TYPE 2 DIABETES?

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  1. Tackle man

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    I've recently been diagnosed with diabetes and have had a couple of standard chats with nursey and given a book about foods and told to build up a sweat for half an hour by fast walking.
    I'm finding it a little depressing at the moment.
    How many others have type 2 diabetes and how do you control yours?
    I know there are diabetes groups to attend and am wondering if there is such a group here?
    Thank you for any help and advice. :)
     
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  2. trophychap

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    We haven't got a Group but there are certainly a number of people who are T2.
    The important thing with T2 is to get rid of as much overweight as you can as carrying extra weight worsens insulin resistance even for T1s. Then curb the carbs - not just sugars - all carbohydrates.
    Eat to your meter, you'll have been given the targets with a meter and strips I hope, if not buy one and use it ! If something increases your BG above target, then either eat less of it or stop eating it.
    Only testing your BG on very odd occasions is like getting into a vehicle, looking down the road then putting a blindfold on for the rest of the journey.

    There are internet forums for support and DUK also have a website with some useful info - in fact they are running some info days for T2 all round the country very very soon - the Coventry one is at the end of Feb at the Ricoh and others are also at such venues.

    Sedge - T1 since 1972
     
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  3. Tackle man

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    Thanks for your very informative reply.
    Haven't been given a meter or strips, I will investigate further.
    I was hoping that a group of motorhomers would have a group as it would be interesting and educational to hear what others do when on the road.
    It's good to know I'm not the only tree in the forest. :)(y)
     
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  4. chrisgreen

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    yep T2.
     
  5. Tackle man

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    Hi Chris
    Do you have a meter and use strips? :)
     
  6. chrisgreen

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    yes.bought the meter from boots,and now buy the strips and lancets off ebay,ebay also has the meters,
     
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    Why not start a group here on fun I am sure others will join:) I was pulled into a pre diabetic clinic in July last year can tell you how I got on in the group if someone starts one :) regards Kate x
     
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  8. Tackle man

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    Thanks Chris, I will contact my Dr's surgery and ask questions.
    At the moment I don't know how much I am permitted of anything.
    I have reduced intake and don't have any added suger or salt etc in any food.
    I like loads of fresh veg, not much spud. I drink tea with red top milk.
    Have porridge for brekkie with no added sweetener, just plain.
    No chocolate or sweets, no alcohol.
     
  9. Tackle man

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    Thanks Kate, A good idea(y)
     
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    sound's like you are getting yourself into a bit of a tiss,DONT ,it comes as a shock to start with, but managed you will be fine,have you been prescribed metformin? if so how much?
     
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  11. Judge Mental

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    diabetes the silent killer..

    15 years type 2 on insulin. test 2/3 time a day at least!, you have to, how else do you know what's going on. I wish what i know now I knew then, as suffering from all the effects of badly controlled sugars..poor eyesight, kidney failure etc..etc...

    yours has been recognised early by the sound of it, take heed, many don't and end up where I am. I wish I knew then what I know now about diet. as others have said the real danger is carbohydrate which turns into sugar and spikes your blood sugar levels! I have lost 3 stone on a low GI diet, if I had known about low GI years back I wouldn't be where I am now....

    my blood sugars are not far of a normal persons, long term tests excellent...but I have learnt to late to be honest. its so easy in retrospect the NHS are negligent IMO

    google low GI diet and it diabetes diabetes diabetes! its the best thing you can do and still live well

    get serious and you can live well and happily..so cheer up! :)
     
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  12. Tackle man

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    Metformin one tablet twice a day.
     
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    NEW DIABETES GROUP FORMED. (y)
     
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    Good Luck with your new group, a bit of support goes a long way.(y)
     
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    Any red heads on here? Suffered discrimination? Need a group? ONLY JOKING!lol
     
  16. Tackle man

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    Thanks Carol
    We can never know everything about a condition so I'm hoping the group expands so that we can all benefit from help and advice. :)
     
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    Robin Ellis who played Poldark many moons ago has Type 2 and he has a website that is full of recipes that are perfect for those of us with it.

    He has written two cookbooks so the site is partly to sell his books but if you go through the blog part of it there's plenty to see without shelling out for the books.

    He's here: http://robin-ellis.net/

    Fenman
     
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  18. Tackle man

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    Thanks Fenman
    Come and join our group. (y)
     
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    Have you considered euthanasia ?

    Wife has been D2 for years, never given a meter.
     
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  20. Tackle man

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    Haven't tried euthanasia, what does it taste like? :D
     
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