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Old 09-11-2011, 02:46   #11
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Originally Posted by canadiandude View Post
I'm in the same boat as you are, Clebo. I use diet and exercise only to control my levels. I do take meds for my heart but not for the big D. If I eventually need to take meds or go on insulin, I'll deal with that when the time comes. I'm simply happy to be alive at this point.
I use diet alone and don't expect to ever need anything else. If I need exercise to bring BG to normal, I know that I have fallen off my personal "wagon". I like exercise for many other benefits, but NOT for blood sugar control. But, that's another discussion. I've gone into it elsewhere.

Personally. I have no doubt that if we could do this scientifically under medical supervision, a large majority of T2s (no, not everyone, but nearly) could completely control it with diet alone without limit and not "progress". That's not to deny that it might not appeal to some and they might prefer meds or even insulin to the way a diabetic needs to eat to do that.

Unfortunately, the medical community has deserted us and will have nothing to do with it, leaving us with our mostly unscientific selves trying things and drawing conclusions without the required scientific rigor required to actually draw those conclusions.

If one has even a small amount of insulin-producing capacity left and barring and extreme hormonal conditions, it is an easy problem with an easy solution - you just have to be willing to do it. I've never felt better and I'm immensely thankful for diabetes which led me to a healthier lifestyle.

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DX: 9/2009 A1C=10.7
A1C 2/2010: 6.7 (DX + 4 months)
A1C 5/2010: 6.0 (DX + 8 months)
A1C 8/2010: 5.7 (DX + 11 months)
A1C 11/2010: 5.1 (DX + 14 months)
A1C 9/2011: 5.6 (DX + 2 years)
A1C 7/2012: 5.5 (DX + 2 years 10 months)
A1C 1/2019: 5.5
Diet: Approximately C:10;P:15;F:75 (as % calories)
Exercise: Not much. Stairs at home & work.
NO MEDS, No Highs, No Lows
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Old 09-11-2011, 14:33   #12
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I'm managing on diet alone for now. I do that because 1) it's cheaper 2) I am tired of taking many medicines and 3) I like to think that there are other health benefits beyond BG in doing LCHF.

That being said I really have no idea how long I'll be able to be medication free. I really want to believe that my pancreas will continue to be able to make the little insulin it does for the next 60 years but I couldn't say for sure. The best I can do is try to improve my health, hope that things don't get worse and be mentally prepared in case they do!

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