Dear all, (especially medfree and shooter George), As promised to the group sometime back, I am here reporting back on my experiments with controlling Type II diabetes without drugs following the suggestions received through this forum. For those who are seeing me for the first time I give my background: 65 years; detected diabetes in April 2013 with very high FBS (290), PPBS (390) and HBA1C 13 !!!! Was on medicine for high BP; height 170 weight (after weight loss of 10 kg) 66.5 kg on detection. My Creatinine was 1.1. Disease was not older than 11 months. Doctors prescribed metformin 500 twice daily. I did not take medicine, but switched to a diet-walking- praanayaama and home remedy regime. Intake of carb was drastically reduced. Stopped all sweets and fruits. My home remedy comprises soaked bhindi water (one glass), bitter gourd juice (one glass) and fenugreek powder (one spoon) in the morning. Within 17 days I brought down the numbers to 120 (FBS), 153 PPBS and HBA1C 10. Then I read about the LCHF diet in this column and gave a shot on it. I was scared to drastically increase the fat, but strictly followed the carb part of its. Slightly increased on fats but took nuts, strawberry (5-6 per day) and Kiwi (one per day). I promised to report back. Here I am.
Next three months period, I monitored BS every week at home and generally it remained within the limits. Fasting BS rarely went down up to 95, bur generally in and around 100. PPBS was good around 110-120, sometimes as low as 98 and at par with FBS.
My numbers after three months in lab test were: FBS 115, PPBS 135, HBA1C 5.8. (encouraged by this, I continued)
My numbers after next three (total six months): FBS 102, PPBS 125 and HBA1C 5.3. My creatinine has come down from 1.1 to 0.9. My trygleceride came down from 147 to 54 (now after six months) via 72 (after three months)I have stabilized my weight at 68 kg. I am satisfied with these results. But, total cholesterol which as 208 after three months has increased to 220 now. HDL remains at 44-46 level. LDL worsened from 150 to 170.
I am worried on total cholesterol and LDL fronts and also wish to increase my HDL.
Medfree, what is your take on this? George and Medfree, I want to try LWMDR, will this improve my cholesterol ?