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    Brief story of Steve Redgrave and his T2 diabetes

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    mo1905
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    Brief story of Steve Redgrave and his T2 diabetes

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    Re: Brief story of Steve Redgrave and his T2 diabetes

    Post by Eddie on Sun Oct 19 2014, 13:47

    Just read that Mo interesting for a number of reasons, but look at the top comment.

    "tosca21 said on 05 September 2014
    I was diagnosed with type 2 on valentines day 2012
    My sugar level at this time was 18
    I was imeadiatley put on Metformin which I continue to take
    Like many others I found it hard food shopping and was very particular about what I ate.
    However after a while I slipped back into old eating habits.
    One area that I do avoid is fizzy drinks as I feel that this had a large bearing on my condition
    Low calorie drinks and Canderel in tea or coffee are my main change.
    I have just reduced my Metformin as
    I thought that not enough sugar was getting into my body
    I feel a lot better for it.
    I have now had the results after 3 months of this reduction and my sugar level was 6.7 no action required (had a donut to celebrate)
    I find this amazing as I still eat chocolate most days,biscuits cakes a few sweets when driving
    MC Donalds occassionally or KFC
    I do feel that the NHS put the fear of god into you.
    All people are different and my condition may deteriorate in the future but at least if my sugar count starts to rise then I can review the situation"

    I hope the guy gets better clued up sooner rather than later.

    Eddie


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    Re: Brief story of Steve Redgrave and his T2 diabetes

    Post by mo1905 on Sun Oct 19 2014, 13:49

    I agree Eddie. He also mentioned that he tested BG levels up to 10 times a day to the normal once a day by other diabetics. Well, T1's test much more than that and most T2's would be more than happy to be offered the chance to test once a day. His Mrs is a doc I believe too.


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    Re: Brief story of Steve Redgrave and his T2 diabetes

    Post by Paul1976 on Sun Oct 19 2014, 14:59

    eddie1 wrote:Just read that Mo interesting for a number of reasons, but look at the top comment.

    "tosca21 said on 05 September 2014
    I was diagnosed with type 2 on valentines day 2012
    My sugar level at this time was 18
    I was imeadiatley put on Metformin which I continue to take
    Like many others I found it hard food shopping and was very particular about what I ate.
    However after a while I slipped back into old eating habits.
    One area that I do avoid is fizzy drinks as I feel that this had a large bearing on my condition
    Low calorie drinks and Canderel in tea or coffee are my main change.
    I have just reduced my Metformin as
    I thought that not enough sugar was getting into my body
    I feel a lot better for it.
    I have now had the results after 3 months of this reduction and my sugar level was 6.7 no action required (had a donut to celebrate)
    I find this amazing as I still eat chocolate most days,biscuits cakes a few sweets when driving
    MC Donalds occassionally or KFC
    I do feel that the NHS put the fear of god into you.
    All people are different and my condition may deteriorate in the future but at least if my sugar count starts to rise then I can review the situation"

    I hope the guy gets better clued up sooner rather than later.

    Eddie

    A one way ticket to complications for sure,maybe not today,maybe not tomorrow but a diet like that WILL catch up with you sooner or later.
    I saw a post on DCUK a while back regarding a poor guy not much older than me who'd only been diagnosed 12 months and during that time,his good friend(A low carber) was trying to get him to drop the starch but he wouldn't listen and after only 12 months after diagnosis-Surgeons had to battle for hours to save his foot due to diabetic complications and they managed to save the foot but had to remove several toes. Sad
    THAT'S why I eat the way I do!


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