Diabetes

How to Reverse Your Diabetes Type 2

Testing blood sugar

Are you diabetic, or are at risk for diabetes? Do you worry about your blood sugar? Then you’ve come to the right place.

The disease diabetes (any type) means that you have too much sugar in your blood. This page will show you how to best check this.

You can normalize your blood sugar naturally as needed – without pills, calorie counting or hunger. Many people have already done so. As a bonus a normalized blood sugar usually makes you healthier and thinner.

Table of Contents:

  1. A Disastrous Epidemic
  2. Is Your Blood Sugar Normal?
  3. Two Types of Diabetes
  4. Where Sugar in the Blood Comes From
  5. Normalize Your Blood Sugar
  6. Old Wisdom
  7. New Science
  8. A Tale of Two Meals
  9. Who Profits From Dangerously High Blood Sugar?
  10. Become Your Own Evidence
  11. More Education


 


 

A Disastrous Epidemic

What’s wrong? Why do more and more people become diabetic?

In the past, before our modern Western diet, diabetes was extremely rare. The disease is now becoming more and more common. Around the world, more and more people are becoming diabetic:

Statistics: WHO and IDF

Statistics: WHO and IDF

The number of people with diabetes is increasing incredibly rapidly and is heading towards 500 million. This is a world epidemic. Will someone in your family be affected next? Your mother, father, cousin, your child? Or you? Is perhaps your blood already too sweet?

Those affected by the most common form of diabetes (type 2) normally never regain their health. Instead, we take for granted that they’ll become a little sicker for every year that goes by. With time they need more and more drugs. Yet, sooner or later complications emerge. Blindness. Dialysis due to faulty kidneys. Dementia. Amputations. Death.

The diabetes epidemic causes inconceivable suffering. Fortunately there’s something that can be done. We just need to see through the mistake that has led to the explosion of disease – and correct it. This can normalize your blood sugar. Many have already succeeded in doing this.

If you already know that you are diabetic you can skip down to the section Where Sugar in the Blood Comes From.

Otherwise, let’s see if you’re at risk.
 


 

Is Your Blood Sugar Normal?

Here’s a crash course in diabetes and high blood sugar.

Symptoms

thirst

Common symptoms of diabetes:

  • Excessive thirst and an abnormally high urine production. This is because periodically the blood sugar is so high (above 15 mmol/l or 270 mg/dl) that it leaks out into the urine pulling fluid from the body, which increases thirst
  • A worsening vision is also common. All this sugar makes the lens in the eye swell and you will become more nearsighted
  • Fatigue
  • With diabetes type 1, you may inexplicably lose weight and your breath may smell of acetone (nail polish remover)

However, please note that with milder forms of diabetes you often don’t notice anything. Still, all the sugar in the blood may gradually damage your body.

Test

Bloodsugartest

Are you diabetic? If you don’t know already this is simple to test, in a few seconds. Either in your doctor’s office or with your own cheap blood glucose meter. Prick your finger and a drop of blood is all that’s needed:

  • A normal blood sugar level is up to 6 mmol/l (108 mg/dl) fasting, or up to 8.7 (156 mg/dl) after a meal
  • A marginally elevated blood sugar level may indicate prediabetes
  • Above 7.0 mmol/l (126 mg/dl) fasting, or 12.2 (220 mg/dl) after a meal, indicates that you are diabetic

You may also test your urine with urine test strips: Glucose in the urine usually indicates that you are diabetic.

Test, and you will know.

 

Two Types of Diabetes

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What causes diabetes? There are two common forms:

Type 2

Type 2 diabetes is by far the most common form (around 90% of all cases) and the one which is increasing the most. It primarily affects overweight people in middle age or later. It isn’t uncommon that the affected person also has a high blood pressure and bad cholesterol numbers. Gestational diabetes is a temporary special case of type 2 diabetes.

In type 2 diabetes the body has an increasingly harder time to handle all the sugar in the blood. Large amounts of the blood sugar-lowering hormone insulin are produced, but it’s still not enough, as insulin sensitivity decreases. At the time of diagnosis type 2 diabetics usually have ten times more insulin in their bodies than normal. As a side effect, this insulin stores fat and causes weight gain, something that has often been in progress for many years before the disease was diagnosed.

Why do more and more people get type 2 diabetes today? You’ll know why when you are done reading this page. A clue: the disease was once in many languages called sugar disease.

More on type 2 diabetes

Type 1

Type 1 diabetes (juvenile-onset diabetes) primarily affects children and young adults. People who get type 1 diabetes are often of normal weight. In the months prior to being diagnosed they have usually lost weight inexplicably.

Type 1 diabetes is caused by death of most of the body’s insulin-producing cells (from an unknown cause). Severe deficiency in insulin causes high blood sugar and rapid weight loss.

Treatment primarily consists of administering the insulin you lack using a syringe. In addition, a diet that doesn’t raise blood sugar dramatically facilitates getting a stable and normal blood sugar.

More on Type 1 diabetes

Where Sugar in the Blood Comes From

The problem for diabetics is that the body has difficulty keeping blood sugar levels down. The blood turns too sweet. So where does sugar in the blood come from?

Sugar in the blood comes from the food that we eat. The foods that turn into different types of sugar as soon as they reach the stomach are called carbohydrates. This means sugar (as in soda, fruit juice, candy) and starch (as in bread, pasta, rice and potatoes).

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates

The starch, in for example bread, is broken down to glucose in the stomach. When glucose enters the blood stream it’s called blood sugar.

The more carbohydrates we eat in a meal, the more sugar is absorbed into the blood stream. The more sugar that’s absorbed into the blood stream, the higher the blood sugar will be.

Reversed Dietary Guidelines

Dietary advice have in recent decades looked similar in all of the Western world. While more and more people have become diabetic, and while the affected have become sicker and sicker, they’ve been advised to eat the very foods that raise blood sugar.

Here’s a good example, the Swedish Plate Model for diabetics:

Plate-model

Which sections of the plate raise blood sugar? Well, those that contain carbohydrates (sugar and starch).

The bread and the potatoes consist of starch, the milk contains milk sugar and the fruit contains plain sugar:

Plate-model50sugar

Thus the food pictured above dramatically raises blood sugar. People with diabetes, who try to eat this way won’t normally become any healthier or thinner. On the contrary, they will usually need more and more medications and will become more and more obese as the years go by.

The advice above is hence not only illogical, but also works poorly. It completely lacks scientific support according to a Swedish expert investigation. On the contrary, in recent years similar carbohydrate-rich dietary advice has been shown to increase the risk of getting diabetes and worsen blood sugar levels long-term in people who are already diabetic. The advice doesn’t improve diabetics’ health in any other way either.

The only reason to continue to give this bad advice is the lingering fear of natural fat. If you’re going to avoid fat you need to eat more carbohydrates in order to get satiated. But in recent years the old theory about fat being dangerous has been proven incorrect and is today on its way out. Low-fat products are simply unnecessary. So this reason doesn’t hold up either.

Is there an alternative that will produce a better health and weight? Foods that don’t raise blood sugar?

Normalize Your Blood Sugar

What happens if you remove the blood sugar-raising foods? What’s left then?

For example this:

More and more diabetics in Sweden are choosing to eat foods that don’t raise blood sugar. Foods with fewer carbohydrates and a higher proportion of fat, LCHF foods.

They usually notice that starting with the first meal, their blood sugar improves. The need for medications, especially insulin, is dramatically reduced. Substantial weight loss usually follows. Finally, they usually feel a lot better, more alert and improve many health markers.

More and more doctors (I’m far from the only one) advise similarly with great results. More and more people question the old blood sugar-raising carbohydrate-rich advice, even in the media.

Since the Fall of 2011 the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare has recommended a low-carbohydrate diet with diabetes. There’s a big change in the air today and you do not have to wait.

Spectacular stories about new health:

Is it your turn now? By all means try: LCHF for Beginners

Old Wisdom

Do you think that the low-carbohydrate diet for diabetics is a new invention? It’s not. There’s long-time experience of the positive effects.

In the past, before we were afraid of fat and before there were modern drugs to lower blood sugar, the dietary advice was different from today’s. At that time diet was all that was available to help diabetics.

Here are pictures from a cookbook for diabetics from 1917. You can read the entire book for free online. Below is an image of pages 12-13, where there’s a summary on what diabetics should and should not eat.

Let’s start with what diabetics were not to eat a hundred years ago.

Strictly Forbidden Foods

strictly-forbidden

The title of the page is “Foods Strictly Forbidden”. It starts with sugar and “Farinaceous Foods and Starches”, in other words flours and starches.  Examples follow:

  • Bread
  • Cookies
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Sweet drinks
  • etc.

These absolutely forbidden foods are now a part of the recommended diabetes-diet according to the Swedish Plate Model. These foods now take up the largest part of the diabetes-plate. This, while we get more and more diabetics, who need more and more drugs and get sicker and sicker. Hardly a coincidence.

Especially Valuable Foods

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Here’s the list of recommended nutrient-dense diabetes foods: Butter, olive oil, cheese, meat, fish, eggs…

This sounds familiar. If we just add generous amounts of vegetables this will be LCHF-food. This is the advice I give my diabetic patients in my work as a family physician.

This is the advice that diabetics received a hundred years ago. Even in Sweden, with the high fat-Petrén diet that included fatty pork cuts, butter and green cabbage. And when diabetics start eating this way today the same thing happens as it did in the past. Their blood sugar improves dramatically from day one. Logically enough, as they avoid eating what raises blood sugar.

Most overweight people will then gradually lose a substantial amount of weight and will be able to do well with less medication.

So why don’t more people get the chance?

New Science

Today’s carbohydrate-rich dietary advice to diabetics is based on the old fear of naturally fatty foods. There are no quality studies showing that a carbohydrate-rich diet is beneficial.

Hence, when Swedish experts recently examined this they didn’t find any scientific evidence for today’s advice on a low-fat and whole grain-rich diet.

When it comes to stricter low-carbohydrate diets as LCHF there are so far only limited scientific studies. But the studies that have been done show that LCHF-like advice produces a better effect on blood sugar and weight than today’s low-fat advice.

Since then the Swedish Board of Health and Welfare published their guidelines for healthcare workers. They have become receptive to several options regarding diets for diabetics and now warmly recommend a low-carbohydrate diet as a first choice.

In addition, as early as 2008 the Swedish Board of Health and Welfare examined and approved advice on LCHF within the health care system. Advice on LCHF is, according to the Swedish Board of Health and Welfare’s review, in accordance with science and proven knowledge. In other words, certified health care workers, who give such advice (for example myself) can feel completely confident.

Even the American Diabetic Association (ADA) is, since 2008, approving advice on a low-carbohydrate diet for diabetics.

Studies on low-carbohydrate diets and diabetes

  1. Low-carbohydrate diet in type 2 diabetes: stable improvement of bodyweight and glycemic control during 44 months follow-up
  2. Short-term effects of severe dietary carbohydrate-restriction advice in Type 2 diabetes–a randomized controlled trial
  3. Long-term effects of a diet loosely restricting carbohydrates on HbA1c levels, BMI and tapering of sulfonylureas in type 2 diabetes: a 2-year follow-up study 
  4. The effect of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet versus a low-glycemic index diet on glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus
  5. Comparative Study of the Effects of a 1-Year Dietary Intervention of a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Versus a Low-Fat Diet on Weight and Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes
  6. Effects of a Mediterranean-Style Diet on the Need for Antihyperglycemic Drug Therapy in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes

 

A Tale of Two Meals

How much is your blood sugar affected by the food you eat? Very much. Here’s an example of how significant the difference can be:

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In the picture to the left a real LCHF-meal that I had a couple of years ago, when I measured my blood sugar. Beef fried in butter, vegetables fried in butter and a homemade béarnaise sauce (melted butter and egg yolk). Lots of fat, an ample amount of protein, but almost no carbohydrates.

In the picture to the right you can see the lunch that I was unbelievably served at the 11th International Congress on Obesity in Stockholm 2010. This is a major international conference for obesity doctors and scientists. The food contains almost exclusively energy from sugar and starches, things that are broken down to simple sugars in the stomach.

Let’s see what impact the two meals had on my blood sugar:

two-meals

A blood glucose level between 4-6 mmol/l (≈70-100 mg/dl) is typical while fasting. It can then rise after a meal, depending on how much carbohydrate you eat.

As you can see, nothing happened to my blood sugar when I ate the LCHF-meal. Not really surprising. If you don’t eat many carbohydrates not much glucose will reach the blood stream, and consequently the blood glucose level will stay where it was.

As a contrast, the lunch at the obesity conference sent my blood glucose level through the roof, all the way up to 9.9 mmol/l (180 mg/dl), in just an hour. Full report here: Sugar shock! (Google translated from Swedish)

Want to do a similar test yourself? Order a simple blood glucose meter and test strips here.

 

Who Profits From a Dangerously High Blood Sugar?

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Within the health care system diabetics are still often given advice on blood sugar-raising foods. It is not uncommon to receive nice, colored folders, like the Swedish one above. In this folder it’s stated that foods that raise blood sugar slowly are good for you. Examples of such foods are said to be fruit, rice, pasta, potatoes and bread!

Why is it good for diabetics to eat food that raises blood sugar? Who benefits from this? Who’s giving away all these free folders?

Typically, as in this case, it’s a pharmaceutical company that printed the folder. They sell drugs that lower blood glucose levels. And then they give away folders with dietary advice that raises blood sugar and makes diabetics need more drugs.

Pharmaceutical companies are making more money on providing dietary advice that makes diabetics sicker. This is not a conspiracy theory. It’s just simple market economics.

The advice on carbohydrate-rich foods, for example, may make a type 2-diabetic require initiation of treatment with insulin injections. One single year’s insulin-consumption may easily cost $2000 or more. Multiply this number by the 366 million diagnosed diabetics worldwide and you will see the enormous economical interests in this.

 

Become Your Own Evidence

More and more people no longer trust propaganda from the pharmaceutical industry or poorly updated experts. They’re taking command of their own health. There’s a big change underway that can lead to a healthier future for very many people.

Are you confused and don’t know what to think? That’s OK. There’s a simple way to find out what effect a low-carbohydrate diet has on you.

Try it. Try it yourself for a few weeks and monitor the effect. Here are some examples of what you can expect:

Take command of your own health and test for yourself:

LCHF for Beginners

 

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Below, please find a more extensive course.

The Food Revolution Presentation

This is a 45 minute video of my presentation from the AHS conference in Los Angeles, #AHS11. Free!

More on Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Do you want to learn more about good treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, including which medications to use if needed? Please see further reading:

How to Cure Type 2 Diabetes

Is it possible to cure type 2 diabetes? Doctor Jay Wortman, M.D., knows more about this than most people. He developed type 2 diabetes himself ten years ago, but after a simple dietary change he’s still completely symptom free, with no medication.

Jay Wortman also did a spectacular study on native Canadians. When they went back to eating traditional foods their western disease went away.

Above is a 25 minute interview I did with Dr. Wortman.

Links

Dr. Wortman’s website and blog

My Big Fat Dietary Documentary on YouTube

Books:

 

More from the Diet Doctor

Selected blog posts on diabetes from the last few years:

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Suggestions for improving this page are most welcome!

If you want, get involved in your local diabetes association and make a difference.

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153 Comments

  1. kathy martel sileno
    Thank you for all this wonderful information. I suppose I am a pre-diabetic condition with advice from my doctor to lower sugar numbers. I am looking for a list of foods that would do just that. Any suggestions?
  2. Penny
    LCHF works for me. My a1c was 10.2 and did not drop until I gained control of my carbs and portions. I try to stay under 50 carbs and 1500 calories per day. My a1c dropped to 5.4 and has stayed there for over two years. Feeling deprived is just a mindset. Say I can't have it and I want it all the more. Changing my mindset changed my outcome. I'm not perfect, but this way of eating has changed my life.....no more awful pain in my legs and feet, and my eyesight has actually improved! My eye doctor was amazed! I've felt so much better for the past two years......totally worth avoiding grains, potatoes and other carb loaded foods that are like poison in my body. Also, the high fat has not caused any increase in cholesterol or other levels.....all my numbers are well within the normal range.
  3. Arvind
    Hello Dr. Fung, I am suffering from type 2 since 2011. I am currently taking metformin since couple of months. My HbA1C in Jan was around 12.2. I also suffer from CKD. My Serum creatine level is around 1.1. Is there a way I can save my Kidneys? Any input will be helpful. Regards
    Arvind
  4. Bradley
    LCHF is the BEST form of eating for diabetes that I have found. Like most, I have struggled with weight and diabetes for years, for my 50th birthday I went on insulin. This was added to my host of tablets for controlling my diabetes. For my 51st birthday I was diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Getting old really sucks was my thoughts as I drifted down a dark hole of despair. Fast forward just over a year and I have almost reversed my type 2 diabetes. Along the way I have had issues and problems including really bad withdrawal when I stopped drinking pop. 12 to 15 cans of pop I would consume a day onto of eating the standard food pyramid diet.

    For those with a similar addiction to pop, regular of diet makes no difference, I found a SodaStream helped me. Yes, they were designed to make pop at home, but only if you add the syrup to the now carbonated water. Through my journey I found making bubbly water was the secret to getting off of pop. Not only was it the sugar in the drink that I was addicted to, it was the fizz. Major game changer in my life, who would have ever thought the bubbly water could help one stop drinking pop. It work for me as I am 11 months pop free, not a one. Humans one, pop none.

    I continued to struggle with everything but being on LCHF things started to happen. Weight moved down, slowly but moved, muscles started to grow (doing nothing), sleep came back to me. All was very interesting especially the doctors visits... Well even that has changed. I've got from "you are going to blow up your kidneys" to "your kidney function is great".

    To date I have lost the following:
    50 units of insulin
    4 Metformin
    1.5 Glyburide
    21 pounds of weight
    33 pounds of size

    And I have gained:
    Almost reversed my diabetes...0.5 Glyburide yet to loose - this years goal!
    have real muscles
    can shop in a regular mens store...first time in 12 years
    no migraines
    no nightmares
    Energy, lots and lots of energy...just ask my staff, they now dislike me for it 🙂
    and I feel great! At 52 I feel better than I have in my entire life! and I owe it to LCHF and this website!!

    Thanks for giving me my life back.

    Best Regards,

    Brad.

  5. Sofia N
    Hi this is a question about diabetes i have been diabetic for 12 years im 41years old .I wanted to ask what happens when you start eating food with a high intake of carbs ,e.g chips, rice and cheese cake occasionally .Apart from your sugar levels rising is this a set back .I have stopped taking metformin now for 2 weeks but find that i can stick to the lchf diet but i dont want to restrict myself for ever as i miss some food but on the otherhand i want to reverse my diabetes.Also i have a narrow valve and have had valvoplastmy over 14 plus years ago is there any advice you can give me as im finding it hard as my motivation is not as strong as iit should be please help kind regards
  6. Bonnie
    Sofia - I don't know anything about you, so I'm replying with what I've found for myself. Yes - cheating on the lc diet is a big set back. Whenever I do that it takes days to get my blood sugar & cravings down to pre-cheat levels. My absolute favorite foods were popcorn & potato chips. I haven't had either one for over 3 years now, as I'm terrified of a binge. Do I feel deprived? Yes, sometimes. But most the time I know that keeping my feet, eyesight, & kidney function healthy are more important than the taste of "good" foods. When I want a snack I can have walnuts, sometimes a SF candy or small serving of SF dessert (like pudding), or, what I've found I really like, is a small serving of berries with cream. They key for me is small servings and not very often. If I have them too often my portions start getting bigger. Then I'm in trouble.

    Hope that helps!

  7. Heather MD
    If LCHF doesn't sound good to you, or right for you, watch the documentary "Forks Over Knives." It's very inspiring and talks about the benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet for Type II Diabetes.
  8. sammy
    I had type 2 diabetes and been taking medications since 2011, 4 days ago I tried Atkins low carb and high protein diet, I had to lower my medication intake every day from 3 bills of Metformin 500 to 2 to 1 and today I stopped taking any medications and continued to monitor my blood sugar and was like that: 1 hour after meal the reading is 9.4, 2 hours after meal 6.9, before the next meal on empty stomach 5.6
    I never seen these readings in my life and it was always high even with medication. I am very happy to get rid of diabetes, and lose weight, oh by the way, I am loosing 1 lb per day, I am weighting my self every day and went down from 234 lb to 230 in 4 days. I still can't believe it.
  9. GrammaSally
    I started the Keto style diet slowly after having surgery 2 months ago for a total hysterectomy. I went off the depoprovar needle about 10 years ago due to my age. As soon as I stopped the depo needle I noticed I wasn't feeling as good as I had been. I started gaining weight at the rate of about 8-10 pounds a year even though I hadn't changed my eating style. After I gained 80 pounds I was really starting to feel ill. I was diagnosed with metabolic syndrome and put on MetFormin. I was also sent to see a Gyno for a check up. He discovered that my estrogen was almost completely unapposed since my progesteron level was almost zero. The effect of this high estrogen not only made me metabolic but it also caused me to have edometrial thickening, a uterine fibroid and grow a 11cm cyst on one ovary. After I had my hysterectomy I decided I needed to do something to save my life and enjoy what life I have left in at least decent health. I found the keto diet and decided to give it a try since I have tried a high carb diet and a high protein diet but never a high fat diet. I have lost 20 pounds since I started and was actually experiencing fairly low blood sugar to the point that it was getting to low. I lowered my met formine dose down to half in fear that I might get seriously low. Everything was good for about a week and then my sugar started going up. Once I got to a fasting level of about 8 I decided I better go back to my usual dose of met formin and it is slowly coming back down. I was at 7.2 this morning. My question is this......Is there a sugar adjustment period at the beginning of the keto diet that actually has a slight raise in blood sugar? I haven't given up on keto because I think as my body switches from carb burning to fat burning that it might be finding stored energy in my fat cells that could increase my blood sugar. It is especially bad first thing in the morning after fasting since supper the night before.
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  11. Kris
    My husband was diagnosed with T2 earlier this week, his fasting blood glucose was 134. He can't find the labs from last year but it was really close to 100 fasting blood glucose, He weighs over 350lbs and has for a number of years, carries the fat high and in front, is pretty sedentary, & eats a very high carb diet. Last year I tried to get him to cut back but he wouldn't and said if it was a problem the Dr would have said something. I was diagnosed as T2 3 years ago and cut way back on carbs 20-25 net per day but I was ignored. When he told his parents a lawyer and a housewife, they said it had to be a mistake that the glucose readings were wrong and couldn't have gone up that much in 14 months. What are the thoughts of those here? I am really concerned that we will take his parents advice and continue the way he has. I don't want to lose him...
  12. Louise
    Can you provide some information for Non Diabetic Reactive Hypoglycemia please. I`m requesting correct information and dietry guidelines, so I can post valuable answers and support to a couple of members in my LCHF Support group on FB.. Thanks! Lou 😀
  13. Mel
    Hi, my name is Mel, I am not an expert in any of study or research, but long before I did find about low carbon & high fat food recommendations, as a good choice for diabetes, I by myself experimented with my diet & couldn't believe how much improvement in my sugar reading shows.
    So, now I am even more confident, that I am on right track, but if it's not BIG but, would be everything ok. My the only concern is, where will be my cholesterol level? I am already on medication for high cholesterol & high blood pressure too, so I am very scary what will be with it!
    As the overweight is not the problem, I am within perfect limits.
    Please, is anybody competed on this meter to help me with my concern?
    I am thankful in advance & kind regards, from Mel.
    Reply: #164
  14. Hi Mel!

    Values for total- and LDL-cholesterol are difficult to predict it's very individual. Normally HDL goes up, blood pressure down and triglycerides down.

    Hi, my name is Mel, I am not an expert in any of study or research, but long before I did find about low carbon & high fat food recommendations, as a good choice for diabetes, I by myself experimented with my diet & couldn't believe how much improvement in my sugar reading shows. So, now I am even more confident, that I am on right track, but if it's not BIG but, would be everything ok. My the only concern is, where will be my cholesterol level? I am already on medication for high cholesterol & high blood pressure too, so I am very scary what will be with it! As the overweight is not the problem, I am within perfect limits. Please, is anybody competed on this meter to help me with my concern? I am thankful in advance & kind regards, from Mel.

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