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What type of diabetes do you have? Please say what other is.

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I was told that my T2D was steroid induced. I've been taking Prednisolone since Oct 2015; started @ 15mg and now at 3mg.

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to Polylinc

Thank you for the information, Polylinc. What has your doctor said since they put you on it? Any changes?

My periodic blood tests show that medication (1 Metformin) is doing its job and all is well thank you .

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to Polylinc

That's great to hear and I'm glad to know that the Metformin is doing its job the correct way for you. :-)

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Diagnosed T2. 10 years ago. Never been overweight & now quite skinny so not typical T2. Controlled with lifestyle changes only.

Pre-diabetic

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to Justlivingonveggies

Are you counting carbs. for each meal and snack?

Sorry I might have replied to the wrong thread:

I consume only low and no added sugars, I have stopped consuming many foods and habits from my diet as I have recently been told I am pre-diabetic, CKD stage3, high cholesterol, osteoarthritis.

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to Justlivingonveggies

No worries! You replied to the poll. Thereโ€™s a posting with the same name, but it was talking about the poll.๐Ÿ˜€

Low and no sugars in my diet, Iโ€™m slowly adjusting and have illuminated many foods and additives.

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to Justlivingonveggies

Everyone needs some sugar (carb.) for the body/brain to function correctly.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

Osidge
Osidge in reply to Activity2004

Complex carbs are good in small amounts. The body and brain can function well on ketones in the absence of glucose.

Yes definitely type 1 although has been questionable!!! Long story ๐Ÿค”

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to Lolabuny1

Are you and your numbers okay?

They go up and down now on metformin aswell! Number's up and down.

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to Lolabuny1

Have you talked to your doctor about the numbers and the metformn?

It's a very long story but I had to have a urine test just a couple of months ago. As my body acts as though I'm a type 2 but had this test that was sent to Exeter and I'm definitely a type 1been injecting for 22 year's.

But now I am becoming insulin resistant

And putting on loads of weight

Yes I see a top consultant every 6 months

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to Lolabuny1

What was the A1c for your 90 day results?

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.

Pre- diabetes

Its 53 years of T1 this June. "Ask me if I like injections ?" I have had up to 4 a day since being 3. When England WON the world cup ! . Thks Activity Keep at it pls

When I look at some peoples names I get a feeling straight away what type of person they are. Kind or Nice ?

I took kenacarta steroids injections for keloids in 1979. I got both BP and sugar immediately at the age of 30. Doctor confirmed that it is medicine provoked. Now I am 70 and managing with insulin for the last 3 years. Regarding my general health, except BP and sugar I don't have any other problem. Knee pain osteoarthritis is there for the last 10 years which is age related. I am doing yoga and exercise for the last mire than 50, years.

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I have pre-diabetes HBAc 44. Possibly due to removal of 1/2 pancreas. My GP seems to think diabetes is inevitable and seems to be just waiting for it to happen. It will most likely be type 3c.

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to mars1bar

Did your doctor say to eat a low carb diet?

I've had different responses from different medics. My current GP seems to think diabetes is going to happen anyway and is only prepared to test my HbA1c yearly. My consultant wasn't bothered - no need to change diet, but my previous GP had me on low carb diet.

I'm not sure the GP's or nurses have come across type 3c before. From what I've read the management is a bit different.

Because I'm motivated to slow down the progression to diabetes I'm trying various things myself - low carb + exercise of course but also cider vinegar before meals, cinnamon, eating veg before protein before carbs. I will need to get my HbA1c tests done privately in order to get some idea of whether any of this is working.

It would be great to hear of any other ideas and also from any-one else in a similar position .

Thanks