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Old Tue, May-15-18, 18:50
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Plan: low carb
Stats: 212/188/150 Female 66 inches
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Two weeks ago I started keto/lchf. My blood sugar was out of control, I was on 85 units of insulin, and on blood pressure med. Now - in only two weeks - I used NO insulin today and my blood sugar was 87 this morning and has run about 100 all day. I'm watching my blood pressure carefully and may have to adjust my pills for that. I lost about 6 pounds of water in the first few days and haven't lost any since then but I'm not giving up. The blood sugar thing is worth it but I think I will eventually lose weight.
The dietdoctor.com website has been my inspiration and help. It is incredible how the keto has allowed my blood sugar to go down enough that I could gradually drop the insulin.
My doctor has nagged me about losing weight and lowering my blood sugar but has given to hints to how to do that. His solution is always one more pill. Thank god for the doctors on dietdoctor.
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Old Tue, May-15-18, 19:15
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Plan: Atkins & IF
Stats: 000/000/000 Male 5' 10"
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That is awesome! Congrats!
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Old Tue, May-15-18, 22:34
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Plan: modified adkins (sort of)
Stats: 265/176/167 Female 68.5 inches
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That's wonderful!

My hubby is a T2 diabetic who has been completely off diabetes meds and kept his BG nicely in control for 2 years with a low carb diet. We have a number of diabetic friends that we've tried to interest in going low-carb. Sadly, far too many of them are either too afraid of dietary to go low carb or they're convinced that hubby's results are an "anomaly" and that LC would not work for them.

It is always good to hear about another diabetic who has figured out the truth. Keep sharing what you're learned. Maybe eventually doctors will all catch up.
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Old Wed, May-16-18, 01:20
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Plan: Banting
Stats: 302/187/190 Male 175cm
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Great stuff, and in such a short space of time.

I never got tested for diabetes before I started lowcarbing, honestly because I was afraid at what the likely result would be. Bizarrely, a part of me wishes I'd got it done regardless of the result, so that I would have one more measure to track with the new lifestyle. My A1c has been normal ever since I started tracking it, but I'll never know how far down it may have come from beforehand.

Don't forget to go back to your doc one day to give him the good news, too. It sounds like he may be in for a bit of a surprise when you tell him how you did it.
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Old Wed, May-16-18, 06:22
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Plan: low carb
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I'm going to give it three months so my A1c will fully reflect my blood sugar change so the doctor will be able to see the complete results.
I had no idea the change to normal blood sugar without insulin could happen so quickly. And, I was down 2 lbs this morning.
Can you tell I am so happy and relieved that something is working?
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Old Wed, May-16-18, 07:07
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Plan: IF Fung/LC Westman/Primal
Stats: 222/171/169 Female 5' 9"
BF:45%/25.3%/24%
Progress: 96%
Location: NC
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Wow, what great news! Glad you found DietDoctor and this Bernstein/Diabetes forum again. Have you see Dr. Bernstein's new YouTube video series on diabetes. And the Dr Fung and Westman threads. More great info by reading back through this forum. All the best,
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