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Ok, I know this will be a controversial subject but I encourage a discussion because I am really passionate about it and this might be long because I want to get all of this out. If you agree, or disagree it would be great to hear from different points of view. I will also state this is my opinion and mine alone and has nothing to do with this forums opinion so if you disagree with this, its only me you disagree with.

Also - for the most part I am talking about type 2 diabetes

Having said that...

There is way to put diabetes in remission. if you have diabetes, you always have it.. thats what they say but if you never have a single symptom and never get one, is that a cure? maybe... but thats not what this is about...

We are in charge of our lives and its imperative to read and watch videos on the subject on all opinions to find out what the truth is and find out what we can do to fix this situation and what caused this situation.

In the 70s doctors found that high cholesterol was found in patients with heart disease. They attributed the high cholesterol to people eating a high fat diet so changed the food pyramid to lower fat. In doing this, they had to fill the gap taken away from the fat. if you lower fat... you have to add something. so the only thing that they could put in its place was carbohydrates. This was done without any studies and without thorough investigation. We were the guinea pigs that the doctors decided to use. They did not realize that the decision they made is one that would put about 50% of the United States in prediabetes or diabetes. This is a HUGE number and needs to be exposed.

The conclusions that was made was wrong. They were wrong. they hurt many people (obviously not intentionally). So you may ask yourself if they now realize their mistake, why not just correct it? Money. Pharmaceutical companies are making billions on this and there is no way to put pandora back in the box. with all the foods that are carbohydrate rich and 'low fat' ... there is no way to just close this down. If you listen to most doctors advice, you will be on medication for most of your life and for most people you will get stronger and stronger dosages and finally put on insulin forever. If you follow most doctors advice, you will be forced to eat the food that actually caused the problem. Carbohydrates. This post will be too long to actually go into why carbs are the cause and the proof thats out there. Maybe I will post another thread if this thread is well received.

We have control and that means finding a doctor that understands LCHF and knows that Fat is not the enemy and that you have the power to control this. At first I read and watched hundreds of videos. I watched over and over on what causes type 2 diabetes and I started getting angry because the doctors recommendation made no sense to me at all. My doctor didnt say much about my LCHF switch and my endo was actually upset at me. But it makes so much sense to me. I did my own research , I read everything I could on the subject and made the decision to take control of my life.

I went from 396BG to 76BG is 6 weeks. I have kept it between 75 and 100 for an entire year. I cured myself. Yes I think I'm cured as much as an alcoholic is cured. they are always an alcoholic but if they never drink alcohol ever again, they will never have a problem with alcoholism. If I stay in ketosis, I will never have diabetes issues ever again. this is what I believe.

I recommend EVERYONE please READ and WATCH VIDEOS and please look at the logic for yourself and make a decision based on what you feel, not what a doctor tells you. If you research and you agree with the doctor, then you should follow them. Dont just follow a doctor because they told you to. This is your life and your health. Fight for it and Love Life. Do it for yourself. Do it for your family.

Take the blue pill or take the red pill but please make the decision on what you decide with knowledge.

There is so much information out there that you can make a decision that is best for you. This site is one place but there are hundreds and thousands of places to go. Look, read, think, CARE FOR YOUR LIFE! Love yourself.

You wont be sorry if YOU make the best decision for you.

I care about everyone here on this site and I hope that if I help even 1 person, then its all worth it. I want to pay it forward. This site helped me open my eyes. I hope I can help others even if they decide that I'm totally wrong. thats perfectly ok if they did research and disagree. Just make sure its YOU VOICE that is controlling your decisions.

Too many people die from this disease that doesn't have to. Almost 50% of America is prediabetic or diabetic. obviously something is wrong and needs to be changed.

I encourage anyone to share their opinion that agrees or disagrees with me. I will not argue with anyone. I will try to share what I have found in reading and in making changes to myself.
 

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I followed LCHF faithfully for years but my diabetes progressed regardless and I am now on insulin.

I do not consider it a failure and am very happy. I have an insulin pump and CGM. I have never felt more normal (like my old self) since being diagnosed.

I don't care how people manage their diabetes as long as they are trying. :vs_love:
 

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There's another big factor in how people approach diabetes management. Personality and reluctance to change play a big role in this. I am a "take charge" kind of person, at least as far as my health goes - not so much in other areas of my life. I will do the research and make informed decisions, irregardless of what a doctor might say (at least as it concerns nutrition for which I probably know far more than the average doc).

But I believe myself, and others like me (such as successful members of this forum) are the exception. Most people I meet don't expend any energy on finding out the why of what they are told to do. And there's the reluctance to make any changes in their lives - even if it is to their benefit in the long run.

I'm glad this forum exists to at least point to a better way. Whether an individual is receptive to this, is another thing.
 

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There's another big factor in how people approach diabetes management. Personality and reluctance to change play a big role in this. I am a "take charge" kind of person, at least as far as my health goes - not so much in other areas of my life. I will do the research and make informed decisions, irregardless of what a doctor might say (at least as it concerns nutrition for which I probably know far more than the average doc).

But I believe myself, and others like me (such as successful members of this forum) are the exception. Most people I meet don't expend any energy on finding out the why of what they are told to do. And there's the reluctance to make any changes in their lives - even if it is to their benefit in the long run.

I'm glad this forum exists to at least point to a better way. Whether an individual is receptive to this, is another thing.

to me... those people take the blue pill
 

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I was just diagnosed in March. I have been doing a lot of research. I too am leaning toward LCHF way of life. I have had numbers anywhere between 178 to 117. Start was 285 A1c 10.5 fasting in March. What are your favorite sites and places to learn? Thank you. And WOW!! down to the 70's in only six weeks is very inspirational!! :vs_cool:
 

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I was just diagnosed in March. I have been doing a lot of research. I too am leaning toward LCHF way of life. I have had numbers anywhere between 178 to 117. Start was 285 A1c 10.5 fasting in March. What are your favorite sites and places to learn? Thank you. And WOW!! down to the 70's in only six weeks is very inspirational!! :vs_cool:
Have you checked the resources in this thread? I highly recommend the video.
http://www.diabetesforum.com/introduce-yourself/89289-diabetes-resources-help-you-get-started.html
 

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Ok so I appreciated your article Thank You for your point of view. I'm interested in knowing what exactly did you do to get the BG's cut down entirely just cut out carbs?
 

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Ok so I appreciated your article Thank You for your point of view. I'm interested in knowing what exactly did you do to get the BG's cut down entirely just cut out carbs?
I am a ketotarian - I live carb free (as much as possible).

I started with ONLY cutting out all carbs (only eating about 20g of carbs). that got my BG down from 396 to 76... after a few months I added exercise and I run a 5K about 4 times a week now after losing 95 pounds.

I will be more than happy to answer any questions that I can
 

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Similarity in recommendations

I'm very new here but have already noticed similarities in recommended food plans: e.g., the 'blood type' plan for me is almost exactly the same as the low carb high fat, and is similar to the inflammation-reducing one recommended for arthritides. I'm so looking forward to 'treating' all of the apparently related issues by adopting the LCHF eating pattern. I've known a lot of this info for some time but have not until now been as determined to DO it. Between celiac disease, many auto-immune issues and at least 3 distinct types of arthritis, I have a lot of motivation to learn and now apply this! This site is exactly what I need all in one place. Thanks!!:vs-kiss:
 
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"I went from 396BG to 76BG is 6 weeks. I have kept it between 75 and 100 for an entire year. I cured myself. Yes I think I'm cured as much as an alcoholic is cured. they are always an alcoholic but if they never drink alcohol ever again, they will never have a problem with alcoholism. If I stay in ketosis, I will never have diabetes issues ever again. this is what I believe."
I have been that alcoholic 2x with my BG, and I don't intend to fall off the wagon again. 2nd time I was good for about 4-5 years, but it will come back, I'm not sure if it's because we are controlling it, if we are not cured, or we slip back into the distructive eating habits. I know my eating habits could not have been worse the last 2 year, and I knew better. So look out LCHF here I am to stay.
 

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It makes sense to me that reverting to the same type of food that allowed/caused the problem would reestablish the same issues eh. As long as the food sources themselves are altered and with the insidious influence of the advertising-media's projection of over-consumption 'serving size,' we will have to eat with a conscious effort to avoid what our bodies can't properly metabolize.
 
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