I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in October 2008. This morning and yesterday morning my fasting blood sugar was 86. That is a non-diabetic fasting blood sugar.
If you have Type 2 Diabetes, the likely answer to curing/controlling it is a high fat, low carb, ketogenic diet and lifestyle.
I consider myself cured, but I know there are people out there who don’t like me saying that. To them I say, “Too bad.” My doctor told me that in my current state there is no way, no how that I would be diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, so therefore I consider that cured.
I began this way of life on March 3, 2014 and by early May 2014 I was off the diabetes medication I was taking, which was 1000 mg of Metformin per day. Initially, upon going off the meds, my blood sugars went up a little for about a week, but then gradually came back down when my body realized it could do the job it needed to do.
I have been off the meds for 13 months.
I do not poison my body or feed that disease with the food I eat.
I eat real food. I eat food that has ingredients I can pronounce.
I don’t eat processed food (the packaged high carb sugar laden “food”).
I don’t eat artificial sweeteners anymore (although there may be an exception from time to time in a low carb baked good).
I don’t eat Atkins bars/Quest bars or shakes anymore.
I stick with eggs, bacon, meat, veggies, cheese (I have cut back on that too), nuts and berries very sparingly.
I put butter and good oils on my food.
I use salt.
Let’s take a look at what the ADA says I should eat:
- Whole grain breads, such as whole wheat or rye whole grain
- Grits, hominy or cream of wheat
- Cooked beans and peas
- Sweet potatoes
- Winter squash
- Low-fat crackers
- Low-fat snack chips
- Low-fat pretzels
- Light popcorn
Holy moly. If I ate those foods, not only would they cause me to crave, I would be fatigued and my blood sugar would go through the roof. They also suggest LOW FAT dairy (another notorious insulin spiker). No thanks! Fat is brain food and not to mention where all the flavor lives.
The ADA also suggests lean cuts of meat without the skin. Boring! I eat chicken skin every week. I eat full fat cheese. I foods deep fried in healthy coconut oil. I eat low carb alternative flours with a low glycemic index.
I do not eat what the ADA tells me to eat and guess what? I am not on meds and I exhibit no signs of even having Type 2 Diabetes. Not all the food suggestions there are bad, I mean squash is okay, but the push for carbs, grains and low fat is no good!
Choosing a ketogenic diet (20 carbs a day or less for me) and getting the weight off will bring down your fasting blood sugar and your A1C. My last A1C was under 5 which is NORMAL and non-diabetic.
It’s your choice, you can continue trying to eat what you want and take meds, or you can change the way you eat and have a healthy, normally functioning body.