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Old 05-05-2012, 06:05   #1
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Was dx in feb 2012 getting ready for follow up tests after starting treatment do others feel that the dx has positively affected there lives been hard for me but several positive aspects as well

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Hi there. The positives for me were
Getting control and knowing what was going on
Putting back some of the weight that was filling off - now to loose it properly and not by eating myself.
Doing the research and being able to control this
Feeling a lot better, eyesight better, ulcers gone, itching gone, pee'ing gone, thirst gone, some feeling back, hair stopped falling out
Diet now lchf and quick easy and working
Always someone better to aim for and worse to make you feel better. Sorry but that works for me.


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Old 05-05-2012, 07:34   #3
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Was dx in feb 2012 getting ready for follow up tests after starting treatment do others feel that the dx has positively affected there lives been hard for me but several positive aspects as well
I was diagnosed in November last year, and I have lost weight, have heaps more energy, my digestive problems have disappeared and I'm much, much healthier.

Oh, and I've made a heap of friends here, friends who have helped me immensely in gaining all the pluses above.

I thought I had no diabetes symptoms prior to diagnosis, but in retrospect, that wasn't true. They were subtle but were making me miserable. Now I am happy, know a lot more about what's happening with my body, and am looking forward to a healthy future with my diabetes under control.

Good luck with your test results.

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It's been nothing but positive for me. I gained a ton of knowledge and learned how to have good health. I wish it happened long ago. In the process of figuring out how to deal with this disease, I learned that most of the advice about "healthy eating" - both "establishment" and "counter-culture" is completely misguided and wrong. Also, nearly everything we take as given about diet, cholesterol, saturated fat, etc. is all lies and falsehoods. Not sure I would have had the interest or the drive to discover all this without my diagnosis.

It is the greatest thing that ever happened to me and I feel better and am healthier than at any point before this.

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I really didn't feel sick before diabetes. But once I found out I became very proactive and started to do tons of research. Now, I know what I am dealing with. I think I am much more in control now and 30 pounds lighter from a change in the way I eat.

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Im 75lbs lighter and I have energy. Instead of my watching my kids play I join in. Im the cool Dad now.

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Definitely a positive. Feel much better. Some dark spots (look like birthmarks) under my eyes have gone away. Eyes not as sensitive to sunlight. Skin not as dry (used to go thru tons of lotion, which now sit idle on the shelf).

Oh, yes, definitely a positive. And I really like the LCHF way of eating. Not to mention it is much easier and quicker to fix.

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I used to eat very healthy; oatmeal/raisin bran, 2% skim milk, orange/apple/cranberry juice, banana, toast, and yogurt for breakfast; low fat everything, low GI carbs, diet soda, etc. for lunch and supper. That was after my FBGs were telling me I wasn't borderline/preD. I am secretly glad I was only doing FBG back then.

I started eating even healthier, reduced carbs, cut out meats (fish and seafood only). Lipids made good improvement but BG was unchanging. After deciding my BG was more likely to kill me I knew all this healthy eating was going to kill me.

I had already run into this forum of radicals (and I mean that in a nice way) but finally decided to do a little research into the pagan eating ritual some of them were practicing and started listening to the very sound reasoning of why it works.

To each of you, I owe you all a big thank you for helping bury the old lifestyle that I am sure would have put me in an early grave, blissfully unaware of what was sneaking up on me and for giving me a new energized life. I will eventually die one day and be another statistic somewhere...but it will not be from suffering the complications of D.

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Had my first a1c since dx on Thursday it went from 9.6 and high 200 glucose numbers to 6.4 and an average glucose of 131 happy with the results so far and for the first time in a few years all my chlostoral numbers are normal

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Was dx in feb 2012 getting ready for follow up tests after starting treatment do others feel that the dx has positively affected there lives been hard for me but several positive aspects as well
Very positive overall. One, it's a disease but it's manageable, and perhaps even curable with enough weight loss and healthy choices over the long term. But more important for me was things two and three. Two was, I was your typical dipstick who knew the rules for good health but stopped following them myself. I went from eating right and playing sports frequently to eating poorly and then dropping the sports slowly but surely for various reasons until finally I hit a wall called DX day and realized what a moron I was being. Three, my mother visited me in the ER and I realized after losing her husband and my older brother being DXed with a rare bone disease, maybe she didn't need to deal with my &#*? and have me die before her. Thankfully my brother's disease won't affect his longevity, just his quality of life. And one of the side effects of his disease is - no kidding - having a large penis. Something about a genetic 'defect' that made him produce too much GH when he was young I believe. As symptoms go, it ain't a bad one to have.

Anyway, when I was young I used to have one of those chin up bars in my bedroom door. Thing is the bar was set at around 6 foot, and I've been taller than that since 6th grade. So I'd have to duck to get in to my room. And occassionally I'd forget or be walking a bit too tall because I was feeling cocky and and I knock myself in the head a good one, which would remind me to be a bit more humble and keep an eye out. I view my DX in the same way. People like me need the occassional reminder that we're not immortal.

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