an avatar, please?

    Hello, and welcome from me too.  sunny

    Paul has replied regarding your avatar question - so look forward to seeing you and your avater again soon!

    All the best Jan
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    Post by Indy51 on Sat Aug 15 2015, 12:08

    Hi and welcome from me too sunny

    I believe you may be a fellow Aussie?

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    Post by mo1905 on Sat Aug 15 2015, 15:06

    Welcome to the forum merry lizard ! Looking forward to seeing your shiny new avatar :-)


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    Post by Pasha on Sat Aug 15 2015, 15:11

    @merrylizard1314 wrote:Hello everyone, I am hoping to meet old friends and new, on this forum. How do I include an avatar, please?

    Do I know you from somewhere?
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    Post by Eddie on Sat Aug 15 2015, 16:54

    A warm welcome to our latest member Merrylizard. Smile


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    Post by graham64 on Sat Aug 15 2015, 23:50

    @merrylizard1314

    A warm welcome from me too  thumb-up


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    Post by nomistheman on Sat Aug 22 2015, 18:10

    Hello,

    Just thought I'd drop a post here to let you know I've arrived here - OMG I can hear you all groaning already! Wink

    Thank @merrylizard1314 for sign posting me.

    I see some familiar forum names here. Smile

    I'll get around to editing my profile when I have a spare few minutes - about time I updated the picture anyway!
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    Post by Paul1976 on Sat Aug 22 2015, 18:13

    A BIG welcome to the forum Nomistheman! welcome
    Glad you've found your way over here! thumb-up

    Best regards

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    Post by zand on Sat Aug 22 2015, 20:06

    Yay! Nomistheman.... welcome! When is our next fat fast then? Smile
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    Post by graham64 on Sat Aug 22 2015, 23:12

    A big welcome from me to our small and friendly forum Nomistheman  cheers


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