Hello my story is as follows, my maternal great grandfather, and grandmother had type 2 Diabetes, as did my Mom. I was diagnosed in February with an A1C of 12.4 Interestingly all of us were (are in my case) not obese and perhaps underweight, and had thalassemia minor as well. Having watched my Mom suffer with the disease until her death last May I was not too pleased with my diagnosis in February. I went to an endocrinologist and was put on 20 units of slow acting insulin a day and 1000Mg of metformin. In addition I completely changed my eating habits. For work I am a road warrior and ate a ton of fast food. I stopped all of that, I also was a carbohydrate junkie, I immediately cut out pasta, bread, rice, and potatoes. I noticed that my blood sugar had gotten very low at times, so I called the endocrinologist and explained how I had stopped taking half the metformin due to low sugar readings, and explained my change of diet. He said he’s rather I cut back on the insulin and keep taking the metformin, however he said I shouldn’t change my diet as drastically as I had ‘just let the medication take care of it’. So that was the last time I talked to him.
I started doing my research and the real change came in April’18, my wife and I were on vacation and I found a You Tube video called “the two biggest lies of type 2 diabetes” by Dr. Jason Fung. I watched the video and then downloaded the audible version of his book “the diabetes code”. That day I stopped all medications. I since started seeing a naturopath and keep my blood sugar readings around 110. (I would like it to be lower but try to be patient, I spent 50 years breaking my body the dramatic change in months should be good enough but I am a classic overachiever). I also have added intermittent fasting to my routine. My wife and I watched the documentary “the magic pill” and we have both completely changed our eating and have made it a way of life. My last blood tests showed almost perfect insulin numbers (3.1). (I do not know what they were when first diagnosed because the endo didn’t order that test, I mean why would anyone need to know the insulin numbers of a disease of hyperinsulinemia)? (Sarcasm added at no cost). My A1C was down to 5.8 and that is remarkable in that I still wasn’t 90 days from initial diagnosis. I am really looking forward to an A1C test in July, as that will be 90 days after I quit all my medicine. I am determined to beat this disease as a tribute to my Mom and an honor to my wife. My poor Mom did what the doctors told her and it killed her, slowly and painfully. My wife has been such a great support. We built an amazing life together and I want to honor that and help it last as long as possible.
My naturopath said, "Congratulations your no longer diabetic and you are no longer insulin resistant." By July next blood test I will be no longer prediabetic either. Folks I am living testimony type 2 diabetes is not a progressive and chronic condition. You (I) have a choice. I choose life without diabetes and all it's complications. My journey continues but this is my testimony thus far.