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Talk to me about glucose intolerance tests and diabetes...

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Littlemisspoorly Mon 15-Oct-12 19:46:41

I'm off for a glucose intolerence test next week. I'm not pregnant. Some close family members have diabetes and I may have it.

How much does diabetes change your life?
Is it difficult to stick to a limited diet?

MadgeHarvey Mon 15-Oct-12 20:40:28

You'll probably get more on this if you ask for it to be moved to General Health. If you are diabetic you will have to learn a whole new way of eating/living but it's just a matter of getting used to the new rules. Good luck.

Littlemisspoorly Mon 15-Oct-12 20:42:40

Thanks MadgeHarvey. Don't know how to move thread...do I retype it?

ZombTEE Mon 15-Oct-12 20:42:46

It's not a limited diet. It's a limited quantity of some foods and that doesn't even have to be forever.

I've been Type 2 for nearly 10 years and for about 7 of those years had it so under control, with just diet and exercise, that my doctors told me I wasn't really diabetic any more.

Then I had my son and put all the weight back on and now I'm losing the weight again and expect to be back at that point by next summer.

I am assuming Type 2, I don't really know anything about Type 1 except that it isn't a limited diet either. That's a common misconception.

ZombTEE Mon 15-Oct-12 20:43:11

You can report the thread to MNHQ using the report button and ask for it to be moved.

Littlemisspoorly Mon 15-Oct-12 20:45:15

Thanks ZombTEE.

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 15-Oct-12 21:23:32

Hi there
We have moved this to general health and changed the title to make it a bit more obvious what the thread's about
Hope you can get some answers from the ever-wise MNers
Best of luck with it all

tedhutchinson Mon 15-Oct-12 22:44:26

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Footle Tue 16-Oct-12 19:13:19

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Littlemisspoorly Tue 16-Oct-12 19:43:51

tedhutchinson may I ask about your interest in this? Are you medically qualified or following this specialist diet?

Footle may I ask you position?

tedhutchinson Tue 16-Oct-12 20:44:07

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MadgeHarvey Tue 16-Oct-12 22:35:00

Thanks for posting that ted - it makes for very compelling reading. I've had to change my food lifestyle for a couple of reasons and I found your links very interesting indeed.

Littlemisspoorly Tue 16-Oct-12 22:48:09

Thank you for your explanations ted. I shall be reading the information with great interest.

Littlemisspoorly Tue 16-Oct-12 23:01:47

The quantity of fat worries me as I have reflux and fats/rich food make my reflux worse. sad

Footle Wed 17-Oct-12 21:34:26

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Littlemisspoorly Fri 19-Oct-12 19:12:05

That's helped immensly Footle. Thank you soooooo much. I had my test today and get the results towards next week. I'm crossing my fingers I'm staving diabetes off but if I'm honest I don't think I am. I ate so much chocolate during the last week thinking I couldn't eat it in the quantities I'm used to...it was like my last supper!

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