Just been diagnosed
Hello everyone. My name is Lynne, married with 2 grown up sons.. I've just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes today
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
So sorry to hear that Lynne MA xx
Thank you xxxx
Welcome to the group. Everyone here is very helpful and friendly. Anything you have a question about, please feel free to ask us and we will try to help you the best of our ability.
Thank you so much xxxc
Hi Lynne, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes a few years ago. Initially I was just taking metformin twice a day and was well controlled. I went on to prednisolone about 3 years ago which made my blood sugar go absolutely crazy and I had to start using insulin twice a day. The problem is steroids cause weight gain as does insulin so even when I joined slimming world and stuck to it religiously I still gained weight. Last January I decided enough was enough and I decided to do low carb. I lost two and a half stone in about 4 months and stopped using insulin. Low carb is definitely best for diabetics but boy is it boring 😖 since coming back from our cruise in may I have really struggled to low carb and to be honest the cirrhosis diagnosis and ongoing tests has really affected my mood and motivation. I have gained half a stone. I asked the gastro nurse I saw last week to refer me to a dietician as I need advice on the diabetes diet and the liver diet and how best to combine them. Feel free to ask me anything that you're unsure about.
Take care. Deb x
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Thank you so much. The nurse was fantastic yesterday. There is a group I've got to go to in a few weeks where there will be a dietitian etc. I said to the nurse I'm already on low everything and that's when she suggested meds, she thinks it will be Metformin, my Dad was on that
Thank you for all your support. Love and hugs Lynne xxxx
>> I have really struggled to low carb and to be honest the cirrhosis diagnosis …
Do you really have nash or cirrhosis of the liver? I'm just confirming.
I have a diagnosis of cirrhosis and an enlarged spleen with varices in the spleen. Also portal hypertension. I am still waiting to find out the cause as I don't drink. It may be AIH as I have previously had graves disease which is an autoimmune condition. Deb
So sorry to hear that. Are the doctors considering liver transplant?
I'm not at that stage yet but it is likely that it will be in the future. Deb
Wow so now I know whats sending my BS high -Pred whatsits. I’m also on insulin - but still classed as Type 2 (that was something else I learnt!)
I’m a shocking mcp because my wife decides and makes what I eat (my excuse is that she hates my cooking 😪). Good thing is you had a cruise! Last cruise we did lasted 2 days out of 21, good old HE - I don’t even remember either night. But I have learnt, so I’m told, when I want to wee, and she says go in the toilet and not the shower, then I musn’t take her literally because I just don’t fit 😁
Thank you so much xxxx
Start walking. Control carb diet. Take plenty of salad and fruit juice. Ask your doctor if you need oha
I struggle walking too far as I have fibromyalgia and my feet are do painful, u do try to walk as much as I can. Also have non alcoholic steatohepititis so I'm in constant pain with both these conditions, have only touched the surface with what is wrong with me!!! Take care Lynne xx
The Keto diet is the answer to both the conditions you are suffering from. It'll take just 8-10 weeks with stringent keto diet intake, but you will notice the positive changes within a week to a fortnight. You have to stick to the keto diet rigidly.
Omg Lynne ☹️😭
How awful. Any solution in sight apart from diets suggested - any medics ideas?
Yes.Not good. Must be avoided. Whole fruits instead.
You should take care that it does not get worse as you age,since diabetes is a progressive disorder.You can manage it without getting into serious complications by making some life style changes that you can easily fit into your daily routine.Firstly,try reducing weight in healthy way by about 6 to 10 pounds .Next,increase level of your physical activity.Indulge in activities like walking.swimming,playing a sport that suits you etc.Most importantly,be aware of what,how much and when you are eating.Understand and practice concepts like glycemic index and glycemic load for all the foods you eat.No need to starve but eat wisely.Stress is a major trigger for diabetes.Be aware of your stress levels and try to manage it through hobbies ,yoga,civic activities etc.Lastly,knowledge about diabetes is the most important tool to combat diabetes.So,keep searching on various web sites related to diabetes and adopt a lifestyle that is effective and to your liking. Diabetes is not a curse but a means to lead a disciplined life if you accept it and be sportive about it.So,why not start using that search function,gather all the necessary knowledge and resolve to fight it out?
Wow!! What a fantastic, well informed and helpful read this is. Thank you. Love and hugs Lynne xxxx
Thank you.I just shared my life experiences.I am 77 yrs old and have been a diabetic since about 23 years.
Hey Lynne & welcome to DI.
Great advice from ramana42. Try to learn and understand diabetes so that you can keep BSL under control. Myself and many members on this forum who are T2 control BSL with low carb diet and exercise regularly. Since we don't know your diabetes' situation, please follow your doctor's advice. However, we all can learn from each other's knowledge and experience. Take care 😃
>> Since diabetes is a progressive disorder
I doubt if this is also true for those who have reversed their diabetes with idm and still managing their Diabetes with dietary means. Only time and experience can confirm it.
That’s cool stuff ram. Why can’t you come to Derby and help out here? No one has ever told me all that!
There is quite a lot of stuff on this blog site that you will be of interest to you.just use the search function on this web page to access earlier posts on every subject related to diabetes.Thanks for the invite but i am way off in India.
Exercise and diet! At least one hour exercising and cutting carbs should do wonders! Be positive It is a lifestyle disease and there are ways to crack it!
How are you all?
Thank you. I'm trying different ways of exercising as I have fibromyalgia and non alcoholic steatohepititis as well as other things , I am in pain all the time. I am going straight on to meds because I'm already on low everything cos of liver. My liver disease is caused by meds my drs have given me over the years.!! Have been told by consultant that liver disease and diabetes are linked. Love and hugs to you all Lynne xxxx
What is lchf? Take care
LCHF means low carb high fat. Diabetic condition in one way will make you a disciplined person and reduce over eating. Frequent eating with less quantity. You should divide your intake into parts. Daily have a walk for 30 minutes
Frequent eating but less quantity is WRONG concept... UNLESS YOU are on medicine. Its is the medicine that force you to take frequent but less quantity and NOT DIABETES (PERIOD). If you are only on diet control but not on medicines, then NOOOOOOOOO to frequent eating but LESS.........
THE BEST THING IS EAT ONLY WHEN REALLY... REALLY HUNGRY. AND EAT ONLY JUST ENOUGH TO SUPPRESS HUNGER NOT STOMACH FULL (PERIOD)
This will make more sense of it phcuk.org/wp-content/upload...
Mainstream advice keeps telling us to eat low-fat based on flawed theories, but as you can see from the link there's nothing wrong with eating natural fats, including animal fats per se. Too much of anything is bad by definition, but eating low-fat is not only not necessary, it's harmful. Over a third of our body fat is saturated. Body fat is actually about 1.5:1 monounsaturated to saturated, and after millions of years of evolution that is probably ideal.
You can't go on a low everything diet for long without suffering undue hunger. As the podcast says, all carbohydrate raises blood glucose. The logical approach is, if your blood glucose is too high, eat less carbohydrate, and make up the balance with natural fat.
The harmful side of low-fat is that reducing fat increases insulin demand. Skimmed milk for example has an insulin index of 60; more than twice that of whole milk. When you realise that high insulin levels (hyperinsulinaemia) are what cause insulin resistance, that underpins type 2 (and is unhealthy for anyone), you can see the detriment of removing fat from food.
All the best!
Hi Lynne BA MA PhD.....
It only just through to my addled brain what you wrote ( hmm that’s very Morecombe and Wise ish - and that’s probably before your time 😁). Sorry to hear that. My advise is trite... being (this is grandma sucking eggs time!) ...being to take it seriously. 15 years ago the advice I was given wasn’t spelt out in single enough syllables for my non medical brain. As “I know nothing” and continuing to be like that, it went in one ear and like lightning out the other, in any case it’s all manana wasn’t it. Oh how wrong I was, and so many years later and dead feet and other continuing issues I finally realised manana had to come sometime.....
So please take it seriously like I what I know you will 🤙 (M & W again) and then you may conquer it by diet alone and not have to have to have the famous -some say infamous - not for me though -metformin.
Good luck Lynne.
Sorry to be picky but I'm not ba ma PhD, if you meant me, no where near clever enough!!!! Xx
Aha Lynne so you’re an imposter then!
Take care Lynne
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