Gosh that is a long time. I was diagnosed a year after my daughter was born. There was discussing that I might have had diabetes during pregnancy. Undiagnosed, it was just urine strips in those days. My daughter, first child, was 10lb 15ox (4.93 kilos). I wasnt given any dietary advice just told losing weight would be good. I dont think I had an HBaiC for 4 years. I was put on metformin but had such bad side effects I had to come off, they tried other pills for a couple of years then I went on insulin. Basically more and more medication which then needed more and more medication. I was even told to have snacks of digestive biscuits to avoid hypos!!!! I went to Egypt in 2003 on a mixtard and whilst there swapped to basal/bolus. When I came back summer 2018 I was on 40 Lantus and 24-28 Humanlog before each meal and 111 kilos!
I went low carb as it is easy here, almost imposible in Egypt, typical meal and potato tagen with rice and bread. Then my partner who has studied science told me you can reverse diabetes. I poo pood it as a fad but he pointed me at the science. I read and watched articles by Michael Mosely and then got the book. Went and saw my diabetic nurse who was massively supportive and started in Dec. I am now 88 kilos and still losing but slowly. I have mobility problems so cant exercise.
It has been an interesting journey