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My success. Not perfect but so much better.


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Old 03-09-2018, 04:38   #1
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The purpose of my post is to share with you how I have dealt with my diabetes, and my results.

I think it's been two years since I posted in the introduction section. I admit I have been very lucky since my original diagnosis when my fasting BS was 150 and A1C around 7, not so good but not as bad as many people posting.

My last physical February 2018 had my fasting BS @119 down from 126 and A1C at 5.9 down from my last test at 6.5 and my first diabetic reading at approximately 7+.

The only issue which mildly concerns me is the ALT (SGPT) liver
enzyme measure which is elevated at 61. Normal range is 0-44. I was diagnosed with fatty liver in 2000 and have had ALT numbers go up and down for 20 years.

My lipid panel, which was not great at first, is now Total Cholesterol 151, Trigycerides 137, HDL 65, VLDL 27, LDL 59.

The point is, the HFLC diet works. Once I got my wife on board, I was able to switch from an Atkins induction diet (very limited) to a much more varied diet which I can keep to in the long run.

The other point I wanted to make was it took a long time to get over my arrogance that I thought I could just take a pill and everything would be alright. I am a diabetic. That's it. No negotiating, no bargaining.

I hate this, but it is what it is.

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Applause, Mike! Thanks for that positive update. I'm glad you're doing so well -- and it could get better still.

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The other point I wanted to make was it took a long time to get over my arrogance that I thought I could just take a pill and everything would be alright. I am a diabetic. That's it. No negotiating, no bargaining.

I hate this, but it is what it is.
In my case, it was denial instead of arrogance. But you're right -- it is what it is and we have to deal with it. Fortunately, we can deal with it well, as you have. Wishing you the best with this.

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Good work Mike, those are great improvements. Don't know what your previous lipids were but I am assuming they are much better. You're not far off from having your trig/HDL ratio under 2:1, which would be ideal. I would expect the fatty liver numbers to get better under LCHF if your trig numbers drop some more.

Keep up the good work.

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The purpose of my post is to share with you how I have dealt with my diabetes, and my results.

I think it's been two years since I posted in the introduction section. I admit I have been very lucky since my original diagnosis when my fasting BS was 150 and A1C around 7, not so good but not as bad as many people posting.

My last physical February 2018 had my fasting BS @119 down from 126 and A1C at 5.9 down from my last test at 6.5 and my first diabetic reading at approximately 7+.

The only issue which mildly concerns me is the ALT (SGPT) liver
enzyme measure which is elevated at 61. Normal range is 0-44. I was diagnosed with fatty liver in 2000 and have had ALT numbers go up and down for 20 years.

My lipid panel, which was not great at first, is now Total Cholesterol 151, Trigycerides 137, HDL 65, VLDL 27, LDL 59.

The point is, the HFLC diet works. Once I got my wife on board, I was able to switch from an Atkins induction diet (very limited) to a much more varied diet which I can keep to in the long run.

The other point I wanted to make was it took a long time to get over my arrogance that I thought I could just take a pill and everything would be alright. I am a diabetic. That's it. No negotiating, no bargaining.

I hate this, but it is what it is.
Good Attitude to have , I'm not fond of being diabetic either but dealing with it .. Have taken good steps with some set backs and a few complications with Pancreatitus and having Gall Bladder Removed but is getting better and Life is Good ..

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Congratulations on your success.

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Mikevan.........welcome back!

I am glad that you eventually found out that you can control you own health including your diabetes. I too have found this happy place!

When I started I was desperate, as my doctor was pushing more drugs at me and my A1c was creeping up. I was simply afraid of losing my health due to diabetes....my doctor told me it was a 'progressive' disease and the only way to "slow it down" was to take more meds.....and eat right!

I then found this site, did lots of research and on May 1, 2015 I started on LCHF lifestyle. I had a few ups and downs but within 6 month my weight had dropped and my A1c was at 5.8! (welcome to the 5% club)....

From there on I have improved my health and my eating and although I am diabetic, it no longer defines my health......I do that for myself!

Good Luck

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Thank you for your honest and inspiring story. Congratulations!

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