I am 60. I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2002, about 11 years back. I was taking Glycomet 500 SR, that is Metformin 500, dosage 1-1-1 for several years. I was suffering from giddiness at about 11 AM frequently, due to my low sugar level. My sugar level was going up,and down, I was also suffering from tiredness. My diet was regular south indian food, avoiding sugar.
I changed to low carb diet. I found my sugar level stabilized at normal level and so I have stopped taking medicines! I am not taking medicines for the past 2 years.
Breakfast: 2 eggs boiled or fried or omlette and vegetable salad( generally cucumber and tomato) and pulses like green gram
Lunch: 5 to 6 pieces of chicken and veg salad
or 2 slices of fish and veg salad,pulses or greens
Dinner:5 to 6 pieces of chicken and veg salad,pulses or greens
I eat fruits like water melon, papaya
No rice/chappathi during lunch or dinner
In order to control cholesterol, I avoid red meat like mutton.
Due to higher protein intake, I have lost the craving to eat carbohydrates like rice, chappathi etc. I do not feel sharp hunger now.
I monitor sugar level and Hb1ac regularly. I also monitor lipid profile regularly every 6 months, I meet the doctor regularly and show the lab reports. These are in control without drugs.My doctor( in a super specialty hospital) has advised me to continue my diet. I am proceeding cautiously with the doctor' s advise, with regular monitoring.
I eat rice only during marriage functions and special occasions. and I take metformin 500 then.Otherwise no drug.
I take about 5 cups of black tea without sugar(instead, I use Sucralose i.e sugar free). I walk for 30 minutes daily.
I am dynamic and more alert now- all due to change to low carb diet..My tiredness has stopped.
I am healthier at 60 than I was in my fifties !!!
Wish the readers all the best in controlling diabetes without the fear of complications.