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    Post by Karen on Fri Oct 31 2014, 21:24

    Hi, I'm Karen, Type 2 diagnosed a few years now, followed all usual advice - frustrated with effects so threw all toys out of the pram and went my own way. Bad idea! Came back to the diabetic fold but still disillusioned with results and increased meds. Last straw was going onto Gliclazide with little drop in BG numbers but increased weight - do not need that! Now on Januvia and Metformin Sad
    So, I've been looking for a better way of living with Diabetes, where I'm in charge, not 'them'. Reading a lot about LCHF, and have found this forum. Been lurking for a while but I know I need a bit of support especially in these early days, could do with a buddy or 10  Smile

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    Post by Mud Island Dweller on Fri Oct 31 2014, 21:36

    Hi Karen and welcome to the forum yup join in how can we help you just shout and someone will have a good idea. LCHF is the only real way to lower your numbers although takes time to get your hear around the idea.
    Another good place to look is dietdoctor.com
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    Post by graham64 on Fri Oct 31 2014, 21:38

    @Karen wrote:Hi, I'm Karen, Type 2 diagnosed a few years now, followed all usual advice - frustrated with effects so threw all toys out of the pram and went my own way. Bad idea! Came back to the diabetic fold but still disillusioned with results and increased meds. Last straw was going onto Gliclazide with little drop in BG numbers but increased weight - do not need that! Now on Januvia and Metformin Sad
    So, I've been looking for a better way of living with Diabetes, where I'm in charge, not 'them'. Reading a lot about LCHF, and have found this forum. Been lurking for a while but I know I need a bit of support especially in these early days, could do with a buddy or 10  Smile

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    Hi Karen your more than welcome to join us Very Happy I think we've all followed the usual advice in the past and come to the same conclusion as you. 

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    Post by Paul1976 on Fri Oct 31 2014, 21:50

    A BIG welcome to the forum Karen! Smile We've all pretty much been there with very poor and outdated advice that recommends not to test our blood sugar levels,avoid saturated animal fats and base all of your meals around starchy carbs which is a disaster for diabetics of any type IMO so welcome aboard and well done for wanting to take control of your diabetes and not be ruled by a 'One size fits all' scenario as seen with the NHS and Diabetes.org charities advice.

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    Post by Jan1 on Fri Oct 31 2014, 21:54

    Hello and welcome from me too Karen.  sunny

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    Post by AliB on Fri Oct 31 2014, 22:28

    Hi Karen. Welcome to the madhouse. I think we all got mugged by the standard Government and dietary advice. But its very liberating when you finally join the dots, break the chains and break free.

    It's very liberating to take back responsibility for your own health - after all, no one cares more or has more of a vested interest than you do! Smile
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    Post by Avocado Sevenfold on Fri Oct 31 2014, 23:02

    Hiya Karen Very Happy
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    Post by mo1905 on Fri Oct 31 2014, 23:41

    Welcome to the forum Karen. Plenty of support here. If you have any questions, please ask :-)


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    Welcome Karen Very Happy
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    Hi, Welcome Smile
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    Post by zand on Sat Nov 01 2014, 08:15

    Hi Karen, I'm pleased to meet you Smile You said you could do with a buddy or 10......so I'm the 10th one to reply to you....Sorry I was so slow! Rolling Eyes Smile
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    Post by Karen on Sun Nov 02 2014, 20:25

    Evening everyone - thank you for your lovely welcome messages, great to 'meet' you all. Very Happy Very Happy
    Getting my menus sorted for the week, shopping lists done and now feeling part of the low-carb 'family'.

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    Brilliant! Smile
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    Post by Paul1976 on Sun Nov 02 2014, 20:30

    @Karen wrote:Evening everyone - thank you for your lovely welcome messages, great to 'meet' you all. Very Happy Very Happy
    Getting my menus sorted for the week, shopping lists done and now feeling part of the low-carb 'family'.

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    That's what we all like to hear! Smile


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    Post by Jan1 on Sun Nov 02 2014, 20:34

    Paul wrote:
    @Karen wrote:Evening everyone - thank you for your lovely welcome messages, great to 'meet' you all. Very Happy Very Happy
    Getting my menus sorted for the week, shopping lists done and now feeling part of the low-carb 'family'.

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    That's what we all like to hear! Smile


    That's brilliant Smile

    When you are ready, and if you'd like to ...... please feel free to post 'What you Had for Dinner' in the appropriate topic thread.

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    Post by Eddie on Sun Nov 02 2014, 20:38

    Hi Karen and a warm welcome from me.

    You may find some recipes and food ideas to your liking in the recipe forum here, you may also want to check out our low carb recipe blog that can be found here. http://www.lowcarbdietsandrecipes.blogspot.co.uk/

    Good luck and health to you and yours.

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    Post by graham64 on Sun Nov 02 2014, 22:34

    @Karen wrote:Evening everyone - thank you for your lovely welcome messages, great to 'meet' you all. Very Happy Very Happy
    Getting my menus sorted for the week, shopping lists done and now feeling part of the low-carb 'family'.

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    That's a good start Karen just be careful with the medications you will need to adjust them slowly to match your lower carb intake.

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    Post by zand on Thu Nov 06 2014, 14:42

    Hi again Karen, how are you getting on?

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