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I see light at the end of the very dark tunnel


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Old 04-28-2013, 15:51   #1
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I first introduced myself in the "48 hours to dx". I finally have an appointment with my doctor tomorrow for my OGTT results. I don't know if I have diabetes but 6 days ago, after reading information here on this site, I decided to start the LC/HF diet. I haven't had any sugar or high carbs at all in 6 days! I've been living on eggs, Greek Yogurt, cashews, home made chicken soup with above ground veges, cheese, coffee and full fat milk.

After a couple of days I had a blinding headache that no amount of painkillers could kill and I was dizzy and faint but I still dragged myself to work, googled Atkins Flu, upped my salt intake and finally today, the 6th day I'm starting to feel my energy increase (first time in months) and ..... and this is huge for me ...

The gum abscess that wouldn't go away for 2 months despite 2 courses of antibiotics and 4 trips to the dentist, is finally healing itself!

If I'm told I don't have diabetes tomorrow I'm still going to stick to this LC/HF diet because it's working for some reason.

I'm just so happy to see light at the end of this very dark tunnel I've been in (lots of awful symptoms), I had to share!

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What a wonderful report ... And you - wonderfully proactive!

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Thank you moon.

I'm ready to do anything to feel better!

And I have just found the Chocolate Mug Cake recipe in the recipe section.

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Nice update. It's nice when things start improving!

Just a small suggestion, I would drop the milk entirely. Whether its whole milk or not, it's still carbs. And it may be hindering other efforts.

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If you're using the milk in your coffee, I'd use heavy cream instead.

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That's a wonderful report.

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LOVE your screen name, as a cat AND Dalai Lama fan ... I agree with others -- milk is carby, andCREAM is da BOMB! Yum.

My husband who is not even PRE-D, per his doctor (A1c 6.1!!!) is discovering his joints and his nose and his head do not hurt as much, on this very low carb thing we are doing! He feels younger and better ... hopefully this leads to less cheating and more weight loss -- but even before weight loss, he felt better!

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Dropping the milk and replacing it with cream in my coffee!

I feel awful this morning but now realise I had onion in my chicken soup yesterday and used bought stock (should check the ingredients), It may take awhile to get my head around this high fat thing, having been 'brain washed' for years thinking everything should be 'low fat'. lol

And I've also noticed I didn't have anything high fat yesterday.

I have my old friend mr headache back again.

PS I visited another Diabetes Forum last night and no one mentions LC/HF yet so many were having problems with their BS levels. It's very encouraging to know so many members here are doing great managing their blood sugar.

Off to the doctor today for my results.

PS I love the friendly high energy feel about this forum!

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If I'm told I don't have diabetes tomorrow I'm still going to stick to this LC/HF diet because it's working for some reason.
It works for all the right reasons, mate. Hope, you don't come back with the D label, but even if you do, here's to your success.

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