Florence followed the so called diabetic diet but found that her weight just kept climbing and she had to take many medications. She decided to switch to a low-carb diet, and this is what has happened after six months:
Thank you for reminding me! I had started low-carb six months ago. I was very happy with the change, however when I went to see my endocrinology doctor, I learned that my cholesterol was twice as high and that spooked me. I never asked if they were large fluffy cells or small dense cells and this caused me to waver a bit. My HbA1c had come down a little as did my weight.I was advised to eat only healthy fats and to avoid animal fats. I have been a diabetic for 19 years and I used to follow the so called diabetic diet, took many medications including insulin and my weight went up to 88 kg (194 lbs) and I am only 155 cm (5’1″). I now weigh 73 kg (160 lbs) after doing LCHF for a while. I used to listen to Dr. Jason Fung on Youtube and through his site I came across Diet Doctor.
I plan to continue with LCHF as I would like to come down to 63 kg (138 lbs). I feel good and do not look my 70 years, I am told,, and I do enjoy life. Have come off most of my medication except s/c Byetta and Metformin. I want to come off Byetta as it makes me feel nauseous to the point of throwing up. I will not go back to insulin.
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