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    I don't know what blood pressure is good or bad except 120 over 80 is considered nominal. My meter, as used for the first time because it arrived a half hour ago, says 109 over 65. I assume that's acceptable since I'm still capable of walking.

    Oh... fasting blood glucose this morning, 4.7 mmol/L (84 mg/dl). Given the room was frigid, that might be the meter playing up. Or maybe it's right, I've no idea.

    And I just ate a cheese omelette into which I unaccountably failed to chop a spring onion.
    It must run in the family, that's pretty much where my BP sits. The only time a medic has been concerned was when the distance between the two dropped.

    Averaging under a thousand calories might be considered overdoing it - that much of a crash diet will almost certainly force the body into a starvation response and a consequential bounce back when the famine ends.

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    The main thing is to develop a diet that is sustainable over the long term. And manage calorie intake according to activity.
    And don't forget to give yourself a little treat, every now and again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Mawr View Post
    Averaging under a thousand calories might be considered overdoing it - that much of a crash diet will almost certainly force the body into a starvation response and a consequential bounce back when the famine ends.
    I have it in mind. Firstly I'm never dropping below 15g/day sugars, so there's a carbohydrate drip on tap. Secondly my £20 ketone meter - admittedly it's not here yet but I ordered it - will warn me if I go past 3mmol/L at which case I'll relax to 50g/day sugars and 1400 calories for a week, at which point I should stop producing ketones but not get heavier. The Wikipedia article is helpful - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starvation_response

    I do have a significant weight of fat to burn before I stop.



    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    The main thing is to develop a diet that is sustainable over the long term. And manage calorie intake according to activity.
    And don't forget to give yourself a little treat, every now and again.
    I think this has to be two-stage. Firstly I have to reach a target BMI nearer to 20. Then I need to stay there. I think the diets for each step are necessarily different.
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    You're either diabetic or you are not, and you are. Doesn't matter anymore how you think you got there; besides, you are probably wrong. It's not easy to arrive at 9.1; a few months isn't long enough. What matters now is where you go from here. You can control it, but once you are diabetic it's chronic.
    I now have a third HbA1C blood test result covering a 5 month span.

    Using US measures, the first-ever test in January showed 9.1%, the second at the start of April was 5.8%, this late-June test is 4.9%. In Eurospeak that's 76, 40 and 30 mmol/L.

    My BMI is down from 30 to 22 and I've been told to stop there rather than get fanatical, which is a bit of a relief.

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    Good work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    I now have a third HbA1C blood test result covering a 5 month span.

    Using US measures, the first-ever test in January showed 9.1%, the second at the start of April was 5.8%, this late-June test is 4.9%. In Eurospeak that's 76, 40 and 30 mmol/L.

    My BMI is down from 30 to 22 and I've been told to stop there rather than get fanatical, which is a bit of a relief.

    She wants to see me at Christmas to check I'm behaving.
    Congratulations, it appears to have worked and all of the pain has been worth it.

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