I occasionally see posters saying that this forum is very biased towards LCHF. I don't believe it is, I think LCHF has helped so many people that it just looks that way. The ND is quite popular here too and there are already several threads about it. I know some here have had success with it. That's why I would like answers only from non LCHF and non ND successes please. These two diets are the only two that have helped me at all and as I have had no success with anything else I personally can't really recommend anything else. So those of you who are champing at the bit to say what worked for you please do so on this thread. Please, no arguments about what is better, just straightforward personal experiences. I am sure there must be other methods out there? If you have had success at controlling T2 with anything other than LCHF and ND here's your chance to have your say. I have started the thread just for you. To clarify by LCHF I mean Low Carb High Fat - low carb being less than 130g of carbs daily (Trudi Deakin's definition), with moderate protein and enough fat to satiate your appetite. Each of us will have our own formula for this. By High Fat I mean using full fat products and eating fat from meat and dairy etc as well as other healthy fats. By ND I mean Newcastle diet or any other very low cal diet (whether with real food or meal replacements) of around 800 cals daily ( or less) for around 8 weeks or longer. (The complete ND is in fact longer than the 8 weeks and includes a re-feeding/ maintenance period after the very low cal phase.) We already know that both of these methods work. We have seen the success stories on this forum. What else is out there? So I have started this thread to ask what you did to achieve remission. Was it diet? Exercise? Drugs? Did you need insulin from the start? Any combination of the 4? Edit 1 - Re @DCUKMod 's comments below - To clairify - remission for me means achieving an HbA1c of 47 mmol/mol (6.4%) or lower, so no longer technically T2 at that point. Some of us will have achieved that and then drifted back over the line to 48+, but for the purposes of this thread I would like to hear from anyone who has ever achieved remission. even temporarily via any method other than the two I have mentioned. Edit 2 - Re @Brunneria 's comments below - The only thing I would say about achieving remission using certain drugs which increase insulin output from the pancreas or using insulin itself is that one has to be careful whilst making judgements on how good the regime is because the HbA1c result could be skewed by a lot of hypos and highs averaging out to a non-diabetic HbA1c, yet the person could still be having damage done by the high BGs whilst having life threatening hypos to average the HbA1c to a reasonable level. For me, the whole point of trying to achieve remission is to try to stay healthy and without diabetic complications for as long as possible so having a 'false low' HbA1c created by drugs wouldn't be a good idea, but if someone's BGs stay relatively stable and there aren't massive peaks and troughs in BGs then yes I would like to hear from you please.