Do you have to settle for being sick and taking more and more medications if you get type 2 diabetes?
Yet another person, who didn’t settle for this is Torbjörn Kadebro. Here’s his story about the dietary change he made on his own – and what happened at his checkup with his diabetes nurse:
I just have to let you know!
On January 20th, 2014 (my 50th birthday), I began an LCHF diet on my own accord after having read on your website what may /will happen to the body. In the first week I went off 4 insulin injections, whereof one was a nighttime insulin. I also went off a cholesterol-lowering pill.
On Feb 21st, I went in for a checkup with my new “diabetes nurse”. I told her the truth, that I had gone off the injections and started to eat LCHF. She said: You’re showing quite fantastic results, but you should know that we don’t recommend this diet. After some small talk I mentioned that my plan was to also go off the Merformin tablets. She said: You can’t. You have diabetes and you are going to have it for the rest of your life.
On April 4th, I went off the Metformin tablets completely. I’m now completely free of symptoms from my diabetes. She was to send me a letter if my lipid panel was not OK, but I have not received any such letter.
// TORBJÖRN KADEBRO
More and more health care professionals are opening their eyes to LCHF. How? Through experience with people like Torbjörn Kadebro, who come in and show them their amazing results. The type of results you’ll never get with a “common” high-carb diet. Not even with ten different medications.
Health Care and Diabetes
When it comes to medications, some type 2 diabetics may manage completely without medication on an LCHF diet. Others – especially those who have had diabetes for a long time – may need to continue at least with Metformin tablets to achieve a normal blood sugar. The only way to know is to monitor blood sugar and see if it’s normal, or not.
When it comes to cholesterol-lowering medication – statins – it may be wise to take an adjusted dose, at least if you have been diagnosed with heart disease (previous myocardial infarction or angina). Especially if you’re not suffering from debilitating side effects. This to clean up dangerous cholesterol particles – small dense LDL – and provide a safety margin.
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