How Melissa put her type 2 diabetes in remission

Melissa success story

When Melissa sought medical care after developing a small abscess, she also got the unpleasant surprise that she had type 2 diabetes. She was immediately put on a daily high dose of insulin, but she just couldn’t accept her new condition. She started looking online, looking for answers. She found the Diet Doctor website:

Hello everyone,

I want to take a minute to share my recent experience with type 2 diabetes.

My name is Melissa Hilton and I am a 30-year-old woman. Towards the end of August 2018, I developed a small abscess that became a problem rather quickly. I am not one to go to doctors much and figured it would go away by itself, but my husband did not like how infected it was looking and practically dragged me to the doctor. While there, they found an infection that was made much worse by my incredibly high sugar levels. That day my glucose was 526,1 so I was immediately admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. My HbA1c test result was a 12.3. I was upset, but in all honesty, not surprised, as I didn’t have what one would call healthy habits and I am overweight.

The diabetes specialist basically told me I was done for, that I will always have diabetes and gave me two types of insulin where I had to take five shots a day. This was made worse by the fact that we wanted a baby and she told me not to even dream about it for a long time.

I did not accept that nor did I want to take insulin, so I started researching and found you. I was inspired by so many great stories and figured I could do it too. I purchased The Diabetes Code by Dr. Jason Fung and I am convinced that he was God sent. Dr. Fung, if you ever see this, thank you so much, you saved my life.

Today, Dec 7, 2018, I went to the doctors for another HbA1c and the result was 5.6, officially out of diabetes range and I stopped taking the insulin a week after I left the hospital in August. The doctor was blown away, she told me she had never seen such a big difference in so little time and congratulated me on the work.

I am only sorry that I had to end up in a hospital bed to make the change I needed in my life, but I am so glad that it happened because God showed me before it was too late. I am grateful to all those that inspired me with their stories and again, to Dr. Jason Fung for all his knowledge. I officially have the green light to become pregnant and I am grateful to all of you for that.

I hope this story will inspire someone else to make a change. I promise that if I could do it, everyone else can too.


Melissa, congratulations and thank you for sharing your story!

I’m hoping that one day soon people like yourself who get diagnosed with type 2 diabetes will also be told that it’s a dietary disease, and that it can often be fully reversible with a lifestyle change.

With our free low carb for doctors guide we hope to train more doctors, so that they can safely and effectively treat their patients this way.

In the meantime, I’m sure your story will inspire many.

/ Andreas Eenfeldt, MD

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  1. Shondra
    This was a great story. I have tried many medications and finally realize that the ONLY way I am going to beat diabetes is to go strict keto. Luckily, my endocrinologist is on board which makes it easier to track and manage. I hope to have a similar story to share next year as well.
  2. Joe
    This is a great story melissa. I never tire of reading success stories like yours. I am 2 years keto and diabetes free myself after 10 years a diabetic. I lost 50 lbs to the point now that I want to gain weight because Im looking too thin, I'm 5'7" and only 128 lbs. After 2 years on this WOE its hard to eat when you're not hungry. I also read Dr Fungs book and got a great understanding of this desease and how to overcome it. Keep up the good work and make this a change you will live with forever. You wont regret it.
  3. Jule
    Unbelivable! I just read my own Story. The same thing happend to me only three Month later, with an Hb1Ac of 13,7 at the Age of 53. But I got. pills instead of Insulin and didn’t have to go to Hospital. Then I read Dr. Jason Fung Book and was so happy, that someone explains to me what is going on in my Body. I startet changing my nutrition and - It is the first time in my life I‘m not hungry between the meals! So I lose weight slowly day by day without effort, but the best thing: my eyes. After having new glases every year and still seeing not sharp, I need them now only to read. And this only after 8 Weeks Low Carb. I am so relieved, that I can do something aigainst Diabetes.
  4. TG
    Melissa, I wish you many happy years ahead now that you’ve figured out how to avoid those crazy blood sugar numbers. And I hope you and your husband have that longed for baby soon!
  5. lauramb1994
    Thank you for your inspiring story! I was just diagnosed with T2 about a month ago. Very discouraged and angry and depressed because everything I was seeing called diabetes chronic and progressive and life-debilitating. To read those kinds of articles/websites gave me no hope. But then I found diet doctor and stories like yours and I have hope and I am excited to work to reverse this disease. Thank you! God bless!

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