I want to know if anyone has had any long-term success with a low-carb diet for example. Is it possible to stay off medication when you have diabetes 2? Who has managed this and for how long?
Yes my Husband and I went on an LC/HF diet it's now a way of life , has brought our sugar levels right down we are overjoyed.
Weight loss, however obtained, will help manage Type 2 DM and in some of my patients ended the need for medication at that time. Type 2DM tends to worsen with weight, age and long term elevated blood glucose. It is important to achieive your ideal body weight as well as control the amounts of carbohydrates in your diet. It is also wise to spread the carbs out in 6 meals as opposed to three; this allows your body more time to respond with its limited resources. Also complex carbs eaten with fat and protein take longer to absorb giving your body more time to deal with them.
I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about 10 yrs ago, the first few yrs i was on Diaformin tablets, but after losing a great deal of weight and exercising i am now medication free & my sugar levels are now normal and no longer need medication for several years
@A DiabetesTeam Member Yes it is 14 pounds per stone, I have stuck at it and its worked for me. I read so much info when diagnosed it blew my mind and I was obsessed with it. I had to talk to myself and decided I could do it my way and I'm happy with that. it may not suit everyone but it works for me and its not a chore. I really want to come off meds and that's my aim for the next 12 months. Biggest bonus is having all new clothes yay!!!! We all can only do our best and I did not want to feel so ill all the time. I only say be kind to yourself as life is tough enough without being down on yourself. Life is for living even with an illness make the most of it and enjoy it while you can. I always see the positive through any negatives. Thank you Joan. xxxx
Hi there. Do a meter reading upon rising in the morning. Have your breakfast and the 2 hours later take another reading.
Rising numbers 80 to 100
2 hours after not over 140.
This will give you a guideline to see how you are doing. Do this with your carb counting for 3 or 4 days. Be sure to write down your food and readings.
Now here is your next step. Go completely
ZERO carbs for the next 3 or 4 days.
I am talking about ALL grains, no bread, rice or pasta or oatmeal for 4 full days. If it makes you antsy, snack on things like celery, nuts, only eat strawberries, blueberries or raspberries at the end of any meal.
No apples. No white sugar either. Am I killing you? LOL.
Now after your four days compare those numbers and you will have an answer to your question.