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thanks for this link
i dont have a choice as at the moment i can only have chicken and mushrooms
I believe that I have achieved this. I was put on oral medication in the begining but after discovering low carb and following it, I took myself off all meds and my last A1c was 5.2. I know that people (Type 2 diabetics) have differing levels of damage to their pancreas so would not claim that diet alone could work for everyone but if you are really committed I believe that you could go a long way towards normalcy.Fearless in the face of dietary Fat. Increased fat, dropped carbs to very low low and reached target weight and more! Low carber for (my) Life
Yes they can! I know about lots of diabetics that have improved quite a lot from LCHF. I believe diabetics do better on a eating plan like LCHF, where you replace the carbs with fat instead of more protein. That's because excess protein can be converted to carbs in the body, raising blood sugar, which the body then needs more insulin to deal with.
Even if you are a type 2 diabetic who has reached the point of needing insulin, eating low carb (preferrably LCHF or Atkins-like), you should need less insulin following this way of eating. Less injected insulin means easier weightloss. (Losing weight can be hard for type 2's on insulin due to the fat storing effects of insulin)
Congrats Clearview on improving your health so much
Important note: Diabetics following a low carb eating plan need to do be monitored by their GPs initially, as their dose of insulin or tablets will need decreasing in order to avoid hypoglycemia
Hello all my old buddies, Thought I would have a little catch up here.
OK - lost my way on LC - just simply got tired of continually being on a diet.
Result - put weight back on, back on oral medication - three times as much as I use to be on and that was before I sacked the doctor, took control of my health and got my HbA1c down to 5.2. NOW its up to 10.something I know not good.
I've been feeling pretty bad, feel like I have cronic fatigue, legs feel like they have lead tied to them.
Anyway started LC last weekend and have stopped my medication for the time being. My readings are no different to when I was taking the medication
Am contemplating going on insulin but not sure what to do
I think the tablets are making me sick, not that I'm feeling any better yet. Thought maybe I should start some vitamin B / Iron suppliments.
Anyway might be back for awhile to help my motivation. Wish me luck*************************************
Lord, Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
and the Wisdom to hide the bodies of the people I may have to kill because they p!$$ me off.
Thanks Sherrie, this gives me an idea of making a combination of super food which can regulate blood sugar level and lose weight I hope it tastes not too bad. I'll let you know the result
Hi Tippi, Just a quick message to say hi. I am a T1d for over 30 years so obviously this is different to T2. A few things I have noticed after 6 weeks or so on this WOE is that my insulin requirements have significantly dropped, I have had a huge improvement in my BSL's and fewer hypos.
I saw an email from a dietition friend today which was specially written for T2 D and the apparent success of LCHF. I will see if I can post..
Here is the document I was referring to...