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Reversed T2 in 3 months diet only!

Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by M C Mollloy, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. Mokkijo

    Mokkijo Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    You hit on something very important: cooking has saved me. I make zucchini noodles w/meat sauce, curry sauce, or cheese sauce. I also make low carb flat bread for all kinds of sandwiches, & I just started making low carb Jamaican meat pies. Home made soups & marinated salads w/ all kinds of herbed dressings. As a pre-D who rarely eats out, I would be miserable about my diet if I did not cook.
     
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  2. Arab Horse

    Arab Horse Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds lovely, I will pop round to yours for lunch!!!!
     
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  3. threedogs

    threedogs · Newbie

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    OK I am happy for you however I also many years ago did the same thing but Diabetes cannot be cured only controlled and it is a progressive disease and it gets more and more difficult to control so I am happy for your early result but it almost certainly cannot last.. I wish it were so easy we would all be cured ...
     
  4. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh dear.
     
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  5. Mokkijo

    Mokkijo Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I don't think "one size fits all" w/T2D because there are some folks who have a very strong genetic component & others not so much. None of us can really be sure of how much genetics plays into our particular case, but genetic predisposition is not genetic predetermination. So we all should control our lifestyle choices. Some will go on & develop T2D anyways no matter how low carb they go & others will not, even w/a moderate amount of carbs. So to say it is a progressive disease is really not true for everyone, but may be true for some.
     
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  6. Arab Horse

    Arab Horse Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Mokkijo I do agree with you. Many T2s CAN reverse their diabetes and ave done so, sadly not all of us can.
     
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  7. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not all, but if even one can, that'll do for me.
     
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  8. jonbvn

    jonbvn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think douglas may have posted the same thing, just with less words;)

    I think most of the posters on this forum understand that there is no one size fit all solution to our T2.
     
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  9. rayser

    rayser Type 2 · Member

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    I can honestly say you have almost exactly done what I did to control my Type2. The only difference is I don't have the Bacon etc, much to my disappointment, I love Bacon. I do have eggs though.
    I trolled the internet & this site 13 years ago for ideas and formulated a plan, I have been told for the last 4-5 years that I am normal, as far as diabetes is concerned, otherwise, I am not sure haha. Unfortunately, though, neuropathy has popped up in my left foot and lower leg which can be a bit bad at times. I am not certain if the neuropathy is through diabetes or a foot accident, where I tripped and came down hard on the toes, of my feet and could not walk for weeks and now is just beginning to show up as I am now 75 years old. Anyway best of luck with your efforts Arab Horse.
    To all of the newbies with diabetes educate yourselves about this problem and watch your diet and exercise, it is extremely important now and further down the track.

    PS
    I am now going to a Neurologist. My GP thinks I may have Erythromelalgia as well.
    Life's a ***** sometimes. Keep smiling though:)
     
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  10. sarah_chadwick

    sarah_chadwick Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have managed to do the same, bring my levels down to 37 over the last couple of years by changing my lifestyle to low carb/high fat, incorporating 5:2, lost 1 and half stone, still a bit to go with the weight but other than that, am now metformin free!!:)
     
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  11. Arab Horse

    Arab Horse Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I do hope you are one of those who can, good luck.
     
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  12. SusyQ2

    SusyQ2 Type 2 · Member

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    Well done! Such an awesome achievement and doesn't it feel great! I had similar stats to you and reversed mine in 3 months by following a low carb high fat diet. I have tried eating a normal amount of carbs since, sometimes it raises my glucose and sometimes not, I think it depends on how active I am.
    GO YOU! :)
     
  13. jannash

    jannash Type 2 · Newbie

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    I too lowered my HBA1C from 96 to 34 in 3 months and lost 2 stone using low carb diet using olive oil in place of all other fats and lots of veggies and fish 12 months on I have got down to 33 I know I have to maintain my new diet. I am told it is very probable my diabetes was caused by taking steroids for my RA
     
  14. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Maybe your RA was coursed by your high insulin level that your body created to protect its self from the carbs you were eating.

    Until we start testing fasting insulin level we will not truly know if someone has T2, as you can have T2 with normal HBA1C (and finger pick BG) given that T2 is insulin resistance and the long term damaged done to the rest of the body from T2 is as much due to the high insulin level then it is due to high BG.

    I do not believe anyone has reversed T2 unless their insulin level is normal for the 5 hours after a glucose tolerance test, ,this is a test the NHS does not do, as the NHS cares more about sickness then health. (Just testing BG only shows us that are body is unable to control GB, it does not tell us if we our body is giving itself insulin poisoning.)
     
  15. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I think that is the wrong way round - insulin isn't poisonous, but sugar is toxic to those who are inclined to be diabetic.
    I can't have reacted to low carb eating by instantly turning off the insulin over production, but as soon as my blood glucose levels dropped I felt so much better.
     
  16. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The are both poisonous to different parts of your body in different ways. Your insulin production would have decreased as soon as your blood glucose levels dropped. (Insulin levels can even reduce on low carb before the BG get anywhere near a normal level.)

    High levels of insulin drives a lot of the risk factors for heart problems and autoimmune etc, but our body would rather have an issue a few years down the line, then die from too high BG today, hence our bodies will keep increasing the insulin levels until it can no longer do so, or until the BG comes under control.
     
  17. CherryAA

    CherryAA Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Until diagnosis I didn't consider that there was anything "wrong" with me either . its only a few months in that I can see that some of the "tiny " niggles I powered through were actually symptoms.
     
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  18. JessT24

    JessT24 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Wow ! well done Give me serious hope , i watched that programme about carbs! i been type 2 for 4 years now i have my review results coming back this week was at 51 6 months ago . after reading your story i think i may give this low carb stuff ago :D thank you for sharing
     
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