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Preaching to the unconverted!!

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Old 02-07-2012, 21:28   #1
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Default Preaching to the unconverted!!

A few weeks ago during a morning assembly a teacher friend of mine slid up next to me and whispered that she had tested at pre-diabetic levels and was scared she was sliding over the precipice. (Diabetes is in her family).

I gave her all the advice I have gleaned from this forum and my own experiences... imagine my delight when this week she caught up with me at the photocopier with the news that she has lost 6lbs in just over a week and bgs are in a much better stable range.

Not only that she has got her mum on the same diet and she is responding to the changes so well that her insulin may have to be reduced/removed.

So so happy about this

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Old 02-07-2012, 21:33   #2
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That's great news Clea, so nice to be able to share what you know & then see the results.
You may not have only made a difference to your friends life but also her families

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It's really nice to share our success stories. I guess we will convert the world one diabetic at a time.

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So nice to hear that she really heard you and put the info into practice immediately! You must have a teaching gift!

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That's wonderful I just want to tell everyone who will listen diabetic or not. Funny thing is I am so picky myself I don't eat LCHF but I sure make it for hubby and mother in law everyday. And it's been less than 3 months since hubby DX type 2 and his average BS for the last couple weeks has been about 90-95 many readings in the 70's hope to have him off all meds next month and total control with LCHF.

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