“You saved my life”

Before and after

Before and after 

Elizabeth was looking for ways to control blood sugar, primarily for her diabetic mother. For one of them the story ended happily.

Here’s her story:

The Email


I want to share my success story with this wonderful low-carb eating habits.

My mother got gangrene on her second toe on the 12th of Oct 2014, she had type 2 diabetes for 30 years. I was so eager to know how to cure gangrene, how to control blood sugar, and how to reverse type 2 diabetes. Your interview on YouTube came to me, even though my mother does not speak English, but I translated into Mandarine. So I got my mum to eat low carb to control her sugar. I wanted to do it with my mum at the same time, so I want to show her it is possible to be healthy without eating noodles, rice and bread every day. So that is how I started to change eating habits.

Between Nov 2014 to Jan 2015, I have lost roughly 33 lbs (15 kg). I was 176 lbs (80 kg) and now I am 139 lbs (63 kg).

I wish that I had known low carb could reduce blood sugar many years ago, so that I could have let my mum try low carb. She might have controlled her sugar better before she got gangrene.

Mother in hospital with gangrene

Mother in hospital with gangrene

She might not have passed away on the 13th of Feb 2015, due to a heart attack. In these 2 months, my mum’s sugar level was controlled very well without medication, but gangrene spread so fast. 9 days later she passed away after she had a stent done on her leg.

I tell people I meet who got diabetes, to see info on your website, changing to a low-carb diet. Do not wait for any complications to start, that would be so late. Start to eat low carb today, that can save your life, get you a healthier body, mind and energy.

Thank you very much for spreading the word to those diabetes patients.

You saved my life.

Thank you very much for your effort.

Elizabeth SHEN


This is a sad story as it turned out to be too late to save Elizabeth’s mother, even though her blood sugar control was much improved on low carb. She already had gangrene due to severely damaged blood vessels to one of her legs (a common long-term complication in diabetes) and unfortunately it kept spreading and she did not make it.

Had her mother had better assistance from her doctors with a lower-carb diet, many years earlier, things could have turned out very differently. Obviously a daughter should not have to look for that help by herself on the internet, in another language. It’s truly a shame that it was necessary.

The happy part of the story is that Elizabeth will now hopefully never have the same problems, never even get diabetes in the first place. Having quickly lost 33 excess pounds is a great sign. And hopefully her story can inspire many more people.

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