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T2 Reversal In 3 Months - There Is Hope

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Birch59, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. Birch59

    Birch59 · Member

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    Wow, as if by magic, I awoke this morning to a report on BBC News that a study in the USA indicates that a low carb diet takes 4 years off your life expectancy. No comment on how many years Diabetes takes off or leg amputations, sight loss etc etc.

    I would love to know who funded this study. no doubt one of the Drug companies that make billions out of insulin and other drugs that treat the symptoms rather than the cause of Diabetes.
     
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    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    As Long Term studies have only (very) recently begun into the LCHF lifestyle I fail to see how this study in the U.S can make such a statement or come to such a conclusion. We must remember that no studies were ever done to test the theory that a high carb low fat diet would benefit the general population. We can, though, see the results of that diet all around us.
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    And the food companies who sell us processed carbs...
     
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    Well done every one. Fantastic news. I have my re test due in september. I am looking forward to seeing what the results are. I can confirm dispite not doing any exercise yet, I actually do feel so much better. Ie. Have more energy, no longer have dizzy spells, no blurry vision, my skin is less dry, my hair has started to grow etc. The only negative thing I have found is that I crave sugar one a month around my period and I have never had that before.

    These days I don't eat crisps or chocolate every day and don't feel the need to. I have started to lose weight now and I am loving the compliments. In time I hope to start exercising but...i am not feeling it at the moment.

    Whatever my results say next month I know I will not start on medication because I don't feel there is a need to. I am happy changing the way I eat and I am happy to be supported by everyone on here.
     
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    margarett89 Family member · Member

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    remission! cool! Congratulations. I am always happy to read such messages
     
  6. IronLioness

    IronLioness Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Birch59 great post, thank you for sharing, it gives me hope! I'm the same, diagnosed T2 last week, my blood count was 49, doc said its totally 'reversable' then asked how I want to handle it - either get on meds or do a compete lifestyle overhaul. I chose the latter. My doc also said don't bother getting a BG monitor as not needed, which didn't make sense to me at all - surely it's better to know the effect of food on your BG levels from the get go? It'd give you a better idea, sooner, of what's needed to regulate - so I went and bought my own, too. Then I asked a bazillion questions on these forums, which has helped me tremendously in terms of getting my head in mode at what I need to do, and also some great tips and advice.

    I'm aiming to do the same as you and your wife, try and get my average BG figure within normal range/remission range, by the time of the first review mid January, so 3mths time. The challenge is on, and I'm keen to then keep it going after that. Change for life, not just to get myself back to 'normal' bloods.

    Great to hear you and your wife achieved it, this totally inspires me!
     
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    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I know this is showing off - I just tested my BG and got 5.7mmol/l.
    Why would it be useless to have such positive feedback on eating low carb?
     
  8. Birch59

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    The great thing about the change in lifestyle is that you feel so much better for it, as well as getting the HBA1C under control.
    We both lost about 10Kg in the first month 4Kg in the second and 3Kg in the third. We then seemed to stabilize on the weight loss which is probably down to burning off most of the visceral fat. In the last month, I have gained just over a Kg but I hope that's mainly due to increased muscle mass from the exercise and finding my old Bullworker from my younger days. If I'm not careful I could end up with a 6 Pack !!! (well 3.5 pack at least).

    Best wishes with the lifestyle change. As you say the clue is in the name.
     
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