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    A happy story from the flog.

    Post by Eddie on Sat Apr 11 2015, 09:40

    "I was diagnosed type 2 on christmas eve with a HbA1c of 64
    Luckily I was pointed in the direction of this site and after a lot of reading decided to give the low carb a go. It was like a few people had said tough for the first few weeks but I am glad I managed to stick it out.
    Since christmas i have managed to get my weight down from 14st 4 to 12st 6 and more importantly my HbA1c down to 43.
    This has been achieved by just cutting the carbs down doing a bit more walking and no medication. My dogs look fitter too.
    So it goes to prove that low carb is definitely worth the effort."

    Link to post here http://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/low-carb-seems-to-have-done-the-trick.75179/

    As almost always, it's our old friend low carb that brings success. For seven years at the flog the good news re. low carb never stops, and yet again no meds required to tame the betus. It was ever thus and will always be thus.


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    Re: A happy story from the flog.

    Post by Paul1976 on Sat Apr 11 2015, 12:04

    Just the kind of story I like to read!! mrgreen Well done that man!!!! I just hope they don't start moderating stories like this one over there in the future,I mean,that goes against some of the mods ethos,a man who gained control from learning a low carb diet from folks on the internet and quite rightly didn't follow his HCP's dietary advice(Sorry noblehead but "Always run things by with an HCP first" aint gonna hack it!) plus this man is now and quite rightly,banging the low carb drum,a sure fire way to upset Sid and get Anna jumping up and down about an "Us and them mentality"...Sounds over the top? maybe but with the increase in editing material over there now,nothing would surprise me!


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    Re: A happy story from the flog.

    Post by merrylizard1314 on Sun Aug 16 2015, 08:43

    Well done,Eddie, that is a good result so far, especially getting your HbA1c down in really such a short time.
    Although I completed the Newcastle Diet/ protocol, And had very good results, with non diabetic HbA1c 35, I still don't really understand why it works - there is the calorific restriction, yes, but the carbohydrates are proportionally high on the optifast regime. Since the middle of June, my dietary regime is low carb and I have also taken part in 2 Fat Fasts, which were great fun, as I struggled to maintain good ketosis of 2-2.5, while trying not to lose much weight. I exercise by walking, swimming and rowing. I do not have a dog at present, which is a sadness, but I often borrow a dog, for walks- so companionable!
    The only medication I have, is for high blood pressure, which has only been ameliorated slightly, by diet and exercise. I see this as the next great challenge.
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    Re: A happy story from the flog.

    Post by Eddie on Sun Aug 16 2015, 11:49

    @merrylizard1314 wrote:Well done,Eddie, that is a good result so far, especially getting your HbA1c down in really such a short time.
    Although I completed the Newcastle Diet/ protocol, And had very good results, with non diabetic HbA1c 35, I still don't really understand why it works - there is the calorific restriction, yes,  but the carbohydrates are proportionally high on the optifast regime. Since the middle of June, my dietary regime is low carb and I have also taken part in 2 Fat Fasts, which were great fun, as I struggled to maintain good ketosis of 2-2.5, while trying not to lose much weight. I exercise by walking, swimming and rowing. I do not have a dog at present, which is a sadness, but I often borrow a dog, for walks- so companionable!
    The only medication I have, is for high blood pressure, which has only been ameliorated slightly, by diet and exercise. I see this as the next great challenge.

    Hi Merrylizard, is it me or it it you, I had a hell of night on the booze last night, I am the sort that gets lowcarber's a bad name rofl Seriously that post was a good news story I nicked from the flog. It's not about me, is it about you ?  wtf Give me an hour or two and half a dozen cups of coffee mrgreen  and I'll get back to you.


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    Post by merrylizard1314 on Sun Aug 16 2015, 16:04

    Sorry, I believe I may have inadvertently posted a paragraph 3 "inconsequential anecdote" out of context. Please forgive.
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    Re: A happy story from the flog.

    Post by Eddie on Sun Aug 16 2015, 16:12

    @merrylizard1314 wrote:Well done,Eddie, that is a good result so far, especially getting your HbA1c down in really such a short time.
    Although I completed the Newcastle Diet/ protocol, And had very good results, with non diabetic HbA1c 35, I still don't really understand why it works - there is the calorific restriction, yes,  but the carbohydrates are proportionally high on the optifast regime. Since the middle of June, my dietary regime is low carb and I have also taken part in 2 Fat Fasts, which were great fun, as I struggled to maintain good ketosis of 2-2.5, while trying not to lose much weight. I exercise by walking, swimming and rowing. I do not have a dog at present, which is a sadness, but I often borrow a dog, for walks- so companionable!
    The only medication I have, is for high blood pressure, which has only been ameliorated slightly, by diet and exercise. I see this as the next great challenge.

    "Sorry, I believe I may have inadvertently posted a paragraph 3 "inconsequential anecdote" out of context. Please forgive."

    Not at all, I misunderstood your post, my bad. It's not you that was wrong, ask anyone here, I'm batshit half the time and that's on a good day.

    Sorry.


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    Re: A happy story from the flog.

    Post by merrylizard1314 on Sun Aug 16 2015, 16:25

    OK, we're straight now. It will be dangerous but fun, picking my way gingerly through the minefield of satire and irony that is this forum.
    Glad to be aboard.
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    Re: A happy story from the flog.

    Post by Paul1976 on Sun Aug 16 2015, 16:31

    Glad to have you aboard too Merrylizard! Smile


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    Re: A happy story from the flog.

    Post by Eddie on Sun Aug 16 2015, 16:37

    @merrylizard1314 wrote:OK, we're straight now. It will be dangerous but fun, picking my way gingerly through the minefield of satire and irony that is this forum.
    Glad to be aboard.

    Well, you did say "A glass of Cabernet Merlot for me, thanks, and a bit of banter on the side!" Maybe some of us go over the top at times, especially me in the banter department. That is not to say I do not take diabetes and spreading the low carb word very seriously.

    I am not really a forum sort of person, I find it difficult to communicate in writing. Much easier when in a face to face situation, you can tell what people really mean, from facial expressions and body language.


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    Re: A happy story from the flog.

    Post by merrylizard1314 on Sun Aug 16 2015, 16:52

    Thank you @paul1976. So far, I have gone into a deserted Thommo's bar and ordered a glass of red, thinking that my friends were in there, but no, only dust and cobwebs! Then I fell straight into one of Eddie's booby traps - things can only get better from now on, surely!
    Still smiling. I do enjoy a bit of banter, and I don't mind if it is good natured ebullience.I am OK with that.
    So, no pub, no red wine and tempura seaweed? I can live with that, just a bit embarrassed to have so many faux pas on my first outing, as it were.!

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    Re: A happy story from the flog.

    Post by Pasha on Sun Aug 16 2015, 17:07

    @Eddie wrote:
    @merrylizard1314 wrote:OK, we're straight now. It will be dangerous but fun, picking my way gingerly through the minefield of satire and irony that is this forum.
    Glad to be aboard.

    Well, you did say "A glass of Cabernet Merlot for me, thanks, and a bit of banter on the side!" Maybe some of us go over the top at times, especially me in the banter department. That is not to say I do not take diabetes and spreading the low carb word very seriously.

    I am not really a forum sort of person, I find it difficult to communicate in writing. Much easier when in a face to face situation, you can tell what people really mean, from facial expressions and body language.  

    Interesting observation ,I think that I must be a very poor observer and interpreter of body language. I far prefer to communicate through the written word.
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    Re: A happy story from the flog.

    Post by merrylizard1314 on Sun Aug 16 2015, 17:50

    I like the written word, it can tell more about a person than one would think, especially over time. Happy to meet up with you again, Pasha.
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    Re: A happy story from the flog.

    Post by mo1905 on Sun Aug 16 2015, 17:51

    Forums do serve a purpose and some people will say or ask things they normally wouldn't face to face. This can be a double edged sword though. You get some very brave people on a keyboard who can say some very unpleasant things that would never act like that face to face.
    You also have the added problem of writing something down with good intention that can be read and taken completely differently.


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    Post by Jan1 on Sun Aug 16 2015, 17:54

    @MerryLizard1314 sorry I can't offer you a glass of Cabernet Merlot - but I have got a nice bottle of Pinot Grigio. It's nicely chilled!  I could pour you one out virtually speaking of course !!

    And you state  "Although I completed the Newcastle Diet/ protocol, And had very good results, with non diabetic HbA1c 35, I still don't really understand why it works - there is the calorific restriction, yes,  but the carbohydrates are proportionally high on the optifast regime. Since the middle of June, my dietary regime is low carb and I have also taken part in 2 Fat Fasts, which were great fun, as I struggled to maintain good ketosis of 2-2.5, while trying not to lose much weight. I exercise by walking, swimming and rowing. I do not have a dog at present, which is a sadness, but I often borrow a dog, for walks- so companionable!
    The only medication I have, is for high blood pressure, which has only been ameliorated slightly, by diet and exercise. I see this as the next great challenge."

    HbA1c of 35 sounds good to me Smile

    All the best Jan
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    Post by merrylizard1314 on Sun Aug 16 2015, 18:43

    Hello @Jan1, thank you, I'd enjoy that, I have a Rioja Gorrebusto Temperanillo, which is nice to drink in the winter, to remember the summer days, you might enjoy a virtual glass.
    I am off to bed now, as it is 3.30am and I am usually up at six. Another confession - I am a very poor sleeper, and am trying to overcome this. Every morning I vow that today I will definitely go to bed early, but there is always something that I have to do first, and while I am waiting for something, I just look at the forums and suddenly it is 3am!
    My HbA1c result was gratifying , I have to admit. My next one is in September. I hope it will be the same
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    Post by Jan1 on Sun Aug 16 2015, 18:46

    @MerryLizard1314 Many thanks ... sleep well.Talk again tomorrow Smile

    All the best Jan

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