Type 2 diabetics are supposed to become a little bit sicker every year – that’s considered normal. Recently I saw another example of the opposite.
This spring one of my new diabetic patients had a long term blood sugar (A1c) of 68 mmol/mol, which is worryingly high (normal is between 31 and 46). The other day the same patient returned for a follow-up visit and I got a nice surprise. The new A1c was 32. Not dangerously high anymore. Not only normal, but lower than for most non-diabetics. Impossible, or at least incredible.
The weight had also improved, as had the cholesterol profile and the blood pressure.
The difference? The patient had started a strict LCHF-diet. No sugar, no bread, pasta, rice or potatoes. And no exceptions. That’s how to make the impossible happen. Boom.