Hi, I’m Chris, 61 year old male.
I’ve been border line diabetic for several years, but always managed to stay just below the level on blood tests, until now!
My HbA1c in February was measured at 53, and I was told by the GP practice diabetic nurse that a second test above 48 would mean a diagnosis of diabetes.
I was determined to avoid this and embarked on the 8 week BSD. It went really well, with the help of my wife who did the shopping and cooking!
I finished the 8 weeks with a weight loss of 22lbs and a 3 inch reduction in waist size. I had a second blood test last week which resulted in a HbA1c of 47(phew, just scraped through!)
My dilemma now, is that I obviously still need to reduce sugar, but I don’t want to lose any more weight, my BMI is now 22 and I’m feeling painfully thin with sticky out hip bones and shoulder blades.
Any advice would be gratefully received!