“The nurse wanted to award me a gold medal”
As a 68-year old man Bibbe carried some excess weight, suffered from high blood pressure, felt fatigued and his vision progressively got worse and finally he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Quite common.
Here’s what happened when he tried low carb.
Here’s my happy success story. I am a 68-year old man, who for the last 20 years has been about 20–35 lbs. (10–15 kg) overweight. I am on medication for high blood pressure and have long had a slightly elevated blood sugar.
In the fall of 2015, I felt tired and experienced foggy vision. In mid December I saw my family doctor, and I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes with a fasting blood sugar of 153 mg/dl (8.5 mmol/l) and a HbA1c of 10.6% (92). I was prescribed Metformin. My blood pressure was 160/180. I weighed 206 lbs. (93 kg) and am 6′ tall (183 cm), and was about 20 lbs. (9 kg) overweight.
I had already previously read up a lot on LCHF, among other places at Diet Doctor, and decided to begin a low-carb diet.
It has worked very well for me and I have eaten a relatively strict low-carb diet. My numbers after six weeks on low carb are as follows:
- Weight: 185 lbs. (84 kg)
- Blood pressure: 138/78
- Fasting blood glucose: 86 mg/dl (4.8 mmol/l)
- HbA1c: 6.0% (42)
The nurse was just as surprised as I was and wanted to award me a big gold medal. I can add that I have exercised very little. The nurse had no objections to my diet, but they need to stick to the official guidelines. One more thing – all this time I have practiced intermittent fasting according to 16:8, which has worked nicely for me.
I also want to take the opportunity to thank you for the health work your doing.
Congratulations on reversing your diabetes! Thank you for sharing your story, hopefully it will inspire others to do what you’ve done.
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