Magic Numbers

Hi Dia-Beatists!

I thought it might interest you to see this snapshot of how you’ve all being doing since the start of the year. We’ve had 31 of 37 questionnaires returned and Claire and I have crunched the numbers. Not everyone has been able to supply all the figures but the majority have. We’re also still waiting on six being returned but this is where we’re at so far:

* Total reduction in HbA1c in 23 Respondents, over 36 weeks: 29.1 DCCT%

* Average drop in HbA1c, across 23 Respondents, over 36 weeks: 1.26 DCCT%

* Total reduction in body weight across 29 Respondents, over 36 weeks: 662lbs

* Average weight loss, per Participant, at the end of 36 weeks: 22.8lbs, losing an average of 0.63lbs per week.

NOTE: More questionnaires returned, updated figures 13.10

Well done, all of you! These are remarkable figures. Let me remind anyone reading this that it’s common wisdom that Type 2 diabetes is not reversible and will only get worse over time. These figures beg to differ. By doing little more than making some simple changes to diet, the results are striking.

I don’t know if you’ll remember but I said at the start that having figures to back up your argument is incredibly important. There are still some of you who haven’t tracked down your starting HbA1c, or haven’t had a test in living memory. If that’s you, find out the figures, or get a test booked – because these numbers matter.

Once again though, well done, one and all. You’re an inspiration.

We’ll be having another meet-up soon and we also need to celebrate three of our participants’ complete reversal of their T2D. We’ll be in touch!

Speak soon and best love,

Eddy & Claire xxx

P.S. Of the 18 participants who supplied January and September waist measurements, those people lost on average 4.36 inches off their midriff over 36 weeks. Again, well done!

And Another Thing …

I’ve just been reviewing some of the footage I shot on Thursday and, as my mate Simon also picked up on, I think it’s a bit of a scandal that no one in the medical community is picking up on your achievements.
 
This is a note to remind you to make sure that you talk to you doctors and diabetic nurses about what you’ve been doing. They need to hear that reversal isn’t a fluffy, impractical idea – it’s a real, it’s achievable and it’s a profoundly life-improving process and one that a. they need to be aware of and b. need to start offering to their T2D patients, and bloody soon too!
 
Don’t miss the longer post below, posted earlier today and I look forward to catching up again very soon.
 
Cheers! E x

Thank You! Questionnaires, Forward Plans (And TV Times)

THANK YOU!

To everyone who came along to the Toll House to meet Lord *** on Thursday night, a big and heartfelt ‘Thank you.’

For those you couldn’t make it, it was a remarkable session. Lasting nearly two hours, there was a fascinating exchange of stories and ideas and I think Lord *** left with a lot of new information and ideas to consider.

On a personal level, as always, I’m absolutely delighted to hear your stories of transformation, of taking control of your health and pushing back the spectre of diabetes. I think you’re all brilliant, all of you , all who attended on Thursday and everyone who couldn’t be there. You’re all stars and I salute you. Frankly, Thursday’s meeting could have been no better demonstration of how our simple but powerful dietary principles have the power to change health and change lives. Now we just need to tell as many people as possible …

QUESTIONNAIRES

Which leads me to questionnaires. As of this morning, we’re received 27 returns and I was able to pass Lord *** a good but incomplete picture of where we’re at. If you haven’t sent your questionnaire back, please could you do so as a matter of urgency, as I’d like to fully compile where we’re at, 20-or-so weeks on from the end of the Course. Once I have the full picture, I can make good use of it … but we need your feedback. Again, thank you. We’ll be running this process of compiling data again in early  February (just over one year on from the first Course’s start) and again in a year’s time, or thereabouts. As I explained at the start of the Course, what we need to prove our case is data. If you’ve had a relapse and put weight back on, or you don’t think your blood glucose figures of HbA1c is good enough, DON’T WORRY. It’s all part of the picture and we’d like to just know how it’s going. Remember, this is a life’s work. If you fall off the horse, you just have to get back on. So, let us know how you’re doing. I’ve seen and/or spoken to most of you recently but there are one or two people who’ve gone to ground. Please don’t disappear, your experience is valuable.

FUTURE PLANS

As some of you know, we’re now preparing for another self-funded round of the Course. We’re not running four groups this time, just one, in my home town, Morecambe. We’re going to see if we can make what we do work in the West End of Morecambe, which is one of the most economically and socially deprived areas in the North. We think if we can make Dia-Beat This! work in Morecambe, it will work everywhere. In addition to the film (ongoing), Claire and I are working on a couple of side projects which we’ll tell you about soon.

BBC ‘DOCTORS’

Some of you have asked when my upcoming episodes of BBC’s ‘Doctors’ are coming up. Well, the first lot is this week, this Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, all at 1.45pm on BBC1. The first one, titled ‘Wearing Purple’, features the excellent Angela Bruce, who is a force of nature. Let me know what you think.

Finally, again, thank you and well done. As always, you’re pioneers and revolutionaries. Keep on!

Eddy xx

 

Meeting is ‘Go’

Hi Folks …

Our meeting next Thurs in Lancaster with Lord *** had a wobble today when we realised there was a rail strike on October 5th. However, timetables have been explored and it’s all looking ‘Go’ … So, who amongst you can make it? The more the merrier, obviously. Please let me know if you can come – email, phone, or on Facebook, I don’t mind.

If you have friends or relatives who are supporters of what you’ve been doing in reversing your T2D, they’re also welcome to attend.

Also, if you could get your questionnaires back pronto, that’d be great, as I could do with getting that report done and working for us. Thank you again and speak soon!

E x

UPDATE! (A Possible Date For Your Diary …)

I’ve just heard from Lord ***’s PA, who says next Thursday, early evening in Lancaster could be on.

Could you send me a text or an email and let me know if you can make it?

I know Lord *** would like to meet as many of you as possible and he’s very interested to hear our reversal stories.

Many thanks!

P.S. Dia-Beat This! post are like buses … there’s another right behind (or below) this one, don’t miss it!

AMP Shoes & Thanks Again

We had a fantastic turn-out on Sunday and thank you to all for coming.

I can’t tell you enough what a huge pleasure it is to see you all reversing and getting control of your T2D. Once again, thank you, it’s an absolute  privilege to work with you all.

Thank also to all who’ve returned your questionnaires. If you haven’t returned yet, please do, as I’d love to crunch all the numbers and turn them into a lever to keep the Dia-Beat This! machine moving forwards.

Finally, thanks to Dan Parker at ‘Living Loud’ in Brighton, who sent us the link for the film below. You can see the Living Loud site here:

http://www.livingloud.org.uk

When you work with T2D all the time, I think it’s easy to lose track of just how devastating an illness it often is. We have to push forward and let more people know that ‘chronic & progressive’ isn’t necessarily so.

If you know someone who you think needs a bit of a reality check regarding T2D, this could be one to consider forwarding on:

Questionnaire and Meet-Up

This is quick post to say that the first of our questionnaires have returned and thank you to you speedy people for that.

Please make sure you fill the whole thing in though. At the back there’s a sheet for you to give us an idea of your current diet. It’s the last page – don’t miss it!

The meet-up is still firmly on on Sunday, 3.00pm at Slate in Kendal and I know there’s due to be a good turn-out – look forward to seeing you all.

Finally, already there are some interesting points emerging from the questionnaires and I’ll have some feedback for you all on that soon.

Thank you all for the time taken in filling in and returning the forms, please add as much detail as you can and I look forward to speaking with you all soon.

Cheers and all the best!

Eddy x

CANCELLATION OF CROSS-BAY WALK (But Meet-Up Still On)

CANCELLATION OF CROSS-BAY WALK

Unfortunately Sunday’s walk from Arnside to Kent’s Bank in support of the Reverse Rett charity has had to be cancelled.

Cedric Robinson has been out looking at the course of the walk and said that due to the recent heavy rains the sands are too waterlogged to be crossed safely, so the walk is cancelled.

Our Dia-Beat This! meeting at Slate in Kendal is still on though – Sunday 24th, 3.00pm in Slate, Kendal. Slate is in Wainright’s Yard, across the way from Pizza Express and, as last time, we’ll be up on the mezzanine.

See you then!

Eddy & Claire xxx

Meet-Up And Cross-Bay Walk

MEET-UP

Our next meet-up will be on Sunday the 24th of September, at Slate in Kendal at 3.00pm.

If you can make it, it’ll excellent to see you and catch-up. Claire and I are drafting a catch-up questionnaire for you, so we can find out more exactly how things are progressing – or indeed reversing.

CROSS-BAY WALK

I’m doing a Cross-Bay Walk on Sunday 17th of September. The walk is in aid of the ‘Reverse Rett’ charity and has been organised by one of our early Dia-Beat This! participants at the Grange group, Elisabeth Christopher.

Rett Syndrome is a rare but devastating neurological disorder and Elisabeth’s grand-daughter Molly, who goes to the same school as our son Iggy, is affected by it.

It costs £10 to take part in the walk, which does directly to ‘Reverse Rett’ and I’ve attached the flyer below, click on the link.

If you’ve not done a cross-Bay walk before, I recommend it highly and even if you have, you know it’s an unforgettable experience. The walk will be led by the excellent Mr Cedric Robinson MBE, now in his 52nd year at the Queen’s Guide to the Sands. The walk leaves from Arnside at 3.45pm and ends at Kents Bank.

NOTE: The likelihood of the event happening depends on how much rain falls this week. Cedric’s had to cancel a couple of walks recently because of high water levels in some of the Bay’s inlets, so it’s weather dependent. Phone Elisabeth to book, payment on the day if the walk goes ahead.

SUGAR SUMMIT

I’m off to London tomorrow, for a Sugar Summit meeting at the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday afternoon, where our friend Dr David Unwin will be speaking. The aim of the meeting is to move towards clarifying some of the issues surrounding sugar and food labelling and I’ll let you know how it went on the 24th.

FILM, NEW GROUPS & MAINTENANCE GROUP.

Claire and I have been giving a lot of thought to the film and to running new groups. We’ll be prioritising the film over the next few months but we’re still open to running new groups and working with new people. If you know people with T2D who are interested in joining a group, let us know who they are, or get them to get in touch with us, as we’re weighing  up different possibilities at the moment. Finally, we know a few of you have asked about setting up a maintenance group, to meet up more frequently and formally that our present slightly ad-hoc meetings. If you have an interest in this, let us know.

So, we hope to see as many of you as can make it on the 24th and if you’ve not heard from us for a while, don’t be shy about dropping us a line and tell us how you’re getting along. I’ve been doing some phoning around but it takes a while to get through to everyone.

Speak soon and best for now,

Eddy x

Cross Bay 17.9.19