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Offline CornishMaid52

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« on: 24 December 2016, 10:00:52 PM »
Hi my name is Diane I have had diabetes for about 15 yrs and I still feel sometimes I know nothing about this condition. I started just by diet but slowly over the years I have progressed on to tablets and now insulin. I have type 2 diabetes and some days are better than others but on the whole I see my glass as 3/4 full  :)

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« Reply #1 on: 24 December 2016, 11:54:57 PM »
Hi Diane ( Cornish Maid)
welcome to the forum

good to have you on the team -- any questions please post a topic

I have been type 1 for over 44 years and I still think I am learning all the time

the progression you mention is fairly typical -- have you ever considered or looked into changing your diet and reducing your carb intake
this is something most NHS GP's or dieticians wont suggest but there are loads of type 2's achieving good results and even reduction in meds doing this.

hopefully some other peeps will be along soon ...have a happy Christmas !!!!!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: 25 December 2016, 09:56:21 AM »
Hi Diane and welcome to the forum.


Please tell us a bit more, what insulin are you on and how are your BGs? 
As himtoo says, there is a lot you can do with diet, but unfortunately the message is often not given out by the NHS.


Do you actually live in Cornwall?  If so where?  I am in Penzance.  I find the care I get is very good here.
Patti


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« Reply #3 on: 25 December 2016, 10:26:08 PM »
Hello and welcome. I'm T2 on insulin (amongst other stuff) also.  Hope you've had a good Christmas x
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« Reply #4 on: 26 December 2016, 10:18:45 AM »
Hello Diane and a welcome to the forum from me too.

I am a Type 2 and have been since March 2014.  I am on a low carb high fat diet and do not take any medication for my diabetes.  Thanks to the advice from people on this site, I have managed to keep my bg's down with diet alone. 

I cannot help you with any insulin questions but anything to do with diet please ask.  I suggest too that you read through the posts on this forum as there is a lot of information on here that you may find helpful.
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« Reply #5 on: 18 January 2017, 10:03:29 PM »
Hi my name is Diane I have had diabetes for about 15 yrs and I still feel sometimes I know nothing about this condition. I started just by diet but slowly over the years I have progressed on to tablets and now insulin. I have type 2 diabetes and some days are better than others but on the whole I see my glass as 3/4 full  :)

G'day Diane. I've been on hols and just dropped in now.

I hope you are still with us and you had a good Christmas. It sounds like you might appreciate some tips to minimise your meds needs or to improve your blood glucose management. Please let us know more details of your present diet, meds and insulin regimen. We may be able to help.
Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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