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    Hi, I decided to post

    Post by janlyn on Fri Aug 22 2014, 19:49

    As I have only ever been a lurker and never a poster I am not sure whether this will actually work. I was really pleased to see that this forum had started. I have always been a bit wary of posting on forums before but here goes. I was diagnosed back in 2009 and for the first few years didn't take a lot of notice. Then I found the other forum and a few other sites such as low carb diabetic - yes I have been watching this for a while - good recipes and love the posts. It made me realise that low carb was the way to go. I have read Gary Taubes, Barry Groves, Bernstein but what really started me thinking about it all was a book by Charles Clark - The diabetes revolution. I was trying to lose weight by going to weightwatchers and the gym but wasn't losing anything. I had been to the initial talk for diabetics run by dorset health whatever and quite frankly -what a waste of time. It was what I had been teaching my Year 3 children for the last I don't know how many years. At the time I thought that was right - the eatwell plate, plenty of carbs, no fat etc, etc. Having done all the research and followed the forums I realise I was wrong. I try really hard to keep my carbs down but don't get a lot of support. My husband's mantra is " a little bit of what you fancy". Well if I followed that I'd be eating Cadburys Dairy Milk and pasta and probably pizza all day long! We have just come back from France and to be honest I did find it difficult over there- their bread and croissants are so good and so is their wine!! Anyway back to normal this week and have been working really hard to get my levels down. Today I had my first 6 which is good for me. I am trying to keep the carb levels down and fit in a bit more exercise. I have COPD so that limits me a bit. I can walk on the flat but uphill is so difficult. I am lucky I suppose in that I live on the south coast and am omly 5 minutes from the sea. So walks up on the cliff top are fine. Anyway hope to post some more and hopefully get some virtual support. 
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    Post by Andy12345 on Fri Aug 22 2014, 19:55

    heyyyy Smile awesome to have you, your doing a great job! and now posting your helping other folks who may be a little shy of forums Smile keep up the good work and especially the posting

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    Post by Xyz on Fri Aug 22 2014, 20:00

    Hi, and welcome.
    Please keep posting.  It is really quite addictive, once toy start!

    Edited to clarify!:

    Not 'toy'
    Should have been 'you'


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    Post by Andy12345 on Fri Aug 22 2014, 20:04

    Brunneria wrote:Hi, and welcome.
    Please keep posting.  It is really quite addictive, once toy start!



    no idea what you mean? lol
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    Post by Eddie on Fri Aug 22 2014, 20:06

    Hi Janlyn

    The warmest of welcomes to our fledgling forum, as you can see it is very new, but between us we have a vast experience of controlling diabetes, weight and knowledge of a healthy real food diet. You said "I have read Gary Taubes, Barry Groves, Bernstein but what really started me thinking about it all was a book by Charles Clark" follow these guys and you will not go wrong, they are my guru's.

    I hope to hear lot's from you, but in the meantime, the very best of luck and health to you and yours.

    Kind regards Eddie


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    Post by Paul1976 on Fri Aug 22 2014, 20:12

    a BIG welcome from me and all at the Low Carb Diabetic forum and community! Smile
    You're alongside friends and like minded people here and it looks like you're doing great and on the right path indeed! Smile
    REALLY great to have you aboard! Smile

    Best wishes

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    Post by cold ethyl on Fri Aug 22 2014, 20:16

    Hello and welcome in. I'm sure you'll pick up lots of useful tips from here - if not you can always laugh at the tangents threads seem to take once folk get to know one another.
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    Post by Andy12345 on Fri Aug 22 2014, 20:17

    @cold ethyl wrote:Hello and welcome in. I'm sure you'll pick up lots of useful tips from here - if not you can always laugh at the tangents threads seem to take once folk get to know one another.



    again i have no idea whats meant by this? lol

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    Post by janlyn on Fri Aug 22 2014, 20:36

    Thanks for the welcome.  Having been a lurker for so long I know all the names.  Lovely to be part of it all.  

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    Post by Andy12345 on Fri Aug 22 2014, 20:38

    oh dear there goes my moment of seeming normal Smile

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    Post by Xyz on Fri Aug 22 2014, 20:46

    @Andy12345 wrote:oh dear there goes my moment of seeming normal Smile

    @janlyn

    Phew!
    We don't need to warn you about Andy then...
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    Post by mo1905 on Fri Aug 22 2014, 20:57

    Welcome to the forum Janlyn, great to read that you're starting to realise reducing carbs is the best way to reduce your BG levels.



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    Post by graham64 on Fri Aug 22 2014, 21:05

    Hi Janlyn a big welcome to the forum from me too  Very Happy 


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