“I am amazed at the results”


Having struggled with his type 1 diabetes and slowly gaining weight over the years, David Fleming finally got things under control when he tried low carb:

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I am amazed at the results. As a person with type 1 diabetes, I have been slowly gaining weight for years. I knew the regular insulin injections were a key factor in this – but I was told I needed to keep injecting. On your eating plan I have used only about 15% of the insulin I previously used and have lost over 4 kilograms (9 lbs.). My blood glucose readings have been the best they have in many years in just two weeks. I finally feel I have control again and plan on adopting the LCHF eating as a long term approach. It has been so wonderfully freeing for me. Thanks so, so much.

FYI – I am an Executive Manager who is often provided sandwiches for lunch at work meetings. One simple step I have adopted is I empty the sandwich content onto a plate and throw the bread away. Then I just eat those contents with a fork. No fuss lunch with far fewer carbs!

David Fleming
Sydney, Australia


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  1. Hanna Boëthius
    Amazing job, David! Great that low carb works for you to help treat your Type 1 Diabetes as well. Treating and living with Type 1 diabetes definitely isn't an easy task, which is why it's so great that low carb eating can alleviate some of that hard work and worry. I'm so happy for you!
  2. Layla N
    Inspiration. My young daughter diagnosed two years ago is about to follow my lchf way of eating. Super excited to see the bloods after a week or so.
  3. Dan
    Very nicely done! T1 diabetics really put things into perspective for the rest of us, my pancreas is no doubt only having to produce 15% the insulin it was in my previous lifestyle. Only two weeks in? I would love to hear what your doctor has to say about this when you tell him this month's prescription is going to last the rest of the year! Don't let him dissuade you.
  4. David F
    Thanks for the encouragement!! My real victory with the Dr will come when I do my Hba1c Test at the end of April. It might be in the 'normal' range - which would be the first time in 15 years. ? As an update, I'm now down 8 kgs (18+ lbs) and going strong. ??
  5. Dan
    I'm sure your Hba1c will be the best it's been in years even if it's not yet quite in the normal range or only at the top end of normal. From memory I think Hba1c reflects blood glucose the past 3 months, by the end of April from my calculations you'll only be a couple of months in.

    I hope you have some theatre planned for your doctor, as in not telling him your insulin use has been unimaginably low until after you see his puzzled look when he gets your Hba1c results. On the off chance he's unimpressed or chastises you for your fat intake, make sure you're ready to get a new doctor :)!

    Please keep us posted as your journey progresses.

  6. Dan
    Hey David,

    We'd love to hear how you got on at the doctor. Keep us posted if you get a chance! :)

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